Martial Arts Adventure Tour

Martial Arts Adventure Tour in USA

All Inclusive Tour Ranging from 2 – 4 Weeks

Martial Arts Adventure Tour

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    August 2018 (1 - 4 Weeks)

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    Rick Tew Is Your Tour Guide

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    Rock Climbing & Rappel

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    Martial Arts Training

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    California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah

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    Martial Arts & Adventure Gear

Rick Tew’s Travel & Training Tour is your ultimate martial arts vacation. We call this the CAN-U tour as you will travel through various parts of California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Experience the Martial Science while traveling through the best of the Southwest United States. Visit such locations as Yosemite National Park, The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, San Francisco, California Coast, Death Valley and more.
What is better than a camp? Better than a seminar? And cheaper than a brand new car?

The answer, Tew’s Travel and Training Tour or TTT, Adventure America.

4 important factors make TTT the choice for martial artists:

outdoors-cNot just kicks in front of the mirror, but actual real training in the outdoors. Many dojo’s brag about the size of their schools and training facilities. I have seen places that advertise their expensive air conditioners. I hear talk about mats and equipment. Still, I am not impressed. I am not convinced that any dojo could ever compare to the training opportunities available in the great outdoors.

For starters:

* The outdoors is free to anyone who wishes to use it.
* There is no rent, utilities or expensive wallpaper.
* The natural environment is not limited to a number of square feet or particular
shape.
* It offers the best in natural air conditioning.
* With the world as your dojo, you can decide what terrain to train on; grass,
dirt or even snow.

outdoors-2-cI could go on and on about the advantages of outdoor training, but I want to bring attention to what I feel is the most important aspect of outdoor training. This is the spirit of the warrior. If a student is ever to reach what I call, “points of enlightenment,” he/she will have a much better chance of arriving at these points in the natural environment. Too often we close ourselves off from nature and its benefits. You will find that outdoor classes will be much more enjoyable and memorable. As far as spirit and enlightenment… well that’s for you to discover.

It is your chance to give up the mat, put away the mirrors, take down the bags and trade them in for 14-28 days of mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, animals, waves, snow, sand, wind, sun, rain and an occasional indoor adventure.

martial-arts-cIn addition to the great outdoors, you have the training itself. The tour is like a seminar and camp rolled into one.You will get training in almost every area of the martial science. Many students use the tour to increase their rank, some get tested and others just enjoy the training. With the variety in terrain it makes for the perfect location to test out your skills. From sparring in the ocean to rolling through the snow, you will have the opportunity to truly advance your skills. But we don’t just offer training in the martial arts, you also have all adventure activities too:  River rafting, snowboarding, swimming, rock climbing, cliff jumping, hiking, and more.
travel-cThe motive for joining the tour is just that, because it is a tour. What better way to see the western United States than with a group of people just like you? The tour follows CAN-U (can you) route. California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. You’ll see theGrand Canyon, Lake Powell, Rocky Mountains, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite and a number of other sights.

One of the great things about traveling in a group is you always have fun, even at the gas station. Almost anywhere we go, (when there is a group), there is fun and adventure. Whether it is chasing each other around with paint guns or dressing up for an on the spot demonstration – fun is the key word.

joshjump-cSo you have a vacation and great training, what more could you want? Well I bet I can answer that one too. You want it all for a fair price. And we manage to handle that department as well. Where else can you get a 2-3 week martial arts training tour for under a $1,000.??? You would be hard pressed to find just the tour for that price. You could always jump on a bus with 50 people and forget about the individuality, but hey, you want that great photo over the Grand Canyon doing the splits, or that shot climbing El Capitan in Yosemite, or how about the pic combating at the beach…

All in all, there really isn’t enough to say about the tours and training. They are something to be experienced.

Two Week Travel & Training Itinerary

day-1-cTravel: We jump right into the program with a full day of introduction training in Malibu Creek, State Park.

Training: Martial Science basics, stances, rolls and falls, rock hike with optional rappel.

Day one will start off with a morning class on hand to hand, then move on to a rock scrambling hike through the creek with a final rappel on the “Planet of the Apes” wall.

 

day-2-cTravel: We make waves in Los Angeles, down at the world famous “Baywatch” beach.

Training: Introduction to climbing, gymnastics and relaxing in the sun.

“Surfs up, dude!”. This day will be spent learing about gear, knots and climbing the face of a rock at Point Dume. Sswimming in the ocean, sand flipping, boogie boarding and maybe even some surfing will also be in order.

Travel: After a short drive down the California coast, we’ll introduce you to California’s second largest city – San Diego

Training: This day will be devoted to site seeing and recovery from the first two days.

Sites include downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, and Balboa Park. There will be an option to head south of the border into Tijuana, Mexico. You decide how to spend your days. Perhaps visit Sea World or the San Diego Zoo.

day-5-cTravel: It’s out of the warm desert and into the mountains to discover the view of an amazing, 1 mile deep Grand Canyon.

Training: Hiking, exploring.

At over 1.6km (1 mile) deep and averaging 16km (10 miles) wide, the Grand Canyon is considered one the world’s seven natural wonders.

Travel: On to beautiful, crystal clear waters of – Lake Powell.

Training: Swimming, Exploration and More Relaxation.

More time to rest and recover with perhaps a review of previous training and combining what you’ve learned into a freestyle form.

Travel: Back to the city for bright lights and a chance to win the jackpot in – Las Vegas, Sierra Nevada.

Training: How to keep money in your pocket.  Sneaky games in the Casino’s and some secret training missions.

A chance to take a break and hang out by the pool.  We will be staying in a hotel where the food is outrageously cheap, the amenities are vast and the gambling is not free.  We also climb the tallest indoor climbing wall in America.

day-9-cTravel: Onwards through Death Valley and into the most famous of wilderness havens – Yosemite.

Training:  Magnificent 7, escrima stick, knife, sword, hiking, wilderness survival and multi-pitch climbing.

We camp out above the Yosemite Valley at Tuolumne Meadows. After another day in the Meadows we take a long hike into the back country and down to the Valley floor.  Expect rough camping and lots of awesome views.  This will be an adventure you will never forget. Anyone up for bear slapping?

Travel: After some fun in the mountains, we take a scenic drive to San Franciscofor piers, big bridges and a night on the town.

Training: Another break into the night life.

After the adventures in Yosemite, the group will be beat and looking forward to a temporary break in the city.  

day-13-cTravel: It’s now down the gorgeous coast of California, for a view of crashing surf, beaches, and cliffs to Big Sur.

Training: Open training, exploring, swimming.

Here training will fluctuate between rock jumping sessions and water sports.  Camping will be along a river and close to the ocean.  Another chance to extend your stay will be offered in the Big Sur area.

Travel: Onto the Ventura Freeway 101, south through Santa Barbara for a break on the beach. We then make our way back to Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Mountains.

Training: Private lesson and group review.

This is your last day of training and your opportunity to make up for anything you may have forgotten.  Each student will receive a private lesson while the rest of the group actively reviews the previous lessons.

day-15-cTravel: As a great end to the tour,  it’s your option to visit Universal Studios and City Walk, or to shake out your legs at the world famous – Disneyland.

Training: Running around a theme park, getting a hands on look at how movies are made, or chasing Mickey and acting Goofy.

A relaxing day at the theme park and a great time to ask questions and talk.  Waiting in lines may be great way to test your patience too.  This is the way we say, life is and should be fun.  After some great adventures, some tough challenges and group activities it is time to focus on what is important in life: Being Happy!

*Please note, this is a basic 2 week itinerary for our tour. Changes may occur.

Our Pricing Plans

1 Week Tour

$497

  • 1 Week Travel Tour
  • Includes Adventure
  • Martial Arts & Fitness
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4 Week Tour

$1,997

  • 4 Weeks Travel Tour
  • Includes Adventure
  • Martial Arts & Fitness
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Frequently Asked Questions

arrival-cParticipants should arrive in Los Angeles 1-2 days before tour departure.  We suggest that departure plans be set a few days after the end of the Tour – for flexibility.  We will either pick participants up from the airport or their Hotel or Hostel in Los Angeles. If possible, travel with at least one other participant.
tour-van-cIn no other portion of North America is there the stupendous variety in culture, geological history, natural environment and adventure. From the high mountains – to the low desert, this Tour provides vacation opportunities which are unmatched.

travel-2-cWe have developed a chance for you to get the ultimate training adventure vacation with people just like you. The outdoor route offers much more than bouncing from hotel to hotel, saves you a lot of money too. Camping gives you the sense of nature and in the Southwestern climate, you will see a lot more in the process.

travel-3-cWe take travelers on a route through California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah, to see all the Southwest has to offer. You’ll explore everything from the unparalleled depths of the Grand Canyon – to the serenity of a sunset on the California Coast.

Adventure with Tew’s Tours, having the time of your life, in some of the worlds most unique places.

The route is well planned, however, in order for you to get the most out of our Tour, it is essential to adapt and be flexible. Participants have a say in what we do, which makes your Tour more exciting. Be prepared to spend some time driving as we travel from place to place with the four States.

weather-cWeather will be warm in the day and cool at night. Some places get really warm, so be prepared for a lot of sun. The more comfortable you are the more fun you will have. And this requires preparation. A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, are just a few of the essentials. Most of your time will be spent in California where the weather is almost always great. If you are not used to summer months in the Southwestern United States you may be surprised.
extra-costs-cYour additional costs will be Hotel (2-3 nights), meals (see “Food”), personal expenses and entrance fees into Universal Studios or Disneyland. It is wise to bring some extra money for yourself and emergencies. You are responsible for insurance matters against accidents, sickness and emergencies.

Budget Boy…….$200 (gets you into the theme parks and hotels)
Average Abe…..$300 (above + some money to eat out)
Action Man…….$400 (above + extra entertainment, like this guy)
Big Spender……$500 (above + some travel purchases)

what-to-bring-cBring some training gear, a mummy sleeping bag, some personal belongings and only what you need, in a small tough bag. Bring a set of summer and winter clothes, a jacket, hiking shoes and swimming gear. If possible, bring a small backpack. If you are bringing your own tent or other gear, please note this on your booking form.
sleeping-1-cWe spend nights camping at selected grounds across the country. Most campgrounds are well equipped with toilets, showers, stores, and phones. Participants are expected to be flexible when considering accommodations. Some places will require back country hiking to set up camp.

In each major city (San Francisco & Las Vegas), you will stay at a hotel . Hotel costs are not covered in the Tour expense.sleeping-2-c

food-cMeals are cooked over a camping stove or fire.  You pay for your own food*. Participants share in the cooking and clean up chores. Food can cost as little as $35.00 per week for two meals a day that you prepare.  If you plan to eat out, then you can expect to pay from $10.00-$30.00 per day.

Most participants pitch in together to buy food and cook meals. This is the best way to go and saves you money too. We provide basic snacks and drinks during the drive from location to location.

Tour Dates:
August 2nd – August 23rd (tour)
August 23rd – August 30th (VIP upgraded week)

*Those that only want to attend for 1 week of VIP Travel and Training with Master Instructor Rick Tew can sign up for the period of the 23rd to the 30th.

Tour Prices
2 Week Tour $997
3 Week Tour $1,497
1 Week VIP $497
4 Week Tour $1,997

*Tours are limited to only 10 participants. Sign up quickly before everything is full!

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