Grandmaster Ramasima Eager To Share Martial Arts Skills, Knowledge

Grandmaster Ramasima Eager To Share Martial Arts Skills, Knowledge

We executed martial arts classes for self-defence purposes to some educational facilities these kinds of as Adi Cakobau College, Ballantine Memorial University, Dudley High Faculty and Vishnu Deo,” he mentioned.&#13

Pita Ramasima with other army officers from around the globe mastering the Chinese Wushu in China, in 2012.

Pita Ramasima holds black belts in 7 unique kinds of martial arts, producing him a grandmaster.

The Chinese Wushu, Israeli Karav Maga, Korean Taekwando, Japanese Karate and Jijitsu combined martial arts, kick boxing and boxing are the types he is a learn in.

The retired navy officer recollects how martial arts demonstration was normally the emphasize of Fiji Working day remembrance celebrations.

Fiji Day celebrations

All through each Fiji Working day celebration due to the fact 1970 there was a display screen at the foreshore where by we would show the various martial art forms.

“We would later on receive site visitors at the RFMF gates inquiring if there ended up classes, so we done for people intrigued in discovering the art from 5pm to 6pm,” he explained.

“Some would want to join the army because of their interest in martial arts.

“Most of people who walked by individuals gates to learn, were being capable to develop them selves as improved people and both joined the navy, prison services, law enforcement or even the navy.

“We conducted martial arts classes for self-defence uses to some educational facilities such as Adi Cakobau School, Ballantine Memorial School, Dudley Large Faculty and Vishnu Deo,” he reported.

“The greatest group I have at any time instructed and led ended up 500 officers from all units of all divisions for the initially Pacific Asian Navy Seminar that was held in Denarau and I asked for the Primary Minister to do the honours of closing the ceremony by breaking the board as our ending functionality.

“The breaking board was sent from Korea but I replaced it with a polished pine board and Mr Bainimarama amazingly broke the board with a single fist.”


Following leaving Dreketi Secondary School he realized Martial Arts in 1975 in Labasa from a Rotuman teacher and grandmaster, Henry Gibson, prior to joining the Royal Fiji Armed forces Forces in 1978.

Marshall Arts encompassed all the arts that instil a everyday living of self-control, respect, determination, perseverance and difficult function.

Mr Ramasima mentioned an unarmed beat academy was set up by the then commander Voreqe Bainimarama (at this time Fiji’s Key Minister) for navy officers to prepare them to be outfitted for battles when the ability of the armed service weapons has ceased operate.

He also went to China to study and improve his abilities of the artwork.

“The most important cause for placing up the academy was to equip the officers for self-defence and for development,” Mr Ramasima stated.

“It was carried out in courses up to the black belt amount and for all the sub models.

“We experienced site visitors from Korea that would pay a visit to to update our capabilities in finding out the artwork.”

The 63-yr-aged was between the 200 pioneers for peacekeeping responsibilities to Lebanon in 1978 and has created many peacekeeping excursions to the Middle East thereafter.

Mr Ramasima, who is now the Rehabilitation Job Officer, has been organising the rehabilitation process of his vanua in Naividamu, Seaqaqa.

As project officer he used his practical experience acquired from serving in the military for 34 many years in the Engineering Department.

He is utilising his engineering capabilities to assist in rehabilitation of Naividamu after it was affected during two tropical cyclones.

He has been to all the components of Fiji for the purpose of rehabilitation and growth which was carried out by the RFMF Engineering Office ahead of the aligned ministry of All-natural Catastrophe and Management was established up.

Existence After Armed forces Responsibility

Mr Ramasima retired in 2013 and started off his have organization ‘Salty Martial Arts and Safety Academy’ at his Cunningham dwelling the place all his four children, nieces and nephews first discovered martial arts.

His two sons afterwards joined the RFMF while his two daughters are each serving in the British Army Forces in the United Kingdom.

He set up the academy as well for college leavers to establish on their own and to pave the way for them to get a work any where including protection products and services.

The father-of-four youngsters travelled to the United Kingdom and visited all the royal palaces and even experienced at the most significant martial arts facility.

Long run designs

“I hope to set up an academy in Seaqaqa since it is a centre where individuals interested from Savusavu, Nabouwalu and Labasa can access the instruction,” the retired Warrant Officer stated.

“I am serving to people today with their illness by praying around them and giving massages for this is a God-supplied gift to aid individuals that need therapeutic.”

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