The National Taekwondo Club Championships – the Ambassador Cup – will start on Sunday at Ha Noi's Cau Giay Gymnasium.
Martial artists will be divided into age groups of 13-16 years old and over 17s, and will compete in 32 weight categories from 45kg-87kg for men and 42kg-73kg for women.
There will have 13 poomsae (performance) events including the standard and freestyle categories.
Organisers said that rising stars at the event would be an important source for the national team in preparation for the 27th Southeast Asian Games next year, the second Youth Olympics in 2014 and the 18th Asian Games in 2019.
South Korean martial artists from the country's leading taekwondo centres will be invited to perform and compete in exhibition matches at the tournament's closing ceremony on December 22.-VNS