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Fragen und Antworten

Fragen und Antworten



DVT Basic Principles

1. If the way is free hit!
The first principle implies that when an aggressive activity is expressed by someone against you, when you are at a suitable distance and «the way is free» don’t wait for your opponent to attack but make your own attack. This principle is of particular importance when you are in contact with your opponent. If your hand or foot is left free it must move towards the target and hit.

2. If the way is not free, get in touch!
When our move towards the target is being blocked we stay in contact with the opponent’s hands. Through this contact our reflexes are faster and our responses to aggressive actions of the opponent are directly and without needing to be perceived by the vision. This way we don’t need to think before react.

3. If the opponent is stronger, withdraw!
When we come in contact with the opponent, through the pressure and the fluctuation of the power, automatic reactions are made by our reflexes through the sense of touch (using the Chi Sao). With the Chi Sao our movements are always appropriate to the movements of the opponent and operate in a passive way. It is as if the opponent does our movements for us. They are made automatically each time the opponent makes a movement. This way our attack is been made without great strength or special effort. Instead, the opponent helps us to attack and that causes more damage. This is what we mean when we say that DVT is a «smooth style».

4. If the opponent withdraws, follow!
The fourth principle has many applications. First, when you practice different martial art you need a different distance and space to operate. For example when you want to perform a kick to the head and you need more space. We don’t give this extra space to the opponent as we «stick» on him and force him to fight from close distance.

Often happens the opponent to withdraw slightly (e.g. after an unsuccessful attack) to find again the right distance and attack again. But as we keeping «stuck» on him when he is looking for a little space, he can never make again an organized attack.

Another important reason for the fourth principle, (follow the opponent when he withdraws), is for better use of the second principle (to stay in contact and control him with the sense of touch. If the opponent gets away, this contact will be lost. Therefore, by the fourth basic principle it becomes clear that DVT is not a sport or a game.

As soon as the opponent come into a difficult position accepting our blows or just feels uncomfortable and want to get a better position, we don’t give him any chance to feel better. We stick on him with consecutive hits until the end. There is no rule on the streets to ensure a certain distance or interruption of the fight and then continue. We are not talking about a fight with referees and rules. On the streets the first and most fundamental objective is to survive and without any loss!

The Rules of Power

1. Release yourself from your own strength!
To achieve an even greater power and speed of your movements and techniques, it is important to use only the muscles that are actually needed. The first rule is that the maximum power and speed should be released but the full tension of the whole body and muscles must be prevented when performing the movements. This way the muscles don’t operate competitively and destroy the performance of the movements.

2. Free yourself from the force of the opponent!
In close relation to the first rule of power, the second rule means that an incoming force mustn’t be able to get to our body, as with the appropriate techniques of our hands acting like levers and by the help of the sense of touch, the power of the opponent is diverted and goes to another direction.

3. Use the power of the opponent against him!
While the first two rules for the use of the power are talking about the internal situation in the use of the power, the third implies that the effect of the opponent’s power must be returned back to him and be used against him.

4. Add your power to the force that your opponent applies!
Using these four rules of the power in correct analogy is one of the secrets for the mastership of the power in DVT techniques.


Establishment of DVT

Dai-sifu Tassos founded IDVTA (Dynamic Ving Tshun) in April 2002, after an in-depth development for two decades of Wing Tsun, under GGM Leung Ting and GM Keith R. Kernsprecht. He was for 20 years personal student of GG Kernspecht and was at the main cadre of development of this system in Europe in the 70s.

To be more precise with the determination of DVT and to indicate that is something else, we had to change its name. This way we gave to DVT its own position and its unique approach to the art of battle.
The name was not chosen randomly, but to match to the philosophy of the system. Dai-Sifu Tassos deliberately chose the name «Dynamic» Ving Tshun. With the explosive and dynamic new programs, students begin to learn from scratch and without detours an easy way to defend themselves effectively in a very short time.

The beginners programs are very clear and the techniques that are tutored are not confused. There is a robust approach and that prevents the student of being under stress. Gradually the programs are combining and completing each other and that’s leading the student step by step towards success.


How Can I become a DVT-Instructor…

Learning and teaching are very different things. To know a technique does not implicitly mean to apply it automatically. And everyone who can do a technique, can not teach it automatically.

The Term “Teacher”
First of all the term “teacher” must be determined closer. Traditionally, the title “teacher” is protected and is only applied on “teacher grades”.
Everyone who has not reached a teacher grade yet (high student grades and technician grades candidate), who teaches at a DVT school, are called “DVT instructor”. Regularly, everyone has to use this sequence on his way to “teacher grade”. Thus, the term “instructor” is used for all teachers representativly.

Qualifikation zum Ausbilder/ zur Ausbilderin in der IDVTA
Basically, everbody gets the chance to qualify for a DVT instructor within the IDVTA. The condition is the 10. student grade and DVD experience of at least two years (private students can become instructors earlier in special cases). The “techniqual” schooling follows special instructor courses and at the regular training in DVT schools.

Personal (Characteristic) Qualification
Another condition can not be learned at all: the personal character. You are appropriate for an instructor, if your pedagogy and didactic skills allow you to pass on your knowledge and proficiency. This requires a miminum of empathic skills, patience and creativity. Humantiy is very regarded within the IDVTA. It dare never happen that characteristic deficits of students find complete expression.

Being an instructor you have to be an example for your students even in more private areas. With this consciousness it is expected of DVT instructor that he treats other people adequately respectful..

The final decision, who is going to be an instructor, is left to Dai-Sifu Anastasios Panagiotopoulos without exception.
You Are an Instructor or Teacher in another association?
The IDVTA is young and dynamic association, which makes progress continuesly since 2002. There are wide-ranging possibilities for instructors and teachers in Germany and international. Interested can contact one of the DVT school or Dai-Sifu Tassos directly. After a personal meeting, an appropriate schooling and testing of the level by Dai-Sifu Anastasios Panagioptopoulos, nothing will stand in the way to establish an own DVT school.

Can I Become a DVT Teacher / Instructor as a Woman?

Yes! The grades and functions withing the IDVTA serve everyone. The condition is of course the qualifying and the personal qualification.

It is of special interest of the IDVTA to created female DVT instructors, because woman are very interested in leading groups for women self-defence and kids training. Of course, these are not the only areas a female DVT instructor can work in, but they shall serve as an example that everyone has the opportunity to get involved in the IDVTA. Of course, man can be taught by a female DVT instructor!


There Is No DVT School In My Surroundings…

What are my opportunities to learn DVT fast and effective if there is no DVT school in my surroundings?

Besides the regular tutoring in a school of the IDVTA you can learn DVT by visits of our courses.

One Example might be the developement of the instructor José Farinha in Portugal, who had the same problem in Portugal.

Only by the regular attendance at the effective DVT courses of Dai-Sifu Tassos in Germany he learned the DVT programs very concentrated and achieved the 12. student grade in December 2007 (in only 20 month). In order to spread DVT in Portugal, Josè Farinha started to teach DVT and he is now the head of some schools in Portugal.

Being a young and consistently expanding martial arts accociation, the IDVTA offery wide-ranged possibilies in Germany and international. Everyone can learn and teach DVT with the help of the courses.


Is there a Hierarchy in the IDVTA Like in other Organisations?

Yes, there is a hierarchy, which should not be understood as a superiority or inferiority in a negative sense.

In the IDVTA, a traditional hierarchy is used, handed down from the Chinese culture of the “Kung-Fu-Family-Structure”. That means the oldest and the youngest exist in the family. There fathers, mothers, small and big siblings and, of course, grand- and great-grandparents. An overview of the most important names.

  • Dai Sifu – Familyhead and founder of the DVT
  • Si Gung – Grandfather (Father of Si Fu)
  • Si Fu – Father-Teacher
  • Si Mo – Wife of Si Fu
  • Si Hing – Older/more experienced student
  • Si Je – Older/more experienced female student
  • To Dai – Student


What Shall I Bring to a Sample Training?

Just wear comfortable clothes like a sweatpants, sports shoes and a white shirt. The colors black, red and yellow are symbols for instructors and teacher grades.


What are the Conditions to Learn DVT?

The martial art system of DVT is designed for each age, sex, condition, strength or body height.

All required physical skills (motor activity, speedpower, flexibility…) are being trained at the DVT training automatically. Everyone who want to train himself specifically, can ask his instructor all time.

The characteristic qualification is a “condition” in the IDVTA. It means that the IDVTA does not support criminals or hostiles. Everyone who was issued with a final sentence (i.S.d. § 12 StGB) will not be registered in the IDVTA and is not allowede to be taught in the art of DVT.

Everyone, who joins a DVT school or enroles in the IDVTA, should do it with peaceful intentions.