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Qwan Ki Do or Quan Khi Dao – The Way of Vital Energy is a synthesis of Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese Kung Fu with origins in Chinese Shaolin, Wo-Mei, Tang Lang and The Vietnamese Martial Arts or VO.

The Chinese heritage is made out of three main schools of martial art:

SHAO LIN or Thieu Lam, in which originated many different techniques, including jumping kick techniques or the CHIN NA or CAM NA techniques.

WO MEI or NGA MI, from the Mount Emei, that gave the grappling and projection techniques, and also animal fist techniques.

TANG LANG or DUONG LANG, from southern China, typical of the Hakka ethnic, is based upon the praying mantis impression technique. It is characterized by fast attacks on the upper body, aiming at hitting vital spots and also dislocating articulations.

The Vietnamese schools of martial arts are famous for their flying scissors techniques and also for the ‘free boxing’ style, very close to the South East Asia fighting styles.

The QWAN – KI – DO Martial Art method was founded in 1981 in France, as a result of over 25 years research work accomplished by one of the most prestigious experts of Martial Arts: The Great Master PHAM XUAN TONG.

Qwan Ki Do or Quan Khi Dao – The Way of Vital Energy is a synthesis of Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese Kung Fu with origins in Chinese Shaolin, Wo-Mei, Tang Lang and The Vietnamese Martial Arts or VO.

The Chinese heritage is made out of three main schools of martial art:

SHAO LIN or Thieu Lam, in which originated many different techniques, including jumping kick techniques or the CHIN NA or CAM NA techniques.

WO MEI or NGA MI, from the Mount Emei, that gave the grappling and projection techniques, and also animal fist techniques.

TANG LANG or DUONG LANG, from southern China, typical of the Hakka ethnic, is based upon the praying mantis impression technique. It is characterized by fast attacks on the upper body, aiming at hitting vital spots and also dislocating articulations.

The Vietnamese schools of martial arts are famous for their flying scissors techniques and also for the ‘free boxing’ style, very close to the South East Asia fighting styles.

The QWAN – KI – DO Martial Art method was founded in 1981 in France, as a result of over 25 years research work accomplished by one of the most prestigious experts of Martial Arts: The Great Master PHAM XUAN TONG.

QWAN KI DO combines a large variety of techniques:

– Hand techniques
– Blocks and grappling
– Sweeps
– Self-defense
– Throwing techniques
– Arm locks
– Falling techniques
– Breaking techniques
– Street fighting
– Psycho corporal gymnastics “Tham The” (similar to Tai Chi)

Qwan-Ki-Do’s is the art of winning without fighting and to persuade without speaking, behold, daily life sometimes puts us in a position to physically fight to defend ourselves on loved ones, and why not property. Therefore, technical training is oriented to the full contact and street fighting. A Vietnamese Martial Arts magazine Qwan Ki Do’s defined as the youngest offspring of Vietnamese Martial Arts, with deep roots in the ancient styles and Vietnamese and Chinese martial tradition, “last born but first past the finish line”.

This characterization is due to both technical baggage wealth, and the high degree of spreading, so Qwan Ki Do is practiced on all continents except Australia, in over 30 countries and tens of thousands of practitioners Infratest. The founder of this discipline, Master Pham Xuan Tong is a Vietnamese martial arts personality, both in terms of being one of the few masters founding in life (born 7/17/1947, Master Tong celebrates 66 years this year) as well as in light of the fact that the person is empowered to monitor the activities of Vietnamese Martial Arts in Europe, and to control and supervise the granting of higher degrees all Vietnamese styles that practice the old continent.

About Master Tong we can say that in addition to practice martial arts, he studied traditional medicine, phyto therapy, acupressure, massage and calligraphy. Personality encyclopedic, Master Tong is considered a national treasure by the French State and the Qwan Ki Do practitioners worldwide invaluable. Here are some of Pham Xuan Tong Grand Master words on the spirit of martial arts.

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