Việt Võ Đạo
guvenør talte om Vovinam
... Guvenør for Washington
State (USA), Gary Locke, har omtalt
om Vovinam følgende:
Greetings from the Governor (Washington State
I am pleased to welcome all of those attending
the 2004 Youth Invitational Martial
Arts Championship, hosted by the
American Vovinam Institute.
I am confident that you will be impressed
by the agility and strength of these outstanding
athletes. Each has worked tremendously hard
to achieve this level of skill.
This exciting sport helps young people to
attain their peak physical conditioning and
learn how to defend themselves effectively.
Perhaps more importantly, it enlarges a student's
perception of what can be accomplished through
hard work and discipline. By emphasizing self-control,
respect for oneself and one's neighbors, integrity,
responsibility, and excellence in every arena
of life, programs such as these guide boys
and girls into becoming more productive and
I commend the American Vovinam Institute for
its strong commitment to children, its active
involvement in cultural events such as the
Tet (*Tet: vietnamesisk Nytår) in Seattle
Festival, and its generous support of social
service and community programs.
Please accept my best wishes for a fun and
Governor Gary Locke (November
(Washington State Governor)