Hosted ByKim Vu

From the Westbank to New Orleans East, there is a vibrant community of over 20,000 Vietnamese New Orleanians. Once a week host Kim Vu invites a guest to chat about Vietnamese etiquette, ancient proverbs, Vietnamese events in New Orleans, and Vietnamese food. A Vietnamese-American recently arrived from California, Kim combines her own discovery of the local Vietnamese community with her deep familiarity and love of Vietnamese life and customs. Kim and guests weave a tapestry of fun and pho, Hanoi and poboy, as VietNola explores the world of Vietnamese New Orleanians, here and in Vietnam.

VietNOLA Fight Club: Thanh, Vinh, and Grandmaster Tai Le – VietNOLA – It’s New Orleans

Grandmaster Tai Le began his disciplines in Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu as an eight-year old in Vietnam.  In the years before he fled the country, he would teach classes to hundreds of people at a time – sometimes on tennis courts!
When he came to the US as a refugee in 1982, he had to work as a pipe-fitter to support his young family, but he continued to train on his own. The family settled in the NOLA area in 1990 and Grandmaster Le began working out at Moon College Tae Kwon Do in Metairie.  Nowadays he owns the place and his sons Thanh and Vinh are two of his best students.
Luckily for us, while everyone in the family was focused on preparations for Thanh’s third-ever professional fight they still found some time to share their story and to talk a about their disciplines – this week on VietNOLA!