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Elbow blows

Elbow blows in a strong, flexible and getting-close offensive are considered one of the fortes of the Vietnamese traditional martial arts in general and Binh Dinh Gia Martial Arts School in particular. To bring into full play the advantage of a small figure, the nimbleness and cleverness of the Vietnamese people, long ago Vietnamese martial arts masters, including the masters ... Read More »

“Two carp”

Traditional Vietnamese martial arts have a system of performances with different weapons, such as knifes, sticks and swords. Apart from these common weapons, each martial arts school uses a distinctive one, such as the “song ngu” (two carp) weapon of the Hong Quyen Chu Gia Martial Arts School. The Hong Quyen Chu Gia Martial Arts School, headed by martial arts ... Read More »

Women’s football team has high hopes of qualifying for World Cup

The Vietnam women football team has their sights set on the Women’s World Cup 2015 and winning first place at the 27th SEA Games. The women’s team is set to compete in the qualifying round for the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup in May with group C, which includes Hong Kong, Bahrain and Kyrgyzstan. The top five countries in the ... Read More »

Phi Long Vinh Martial Arts School

  There are dozens of martial arts schools in Binh Dinh Province, but the most famous of all is the Phi Long Vinh School owned by 75-year-old Grand Master Truong Van Vinh in Phuoc Son Commune, Tuy Phuoc District, due to its unique performance “Ngoc tran than cong”, one of the ten official competing performances at the Vietnam traditional martial ... Read More »

Liem says farewell to Aeroflot Open

VietNamNet Bridge – FIDE Grand Prix 2012 champion Shakhriyar Mamedyarov outplayed top Vietnamese talent Le Quang Liem at the on-going Aeroflot Open final in Moscow on February 16. Holding white pieces in the first leg game, Vietnam’s international grandmaster who defeated two Russian players in the qualifying round to enter the finale, was held to a draw against Mamedyarov after ... Read More »

Football: Vietnam still stay atop SEA

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam have retained their No1 position in Southeast Asia, ranking 134th despite their recent loss to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Asian Cup qualifiers. According to the February rankings announced by the world football governing body FIFA, Thailand came in second, followed by the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The 1-2 loss to the UAE ... Read More »

Korean trainer shows love for Vietnamese Taekwondo

VietNamNet Bridge – Lee Myong Sik, a Taekwondo expert from the Republic of Korea (RoK) has been living and enjoying the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday in Vietnam since 2001.   Lee, his Vietnamese wife and daughter have lived happily in Hanoi for 11 years. We visited Lee’s house on the first cold days of the week-long holiday which ... Read More »