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Flying scissors to the neck. The opponent is forced to the ground with a twist of the body.
Vietnamese martial art artifact from the 17th century at Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts - Hanoi, Vietnam.
Fragment of jar with warriors fighting, 13th-14th century. National Museum of Vietnamese History, Hanoi.
Painting depicting soldiers practicing during the Revival Lê dynasty, 1684-1685

Traditional Vietnamese martial arts (Võ thuật Cổ truyền Việt Nam; Chữ Hán: 武術古傳越南) often referred to as Võ thuật (Chữ Hán: 武術), can be loosely divided into those of the Sino-Vietnamese descended from the Han and those of the Chams or indigenous Vietnamese.

Traditional schools

Võ Tân Khánh Bà Trà
Võ Cổ truyền

Modern schools

Võ thuật performance at Huế Festival 2008
The students of an elementary school learn martial arts in the school

Modern styles, or Phái (schools), include:




See also


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  2. ^ Gabrielle Habersetzer; Roland Habersetzer (2004). Encyclopédie des Arts Martiaux d'Extrême-Orient: Technique, historique, biographique et culturelle. 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 ..
  3. ^ The Vietnamese Wing Chun - Vinhxuan. (n.d.). Barnes & Noble. Retrieved May 15, 2022, from
  4. ^ Tătaru, Irene Teodora (2021). "Basic Arm Techniques in Qwan Ki Do". Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov Series IX, Sciences of Human Kinetics. 14 (1): 101.
  5. ^ Tuyển, D. (2021, March 23). Khăn rằn mang lại bình an và may mắn [Scarves bring peace and good luck]. Thoi Trang Tre. Retrieved February 28, 2022, from
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