Algeria sets sights on second place at Vovinam contest

Algeria’s Vovinam (a world-famous Vietnamese martial art) competitors confidently announced their goal of finishing second at the fourth World Vovinam Championship 2015.

Master Djouadi Mohammad, President of the Algerian Vovinam Federation, said that Algeria would send a b team of 35 martial artists to the tournament and hoped to surpass their 17 medals at the last championship in Paris, France.

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Vovinam to be introduced on CNN

(VOV) -The US news cable CNN has arrived in Vietnam to produce a reportage on traditional Vietnamese martial art (Vovinam).

The CNN crew interviewed Vice President of World Vovinam Federation (WVVF) and International Technical Director for the WVVF, Master Nguyen Van Chieu who travelled to 20 countries across the world to teach and popularise the Vietnamese martial art.

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Pioneering Vovinam in Brooklyn, New York

Professor Jean-Claude Akpo has 28 years of martial arts experience. He is a former meteorologist from Ivory Coast (Africa). He first trained in Judo and Taekwondo with two uncles, both black belts in the arts. In 1973, he studied Shotokan and Shito-ryu with the first student of Grand Master Yoshinao Nanbu (10th dan). From 1974 to 1992, Professor Akpo was trained under Master Nguyen Ngoc My, a 7th Dang expert in Viet Vo Dao. Master My was also an expert and an authority in Nippon, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese schools.

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Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo arrived in Japan

In recent decades the people of Japan have made series of great impressions upon the world in different areas including culture, arts, technology, and martial arts. As for martial arts alone, the renowned budos such as Karate, Aikido, Judo, Jujitsu... are all from Japan.

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