Viet Vo Dao
Viet Vo Dao is a system of traditional Vietnamese martial arts, which includes the knowledge and traditions of a country with a thousand-year history. Viet Vo Dao is considered one of the oldest martial arts, which is also a good way of self-defense, as well as a complex of harmonious human development.
The history of Viet Vo Dao began from the reign of the Hung Vyung dynasty, according to legend, Lee Than was its founder. In the next ruling dynasty of King Thun, hand-to-hand combat competitions were also popular.
Previously, in Asian countries, martial arts were open to training only a select circle of people who sought a special position in society. So, in India there was a caste of elite warriors who were valued as aristocrats. In Japan, there was a samurai clan, which was especially respected by the people. In Vietnam, the martial arts were distributed without restrictions among all classes of the population, but mainly among the peasants. Therefore, weapons in martial arts of Vietnam were often household items: poles, rockers, chains, axes, etc.
The martial arts of Vietnam were constantly being transformed and improved in connection with the historical situation in the country.
During feudalism, often hold martial arts competitions to determine the most powerful fighters who later joined the army to defend the country. The rules for these competitions often changed, but in addition to participating in the battles, all participants passed military strategy exams. During the French occupation of the country, the invaders banned the practice of martial arts, which is why some knowledge in these disciplines disappeared forever.
In the 30s of the last century, the founding father of Viet Vo Dao, master Nguyen Lok, on the basis of sports, decided to revive the martial arts to free the people from invaders, especially among young people.
He brought together the techniques of various schools and created their own martial arts based on a combination of hard and soft opposites, developed a training methodology and named the school in Viet Viet Nam, which later changed its name to Viet Vo Dao.
martial arts Viet Vo Dao Now combat Mart Viet Dao, which has a certain philosophical base of the art of combat, is widespread not only in Vietnam but also in many countries of the world.
In Vietnam, bamboo is a very popular plant, widely used for both domestic and military purposes. In severe weather, bamboo bends in the wind, and then abruptly straightens against the wind, possessing both softness and hardness. It is these qualities of the plant that Master Nguyen Lock laid at the foundation of his own martial art school. The same tactics were used by the people of Vietnam in the fight against various invaders who repeatedly seized their lands.
Since its inception, the Viet Vo Dao martial art has been constantly evolving and is now very popular among martial arts fans. If the Japanese are proud of their schools of judo, karate-do, Koreans – taikwon-do, then the Vietnamese people can be proud of many folk martial arts schools. This pride is embodied in victories over enemies for the independence of Vietnam.
The difference between Viet Vo Dao and other techniques is a very diverse technique, which was created for hard fights with bare hands at all kinds of distances. During the training of this discipline, many different directions and styles of struggle are studied. Viet Vo Dao teaches the observance of the moral code of the warrior and traditions of morality.
The goal of this school is to foster morale, high moral qualities, and preserve the heritage of traditional martial arts.
The hard direction of the Viet Vo Dao The Viet Vo Dao the hard direction is the foundation, and the soft one is the means to achieve the task (throws, the law of leverage). This martial arts pays close attention to training athletes in three areas: combat strength, equipment and combat ethics.
To educate the fighting force, training is aimed at hardening and strengthening the body, the development of all physical qualities – speed, strength, endurance, so that students can endure any life difficulties and easily overcome diseases.
The training program includes training in effective self-defense techniques in the following groups:
– basic techniques: blocking by hands, punches, edge of the palm, fingertips, elbow; kicks, a combination of punches for maximum efficiency during the battle;
– receptions against the used weapon with bare hands; use of different weapons;
– Self-defense training, which includes capture-disruption techniques, a variety of effective martial arts techniques, as well as paired exercises, special breathing techniques.
Fighting ethics Viet Vo Dao considers the main thing to be the formation of the necessary worldview, the basis of which is a pure soul, will, discipline, healthy lifestyle and nobility, which favorably affects the student himself, his family and the whole nation.