TAM QUI - ancient vietnamese martial art
Inter-regional public organization of
ancient Vietnamese martial art
“TAM QUI KHI-KONG federation”. Date
of foundation: 27 April 2006.
The school of Tam Qui Khi-kong had
never been very popular in Vietnam. Isolation and clan
structure were typical for many Vietnamese schools. It
was generated by particular historical and cultural
conditions such as incessant wars and disinclination to
share the secrets of the school with strangers.
Apparently, master Zien, the teacher of Thien Duyen, was
the only latest bearer of the school traditions.
Tam Qui Khi-kong technic is unique.
The method of training is extremely original. It is
aimed at gradual and gentle progress of a man. Force,
rigidity and power come gradually, without beyond one’s
“Kindred souls speak in silence.
Strange ones are silent even while talking.”
Thien Duyen (Igor Mikhnevich)
He is the secrets and traditions
keeper of The Tam Qui School.
Born in 1965, he is The Master of Tam
Qui, the founder and the heard of The Federation.
Thien Duyen has been practicing this
method for more than 30 years.
He adheres to the principal of
non-violence and compassion on every living thing;
strictly keeps to Bodhisattvas’ vows according to the
tradition of Pure Land Buddhism.
He spent three years in solitude
practicing Thien Meditation.
Thien Duyen seriously injured
vertebral column in 1980s. He recovered his health with
the help of Tam Qui Khi-kong.
About himself: “Master should never
stop in his progress. Taking care of the rest using your
mastery is very important. My teacher Zien told me, “If
you have lightened your soul, help others to do this.”
Tam qui is translated
from the Vietnamese language – “the three treasures”,
“the tree refuges”.
Both hard martial art and lighter
health-improving line so-called KHI-Yoga are closely
intertwined in TAM QUI. It is possible to choose any
line according to your inclination and desire. The more
you comprehend the fundamentals of the school the harder
you require studying TAM QUI seriously.
The TAM QUI technique is characterized to
be hard, swift and strong.
Beating arms and whole body which is
called “iron palm” and “iron shirt” is of great
importance. It is absolutely necessary for fighting
barehanded. In addition, “iron palm” and “iron shirt”
are extremely healthy and useful for supporting one’s
body in excellent condition. Moreover, women can perform
certain of these exercises.
Consequently, practicing TAM QUI KHI-KONG
gives strong body,
mentality immune to different stresses,
and unprecedented capacity for work.