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Ancient martial arts school under renovation

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:09 am




Ancient martial arts school under renovation


QĐND – Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:34 (GMT+7)

A 1-billion VND (50,000 USD) renovation project on the Xien Vo Temple in the ancient capital of Hue has been launched by the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre.


The project, which deals with the temple’s main compartment and two wings, is expected to be completed by October.


The building, also called Vo Ban Temple, was used as a martial arts teaching facility for children of high-ranking mandarins under King Minh Mang (1820-40).


Recognised as a provincial historical and architectural vestige in 2006, the temple presents features of a ruong house – a typical wooden house that once dominated the city.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Japanese martial arts performed in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:54 am

The Japanese Embassy in coordination with the Aikido Yukishudokan and Kendo Hanoi Clubs held a performance of Aikido and Kendo in Hanoi on December 4.

Speaking at the event, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizaki said that Aikido and Kendo are Japan ’s two traditional martial arts that represent the unique cultural identity of the people in the country of cherry blossoms.


He expressed his wish that the performance would help Vietnamese people, especially young people, understand more about the Japanese culture, and strengthen the friendship and mutual understanding between the two nations.


Aikido was formed in Japan and developed throughout the world in the middle of the 20 th century. Aikido practitioners do not use attacking movements but take advantage of their rivals’ strength to master them.


Formed 1,200 years ago, Kendo uses bamboo-made sticks to attack the rival with the aim of strengthening physical and spiritual health as well as improving concentration on study and work.

Source: SGGP

Karate martial artist wins silver at 16th ASIAD

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 3:49 pm




Karate martial artist wins silver at 16th ASIAD


QĐND – Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

Vietnamese karate martial artist Nguyen Anh scored a silver after defeating opponents from Iran, Taipei (China) and the Republic of Korea to take part in the final match of her division at the 16th Asian Games on November 24.


Anh competed as the defending champion of the Asian Games’ under 50kg event.


Facing Ghasemi Laskou Kalayeh Fetemeh from Iran, she was held to a draw for most of the competing time but succeeded to score 2 successive points in only one minute of extra time.


Anh easily defeated Chen Yen Hui from Taiwan (China) in the quarter-final with a final score of 4-1 and entered the semi-final.


In the early minutes of the semi-final match, Anh played an offensive style and won 2 points to secure a place in the final to compete with Chinese rival Li Hong, who won the championship title at the World Tournament in Serbia in October.


Despite competing very hard at the final, Anh failed to score and lost to 2-0 Hong.


This was also the first medal for the Vietnamese karate team in their first day of competition.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Binh Dinh to host international traditional martial art festival

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:58 am

More than 500 martial artists from 75 groups originating in 30 foreign countries and territories, together with 35 local teams, are set to participate in the International traditional martial art festival, taking place at Qui Nhon city’s stadium in the central province of Binh Dinh from August 1 to 4.

The festival will feature many martial art performances of Vietnamese and foreigners.

One of the highlights is a martial art beauty contest for female martial artists aged 18 to 25.
The central province of Binh Dinh is well-known as the birthplace of many of the country’s martial arts. The festival is a good chance to promote traditional martial arts.

The local authorities also hope to attract visitors with local specialty foods and tours to famous destinations such as King Quang Trung’s Museum, the thousand-year-old Cham towers and Ghenh Rang Beach.


 


 

Source: SGGP

Martial arts festival marks Hanoi’s millennium anniversary

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2010 at 11:21 am

The third International Festival of Traditional Vietnamese Martial Arts opened in the central province of Binh Dinh on August 1, marking the 1,000th anniversary of Hanoi becoming the nation’s capital.

A martial arts performance at the opening ceremony of International Festival of Traditional Vietnamese Martial Arts on August 1. (Photo:SGGP)


The event attracted 820 Vietnamese and foreign martial artists and coaches, 30 teams from across the nation and 50 international groups.


The event was attended by National Assembly Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien and representatives from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Binh Dinh Province People’s Committee and other provinces and cities.


Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of National Assembly Kien said that the event creates opportunities for artists to share their experiences and bring attention to Vietnamese martial arts, as well as help promote them beyond national borders and enhance the cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and other nations around the world.


The festival runs through August 4.


On the same day, an exhibition displaying traditional Vietnamese martial art weaponry and clothes opened at Quang Trung Museum, in Binh Dinh Province’s Tay Son District.


During the event, participants and tourists will have the opportunity to visit Binh Dinh’s popular martial arts schools, said organizers.


Binh Dinh is widely known for its great martial arts masters.

Source: SGGP

Binh Dinh to host international traditional martial art festival

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2010 at 7:18 am

More than 500 martial artists from 75 groups originating in 30 foreign countries and territories, together with 35 local teams, are set to participate in the International traditional martial art festival, taking place at Qui Nhon city’s stadium in the central province of Binh Dinh from August 1 to 4.

The festival will feature many martial art performances of Vietnamese and foreigners.

One of the highlights is a martial art beauty contest for female martial artists aged 18 to 25.
The central province of Binh Dinh is well-known as the birthplace of many of the country’s martial arts. The festival is a good chance to promote traditional martial arts.

The local authorities also hope to attract visitors with local specialty foods and tours to famous destinations such as King Quang Trung’s Museum, the thousand-year-old Cham towers and Ghenh Rang Beach.


 


 

Source: SGGP

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

Two national martial art tournaments to be launched

In Uncategorized on May 12, 2010 at 12:47 am




Two national martial art tournaments to be launched


QĐND – Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 6:35 (GMT+7)

The National Judo Contest for the Youth will be launched at the beginning of June in Phan Thiet city in the coastal province of Binh Thuan.


Young athletes, ages 10 to 19, will compete in the 3 weight categories of 16 to 32 kg.


At the Young Asian Judo Contest held in Thailand, where 300 athletes from 10 Asian countries and territories had participated, Dao Thi Nguyet from the Vietnamese judo team won the gold in the 57 kg weight class.


Meanwhile, nearly 100 athletes will compete in the semi-contact event at the 2010 National Kick-Boxing Clubs to be held in Buon Ma Thuot city in the central highland province of Dac Lac in mid-June.


In 2009, Vietnamese athletes won two gold medals at the third Asian Indoor Games and one at the first Asian Martial Art Contest in 2009.


It is a good opportunity to select potential martial art athletes from the two upcoming tournaments for the national teams.


Source: Tien Phong


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Vietnamese martial art catches on in foreign shores

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 5:26 am

After Grandmaster Nguyen Loc, the founding father of the Vietnamese martial art known as Vovinam (Viet Vo Dao), passed away in 1960, his mantle passed to Le Sang from the northern province of Thanh Hoa.








Vietnamese students perform Vovinam in France
The ninety year old martial arts instructor further developed the art and oversaw its growth into other part of the world.

Grandmaster Nguyen Loc combined Vietnamese traditional martial arts with others to create Vovinam, keeping true to the principle that learning the skills will benefit the practitioner’s health and help her/him in self-defense, says Le Sang.

The first Vovinam class was opened in Hanoi in 1940. Later in 1954, Grandmaster Nguyen Loc moved to the South to spread this art there. In 1967, Vovinam came to be called Vovinam-Viet Vo Dao.

Le Quoc An, Chairman of the Vietnam Natioal Textile Garment Group (Vinatex) as well as the Vovinam Federation, and Dang Thanh Tam, Chairman of Saigon Investment Group (SIG), said that people learn martial arts to develop the equilibrium, precision and sharpness that are indispensable qualities to succeed in any field.








Martial arts instructor Nguyen Van Chieu (L) instruct a foreign student a posture of the Vovinam
At first, the martial art was introduced to foreign countries through overseas students in European countries like France, Germany and Italy.

Then, first through the efforts of Professor Hoang Phan and later that of others, Vovinam expanded to African countries like Algeria, Burkina, Faso, Senegal and Morocco. It has since spread to many other countries including India.

“To promote and develop Vovinam in foreign countries, we should improve the technical aspects of its postures, said An.

“When I visited a Spanish student, I moved to tears when his child showed the S-shaped land of Vietnam on the map and folded her arms and said hello to me like a Vietnamese child,” said martial arts instructor Nguyen Van Chieu.

Chieu has made outstanding contributions to developing Vovinam over the last 30 years including promoting the martial art in Asian and European countries.





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