28 February 2008

Vietnam to host regional pencak silat championships

The International Pencak Silat Federation has selected Vietnam to host the first Southeast Asian Pencak Silat Championship in May.

The regional tournament is scheduled to take place at Ho Chi Minh City’s Rach Mieu Gymnasium.

The head of the Vietnamese Pencak Silat Federation said the national team would train for the event at the National Sports and Training Centre No. 1 in Hanoi. Ahead of the tournament, members of the national squad will also participate in the National Pencak Silat Championship in April.

Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia lead the world at pencak silat. (VNA)

Sourced from http://www.nhandan.com.vn/english/sport/280208/sport_v.htm

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