Tony NGuyen - Creator of Events/Evenementiels Concepts in Martial
A very noble sportsman who masters martial arts. Tony NGuyen is the inventor
of several concepts like FREE STYLE SHOW© and STARFIELD OF LASER NUNCHAKER
Well in its head, well in its legs, veiled a creative high
level sportsman who develops choreographies of cascade-combat stunts and
concepts event. Accessible, sympathetic nerve, patient: a charming man but I
bet that you would not have imagined to rub you with him after having
discovered the whole of his competences.
Hello TONY NGUYEN! Thank you to present to you in a few words.
My origins: Asia and France where the martial arts are regarded as dangerous
and violent one. It is action on our screens! I am a sportsman and I
practised the martial arts since a certain number of years before launching
me in the cascade, the comedy, the circus and the spectacle. Recently I was
an actor-acrobat and choreographer ruler of combat-cascades for films
court-measurings and means-measurings, then sporting "coach entrainer" for
the actresses and the actors (coaching with physical preparation related on
the martial arts and choreographies combat-cascades). I am also an author of
a new concept of martial arts FREE STYLE SHOW© 2000 (with laser nunchakus,
laser bo, laser saï, fire nunchakus...) dedicated to the field of the
animation and for the cinema of action, cinema of science-fiction fantastic
(see the cinematographic references: SPIELBERG, GEORGE LUCAS, MANGA
ANIMATION, "MATRIX" of JOEL SILVER and BROTHERS WACHOWSKI...)
Nobody believed in it! I thus transformed this concept into animation. I am
the author of my clean "one man show" under the name of STARFIELD OF LASER
NUNCHAKER BRUCELI© 2003, a remake "come-back of BRUCE LEE in the future"
with : LASER NUNCHAKUS luminous like "STAR WARS" like "SOULCALIBUR", LASER
BO and other materials which I conceived. Lately, I am interested more in
the Americano-Asian concepts as regards cinema of action and in the special
effects. I have Co-writing a script (project in progress) and a pilot and I
request the support of several author-scenario writers and realizers to
carry out such a project, a turning unique in France and for the United
States. Opinion with the scenario writers and realizers!
Which is your sporting course?
I started the martial arts in the street, by looking at Asian films of kung
fu and the American series "B". I started in sports associations to produce
me in competition then I continued as an autodidact. I thus decided to
develop only solid knowledge which I had acquired in Karate, Kung Fu,
Nunchaku, Jeet Kune Do, Kobudo, Acrobatics and Stunt-flyings by specializing
me in the techniques of engagements with and without weapons. To supplement
my performances, I followed courses of cascades, acrobatics and of comedy
related to the sports of engagements with professional stuntmen, with
capoeirists and the acrobats of circus while knowing the efforts and
difficulties of realizing. Then by exploring all the possible grounds (on
flexible surfaces, hard surfaces, height, table, chair, choreography with
any object) I developed my own bases of engagements and the art of
choreography. With final with the training courses, the drives and the
competitions, my sporting course enabled me to obtain the titles and prize
list of: Champion of Europe of nunchaku artistic 2000, finalist at the Great
Price of Europe of nunchaku 2001, winner out of martial technical cut 2000,
finalist out of Cut of France 2000, French Open etc.
Which is your current statute?I am registered at the house of vacation of spectacles but I am not
intermittent, even if I have make a course of combatant : I remain on my
position and I believe in me so sometimes the destiny and the way are sown
obstacles and cascades "to remain authentic and know that all the
disciplines have a bond and call upon the same sensitivity to the taste and
Explain we the concept of martial arts FREE STYLE SHOW© which you created in
FREE STYLE SHOW© is a concept which joins together all the body elements
(fire, light, metal and crystal) and confuses the visual styles of martial
arts combat and artistic in a single matter with the art of the circus, the
cascade, acrobatics, choreography, the comedy and even the dance. They are
new ideas of inventions and technical innovations of materials of martial
arts, either traditional but magic (example: LASER BO, FIRE BO, LASER
NUNCHAKUS, LASER SAI, FIRE NUNCHAKUS, LASER TRIBATONS ETC. It is an at the
same time creative concept and which requires research enormously, of
imagination and realization because the majority of these materials, I have
almost to invent them and model them. It is a concept which can adapt to the
plays videos, with the fantastic special effects and of science fiction,
cinema and of all Manga but which brings also much to the fields of
animation: animated clip video, clip of music animated, spectacles and
evenementiel of the night. It is the discovery of new tendencies and
environments. Perhaps this kind of concept, will touch it the festival of
the martial arts, I do not know. In all the cases, I make move the art of
combat and the artistic one towards the future and I include our next
generation HIGH-TECH and our system of defense (laughter).
Currently, which drive do you follow weekly?Before I involved myself much: 8 hours per days, morning and evening in all
seasons (in snow, rain, wind, heat) outside, with the free air according to
my form and my balance. With the wire of time, I evolved and I had precise
objectives which do not enable me any more to follow this same rhythm of
drive. But, I kept my resistance mental and physical and I succeeded in
adapting me compared to the other activities and the castings sought
according to my availabilities. Currently, I practise intensive drives 4
times per weeks between 4 and 6 hours minima (heating, stretchings,
tractions, handlings bayonets, choreographies artistic, choreographies with
performances determined for the martial arts, acrobatics, combat and
cascades with falls, stunt-flyings) and to finish drives the night : 2 hours
(performances for laser demonstration pyrotechnics with fire nunchakus (with
fire), laser nunchakus, saï...).
You created a concept of animation "STARFIELD OF LASER NUNCHAKER BRUCELI©"
in 2003. What's this?
It is not completely a concept but the final result of concept FREE STYLE
SHOW©. It is an animated show which I created starting from the visual data,
starting from the inventions, starting from my concept of martial arts,
starting from 4 dimensions (time, the speed of the light, the force and the
prospect) by adding a mythical characteristic to it that BRUCE LEE would
have liked to explore and reveal. If it were still in life undoubtedly "Our
Small Dragon" would be still projected in the futureI brought a final key
and to pay homage to him, here my dedication: the return of BRUCE LEE in
another galaxy of LASER?iles exit "STARFIELD OF LASER NUNCHAKER BRUCELI".
(the FIELD OF STARS of BRUCELI AND ITS LASER NUNCHAKUS).
How did you come yourselves directed towards the world from the spectacle?It is the field of animation, the event-driven ones, the shows televised
like the strange emissions of records, the cabarets, the evenings, salt and
festivals which directed me towards the world of
the spectacle. Even if I make rather spectacular demonstrations in the
discotheques and the previews as for the promotion of film "MATRIX", I like
the world of the night and it is necessary to see our American and Japanese
neighbors to understand that the field of animation exploded these last
Which were your references to the cinema?The large films which directed me towards the cinema and of references are
those of : BRUCE LEE and to return to its homage success film "KILL BILL" of
QUENTIN TARANTINO choreography and adjustment of cascades and combat by
WO-PING (choreographer of MATRIX - WARNER BROS.), JACKY CHAN (choreographer,
actor in "' Combat of the Masters", "Against Attack"), JEAN-CLAUDE VANDAME
("Full Contact") then first films of JET LI ("Hero", "Tai Chi Master") and
other famous fantastic science fiction films and like "ROYAL BATTLE" of
TAKESHI KITANO, "VAMPIRE HUNTER", "SCREAM", "TOMB RAIDER" and finally "STAR
WARS" of GEORGE LUCAS, the 5th ELEMENT of LUC BESSON and "SPIDERMAN" of SAM
RAIMI. But the American series are references for the cinema of today the
such series "the GREEN FRELON", "ALIAS", "DARK ANGEL", "the DROLES OF
INJURIES like "CHARLIE 's ANGELS" and like fiction police series "TEXAS
RANGERS", "SEX CRIME NEW YORK".
You are an artist and coach. Up to what point can you coacher yourself an
The word artist does not want to say large thing, it is above all to like
what one does, being really impassioned and open being to make and bring its
It is that I feel. If an artist, an actress or an actor ask me
of the coach entrainer, I bring my following sporting capacities to him:
particular work coaching and home coaching for performances and to
invigorate all muscules. For fitness and form moving: exercises of regular
sports with meetings jogging, stretchings, meetings abdos, fitness natural,
including meetings of choreographies artistic and combat with or without
materials. Indeed the fact of understanding them, to manage the stress
enables me to do my work well. On the other hand if I am on scene or a
What could you advise with a young person who wishes to take your way?
I would advise to him to have always the feet on ground, to have a solid
energy moral and physical, to be, really to be even impassioned to him and
not to give up what one likes. It is the price to pay to borrow the same way
which is intended to me. The motivation it is a complement. The
determination and the creativity are jockers which can be useful for the
remainder of the course. For those and those which are discouraged too
quickly, I strongly disadvise this course of the combatant to them. Is
better: "just do it! to wait anything", to make sport, to touch with all and
not to waste time because the failures are sometimes very hard and painful
and one often calls oneself in question.
Which works advise to him to be read for better guiding it?
More tonicity, it is more energy and it is better for the physical
condition! To see the magazines of health fitness and working, to read the
gestural books of practices: the art of the sports, for those which are
impassioned martial arts not-danger for example: the tai chi chuan, the
gymnastics, the stretching and for those which want to discover the beauty
and the direction of the combat: the kung- fu. But for better knowing the
world of the cinema and the world of the night, reading videos, press
reviews "Previews" and "Cinelive" and magazines of night such as
"Night-Life" and for better guiding you towards castings of the artistic
trades: to see "the Guide of the trades" and "Mag of the Casting".
If our minister in charge of the sports asked you for council, that would
you say to him?If the Minister for the sports asked me for council, I would say to him as
the sport is the balance of our health and it is essential for our life, our
ecosystem as well for the young people for oldest.
Which are your projects?I have 3 well determined and precise projects :
* My first consists starting from my concept of martial arts to apply it for
the cinema and with my show touch a large audience in the field of EVENEMENTIEL, events animations.
* My second, project, it is canto be able to transpose my script scenario,
with final to turn what one never could give to the screen, films of actions
of "American and Asian quality" with new codes, to take a great step in the
cinema of tomorrow.
* My third, it is to create other innovating concepts of broadcasts
television for FRANCE as for the UNITED STATES, to make a good score with
the CINEMA and TELEVISION.
I wish to change our current image of the French cinema because one can
arrive at the same level as American and the Asian ones! cinema of HOLYWOOD,
cinema of HONG KONG and why not cinema of CANNES-PARIS with the large
platforms, studios and decorations of turning for union AMERICA-EUROPE and
the other continents.