Jul 27, 2010

Central city to host international martial arts festival

The central coastal city of Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh province will host the 3 rd international festival of Vietnam traditional martial arts from August 1-4.

So far, nearly 100 foreign and local martial art troupes, including 1,200 instructors and practitioners, have registered to attend the festival, said the organising board on July 13.

The festival is part of the activities to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi .

During the event, an exhibition will be held for the first time to display weapons and martial arts costumes of Vietnam , focusing on Tay Son – a martial art sect of Binh Dinh province.

There will be a photo exhibition taking the theme of the people and sceneries of central Vietnam and the Central Highlands region.

Sightseeing tours to six well-known martial arts schools in Binh Dinh province are expected to help visitors understand how martial arts have been taught and upheld in Vietnam.

(Source: VNA)

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