Southeast Asia karate Championship opens in Vietnam

The Southeast Asia Karate Championship kicked off on Monday in Vietnam’s northern Bac Ninh province with nearly 550 participants from nine countries.

The three-day tournament includes individuals and teams from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam competing in kata (routine) and kumite (combat) events.

In the last edition of the tournament in 2017, hosts Indonesia ranked first with 23 golds, followed by Vietnam with 22 golds.

This was first posted on Xinhua