7th international traditional martial arts festival opens

More than 1,200 athletes from 15 countries and territories worldwide are attending at the 7thinternational festival of Vietnamese traditional martial arts which opened in the central province of Binh Dinh on Thursday.

Nguyen Tuan Thanh, Vice Chairman of the Binh Dinh Provincial People's Committee said the festival is an opportunity to promote not only Vietnamese martial arts but also provincial tourism. It's an honor for Binh Dinh to host Vietnamese traditional martial arts fans at home and abroad. The festival has contributed to popularizing Vietnamese martial arts to the world, said Mr. Thanh.

The foreign martial artists come from countries like India, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Canada.

Source: VOV5