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Than Quyen: An Introduction to Spirit Forms of Than Son Vietnamese Martial Arts

By Jason Tran, B.A.




Than Quyen: An Introduction to Spirit Forms of Than Son Vietnamese Martial Arts

This article presents the origin and functions of That Son Than Quyen’s “spirit forms” as inspired by real and mythic animals. This is accomplished by contrasting Than Quye with Chinese imitation styles, tracing the development of Vietnam religion and superstitions, and exploring the impact of geographic and cultural elements.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 13 No. 2 (2004): 16 pages.


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