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Vovinam Championships in northern region closed

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:36 am




Vovinam Championships in northern region closed


QĐND – Monday, December 13, 2010, 21:13 (GMT+7)

The first Vovinam Championships in the northern region concluded at Trinh Hoai Duc sports hall in Hanoi on December 12.


Hanoi won the championship title  with 7 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals. It was followed by Yen Bai with 3 golds and 2 silvers and Tuyen Quang with 3 golds and 2 bronzes.


The event was organised by Hanoi’s Vovinam Federation and the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.


It attracted 268 players from 23 cities and provinces in the northern region, competing for 38 sets of medals from December 10.


Vovinam originated in Hanoi in 1938, and was established by martial arts instructor Nguyen Loc. In 1954, Vovinam spread to the southern region, then later to the rest of the country and the world.


Now Vovinam is a major event at the Asian Indoor Games and SEA Games.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

HCM City bag nine golds, two silvers at Vovinam Open

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm




HCM City bag nine golds, two silvers at Vovinam Open


QĐND – Friday, July 30, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

The HCM City team triumphed at the second Vovinam (traditional Vietnamese martial arts) Open which was wrapped up at Lanh Binh Thang gymnasium in HCM City on July 28.


The team won nine golds and two silvers. The runners-up went to People’s Police with three golds and one silver, and Lam Dong with two golds, three silvers and three bronzes.


Some foreign teams such as French Martial Arts Federation, traditional Russian Martial Arts Federation and French Martial Arts Association also won medals.


The four-day tournament attracted more than 200 martial artists from 21 nations and territories. They competed with 13 domestic teams for 38 sets of medals.


After the event, most of these martial artists will head to the central province of Binh Dinh to partake in the third international Vovinam Festival from August 1-4.


So far, more than 750 athletes and coaches of 70 teams from 30 different countries and territories have registered to join this event, together with 500 athletes and coaches from 30 martial arts teams from provinces and cities across Vietnam.


Source: VNS/VOVNews


Source: QDND

Vovinam to be taught in schools

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm




Vovinam to be taught in schools


QĐND – Monday, July 26, 2010, 21:39 (GMT+7)

The Ministry of Education and Training is planning to introduce traditional sports, including the Vietnamese martial art, Vovinam, into schools, said Mr Ngu Duy Anh, Head of the Department of Students’ Affairs under the Ministry.


According to Mr Ngu Duy Anh, Vovinam has become increasingly popular in the world and expected to be one of the events at the Phu Dong National Sports Festival 2012.


With an aim to improve health for pupils in schools and maintain the traditional martial art, the Ministry of Education and Training instructed provincial departments of education and training to work with the Vietnam Vovinam Federation to carry out the program.


Vietnam Vovinam branches and provincial education and training departments will promote the martial art in community and in extracurricular activities, provide training course to gym teachers, and establish Vovinam clubs at schools.


Source: Dan Tri


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Games to include Vovinam martial art next year

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 2:09 am




Games to include Vovinam martial art next year


QĐND – Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 21:31 (GMT+7)

Vovinam, the traditional Vietnamese martial art, will be featured at the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Indonesia next year as a competitive sport for the first time, according to the SEA Sports Council.


Vovinam’s inclusion in the games will help promote the sport, which has gained recognition internationally in recent years, especially after the success of the first World Vovinam Championship in HCM City in July 2009 and at the third Asian Indoor Games last year, the Vietnam Vovinam Federation said.


“The presence of the sport in the SEA Games is a remarkable achievement by the Vietnam Olympics Committee and the Vietnam Vovinam Federation, which have trying to have the sport included in the games for years,” said Vo Danh Hai, World Vovinam Federation (WVVF)’s general secretary.


Next year’s SEA Games, martial artists will compete in 16 vovinam events –eight performance and eight combat events.


Vovinam is practised in six countries in the region aside from Vietnam , including Indonesia , Thailand , Singapore, the Philippines , Laos and Cambodia .


“The WVVF and the Vietnamese federation will send their coaches to train vovinam martial artists in countries that do not play the sport. Meanwhile, we will invite coaches and artists to practise in Vietnam,” he said.


“Hopefully, there will be at least nine delegations registering for this year’s SEA Games. It will be a great chance to promote Vietnam’s image to the world.”


Vovinam events will be held in Bali .


The martial art was founded in 1938 in Hanoi by late Grand Master Nguyen Loc.


It is practised in 40 countries and has more than 100,000 practitioners. It is popular in France , Italy and the US .


Cambodia will host the Southeast Asia Vovinam Federation meeting in July.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Vovinam finds way to SEA Games

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2010 at 5:16 am




Vovinam finds way to SEA Games


QĐND – Friday, May 28, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

Following an agreement by chairman of Vietnam ’s Olympic Committee and the World Vovinam Federation (WVVF) Nguyen Danh Thai, general secretary of WVVF Vo Danh Hai visited Jakarta to discuss the introduction of Vovinam with the hosts of the 26 th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.


On May 28, Thai and Vietnamese sport delegation also arrived in Jakarta to discuss the upcoming games.


Vovinam is a Vietnamese martial art practised with and without weapons.


It is based on the principle of between hard and soft and includes training of the body as well as of the mind. It uses the forces and reactions of the opponent and at present, it is developing worldwide.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Vovinam artists to compete in France

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2010 at 4:39 pm




Vovinam artists to compete in France


QĐND – Friday, April 23, 2010, 21:27 (GMT+7)

An 18-member delegation of the traditional Vietnamese martial art (Vovinam) has arrived in France for a France-Vietnam international Vovinam tournament on April 24-27.


The delegation was led by Nguyen Danh Thai, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, who is also President of the International Vovinam Federation (IVF).


During the tournament, the IVF executive committee will meet with leaders of more than 30 European countries and territories to discuss ways of promoting the development of Vovinam in Europe. 


Delegates will also draw up a plan to establish the European Vovinam Federation in 2011 and organise a European Vovinam Championship on this occasion.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

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