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Soldiers Sharpen Defence Skills

A group of soldiers had just ended their six-month Taekwondo training at the Queen Elizabeth’s Barracks in Nabua, Suva, on Thursday. Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Land Force Commander, Colonel
22 Aug 2015 14:23
Soldiers Sharpen Defence Skills
Vilikesa Ravuwai (top left), during the taekwondo training at the military camp on Thursday. Photo: Rama

A group of soldiers had just ended their six-month Taekwondo training at the Queen Elizabeth’s Barracks in Nabua, Suva, on Thursday.

Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Land Force Commander, Colonel Sitiveni Qiliho was the chief guest at the display.

Taekwondo master from the 2015 World Taekwondo Peace Corps Foundation, Sang Hyum Ra said he was happy to teach taekwondo to the soldiers to sharpen their defence skills.

He said this was an Olympic sport and he would like to see Fiji represented at the 2016 Olympics in Rio or the next one.

Colonel Qiliho said this was just the beginning and it was good for the participants to use taekwondo skills in areas where no weapons were used.

Taekwondo fifth dan blackbelt holder Timoci Susu, who comes from Ravitaki, Kadavu, said learning taekwondo would prepare people to be alert at all times.

“It wil also take away the element of surprise from you when encountering something,” Mr Susu said.

He said a grandmaster and a professor taught him.

Mr Susu joined the RFMF seven years ago.

He said he has learned 180 taekwondo techniques.

He said they would also have classes for members of the Fiji Police Force and a competition would be organised between the security forces.

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