​Vietnamese karate students complete training program in mountains

The event was expected to provide them with an opportunity to learn ‘lessons from nature’

Students collectively perform karate at a waterfall in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

A number of young martial art students walked to the central Vietnamese mountains in early July as part of their training curriculum’s final stage, which aimed to cultivate their positive psychological qualities.

Students from Nghia Dung Karate – a well-known martial art school in Thua Thien-Hue Province – trekked uphill with walking poles and backpacks to the summit of the 1.4-kilometer-high Bach Ma Mountain, the highest mountain to the south of the province.

They chose a place to stay temporarily and some others to practice karate, including a 300-meter-high majestic waterfall.

The activity was hoped to strengthen their mutual friendship and bring them a beneficial experience of nature.

Karate students climb the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Karate students climb the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The trip followed a final-term test partly to determine whether they were able to move to the highest grade – the black belt rank.

But to be a black-belt wearer, the students were also required to write a follow-up essay on the trip and their three-year karate training at the school.

Karate students build a shelter amongst trees in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Karate students build a shelter amongst trees in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Karate students climb downhill at the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Karate students climb downhill at the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A karate student poses for a picture halfway her climb up the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A karate student poses for a picture halfway her climb up the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Students listen to their karate instructor in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Students listen to their karate instructor in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Female karate students practice in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Female karate students practice in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A female karate student runs in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A female karate student runs in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A karate practitioner is seen in silhouette in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A karate practitioner is seen in silhouette in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two karate students perform in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Two karate students perform in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A karate student collects garbage following a practice session in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A karate student collects garbage following a practice session in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Karate students move to a higher ground in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Karate students move to a higher ground in the Bach Ma (‘White Horse’) Mountain in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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