Women and children in Buala take self-defence classes from Chinese Police
A total of 40 women including children were taught martial art training during a Public Order Management (POM) training in Buala, Isabel Province for the officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF).
The China Police Liaison Team (CPLT) conducted the martial art training for women and children in the afternoon after the RSIPF Official program each day.
Chinese police spent two hours a day on two sessions on POM with RSIPF and engaged with the local community on self-defence techniques.
Supervising Police Commander of Isabel Province Mr. Rodney Hirovaka said there have been cases of rape and robbery in Isabel province, and these training teach young women and children how to protect themselves in the event of similar dangers.
While improving the techniques and tactical capabilities of the police, it is necessary to improve the self-defense ability of the people, especially women and children, in order to reduce the incidents of crimes and to enhance a sense of security. This training fully demonstrated the kindness and friendship of the Chinese police, Hirovaka added.
Chinese instructor, Wanghu said this martial arts defense training was mainly designed for women and children to improve their safety awareness and defense capabilities.
The content of mainly involves risk identification, defense to attack, counterattack training, etc.
He said they hoped that the two-week training would effectively raise the safety awareness amongst women and children and enhanced their defense capabilities, and also give them a channel to learn about Chinese culture.
A participant said through the training “we feel the charm of kungfu, what we are most looking forward to every day now is the afternoon kung fu training. Through the training our security defense ability has indeed improved and we are more confident in facing risks.”