Chinese Police are conducting martial arts training for women and children of Central Islands Province as a form of self-defence.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Ian Vaevaso said a total of 50 women and children are attending the trainings which are conducted daily each afternoon. It runs for two weeks.
The China Police Liaison Team is conducting Public Management Training to CIP officers. At the end of each day, they train the women and children one and half hours with new martial arts skills.
Vaevaso said there was great interest shown by the women and the children to undertake the training.
“This is basic self-defence techniques to protect themselves and their families. As we know Central Islands Province has few rape incidents in the past,” Vaevaso said.
He added: “This training is relevant to equip the women and children to protect themselves.”