Defence treat

Participants after the self-defence seminar in Suva last week. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Salvation Army Suva Central Corps was treated to a self-defence seminar last week. The Salvation Army lieutenant Thais Viana and coach Alexandre Novaes, who have five degree black belt in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, both from California were in the country to conduct the seminar. Viana says the seminar, known as the “peace project”, aims to teach and promote peace, discipline, respect, perseverance and anti-bullying which are beautiful essential virtues lacking in the world today.

“At the end of each seminar day, each youth received a copy of a book that talks about self confidence and anti-bullying and does it through the principles of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu,” Viana said.

Meanwhile, Viana said a 10-year-old participant was excited to share that she finished reading her book in two days.

“This is a Redondo Beach Rotary Club project sponsored by Paul Mitchel Systems and Fortress Armored,” she said.