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Martial artists hit Bangkok for Muay Thai championships

Update: March, 14/2012 - 08:10

The Vietnamese muay team takes part in the World Semi-Professional Muay Thai Championships beginning today in Bangkok.

The competitors include martial artists from Ha Noi, HCM City, Dong Nai and the Police team, such as 2011 world amateur champion Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat and defending champion Phan Thi Ngoc Linh.

The tournament is a good opportunity for the Vietnamese martial artists to improve their skills before competing at the Asian Muay Championships in December at Rach Mieu Gymnasium in HCM City.

The Bangkok tournament will wrap up on March 24.

Muay Thai kickboxing, commonly known as muay, is a traditional martial art of Thailand in which athletes use their whole bodies to throw, punch and kick their rivals. — VNS

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