Vovinam is practiced with and without weapons. It is based on the principle of harmony between hard and soft.

It includes training of the body as well as the mind. It uses force and reaction of the opponent.

The name is a portmanteau of Vo (V?): meaning "Martial Arts" and Vinam standing for "Vietnam".

Vovinam includes hand, elbow, kicks, escape- and levering techniques. Both attack and defence techniques are trained, as well as forms, combat and traditional wrestling.

The wide ranges of techniques include punching, kicking etc. as well as Forms, wrestling and sword.

Self defence techniques cover defence against weaponless attacks like choking from behind and defence against attacks with knife or sword.

Vovinam was first incorporated into the Asian Indoor Games in 2009
LIST OF Events
  55kg Fighting
  60kg Fighting
  65kg Fighting
  70kg Fighting
  Attacking performance by leg
  Double performance: Song luyen Ma Tau combination
  Men’s Dual form number 3
  Men’s Dual machete form
  Men’s Five gate form
  Men’s Leg attack techniques
  Men’s Weapon self-defense
  Multi-wepon performance (1 Male against 3 Males)
  Single performance: Ngu mon Quyen combination
  50kg Fighting
  55kg Fighting
  Double performance: Song luyen Kiem combination
  Female Self-Defence (1 female against 1 male)
  Multi-wepon performance (1 Female against 3 Males)
  Single performance: Long-Ho Quyen combination
  Women’s Dragon Tiger form
  Women’s Dual sword form
  Mixed events Self-defense for woman
  Mixed events Weapon self-defense
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