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Article: Martial-arts trained 'lady guards' latest security craze (Egypt)
Posted 12/18/2009 10:58am [from Jun Akiyama]

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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