Saturday, September 19, 2020

POST 465 19Sept.2020 Part Two of Dai Hoang Great Clarity - Pictures SUMMER LAST DAYS -Autumn






Walking Meditation


Walking meditation brings up some energy and also you can get very peaceful, you can't nod off while you're walking.  Another benefit of walking meditation is that it is especially suitable for those who have physical discomfort when sitting for long periods.





  POST  465   19 SEPTEMBER 2020

Following the previous post, in this Post 465 we continue with the second part of 











 SITUATION.  Certainly martial art is a noble discipline, a good sport. However it cannot not help respond to various expectations of the learners which go beyond the boundaries of fighting art. To open up a new way, the way of Educational Martial Art which implies many aspects of new knowledge, the first task would be rebuilding the curriculum. But how should we proceed?  A practical methodology is needed.

PROBLEM.  In January 1983, starting from France, Master Phan Hoang, the founding master of VIETVODAO International, engaged himself in a world tour for a year, visiting a number of temples and martial art centers, meeting many highly respected people. Along the high road many discoveries and ideas were accumulated in his mind under multiple layers of knowledge and know-hows. There were too many items to be organized in one model while he was on the road in 1983!   

SOLUTION. Create a powerful quyen (kata, form) which consists only of 9 movements.  The particularity of that quyen is that the meaning of each movement can be interpreted under different perspective, as follows. (Please see pictures /video for the movements)

A.    Using “Number Theory” to carry instructions

B.     Using “Posture Name” to identify each group of techniques

C.     Using “Animal Symbol” to teach training methods,  fighting techniques, and the art of war

D.    Using  “Eight Trigrams” to express notions and combinations

E.      Using “Way of Life” to teach Behavior and Strategy


(To be continued on next Post 466)     


In this Post 465 you will find pictures of the second part of DAI HOANG Quyen, the rest will follow in  Post 466.



    POST 465                                  





POST 465

-CRITICAL THINKING - Fundamentals: Introduction to Critical Thinking [HD]



POST 465

How to Describe People in English Part 1




                      END OF POST 465 



Sunday, September 13, 2020

POST 464 12SEP2020 DAI HOANG Quyen - THE GREAT CLARITY - Aragonese Castle - Petrie Island morning





POST 464  12 September 2020




                                                            Charles Phan Hoang







The Dead Sea holds the title of the lowest body water on Earth with over 423 meters below the sea level. You imagine, 423 meters! No fish can survive there and the high density of saline water keeps bathers amusingly afloat. I once got this curious experience in a hot summer day after climbing down from the mountaintop fortress Masada (1987).




W@Z =

Whatever happening, at the end, BE GREAT.








  POST  464   12 SEPTEMBER 2020










For this month of September you will find in this Blog the teaching of DAI-HOANG Quyen, THE GREAT CLARITY, a very profound and special form quyen (kata) to know.

DAI-HOANG Quyen integrates in nine movements the most controversial aspects in martial-art: Hard-way versus Soft-way; Fighting-practice versus Theoretical-study; Traditional-animal-imitation versus Symbol-interpretation; and so on.

Moreover, Đại-Hoàng Quyền, offers a new arrangement of the Order of the Eight Trigrams on a circle. This teaching on Strategy is profoundly challenging the traditional understanding of the Early Arrangement of Eight-Trigrams in the book of Y-Ching. Of course, the limited space of this blog does not allow much development on Đại-Hoàng Quyền, but we firmly believe that serious teachers will discover themselves through the deep practice of this form many valuable teachings on martial-art-techniques, on the Eight Trigrams, as well as on life-philosophy.

(To be continued on next Post 465)     


In this Post 464 you will find the three first movements of DAI HOANG Quyen, the rest will follow with Post 465 and Post 466.



    POST 464                                  






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POST 464

120 Common Phrasal Verbs Frequently Used in Daily English Conversations ...



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Sunday, September 6, 2020





  NO POST ON THIS WEEKEND 05-06 September 2020



(Monday 07 September)   




Labour Day (Labor Day )

(SOURCE:  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Labour Day (Labor Day ) is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

For most countries, "Labour Day" is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers' Day, which occurs on 1 May.

Other dates


Labour Day (FrenchFête du Travail) has been celebrated in Canada on the first Monday in September since the 1880s.

Many Canadians regard Labour Day as the Monday of the last long weekend of summer. Non-union celebrations include picnics, fireworks displays, water activities, and public art events. Since the new school year generally starts right after Labour Day, families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of summer.

An old fashioned tradition in Canada and the United States frowns upon the wearing of white after Labour Day. Explanations for this tradition vary; the most common is that white is a summer colour and Labour Day unofficially marks the end of summer.

United States

In the United States, Labor Day is a federal holiday observed on the first Monday of September. It is customarily viewed as the end of the summer vacation season.[16] Many schools open for the year on the day after Labor Day.



In Japan, Labour Day is officially conflated with Thanksgiving on November 23, as Labor Thanksgiving Day.


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Saturday, August 29, 2020

POST 463 29AUG2020 - KY LO Study - Roses in Sangano- University of Bologna the oldest






POST 463  29 August 2020




                                                            Charles Phan Hoang                                                           




Founded in 1088 the University of Bologna holds the title of the oldest university in the world. At the beginning students hired and paid for the teachers. Founded in 1150 the University of Paris (La Sorbonne) was paid by the Church. For many centuries the Sorbonne was one of the most important universities in Europe.

Today, regarding higher education, the passionate debate is about in classroom teaching versus online teaching. The real question is who will pay for what? The users of services –students- or the taxes payers, i.e. the Government. Don’t think this question does not concern you much.


 W@Z =

Whatever happening, at the end, BE GREAT.








POST 463  29 Agust 2020

Study of Ky-Lo







The form KY-LO has 28 Postures; each posture is presented by a numbered picture as you have noticed in previous Posts (459 to 462). And these postures are grouped in six Parts as follows: 

 PICTURE            TITLE

Picture 01 to 05  SALUTE

Part 1 (06,26)  THE WAY IN LIFE

Part 2 (27,42)  THE WAY OF HAPPINESS

Part 3 (43,50)  THE WAY OF TRAINING

Part 4 (51,67)   THE WAY OF QUIET POWER

Part 5 (68,75)  THE WAY OF CHANGE

Part 6 (76,82)  THE GREAT WAY


Each part is a subject for advanced study.

In this Post 463 we publish the corresponding text for

 Part 1 –THE WAY IN LIFE (Pic. 08 to 23)

·         Wide Sky,                  Pic. 08;

·         Fabulous Path,         Pic. 12;

·         Posture Success ,     Pic. 16;

·         Posture Failure,       Pic. 19;

·         Posture Opposing,   Pic. 21;

·         Posture Following, Pic. 23. 

      to see pictures of KY LO : Please click on last four posts, 

      459, 460, 461, 462






POST 463  29 Agust 2020

Study of Ky-Lo


(pictures 06 to 26)






For a beginner who just wants to perform the movements presented in this Part 1, it is relatively easy to do it by following the series of pictures from number 6 through number 26.

For advanced learner a different way to train this part is opened up as follows:

Phase one 

Apply static and deep training to shape the body, improve endurance, strengthen the hara, and activate the inner-power by performing the two postures, Wide Sky, then Fabulous Path: the method implies standing still like a statue while contracting various muscles (technique of gong) and controlling the belly breathing; mind focussing on the point ba-hoi at the top of the head.

In the posture Wide Sky the legs (stance lap-tan) must be bent a bit; and in the posture Fabulous Path the stance (trung-binh-tan) must be wide and low. Start with Wide Sky for three minutes, then relax 30 seconds before engaging into the training with Fabulous Path, also for three minutes, then relax 30 seconds before restarting Wide Sky; and so on. 

Phase two

Perform the four other postures as in one sequence (pic. 13 through pic. 26) with the aim to train moving skill, precision, swiftness, and harmony of movements. Stances must be clear and solid.











POST 463  29 Agust 2020

Study of Ky-Lo


(pictures 06 to 26)





Understanding the stream of life. The title of this Part 1 is The Way in Life, not the Way of Life.

This means, on the one hand, ‘Life (the society) has its own way to be’ no matter how you want it to be or how you expect it to be. On the other hand, ‘You (as a subject living in a society) do have a chosen way for your own life’ that could be in accordance with the society where you live or that could be not.

That said, the subject in this Part 1 is not on How to build your way of life, but precisely How to position your way through the changing stream of life. That means first we have to understand the nature that life is, then opt a position for our way in that stream of life and assume our responsibility.

Defining our identity and positioning our way is an important subject. The problem is the more we read all these famous philosophers of the last centuries, the more we get confused! Why? Not because they could not be right all the times while life is changing but precisely because this is a practical problem which is not in the field of theoretical thought. Philosophy or belief could help us in some sense, but basically we need concrete action. We need experience and training.  So here is what I have got during a long travel –from the age of eighteen to eighty- and I want to share it with you.

Through the six postures in this Part 1, from Wide Sky (Pic. 08) down to the posture of Following (Pic. 23), we have a practical way to approach the nature of life for what these postures describe in symbolic way. Although life could have million aspects through space and time, it has indeed a stable pattern regarding our concern, this pattern is the permanent change of everything in life without fixed rules, but always limited by two extremes: excessive positive and excessive negative

The symbols used in this Part 1 are Success vs Failure; Opposing vs Following. So when you perform the sequences in this Part 1 you will find that it is not easy to position your steps (stances) correctly although these movements are not exceptionally difficult for an advanced artist. Please know that they are designed in this unusual way in order to train you capacities (Efficiency, Stability, Creativity, Discernment).

Now imagine that you are on the edge of a turning giant wheel which changes its speed without rule and your job, in order not to fall out but to survive on that turning wheel, is to adapt your performance to the change of the wheel, no problem sometimes you are following the sense of change and in other time you are running in the opposite direction. The main issue here is having enough skill, enough training to face the situation.

Physical training is a necessary condition but that is not enough, we also need a serious mental training.

The Posture Wide Sky help you keep a quiet mind, a cleaver spirit. From this you will find yourself the correct way (Fabulous Path) for your decision. You will always remember that the way you need to know is the one, with all your capacities and efforts, you have discovered it, not the one someone from somewhere ordered you to follow.

In conclusion, these six postures in Part 1 train us for physical skills and mental capacity. We would never do complain against life instead to understand its complex nature and to be prepared to successfully face any situation. That is the way of being a Vietchi Black-Belt.





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