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World championship of traditional Vietnamese martial arts kicks off

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam beat the drum to kick off the second edition of the world championship of Vietnam’s traditional martial arts at the My Dinh Indoor Athletics Gymnasium in Hanoi on August 23.

World championship, traditional Vietnamese martial arts, kicks off, second edition, precious heritage, favorable conditions, Vietnam’s culture and tradition

The tournament features the participation of 279 athletes from 29 countries and territories worldwide.(Photo:VGP).

Co-organised by the World Federation of Vietnamese Traditional Martial Arts (WFVV) and Hanoi city Department of Culture and Sports, the tournament features the participation of 279 athletes from 29 countries and territories worldwide.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Director of the municipal Department of Culture and Sports To Van Dong said that Vietnam’s traditional martial arts, a precious heritage of the nation, have become increasingly popular around the world.

World championship, traditional Vietnamese martial arts, kicks off, second edition, precious heritage, favorable conditions, Vietnam’s culture and tradition

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam beat the drum to kick off the second edition of the world championship of Vietnam’s traditional martial arts.

Besides creating favorable conditions for martial art sects to share experience, the tournament also serves as the catalyst to encourage the development of Vietnamese martial arts in various regions while promoting Vietnam’s culture and tradition, he noted.

The four-day event will see virtuoso performances of both domestic and foreign athletes, especially those coming from countries with a strong development of Vietnamese traditional martial arts like France, Russia, India, Germany, Italy, Laos, Algeria, among others.

Source: NDO

World championship, traditional Vietnamese martial arts, kicks off, second edition, precious heritage, favorable conditions, Vietnam’s culture and tradition
 
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