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Achieve Kung Fu Weight Loss & Fitness through the Phoenix Plan. 

The Phoenix Plan has been specially tailored to completely regenerate your mind, body, and soul and give you a new start in life at a fraction of the cost of other weight loss and fitness programs. Our 1-3 month Phoenix Plans are designed to provide you and your body the chance to achieve dramatic and sustainable changes in weight and appearance through the creation of new healthy habits and lifestyle choices that are ingrained in you and allow you to carry them on into the real world.

The Camps Location

The training camp where you will be staying is on the foothills of the Himalayas within a Buddhist Monastery. At 1,800m altitude the environment is not comparable to any other location in the world. This environment will have a huge role in awakening within you the changes you desire. We feel it will have a huge role mentally in helping camp participants lose weight. The camp is located in a peaceful, stress free environment away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here you can totally immerse yourself into a way of life and living dedicated to self improvement and achieving your goals through kung fu training and healthy eating. It is therefore our guarantee that all participants who take up our Phoenix Plan will leave lighter, healthier and more confident. You will have the tools and new good habits to continue your journey back in your daily life.

Course Highlights:

- Restricted to 20 so that participants get full attention from the experienced personal trainers. 

- Specialised Detox and Colon Cleanses. Healthy planned diet from a dietitian. 

- Daily Vitamins and Protein shakes. 

- Learn martial arts and reside in a Buddhist Monastery. 

- If you don't loose weight you will be given a full refund.

- 29 nights accommodation.

Description

The Phoenix Plan

The Phoenix Plan is our newest course aimed at people, who have lost their way, became out of shape and want to do something about it. The reason we have started this program is because over the years just on our normal regime of healthy eating and martial arts training we have helped dozens of men and women of all ages get into shape within just a few short months. For example Jan Backus from Germany, 20 years old arrived at RDS weighing 160KG and lost a total of 35KG, Debbie Waddle from Scotland, 36 years old lost a total of 14KG and was running half marathons with ease at the end of her stay.

Why Phoenix?

The Phoenix is famous for its long life span, which Rises from the ashes after death and regenerates its self so you can look at the Phoenix as a symbol of renewal just like what you will be doing here at Rising Dragon. The Phoenix plan is going to completely regenerate your mind, body, and soul and give you a new start in life. Many weight loss programs around the world are ridiculously expensive and only for a 1-week long course which will not give you dramatic changes in weight or appearance where as here at Rising Dragon you will be living and breathing a healthy lifestyle for 3 months which will be ingrained into you so you can carry the lifestyle on when you return to the real world. If you are serious about getting into shape and leading a healthy lifestyle then simply book The Phoenix Plan. You will not only be doing beneficial exercise but also learning a variety of martial arts and ancient Qigong routines, which will help, relieve stress and calm the mind. Stress is among the top reasons for people gaining unwanted weight and can affect you in several ways including the release of a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol can slow your metabolism causing more weight gain and making dieting more difficult. Our environment, a Buddhist Monastery on the foothills of the Himalayas at 1800m altitude is incomparable by any other location in the world and we feel it will have a huge role mentally in helping people lose weight as it is peaceful, stress free, and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can totally immerse yourself into our way of living in a martial arts Buddhist Monastery and be guaranteed to become a new, better, healthier person by the time you leave. The Phoenix Plan is available May, June, and July only, spaces are limited..

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Who will you be training with and what will you be doing?

The Phoenix Plan is designed to transform you mind, body and spirit. You will learn qigong and meditation techniques as well as what to eat so that you can transform yourself and bring the new skills you've learned home with you.

During the Phoenix plan you will have the opportunity to train with genuine high level kung fu masters and learn from buddhist monks in a stunning high altitude environment designed to enhance lasting change.  

Scott Bird - Chief Fitness Instructor and Camp Manager 

Scott Bird - Founder and Owner: Scott manages the Phoenix Plan. In addition to this he also is capable of teaching and helping students to understand the finer points of Chinese martial arts from a western perspective.

Master Deng Fu Ming - Internal Martial Arts 

Master Deng Fu Ming - Sun Lutang's Bagua, Tai Chi, Xingyi Quan: Master Deng Fu Ming teaches the internal martial arts of Sun Lutang. Training will primarily consist of the various martial arts forms, drills and applications plus various standing and moving qigongs.

Master Su Chen - Xingyi Quan and Taiji

Master Su Chen - Li Style Taiji Quan, Sun Style Boxing, Xingyi Quan : Master Su incorporates a lot of hard qigong and conditioning into his training.

Bai Hao Zhou - Shaolin Warrior Monk

Master Bai Hao Zhou - Shaolin Kung Fu, Qigong, Luohan Quan, Shaolin Guiding Quan, Hard Qigong: Master Bai Hao Zhou will teach Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu Fist and Weapons forms, Sanda stretching, cardio fitness, conditioning and applications.

David Gunnar Widstam - Swedish Medical Massage, Therapist for Sports Injuries

David Gunnar Widstam - Swedish Massage and Sports Injuries: David is tasked to help students better prevent and treat injuries.

Imagine the lasting transformation you will benefit from.....

event profile

  • China, Yunnan
  • Martial Arts
  • Sanda, Shaolin Kung Fu, Qigong, Wushu, Sun Style Taichi, Sun Style Baguazhang, Sun Style Xingyi Quan
  • Qigong, Fitness, Healthy Eating
  • Buddhism
  • Traditional Training
  • Medium to Fast Paced
  • 16+
  • Monday, May 1, 2017
  • May, June, July
  • Can be combined with a longer stay at Rising Dragons or any other SMA School
  • Specialized Detox and Colon Cleanse, Healthy Planned Diet from Dietitian, Daily Vitamin and Protein Shakes, Learn Martial Arts and Reside in a Buddhist Monastery,
  • 20 Max
  • Scott Bird
  • YES
  • Visa fee's, Medical & Travel Insurance, International Travel

Important Reminder

During this weight loss programme you will train roughly 6 hours per day with rest / free time during weekends. The training starts every morning at 05:30, so most students will wake up at 05:00 to prepare for morning exercise. Regardless of which style you are practicing the 05:30 circuit training is compulsory unless you are 40 years or older then it is optional. The circuit training is different every morning but consists of some of the following exercises: jogging, sprinting, bear crawls, push-ups, sit-ups, chin-ups, squats, hand-stands, bur-pees, planks, jumping, gymnastic rings, etc. After circuit training you will go to your chosen style / group and train from 06:00 to 07:20. Breakfast is at 07:30. By 09:00 the second morning session starts, and before this lesson starts all students will go for a run from 1 kilometer up 20 kilometers depending on which group you are in and depending on your teachers plan for the days training. This lesson has a 20-minute break included and finishes at 11:30 Lunch is at 12:00. Afternoon training starts at 02:30 and finishes at 05:00. The afternoon training also requires students to go for a run and also has a 20-minute break inside. The evening meal is served at 06:00. Of an evening at 07:00 offer the following optional classes free of charge: Mandarin, calligraphy, Buddhism class.

Important Note

This programme is suitable for beginners to intermediate. However, it requires participants to fully commit to the programme.

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Dominique from UK
Submitted on 02/13/2017 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
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The most exercise I'd done before taking up this programme was more than a year ago and amounted to a weekly zumba class! But after getting over the sheer pain, horror, and abject dread about everything Shaolin Kung Fu and the 5:30 a.m. morning circuits could offer - I actually really enjoyed it. I was one of those kids at school who was absolutely terrible at aa sports - and always got picked last for every team (no surprise there.) Well I don't think any of my sporting skills improved that much and I'm pretty sure i was still the slowest, weakest and definitely the oldest at the school, but I was never made to feel like that by the other students. And for probably the first time I got to experience what doing sport in a non-judgmental and supportive environment felt like - where doing your own personal best was what was encouraged. I'd never done any running before so even for me just completing 13 kilometers without stopping was an amazing feeling and taught me such a valuable lesson - about what we and aren't capable of achieving if we put our minds to it. I thought the way that all of the students helped and coached each other made for a really great culture and they certainly kept me going for the short time that I was there. So thanks to you and also to them for a fantastic experience and wishing you the best of luck for the future with the school and any other projects you may have on the go.
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Owen from Australia
Submitted on 02/13/2017 by David Kelly | Yes, I would recommend this experience
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Before attending Rising Dragon School I had a few years of Wing Chun training, 6 months of Muay Thai and some Tai Chi and Qigong training. I was lucky enough to learn White Crane Gong Fu for 2 weeks at the Rising Dragon School taught by master Yan Da Shi. Amongst learning this very effective close combat Kung Fu, a specialty of the local area, I achieved fitness goals I never thought I could achieve, including scaling the fantastic local mountain 1700 meters high and preparing my fitness for learning Kung Fu. The school was everything I had imagined it to be and more but I was very lucky to learn White Crane Kung Fu whilst the school was new and remained unpopulated in wintertime. Although a Westerner owns the school it is a very authentic school for martial arts and for experiencing the wonderful Chinese culture. I will be back
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Typical Training Schedule

  • Schedules vary according to the disciplines being taught
  • Breakfast will always be at 07:30
  • All training will be at least 6 hours per day
  • Training will take place Monday to Friday
  • On Saturday you will be expected to observe any additional training set by your Master
  • Sunday will be regarded as a free day

Optional Evening Classes

  • Mandarin Classes
  • Calligraphy Classes
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Classes
  • Buddhist Meditation Classes


 

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Located northwest of the Yunnan Province, 300 kilo-meters (186 miles) northwest of Kunming, Dali City is the economic and cultural center of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture. The area is surrounded by mountains on the east, west, and south, and has the Erhai Lake in its center. Here you will find 25 ethnic minorities, which have created a unique cultural heritage amidst the area's picturesque surroundings.


Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake are praised as the city's leading scenic areas. Most attractions lie between these two landmarks, such as the Butterfly Spring, and the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple. Ethnic minorities have inhabited in this area for generations, with the Bai Minority making up the majority of its population (65%). The customs of the ethnic minorities bring charm to daily life. Each spring, celebrations and festivals bring the city to life. Celebrations such as the March Street Festival and Butterfly Fest provide excellent opportunities to learn about local folk customs.


As early as 4,000 years ago, the ancestors of the Bai people settled in this area. In the Second Century AD, it was brought into the territory of the central government of Han Dynasty (206 BC-220AD). Two ethnic states, the Nanzhao State (738-937) in Tang Dynasty (618-907), and the Dali State (937-1253) in Song Dynasty (960-1279), were once established here as well. Throughout ages, it remained an intermediary area linking economic and cultural communications between ancient China and other countries via India. The remains of the Tai He City and the Dali Ancient City bear witness to thousands of years of historic changes once happened here. Together with the Xizhou Town and the Zhoucheng Village, the ancient towns around show the best of historic customs of daily life within the Bai Minority.

Ancient Town of Dali
Dali Ancient City
The Three Pagodas
The Three Pagodas, Chongsheng Temple


Present Dali is a city that combines history with modern convenience. It is divided into two areas- the Ancient City and the New District (widely known as Xiaguan). The Ancient City is centered around the ancient city of Dali, first built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Ancient buildings, city walls and the old city moat are the sites most frequented by visitors. The famous Foreigner Street in the Ancient City attracts visitors with its handicrafts, and local culinary delicacies. Xiaguan, located to the south of the Ancient City, home to the government of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture. Here hotels, public squares, and shopping centers add modernity to the otherwise historical city.

Throughout its years of development, local endeavors for advancement have been rewarded with a great rise in area living standards. Nowadays, this is a tourist destination replete with every convenience in transportation and public facilities, making it accessible for visitors from home and abroad.

 Recommended Dali Tours:


Yunnan Highlights: 9 days to Kunming,Dali, Lijiang & Shangri-la
Hiking Itineraries: Information about hiking in the city for your reference
Bicycle Itineraries: Offer information about cycling around the city




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