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Arnis: The art of fighting with sticks

Arnis: The art of fighting with sticks

21/06/2018 10:55 GMT+7

Introduced to Vietnam by foreign coaches of the national Pencak Silat team, Arnis has become one of the most popular sports in big cities as it helps practitioners have strength, endurance and flexibility.
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Young Xiangqi master

Young Xiangqi master

10/05/2018 11:24 GMT+7

Inspired by her brother, Cao Phuong Thanh played Xiangqi (Chinese chess) when she was a little girl. She is now a national Xiangqi master with outstanding records and has won national and international tournaments. Calmness, resolution and confidence are Thanh’s biggest gains from having a sportsperson’s mind.
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Cau quyen a dangerous form of martial arts

Cau quyen, a dangerous form of martial arts

13/04/2018 10:27 GMT+7

Cau quyen is a form of Vietnamese martial art which incorporates postures demonstrating dog movements. Dangerous attacks targeting lower parts of the body to swiftly defeat the opponent are typical of Cau quyen.
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Vietnam dragon dances get international applause

Vietnam dragon dances get international applause

21/03/2018 09:58 GMT+7

Vietnam once again won at the International Dragon and Lion Dance Festival held in Singapore early this year. The country’s spectacular and exciting dragon dances have recently drawn international intention.
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Lac Viet Vo dao – A combination of martial arts and traditional medicine

Lac Viet Vo dao – A combination of martial arts and traditional medicine

09/03/2018 15:15 GMT+7

Lac Viet Vo dao, a Vietnamese traditional martial art which is a collection of defense techniques in combination with traditional medicine to improve health, has become popular for Vietnamese over the last few years. The martial art is sponsored by UNESCO to be preserved and passed on to future generations.
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Martial arts master teaches self-defense skills for students

Martial arts master teaches self-defense skills for students

23/01/2018 10:17 GMT+7

For 22 years, martial arts master Ho Tuong, head of the Tan Khanh-Ba Tra martial arts school, has given and expanded free classes at the Youth’s Cultural House in Ho Chi Minh City for young people and children to do the Vietnamese traditional martial arts. At present, his instructors also go to schools in the city to organize meetings and consultations for students, providing them with techniques of martial arts to protect themselves.
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International paragliding tournament opens in Hanoi

International paragliding tournament opens in Hanoi

31/12/2017 23:41 GMT+7

The 2017 Vietnam Paragliding Open  was recently held in Chuong My district, Hanoi to promote the development of this new sport in Vietnam and support it to become an official competition in Southeast Asia.
 
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Song cu – A Dangerous and Effective Martial Arts Weapon

Song cu – A Dangerous and Effective Martial Arts Weapon

06/12/2017 14:16 GMT+7

Song cu (twin spurs) is an ancient martial arts weapon, which only few people know how to use expertly. This small weapon is made into a curve with a sharp point like a rooster’s spurs, which is very suitable for close fighting, just like game cocks use their spurs to attack their opponent’s vulnerable spots.
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