History of Hiệp-Tinh-Môn World Martial Arts


 The Vietnam flag repercents the founder being from Vietnam and our father system Hiệp-Tinh-Môn Việtnam, the USA  flag represents  the new founded art Hiệp-Tinh-Môn World
Martial Arts being an American Art. It consists of techniques, strategies, and philosophies influenced by the following arts: Karate (Shotokan, Founder: Gichin Funakoshi, 1917), Tae-
Kwon-Do (Founder: Choi Hong-Hi, 1955) Kickboxing (Vietnamese Vo-Tu-Do, Muay Thai, and Western), Jiu-Jitsu (Founder: Emperor Seiwa, 10th Cent.), Judo (Kodokan, Founder: Kano
Jigoro, 1882), Aikido (Founder: Ueshiba Morihei, 1942) Boxing (Western), and Kung-Fu (Northern Shaolin, Bagua, and Vietnamese).

 The octagon depicks the systems that make up Hiep Tinh Mon World Martials Arts techniques; they can be divided into three major catorgories 1 striking arts, 2 grappling  arts, and
3 electic arts. Striking Arts are Karate,Tae Kwon Do, and Kung Fu. From Karate Hiep Hiệp-Tinh-Môn Stylist utilizes the system of forms, with the understanding of the power of the
karate kick and punch. Tae kwon do we incorporates the outstanding kicking techniques and from kung fu we are blessed with the powerful stance (foundation) training and  circular
techniques. Grappling Arts are Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Aikido.  Jiu Jitsu we gather the best joint locks techniques. Judo we take the throws, as well as ground fighting techniques.  Aikido
we take the philosophies and various locking, and throwing techniques. Eclectic Arts are Boxing and Kickboxing. From these arts we learn training methods, and the application of our
techniques.  Hiệp-Tinh-Môn Stylist takes pride in its street elbow and knee techniques from which we took from Vietnamese Vo-Tu-Do, and Muay Thai. Hiệp-Tinh-Môn artist are very
unique beings, they can literally go to almost any school and fit right in. There training methods are traditional in base but modern in application.  Grandmaster Dung really had a
vision for the art it is right down the middle. It is not uncommon to goto a Hiệp-Tinh-Môn school and leave thinking it’s a judo or tae kwon do school but these arts are but just the
surface of how deep you can get in the art.  

The Ranking

 Hiep Tinh Mon World Martial Artist uses modern belt ranking system. white, yellow, red, green, purple, blue, 3rd brown, 2nd brown, 1st brown and black belts. IFAF members use a
little different system, white, yellow, orange, green, purple, blue, red, brown, dark blue (Cho Dan Bo), dan ranks 1st -3rd wear black, master ranks 4th-6th dans wears black belt with
red 1/2 stripe in the center , 7th -9th Dans red and white blocks, and 10th dans wears red/black sided belts. It usually takes a student about 5 years to achieve his black belt, and
14years to achieve the 4th dan master’s level.

 Students are judged on  basic techniques (stances, punches, blocks, falls, rolls, kicks, throws), forms (empty hand,  and weapons), combinations, sparring (one steps sparring and
freestyle), breaking, history and knowledge of the martial arts, their teaching ability, and their level of fitness. Hiệp-Tinh-Môn promotional test consist of 3 major parts general
knowledge, demonstration of ability and fitness.

Hiep Tinh Mon Uniforms

 Hiệp-Tinh-Môn practitioners traditionally wear white uniforms called gi, which simply a "karate uniform", for practicing Hiệp-Tinh-Môn. The Hiệp-Tinh-Môn gi was adopted from
the judo gi created by Kano in 1907. The modern gi consists of white cotton drawstring pants and a matching white cotton jacket, fastened by a belt. The belt is usually colored to
indicate rank. When practicing grappling the judo jacket is used as it is intended to withstand the stresses of grappling, as a result is much thicker than that of a karate uniform. 1st -3
rd degree black belts wear the the white gi with black trim as used in Tang Soo Do. The 4th and higher master wears the black gi jacket with white pants as used in Okinawan Karate.


 Hiệp-Tinh-Môn includes a variety of rolls, falls, throws, hold downs, chokes, joint-locks, strikes and kicks.  The systematic formulation of these techniques into one system makes Hiệp-
Tinh-Môn a unique fighting system.


 Forms (kata) are pre-arranged patterns of attack and defend, which in judo are practiced with a partner for the purpose of perfecting techniques. More specifically, their purposes
include illustrating the basic principles of Hiệp-Tinh-Môn, demonstrating the correct execution of a technique, teaching the philosophical tenets upon which Hiệp-Tinh-Môn is based,
allowing for the practice of techniques that are not allowed in competition, and to preserve ancient techniques that are historically important but are no longer used in
contemporary martial arts.

Knowledge of various kata is a requirement for the attainment of a higher rank.

There are 21 empty hand katas, and 15 weapon katas, that are recognized by the IFAF today:

Beginner Forms
White Belt: Basic Form 1
Yellow Belt: Basic Form 2, Basic Form 3
Orange Belt: Pinan 1
Green Belt: Pinan 2, Single Stick Form
Purple Belt: Pinan 3, Bo Basics (Poking Striking, Blocking)

Intermediate Forms
Blue Belt: Pinan 4,Bo Form (Shushi-no Kun)
Red Belt:Pinan 5
Brown Belt: Bassai Dae, Bo Form (Cho Un No Kon)
Dark Blue Belt (Cho Dan Bo): Nunchuck Form 1

Advance Forms
1st Dan: Nai Han Ji, Bo Form (Saku-Gawa-No Kon)
2nd Dan: Nai Han Ji 2, Jindo, Nunchuck Form 2
3rd Dan: Nai Han Ji, Ro Hi, Bo Form (Tsuken No Kon), Kama Form 1

Master Forms
4th Dan: Kong San Kun, Sip Soo, Kama Form 2
5th Dan: Wang Shu, SeiSan, Samuari Basics Form
6th Dan: Jion, O Sip Sa Bu, UnSu, Samurai intermediate Form

Grandmaster Forms
7th Dan: Yang Tai Chi Form, Samurai Master Form
8th-10th Dan: No New Forms

Hiep Tinh Mon Free Sparring

 Though variation is extensive, Hiệp-Tinh-Môn free sparring is similar to competitive matches in other traditional Okinawan and Korean striking systems and often shows elements of
American freestyle point karate. Hiệp-Tinh-Môn sparring consist of point matches based on the three point rule (first contestant to score three points wins) or a three minute rule (a
tally of points over three, three minute rounds wins). Lead and rear-leg kicks and lead and rear-arm hand techniques all score equally (one point per technique). Open hand
techniques and leg sweeps are allowed if controlled. As in karate-do kumite, scoring techniques in Hiep Tinh  Mon competition should be decisive; that is all kicking and hand
techniques that score should be delivered with sufficient footing and power so that if they were delivered without being controlled they would stop the aggressive motion (incapacitate
or kill) of the opponent. This rule means that many of the airborne blitzing techniques that are scored in American freestyle point karate would  score here, even if contact was made.
Much of the footwork is the same, but the position of the body when executing blows is markedly different between the styles of competition. Rapid fire pump-kicking seen in American
freestyle point sparring is often used in Hiep Tinh  Mon competition. However in order to score, the final kick in the pump-kick combination should be delivered from a solid base and
with sufficient power or the technique is not considered decisive. Consequently, the pace of a Hiep Tinh  Mon match is about the same as a  typical NASKA type tournament, but the
techniques (theoretically) should be somewhat more recognizable as linear, powerful blows that are delivered from deeper stances as seen in Japanese karate-do.

 Hiep Tinh  Mon sparring is a contact event. Though often billed as “light” or “no contact,” the typical level of contact is full (but controlled) to the body and light to the head. Most
Hiep Tinh  Mon practitioners believe that entering a sparring match with expectations of “no contact” does not sufficiently train the individual to endeavor or relax in fighting
situations. Contact in Hiep Tinh  Mon sparring is essential in understanding proper technique and developing mental preparedness and a level of relaxation critical to performance in
stressful situations. Lessons learned from contact sparring can be applied to all aspects of life. That said, unnecessarily or disrespectfully harming your opponent in Hiep Tinh  Mon
sparring is not tolerated. Health and longevity of practitioners are major goals of Hiep Tinh  Mon practice. Consequently, serious injuries are counterproductive because they retard a
level of physical training that is needed to foster emotional and intellectual growth. However, minor injuries such as bumps, bruises and the occasional loss of wind may be invaluable
to teachers. Each match should begin and end with respect, compassion and a deep appreciation for the opponent. Though Hiep Tinh  Mon sparring is competitive, competitions are
more of an exercise, or way to develop the self, than they are a truly game-like competitive forum. Introspection and personal growth are fostered through this semi-contact
competitive forum.

 Advance Hiep Tinh  Mon  free-style sparring incorporates grappling training. Part of the combat time is spent sparring standing up with punches and kicks,  and the other part on the
ground grappling. Sparring, even subject to safety rules, is much more practically effective than only practicing techniques on their own. Using full strength develops the muscles and
cardio-vascular system on the physical side of things, and it develops strategy and reaction time on the mental side of things, and helps the practitioner learn to use his Hiep Tinh Mon  
techniques against a resisting opponent.

 There are several types of sparring exercises, such as one step and three step sparring in which one martial artist attacks and the other depends. This type of training is applied to
grappling as well.


 In 2007 Mr. Dwayne Eaddy starting working on the American Hiep Tinh Mon Karate System and received international recognition in 2010 as a legitimate martial arts system  
from the International Combat Martial Arts Union and the International Bujustu Society.

 Dwayne Eaddy is a direct student of  Grandmaster Quoc Dung. He began his training in 1987 in styles ranging from Tae Kwon Do, Tang So Do, Kung Fu, ju jitsu and Hiep Tinh Mon
World Martial Arts Karate. After 20 plus years of training Mr Eaddy organized all his teachings and developed his own martial arts system AMERICAN HIEP TINH MON KARATE. To
make the system comprehensive and effective system Mr. Eaddy refined the best techniques of HTM World Martial Arts, Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Hapkido, Jui Jitsu, and
Judo to form the base of his system, utilizing forms (empty hand and weapons),  over 160 SD techniques, and a full arrangement of fundamentals including blocks, punches, kicks,
rolls, falls, throws, and grapping (locks,holds and chokes). Students of this unique system has strong basic techniques in all ranges of self defense,  enabling them to defend themselves
in any situation.

The American Hiep Tinh Mon Karate System is ever developing from master to master and student to student, it will never be complete.    


The International Fighting Arts Federation Is the govern ring body for Hiep Tinh Mon World Martial Arts; under the direction of Mr.Dwayne Eaddy.             
American Hiep Tin Mon Karate System

Translation:  American Hiep Tinh Mon Karate System is a combination of the strategic fighting techniques of many different styles of martial arts into Master Dwayne Eaddy’s unique

Country: United States

Founder: Master Dwayne Eaddy

Year:  2009

 Logo Meaning: The upper half of the outer circle is the name of the martial arts institution and the lower half of the outer circle is the name of the style.  The outer circle represents
the martial artist’s first journey in the martial arts with your style, the institution and one’s self. The inner circle represents all the knowledge one can obtain thru martial arts
training. Yang and Yin represents the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work. The outer circle represents "everything", while the black and white shapes within the circle
represent the interaction of two energies, called "yin" (Red) and "yang" (Yellow), which cause everything to happen. They are not completely Red or Yellow, just as things in life are not
completely Red or Yellow, and they cannot exist without each other.

 While "yin" would be dark, passive, downward, cold, contracting, and weak, "yang" would be bright, active, upward, hot, expanding, and strong. The shape of the yin and yang
sections of the symbol, actually gives you a sense of the continual movement of these two energies, yin to yang and yang to yin, causing everything to happen: just as things expand
and contract, and temperature changes from hot to cold. The triangle symbolizes the strength of our foundation. The colors red and yellow offer homage to the country of origin of the
founder of Hiep Tinh Mon World Martial Art and the addition of the color blue symbolizes the country of origin for the founder of American Hiep Tinh Mon Karate.  Finally, the color
gray represents brotherhood and the American Hiep Tinh Mon Karate System as a family system.  Through God, family and martial arts, one can learn the true meaning of Budo.

 Goals: Our goal is to unite into one system the best fighting techniques of different styles of martial arts. American Hiep Tinh Mon Karate brings together traditional martial arts
with modern training methods into an effective self defense system. American Hiep Tinh Mon practitioners practice both vertical and lateral (ground) fighting as part of the normal
training curriculum

System Background: Karate, Tang Soo Do, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, Aikido, Kung Fu

 Description:  AMERICAN HIEP TINH MON KARATE SYSTEM (AHTMKS). The system uses all the techniques and philosophies of Hiep Tinh Mon World Martial Arts Karate; however, it
is arranged in Master Eaddy’s unique system.  American Hiep Tinh Mon Karate is but a toolbox that falser a traditional Tang Soo do approach to Grandmaster Dung’s system but with
more emphasis on core traditional training methods. This system is but Master Eaddy’s toolbox of techniques which he has collected of the years and formed into the family system of
American Hiep Tinh Mon Karate (AHTMKS). The AHTMKS student is strong in the basic techniques of all ranges of self defense and is able to defend onself in any situation.  To make
the system a more comprehensive and effective system Master Eaddy adapted techniques from HTM World Martial Arts, Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Hapkido, Jui Jitsu, and
Judo to form the basis and foundation of AMHTMKS.  The system boasts some 36 empty-hand and weapon forms, and over 100 Self Defense techniques, with basic maneuvers that
include 16 blocks,18 punches, 28 kicks,  3 rolls falls,  47 throws, 16 arm and leg locks, and 7 holds and chokes.  American Hiep Tinh Mon Karate borrows many of its concepts and
theories from Tang Soo Do.
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