Lessons at the Center

What is Cuong Nhu?

Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts is a blending of seven hard and soft styles of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese martial arts. These styles include Shotokan, Vovinam, Wing Chun, Judo, Aikido, Tai Chi and Boxing.

Cuong Nhu is an evolving style that makes it easy and fun for people of all ages to learn - it is not for young athletes only. Our training program encourages physically disabled people to participate and advance at an individual pace. Our family-oriented environment is one more reason why Cuong Nhu is such an appealing art and sport.

When you begin training in Cuong Nhu, your introduction will consist of warmup exercises, stretching, stamina building, and practicing basic blocks, kicks, punches and stances. Through a choreographed series of movements called kata (or forms), you will practice body coordination with self-defense techniques. You have the option to test for promotion in rank when your instructor feels you are ready. Sparring and weapons are introduced later.

The philosophy of Cuong Nhu offers guidelines for training and provides direction which can be applied to all aspects of life. It enriches your life, your energy, your pride in accomplishment, and your mind, heart and spirit. Cuong Nhu does not replace or interfere with a person's religion or belief system.

Student involvement

It is anticipated that students will participate in class as often as possible and develop their skills to the best of their abilities. Students are also encouraged to assist with various tasks, such as helping with demonstrations and cleaning of the dojo to promote camaraderie and pride in self, school and style.


Rates for open, all ranks classes T,TH,F 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. are: Photo on right was taken at the Cuong Nhu Mini-Training Camp 2014. Cuong Nhu practitioners from Atlanta, North Carolina and all over Florida came to Tallest Tree to learn and have fun with old friends.