Convening of the 9th World Congress of Vovinam-VVÐ

Convening of the 9th World Congress

of Vovinam-Việt Võ Đạo – 2020


  • Considering the internal regulations of the World Council of Masters of Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo,
  • Considering the statutes of the World Federation of Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo,


Dear Masters, members of the World Council of Masters,

Dear leaders of the national federations,


We are pleased to inform you that the 9th World Masters Congress and the General Assembly of the World Federation of Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo will take place in Paris - France, May 20-23, 2020

Here is the provisional program:

  • From 16 to 19/05/2020 : Reception of masters and international delegations.
  • Wednesday 20/05/2020: World Masters Congress and General Assembly of the World Federation.
  • Thursday 21/05/2020 : Technical examination & defence of masters' theses.
  • Friday 22/05/2020 : Examination of black belt grades & French Cup Qualifiers.
  • Saturday 23/05/2020 : Celebration of the Foundation & Finals of the French Cup.

The 9th World Congress in 2020 will mark a new step forward for our organization on a global level as we will have to re-elect all our leaders:


  • The World Council of Vovinam Masters Việt Võ Đạo : A technical executive board responsible for ethics, philosophy, the curriculum, the degree system, examinations, thesis defences..., with the mission of monitoring, supporting and developing Vovinam's national federations and training centres Việt Võ Đạo throughout the world.
  • The World Federation of Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo : administrative executive board that represents our Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo in legal terms, with the mission of controlling, coordinating and developing all national federations.

 It will be an exceptional moment that will take place once every 4 years so that masters and leaders can make their contributions, express their opinions and vote on decisions... on projects, proposals or international conventions... in order to make improvements to our organization.

Get ready now to attend this conference and run for election as the new management team to actively participate in the development of our organization.

The World Congress is also an opportunity for masters from all continents to take the degree examination, defend their thesis or be promoted to the next grade according to the "International Convention of Grades".

The organizing committee will be placed under the direction of the World Federation with the support of the Federation Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo France.

For the duration of the World Congress, we will cover the costs of accommodation and meals for the masters and presidents of the member national federations.

Especially, the 9th World Congress will be organized jointly with the GRT – « Grand Rassemblement Traditionnel - Great Traditional Gathering », an annual event in France to celebrate the celebration of the Vovinam Foundation Việt Võ Đạo. Thus, for this 60th anniversary of the foundation, the examination of grades which will take place on 22/05/2020 will therefore be of international level.

In the coming days, the International Technical Commission will send you the detailed program and registration details.   

We look forward to seeing you in Paris - France for the success of the 9th World Congress.


Paris, 03-11-2019 

Secretary General of the World Council of Masters,

Master Hà Kim Khánh

President of the World Federation of Vovinam Việt Võ Đạo,

Grand Master Nguyễn Thế Thierry