RDS Lapland

The Elite Training Base

Dedicated Specific Training

Have a Physical & Mental Edge Over Your Competition!

  • Internal Martial Arts Training (Taiji, Xingyi, and Bagua)

  • Intense Weight Loss Camp

  • Fight Preparation

  • Fitness, Strength, & Stamina

  • Military Selection Preparation

  • OCR Preparation

  • Police Force Enlistment

Whatever your needs and goals are you will achieve them at RDS Lapland! If you are not training for anything specific but would like to challenge yourself for a week of hard training in the Arctic then try our Elite Fitness Challenge!

Duration: Min 7 Days/ Max 84 Days

Available: January, February & March.

Elite Fitness Challenge

Be Prepared For The Challenge Of A Lifetime!


Your Endurance, Speed, Strength, Resilience, and Mental Attitude will be challenged and tested over a grueling 5 days around the clock!

All participants will receive an EFC T-shirt after completing the course but only those who passed all challenges will receive the completion Trophy! 

Successful Participants will be publically announced and given the choice of a free week at RDS Lapland, RDS China, or 15% discount at RDS Barbados!

Duration: 5 days/ 6 nights

Start Date: Any Sunday during Jan, Feb & March.

Cost: £1199

(Price includes Accommodation & 2 meals per day)

Before booking you should contact us to discuss your dates, goals, & deadline


Scott Bird

The Owner and Founder of Rising Dragon School has spent the majority of his life dedicated to learning and teaching martial arts. He has vast experience and knowledge in Shotokan Karate, Shaolin Kung Fu, Sanda (Chinese Kickboxing), Tai Chi, Xingyi, Bagua, Yoga, and Qigong.

After 15 consecutive years of living a Temple lifestyle in mountainous regions of China, Scott maintains his solitary lifestyle but in various other parts of the world one of them being at his private estate in Lapland, Sweden where he continues to train people to the best of his ability in harsh winter conditions.


Since 2007, at RDS China Scott has helped thousands of students from all over the world achieve greatness, win gold medals, extreme weight loss, military selection, police enlistment, and in general helped his students reach fitness levels they never dreamed possible.

Scott's unorthodox approach to training will push you past your limits making you physically and mentally stronger! His methods come from his worldly experiences including SAS selection which he participated in in 2002/ 03 and most recently in 2019, an Ultra Marathon in the Arctic which he run with a torn Meniscus, but still managed to grasp a top 10 finish!

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3 Months


The Prices include Airport transfers, accommodation, a tailored training plan to suit your needs and a tailored diet to suit your needs.

Depending on your needs and goals you will receive 4 - 8 hours training daily and you will be given 3 delicious home cooked meals everyday but the type of food you eat will depend on whether you need to gain/remain/ or lose weight. Everything is tailored to your needs and goals!

Training at RDS Lapalnd is for the very serious only!

Train and reside at 6000 feet altitude on the foothills of the Himalayas inside of a Buddhist Temple!

At RDS China you will experience rural China at its best, meet like minded people from all over the world, get in the best shape of your life, and leave with life lasting memories! 

Check out the RDS China dedicated website for more details.



This is where your indoor training will take place. Think Rocky IV in Russia and multiply the intensity to get an idea of what will be going on inside The Barn.

Training HOURS


(Sometimes Sat & Sun Training)

4 - 8 Hours Daily

Expect the Unexpected!

Extra Activities

You will not always be in pain...

During the days you are not training if you have the extra energy then you can do activities such as Ice Fishing, learning about the Huskies and going on a Husky Safari, or a day on the slopes Skiing or Snowboarding!


The Internal Health & Wellness Retreat - Barbados!

Enjoy a week of luxury while mastering your breathing with 25 hours of Tai Chi, Yoga, and Qigong training taught to you by Scott Bird in the exotic island of Barbados!

Limited spaces available during July, August, & September 2019!

Check out the RDS Barbados dedicated website for more details.



For more info or to ask any questions feel free to email us.


Lapland, Sweden

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