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Magic Tattoos.

Magic Tattoos.

Magic tattoos are the subject of great interest from foreigners discovering Thailand and South East Asia.  They form a strong tradition in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and, I believe, Laos.  They are the work of monks, shamans, masters or other spiritual...

Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai and Pambok Bamboo Bridge.

Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai and Pambok Bamboo Bridge.

Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai and Pambok Bamboo Bridge. This arose as an ‘improvised’ excursion - avoiding the pandemic travel restrictions.  Day 1. Leave the Retreat at 6.00am. Chi Kung on the bamboo bridge at Pam Bok village, Pai district. The bridge crosses the rice...

Mae Hong Son and Pa Daeng Cave.

Mae Hong Son and Pa Daeng Cave.

This is a great little road trip and works well in June, July, September, October or November.  In June - July the local people will be planting rice.  In September - November there are great views of the rice fields.  Towards the end of this period, the farmers can...

Fitness is for Life

Fitness is for Life

If your exercise program is designed to burn you out and consign you to the scrap heap of humanity, best you take a long, hard look at it! One of the things that really sold me on Chinese Kung Fu was the discovery that a bunch of middle aged, very ‘normal’ looking...

Nam Yang Volunteers with Local Village

Nam Yang Volunteers with Local Village

Our qigong instructor trainees share their kung fu spirit and strength with a local village in need. There was a big storm that flooded nearby Pambok village and took out their water supply.  The team at Nam Yang immediately sprang to action to help. Nam Yang students...

200 Hour Teacher Training Students

200 Hour Teacher Training Students

We would like to introduce you to our incredible 200 hour teacher training trainees. At home, Luke's current job entails teaching in corporate education. He came to Nam Yang, keen to jump into an opportunity to immerse himself into the Kung Fu Spirit as well to deepen...

The Origin of Shaolin Tiger-Crane Kung Fu

The Origin of Shaolin Tiger-Crane Kung Fu

A story by Jenifer Joy based on the lesson by Master Iain Armstrong Once upon a time.....there was a prince in southern India named. He was kept inside the royal kingdom through the beginning years of his life until one day he wandered outside of the protective walls...

Kung Fu, the Tao and Embodied Philosophy

Kung Fu, the Tao and Embodied Philosophy

  Full moon rising over the bamboos at the Kung Fu Retreat.   The three principal philosophies that have shaped Chinese Kung Fu are Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Taoism is the accumulated wisdom of 4,000 years of Chinese civilisation.  Unlike many...