The 2019 National Pencak Silat Championship is to kick off at the Hai Duong Provincial Gymnasium tonight (September 20).
This year's tournament is hosted by the Provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.
The tournament is expected to gather 23 teams from provinces, cities, and military and police sectors.
Martial artists will compete in combat and performance events with various weight categories.
The nine-member pencak silat team of Hai Duong will take part in combat events.
Martial artist Tran Dinh Nam (ASIAD 2018 gold medalist) will not attend this year's tournament since his shoulder injuries are under treatment.
The tournament is expected to end on September 29.