UN­ARMED COM­BAT GRAD­U­A­TION:

Do not des­e­crate achieve­ment: Natuva

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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. Source: Po­lice Me­dia Cell

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