Martial arts festival wraps up

The 7th international festival of Vietnamese traditional martial arts closed yesterday (August 11), leaving unfogettable experiences in the participants’ memories.

Binh Dinh Party Chief Nguyen Thanh Tung (4th from right) and Binh Dinh’s Chairman Ho Quoc Dung (4th from left) are presenting sourvenirs to the participating teams. Photo: Hoai Thu

The closing ceremony briefly took place, but it was still impressive thanks to the combination between martial arts and music performances. 

The audience also had a chance to enjoy some special martial arts techniques performed by the participating athletes.

Performing martial arts techniques at the closing ceremony. Photo: Nguyen Dung

According to the report, a total of 1,358 martial arts masters, coaches and practitioners joined this year’s event, which was designed with more programmes than previous festivals. Due to many categories, it took over 4 hours to finish the award-granting ceremony.

“The organizing board focused on the performances of Vietnamese traditional martial arts and assisted foreign participants in showing their skills, sharing their experiences and visiting famous landscapes,” said Binh Dinh Department of Culture and Sports’ Director Ta Xuan Chanh.

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The foreign squads, thus, were impressed with the organization of the event, landscapes, cuisine and the local people’s friendliness.

“I was really interested in participating in the festival,” said martial arts master Ait Medjber Rabie. “We will surely continue to join the next event with more people”.

HOAI THU

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