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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arrival day, get to the venue after 4pm, chill out or do some training, but no official classes.
Training each day as follows.
6:30am Warm Up.
7am Qigong and Form.
9am Breakfast Break.
10am Partner Drills.
12pm Lunch Break.
Leaving day, pack up and head home in the morning, we need to be out by 9:30am.
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.
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
Bunk Beds (last to book gets one of these)
St Thomas Bay 3 minutes walk from venue.
The Near By St Peter's Pool