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Do Not Desecrate Achievement: Natuva

Minister for Defence, National Security and Immigration Tmoci Natuva yesterday warned unarmed combat graduates not to desecrate their honourable achievement and the fellowship of black belts. Mr Natuva was speaking
21 Aug 2016 07:21
Do Not Desecrate Achievement: Natuva
Minister For Defence, Timoci Natuva.

Minister for Defence, National Security and Immigration Tmoci Natuva yesterday warned unarmed combat graduates not to desecrate their honourable achievement and the fellowship of black belts.

Mr Natuva was speaking on Friday at the graduation of 48 trainees who completed their six-months training of martial arts at the Republic of Fiji Unarmed Combat Academy at the Police Academy in Suva.

“There will be the vulnerable and exploited that will depend on your ability. Use it with great responsibility and with in-discriminant exertion,” Mr Natuva said.

“That is why you are graduating today; it is because of the faith of your instructors in you and your self-control abilities and other restraint qualities that you receive today this belt.”

In attendance at the graduation were visiting grand masters from the Republic of South Korea; Grand Master Won Sang Cho and Grand Master Jong  Yik Lee, the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho, Master Captain Tevita Korovou and senior staff of the RFMF and Fiji Police Force.

“Since 1988 in the formation of the RFMF Unarmed Combat Academy and the introduction of Hapkido, progress has been evident to witness other forms of disciplined Arts been introduced such as Hosinsul, Tae Kwan Do [Korea], Kendo [Japan], Whuzu (Kung Fu) and Sanda Boxing [China],” Mr Natuva said. 

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