ABOUT World Cup Brussels 2018 of Vovinam Viet Vo Dao What is Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo? Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo is a Vietnamese martial art that was founded in 1938 by Master Nguyễn Lộc. At that time, it was the first time that a martial art was accessible to all without any restriction. The goal of Master Nguyễn Lộc was to train a "strong" Vietnamese youth i.e. a youth with a lucid, critical and open mind in a strong body; to be useful to the Fatherland and to Humanity. Another particularity of Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo was to present oneself as a school. Indeed, the body and the spirit had to evolve together, in the humility and with respect of others. Today, it is through our techniques and our teaching that we help the vo-sinhs (practitioners) to become strong physically, mentally and mentally. Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo's principle is the harmony between strength and suppleness, a body that is both powerful and agile, accompanied by an enlightened and open mind. Witness our motto 'To be strong to be useful and our greating an iron hand on a heart of kindness'. Every practitioner is called upon to use his learning wisely every day, while evolving within a group that everyone considers as a second family. It is important for us to develop and transmit our martial art, as well as through it, a bit of the Vietnamese culture. History of Vovinam Belgium In 1986, Master Huỳnh Hữu Quý opened his first club in Belgium in Brussels-City. This remains today the main seat of the activities of our association. Since then, 6 other clubs opened in Auderghem, Soumagne, Esneux, Ruisbroek, Brussels North and Oreye. Our clubs currently have about 250 practitioners, male, female and children of all ages and about thirty black belts were formed there. Diversity is at the heart of our school as evidenced by the fifteen or so different nationalities represented. It is important for us to offer young people through our martial discipline, a school of life, structuring principles and strong values. This is still manifested in our motto 'to be strong to be useful': to develop one's mental and physical strength to make it useful to society.