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The name is a portmanteau of Vo (V): meaning "Martial Arts" and Vinam standing for "Vietnam".

Vovinam is practiced with and without weapons. It is based on the principle of between hard and soft. It includes training of the body as well as the mind. It uses force and reaction of the opponent.

Vovinam includes hand, elbow, kicks, escape- and levering techniques. Both attack and defense techniques are trained, as well as forms, combat and traditional wrestling.
The wide range of techniques include punching, kicking etc. as well as forms, wrestling, sword, staff, axe, folding fan and others. Self defense techniques cover defense against weaponless attacks like choking from behind and defense against attacks with knife or sword.
Advanced students learn to combine the techniques and learn to defend themselves against armed opponents. Instructors train traditional weapons like the long stick, short stick, knife, sword and sabre. Thereby the weapons serve as training devices for reaching optimal control of body and mind.

Vovinam has some specialised techniques:
Don Chan
A group of leg grappling techniques that are designed to grab the opponent by the feet or legs and take them down using twisting motions usable as a surprise attack in a fight. There are 21 leg grappling techniques.
Dam Lao
A backfist swung eg. to the temple.
Da Canh
A diagonally applied kick.

The wording can vary slightly between Vovinam schools.
Vovinam's disciples vow to pursue high proficiency in their martial art in order to serve the people and humanity.
Promise to be faithful to the intentions and teaching of Vovinam and develop the young generation of Vovinam Vit V Dao
Be united in spirit and heart, respect one's elder, be kind to one's peers.
Respect discipline absolutely, maintain the high standard of personal conduct and honour of a martial art disciple.
Have respect for other martial art schools, only use martial art skills for self defense and protect justice.
Be studious, strengthen the mind, enrich one's thought & behavior.
Live simply, with chastity, loyalty, high principles and ethics.
Build up a spirit of steely determination and vigor, overcome powers of violence.
Make intelligent judgments, carry out struggles with perseverance and act with alertness.
Be self-confident, self-controlled, modest and generous.

Techniques
Hand techniques ( đn tay )
Elbow techniques ( chỏ )
Kicking techniques ( đ )
Knee techniques ( gối )
Forms ( Quyền, Song Luyện, Đa Luyện )
Attack techniques ( chiến lược )
Traditional wrestling ( Vật )
Leg Attack take-downs ( đn chn tấn cng)

Weapons
Staff ( cn )
Sword ( kiếm )
Hallebarde ( Dai Dao )

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