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The History

Great Grand Master Diep Truong Phat known as Chinese Sixth (literal translation, because he was the sixth child in the family) was the founder of the An Thai Clan. Born in 1896 in An Thai village Binh Dinh province. His parents came from Ming Xiang in China.

At the age of thirteen Great Grand Master Diep Truong Phat was sent to China to study both martial art and poetry. After ten years of intensive training, The Great Grand Master mastered Tiger and Dragon style and eighteen types of weaponry from many masters, including three-spoke spear, spear, butterfly sword, double knife etc. Leaving China, The Great Grand Master arrived in Hong Kong and learned Snake and Monkey styles from an old Master Hong Ha Diep, who in fact was completely blind. Whilst The Great Grand Master was training on a rooftop, the old Master - with his heightened sense of hearing - recognized the sound of strength and perfection that was displayed. From this The Great Grand Master achieved the flexibility of the martial art. At home in the An Thai village he refined both the strength and the flexibility to maximise the power of these styles.

At the beginning, The Great Grand Master refused to teach anyone outside the family, but after many requests from many students, The Great Grand Master agreed to pass on the powerful style which he had been training for the past fifteen years. In 1924, The Great Grand Master was 28 and that is the time when the An Thai Clan became famous with many fighters such as Ba Phung, Chin Ky, Pho Tuan Chan and Nam Tuong.

How was “Binh Thai Dao” formed?
“Binh” taken from Binh Dinh Province, “Thai” is part of the An Thai village and “Dao” means The Way. A complete name Binh Thai Dao was born…

First Generation (Truong)
  • Great Grand Master DIỆP Trường Phát, 1896 – 1962
Second Generation (Bao)
  • Grand Master DIỆP Bảo Sanh, 1924 – 1996
Third Generation (Tuan)
  • Master - DIỆP Tuấn Minh
  • Master - NGUYỄN Ngọc Danh
  • Master - DIỆP Lệ Bích
  • Master - DIỆP Tuấn Cảnh
  • Master - DIỆP Tuấn Anh
  • Master - DIỆP Tuấn Hoa
Fouth Generation (Tu)
  • Teacher - NGUYỄN Trung Đức
  • Internal Student - Sebastian MELCZYNSKI
  • Internal Student - NGUYỄN Hồng Hùng
  • Internal Student - NGUYỄN Tú Vương
  • Internal Student - DIỆP Tiểu Vân
  • Internal Student - DIỆP Tú Càn
  • Internal Student - Benjamin PALMER
Fifth Generation (Thien)
  • Internal - Thien
Fifth Generation (Dia)
  • Internal - Dia
Fifth Generation (Nhat)
  • Internal - Nhat
Fifth Generation (Nguyet)
  • Internal - Nguyet


There are four main styles that The Great Grand Master Diệp Trường Phát had perfected for generations to come. They are Dragon, Tiger, Snake and Monkey.

Once a person has achieved mastery in all four of these styles, they are considered to have a perfect martial arts fundamental, and are able to adapt in every possible situation in a physical reaction of the body. This means that the body can be easily controlled by the person’s brain not only in Martial Arts but also it will improve the body state within all other sports and physical events.

These four main styles complete a human body to take full control of every action made whether it is Martial Arts, sport or any other physical activity.

The meanings of these words are not to be taken literally. Dragon does not mean to be one, a Tiger to fight like one, nor to move or act as snake or monkey. This is only a symbolic way that compares a tiger to stability, dragon to power, snake to flexibility and monkey to speed.


虎 Tiger Style (Stability)

In this style you need to build up stability, which involves all the exercises related to the increase of body strength.

龍 Dragon Style (Power)

Once strength with stability has been achieved, the person needs to practice movements to deliver accurate powerful motions.

蛇 Snake Style (Flexibility)

Powerful punches sometimes require to be delivered in a flexible way. This movement should wrap around the opponent and keep them rigid as a snake that controls its prey.

猴 Monkey Style (Speed)

This style mainly focuses on speed to complete the Strength, Power and Flexibility. It should include all of those abilities to deliver a powerful punch within the shortest time.

Eighteen Type of Weapons

Pole, Sword, Butterfly Knives, Spear, Large Blade, 9 sectional whip etc..

Basic Rules

Must NOT

  • MUST NOT disobey the Master or damage school reputation
  • MUST NOT bully or abuse power
  • MUST NOT behave obsessively
  • MUST NOT change to bad character or bad behaviour
  • MUST NOT take pride in winning or be discouraged by losing
  • Must BE

  • MUST be considerate
  • MUST be honest
  • MUST be patient
  • MUST be united
  • MUST be courage
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q1. How do I join the class?

    Come along to one of the class scheduled day, have a try session, if you like your tried session,, just fill in the form and pay the fees to join the future classes.

    Q2. What do i need to wear on the first day?

    You may wear anything in dark or black colour, must be loose and comfortable.

    Q3. Will I need a uniform?

    Yes, but only if you decided to join the future classes. The uniform is £20, this contain a black polo top with our embroided logo and a kung fu trouser

    Q4. What will I be learning?

    Firstly, the basic of all basics, Nine Horse Stance, Sixteen Fist, and Ten Hands.

    Q5. How often will I be grading?

    Adult and Children will be having assessment every three months interval, these dates will be notice in class. Main grading for both adult and children classes will be in end of May yearly.


    Binh Thai Dao UK
    CT Centre - Billington Street
    NN1 4DB
    United Kingdom

    : +44 7899 800 100
    : info@binhthaidao.com
    Bình Thái Đạo - Qui Nhơn
    253 Lê Hồng Phong
    Bình Định
    Qui Nhơn
    Việt Nam

    : +84 9975 070 909
    : info@binhthaidao.com
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