Binh Dinh Martial Arts is considered to be the cradle of traditional martial arts in Vietnam. It found out in the 18th century, during the Tay Son Dynasty and thrived under the ruling of King Nguyen Hue. Nowaday it is developed with quintessence of many martial arts genres and now have its own advantages and become a unique cultural notonly in Vietnam but also in the world. If you have a chance to travel to Binh Dinh Province, Binh Dinh Martial Arts should be the one thing to discover. Indochina travel Vietnam
There are about twenty villages in Binh Dinh and each village has a style ranging anywhere from 100 to 600 years old. Besides, there are many martial arts training centres have established with nearly 100 clubs. The traditional martial arts association manages 80 masters and attracts approximately 1,000 students in regular training courses. Local people always say “Trai An Thai, gai An Vinh”, it means males practice An Thai style and females practice An Vinh style, 2 famous martial arts villages in Binh Dinh. They are the typical Vietnamese people, smaller in stature. So they use more power in the empty hand forms making it more suitable and it is more suited towards female fighters. Centre Vietnam tours
As many martial arts in the world, Binh Dinh Martial Arts is also based on the principle of harmony between hard and soft. The key techniques invovle kicks, throws, escape and levering, wrestling and even employ swords, sticks, and knives. It is not just a way for health training, moral refinement, human sense of loving, but the martial arts also reflects the generosity of a heroic and sporting people. These are reasons why this martial arts attracted people of all generation to train. The uniform of Binh Dinh Martial Arts is all black garment with the vary belt of all schools. Especially, the Vietnamese flag includes red and yellow so students of Tay Son style wear garments made of silk that are in red and yellow to reflect.
You should come to Binh Dinh and attend “The traditional martial arts festival” which is held the first time in 2006. At the festival, you can join local teams and witness the showcase for their talent in martial arts, as well as Binh Dinh’s scenic beauty and distinctive, appealing culture. The festival is held at Quy Nhon Town, the capital of Binh Dinh. You can visit King Quang Trung Museum, Hoang De (Emperor) Citadel and Nhon Hoi Economic Zone which surround Quy Nhon Town.
This is a good opportunity to know how could they won in history by Martial Arts.
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