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Defence Officers Complete Multi-Martial Arts Course

5 week training was intense: Korovou Ten officers from the Fiji Police Force and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces have graduated from South Korea’s Inje University’s with a Diploma
04 Aug 2017 11:00
Defence Officers Complete Multi-Martial Arts Course
Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho, Republic of Fiji Military Force’s director Unarmed Combat Captain Tevita Korovou and the officers from the Fiji Police Force and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces. Photo: Police Media Cell

5 week training was intense: Korovou

Ten officers from the Fiji Police Force and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces have graduated from South Korea’s Inje University’s with a Diploma Certificate in Multi-martial Arts.

Republic of Fiji Military Forces director Unarmed Combat Captain Tevita Korovou led the team during a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho yesterday to relay the news of the officers’ graduation.

Captain Korovou said the five-week training was intense as it covered all aspects of martial arts training.

“The training covered self-defence skills of judo, kendo, weight training and Hosinsul which increases one’s ability to control an opponent,” Captain Korovou said.

“The invitation to send the 10 officers was made to Fiji through the International Hapkido and Hosinsul Federation.

“To date we have been able to train up to 1500 officers since 2007,” he said.

He added the officers were thankful for the support of the heads of the two respective disciplined forces as it enabled them to successfully complete their training.

Meanwhile, in welcoming the group back to Fiji, the Commissioner of Police said it was great to see the officers in high spirits.

The next focus, he said, was to see how their newly-acquired skills could be applied to their respective line of work.

“The Fiji Police Force as an unarmed institution is always appreciative of the opportunities to up-skill our officers to prepare better to defend themselves while executing their duties,” Brigadier-General Qiliho said.

Speaking to the officers he said it was imperative that they were able to share their skills and knowledge with their comrades.

“Self-defense is a skill that all of officers in the disciplined forces need to master and with the help of Captain Korovou we should look at how other officers can undergo this training both in the force and the RFMF.”

 

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