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  • The Francombat Expererience

    WELCOME TO A UNIQUE MARTIAL ART RETREAT, THE ART OF LEI TAI® COMBINED WITH A RELAXING RECREATIONAL HOLIDAY & VACATION.

    Francombat presents the first ever Lei Tai Retreat in El Salvador! Travel to beautiful Republic of El Salvador and get fully immersed in the incredible culture of the Salvadorians. Train alongside current & former Lei Tai champions in a breathtaking location!

    This training holiday will be 7 days and will make you discover the warm and welcoming culture of the Salvadorians people but also their way of living. At The Francombat Experience, you will literally eat, sleep and train together with passionate martial artists just like you for seven days—and in the process widen your perspective on martial arts from both a physical, technical and theoretical standpoint.

      • You will learn Lei Tai techniques and training drills in fun training environment.

      • On top of your training sessions, you will be invited to yoga and meditation sessions with your group during your stay.

      • You will develop a more focused mind and bring back home many healthy practices.

      • You will have the opportunity to relax by the pool next to the warm, crystal clear waters of the Pacific Coast and experience the tantalizing latin cuisine of the El Salvador.

      • You will also be served succulent and healthy meals three times per day.

    This retreat will be a life changing adventure where you will improve your combat technique, detox your body and your mind and get in the best shape ever with a great tan!

    • “Think of it as an exciting adventure where you can learn and improve your Lei Tai techniques, get in better shape and detox your body and mind.”

    RETREAT STARTS IN :

    LOCATION : PLAYA EL ZONTE, EL SALVADOR

    Playa El Zonte is El Salvador’s best kept secret, it’s a piece of paradise. Still undiscovered by mainstream tourists, it will blow you away with how peaceful and almost deserted it is.

    Located on the Pacific Coast, El Salvador‘s beaches are home to some of Central America’s finest surf breaks, and some of the last remaining untouched beaches in the world. There’s nothing better then to learn the most brutal and effective striking martial art in the world in one of the most peaceful and beautiful place in the world.

    Unique for its black sand and big rock formations, this beach is only 30 minutes from San Salvador. It’s world famous because it’s ideal for surfing. And International championship even take place here. Playa El Zonte is also noted for its seafood, celebrated during the yearly Gastronomic Festival.​ 

    YOUR INSTRUCTORS

    Whether you are a beginner or an experienced fighter, Franco is capable to teach no matter their skill level! Franco as well as his team of champions will be your trusted coaches in this unique vacation.

    JASON WU

    PROGRAM DIRECTOR

    FRANCO RICHARD

    CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

    MIKE ARIDE

    STRENGTH & CONDITIONING DIRECTOR

    • “Techniques, partner drills, technical sparring, mental focus, meditation, cultural & culinary experiences - all this and more awaits you on your Lei Tai Retreat.”

    YOUR RETREAT SCHEDULE

    FRIDAY, FEB 27TH — ARRIVAL DAY

    • 12PM – 6PM – Check-in

    • 6:30PM — Dinner

    • 8:00-9PM — Orientation & Tour

    SATURDAY, FEB 28TH TO SUNDAY MARS 6TH — DAYS IN BETWEEN

    • 6 – 7 AM — Breakfast

    • 8:00 AM – 12-30PM — Training

    • 1:00 PM – 2 PM — Lunch

    • 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM — Training

    • 6 PM – 7 PM — Dinner

    • 7 PM – 9 PM — Training

    SUNDAY, MARS 28TH — CHECK OUT DAY

    • 6 – 7 AM — Breakfast

    • 7:30 AM — Dinner

    • 8:00-9 PM — Orientation & Tour

     

    ***Schedule subject to change***

    YOUR ACCOMMODATION

    Note: You can book with a partner or friend that doesn’t train! We have a packages for couples or group of 2 where person can participate while the other one can relax by the pool.

    In order to reserve your spot please send a $500 deposit. We will contact you shortly after to fill out some question. Also will explain how to pay the balance of the retreat fee which will be due 60 days prior to start date.

    RETREAT STARTS IN :

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Unlike your typical vacation, a Lei Tai retreat is a chance to immerse yourself in the Salvadorian culture, learn the unique training method of Traditional Lei Tai. You’ll be guided along by the champion himself, Franco Richard, as well as other world-class professional coaches dedicated to your well-being.

    Think of it as an exciting adventure where you can learn and improve your Lei Tai techniques, get in better shape and detox your body and mind.

    The teachings at The Francombat Experience transcend style-bound limitations. From all angles and approaches. Although it’s good to have a proper style as your original base/reference point, The Francombat Experience is open to all styles and grades. You’re there to learn stuff – not to know stuff. Besides, a Francombatant doesn’t care too much about styles, grades or associations. Those are often roadblocks on the path to discovering your higher human potential. 

    The Francombat Experience is not a “regular” seminar. There won’t be masses of people standing behind each other, copying mindless punches, kicks and blocks for hours and hours, just to go home sweaty… but unfulfilled. At The Francombat Experience, you will literally eat, sleep and train together with passionate martial artists just like you for seven days—and in the process widen your perspective on martial arts from both a physical, technical and theoretical standpoint. If you ask me, The Francombat Experience is a whole new kind of martial arts “seminar” (read why here). I think you have to be there to truly understand.

    The Francombat Experience is unlike any seminar you’ve ever attended. To make a long story short; participants from 25+ different countries eat, train and sleep at the same place, wear martial arts uniform, belts, receive exclusive goodie bags, enjoy secret surprises, connect in private online forums and experience a 360 degree view of Combat from hand-picked Martial Arts experts.

    You can watch videos from all last events here:

    The Francombat Experience is just for 18+. Maybe there will be a kids edition in the future, who knows? Thanks for the idea.

    It costs $2695 for the all-inclusive package. If you stay with a friend or significant other it’s $2495 per person.

    The retreat is 8 days and 8 nights from Saturday February 19th to Sunday February 27th, 2022.

    • 8-nights accommodation 

    • 3x meals a day (breakfast and lunch, dinner)

    • 2x Lei Tai training per day with Franco Richard and his team

    • Morning yoga with Noemie

    • All planned transportation (We take care of you when you land in Cayman Islands!)

    • All admissions to activities

    • Air conditioning

    • Free Wifi access

    • Swimming pool

    • Private beach area

    • Private bathroom with shower

    • Patio/Terrace

    • Electric kettle

    • Cycling (rent a bike)

    • Airfare to El Salvador

    • Laundry and ironing services

    • Alcoholic drinks

    • Additional Snacks/Food

    • Other Expenses

    Please get adequate travel insurance. All hotels have trained first responders and if you need more medical attention, there are hospitals in El Salvador.

    Speak to your doctor about any requirements for travelling in Central America.

    You will stay 8 nights at the luxurious ______ Resort in El Zonte Beach, El Salvador

    Food is included in your package and is served 3 times per day. El Zonte is a fisherman village and most meals are plant based & pescatarian (fresh fish and seafood). You will also have Salvadorian dishes with fresh fruits, salads, meat and more.

    Vegetarian and vegan options are available as well.

    Yes, our team will take care or applying for you. We will need some specific information, we will be in touch closer to the event, as you can only apply maximum 3 months before your trip.

    Your deposit of $500 is non-refundable. If you cancel before September 22, 2020 (more than 60-days of the retreat date), your deposit will be treated as credit for future retreat dates.

    If you cancel after September 22, 2020 (less than 60-days of the retreat date) , your deposit will not be treated as credit for future retreat dates.

    In the event of extraordinary event, out of our control situation, the same policy will apply and your deposit will be credited for future retreats.

    Full payments (minus the $500 deposit) are refundable if cancelled 60-days out from the retreat.

    Full payments are not refundable if cancelled within 60-days of the retreat unless of a documented family or medical emergency. If cancelled within 60-days of the retreat date your deposit of $500 is non-refundable.

    Credit for future retreat dates will be subject to one-year expiry from refunded date.

    WANT TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT THE NEXT RETREAT?

    LEI TAI RETREAT IN EL ZONTE BEACH, EL SALVADOR ON FEBRUARY 12-20TH, 2022. 

    Reserve your place today with 500$ deposit and pay the balance 60 days before the retreat.

    ONLY $2695 USD! BOOK WITH SOMEONE – ONLY $2495 USD / PER PERSON (SAVE $200!)

    Reserve Now. Limited availibility!