Martial Arts Odyssey: Vo Co Truyen (Parts 1and 2)

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Hanoi, Vietnam, Antonio Graceffo seeks out the original Vietnamese martial arts form, Vo Co Truyen. Vietnamese martial arts competitor, Le Trung Linh invites Antonio to Quan Thanh Temple, where Teacher Bui Dang Vang teaches him the fighting applications of Nam Hong Son, a local style of Vo Co Truyen.


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Martial Arts Odyssey: Vo Co Truyen Part 1


Martial Arts Odyssey: Vo Co Truyen Part 2



In Part 2:

Martial Arts Odyssey: Vo Co Truyen Part 2


Antonio Graceffo learns more of the Vo Co Truyen fighting applications with Teacher Bui Dang Van. Side kicks, face slaps, and groin strikes, Vo Co Truyen is very different from Muay Thai. Antonio meets Teacher Bui Dang Van’s first teacher and knocks forearms with a guy hanging around the temple.




Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the book, “The Monk from Brooklyn” and the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.


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This episode was edited by Antonio Graceffo and features the official Martial Arts Odyssey intro and outro by Andy To.








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