April 13th-20th 2024 (7 places left)
Autumn dates TBA.
These are special training camps for WTBA Instructors, limited to 13 people per event for more hands on time with Eli.
Places books out fast, make sure you book in no to save your place. 

Who is it for:

These camps are for WTBA instructors only. 
An assistant instructor will be considered if they can't make the dates for one of the foundation camps. 
Usually we get people of grades 1 to 3 attending these, so you should be able to find someone to practice with who is working on the same grade as you. 
And of course everyone will mix up as well. 

What will it be like:

There will be 6 hours of training each day, split into three sessions. 
If for example you are not interested in the combat/self-defence area of training, you are more than welcome to do some more practice on form or push hands etc during that session. Obviously for any partner drills you'd need someone else who also doesn't want to do combat. 
Session one will be slow forms and Qigong, session two is partner drills, session three is combat/self-defence.

You will learn according to your grade. 
The camp will be limited to 13 people, the purpose of this is that you get far more hands on training with Eli. 
Eli will teach and explain the general principles to the whole group,  or sub groups, he will then go around and give individual advice to every student throughout each session. 
Gradings will be possible during camp. 

Aside from the training, we'll be staying right on the sea.
It is a great escape from the cold, warm sunny training and swimming in the sea during the break time. 
Check out the videos and pictures below. 

What will be taught:
We will work through the WTBA syllabus of the Instructor grades. 
All areas will be covered, From, Drills, Combat. 
If you are only graded in forms for example, then you can choose to practice for for the full camp. 
If you are only graded in forms and want to start your partner drills and or combat, then it would be better for you to join one of the foundation camps, since you can't start push hands for example at an instructor level if you have only done form. 

Session 1. 
Qigong and Slow Form.
The main focus here will be YLC Taiji form, or the Bagua Circular form, you choose one. 
Since it's a small group, Eli can teach both forms at once. For more information on choosing Bagua or Taiji as your main solo form, click here.
Session 2. 
Partner Training Drills. 
This area is where we pair up and practice things like Push Hands, Small San Sau, Large San Sau, Bagua Circle Walking, as well as other similar drills within the instructor grades.
Session 3. 
This area is where we practice fighting and pressure test your skills.  
We will practice pad work to learn how to strike, attack/defence methods, and anything else you should be learning for your next grading. 
Our focus in the WTBA is for use in self defence, not competition.
We learn to deal with the most dangerous of situations, life or death, as well as a drunk kid swinging a punch at you at the pub, where a more gentle method is used.
This is a mixture of Bagua and Taiji. 

Camp Schedule:

Day 1
Arrival day, get to the venue after 4pm, chill out or do some training, but no official classes.

Days 2 till 7
Training each day as follows.
6:30am Warm Up. 
7am Qigong and Form.
9am Breakfast Break.
10am Partner Drills. 
12pm Lunch Break.
3pm Combat/Self-Defence.
5pm Finish.
6pm Dinner.

Day 8
Leaving day, pack up and head home in the morning, we need to be out by 9:30am.


April 13th-20th 2024.
Early bookings by end of January 2024.
€650 Total for training and 7 nights accommodation. (€10 discount for WTBA Active Members)
€150 Deposit paid to hold your place.
With the balance due by March 1st 2024.

Late bookings will be €100 extra. 

Please note these fees are only refundable if we are able to find someone else to fill your place. 

Bottled drinking water.
Tea & Coffee, Sugar & Soya Milk.
Breakfast Porridge. 
Bedding, Towels, (not beach towels)
Street Parking if you hire a car.

Travel to get there.
Lunch and Dinner.

Food Situation:
For only €140 you can join the lunch & dinner meals, this saves you having to go out and find food.
A simple breakfast porridge is included in your training fee, with honey, soya milk, almond butter and hemp seeds to top.
You can bring your own food, but please note there will be 14 people and only one kitchen.
So that's one Stove/Oven, two Fridge/Freezers. 
You will only have a small space in the fridge, you can use the stove/oven, but there might be a line up. 
Please note, you cannot prepare food in the kitchen when the group meals are being prepared. 

Your Accommodation:
You'll have one of the follow.
Queen Bed in private room. x1
Queen Bed in private room with private bathroom. x1
Single Bed in triple room. x6
Bunk Bed. x2
Fold out bed x3. (If we have people sharing the double beds we won't need to use these)

Who gets what:
Private Rooms with Queen Beds will be reserved for couples, or two good friends who want to share a bed.
If no couples are joining us, in this case there will be a €100 surcharge for who ever wants the private room, and €180 surcharge for the private room with private bathroom. 
Ladies and Seniors will get first choice, because I'm old fashioned like that. 
Most people will stay in the triple rooms, the sooner you book the better bed option you'll get. 

Thomas Ashby,
Marsaskala MSK 1373ST.
When you turn onto Thomas Ashby, we are the first villa on the left. 
20 minutes from the airport by taxi. 
3 minute walk to the sea.

Google Maps link 

Check out the place we'll be staying below!

Private Pool and Training Area with Sea Views

Indoor Training Area (plus kitchen, living, dinning)

Private Queen Rooms

Triple Rooms

Bunk Beds (last to book gets one of these)

Four Bathrooms

St Thomas Bay 3 minutes walk from venue.

The Near By St Peter's Pool