We organised the Chinese Kung Fu to police children for a stronger police family culture, a statement highlighted by the Team Leader (TL) China Police Liaison Team (CPLT) Commissioner Zhao Jinyong during a half day Kung Fu basic training at Rove police headquarters on 28 October 2023.
Commissioner Zhao says, “I have been here for almost five months now and when I see these little children I feel homesick because I miss my little girl but I am proud of my work here in the Solomon Islands.
Mr Zhao says, “As we speak some police officers are working and as we prepare for the Pacific Games 2023, officers will be engaged in the operation and have no enough time with their families.”
“For that reason we have created these Kung Fu activities for our police families to come together with their children and interact with other police family children. This is to build a stronger police family culture,” says Mr. Zhao.
During the Kung Fu martial basic training for police children, Deputy Commissioner (DC) National Security and Operation Support (NSOS) Mr. Ian Vaevaso says, “It is good our children come and learn about Chinese culture in a form of art.”
“Not only that but the advantage of such a program will bring our children together and share friendship and get to know each other,” says DC Vaevaso.
Mr. Vaevaso says, “This type of martial art program will keep their health and fitness as sportsmanship. You are here to learn the basic art not to fight with your friends in schools or other places. You are here to learn martial arts to discipline and protect yourself.”
He says, “Chinese traditional Kung Fu martial arts form a critical part of the great treasure of Chinese culture. By holding such an activity, the children could feel the captivating world of charm of Chinese traditional Kung Fu martial art by deeply sensing the spiritual characteristics of patriotism, self-improvement, perseverance, humility and honor.”
“These are deeply rooted in Chinese culture. These certain spiritual characteristics will benefit children’s moral and physical education that are conducive for children’s healthy growth,” says DC Vaevaso.
More than 100 children from the police families in Honiara base have attended the Chinese Kung Fu basic training program and end up with a table tennis race which involves the parents of the children.