For 4 decades, Patrick Levet has been involved in the propagation of Vietnamese martial culture. It is now time to move on to a more precise and detailed description of this form of combat, but also of its various forms of evolution which are the Vat de Vovinam Viet Vo Dao and the Vat de Vovinam Integral.
With this new DVD, Vietnamese Vat is presented in a completely new way. Instead of simply filming the techniques of the official program, fixed and without real application, Vat is shown in its traditional form detailing its main aspects (dress, refereeing, ritual, techniques, counter-attacks, tactics), its technical evolutions, as well as its differences, demonstrating why such evolutions occurred.
This discipline is completely unknown to the general Western public despite being thousands of years old. The art of Vat is composed of hundreds of techniques and variations. However, the Vat techniques in Vovinam Viet Vo Dao do not represent the proportion they deserve, only 28 techniques, despite the fact that the Founding Master was a Vat fighter. At Vovinam Integral we have tried to remedy this by adding many traditional Vat techniques, with over a hundred attack techniques (takedowns and projections) making up the overall program. To that we must add all the counter attacks for each takedown and projection technique as well as the defenses once on the ground.
All this is complemented by all the techniques of compression, arm and leg locks, strangulation and choking, immobilization and controls, many of which are drawn from Jiu-jitsu, as is already the case in Vovinam Viet Vo Dao.