is a Vietnamese form of Martial Arts founded by Master Nguyen Loc. Vovinam utilizes the best techniques
of Ancient Vietnamese Martial Arts and Wrestling.
Vovinam is not only a practically efficient form of
martial arts but also a philosophy of life in Vietnamese
VOVINAM is different than other Martial Arts Schools.
The late Head Master and Founder Nguyen Loc had advanced
a new theory, which is based upon Mental and
Physical Revolutionism, that VOVINAM trains
the students in both mentality and martial arts.
Mentality - "An Art
of Living and a Philosophy of Life". An Art of
Living is to use the firm hand to crush any selfishness
and cowardice in oneself and the Philosophy of Life
is to Live, Let Live and Live for Others. Achieving
the two objectives above, then we can find ourselves
worth of living.
Martialism - "Hard and Soft"
combination is the basic principle of VOVINAM. Thus,
it fits all ages, gender, and physical stature. It
is easily applied and really practical to daily life.
VOVINAM trains students to become more self-righteous
and well-rounded human beings in the Technological
and Materialistic world. It encourages the students
to involve in the society, at the same time, be able
to maintain their integrity.