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12-18-2009, 11:57 AM
Posted 2009-12-18 10:57:21 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/12/18/egypt.female.bodyguards/
This article on CNN entitled "Martial-arts trained 'lady guards' latest security craze in Egypt" (http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/12/18/egypt.female.bodyguards/) describes women in Egypt who are training to become "lady guards". The article includes a video segment showing them practicing aikido.
From the article: "In a slightly musty gym in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis, three young women in head scarves are learning how to defend themselves.
"Their teacher, a huge man in loose black trousers and a white tunic, is instructing them in the finer points of Aikido, a Japanese martial art."
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12-18-2009, 02:06 PM
It doesn't say how long they are training before being turned loose...
12-18-2009, 04:16 PM
I hope it is a looooong time, or they have a great firearms instructor.
12-18-2009, 04:33 PM
"-lady guards don't carry weapons-"
I think this is more of a novelty that some slick huckster is cashing in on. Sounds like a bad idea, if I'm being defended by them that is. If I'm getting the checks that rich clients are giving for my novelty service; booyahs!
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