Vovinam Theory and Philosophy
Quiz For Elementary Rank
10 Pledges of Viet Vo Dao Disciple
- VVDD (Viet Vo Dao Disciple) vows to reach the peak of the art to serve fellow countryman and mankind.
- VVDD vows the faith in developing the school, building up the VVD youth era.
- VVDD always respects the elders and loves the classmates.
- VVDD strictly follows school disciplines, respects the honor of the martial arts practitioners.
- VVDD strictly respects other martial arts schools, and only applies force for defense or to protect the righteousness.
- VVDD must be deligent in practicing both physically and morally.
- VVDD loves the purity and simplicity, being natural and a noble mind.
- VVDD bears an ironed willingness, but allows your opponents retreat with dignity and self-respect.
- VVDD will be shrewed in action, and observate, and enduring in their struggles.
- VVDD must have self-confidence, self-control, humility, generosity, and desire to improve.
Quiz For Elementary Rank – First Dan
(for promotion to to Blue Belt First Dan)
|Question 1||What is VOVINAM? Why VOVINAM was named?|
|Answer:||VOVINAM is the abbreviation of the VO VIET NAM, it is named for the following purposes:|
|Question 2||In the salute position, why the Viet Vo Dao Disciples (VVDD) place their right hand on the heart?|
|Answer:||In the salute position the Viet Vo Dao Disciples (VVDD) place their right hand on their heart means:|
– Placing an ironed hand on a loving heart.
– The brave character should accompany with charity.
– The martial arts should go along with Philosophy of martial arts.
– The VVDD may not use arms out of anger.
|Question 3||What are the first 4 disciplines of the Vovinam School that the VVDD should remember? Name them.|
|Answer:||The VVDD must remember 4 initial disciplines of the Vovinam school:|
|Question 4||What is the normal concept of learning martial arts? What is the concept of VVDD?|
|Answer:||Usually people think that leaning martial arts is for self defense or being expert in this area, but the VVDD practice martial arts aim is to obtain a healthy body, a bright mind and a greatness of soul.|
|Question 5||What is the concept of using martial arts in VOVINAM? Name it.|
|Answer:||The concept of using martial arts in VOVINAM consists 4 points:|
|Question 6||Are the VVDD allowed to compete on the ring. Why?|
|Answer:||The VVDD are not allowed to compete on the ring because VOVINAM School is a martial art school having a clear philosophy. Its aim is to change the society and to create a perfect person rather than aiming to challenge on the ring which is only a sportive purpose.|
|Question 7||Under what circumstances VVDD may use the martial arts?|
|Answer:||The VVDD may use martial arts on the following circumstances:|
|Question 8||As the matter of martial art philosophy, what are the missions of the VOVINAM School allegation?|
|Answer:||In martial art philosophy, there are three missions in the VOVINAM School allegation.|
|Question 9||How many colors are there in the VOVINAM’s belt. What do they mean?|
|Answer:||There are 4 colors in the VOVINAM’s belt rank and they have the following meanings:|
BLUE BELT: The color of hope, those who wear this are hoping to go further in the martial arts and are self training to move toward the martial art philosophy.
YELLOW BELT: The color of skin, means martial arts and martial art philosophy would have infiltrated into body.
RED BELT: The color of blood, means martial arts and martial art philosophy would have penetrated and circulating into the body and blood.
WHITE BELT: The color of bone, means martial arts and martial art philosophy would have penetrated into the spinal systems and have been becoming one’s body, and this belt represents the elite of the entire school.
|Question 10||How many ranks are there in the VOVINAM School? How long it take to gain one rank?|
|Answer:||As the matter of rank, the VOVINAM School has:|
Elementary Rank (Blue) has 3 dans, each dan represents 1 yellow stripe.
Junior Rank (Yellow) has 3 dans, each dan represents 1 red stripe.
Advanced Rank (Red) has 7 dans, each dan represents 1 white stripe.
Superior Rank (White) reserved for the School Dean Master who leads the VOVINAM School.Besides that, if a junior disciple who passed all required dans of this rank he may become instructor aide (Red belt with 2 marginal yellow stripes) and become candidate for pre-advanced class.
From the beginner class to the pre-advanced class time require for each dan is 6 months. But in the Advanced’s it will take from 1 to 2 year to obtain a dan. Superior is the highest rank, and is reserved for the School Dean Master.
|Question 11||How many masters with superior rank does this school have? Will there be two or three superior rank masters in the future?|
|Answer:||Presently, this school has only one superior rank master who is the School Dean Master. In the future there will be only one white belt superior rank master. If there would be one other, he is the successor of the School Dean Master.|
|Question 12||Base on what characters the VOVINAM school observes the general behavior of its disciples.|
|Answer:||The behavior of the disciple is based on 4 characters:|
|Question 13||How the disciples of VOVINAM School treat each others?|
|Answer:||In the VOVINAM family, disciples love and respect each others. That respect and love write up the school disciplines, a stabilized reason that have urged school disciples closely united in promoting the honor of the school and becoming perfects personalities.|
|Question 14||What is the different between beginners and disciples?|
|Answer:||The beginners are those who begin to practice martial arts and have not yet sworn in entering the school. Disciples are those who have sworn in, gone through a period of practicing martial art and understand the martial art philosophy.|
Elementary Rank First Dan – Second Dan
(for promotion to to Blue Belt Second Dan)
|Question 1||Why does VOVINAM conceptualize in combining virtue and talent in one?|
|Answer:||Because who he possesses a talent without virtue is only a brutal and cruel person. And if who he possesses a virtue without talent is easy to be weakling and feeble.|
|Question 2||What would result if having talent but lacking of virtue? and vice versa?|
|Answer:||Talent without virtue is a talent which could damage the society, and it is not beneficial to self, family and society. If who he has virtue but doesn’t have talent, is obviously a good citizen, however, he does not have the capacity to preserve that good character and he could not develop and popularize that virtue to the others.|
|Question 3||What are the goals of the VOVINAM School? What is the first goal (or the 2nd or the 3rd)?|
|Answer:||There are three goals in the VOVINAM School. The first goal is the preservation, development and diffusion of the Vietnamese Martial Art Study, and to explore both softness and firmness values of human body to glorify the VOVINAM School by combining the traditional Vietnamese martial arts and wrestling as foundation; as well as combining, utilizing the elites of the martial arts of the world.|
|Question 4||As the matter of force, how does the VOVINAM School trained its disciples?|
|Answer:||As the matter of force, the VOVINAM School aims to train its disciples building up a strong and firm body, a tireless strength in order to endure all of the difficulties, hardships and to get away from illness to maintain a healthy strong body.|
|Question 5||As the matter of martial arts, how does the VOVINAM School train its disciples?|
|Answer:||As the matter of martial arts, the VOVINAM School aims to train its disciple high techniques in defense, and to gain a noble art to serve mankind and to protect the righteousness.|
|Question 6||As the matter of martial art philosophy, what does the VOVINAM School forge its disciples?|
|Answer:||As the matter of martial art philosophy the VOVINAM School aims to forge its disciples gaining a noble soul, an unsubmitted will, a chivalrous countenance, a high self-disciplinary attitude, a united way of fife with schoolmates, a nobly traditional sacrifice, a tolerate and love virtue, to efficiently serve self, family, people and mankind.|
|Question 7||How many directions are there in VOVINAM School?|
|Answer:||There are 5 directions in VOVINAM School.|
|Question 8||Base on what foundation, the VOVINAM School initiates its activities?|
|Answer:||All of the activities of the VOVINAM School are initiated based on the utilization of human as object, virtue as direction and willingness as means.|
|Question 9||What are the historical phase of VOVINAM School?|
|Answer:||The history of VOVINAM could be divided into 5 phases.|
|Question 10||Who is the Late Founding Master? When and where he was born?|
|Answer:||Late Master Nguyen Loc is the founder of VOVINAM School. His birthday was the 8th day of the 4th lunar month in the year of the Rat (1912) at the Village of Huu Bang, Thach That District and Son Tay Province (North Viet Nam).|
|Question 11||When the Late Founding Master accomplished his study on VOVINAM?|
|Answer:||It could be said that the Late Founding Master had worked hard all of his life to accomplish the foundation of the VOVINAM School.|
|Question 12||When and where was the first demonstration of VOVINAM?|
|Answer:||The first demonstration of VOVINAM took place at Nha Hat Lon Theater in Hanoi City in the Fall of 1938.|
|Question 13||When and where was the first VOVINAM class called?|
|Answer:||The first VOVINAM class was called at Hanoi Pedagogic School in the Spring of 1940.|
|Question 14||When and where the Late Founding Master of VOVINAM deceased?|
|Answer:||The Late Founding Master of VOVINAM deceased on the 4th day of the 4th month in the year of the Rat 1960 and was buried at Mac Dinh Chi Cemetery, Saigon City.|
|Question 15||Who actually greatly appreciated the VOVINAM School?|
|Answer:||The students in HS as well as College greatly appreciate and practice the most.|
Elementary Rank Second Dan – Third Dan
(for promotion to to Blue Belt Third Dan)
The Meaning Of The Symbol And Flag Of Vovinam Viet Vo Dao School
|Question 1||What is the meaning of the symbol and flag of VOVINAM Viet Vo Dao?|
|Answer:||The latency of the symbol and the flag of VOVINAM Viet Vo Dao are interpreted and disclosed by colors and shapes.|
Colors: There are four basic colors used for the symbol and the flag:
Shapes: The symbol consists of two shapes: A square on top and round under, symbolic for hardness and softness intercourse, the expression of in heritage perfection.
Both Vovinam symbol and flag symbol: Small circle with half of blue and red interpret (yin, yang), and the yellow Viet Nam map in between bears the meaning of intersection, interchange, the Vietnamese historical braveness, self-dependent, unyielding, independent and united. The big circle surrounds two small circles (red, blue), symbolizing marvelous colorless for combination to prevail, harmonize and accommodate.
The Historical Phases Of Vovinam Viet Vo Dao School
|Question 2||How many phases are there in the Vovinam Viet Vo Dao School history? Explain main point in each of these phases.|
|Answer:||Eventually, the Vovinam Viet Dao School history divided into five phases, and the main point in each of these phases:|
A. The main incident occurrences in the Forgotten phase (from year 1938)
B. In the Beginning phase (1939-1945)
C. In the Mature phase (1945 – 1946) .
D. In the Separation phase (1946 – 1948) .
E. In the Resuscitation phase (1948-1975) .
With all ceaseless efforts, the Headquarter of Training Center had established the General Training centers in 4 war zones of South Viet Nam.
|Question 3||Had the Late Founder Vovinam alleged the cruel revolutionary? In what tendency did the Late Founder Vovinam want to guide the Vietnamese youngster?|
|Answer:||No, the Late Founder realized the cruel revolutionary could not success, and if this cruel revolutionary favorably succeed it could not existed because the lack of talents and capable leaders for its political structural management to govern and reconstruct the country. Therefore, Late Founder lead and conducted the youngsters into the revolutionist of empowerment body and mind so that these revolutionists would be the Conner stones for all other revolutionaries (there was no denial for any revolutionary principle, at the same time, he conceptualized that supporting the successful pure citizen revolutionary for the country; it needed to quarrel to youngsters one idealistic revolutionary, one inconvincible characteristic, one audacious mind with strong physical body bear adequately the enduring capability in self-defense. It was difficult to make the revolutionary successfully; however, it was more difficult to maintain the results of revolutionary in which it could migrate to a better phase to reconstruct country.)|
|Question 4||In What action our VOVINAM FOUNDER Master took so that he could expose his invincible and undefeated spirit?|
|Answer:||In one of the Martial Art Performace at the Su Pham on the Autumn season of year 1940, the invincible and undefeated spirit of our VOVINAM FOUNDER Master determine in the following plan of actions:|
|Question 5||Does Vovinam School do politic? Thus, what is Vovinam School point of view about politics?|
|Answer:||Vovinam School does not do politic; clearly, Vovinams School point of view consists of two following points:|
|Question 6||How was the standpoint of the Late Vovinam Founder Nguyen Loc that he thought about a superpower political party?|
|Answer:||For the stand-point of the Late Vovinam Founder Nguyen Loc thought about a superpower political party was: to breakout of the political parties tendencies, to put the benefits of nation in highest priority, to help citizens and country fellows, not to acquire credits or rights for an individual or a position in an organization. On another word, Vovinam School could incorporate with patriotic political parties to perform or work on any project that is benefits for then nation and its citizens; however, Vovinam School must not establish a political power for any political party or must not run a campaign for political seat in that political party.|
|Question 7||In year 1946, Vovinam disciples participated in the war of anti-colonial movement of Vietnamese nationwide, and did Vovinam disciples have any desire to do politic? Why?|
|Answer:||In year 1946, the war of anti-colonial movement took place in the whole Vietnam so Vovinam disciples participated in the war of anti-colonial movement because Vovinam disciples heated up with patriotic youngsters spirits who did not want to see Vietnam to fall to French Colonists again. Thus Vovinam disciples had no desire to do politic.|
|Question 8||What was a conductible or feasible standard for the guideline to reconstruct the Vovinam School?|
|Answer:||Because the ups and downs of nation circumstances, he, the Late Vovinam Founder realized country problem and his covet for the conductible standard for the guideline to reconstruct the Vovinam School was that Vovinam School could not take any vehement action as many intensely emotional citizens were wake-up with violent French anti-colonial revolutionary. However, Vovinam School took every single wise solid step to remain firm to accomplish the Viet Vo Dao (Vietnamese Martial Art Way of Life) foundation upon his covet for the conductible standard for the guideline to reconstruct the Vovinam School.|
The Manners of Vovinam Disciples
|Question 9||Why a Vovinam Viet Vo Dao disciple must keep his or her good manner in everywhere, and in every situation?|
|Answer:||The Vovinam Viet Vo Dao disciple must keep his or her good manner in everywhere, and in every situation because publics evaluate the Vovinam Viet Vo Dao disciple through his or her manner for our honor of Vovinam School.|
|Question||How many are there bad things Vovinam disciple should avoid? How many are there good things Vovinam disciple should do? Let describe these good and bad things:|
|Answer:||There are five bad things Vovinam disciple should avoid to:|
There are five good things Vovinam disciple should have to:
|Question 11||Explain the similar and different roles of Vovinam Viet Vo Do disciple and of a citizen.|
|Answer:||The similarity is that both the Vovinam Viet Vo Dao disciple and the citizen are in common roles to serve the nation and its country fellows. The difference is that the citizen just serve the nation and its fellows only while the Vovinam Martial Art disciple not only serve the nation and its country fellows but also server mankind and take the obligation with Vovinam School.|
|Question 12||In manner, how Vovinam Viet Vo Dao disciple must be while he or she practices and studies?|
|Answer:||Three points of the guideline to remember while disciple is in practicing and studying: obey disciplines, respect the teacher (master) or the instructor, and love schoolmates.|
|Question 13||In the family, How should Vovinam disciples behave?|
|Answer:||In the family, Vovinam Disciples should pay respect to those who are older, love others who have the same status and lower family status with.|
Strictly avoid to apply force of martial art when there are family troublesome in between family members—this will unintentionally cause to the family members misunderstand Vovinam School and its moral students education.
|Question 14||How Vovinam Disciples Chrematistics should be?|
|Answer:||Taking action, Vovinam Disciples should remember the Vovinam Viet Vo Dao Martial Artist attitude: be careful but be quick. Desire to be careful but to quick, we have to differentiate phases of taking action—planning, working, and completion.|
1. At planning—getting reality, gather all facts, do not get so much thinking of loses, dare to embark on adventure without self benefit.
2. At action—when got plan completed then immediately start to work patiently, confidently, do not take works in someone hands, do not take award not our belongingness, do not bear your individual heroism, do not make many unnecessary questions, do not bargain works, and make ourselves become a henchman before a boss.
3. At work completed—self-checking every action during the work.
A. Check yourself first to so that we can see what is good or bad, right or wrong for the lessons later.
B. Check others so that we can recognize others con and pro.
C. Check works so that we can develop our advantage, and we can decrease our advantage thus we are able to take a better action for a better result.
|Question 15||When performingVovinam Martial Arts, what preparation of a Vovinam Viet Vo Dao portrait should be?|
|Answer:||When performing Vovinam Martial Arts, Vovinam Disciple should prepare: with Vovinam spirit—only with the appointment of Vovinamschool, with performance—put the honor of Vovinam first priority, and put all spirit without abstract your concentration so that you perform a real martial art with all technical skills to the spectators, and perform with strong, clever, harmony. Vovinam Viet Vo Dao must maintain the trait of showmanship of performance. In order of appearance of austere, straight, attribute, polite, discipline.|
|Question 16||What behavior should Vovinam Viet Vo Dao Disciple be to interact with everyone?|
|Answer:||When Vovinam Viet Vo Dao disciple interacts with everyone, he / she have to be a good manner with deed, conservative, initiative.|
|Question 17||What attitude should Vovinam Viet Vo Dao Disciple have when participate social voluntarily work in the community?|
|Answer:||Vovinam Viet Vo Dao Disciple should have voluntarily work without any condition, and he/she absolutely avoid to count his/her works or to make other feeling that they own us a favor. This will cause persons being helped from us feel bad that they misunderstand our meaningful help. When Vovinam Viet Vo Dao Disciple interacts or helps them, Vovinam Viet Vo Dao Disciple has to keep acting with everyone in admirable and polite way. Thus this volunteering work gains meaningful to everyone, and that will make Vovinam School gloriously.|
|Question 18||In most of Vovinam School activities, what manners should Vovinam Disciples have?|
|Answer:||In most of Vovinam School activities, Vovinam Disciples should have the following manners: Friendly, opened mind, generous, because the in most of Vovinam activities there are opportunities for disciples get to know each others because Vovinam students come from different aspects in any circumstances, capabilities, destination, and this meeting activity will be a vital conference to strengthen a friendship in our common goal day by day. The nature of most internal Vovinam meeting activity have its own family life style is to let every Vovinam student brings up his/her expertise for exchange but he/she should not be over exited or goes beyond his/her realm during this internal Vovinam meeting activity. To be generous because in the atmosphere of the nature of internal Vovinam meeting activity is the opportunities for Vovinam students to help and support each other; to initiate any past misunderstanding and to open the window of acknowledgement. Thus, we definitely need to share our valuable experience among each other and in the contrast we absolutely need to forgive each other mistake. We, Vovinam students, should motivate each other when he / she shows his / her skill and talent.|
Quizzes for Blue Belt 3 to Yellow Belt Candidate
The meanings of 10 pledges of Việt Võ Đạo Sinh (VVĐS)
|Question 1||The meaning the 1st pledge of Vietnamese Martial Arts Students (Việt Võ Đạo Sinh or VVĐS) how? Explain in general.|
|Answer:||The first pledge are about purpose and aspiration of the VVĐS to bring aspiration to reach the high levels of the arts with the purpose to serve the nation and mankind.|
|Question 2||Why not take a great aspiration to achieve the most remarkable levels of arts?|
|Answer:||VVĐS does not carry a great aspiration to achieve great levels of arts because the arts levels research or study never ending, but what VVĐS only passion in which is reasonable, reachable, and can be feasible and fulfilled , not to level of crazy, not to the level of utopia.|
|Question 3||How do those who are good at martial arts conceptualize about martial arts?|
|Answer:||Those who are good at martial arts concept to improve on both the martial spirit and ideology of martial arts. So they are always calm to resolve the matter, they have no inferiority complex being considered contempt, they detest the quarrelsome and they can undergo suffering more than normal people.|
|Question 4||The meaning the 2nd pledge of VVĐS how? Explain in general.|
|Answer:||The second pledge is about the obligations of the VVĐS for the sect and ethnicity. For the sect, VVĐS have to be firmly loyal to sect, and have to glorify the sect. For the ethnicity, VVĐS must build a generation of young Vietnamese Martial Arts (VVĐ)|
|Question 5||The concept of the VVĐS How firmly loyal?|
|Answer:||A firmly loyal to develop the Vovinam sect, not any particular individual in the Vovinam sect. However, if any individual works to promote martial arts in the name of the Vovinam sect, the VVĐS is obliged to contribute to hand.|
|Question 6||Want to promote development such the Vovinam martial arts sect, what should VVĐS do? Point out several ways to promote development Vovinam martial arts sect?|
|Answer:||To promote development the Vovinam Martial Arts sect, VVĐS should:|
|Question 7||Why VVĐS for the obligations of the nation is “built-generation Vietnamese Martial Arts Youth”?|
|Answer:||For nation, VVĐS should build the young generation Việt Võ Đạo (VVĐ) because the young generation VVĐ is always solid walls to protect the country and build a future. The main spirit of martial arts has broken off the opening of patriotism heart making authenticity of nation exist forever.|
|Question 8||The meaning of the 3rd pledge of Vietnamese Martial Arts Students (VVĐS) how. Explain in general.|
|Answer:||The 3rd pledge of VVĐS is about the spirit of unity in school sect. If having solidarity of unity spirit, VVĐS should have the unanimity in school sect on who should respect superior official, and with the Vovinam school mates VVĐS should love each other sincerely.|
|Question 9||Why unity is mentioned and discussed upmost in any organization?|
|Answer:||The solidarity unity is always first and upmost mentioned and discussed in any organization because it is an important factor to decide the powerful or the dissolution of an organization.|
|Question 10||Want to promote solidarity unity in the Vovinam school sect, what should VVĐS do?|
|Answer:||To promote solidarity unity in Vovinam school sect, VVĐS has suppressed all feeling, prejudice, pride banish faults, every single individual narrow minded, never have hatred for the school mates sect, if I, myself, have the misunderstandings, questions be solved, then immediately submitting the philanthropic ideas of friendship building.|
|Question 11||The meaning of the 4th pledge of Vietnamese Martial Arts Students (VVĐS) how. Explain in general.|
|Answer:||The 4th pledge is about martial arts discipline, and martial artist honesty. VVĐS must strictly respect the discipline of martial arts school sect, and always uphold the honor of martial artist.|
|Question 12||How many types of discipline are there? The difference between the discipline of Vovinam Vietnamese Martial Arts (VVN-VVĐ) with disciplined army and secret parties like?|
|Answer:||There are three types of discipline:|
VVN-VVĐ discipline is self-discipline, which means school sect superior officials ask to make example as persons have seen the example from the superior officials previously done, if order isn’t followed, persons who must be disciplinarily punished or deported from school sect.
|Question 13||What is “solo hero or individual hero”?|
|Answer:||A solo hero is the Heroes of individuals, who are talented, but indiscipline, disorder, and they never closed themselves to subject in the framework, this type of hero works inspired an option because there is no fixed ideals.|
|Question 14||What is the martial artist honesty?|
|Answer:||Honorary martial artist is honorary general of all in an organization or community; it is a kind of tools to defend the weak against the strong, something beyond this honor from personal pride to harmonize into the way of martial arts life.|
|Question 15||The meaning of the 5th pledge of Vietnamese Martial Arts Students (VVĐS) how. Explain in general.|
|Answer:||The 5th pledge of VVĐS is about sense of using martial arts of VVĐS. VVĐS always respect the other martial arts school sect, only use martial arts for self-defense, rightness and justice.|
|Question 16||If there is an individual fault from another martial arts school sect, what ideas way should we have to consider that individual forced to discipline?|
|Answer:||When required to punish or to discipline an individual fault from another martial arts school sect, VVĐS just take it as a job reluctant to encourage that individual to self- improved but not generalize that individual school sect, and never raise any intention to insult their school sect.|
|Question 17||The meaning of the 6th pledge of Vietnamese Martial Arts Students (VVĐS) how. Explain in general.|
|Answer:||The 6th pledge of VVĐS is about the direction of learning and spiritual life of the VVĐS. VVĐS must be a person who is diligent to learn, practice and enrich the spirit of moral virtues of Việt Võ Đạo (VVĐ).|
|Question 18||How is the diligent deed?|
|Answer:||Focusing: focuses the mind on the affair, the career.|
Diligence: to do the best in the efforts diligently, no fear or apprehension to hardships.
Mind-unanimity: to concentrate the mind on one affair, and do it with all strength and heart, no attention to hardships.
|Question 19||Want to get diligent deed, VVĐS has to perform some basic points, and what are those?|
|Answer:||For diligent deed, VVDS has to perform five basic points:|
|Question 20||Good spirit required several virtue deeds? Please explain briefly.|
|Answer:||For good spirit, VVDS must practice five virtue deeds:|
|Question 21||What is virtue behavior? Why VVĐS has to cultivate the virtue behavior?|
|Answer:||Virtue behavior is called by two words: quality and life in Vietnamese martial Arts the way of life (VVĐ). VVĐS has to cultivate virtue behavior because that fundamental virtue of all virtues, it is extremely important to get both mind and body trained for both public life and private life, it suits the martial arts and the way of martial arts life and it can be adapted to every situation.|
|Question 22||The meaning of the 7th pledge of Vietnamese Martial Arts Students (VVĐS) how. Explain in general.|
|Answer:||The 7th pledge of VVĐS is about way of living VVĐS is to be lived with pure virtue, simplicity of life, honest and noble manner.|
|Question 23||How does VVĐS concept of pure virtue of living? Does it completely identical to the concept of the clergy or monastic do?|
|Answer:||The concept of the pure virtue of living for VVĐS is to keep purity but not negative, stop hearing and blindfolded before all the sins of society, but hearing and looking into everything, all the evils of life to be learned, and studied to solve and improve it. Conception of life in the VVĐS pure virtue very positive, flexible and openly, completely different conception of the clergy or monastic whose life is negative, and the sedimentation sink into the inner (eyes do not see anything but clean and pure, not let ear listening evil words, do not think evil occupancy so that can prevent evil acts from the root causes).|
|Question 24||Let’s analyze the difference between simplicity of life virtue of VVĐS and simplicity of life virtue of clergy or monastic?|
|Answer:||The difference between simplicity of life virtue VVĐS and simplicity of life virtue of clergy or monastic:|
|Question 25||How does VVĐS concept about the honest of life virtue? VVĐS would honest to whom? How would VVĐS honest? Can VVĐS not be known to the fraud, conspiracy, tricks and suffering from others’ evil acts?|
|Answer:||VVĐS would honest to martial arts school sect, to school sect upper official rank, and to all others. Honesty of life virtue of VVĐS does not mean not know the evil acts, but overcome self-control to win, and not getting the infected from those evil acts that is the quality honest of life virtue of VVĐS. For people outside, honesty of life virtue of VVĐS does not mean ignorance, innocence and cretinism to suffer the fraud and conspiracy. In cases of|
necessity, honest VVĐS has to prove to them understand that the fraudulent and lifestyle of trickery cannot succeed. That is the true honest of life virtue of VVĐS.
|Question 26||What is noble manner virtue? When having attitude to casual concession to forgive others is it noble manner virtue?|
|Answer:||The noble manner virtue is long-term self-control positive function for application in special circumstances (such as one was humiliated by others when the revenge opportunity time comes but do not take revenge for the humiliation because they sincerely repent of their humiliated acts). Having attitude towards casual concession for compromise, forgiveness to others–it is just an impulsive temperament, it is not an orientation of the noble manner virtue.|
|Question 27||The meaning of the 8th pledge of Vietnamese Martial Arts Students (VVĐS) how. Explain in general.|
|Answer:||The 8th pledge of VVĐS is about the iron willpower of VVĐS, and iron willpower to be toughen by trained into willpower of steel. VVĐS has to consolidate, strive to perfect that iron willpower; always cope with all challenges and uphill to overcome violence, and brute forces.|
|Question 28||How many types of willpower have ancient people usually classified? Please tell outlined and explained.|
|Answer:||Ancient people have usually classified into three types of willpower. The brief way described:|
|Question 29||To strive to perfect willpower of steel, how must VVĐS assess that?|
|Answer:||In fact, if desire to strive to perfect the willpower of steel VVĐS must:|
|Question 30||The meaning of the 9th pledge of Vietnamese Martial Arts Students (VVĐS) how. Explain in general.|
|Answer:||The 9th pledge of VVĐS is about radical thinking, energetic courage, and practicality of VVĐS as following:|
|Question 31||Why VVĐS should need a wise clairvoyant in observations?|
|Answer:||VVĐS needs a wise clairvoyant in observations for clear distinction matters, to leave those of obstacles; to know black side of facts so that can make a wise decision at the right time to avoid consequences of unwanted faults, to get more friends, to get less hostilities.|
|Question 32||How is the energetic courage to struggle with matters? Mencius has launched major cases to struggle with matters in life? Please tell briefly.|
|Answer:||The energetic courage to struggle with matters in life came with satisfied fullness, when failure no frustrated or lost oriented willpower, to use the resilient, indomitable strength for solve-problems by durable, flexible capabilities. Mencius has launched three major cases to struggle with matters in life:|
|Question 33||How many types of actions are there? Explain in general.|
|Answer:||There are three types of actions:|
|Question 34||The meaning of the 10th pledge of Vietnamese Martial Arts Students (VVĐS) how. Explain in general.|
|Answer:||The 10th pledge of VVĐS is about living virtue in life of the VVĐS for self- improvement. VVĐS has attitude towards self-confidence, overcome inner thought or self wins. With others, VVĐS is humbled, generous to, and always make a self-criticism of mistakes for self-improvement.|
|Question 35||What are self-confident, self wins, humbled, generous?|
|Answer:||– Self-confidence: self-believe is to believe own best has–willpowers, ethics, honor, faith, martial arts ability. Self-confidence also has another meaning, and that is to promote own goodness possessed for self-improvement.|
– Self wins: to win own bad habits, selfishness, weakness of the internal.
– Humbled: modest in behavior, respect upper ranking officials, elderly.
– Generous: virtuous, generous, magnanimous with youth, and others.
|Question 36||We look back over the steps of the past by which the attitude? With attitude of pride, self-satisfied, complacency or lament and mourn?|
|Answer:||We look back through steps of past by the attitudes with self-criticism of our advantages and disadvantages for lessons from there for self-improvement. And we do not look back steps of the past by presumptuous and complacent eyes, or wail for mercilessly broken loses, faults, and failures.|
|Question 37||When our mistakes in the past but can be forgiven?|
|Answer:||Our mistakes of the past can be forgiven if at present time, we live with life of pure manner virtue, and noble manner virtue.|
Quiz for Yellow Belt – Yellow Belt First Dan
(for promotion to to Yellow First Dan)
|Question 1||What are the differences in between Technical Martial Arts school and Philosophy Martial Arts school?|
|Answer:||A Technical Martial Arts school teaches techniques for defense, combat, against opponents or enemy, and living objects; mainly focus on techniques only while a Philosophy Martial Arts school trains persons in both Martial Arts techniques and ideal of applying both body and mind base on human benefits to incorporated mankind, morality, human common interests.|
|Question 2||What are the conditions for a Technical Martial Arts school becoming a Philosophy Martial Arts school?|
|Answer:||For a Technical Martial Arts school to become a Philosophy Martial Arts school must precondition:|
|Question 3||Why prior to that time Viet Nam just developed in Technical Martial Arts School but not in developed Philosophy Martial Arts School?|
|Answer:||Vietnamese ancestors’ wills have been yearning to archive the Philosophy Martial Arts School; however, historical Viet Nam situation in revolutionary war survival with a many painful loses so Vietnamese ancestors didn’t fulfill wills in a system that could promote Vietnamese Technical Martial Arts School to Philosophy Martial Arts School. Today, VOVINAM in heritages Vietnamese ancestors’ wills by combining the existing various essential Vietnamese Martial Arts, and mixed with other various essential Martial Arts around the world, and lay the Eastern Philosophy foundation to promote Vietnamese Technical Martial Arts School to Philosophy Martial Arts School.|
|Question 4||What is the different in between family martial art techniques heritage and esoteric martial arts techniques heritage?|
|Answer:||Family martial art techniques in heritage who will only train and teach to martial arts technique to their youths within their family or their youths within their own clan. These martial arts taught limit to their small group of the families. The esoteric martial arts technique in heritage, the teacher will keep few special techniques for himself or herself to prevent his or her betrayed or disobeyed disciples or students fight back. This martial arts taught is depended on the teacher mood, and there are no standard of training program, thus techniques slyly lost and faded out in time.|
|Question 5||When and which one of Vietnamese Dynasties had Vietnamese Martial Arts Philosophy Foundation been closely built through Vietnamese Martial Arts Lecture Hall?|
|Answer:||Year 1253, the Tran Dynasty had concurrently built through both Martial Lecture Hall and National Academics for the Vietnamese Martial Arts Philosophy Foundation; however, it could not be completed, because the critical rationalization of differences in between Martial Arts and Academicals literature. Thus, the Martial Arts were not able to systemize the idealization into Martial Arts Philosophy Foundation.|
|Question 6||What are differences between histories from Vovinam through Viet-Vo-Dao, from soft style martial arts (Jujutsu) through Judo?|
|Answer:||From Vovinam through Viet-Vo-Dao could be differentiated from soft style martial arts (Jujutsu) through Judo as following:|
|Question 7||In historic events, how have the traditional Vietnamese Martial Arts evolved?|
|Answer:||The Traditional Vietnamese Martial Arts has long historic events, and needed to be researched and studied. The evolutions can be explained briefly:|
The Traditional Vietnamese Martial Arts connected the origin with the people and nature, and the struggling affairs for survivals in between tribes. However, the Traditional Vietnamese Martial Arts were based on people, geographical regions, society situation, evolutions in life, and combat for survival.
|Question 8||How many phases are there in the beginning of traditional Vietnamese Martial Arts? Explain those phases.|
|Answer:||Base on the Traditional Vietnamese Martial Arts studies’ facts, it and can be found 4 phases for the beginning its martial arts:|
|Question 9||From what sources, the primitive people created martial arts’ forms such as: Monkey, Tiger, Horse, Eagle, Snake and Buffalo.|
|Answer:||ecause primitive people sheltered in aloof jungles, canyons and for survival, they must often and frequently fight against with surrounding animals. And in time of observation, primitive people learned, studied, and influenced those powerful fighting characteristic animals. Thus these fighting forms had gradually become martial arts fighting characteristic animals’ forms.|
|Question 10||What are the characteristics martial arts’ forms such as: Monkey, Tiger, Horse, Eagle, Snake and Buffalo?|
|Answer:||– Monkey form: Arms & legs fluttered, jump high with strong strikes.|
– Horse form: A quick sprints with kicks, and rear kick.
– Tiger form: Catch objects with strong and brutal power, throwing, and sharp-clawed chops.
– Eagle form: Sudden landing catch, method of act of as if it attacks to east (right) then ambush to west (left) sides.
– Snake form: Bend & Twisted with quick and fast clever avoiding in coming subjects.
– Buffalo form: Simple and single powerful knocking, striking and hitting.
|Question 11||Why or what motivation would human adapts the idea human fighting with animals for survival into the concept human fighting against human?|
|Answer:||The society itself gradually had contradiction or conflict that led to the beginning of competition for power or interest and specific benefit then human adapted the idea human fighting with animals for survival into the concept human fighting against human|
|Question 12||When military tactics already adapted the martial arts as arts of war into battle, was the form of Duel Combat still convincingly used at that time?|
|Answer:||When military tactics already adapted the martial arts as arts of war, the form of Duel Combat was still a pinpoint in battle for a very decisive war; both sides on combat arranged for the fight of both sides’ generals, and the defeated general was considered his side lost the combat—run for life and killed…|
Also, the form of Duel Combat had become a popular sport game like wrestling in one of old fashion games for competition in Vietnam used for common people from village to village.
|Question 13||Why did the Mixed Combat arise or become into existence?|
|Answer:||From wars occurred among different tribes and clansmen then Mixed Combats aroused, used and developed. Vietnam the great wars were remarkable noticed with its mythology: Dynasty Hung Vuong the VI and the legendary of Phu Dong Thien Vuong, the Magie Crossbow of Thuc Phan in the city of Co Loa… they were mixed combats and absolute methods used as the arts of wars.|
|Question 14||Which dynasty of Vietnam had developed martial arts, and adapted martial arts in military tactics? Who is the first military tactics strategist of Vietnam?|
|Answer:||As mentioned above, the Ly Dynasty had developed and adapted martial arts in military tactics. The first military tactics strategist of Vietnam is the famous Vietnamese mandarin General Ly Thuong Kiet.|
|Question 15||What are traditions of Vietnamese martial arts, and how many charactistics are there?|
|Answer:||The traditions of Vietnamese martial arts consist of three main characteristics:|
|Question 16||Why Vietnamese martial arts are relevant, and worked best with Vietnamese physical body alike and its geographical region condition?|
|Answer:||Of course they, the Vietnamese, found their martial arts style so these arts relevant, and worked best for them, and because Vietnamese martial arts developed from the Vietnamese local activities.|
|Question 17||Explain briefly what are the Jin & Jang coordinated for further developed?|
|Answer:||Yin & Yang coordinated for further developed: harmonize in the development of softness & hardness, strong & weak, bend & twist, forceful straight line, attack & guard base on opponents’ physical appearance, force, and their offensive levels.|
|Question 18||Why Vietnamese martial arts have mixed and harmonized with every other ideal martial arts around the world, and which tendency have it mixed and harmonized?|
|Answer:||Because Vietnam geographically located in between traffic transportations from East to West, from North to south so Vietnamese people have opportunities to assimilate many other different martial arts styles. With intelligent, creative ideas, and with historical consciousness survivals, the Vietnamese gradually penetrated the combined other foreign martial arts foundation into specific features’ traditional Vietnamese martial arts that wasn’t alien alike and developed it into Martial Arts Philosophy.|
|Question 19||Please interpret nouns of Martial Arts and the way of life in Martial Arts (Võ Đạo)?|
|Answer:||– Martial Arts: a technical fight with people and living objects.|
– The way of life in Martial Arts (Võ Đạo): the way the system of thought and conception of the universe’s people activities that martial arts practitioner who should “learn” and “adapt it”.
|Question 20||Do Martial Arts bring any practical benefits?|
|Answer:||Martial Arts bring practical benefits:|
– Make your body vigorously, readability, high purity soul. It helped people more ability to self-survival and contributing more to building society euphoria.
– In addition, martial arts is materialistic resource to tectonic history, protect national independence and constructing nation.
|Question 21||Are Martial Arts still useful in modern time?|
|Answer:||Today, despite progress of scientific technology in any advanced levels, although the deadly weapons invented; the martial arts is still useful and necessary because martial arts created people with condition of calm, healthy, and factors that are important|
further confidence control situations. Having a new deadly weapons invented without a confident hands used it won’t get the most efficient result out of it. The outcome in daily of martial arts’ practitioners is necessary for their lives to succeed.
|Question 22||In what class were martial arts very prevalent in old days of Vietnam and China?|
|Answer:||In old days of Vietnam and China, martial arts are very prevalent in the classes: clergy—Buddhist, and Taoism followers (Shaolin, Emei, Wudang). In addition, martial arts are so prevalent in the army, famous generals were usually good martial arts warriors, and they were also models promote the spirit of Confucianism. In general, ancient martial artist didn’t have independent ideology of philosophy directions, martial artists in Vietnam and China had trained martial arts, and spiritual direction in one of three major ideological philosophy of Oriental—Confucius, Lao Tzu, Buddhist (Three Teachings.)|
|Question 23||Where did Japanese Bushido initiate from?|
|Answer:||Japanese Bushido derived from the Japanese Samurai era, ie army warriors selected aristocratic young lads, trained martial arts to the sophisticated to conquest of the lands for current Japanese territory for Yorimoto family (one of 16 from List of Lords in Sagara clan in Hitoyoshi Domain) around the 12th century.|
|Question 24||Explain the differences and similarities in spiritual traits among Bushido (Võ Sĩ Đạo) of Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese.|
|Answer:||Japanese Bushido who was born of feudal life and to die for their Japanese Emperor, they have a very high virtue as we have normally seen in Vietnamese and Chinese Bushido having the energetic, faithfulness, loyalty and sacrifice lives for country. Besides those similarities, there are vital differences: Japanese Bushido is a group of Imperial Japan; they absolutely obey the identity of King Japan while Vietnamese and Chinese Bushido they keep levels of anonymity, immediate actions help a life, rescue a life discrete, and completely with the individual. Japanese Bushido seppuku (“stomach-cutting” is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment) after being humiliated, but Vietnamese and Chinese Bushido save and respect their own lives by suffering in patience, and dragging life for on the revenge rather than self-destruction.|
|Question 25||What is our concept of Bushido (Võ Sĩ Đạo) at current modern world? What about religions?|
|Answer:||At Current modern world, social change, law and civilization have made clear human forced together closely with principles, regulations. Thus, Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciples also bear the traditional virtues of Bushido (Vo Si Dao), but in practice of the life and methods are different from ancient Bushido. Vo Si Dao today, has to be realistic persons who live closely with others, and sharing happiness, sadness with the fate of country, and fellow; those who serve community, country and mankind, but who will not offer themselves to serve in blindly utopia places. Viet Vo Dao disciples have to be who have brave hearts, great wills, to take actions, responsibilities, and look into matters with profound analyses for the opportunities to build long everlasting life-works, and not let narrow minded, selfishness obstacle in the way. With the religions, Việt Võ Đạo disciples will have a broad concept, and wide open minded, and recognize religions are the necessary for persons’ life. Besides, Việt Võ Đạo disciples accept respectfully to comments, good ideas, or even those are from any ordinary persons’ idealistic comments that can promote spiritual life for martial artists.|
|Question 26||Where is the truth spiritual value or truth material value?|
|Answer:||The truth spiritual value or truth material value in the Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciples is from self-improved, to exert him. Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciples, first, conceptualizes that is essential cognitive real life around, and provisions for themselves, then change their methods and actions so that should relevant to natural, human love.|
|Question 27||In what areas do Vovinam sect build models’ Bushido?|
|Answer:||Base on the areas aforementioned, the Vovinam sect builds the models’ Bushido in two areas:|
– Lofty spirit but realistic.
– With materialism sufficiency, but not vulgar and egoistic.
|Question 28||For myself, does Việt Võ Đạo student have any cultivation motto of trainings? How does Việt Võ Đạo Student do for body, Intellectual, breath training?|
|Answer:||For myself, Viet Vo Dao student, always, has positive function meticulous cultivation, to try to put more good, and lessen bad for myself getting better, and toward to each day for perfection. There are three cultivation mottos of training:|
– Body Training: to perform physical exercise with breathing methods, cultivate and sharpen martial arts skill.
– Intellectual Training: to use learning methods for intellectual from the teacher, friends, academic school, in school life. Learn the good from person of many talents; learn bad things from person of the bad progress to avoid.
– Breathing training: for internal energy (Ki Gong), is to use the breathing methods exercises to strengthen mind always in situations of peaceful, clairvoyant to make a good judgment on matters. For spirit of breathing training, it is not only to subdue the lust but also a long commitment journey of training discipline:
Furthermore, breathing training methods are required the long discipline from the trainee to have a self-control mind from any extreme situation occurrence. We are all ordinary human unlike a living divine who enable to subdue all emotion, feeling, lust or libido. However, we can only listen to our inner and internal thought to nurture and improve ourselves to lessen the bad from the tendency of Vovinam sect to guide Vovinam instructors, masters.
|Question 29||Why Vietnamese martial arts disciples must treat others with caring heart, dedicated heart, committed heart in life? What do caring, dedicated, committed heart mean?|
|Answer:||Vietnamese martial arts disciples must treat other with caring, dedicated, committed heart in life so that in daily life disciples and people have the better interactive relationships. As the result, people understand with each other, and others trust disciples from the idealistic mission of Vovinam sect teaching.|
There are three guidelines of hearted life:
– Caring heart: Disciple should treat neighors with all sympathies in the bottom of the heart. To be so, disciple should love life, love people, put into practical action, and should distinguish the four cases of caring heart:
– Dedicated heart: caring heart actions revealed out where dedicated heart actions concealed. Caring heart actions might revealed out in a case, under circumstances that, while dedicated heart to actions continually take place quietly, profoundly, heartily, and calmly. Motto for dedicated heart put into the practical actions should have three
– Committed heart: make a long term commitments with each other from the beginning to the end, and remain loyal with others. There are two cases can put into practical ways:
|Question 30||Why Vietnamese martial arts disciples have to be always humbled, harmonized, generous to all people in life? What are always humbled, harmonized, and generous in text?|
|Answer:||– Always humbled: this is a consistent humble with the same attitudes, Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciples are always gentle, modest, not self-esteem, or having and exaggerated opinion of our own importance might lose our trust to others.|
– Always harmonized: Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciples always interact, and harmonize with others; try to lessen the default feelings hatred, discouraged so that we, disciples, can show the concretized love actions from ideologies that Vovinam Viet Vo Dao wanted disciples in teaching.
– Always generous: Always openly received, supportively surrounded, not only forgiving friends but also to whom against us. Set the munificent heart on love to forgive others, and gotten rid of jealousy, envy.
|Question 31||Want to organize the perfect life worthy of living as the Vietnamese martial artist; as the martial artist, must students make any guideline? What are personal establishment, wills establishment, career establishment?|
|Answer:||Want to organize the perfect life that to live as Vietnamese martial artists, we must try to make three guidelines:|
-Personal establishment: to build for ourselves a place in society so having a place or job in the society to ensure a peaceful spirit and material.
– Wills establishment: to set goals to accomplish, and accomplish with well plans.
– Virtue establishment: (read lecture scripts of our grand masters for the concept of behavior of a master of Vietnamese martial artist philosophy.)
|Question 32||When do we get a virtue of “when won not self-importance, when defeated not discouraged?|
|Answer:||We have a clear sense of a strong career establishment is when we do not boast of our successful work, and we are not depressed on our failure—we focus to our wills with clear thinking and feeling power ability to promote career, and we, then, will have a personality rise above the evanescent things; we will then have a virtue of “when won not self-importance, when defeated not discouraged.”|
|Question 33||What are different in between career and fame? If selected, would we choose the career or fame?|
|Answer:||The career has a benefit for living while fame is only a praised name that we bear it, both career and fame are not necessarily come together in common interests or not. If selected, we choose the career – set the career above fame.|
Quiz for Yellow Belt First Dan - Second Dan
(for promotion to to Yellow Second Dan)
PART I– about Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo Emotion.
|Question 1||How does Vovinam Disciple believe in improve oneself?|
Improve oneself is self-revolutionization of both mind and body that must be consistent, and frequent, or always:
|Answer:||1) Self-control and nursing indomitable will power.|
2) Widen general knowledge.
3) Cultivate a virtue.
4) Develop talent potentials.
|Question 2||How does one manage a family or a household?|
|Answer:||To organize and tie family members’ relationship by fair judgment, fair treatment, listening with understanding in reasonable manner to bring happiness within the well establishment so that family issues won’t be the hindrances of our planning wills progressing toward the desired goal. The family relatives consist of three members: grandparents, spouses, and children. There was the classical extended family bonded together in 5 generations. To harmonize family relatives in the good way that|
won’t become obstacles in our works or business.
|Question 3||What is the household? How does Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo loves interact in the family?|
|Answer:||Household (gia đình: gia=home, đình=property land for that home)|
In a narrow meaning of household or family in real estate is the single home property may include residential home with front and back yards. In a broader meaning of household or family in society is a uniquely unit consist of persons carrying the same last name, parentage, and kinship where persons were born and raised as a big (extended) family, whereas a small family consist parents and children. Thus family is
the place persons are bone and raised with profound loves, and indulgence, and family is a foundation of community within the society.Oriental family considered family emotions are so important because especially, the Vietnamese tradition put family emotions matter first, not as western culture who believes in the individuals. However, from Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple perspective, emotions in family can be brief:
1. Attention, help, care of the whole family.
2. Respect elders (Grandparents, parents, older brother, older sisters).
3. Give reasonable concessions to youth (nephews, nieces).
4. Give love and protective gestures to younger brothers, sisters.
|Household (gia đình: gia=home, đình=property land for that home)|
– In a narrow meaning of household or family in real estate is the single home property may include residential home with front and back yards. In a broader meaning of household or family in society is a uniquely unit consist of persons carrying the same last name, parentage, and kinship where persons were born and raised as a big (extended) family, whereas a small family consist parents and children. Thus family is the place persons are bone and raised with profound loves, and indulgence, and family
is a foundation of community within the society.
– Oriental family considered family emotions are so important because especially, the Vietnamese tradition put family emotions matter first, not as western culture who believes in the individuals. However, from Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple perspective, emotions in family can be brief:
1. Attention, help, care of the whole family.
2. Respect elders (Grandparents, parents, older brother, older sisters).
3. Give reasonable concessions to youth (nephews, nieces).
4. Give love and protective gestures to younger brothers, sisters.
|Question 4||Isn’t it adequate to respect elders with politeness and obedience?|
|Answer:||No, it isn’t. One has to apply the way of expressing his or her opinions or ideas to elders with convincible politeness if there is any mistake or fault to be corrected so together can build a family with a prosperity, and improvement in peaceful atmospheres.|
|Question 5||Isn’t it adequate to support and take care of parents with one’s heart in the full meaning of filial piety?|
|Answer:||Supporting and taking care of parents with one’s heart just a beginning of the meaning of filial piety; however, enable to gain the full meaning of filial piety one has to clarify parents honor by his or her hard works to get a career, to protect and glorify his or her kinship honor.|
|Question 6||How does he or she give concessions to youth? Or just please, protect, take over the youth mistakes and faults to get along well with each other?|
|Answer:||Not to give concessions to youth in passive way, but to give reasonable concessions to youth with a purposes to teach, educate, convert, and to encourage the youth to lessen mistakes, and faults then get more goodness acts so youth will live a life with dignity.|
|Question 7||How does Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple think to himself or herself about spiritual relationship in between teacher and student?|
|Answer:||The spiritual relationship in between teacher and student has lessen the degree of important in matters of nowadays because of:|
– Impact and interaction of a progressive of democratically ideology.
– Impact from the matters in worldwide society such as wars, technology, and rapid growth in general sciences lead ones out from the classical ideal, and weight more on one’s wit or intellectual other than the classical value of teacher and student.
– Impact of replacement of educational system has been reorganizing–a teacher in one perspective is just a specialist of what he or she mastered. Thus, his or her virtuous and generous age, experiences of his or her life may not be above his or her student life.
In the old days, a Confucian scholar or traditional teacher had taught his students from very young ages till students became a classics doctor (holder of doctor’s degree in Sino-Vietnamese classics), a licentiate (person who passed imperial civil service examination)
|Question 8||How do teacher and student treat to each other so that both can keep the good relationship in between teacher and student.|
|Answer:||It is depend on that educational system, individuals, and the ways of both teacher and students behaves, and the conducts among themselves.|
– First, teacher must be a meritorious teacher (possess a serious behavior, manner, work potential, and offering the lofty spirit to serve.)
– Second, teacher must be honest, devoted in teaching, loved students as consanguinity.
– In return, student must be faithful, paying respect to, and thankful to teacher by glorifying the teacher in what he or she had learn or had comprehended from the teacher.
|Question 9||How does Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple think to himself or herself about friends? How many types friends are there? Explain those types of friends in generals.|
|Answer:||Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple thinks to himself of herself that as human we all have friends. Friends are important in ones’ lives as we interact in society; we cannot live lonely without friends. We need friends to work with, to share those happiness and sorrows. However, Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple has always been in vigilance about friends so that he or she can prevent the unexpected disaster that may occur in both of our public and private lives.|
There are many types of friends for examples:
– Intimate friend or soul mate friend: same souls, same intentions in life, sharing good and bad, sharing the sweet and the bitter in life.
– Comrade friend: same political ideal, same ideology struggling, same goal in battles.
– Religious schoolmate friend: the same religion or the same life style, the same behavior in life, the same spiritual ideology.
– Fellow student friend: the same teacher, the same special school or the same sect.
– Coworker friend: the same career.
– Colleague friend: the same business handling.
|Question 10||Which type of friends is the most important above of all?|
|Answer:||Intimate friend is the most important above of all because this type of friend understands and shares every thing as him or herself.|
|Question 11||How do we carry on a friends so we are able to have a friend as intimate friend?|
|Answer:||To have an intimate friend, we should be heartfelt, loyal, candid, understanding friend in talent, emotion, virtue, love and tendency; from strengthen to weakness so we can encourage and motivate in proceeding or withdrawal in the path of life, help friend in difficult situations, when friend commits a mistake or fault we should advise or stop friend from there.|
|Question 12||Tell some of the most symbolic stories about intimate friendships?|
|Answer:||We can select these popular symbolic stories about intimate friendships as following:|
– Nguyễn Khuyến – Dương Khê
– Lưu Bình – Dương Lễ
– Quản Trọng – Bảo Thúc Nha
– Kiến Thúc – Bá Lý Hề
But we won’t select or tell story of Bá Nha – Từ Kỳ because this story is a gratitude or thankful friendship, or we won’t select or tell story of Lưu – Quan – Trương because this story is a comrade friendship.
|Question 13||What are the religion schoolmate, and fellow student friends? How do ones conduct among themselves?|
|Answer:||Fellow students are those whom in the same sect, the same school but have not been bonded into spiritual worship; religion schoolmate whom in the sect, the school and bonded into spiritual worship because in the same school so who will have the same behavior in life, the same life style, the same ideology, the same philosophy doctrines, and the spiritual ideology. The religion schoolmate bonded people into sibling relationship, comrade relationship as the results the religion schoolmates should always respect individuals practices with generosity, helping, protecting, and motivating each other (paying respect to individuals when there is different purpose in life, don’t against to those individuals, and don’t destroy each other).|
|Question 14||Are we standing on our schoolmate side or do we let our schoolmate beaten and punished for fault or wrong doing because we found that he or she was wrong?|
|Answer:||We don’t stand on our schoolmate side when we found that was our schoolmate mistake or fault. At first, we beg a pardon or apologize for your schoolmate then next to explain to our schoolmate about her or his wrong doing causes. If our schoolmate insist stubbornly, and don’t accept from that wrong doing cause, we should report or escalate to the higher school personnel (instructors or master authorities) for discipline acts. If other dominant sides don’t accept our apologies and submit a brutal acts on our schoolmate, we will take the defense and rescue actions to protect our schoolmate from harms and beaten.|
|Question 15||What is the enemy? Can we forgive our enemy?|
|Answer:||Enemy is who against us in both acts and emotions that our honesties or rights. We may forgive our enemy if the enemy repents of mistakes, or had shown remorse, or in the situations of lose one’s power or position, having a nobility of mind; we can brief examples of classical stories such as: Hàn Tín slip underneath butcher man, Ngũ Tử Tư và Thân Bao Tự, Gia Cát Lương-Lỗ Túc-Chu Du; Dương Hổ (general of the Thục country)-Lục Kháng (general of the Ngô country) etc..|
|Question 16||When we have no choice to fight the enemy then in what way should we fight enemy?|
|Answer:||We should fight with the enemy with our martial artist spirit (knighthood, samurai) of Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple with magnanimous act, fair judgment, warning and forgiving to gain benefits that can convert or reformate enemy.|
|Question 17||What motivate persons love, protect and support each other in the same country?|
|Answer:||The natural love fellow countrymen itself take place from:|
1. Ideology of relationship of country and citizens.
2. Ideology of relationship of the communities and materialism.
3. Ideology of citizens’ patriot
|Question 18||What is definition of motherland (country)? What does motherland (country) evoke from us?|
|Answer:||The land included its boundaries, historical events, fellow countrymen, cultural inheritance from first days it found. The word motherland (country) evoke deep into our hearts:|
1. Profound emotions of our roots and race.
2. Nobility of founding fathers build and protecting the land (country).
3. Our responsibilities to protect, build and develop the land from the founding fathers footsteps.
|Question 19||How does Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple glorify his or her country honor?|
|Answer:||As the Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple he or she can glorify her or his country is studying, working hard to become a good citizen who can serve, protect, and build his or her country as heroic founding fathers did.|
|Question 20||What ideology does “all mankind are brothers, sisters” evoke us?|
|Answer:||“All mankind are brothers, sisters” evoke the ideology of:|
1. The love of human–without discriminating ethic groups, races, and religions.
2. Profound love of in matters of human life.
3. Superior of virtues in–having widen acquaintances, lenience, generosity, and chivalrous accommodations.
|Question||How does Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple conceptualize the human love relationship?|
|Answer:||Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple has to conceptualize the human love relationship is the best love of all other love–the love of neighbor and treat everyone equality of one’s responsibility, and rights. Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple loves and keeps his or her country from dependencies but not to become an extremist, and not to promote his or her own race as superior human race, and dominate other races. The beginning point of to serve mankind is starting to serve his or her own fellow countryman, kinship first. Accept existing culture, political of that society in among country relationships base on equality, mutual affection, and supporting each other. In additional, Vovinam Viet Vo Dao disciple have struggle and keep international peace to bring happiness to all mankind.|
PART II– about Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo loves, and psychology in opposite gender.
|Question 22||How does Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple conceptualize in love relationship?|
|Answer:||Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple conceptualize loves consist of emotion, reasoning, intellectual, rationalize to apply along with “natural law”, “norm” in moderately refined and profound loves.|
|Question 23||Explain and comments two following ideals:|
1. It is right and enough not to rethink or not to worry about offending reasons when ones love?
2. Love is bonding, tightening both men and women so do ones have to be careful and think twice.
|Answer:||When ones love without rethink or not to worry about offending reasons is leaning to pure, and romantic loves because these loves caused by a strong sexual appeal comes with crazy acts without seeing tomorrow from today consequence. The love with bonding and tightening that ones have to be careful and think twice are a classical influent the Confucian, Buddhist, Christian that lead loves arid, and limited. However, Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo disciple should apply both ideals to accept these special ideal pure, and romantic loves, but always carefully create and build loves with a feeling that loves can be started with nurture, and develop those ideal loves.|
|Question 24||What are the three popular types of loves can be found?|
|Answer:||There are three popolar types of loves can be found:|
1. Oblation love (Amour Oblatif).
2. Capture love (Amour Captif).
3. True love (Amour de communion).
|Question 25||What is the oblation love? Oblation love is influenced by emotional or intellectual?|
|Answer:||The oblation love is type of the blindly romantic love, arrogantly offer lover all possessions, and adore lover with self-indulgence; love without think twice, without afraid of consequence, without expect lover love back. The oblation love is influenced by emotional.|
|Question 26||What is the Capture love? Find one of person who is in capture love story?|
|Answer:||The capture love is kind of love that one use his or her absolute intellectual gallant to steal lover heart by money or cleverly talentic art of seduction; it is in contrast of oblation love. Take a Venetian adventurer and author as an example of capture love whose famous name was Casanova.|
|Question 27||What is the true love? Is the true love a altruism or egotism?|
|Answer:||The true love is a tranquil, a clarify love with a profound interaction from both lovers and can set a future goal. Both lovers are sincerely honor to support and help each other. The true love is most important love sit in between lovers a truly equality to love and to be loved; the true love is neither an altruistic nor an egoistic.|
|Question 28||Enable to have a true love, what are important points he or she should understand with?|
|Answer:||Can he and she get the realistic understanding, and reloving troublesome in both material and spiritual? Can she and he generous forgiving each other in defferences? How can he and she gets to point of marriage? After marriage, how does he and she make a living? Can he and she still respects each other when both physical appearance change in time past by? Howver, in morality, he and she must absolutely maintain and smarten to respect each other so that he and she can avoid the broken love relationship occur.|
These are the important points must be paid attention to:
|Question 29||Is the love relationship certain if he and she don’t want to commit to get marry? Explain why!|
|Answer:||No. Because the love is the transitional distance for him and her to reach desired destination, and that is not a last desdination. As both lovers walk on the same path, and both will reach the same destination (marriage) if not they are both broke apart. Thus marriage is the perfectly bond, nurture, and develops him and her loves.|
|Question 30||Is the act to commit suicide reckoned as the act of great courage and bravery, when to love and not to be loved!|
|Answer:||No. Because that act determined intellectual situations of sickness, weakness, passive act, coward, don’t dare to confront obstacles, don’t dare to struggle with current difficulties so dreams can be achievable.|
|Question 31||Explaining and reasoning these following two case if he or she has to choose just one:|
1. Love each other, and live together as marriage couple, and don’t want to get marriage.
2. Doesn’t love each other, but get marriage.
|Answer:||Love each other, and live together as marriage couple, and don’t want to get marriage that is the deception for the sexual intercourse satisfaction, and that is irresponsibility. That love will be falling apart, lovers will look each other with disdain in later days, and society values are immoral falling, and depraved customs. On the other hand, does’t love each other, but get marriage will create personal conflicts, and lead to incomompatible temper to hurt each other petulantly. Thus family won’t create any of excellent, virtuous and talented children as good citizens for the country for people in that nation. If choosen has to be one to these two cases, one should choose “doesn’t love each other, but get marriage” because there were proves and evidences that our ancestors married with traditional arrangement marriage; he and she never met, or known each other before marriage because parents made decision for children whom to marry, and a girl marries the yound man her parents have selected for her. As the result, there families lived with happiness, raise heathy children in the families with minimal conflicts and divorces. In the modern world, however, ladies and gentlemen have accquentainced, or gotten to know each other before marriage, and they have gotten divorces still.|
|Question 32||Is this love will be last long and happy when he and she love each other but both don’t understand each other gender psychology? Explain some of the differences in between gender male and female.|
|Answer:||No. That love will not be last long and happy because there are differences in between gender psychology from male and female. Because in between male and female have much complexity, contradiction in psychology as the following examples:|
Strong and hardness
weak and solfness
|Question 33||What should he or she do when he or she wants his or her intimate friend (spouse) yielding to his or her wishes?|
|Answer:||To gain his or her wishes, at first, he or she should yield his or her intimate friend (spouse) wishes in the intention of educational supporting, guidance, and improvement not in the passive given up attitude for any thing in confussion and evil wishes.|
|Question 34||What first glimpse of love comes to him? What glimpse of love comes to her? How does he or she interacts to avoid the shatter loves for himself, herself or for both of his and her glimpse of loves.|
|Answer:||Glimpse of love comes to him from her attractive sex appearences first, then after that he will try further reasoning in her personality, virtue, education, and her social status etc…|
Glimpse of love comes to her from his emotion, fame, power, and from special manner with love, proper care for her etc…
To avoid the shatter loves for himself, herself or for both of his and her glimpse of loves He treats her with special manner with love, proper care for her with confidential conversation exchanges in private place so he and she are able to protect the acts of loves respected, elegant and refined.
|Question 35||When he is in love, he will give up all his hearted wills to his lover (spouse). Many hearted wills divided into cells what are those cells contents?|
|Answer:||According to natural laws, when he is in love he is not always giving up al of his hearted will to his lover (spouse) because his daily life divided his hearted wills into cells–love life, business, lofty ideal dream to be achieved, entertainment.|
|Question 36||Normally, she prefers her lover (spouse) to yield her wishes, work hard, and industrially to to build the better future or she prefers her lover (spouse) giving her with love care, compliment words, stroking her hairs softly with act of love? In the case she complaint–he doesn’t give her a love care, compliment words even though he gives those to her equately.|
|Answer:||Usually, she prefers her lover (spouse) giving her with love care, compliment words, stroking her hairs softly with act of love, and she needed those with a real acts not acts for sake of making things ok. In the case of her complaints are normal because acts of love needed both in actions and reasons. Loves not only promoted from loyality but also the kindness of compliment words.|
|Question 37||Does he pay attention of the details matters from his lover (spouse) matters? What does he pay attention to? What should he do to avoid her demaged details in matters that may occur from cause of the principle of details matter?|
|Answer:||No. He rarely pays attention to his lover (spouse) details matters, he normally pay attentions to matters in general. To avoid the demaged details in matters of hers that may occur from cause of the principle of details matter, he has to patiently listening from small to bigger things that she addressed or complaint. He has to frequently bring up good memories that both shared, and she has to share, to support him from his lofty ideal dream to be achieved.|
|Question 38||Does he or she get more sensible in the principle of feeling, sympathy? Does he or she normall fall in love first? The principle of inequality of sympathy. Take a example case that: He loved her with all his heart, and along the time persuaded her love; she didn’t show denial to his love, but she give him a lukewarm attitude. Doesn’t mean she didn’t accept his love?|
|Answer:||He gets more sensible feeling, sympathy than her because men normally fall in love first. For example, the man has his fame, power may marry a woman who comes from below his class when that woman has the physical appearance, and personality that he preferred or in favour of. In contrast, she rarely wants to marry a good looking man who comes from below her class, and who doesn’t have future, money, social status. The example case above, her loves developed slower than him in the inequality principle of feeling, sympathy or emotion. She may want or intent to extend time so that she can observe his loyalty, trustfulness to her. Overmore, woman normally carries her given natural shyness leading her response to his love in a lukewarm attitude.|
|Question 39||To protect love everlasting in happiness, what are foundational relationships should be developed or build on?|
|Answer:||Foundational relationships should be developed or build on:|
· Physcal bonding
· Moral heart
· Ideal dreams
When is talking about love is talking about physical bonding and intercousing, it is only meaningful when he and she love absolutely each other as one body. He and she treat each other love as the true love as a moral heart. He and she understand and share with each other the persuaded ideal dreams in life those are shared the same point of view, life style, respectful behavior.
Furthermore, physical conditions will be weaken and decreased along with time passed by or aging process, he and she will no longer have any sexual temptation. Therefore, if there is not true love fastens him and her off course that love will fall apart.