SINH VÕ ĐẠO
More than seventy years ago, the
Vietnamese Nationalist Party also known as Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang
or VNQDD, under the leadership of Nguyen Thai Hoc decided to pick
the February 10, 1930, as the date that all the patriotic Vietnamese
people would stand up against the French colonial government for
the freedom and democracy of Vietnam, their beloved country.
The failure of the revolution
on February 10, 1930, led to the execution of Nguyen Thai Hoc and
his other twelve comrades. They were all sentenced to death and
were beheaded by the French colonial government on June 17, 1930,
in Yen Bay province. Their uprising was unsuccessful but their spirit
and legacy have been passed on to the Vietnamese people for generations
In 2004, more than seventy years
after the historical incident of Yen Bay, a group of the Vietnamese
in United States of America decided to found the Nguyen Thai Hoc
Foundation. Their ultimate goal is to reclaim and to flare again
the patriotic spirit of Nguyen Thai Hoc and his comrades in order
to honor their sacrifice for the survival, the freedom and the democracy
of Vietnam. They also want to maintain and to pass on the patriotic
actions of Nguyen Thai Hoc and his comrades to the future generations
of the Vietnamese youth who may grow up either in their homeland
or in oversea.
In October 2005, the Youth Martial Arts Project was born and has
become one of the key projects sponsored by Nguyen Thai Hoc Foundation.
To serve the purpose of teaching the Vietnamese youth the patriotism
and how to carry out this ideology in their daily activity, the
martial art project is a powerful tool to educate the youth not
only the Traditional Vietnamese Martial Arts but also the Nguyen
Thai Hoc’s spirit.
In order to revive the slogan
“KHÔNG THÀNH CÔNG CUNG THÀNH NHÂN” that was claimed by Nguyen Thai
Hoc in 1930, all of the youth members of the Nguyen Thai Hoc Youth
Martial Arts Projects will practice, exercise and live up to the
following basic concepts through their daily actions in training
themselves to be more productive and helpful to their families,
their communities and their country:
5.WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY!
San Jose, California, a sunny morning of December 2005