I’m sure you have been wondering… (I know I was!) What does Ngo Dac Na mean, does it have an English translation?
Well, you and I are not alone! Because one of our Enter Shaolin fans Jacob Fisher was wondering the same thing!
If you have read our free Ngo Dac Na ebook here, then you already know the system principles come from Sifu Phu’s training from his Grandfather. And you probably have a pretty good guestimate (yes, totally made up word) as to what it means.
Instead of guessing and wondering, we can simply know right here right now the meaning behind the name Ngo Dac Na…
Simply Watch This Video To Learn What Ngo Dac Na Means:
Okay, be honest… Was your guess (or guestimate) of what Ngo Dac Na means close? Was it right? Or was it waaaaaay off? If it was way off, does the name meaning make sense with how the system principles flow? I think so… However, I want to know your opinion! So comment below and let me know either way!
I think it completely fits the principles we teach here at Enter Shaolin and for me it is those principles I was looking for, for so long!
Ngo = Power(ful) Dac = (A family middle name, we are still unsure of the meaning!) Na = Control
I did some research and Dac by itself in Vietnamese means compact, consistent, concrete or deposit.
A few of these could definitely fit the bill, for instance, our movements are compact, we don’t like to waste energy or make big movements that easily telegraph our intentions. We also preach being consistent in training. We want these principles to be second nature to you, so if/when you need them, they just work. What we do is concrete, meaning it is proven and foolproof based on realities and substance.
So Ngo Dac Na is powerful compact/consistent/concrete control.
Stay blessed family,
& The Enter Shaolin Family
P.S. If you haven’t read Sifu’s ebook yet… You can get the basics on our Kung Fu family principles right here. (Members you already have access to this in the NDN Intro section.)