The Legacy of the Giang Brothers: Vietnam’s Beloved Circus Princes

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Born into a family deeply rooted in martial arts and circus traditions, Giang Quoc Co and Giang Quoc Nghiep are the sons of Master Giang Kiem Thanh, a revered martial arts instructor and former doctor.

Co started circus training at the age of four, while Nghiep began at five. The two of them turned professional in 1999.

The Giang Brothers have captivated audiences worldwide with their astonishing performances, particularly their mesmerizing “Power of Hands” balancing act, where Nghiep fearlessly balances atop his brother’s head. This extraordinary feat has earned them four Guinness World Records:

Most steps climbed while balancing a person on the head: 90 steps (completed in 52 seconds), set at Girona Cathedral, Spain, on January 10, 2017, breaking the previous record set in 2014 with 25 steps.

Blindfolded, most steps climbed up and down in the fastest time: 53.97 seconds, on the TV show “La Notte dei Record” (The Night of Records), TV8, Italy, on December 31, 2018.

Most steps climbed while balancing a person on the head: 100 steps (completed in 53 seconds), at Girona Cathedral, Spain, on December 23, 2021, breaking their own record from 2017.

Blindfolded, walked on a surface 50 cm wide and 10 m long in 1 minute and 55 seconds on February 3, 2023, in Milan, Italy.

In June 2018, Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep also made Vietnamese audiences extremely proud as the only non-British contestants to reach the grand finale of Britain’s Got Talent (Season 12).

In that year’s competition, even the famously critical judge Simon Cowell praised their performance, saying that watching Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep act felt like watching an Olympic-level competition rather than a talent search show.

Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep consistently share their unwavering passion for promoting Vietnamese circus and their beloved homeland, Vietnam.

Wherever they go, across the globe, the two brothers embrace every opportunity to showcase their Vietnamese identity, proudly representing the incredible talent of Vietnamese circus artists.

During their mesmerizing international performances, they grace the stage adorned in the exquisite Vietnamese national costume, the elegant “ao dai,” and proudly wave the vibrant Vietnamese flag. With an air of self-assurance and grace, they boldly declare, “We are Vietnamese!”

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