MARTIAL EQUESTRIAN ART

 

 

II - The Military Horse Riding

 

 

 



Martial Arts Master Trịnh Quang Thắng
from VÕ-TRẬN ĐẠI-VIỆT School System
BÌNH-ĐỊNH SA-LONG-CƯƠNG

 

       

 

       The Equestrian Martial Art study is an essential thing for Đại-Việt cavalrymen in order to allow them, on top of the Archery (Cung), to practiise the Sword (Kiếm) wielding and Blade-Breaker (Giản) wielding, then to train for specific Eight kinds of Pole Arms from Đại-Việt's Cavalry :

       1. Fauchard or Breach Knife of Cavalry (Giáo) ;
       2. Vouge of Cavalry (Siêu) ;
       3. Spear (Thương) ;
       4. Halberd of Cavalry (Kích) ;
       5. Pertuisane (Mâu) ;
       6. Trident (Đinh-Ba) ;
       7. Battle Axe (Phủ Việt) ;
       8. Great War Mace (Đại-Trùy).

       The Equestrian Martial Art of Ðại-Việt was still passed down until Nguyễn Dynasty (1802-1945).

       The « Đại-Nam Register of Traditions and Facts Compendium established by Imperial Order » have so discribed an early morning martial drill day :

       «The equestrian military training area outside the South-East from the Citadel was a land strenching from the la Portique Đông-Ba into the foot of the Gia-Hội bridge at Huế.  Emperor Tự-Đức ordered to organize in the year 1851 a program comprising one Section of 12 Men, 200 Combattants, 100 war Horses, a set of Five Elements Flags, one Banner of Imperial Guard, 20 Battalion Flags, 80 Muskets, 80 Sabres of Cavalry, 26 Sabres of Standard-bearers, one brass Megaphone, one copper Cymbal on watch, one Cymbal of parade, one Conch, one war Drum and one battle Gong, 240 Spears, a request number of Dummies and Banana Trunks for morning training…»

       To achieve the Conservation and the Restoration of Vietnamese Traditional Martial Arts Studies so that they are compatible with the authentic Martial Arts School System of Battlefields from Đại-Việt, Students of BÌNH-ĐỊNH SA-LONG-CƯƠNG engage in the training for Medievale Military Horse Driving.

 

Martial Studient giving oneself up to training for Medieval Military Horse Riding of Đại-Việt
(Mã-Thuật Võ-Trận Đại-Việt).

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section
from Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
was demonstrating various techniques
of Trident Codified Sequence
« Vũ-Khách Đinh-Ba »
wielding on Foot Fighting.

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section
from Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
was demonstrating various techniques
of Spear-Halberd Codified Sequence
« Vũ-Khách Đinh-Ba »
wielding
on Horseback Fighting.

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
training for Pole-Arm of « Spear-Halberd »
wielding on Foot Fighting.

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
training for Pole-Arm of « Spear-Halberd »
wielding on War Horse.

 


Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section
from Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
was
training on
foot fighting for the Codified Sequence
of Great War Mace holding Apical Point
« Ngũ Bá Linh-Trùy - 五 霸 靈 錐 »
.

 

 


Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System was
training on War Horse
for the Codified Sequence of Great War Mace holding Apical Point
« Ngũ Bá Linh-Trùy - 五 霸 靈 錐 »
.

.

 

 

Martial Instructor NGUYỄN Phi-Hổ Marc of Võ-Trận
Đại-Việt Section from Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
training for the wielding on War Horse
of Unique Blade-Breaker « Độc- Giản »,
inherent in
Shock-Arms
.

 

Martial Student LÊ Anh-Tuấn Philippe of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System was training
for the wielding on War Horse of « Long Sword »,
inherent in Edged-Arms.

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System waiting
the start of training
for various technique figures of Archery on War Horse (Kị-Xạ)
in Martial Training Area.

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
was training for various techniques figures of Archery on War Horse
(Kị-Xạ) in Martial Training Area.

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
training
on War Horse for the wielding of « Long Sword »,
inherent in Edged-Arms.

 

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System training for
the wielding on War Horse of « Spear-Halberd »,
inherent in Pole-Arms

 

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
training for
Medieval Archery on Wooden Horrse.

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
training for
Medieval Archery on War Horse.

 

Martial Student waiting the training for the Đại-Việt Archery,
on Horseback fighting (Equestrian Archery - Kị-Xạ).

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System

training for « Great War Mace - Đại- Trùy » wielding on War Horse.

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System

training for « Trident - Đinh-Ba » wielding on War Horse.

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
training for
various techniques of Codified Sequence of Trident
« Vũ-Khách Đinh-Ba » wielding on Foot Fighting.

 

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
training for
various techniques of Codified Sequence of Pertuisane
« Bác-Xà-Mâu » wielding on War Horse.

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System
was training for « Martial Equestrian Art ».

 

Martial Student of Võ-Trận Đại-Việt Section from
Bình-Định Sa-Long-Cương School System

was training for « Great War Mace »
wielding on War Horse.

 

       On top of the training for Martial Arts in order to know using various Weapons in the Eighteen Sections of Martial Arts, the « Military Equestrian Art » requires the choice of Wars Horses, the Harnessing, above all the Horse Driving Exercices.and the training for the Horseback Medieval Weapons Wielding.

 

      1 – The Choice of War Horses

      2 – The Harnessing

     3 – The Horses Riding Exercises

     4 – The Training for Horseback Medieval Weapons Wielding

 

(To be continued...)

 

Bình-Định SA-LONG-CƯƠNG
Department of Medieval Martial Arts
Võ Trận Đại-Việt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bibliography :

 

« Đại-Nam Register of Traditions and Facts Compendium established by Imperial Order » (Khâm Định Đại Nam Hội Điển Sự Lệ) from ”Institut of the Nation History" (Quốc-Sử Quán) - book numbered 175, Ed.1856-1884.

« Complete Book of Việt History » ("Việt-Sử Toàn-Thư") from Phạm-Văn-Sơn

« Comments from a LiIbrary » ("Vân Ðài Loại-Ngữ") from Lê-Quí-Ðôn.

 

 

 

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