THE ACTIVITIES OF VOCOTRUYEN FEDERATION OF HO CHI MINH CITY
International Grand Master Le Kim Hoa
– Vice president of World federation of Vietnam Vocotruyen and Vietnam traditional martial arts federation;
– President of Traditional martial arts federation of Ho Chi Minh city.
The Cultures and Sports Department of Ho Chi Minh city and WoMAU (World of Martial Arts Union) organized the International martial arts festival from 22 to 24 of April, 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City.
This festival introduced cultural traditional martial arts of Vietnam and provided an excellent opportunity for both native and overseas contestants to learn, exchange professional skills and also enhance good relations between participating countries.
Traditional martial arts (VOCOTRUYEN) federation of Ho Chi Minh City participated in this event.
During the time of three days with demonstrations and competitions, Vocotruyen of Ho Chi Minh city performed compulsory forms, optional (freestyle) forms, many kinds of traditional weapons and sparring of Vietnamese traditional martial arts.
International martial arts sects also performed and competed such as: Taekwondo, Karatedo, Judo, Pencak Silat, Muay Thai, Wushu of Ho Chi Minh City. Some martial arts schools from foreign countries performed Bakota (Cambodia), Arnis (Philippines), Taekkyon (Korean), Bulkempo (Bulgaria), Katori Shinto (Japan), Shorinji Kempo (Indonesia)…
At the closing ceremony of the International martial arts festival, the Organizing Committee declared Vocotruyen of Ho Chi Minh city gave a good account of itself with the first prize: CUP OF INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS FESTIVAL.
Some magazines and newspapers in Vietnam have written that
“VOCOTRUYEN OF HO CHI MINH CITY IS THE KING OF MARTIAL ARTS OF VIETNAM”.
We will keep on to develop martial arts movements in our country and continue to keep close relation with WoMAU.
Hochiminh city, April 27, 2016