China's Personal Bodyguard Training Seems Ridiculously Intense

China's Personal Bodyguard Training Seems Ridiculously Intense

Bodyguards, the often terrible henchmen found in video games and movies, are very important in real life. These men and women protect their charges with the utmost severity. In China, professional bodyguards take their jobs seriously. Just take a look at their intense training!

Originally published on China News' photo page, these images of would-be bodyguards are pretty intense. Chinese reporters and photographers recently had a chance to sit through bodyguard training in the outskirts of Beijing.

China's Personal Bodyguard Training Seems Ridiculously Intense
China's Personal Bodyguard Training Seems Ridiculously Intense
China's Personal Bodyguard Training Seems Ridiculously Intense

In these photos, the would-be protectors take part in everything from team work training, mud rolling, to even wine tasting!

According to China Central Television, this year's class of body guards are comprised of 7 women and 58 men aged 18-30 from all over China. CCTV points out that Chinese bodyguards can't only be good at security, they have to be well-versed in multiple skills. Bodyguards at this institution have to learn a foreign language, be able to hold conversations, and judge wine on top of their combat skills.

The training looks pretty intense with 8-kilometer morning runs, diving through mud, and gun training. The school, run by an unnamed security company, employs former soldiers and bodyguards. It also employs foreign experts.

China's Personal Bodyguard Training Seems Ridiculously Intense
China's Personal Bodyguard Training Seems Ridiculously Intense
China's Personal Bodyguard Training Seems Ridiculously Intense

The students all have an Israeli flag on their uniforms. The reason for that is because the school works with the International Security Academy in Israel.

With China's rise in wealth, the demand for personal security has also risen. Earlier this year, CNN reported that there is a demand for female body guards in China. As CNN reported, these Chinese bodyguards also serve as personal assistants to their clients.

图片故事:私人保镖的"魔鬼训练营"[CCTV] 【图刊】私人保镖的"魔鬼训练营" [ChinaNews]


Comments

    That wine tasting is possibly to detect foreign substances...

    I don't mean to bitch. And in truth this is pretty interesting.

    What does this have to do with gaming? If none, why is the time and effort being invested in articles such as this. There could be plenty of opinion articles written about aspects of gaming (just to throw a few feature topics out there...evolution of story telling, changes in the health system in shooters, the mentality of side-quests). Why this?

    Like I said in the first line. I don't mean to bitch, but I do intend to criticise.

    only 7 women, quick call the SJW brigade, and that feminist video game chick, or do these people only fight for virtual equality

      Over 30 years of sharing, still nothing worthwhile to share.

    @over30yearsofsharing Hahahaha, oh man, I tried calling them but they don't want to talk to you, they said something about a horrible troll, couldn't quite hear them over the laughter.

    Last edited 18/06/14 10:35 pm

    I like the second to last photo, the blindfolded guy is moving toward the camera man xDD

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