Foundation & Grappling: 14 days all-inclusive luxury retreat in Koh Phangan, Thailand

  • Momentum Mixed Movement Arts Momentum Mixed Movement Arts
  • Hin Kong Road, Ko Pha-ngan Sub-district, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani, Thailand
  • Dec 5 - 19, 2020 (15 days)


What a typical day at the retreat looks like: after our morning warm-up we enjoy a nutrient dense breakfast. We then move on to the worlds of foundation and/or grappling combining theory and practice. After lunch we’ll connect the dots and put our new knowledge into context to explore communication through play and improvisation and dive deeper into our practice. After dinner there’s plenty of time to practice and exchange during open mat what you’ve learned during the day.

07:00 Warm up: movement mechanics & physical preparation
08.30 Breakfast
10:00 Movement Mechanics & Axis Syllabus / Grappling fundamentals: theory & practice
12:30 Lunch
16:00 Communication, Improvisation & Play
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Open mat: self practice, repetition, exchange

About This Event

Uncover your Physical Potential: From Foundation to Grappling

Momentum presents Foundation & Grappling retreat. 2 WEEKS, DIFFERENT FOCUS, SAME FORMULA, SAME GOAL: Uncovering our physical potential in a beautiful way and in an even more beautiful setting in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Join the tribe!

The process to physical freedom begins with the fundamental understanding of what your body, your vehicle, really is. This process will be supported by the incredible teachings of Axis Syllabus. A well understood body can receive the treatment it deserves and will therefore be of much greater use for correct navigation and free self expression which unlocks your physical potential and allows efficient movement so you can be free of pain, eliminate mobility restrictions, handle your body easily and safely in any situation, join any game or discipline. After this foundation practice we’ll move on and introduce you safely into the world of grappling. Drawing from contemporary grappling arts such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and Sumo we will create a strong comprehension of grappling as a fundamental language and how we participate, survive and thrive in it. This interactive practice will also allow us to learn about ourselves and others.

Move the Momentum Way

Momentum’s approach to movement education is multi-layered. Our practice focuses on 3 pillars: body, movement skills and communication. We move from individual bodies to a moving community.

1. BODY: First you get to know your vehicle.

2. MOVEMENT SKILLS: Next your learn how to drive it.

3. COMMUNICATION: Then you interact with others.


We sincerely believe movement is for everyone! That’s why the retreat is catered to all levels. From beginners to advanced, everyone will benefit from our movement education. Moving step by step and covering the whole range our practice is made accessible for beginners while challenging warriors to dive deeper into their practice.

“I’m left with something I can take anywhere, a practise that leaves me wanting more and one that whilst building muscle, increasing flexibility and in my opinion more importantly, rebuilds the network of trust between the mind and body." - Joe

What's Included

  • 5 hours of training per day
  • Accomodation in villa Baan Thamarchat + extra day at the retreat between the two weeks
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by private chef
  • Unlimited Thai massage sessions
  • Free use of scooter
  • Thongsala / Koh Phangan pier transfer
  • Momentum team on hand taking care of your needs

What's Not Included

Plane and ferry tickets to Koh Phangan, Thailand
Travel and health insurance
Alcohol beverages
Additional activities and Spa services

Venue Highlights

Set in a lush tropical coconut grove, just 5 minutes’ walk from sunset lagoon Hin-Kong, Villa Baan Thamarchat is the perfect setting for our retreats. According to your needs and budget you can choose between master, private or shared bedroom. Equipped with a private ‘Sala’ and adjoining pool it really ticks all the boxes. The luxurious living areas are all open, equipped with huge sofas, perfect to enjoy the surrounding nature, sunset, the beautiful company and the meals.


Master bedroom has a King size bed, a private bathroom and separate toilet, air-conditioning, fan, mosquito net and a safe box.

Private room with shared bathroom has King size bed, bathroom and separate toilet, both shared with other room, air-conditioning, fans, mosquito net and a safe box.

Shared room has 2 single beds. It has shared bathroom, separate toilet, air-conditioning, fans, mosquito net and a safe box


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Start the day in style with morning coffee and a beautiful view will be awaiting you. What else is on the menu? All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are designed to support the demands of a strong physical practice. Everything is prepared by our private chef and we only use the best quality ingredients. All meals have vegan and vegetarian options as well.


Traveling by Plane
There is no direct plane landing on Koh Phangan. The easiest and shortest way to fly the neighboring island Koh Samui and then take the ferry to Koh Phangan Thongsala Pier (30 min way). The cheaper but longer option is to fly to Surat Thani Airport. From there you'll need to take a bus and ferry to Koh Phangan Thongsala Pier (the trip all together will take around 4 hours). We will provide pick up from Thongsala Pier at designated times (depending on group’s arrival) and provide transport to villa.

Traveling by Train
This is a much cheaper alternate from flying. However, the journey can be quite rough and long. We only recommend traveling this way if you’re on a tight budget or really up for an adventure! Simply take a train from Bangkok to Surat Thani. On arrival at Surat Thani railway station, shuttle bus meets the train and takes you to the Don Sak ferry terminal. The bus is included if you’ve purchased the train+ferry fare. Ferries sail every hour from Don Sak to Koh Samui, crossing time 1.5 hours. Some ferries continue to Koh Phangan. You can buy the combined train+ferry tickets at Bangkok Hualamphong station reservations office, or online for a small handling fee.

Group transport from/to Thong Sala Pier to/from the venue is included to the package.

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