(Cinet) – On October 18, Asian Vovinam Championship will open at Kish Island, Iran with a participation of six countries including Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and the hosts Iran. According to an invitation of the Asian Vovinam Federation (AVF), Vietnam will consist of 12 athletes including two women athletes. Besides, Mr. Hoang Vinh Giang, vice-president of Vietnam Olympic Committee and Mr. Vo Danh Hai, general secretary of World Vovinam Federation. Representatives will discuss how to develop Vovinam in Asian nations and how to introduce the traditional Vietnamese martial art at big tournaments next year such as the South Asian Games in India and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in South Korea. Since the establishment four years ago, the federation – based in Tehran – has expanded the Vovinam movement to countries including Lebanon, Pakistan and Nepal. On the sidelines of the tournament, Viet Nam Olympic Committee Vice President Hoang Vinh Giang and World Vovinam Federation General Secretary Vo Danh Hai will attend the second Asia Vovinam Federation conference.