What are the main sects of Vietnamese martial arts
in foreign countries ?
Masters have introduced Vietnamese martial arts to many countries. Twenty-two schools in France and other European countries have about 13.000 students. The schools active in France include:
The Cửu Long school:
Master Trần Hoài Ngọc founded this school in 1954 in Vietnam. Later he moved to France, where he developed a school in Loire-Atlantiques and Côe d’Azur. Its techniques include sets of katas, exercises with weapons and qigong, breathing exercises for disease treatment.
Tel : 04938834475
The Nam Hồ Quyền School:
Headed by Master Philippes Đặng văn Sung, this school is a branch of the Bình Định Martial Arts School. It practices skills typical of Vietnamese martial arts: pulling, throwing, sweeping off, breathing, swords, spears, and scimitars.
Tel :0491427724, Marseille.
The Trung Hòa School:
Master Nguyễn Trung Hòa is one of the founders of the Vietnam Martial Arts Federation in France. After his death, his disciple, Master Jean Quy established the Trung Hòa School. In addition to the techniques of self-defence and fighting, the school also tries to equip its students with the skills to reach self-perfection and self realization
Tel: 01691 48899,Paris
The Thanh Long School of Martial Arts:
Founded by Francis Fournier, its training exercises consist of external and internal methods, the use of traditional wapons, and methods of reflective self-defence .
Tel: 0561630391, Toulouse
The Sơn Lâm Hắc Hổ School of Martial Arts:.
Founded by late Master Vũ Ngọc Vinh, this is a school of Vietnamese traditional martial arts now headed by Frederic Vũ, Mr Vinh’s son.
The Cây Lau School of Martial Arts:
Late Master Nguyễn Trung Hòa opened this school of martial arts in France in 1948. After his death in 1975, his nephew, Master Bernard Võ Đình Quang developed the school in Paris, Strasbourg, and Montpellier
Tel: 014 230 22395, Paris
The Lam Sơn School.
The successive masters of the school have paid great attention to developing the two basic merits of bravery and sacrifice in their students. The school’s great Master is Mr. Jacques Trần văn Ba
Dt 0467596328, Montpellier
The Song Long Khiên School of Martial Arts
Set up by Master Francois Brassecasse, this school has two major fields of training. The external training field develops techniques of combat using traditional wapons and physical enhancement. The internal field focuses on breathing methods and meditation
Tel: 0386572 534, Nevers
Traditional Martial Arts:
Grand Master Nguyễn Đức Mộc introduced this school to France in 1950 and has developed it ever since. Its training exercises include fighting with and without traditional weapons. The first two disciples of Grand Master Mộc are Philippe Bertec and Thiery Dijoux. They are now in charge of developing the school in France and other European countries.
Tel: 014736 2345, Paris.
The Tây Sơn School:
In the past, this was a school of combat, in which swords were the most useful weapons. Influenced by war, its philosophy was quite simple: the more enemies one kills, the better. However, now Grand Mater Phan Toaàn Châu has changed the guidelines to teach his students both the philosophy of martial arts and techniques of combat.
Tel 014636707, Paris
The Nam Hải School.
Master Nghiêm An Thạch used to practise martial arts of several schools in Vietnam- including Lam Sơn, Bạch Hạc, Thiếu Lâm ( Shaolin) and Hồng Gia- before he moved to France in 1983. There, he founded the Nam Hải School. While training his students, Master Thạch emphasizes the human spirit of and respect for Vietnamese traditional martial arts
Tel 0493994523, Cannes
The Kỳ Lân Chí Minh School:
Built upon the foundation of Vietnamese and French cultures, the Kỳ lân Chí Minh School tries not only to develop martial arts skills, but also to include such virtues as honesty, bravery, modesty and harmony. Master Trần Bá Đức, a disciple of Master Nguyễn Trung Hòa heads the school.
Tel: 01346-48174 Paris
The Long Hải School:
Founded by Master Trần Giác, this school has training exercises based on the techniques of ying gong, qing gong and Vietnamese ‘s traditional martial arts
Tel 0546675582 La Rochelle
The Hòa Long School:
Founded by Grand Master Vĩnh Long, Chairman of the Viet Nam Martial Arts Association, the Hòa Long School follows the quintessential nature of the martial arts of the late Master Nguyễn Trung Hòa and combines the hard and soft styles.
Tel: 0106115243 Paris
The Việt School:
Traditional philosophies of Vietnamese martial arts and influence this school’s training methods and exercises which demonstrate the harmony between tradition and modernity, between spirit and body, and between art and sports. Each level of mastery is equivalent to a certain grade of martial arts, which involves an undetstanding of the spirit, body, philosophy and combat techniques. Its Grand master is Mr Nguyen Công Tốt
Tel : (33)491472991