|Tran Anh Tuan (left) is announced winner of the World Vovinam Championship's men's 54kg class. Photo baothanhoa.vn|
The sixth World Vovinam Championship is being held from December 16-22.
Athletes are competing for 44 sets of medals in both performance and combat events.
Vietnam won a gold from Tran Anh Tuan in the men's 54kg category on Wednesday, his third world championship.
Organisers said despite being home to the sport, Vietnam will find it tough going to defend their top position because global athletes have made remarkable progress recently.
Algeria, France, Iran, Myanmar and the hosts are all threats this year.
Vovinam has been developed for 81 years and spread widely to the world with more than 2 million people practising in nearly 60 countries.
Apart from regional, continental and world championships, Vovinam has been part of the Asian Beach Games and Asian Indoor Games, among others. VNS
The seventh International Traditional Martial Arts Festival – Binh Dinh is set to take place from August 7 to 11, heard a media briefing on the tournament held in the south central province of Binh Dinh on July 29.
The Viet Vo Dao Vovinam (Vietnamese martial art) Championship – Ambassador Cup – was held in Shams El-Sheikh city, Egypt, on October 26 and 27, gathering mỏe than 80 athletes from Japan, Algeria, Iraq, Sudan and the host country.