Vietnamese Vovinam promoted abroad

Vietnamese athletes will leave for Thailand on December 17 to give a performance and promote the Vietnamese traditional martial art (Vovinam).

During a five-day stay, they will provide Thai athletes with

additional training about Vovinam in preparation for the Asian Indoor Games to be held in Vietnam in 2009.

After Thailand, Vietnamese martial artists will give training to Indonesian athletes in February 2009, according to Nguyen Van Chieu, vice chairman of the Vietnam Vovinam Federation (VVF).

Meanwhile, VVF General Secretary Vo Danh Hai has been busy in Iran from December 12-16 preparing for the establishment of the Asian Vovinam Federation to be headquartered in this Islamic nation.

The fact that Iran and many Asian countries know about Vovinam will help the Asian Indoor game 2009 attract more foreign teams and promote the image of the traditional Vietnamese art to the world.