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Safety and Discipline From Kung Fu Classes

Proud father and Kung Fu teacher Ram Autar watched his daughters aged 14 and eight go through a self-defence routine at a recent accreditation programme in Labasa. Riya Autar, 14,
03 Aug 2017 11:24
Safety and Discipline From Kung Fu Classes
The students at Siberia in Labasa on the 30th of July, 2017. Photo: Josaia Ralago

Proud father and Kung Fu teacher Ram Autar watched his daughters aged 14 and eight go through a self-defence routine at a recent accreditation programme in Labasa.

Riya Autar, 14, and eight-year-old Risha Autar are members of the Kung Fu International Club in Labasa, which currently teaches martial arts to 15 children in the Northern town.

The students are also a part of the Duke of Edinburgh programme and received certificates last Sunday to move on to the next level in the bronze category at the club.

Shri GuruNanak Khalsa Primary Year Seven pupil Riya Autar said she was happy to be a part of a programme that provided her with the skills to protect herself from an attack by assailants.

“I also have plans to be a professional female boxer in the future,” Riya said.

“And secondly, being equipped with martial arts knowledge helps me protect myself from people who wish to do me harm.

“‘There are a lot of things being done to children especially young girls, and I do not wish to fall victim to these.”

Kung Fu teacher Mr Autar said discipline was a part of the training which parents of the class had been pleased with.

“One of the most important attributes that students walk away from here is discipline, not only at home but in schools as well,” he said.

“Parents have come and told us this and the support from parents is great. I would recommend that if people wish to be a part of this and learn how to physically defend themselves then you can come forth and sign up.

“It is all free of charge.”


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