Vietnamese Martial Arts

About Vovinam of Maryland


Class instructors:

Yanni Nguyen: Master Yanni Nguyen is the owner and chief instructor of Vovinam of Maryland. He has been practicing Vovinam and Karate since 1980. Beside Vovinam & Karate, he also practices Kungfu, MMA, and Brazil Jiu-Jitsu. He came to USA for his higher education in 1991 and achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems. He taught Vovinam and Karate to the students, family, friends and neighbors. Yanni moved to Maryland in 2005 to pursue his career as Senior Software Engineer at a communications firm, and started teaching Vovinam and Shotokan Karate to kids and adults. He currently lives with his wife and three sons in a beautiful house in Montgomery Village.


Our style is heavily emphasized with basic components consisting of blocking, punching, kicking, and striking. Takedowns, ground fighting, and submissions are also trained in our dojo.

Classes are offered for anyone from age 8 and up. Instruction is available for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Visitors and spectators are welcome to watch classes. 

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