what people are saying...

" Story of Water was  a phenomenal talk for our students this morning. Chuck and his message of resiliency and embracing cultural diversity had a significant impact on our kids".

-Ryan Freeley, Berwick Academy Dean of Students



Cardigan Mountain Lacrosse Camp, breakout session

Chuck Nguyen presented his "Story of Water" at the Cardigan Mountain Lacrosse Camp in New Hampshire this past August. The young man had over four hundred pre-teen and teen-agers enthralled for the duration of each of two presentations. Using the metaphor of water he relates the story of his life to convey messages relevant to perseverance in the face of extraordinary challenges. Mr Nguyen's words were powerful, yet the physicality he demonstrates left his audience mesmerized as he traced his story from childhood in war-torn Vietnam, through his family's escape and the painful adjustment years as an immigrant in America that follows. He speaks of the philosophical tools provided by the culture of his birth-place that have enabled him to survive and thrive in the face of exclusion, racism, and bullying.

-Dud Hendrick
Dud Hendrick, Director, Cardigan Mountain Lacrosse Camp

Upcoming Programs & Events



The Peaceful Warrior Program and Summer Camp For Kids

The Peaceful Warrior Program For Kids teaches non-aggressive techniques and animal movements of Vietnamese Kung-fu.   Students will learn how to deflect and disarm physical attacks and bullying by using their words and body in ways of Kung-fu and Zen.  

Zen Martial Arts Class and Private Training for Teens and Adults

This eclectic Martial Arts program for teens and adults promote the spirit of effective and peaceful living through the practice of traditional Vietnamese Kung-Fu, Taekwando, and Jiu-jitsu.