What Is Qwan Ki Do (Vietnamese Kung Fu)?
The QWAN – KI – DO 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. Master Pham Xuan Tong is a Vietnamese martial arts personality, both in terms of being one of the few masters founding in life, as well as in light of the fact that the person is empowered to monitor the activities of Vietnamese Martial Arts in Europe.
Qwan Ki Do – 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 Vietnamese schools of martial arts are famous for their flying scissors techniques and also for the ‘free boxing’ style.
QWAN KI DO combines a large variety of techniques:Hand Techniques:
- Blocks and Grappling
- Throwing Techniques
- Falling Techniques- Arm Locks
- Breaking Techniques
- Street Fighting
- Psycho-corporal Gymnastics “Tham The” (similar to Tai Chi)
Although the definition 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 and on loved ones. Therefore, technical training is oriented to wrestling and street fighting.
A Vietnamese Martial Arts magazine defined Qwan Ki Do 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” .
Paul Ciurar, our instructor, started to practice Qwan-Ki-Do when he was 15 and made of it a lifetime passion. He had studied with The Great Master PHAM XUAN TONG himself, obtaining his Black Belt when he was only 19.
Schedule of classes:
Tuesday 5:00-7:00 pm Adults & Children
Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm Children
Saturday 3:00-5:00 pm Adults
Monthly membership fees: Adults $90, Children $80