The Qwan Ki Do benefits :

  • Children
  • Women
  • Self-defense
  • Senior Citizen
  • Seminars
Few children are able to resist the fun of learning martial arts. This sport of great balance complements other sports and suits everyone, big or small.
An instructor with experience in working with children is suggested and teaching methods adapted to their physiques should be used, due to their frailness and immature development. Instruction should consist of an introduction and preparatory exercises prior to learning the practice of a martial art. These should include gymnastic exercise, specific muscle and stretching exercises, basic techniques, educational games, forms.
The training sessions are shorter and the atmosphere more relaxed. However, ceremony and discipline remain the same.
The reasoned practice of Qwan Ki Do favours the harmonious development of all muscles and teaches the child control over his body. It helps him acquire flexibility and agility. It enables him to conquer shyness, and in some cases, to gain confidence in himself.
There is no violence in their performances but a constant search for balance, perfection of motion, beauty, efficiency of technique, and a profound respect for the partner.
From 7 years old and onward, children can participate in regional and national competitions:

Forms

Sparring

“ Tiêu Câp  ”
 7 to 13 years of age

“Dông Tu”
10 to 13 years of age

For children, the grading system is different and grading times are much more frequent. In the early stages of training, belt grading is represented by “red stripes” on a white sash.
After reaching the 4th Câp red, the child can prepare for a “purple belt” test, where, if he passes, the new grading is represented by “white stripes” (to a maximum of 4).
From the age of 13, grade levels are converted, to an adult system, blue “Câp". The 2 Câp for children are corresponding to one Câp Blue for adult, up to maximum two Cap Blue.

Qwan Ki Do is equally suitable for women. Suppleness and body tone found in training will improve the overall harmony of the body.
Regular practice of Qwan Ki Do ensures the harmonious development of all muscle groups, increases ease of movement, sharpens reflexes, and provides excellent physical exercise.
The techniques of offense and defense used can be adapted, and arm the female student with quick reflexes she can use to defuse any dangerous situation…Breathing and relaxation techniques rapidly provide the student with a sense of serenity, well -being, and concentration.

Tu Ve consists of conventional techniques for weakening or disabling an assailant.
Intensive training is required to learn the specific technique for each type of attack.
Controlling an attack, using the appropriate procedure, is not the only requirement. One must not only use one's physical and technical capabilities and faultless knowledge of self-defense techniques, but also one's mental faculties. The attacker could be a dangerous adversary, ready for anything. One's ultimate decision to use all of one's knowledge must be instantaneous. Any vacillation, hesitancy, or restraint could put one's safety in jeopardy.
One must not consider self-defense as trickery, a plot or a ruse used to surprise an attacker. On the contrary, one must never underestimate an assailant. Even if a technique has been well-learned, in any attack, the adversary could react in a variety of ways and change his tactics, causing the technique to fail. It is at that point that intensive training and a complete knowledge of self-defense techniques determines ones victory over the assailant.
Therefore, thorough knowledge of the principles of Qwan Ki Do is of the first order. It is unrealistic to use self-defense techniques without knowing how to correctly apply all the techniques for hands, feet, dodging or moves.
In reality, Tu Ve consists of several essential elements: self-defense techniques and physical training. But foremost are the fundamental techniques which one must know and practice with diligence and perseverance.
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Because of Qwan Ki Do’s variety of techniques, it is also suitable for senior citizens. Chronological age is a poor indicator when evaluating human aging. Normal criteria vary from one person to another, such as posture, skin and body changes, mental, physiological disposition.
As for the criteria for judging a person’s psycho-intellectual capacity, this can begin changing in the thirties. Therefore there is no point of reference one can use to make a judgment. Many individuals, middle-aged or older have achieved greatness. Have well-known martial arts experts not attained renown at advanced ages? An elder does not usually symbolize the wisdom?
Qwan Ki Do can be practiced by anyone at any age. Only the focus and the intensity of training should vary. In senior citizens, tendons become more fragile and the cardio-respiratory system changes. Thus training rhythms will be moderate and redirected to acquiring endurance. Techniques of achieving suppleness in the pure sense of the word will be favored, such as soft or psycho-corporal "Tam The" gymnastics for preparation and calmness. One should also study in depth forms and techniques requiring breathing control associated with moves already learned.
All jumps, acrobatic and violent techniques are forbidden. It is also up to the individual to moderate his efforts and be aware of his limitations. He should be allowed to direct his own progress during training.
Several times a year, students of Qwan Ki Do meet for training or seminars organized by the Technical Directors of national organizations.
Seminars are also organized by the International Qwan Ki Do Federation, for every nation, and are directed by the Founder of Qwan Ki Do, Master PHAM Xuan Tong.
These classes are open to all. Classes that are intended for children, women, and black belts involve work at different levels and facilitate assimilation of the techniques presented.
Managerial training courses are offered to instructors who can thereby enhance their own training programs, improve their personal technique and increase their knowledge of teaching.
Summer seminars constitute an excellent opportunity to mix business with pleasure. In a friendly atmosphere but also in the purest spirit of martial arts, everyone can work on their knowledge and benefit from a week of meetings and friendly international exchanges and a week of leisure.