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AikiWeb System 12-18-2009 10:57 AM

Martial-arts trained 'lady guards' latest security craze (Egypt)
 
Posted 2009-12-18 10:57:21 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/...le.bodyguards/

This article on CNN entitled "Martial-arts trained 'lady guards' latest security craze in Egypt" 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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Janet Rosen 12-18-2009 01:06 PM

Re: Martial-arts trained 'lady guards' latest security craze (Egypt)
 
It doesn't say how long they are training before being turned loose...

Michael Hackett 12-18-2009 03:16 PM

Re: Martial-arts trained 'lady guards' latest security craze (Egypt)
 
I hope it is a looooong time, or they have a great firearms instructor.

ChrisHein 12-18-2009 03:33 PM

Re: Martial-arts trained 'lady guards' latest security craze (Egypt)
 
"-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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