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Martial Arts Training To Boost Services

Selected officers of the disciplined forces gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Delainabua yesterday to mark the opening of another martial arts training programme. Officiating at the opening was
03 Feb 2016 09:51
Martial Arts Training To Boost Services
Members of the disciplined forces at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Delainabua. Photo: Fiji Corrections Service

Selected officers of the disciplined forces gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Delainabua yesterday to mark the opening of another martial arts training programme.

Officiating at the opening was the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Deputy Commander Brigadier-General Mohammed Aziz and Fiji Corrections Services acting Commissioner Kameli Ratuvakalevulevu.

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Fiji, Seong-in Kim, who was also present, handed over a donation of taekwando uniforms and equipment to the academy.

Addressing the officers, Mr Aziz said the training was not intended for negative purposes but for self-defence and to allow participants to take part in major sporting events.

Corporal Aisea Vidredreki of the RFMF Unarmed Combat Academy said the training would enable the officers to carry out their work which prioritised the security of people.

“We wanted to share this knowledge with our brothers from the other forces. This training is important when we consider the crime rate and the strategic and tactical methods of criminals so we need to up our game and this training helps us to do that. The participating officers will take back what they learn and apply it to their respective work places,” he said.

Corporal Vidredreki said the training did not only focus on the physical aspects of the individual’s makeup but also their moral values and commitment to family.

“Martial arts strategy does not only focus on skills and technicality but it also molds the individual to see life in a more humane way,” he said.

FCS Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Jo Kulinidilo said officers were sent for the training based on the invitation of the RFMF.

“This training really suits us because of the nature of our work,” he said.

The course will officially start next week and will continue for six to 12 months.

 

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