#Article (Archive)

Vovinam Viet Vo Dao master visits The Gambia

Aug 30, 2010, 4:09 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Master Yusuf Kabore, a Burkina Faso national who is the founder of Vovinam Viet vo dao in the region, called Inter Continental Vovinam Viet vo, is in the country to discuss with his Gambian counterparts in a bid to find the way forward of Vovinam Viet Vo Dao.

Yusuf who would conduct a series of training courses on practitioners outlined his association's plans which include the development of Vovinam Viet vo dao. Yusuf will also use his visit to The Gambia to meet Master Mamud Njie, the founder of the Vovinam Viet Vo Dao in The Gambia, to dilate on issues affecting the two associations in order to move towards finding lasting solution to the problems.

Master Kabore, who is also the Technical Director for Zone II and a Red Belt Holder (meaning five black belt holder) in Vovinam Viet vo dao, said that he would discuss with Master Mamud Njie to abreast him of their experience in Senegal.

Master Kabore also stated that Viet vo dao is a complex work, adding that "if you want to develop yourself in the game you have to work very hard." He noted that the first step in Viet vo dao is to work hard and develop the techniques.

Master Mamud Njie, the Founder of Vovinam Viet vo dao in The Gambia and the Chief Instructor of Viet vo dao of Team Ben’noor of the Gambia Martial Arts Academy, said he was deeply honoured to meet such a great master like Yusuf Kabore. Noting that they have met on several occasions, he said, this is their "greatest meeting."

Master Mamud Njie, the only Black Belt Holder in Vovinam Viet vo dao in The Gambia said that what they need at the moment is to train very hard to develop the game in the country.  He finally urged Master Kabore to help them with fresh ideas in developing the game in The Gambia.