The 2nd European Vovinam Vietnamese martial arts Championship of the European Viet Vo Dao Federation (EVVF) was held in Lignano Sabbiadoro city, Italy from March 3-4.
As many as 258 martial artists from 11 European countries participated in the event.
The Italian team ranked first with 8 gold medals, 4 silver and 5 bronze, followed by Romania, France, Russia, and Germany.
The 3 rd European Vovinam Championship will take place in Romania in 2014.
According to World Viet Vo Dao Federation (WVVF) General Secretary Vo Danh Hai, Vietnamese martial arts have been developed strongly not only in Europe but also in many other countries in the world, particularly in Africa. In Algeria, about 10,000 people practice Vovinam regularly.
The 3rd World Vovinam Championship will be held in Paris from July 26-27.
The WVVF also plans to co-ordinate with the Foreign Ministry of Vietnam to hold a Vovinam Championship for Overseas Vietnamese.