The 2012 Asian Muay Thai Championships will take place in Ho Chi Minh
City from July 7-14, gathering fighters from nearly 20 countries and
territories around the region.
The event is
co-organised by the General Department of Physical Training and Sports
and the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said Mai Ba
Hung, the municipal department’s Deputy Director, on June 28.
The Asian Muay Federation has entrusted the task to HCM City ,
which successfully hosted the third Asian Indoor Games and has held
numerous international Muay tournaments in the past, said Hung.
Hung said the preparations for the tournament have almost been completed.
Muay Thai kickboxing, commonly known as Muay, is a traditional martial
art from Thailand, in which the fighters use their whole bodies to
throw, punch and kick their rivals into submission.-VNA