Their active holiday retreat offers many activity programs as boxing, yoga, meditation, dance therapy, and healthy organic food with interesting excursions.
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Coach Shahab made his name in Martial Arts. He started Kung Fu when he was ten years old, and later became an active fighter in kickboxing and boxing. Now an international coach, Shahab trains champions, preparing them for their title fights. Many European and World Champions train with him to prepare their fights. Now, beginner to intermediate level also have the chance to enjoy this quality training to boost skills and fitness levels.
Katy is an internationally recognized talent in dancing and choreography. She was the artistic director of "Katy Sama Dancing" dance troop and has led numerous workshops and concerts across the World. With a master's degree in Physical Education and Sport, she is also a qualified fitness instructor. Teaching how to nurture health and vitality and how to practice the beauty of sensuous expression through dance and her raw vegan life are among Katy's passions. She is currently focused on developing therapeutic spiritual dance inspired by Sama and Sufi dancing.
from Germany, August 2018
"Multi skills full benefit!"
We, Stefan and I, like the multiple, skillful facets: a variety of activities, time to rest, great food, health focus, different locations to visit. We like especially walking among the almond trees, pick up almonds. The panorama where we stayed was amazing, a perfect spot for the summer, beautiful, full of sun and cool at night. We like the presence of Katy and Shahab, both are very friendly people, doing the best they can so you can fully enjoy your stay. Katy was a magicien in preparing food, all beautiful, tasty and healthy. And we had time to just enjoy resting, a must on holidays!
from Iceland, August 2018
"Would definitely like to go there again! "
I bought this seven days dance, meditation, detox retreat just because I needed to change things in my life and do something for myself. I needed to start to think about what I eat and exercise more. I had never done this before and didn’t really know what I was getting myself into so I was a bit nervous. But when I met Katy and shahab they were so friendly and kind so I thought that everything would go well. And it did they taught me a lot about vegan lifestyle, they took me to some beautiful places in the area, we did some hiking in the mountains, went to the gym and shahab taught me really good CrossFit and boxing exercise that I’ll definitely do more of. After this seven days I feel much better about myself and I’ll continue working out and eat healthy food. Katy food was really good. Before I didn’t really like making dinner but now I do because I know I’m going to feel better afterwards and it’s good for my body and you can do some much delicious vegan food. I think it’s good for everyone to do this. Just to go away from your busy life and focus on yourself <3
from Germany, April 2019
"Amazing experience "
Shahab and Katy really make you feel welcome from the very first moment and make sure everyone has a great time throughout the whole week. I really enjoyed all the training sessions. They were a mixture of conditioning, tactical and technical training in amazing places (the mountain boxing camp, beaches, national parks). Besides the training sessions we also did excursions every day to beautiful places in the area. Overall, it was a great mixture of training, sight-seeing and free time. One other thing that is worth mentioning here is the food Katy prepared for us, which was extremely tasty.
I am really happy that I booked this boxing camp - I've learned a lot from coach Shahab and I feel fitter (and way less stressed) than before. I'm definitely planning to return!
from Sweden, April 2019
"An Amazing Time"
Just arrived back from the camp yesterday 2019-05-11. Amazing scenery, delicious food, great training and really fun trips. I loved the practice, really feel my kickboxing skills have gotten better. Would recommend this camp for all levels! Will definitely be back!
from Ireland, April 2019
"Boxing Training "
The experience shahab has acquired over years and years of training with top athletes in boxing and various other sports allows him to provide a comprehensive range of exercises and drills that can test the most conditioned of athletes. He will assess you on day one and provide adequate training for you based on the level of fitness you have. He has trained some of Europe's top boxers so he can accommodate anybody of any fitness level.
from Germany, March 2019
"Wonderful action-filled days in the sun"
Everything was just wonderful! Shahab and Katy are very kind and helpful: they make you feel like a part of the family from Day 1. Although the workouts are challenging, Shahab knows how much he can push the individual clients, so it's never too much. Also, it is nice that the workouts are always in different locations, because it does not get boring like that and you can experience more of the Costa Blanca. Especially the workouts in the national parks offered beautiful nature and amazing views. Shahab and Katy also take a lot of time for excursions: for example, we went to several local markets, visited the waterfalls (which were just AMAZING) and the Guadalest castle. The hotel accommodation is also good: spacious and clean apartments with a kitchen, outdoor&indoor pool, etc. All in all, I had a great time and will be back!
from Netherlands, January 2019
"Great outdoor boxing"
Shahab is a very experienced boxer and coach. What s more he s extremely enthousiastic and friendly. He s good at making boxers of all levells feel comfortable. And his wife adds to the atmosphere too. I should add that the boxing takes place at spectacular locations in the mountains and at the beach. Exercises change all the time so you wont be bored. Highly recommended.
from Great Britain, January 2019
"One of the best experiences of my life!!"
FIRST of all, you need to know that I don't write reviews...this is probably my first review ever written. This is purely becouse the camp and my experience with both Shahab and Katy was just amazing, exceptional and simply addictive.
Starting from the quality of the training - I can't even fully explain the depth of Shahab's knowledge and experience. He was fantastic, very aware of people skills and experience and directed the whole group towards the boxing excellence at their individual levels! I don't think I have ever felt so fit and ready to go and learn more. Needless to say that I have booked my second camp after three days!
I loved all the sessions. They were all different, in different beautiful locations- just breathtaking! Shahab devoted his time to us all equally and it was planned with such depth, I wish other professional trainers could learn from him!
On the personal level, I felt looked after, I felt like I mattered and was treated by both Shahab and lovely Katy like a part of their family. That started from the airport pick up, them devoting their time to taking us to see local, breathtaking locations and all the way to Katy's beautiful cooking. I don't think I laughed so much in a long time. I didn't even know which day it was. I completly relaxed becouse I knew everything was taken care of. They are both the kindest and one of the most beautiful people I have ever had an honour to know.
The hotel was brilliant. Food...too tempting...big gold star!
from Kazakhstan, November 2018
"First class boxing tuition by experienced ex- pro."
Shahabs knowledge and expertise is immense. He motivated me and significantly improved my training and understanding. I liked the variety of experiences and locations. Also really liked Katie who was ever friendly, happy and fun.
from Netherlands, October 2018
"Reset your minde and body @ boxing camp"
I had some amazing time at boxing camp spain.. I really enjoyed the training.. it was heavy but really good.. I will come back... Thank you shahab for making this possible💪💪
Thank you Katy&shahab for the excursions after the training, for the fun and the healthy juices😍you were awesome.. love you guysss! Naïma from Holland
from Switzerland, October 2018
I had a really good holiday at Punchcamp Spain. The training was very effective and intense. On the other hand I had also enough time to relax and enjoy.
Coach Shahab shared a lot of tricks and told me about fight strategy. We did some padwork and partner exercises as well as conditiong and speed exercises. We mostly trained at different places, which was interesting and helped to explore the area. Also, we did some excursions, e.g. to a castle, to Alicante or Benidorm
In General there was a very familiar atmosphere which I appreciated a lot. The whole family was very friendly and I had the best meals with them.
At the end I can say, I will definitely come back!
from Great Britain, October 2018
"Punchcamp september 18"
One of the best holidays I've had! Katy and Shahab are just so nice, and could'nt have been more helpful! Weather and location were fantastic. I'm a beginner at boxing, but Shahab started me off with the basics. We were very lucky to have a pro fighter that week, and we got to see him spar, to see how it is supposed to look like!
We trained twice a day, morning and evening, and the training was different every time. We went to a few boxing gyms, which was a great experience, as I had not been before. Will definitely join one back home!
The best day was when we went to the waterfalls and had a swim, and then trained in the water. But overall, we went to loads of nice locations. The beach day was particularly hard, training in sand, but we got to cool off in the sea afterwards.
All in all, I had a fabulous time!
from Slovak Republic, September 2018
very good camp beautiful environment training at the professional level very good people have devoted me also in my free time not only during the training I do not have anything to say out of 10 point I would give 10 definitely I want to return there during the summer preparation for the match
from Ukraine, September 2018
I cannot recommend this camp enough.
Every day entailed a new experience in beautiful locations.
The combination of beach training and mountain training allowed for a diverse experience. Amazing scenery and hard work.
Coach Shahab was patient, informed and generous with knowledge and time showing me around the region.
His wife Katy is charming and an amazing cook, and also very informed.
Their dog Mooshka is also awesome.
from France, September 2018
"Very good experience"
Intense camp in an amazing setting.
from Ireland, August 2018
"We could not recommend this camp highly enough. Superb"
The camp provides a perfect mix of cardio, strength and conditioning, boxing, nutrition and recovery. Everything is prepared down to the finest detail and the conditions are perfect for someone who wants to either train hard for a week or improve their boxing technique (or both).
Shahab and Katy have a genuine enthusiasm that sets the tone from day one. I have trained with a couple of boxing coaches but have not met one as experienced or motivated as Shahab. He pushes you hard but recognises your limitations. You realise quickly that you are being trained by a professional. I have trained with a couple of boxing coaches but none as proficient as Shahab.
We particularly enjoyed our time in the camp in the hills. The food that was prepared for us was amazing and extremely healthy. Katy is a talented chef. It is the perfect place to relax also.
If you are an experienced or intermediate boxer looking to improve - SIGN UP.
If you are a complete beginner looking to start or just exercise for a week - SIGN UP.
from Italy, August 2018
"A great experience!"
The training was really exciting, diversified and unusual: we trained in many beautiful beaches, surrounded by nature in the mountains, in Albir's park and at the gym. Shahab is an incredibly experienced, enthusiastic and encouraging coach, and I learned a lot from him.
I also got to spend the first few days with a boxing champion!
The excursions were amazing and the beauty of the location exceeded my expectations; we went to different towns, markets, beaches, swimming pools and we also hiked.
The fresh food in Spain is definitely the best I've ever tasted and Katy's knowledge and skills in the kitchen are incredible. I learned many delicious recipes and a lot of information about nutrition.
Overall, I loved the training, the excursions and the food, and Shahab and Katy are the most hardworking, dedicated, kind and caring people I've ever met; they really felt like family.
My favourite days were those I spent in the mountains, because they were filled with training sessions, excursions and delicious food, and the weather was better. They were the best days of my summer!
from Australia, August 2018
"Fun boxing camp!"
I went to punch champ as a beginner. I did the camp with experienced awesome guys(I was the only female). Shahab is an experienced coach who trains at any level.He is a well motivated trainer who has a warm heart. We went to different places to box which was fantastic, all the places we went to for excursions were fun. Shahab's wife Katy's food was delicious 'vegan food'. Staying up the mountain with Katy's made with love food was just so perfect. Their kid (dog) Muschka was so friendly and so cute.
from Switzerland, July 2018
"Amazing & Unique Multi-Experiences Boxing Camp"
This is a very unexpected sport camp which allows you to combine boxing (customized to your level), nutritious & delicious homemade meals (mostly vegan but can include proteins if you are not into it) as well as sightseeing of this beautiful region which makes you feel that you are actually on vacation.
Everyday the program changes so you are always challenged & enjoying yourself as the trainings are mostly outdoors in various locations & you get to experience so many different locations in this very culturally rich region.
It was very refreshing to stay in the Mountain lodging for the first part of the week as it is quiet remote & immediately allows you to unplug from regular life to focus on your goals for this camp. I loved everything about this week & really would like to thank Coach Shahab & Queen Kathy for sharing their healthy way of living.
from Germany, June 2018
"A perfect week and a perfect experience"
Training sessions are mostly twice a day in various durations and adapted to
your own personal abilities and ambition.
Shahab is very experienced and can show you many different boxing and Thai boxing techniques.
He evaluates your technique and is able to correct or improve it effectively within a
short amount of time. He is always open to answer any question you
have so you can really get into the details and get
a better understanding of movements, techniques
and the reasons behind it.
As a person Shahab ist very open and a really good
guy and becomes quickly a good friend.
You can talk with him about many different topics.
Katy, his wife, is a very kind person, an amazing cook and can tell you many usefull things about nutrition. She always makes you a very healthy and very good looking meal when
you are up in the mountains. I didn't expect such
delicious meals and I hope to get some oft he recipes.
The camp in the mountains is absolutely amazing.
It is really quiet and you have all the nature around you.
And the view is breath-taking.
The hotel is a nice and clean apartment to yourself with a
pool in the basement.
The whole experience, training and sightseeing trips is
planned spontaneously and always adapted to the
wishes of the group so you will receive your own
All in all it was a great experience and I am
very happy that I have made this decision to
experience the camp. I will definitely come
back one day. I cannot recommend this enough!
from Great Britain, June 2018
"Best training ever!"
If you want to train like a professional boxer (having the difficulty level tailored for your level of fitness by Shahab) then train at Punch Camp Spain. He is an excellent trainer, certainly the best I have had.
The accomodation and training in the mountains is fantastic, as is the food. Shahab will train you every day in a different location which keeps things varied and interesting.
Shahab will also take you on various excursions free of charge so you can experience the best parts of the area. The waterfalls were great!
I cannot recommend this enough. You will get fitter and enjoy your time with Shahab. Great guy.
from Switzerland, May 2018
"Hat mega Spass gemacht!!"
Ich hatte noch nie mit Kampfsport zu tun und habe entschlossen, das Punchcamp Spain zu besuchen. Es erwarteten mich 5 intensive Trainingstage, welche mir den Boxsport näher brachten. Die Trainingseinheiten waren super aufgebaut und jedesmal kam ich an meine Grenzen. Die Trainings fanden an den unterschiedlichsten Orten statt und mehr als einmal war ich fasziniert von der wunderschönen Natur.
Das Essen im Hotel war gut, das Essen im Camp ausgezeichnet. Shahab ist ein genialer Trainer, Motivator und auch ein guter Gesprächspartner. Er und seine Familie haben mir eine wundervolle Woche ermöglicht!
from Switzerland, May 2018
"Boxing camp with shahab "
Whouaa I don't know by what I should start!
Shahab is the Greatest coach I had so far! He s really focus of what is your type and always ready to show you new skills. He analyse your movements quickly and show you to be more efficient. His always want to push you to your limit. His training change totally every single session (location type of training, etc)
Shahab and is wife (We called her the queen Cathy) are very kind and generous people.
The food is the camp was incredible in the mountains. We had organic food and smoothie :)
The food in the hotel was ok.
Everyday shahab will take you (no obligation) to see some curiosity in the area. (Castle, mountains, museum, organic farm, etc.)
No doubts I will return at least next year if not before.
from Great Britain, January 2018
"Brilliantly crafted training in beautiful surroundings"
I’ve just got back from a week at Punchcamp Spain and I can’t recommend it highly enough! The training was challenging, incredibly varied and excellently crafted by Shahab who is a highly skilled trainer and practitioner. His 20 years+ experience, infectious energy, warmth and generosity made this a really special trip and has kickstarted my year off perfectly. We trained in a different location every day - from the beach, to the the mountain, in a local boxing gym and at the marina - so i was always kept on my toes and constantly challenged in new, fun and innovative ways. The mountain and beach locations were especially challenging but the beautiful surroundings (and hand picked fruit) were the perfect reward for the hard training. 4 days into my trip a group of pro boxers arrived and Shahab perfectly balanced the training so we could all work together. It was a great motivator and real learning experience to be around other fighters. We were also able to make some excursions to nearby beaches, national parks and towns which added brilliantly to the whole experience and was a great balance to the training. The accommodation on the beach was perfectly adequate and the ability to mix cooking (there were lots of supermarkets nearby) with the tasty catered meals at the hotel fitted well with the programme of training. As well as being an excellent coach Shahab and his family were brilliant hosts and made me feel truly welcome. I will definitely be back!
from Switzerland, January 2018
Absolutely great training, best instructor ever!!
from Great Britain, October 2017
"Great place to train and get fit"
I liked training in the mountains and on the beach
from Austria, September 2017
Ich hatte diesen Urlaub alleine gebucht, ohne jegliche Erfahrung im Kampfsport (abgesehen von einigen Stunden im Fitnesscenter). Somit war es für mich ein Sprung ins kalte Wasser :) Gleich zu Beginn wurde ich von Kathi und Shahab mit einer Herzlichkeit empfangen, die man nicht oft erlebt. Sie zeigten Interesse an meiner Person und waren sehr um mein Wohlbefinden bemüht.
Das Training war zwar hart, Shahab erkannte jedoch die Grenzen und konnte sich auf die unterschiedlichen Levels einstellen und die Trainingseiheiten dementprechend variieren. Ich habe einiges Lernen können und würde jederzeit wieder kommen.
Das Camp in den Bergen hat nicht nur durch die Schönheit der Natur eine heilende Wirkung, man wird auch mit gesundem und köstlichem Essen verköstigt und lernt auch diesbezüglich viel dazu. Abgesehen von den sportlichen Aktivitäten werden sehr interessante Exkursionen angeboten, sowohl an der Küste als auch im Landesinneren. Eine tolle Erfahrung (sowohl sportlich als auch menschlich gesehen), die ich jedem empfehlen kann!!! Top!
from Great Britain, August 2017
"From unfit beginner to boxing lover"
I highly recommend the bootcamp since Shahab is an amazing instructor iper-passionate and with a contagious never-stand-still stitude to push beyond your limits. I am seriously considering to come back again since it is in sunny spain which takes only couple of hours of flight which was one of the big reason to chose it in the first place (instead of wasting 2/4 days of my hard earn vacation travelling)
My biggest concern of doing the camp was that I would get injured and stop since since I was 6 years without doing any physical exercise.
The trainings were tough even for other people more fit than me. Still I was determined to finish them all. The training were always varying which avoided to be boring/repetitive.
I have learned a great deal on boxing and thai box. I was a bit overweight but I was able to overachieve my goals in terms of being fit and boxing experience. I feel to be a new person. Furthermore being on the sunny spain I was also able to get a nice tan. The weather has been fantastic.
At the begining I was skeptical of the altitude/mountain training. Though i actually liked it a lot. Being on the mountain allow to have a greater focus and less distractions.
Shahab was super helpful and he really put all of himself into running the camp inventing new exercises and excursions. I loved the waterfall excursion. He is also fluent in english, spanish and german.
from Switzerland, August 2017
"Rock and roll Boxing "
Shahab is not only the best Trainer i have ever had but he is also a good person, full of passion and good humor: he is fully dedicated to make you feel good and get the best out of you. Kathy and all Shahab's Family are beautiful people. I will be for ever thankful for this enriching experience!
from Belgium, July 2017
-hotel accommodation 2 days
-mountain accommodation afterwards
-Training hard and intensive
-the airport transfer
-very flexible camp
-Different area of training sessions (Beach, gym,mountain,...)
-No stress to find things
from Italy, July 2017
The trainer was very motivating. The training was varying and professional, also the locations of the training were great (especially on the beach and in the mountains).
from Norway, June 2017
"Super kick/thai boxing training in Spain!"
I had booked an 8 days (2 sessions daily) with punchcamp spain in the beginning of May. Shahab is the coach. The training with Shahab was superb! Shahab has a huge amount of knowledge about martial arts. Shahab used the first day to check my abilities, allowing him to make a program fit for me for the rest of the stay. The session perfectly changed between conditioning, power and technique training. Every session was different, which for a fighter is very good, because he/she has to adapt to what's coming. This element of surprise is very motivation and keeps every session interesting.
I traveled to the punchcamp with a 10 months baby. during every session Shahab wife Katy, took care of my baby while I was training. I could not ask for a better babysitter then Katy. Whether it was an early session in the morning or at night, she kept my daughter happy, while I could focus 100% on my training.
I will come back and bring more fighters!
from Germany, April 2019
I had an awesome time. It was my second time having a yoga retreat, but my first time in Alicante. It was more than I expected.
Katy and Shahab are most wonderful hosts. They love and live their passion to teach others in boxing, yoga, dancing, meditation, healthy food and selfcare.
For me it was the perfect mix of doing sports, relaxing in the quiet mountains under olive trees, of sightseeing, of meditation and self experience. It was perfectly organized and to spend time with other guests was a really nice and interesting experience. I never had so many beautiful impressions in such a short time.
Katy taught me new kind of Dance styles and helped to express myself. Her professional ability to teach Yoga, Zumba, Sama-Dancing is so motivating, as she is doing this will all her passion and heart.
I am so thankful to have met them and to learn so much in only few days.
I will be definitely back so soon…
Thank you so much!!!!!!
from United States, August 2018
I registered from 15 August to 21 to dance and yoga retreat with Katy and It had been more than that as Katy had been able to tailor the program to me.So did we yoga, dance, gym, swim and spa. Last but not least Katy is specialized also in nutrition so I’ve eat fantastic meals done with natural and fresh foods that we bought at the market tasting in this way also a bit of Spanish culture.The hotel at the beach is closed to beach -15 min walks- and supermarkets- 5 min walks. It’s an apartment hotel so you have a flat with kitchen and air conditioning . As in August is very hot the reatreat is composed by 4 days at the hotel in the beach and others in fresh and closed mountains which is a fantastic combination to relax and enjoy Spain.