The China Police Liaison Team (CPLT) conducted a one-week martial art training for 31 Police Officers’ children at Rove Police Tactical Training Centre from 2 to 6 January 2023.
Supervising Assistant Commissioner (AC) of Police Corporate Support Richard Menapi in his remarks during the closing ceremony says, “I was amazed by the performance of this group of children- it shows how they are perfectly trained by the CPLT.”
Parents admired the professionalism, enthusiasm and patience of the Chinese police throughout the training.
Menapi said Chinese police are giving martial arts training to our children, which has further enhanced their relationship and friendship through the cooperation between RSIPF and China Police since last year (2022).
Director of National Crime Prevention Department (NCPD) Superintendent John Matamaru expressed his great gratitude to Commissioner Zhang Guangbao and Chinese instructors for the training.
Matamaru said it is necessary to improve children’s awareness and capacity through Kungfu training to boost their confidence in defending themselves in any situations.
“Through observation in the past few days, I have seen their growth and progress,” he said.
Chinese instructor WANG Hu said the training was designed especially for children.
“It integrates the techniques of risk identification, self-defense, getting loose and counterattack in Chinese martial arts.
The Kungfu training can strengthen their bodies, enhance their responsiveness, flexibility, and improve their self-defense ability, he added.
WANG said the children were highly motivated to attend the training and have great talents.
RSIPF acknowledged CPLT for the training and looking forward in working closely with the team in many more trainings ahead.