Royal Martial Art performance in Hue, Vietnam

Vietnamese martial arts have also assimilated elements of traditional Asian medicine, Confucianism and other Asian philosophies, as well as systems of ethics and aesthetics. The practice of martial arts expresses the concept of a perfect whole embodied in yin and yang and also the notion of the five basic elements that make up the universe. It’s a great cultural performance inherited from the Nguyen Dynasty, the performance of different martial art techniques is reminiscent of the past heroic plots of Vietnamese patriots against colonialists’ suppression.