|Kicker: Trainees join an Aikido course at Aikido Yoseikan Đà Nẵng club. Aikido has been included in regular physical training at Đà Nẵng’s Đông Á college in 2016-17. — Photo Aikido Yoseikan Đà Nẵng|Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — Aikido, a defensive martial art from Japan, has been included as part of physical training at the Đông Á College in the central city of Đà Nẵng for 2016-17.
Chairman of the private Đông Á College, Nguyễn Thị Anh Đào, said it’s the first college in the central and central highlands provinces to include the martial art in the curriculum along with karate, taekwondo, football and volleyball.
Japanese masters will start training students later this year.
The college also established karate, aikido and taekondo clubs for regular training three days a week along with life-skills programmes.
The private college and William Angliss Institute from Australia have started a personnel training programme for the hospitality, tourism and culinary arts sectors for the 2016-17 period, as well as Japanese language training in co-operation with Route Inn Group from Japan.
Aikido, which debuted in Việt Nam in 1958, was introduced in Đà Nẵng 33 years ago. — VNS