Destination: Chiang Mai
Tour Dates: April 7 – April 16, 2023
The Thailand Eskrima Tour is unique training and travel experience for the avid learner, adventurer, and martial artist. The tour offers a 10 day journey in to the heart of mountainous Northern Thailand for Eskrima training and travel.
- Daily Eskrima Training (All Levels – Up to 4 Hours a Day)
- Private Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at the Village Green Café & Retreat
- Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
- Fully guided trips on amazing adventure activities
- Partake in Thai Cooking Classes
- Be a spectator in Muay Thai Fights at Tha Phae Stadium
- Experience Doi Suthep Temple
- Hike up Doi Inthanon National Park
- Walk on Water at the Bua Tong (Sticky Waterfalls)
- Play Alongside Elephants at the Elephant Sanctuary
- Visit the Araksa Tea Plantation
- Go Shopping at the Chiang Mai night Markets
- And much, much more!
- Songkran Festival Holiday Festivities
- Certificate of Completion
What's a typical day on the retreat like?
A typical day on the retreat begins with intensive training session in DUMAA Eskrima (available to all levels), conducted by our certified masters, which is followed by hearty breakfast washed down with delicious tea or coffee which is locally sourced.
For more information on DUMAA Eskrima – click here.
During the day the group will explore the breathtaking beauty and pure nature that can be experienced in the mountains of North Thailand – pristine waterfalls with turquoise water, wild forests, mountain villages, jungly mountains tops, golden temples, and spectacular wildlife. As many of these hidden gems are spread out and difficult to access, transportation and guides are provided and are inclusive.
Upon return to the Village Green, you’ll be able to rest and recover before taking on the second training session of the day, where you’ll be clashing sticks well into the early evening. Follow that up with a home-cooked meal, or outdoor BBQ before you finally retire to the comfort of your private cabin and prepare to do it all over again the next day!
Terms/Conditions: Accommodation is subject to availability, spaces are limited.
Deposit: 20% payment is required to reserve your special stay and the final payment is due upon arrival.
Cancellation Policy: Deposit is non-refundable.
For personal or group inquiries, contact:
WhatsApp : +49 163 1541639
Meet Your Instructors
Guro Sakan Lam
Sakan Lam is a certified instructor in Filipino Martial Arts and Jeet Kune Do, with over 15 years of martial arts experience. Beginning his martial arts journey in the United States, he began studying Shaolin Kung Fu since 2001, eventually attaining the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt.
After a major career change in 2007, he moved to Thailand where he would meet his teachers – Sifu Tylus Quan Do, Guro Mark Stewart, Guro Gianfranco Lanucara, Sifu John Koeshall, Professor Dominique Fontanarosa, Sifu Nicholas ‘JJ’ Lee, Tuhon Ray Dionaldo, and Mr. Lee Morrison.
Under their tutelage, he began to extensively train in the arts of Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, Muay Thai, Kali, Silat, Savate, MMA, & Urban Combatives. This would lead him to become a representative of Core Combat Unlimited, MANONUDA, FCS Kali Thailand and most recently, Thru The Fire.
Sakan has taught self-defense and combatives in seminars worldwide. Through teaching online tutorials via social media and YouTube, he has reached a worldwide audience with thousands of subscribers. His main motivation is to provide others with self-esteem, health, and confidence through the discipline found in martial arts training.
Guro Kasim Riaz
In pursuit of something worthwhile, Kasim began his martial arts journey just after university learning a style of kung fu called Wing Chun in Guangzhou, China. After years of full-time training his perspective of martial arts, health and the world had expanded so much that he found himself drowning in ideas and questions. He soon discovered that he was merely confronting the beginning steps of a lifetime of study. The next few years he spent time in Spain and back in his home country of Australia continuing to expand and develop this perspective. He began training in a multitude of different disciplines in martial arts such as Boxing, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and Eskrima as well as expanding into other physical practices such as yoga, hand balancing, locomotion, parkour and calisthenics. After some time purely dedicated to training day-in-day-out, he set up an organization called Exorcise in Melbourne, Australia which aimed at teaching the basics of holistic human movement practices.
Some years later he was once again enticed back to Asia. He ventured to the Philippines to continue training and continue his journey with the beautiful art of Eskrima. Through rigorous training in the Philippines Kasim earned his 1st degree Black Belt from Master of DUMAA Eskrima – Sir Ike Xavier Villaflores.
His journey through life and development in Eskrima and other Martial Arts led him to Germany. On the advice of his teachers in the Philippines to ‘keep the flame burning’, he began teaching Eskrima at a gym called Thrax in Velbert, Germany, and now continues to do it in Freiburg after moving there last year. In addition to teaching Eskrima, Kasim is a martial artist who has fought competitively in MMA and Boxing in Germany, Thailand, China and the Philippines.