Myanmar begins teaching Vovinam

Thursday, 2016-01-07 11:41:33
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Vovinam has spread to more than 50 countries worldwide.
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NDO/VNA – Myanmar has introduced the Vietnamese martial art Vovinam into the curricula of two national sport academies in Yangon and Mandalay.

The move was based on a decision by Myanmar’s sports ministry and the martial arts federation to develop the sport in the long term.

Myanmar has supported Vietnam’s effort to include Vovinam in the competition at the 29th SEA Games hosted by Malaysia in 2017.

Founded in 1938, Vovinam is practised with and without weapons. It varies between hard and soft movements and requires training the body and the mind.

Currently, the martial art has spread to more than 50 countries worldwide.

Recently, Algeria hosted the fourth World Vovinam Championship, which witnessed the participation of 250 officials, referees and contestants from 20 countries worldwide.