Vietnamese martial arts

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Flying scissors to the neck. The opponent is forced to the ground with a twist of the body.

Traditional Vietnamese martial arts (Võ thuật Cổ Truyền Việt Nam) can be loosely divided into those of the Sino-Vietnamese descended from the Han, and the Chams or indigenous Vietnamese. The former are closely related to Chinese martial arts, while the latter are more similar to Malay silat.

Modern schools[edit]

Modern styles, or môn (schools), include:

Associations in Vietnam include vi:Liên đoàn võ thuật cổ truyền Việt Nam and vi:Tổng hội Võ học Việt Nam.

  • Qwan Ki Do/ Quan Khi Dao - founded by Vietnamese grandmaster Thay Chuong Mon Pham Xuan Tong.


  • Cuong Nhu of Ngô Đồng (d. Florida 2000), known also by the Japanese title O Sensei
  • Tam Qui Khi-Kong, now popular in Russia.


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  1. ^ Gabrielle Habersetzer, Roland Habersetzer Nouvelle Encyclopédie des Arts Martiaux d'Extrême-Orient - Technique, historique, biographique et culturelle 2004 "A la veille de l'indépendance du Vietnam (1955) différents groupements. sous le couvert d'associations sportives. virent le jour. avec notamment le mouvement Vovinam de Nguyen-Loc. le Tinh-Vô-Hoi (arts martiaux sino-vietnamiens) avec entre autres Chau Quan Ky. le Vo-Vietnam (Cuton) ou encore le Vu-Dao (Pham Van Tan*). Ces groupements connurent une structuration plus forte dans le cadre du Sud Vietnam dans les années 1960. avec. notamment. la création du Tong-Hoi-Vo-Hoc-Viet-Nam .."

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