The Vovinam Occitan booming
The vietnamese martial art club which opened three new sections – and became the fifth club of France – Saturday, 16th of November brought together hundreds of practitioners in the new dojo of Auterive (Haute- Garonne) for his first day of school’s training camp.
With nearly a hundred participants , the first day of school’s training camp of Vovinam Occitan was unanimously hailed as a success. Saturday, 16th of November, the club based in Auterive (Haute- Garonne) » was using for the first time » the new dojo open for the new school year in September , bringing together its members but also neighboring clubs in the Toulouse area.
After a good session of play and sports course ( jumps , rolls , tug of war … ) , the twenty children (8-12 years) was initiated to the art of fighting and scissors under the supervision of Master Cyril Sandre ( 4th dang expert , founder of the club) and Professor Fabien Laforet (2nd dang ) . Many beginners recruited by Vovinam Occitan were also entitled to an initiation to the art of fighting and scissors . For their part, Advanced practitioners have learned Nhập Môn Quyền under the direction of Master Thierry Demichel ( club Toulouse- Les Argoulets ) before proceeding with an upgrade to the art of fighting. Teachers worked the 11th and 12nd scissors and learned the Tứ Tru Quyền with Master Truong Quang Tuan (6th Dang ), first to develop Vovinam Viet Vo Dao in Midi -Pyrénées .
The club of Vovinam Occitan has grown considerably this year. Since the start of the school year, in fact, two new sections were opened for children ( from 8 years) in Auterive and Mauzac, and also an adult section in Gaillac-Toulza (in addition of the on in Auterive ). The club grown from twenty members in previous years … to nearly 80 this year! It became the fifth club of France discipline linked to Karate Federation ( FFKDA ) before Toulouse , Lyon and Marseille .
A development that owes nothing to chance. This growth is the result of a project developped for many years by Master Cyril Sandre. In order to provide quality education to children and adults, he passed in 2013 – with Professor Fabien Laforet , head of the section of Gaillac – The Federal Diploma of instructor of the FFKDA and a Certificate of professional qualification. Finally, Vovinam Occitan association is undergoing approval by the “Youth and Sports”, true » quality label » for sports clubs .
As an opening of the trainin camp, David Rhodier , one of the oldest auterivains practitioners , was given his yellow belt 1st dang . At the closing , Master Tuan said how happy he was to be able to attend a training camp in Auterive. It is in this town of the south of Toulouse that he began his teachings in 1984 . He was also pleased in front of parents of younger Vo Shin to see so many » young leaves » of the Vovinam Tree reunited for this occasion and took the opportunity to remind the children and teenagers the benefits that Vovinam would provide for their future adult life.
The course ended with a dinner with family, then a dancing night which ended late in the night …
Photo Credit: Thierry Bouzier/vovinam Occitan