MARTIAL ARTS IN VIETNAM
AND OTHER DELEGATES PHOTO
CREDIT: DAO TIEN DAT
On August 5, 2006, there are over 500 martial arts students, Masters,
and Grand Masters from 35 nations and 21 branches of school of martial arts in
Vietnam gathering at Quy Nhon Auditorium to attend the commencement of the 1st
International Festival of Martial Arts in Vietnam.
Provincial Chief Nguyen Xuan Duong and many high ranking officials were
there together with numerous distinguished guests.
Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, Provincial Vice Chief cheerfully announces,
“The Festival is the opportunity for all of us to meet, to exchange
experiences, and tighten the friendship among martial arts students as well as
branches in order to make contributions to national culture and expand
classical Vietnamese martial arts.”
HUYNH THANH PHONG, CHIEF INSTRUCTOR OF
Nguyen Lam Hung Anh Seven years
Martial Artist in Kienando
Kienando Demonstration of external and internal power
Professor Ly Hoang Tung, President of World Martial
Arts Association, who has been away from
Vietnam for many years, is happy
to participate in the event. He
mentions Binh Dinh was the martial arts land where many of his friends were
born and grown up. Professor Tung
emphasizes that even he was in the United States but he has always focused to
the native country. Binh Dinh
Grand Masters of Martial Arts: Phan
Tho, Ngo Bong, Tran Dan…are very satisfied with the international festival
of martial arts. Grand Master
Phan Tho commends, “You have to see the demonstrations to know how excellent
our martial arts are.”
Nguyen Lam Truong with scimitar
Sword champion Nguyen Lam DieuVan
THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MARTIAL ARTS.
Grand Master Nguyen Lam,
Founder of Kienando Kungfu Vietnam, went to Vietnam from the United States
specially for the Festival with two of his students.
One is Lynelle Millitate, who was awarded Honorary Gold Medal in March
2006 after competing at Wushu-Kungfu demonstration in Irvine.
Three female champions: From left:
Nguyen Lam Anh Xuan, Nguyen Lam Lynelle,
and Nguyen Lam Dieu Van
demonstrated three katas at the Festival and the auditorium was applauded at
length. Grand Master Nguyen Lam,
after observing the commencement says, “I
am very excited to see battle drums sounding and other demonstrations at the
opening. Right at this holy and
precious land, these have signified martial arts spirits of not only Binh Dinh
but also all Vietnamese people.”
another interview, she strongly voiced her enthusiasm and views on the martial
art of kienando:
LOVE VIETNAMESE SCENERIES AND VIETNAMESE PEOPLE.
I STUDIED KIENANDO KUNGFU AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT NORTHRIDGE
WHERE I GOT MY BACHELOR’S DEGREE. I
LIKE KIENANDO MARTIAL ARTS BECAUSE THERE IS A COMBINATION OF STRENGTH AND
WILL. IT INCREASES MY ENERGY AND
SELF-CONFIDENCE. RIGHT NOW I AM
IN GRADUATE SCHOOL, HOWEVER, I TRY TO BE A HIGH RANKING INSTRUCTOR WITH THE
HOPE THAT I SHALL BE ABLE TO OPEN A DOJO IN THE USA.
I AM SO IMPRESSED ABOUT THE FRIENDLINESS OF VIETNAMESE PEOPLE.
VIETNAMESE FOOD IS DELICIOUS, ESPECIALLY EGG ROLLS.
DURING MY DAYS AT BINH DINH, I SHALL GO TO THE BEACH AND VISIT THE
Organizing Committee for the 1st International Festival of
Martial Arts in Vietnam includes Professor Phuong Tan, Editor of Martial Arts
magazine in Saigon and Martial Arts Master
Ho Hoa Hue.