- Aug 13, 2002
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- East Texas
Originally posted by arnisador
One often hears of Vietnamese kung fu (e.g., the Vietnamese snake style) or Malaysian kung fu (e.g., Phoenix-eye fist, Chuka Shaolin), for example--arts that are clearly kung fu but that have been practiced in a nearby country to which they migrated for long enough that they are considered to be that country's "kung fu" now. Sometimes the term kuntao is applied to such styles.
That is true, but I must say that Kung Fu is a CMA. To say Vietnamese Kung Fu is like saying Russian American Money. The money is either Russian, or american. The term Vietnamese Kung Fu would be a Vietnamese Chinese Martial Art. That doesn't fit, so I would say that it is mis-named, or more apply, mis-understood. It is the same way that people outside of martial arts call all martial arts Karate. "So you take Karate eh?" No, I study Kung Fu. I think that its the same thing, someone a little misinformed, thats all.
My own humble opinion, thats all.