Cheng Hsin Holland Camp

The Art of Effortless Power & Boxing

with Peter Ralston

16 – 25 June | 2023 in Nijmegen (NL)

“True innovators are, by definition, ahead of their time. How many of us wished we had met Bruce Lee, sat in a session with Carl Jung, or walked around Walden Park with Henry David Thoreau? Too late for that, but not too late to take notice of Peter Ralston. A superlative martial artist and caring teacher, his insights speak to us all.” Dan Millman – Author of “Way of the Peaceful Warrior”

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Cheng Hsin Holland Camp

This year’s camp offers a program with first seven days in the Art of Effortless
Power, followed by a weekend of Boxing. We end with a six day Contemplation & Satsang Workshop (CSW).

Download our Cheng Hsin Holland Camp Brochures and registration form:

Peter Ralston

Since 1990, Peter Ralson’s yearly visits to Holland have turned into a tradition. He is an authority in his field, the Muhammad Ali of internal martial arts. After years of intense investigation of mind, body, and martial arts, this former full-contact free-fight world champion founded the Cheng Hsin School of internal martial arts.

Peter Ralston has devoted his life to Mastery. He has spent almost 40 years teaching others his remarkable insights and has transformed thousands of individuals worldwide. If you are an experienced martial artist there will be new insights to be gained and abilities to be developed. If you are less experienced, or even a complete novice, you will be supported in creating the foundations for success in your practice. Peter has a unique and exciting contribution in the martial arts and consciousness,. He has inspired people in sports, dance, body work, performance, relation and leadership.

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What to Expect?

• A week of total immersion into increasing your skill and ability to relate effectively.

• A thorough exploration of how to use your body effortlessly and powerfully

• Become more relaxed, open, grounded, centred and balanced

• Changing mind states and using powerful imagery to enhance perceptions and retrain the nervous system

• Techniques, games and exercises which you can take into your own Art to help you deepen your work

• Teaching based on understanding and training principles rather than following dogma and routines

Program & Schedule

Art of Effortless Power

 Weekend (16-18 June) or Full Week (16-23 June)

You can choose between a weekend or a full week workshop exploring the principles that found body design and function, power and interaction. Peter Ralston will demonstrate and teach how to change  one’s own experience towards that of being effective whilst remaining totally relaxed and calm. Working from the ground up. Using props, exercises, techniques, games and his relaxed and entertaining style of teaching, Peter leads participants into questioning assumptions, overcoming beliefs and transforming how they use their bodies. It is a very joyful learning experience. Peter will teach The Art of Effortless
Power in a highly intensive and structured format. Be prepare to be overwhelmed by the ocean of knowledge and skill which Peter communicates to you as a participant.


Weekend (26-28 June)

This workshop starts on Friday evening. Peter will guide you through the techniques, tactics and skills in the Art of Effortless Striking. During morning training you will be instructed in boxing basics. You are invited to bring boxing gloves and a mouthpiece.


Our new venue is Groepsaccommodatie De Elegast located in a former boarding school on a woody hill near Nijmegen. The accommodation offers one person cubicle bedrooms with running water. Showers and toilets are on the corridors. The chapel will be transformed into a dojo. You will receive excellent vegetarian meals as well as coffee and tea during breaks. More information:


Costs include both workshop and accommodation costs. If you participate in a workshop without use of lodging or meals, you have to pay a mat fee.

Workshop costs

Art of EP| weekend 16-18 June

  •  €235 with €95 deposit in by 15 March
  •  €285 thereafter

Art of EP | week 16-23 June

  • €775 with €295 deposit in by 15 March
  • €875 thereafter

Boxing | weekend 23-25 June

  •  €235 with €95 deposit in by 15 March
  •  €285 thereafter

Accommodation costs

► Full lodging, meals and mat fee: €75 day / €150 weekend / €525 week 

► Only meals and mat fee: €52,50 day / €105 weekend / €367,50 week

► Only mat fee:  € 20 day / €40 weekend / €140 week

Registration and contact

In order to make your registration complete transfer the deposit before the required deadline and send in the registration form. Or send in the required information by email. The remaining payment must be received in full by 15 April.

If you have any questions on the Cheng Hsin Holland Camp contact:

Epi van de Pol, Sterrelaan 45, 1217 PR Hilversum, the Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)35 6 28 99 47


Make you payments to:

Bankaccount: E. van de Pol

IBAN: NL37 RABO 0394483936