Extreme Chinese Military Training 

Extreme Chinese Military Training 

Lots of countries don’t just have military training, but extreme military training. China is no exception.

As noted on 2ch, the People’s Liberation Army holds special combat training exercises — many of which appear to involve jumping over flames. Or between flames. Or through flames. Whatever, there’s fire.

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The Chinese military doesn’t only jump through burning rings, it also performs an array of other exercises you’d expect, from hand-to-hand combat training to target shooting as well as various tests of physical and mental endurance.

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But few training exercises look as spectacular as the fire-based ones.

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[Photo: China.org]

[Photo via 2ch]

Check out this barelegged badass.

[Photo: Xinhuanet]

If there’s ever a conflict that involves jumping through fire, the smart money is on the Chinese military.

Even their dogs are ready.

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And when you’re all hot from the flames, what better way to cool off than with a tire full of snow?

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Or a yellow plastic bowl of snow?

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Beat jumping shirtless into a fire, that’s for sure.

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      • You mean like every military?

        The Chinese army, much like ours, is used in emergency and disaster situations. Dealing with burning environments (buildings, bushland, etc.) confidently is a valuable skill to have.

        • Not saying its wrong. Like you said, all militaries do the similar.

          And let’s be real. This isn’t a training exercise, its a photo op like most media you see from every military around the world

          • Sure, these shots are. That said, I’ve seen a lot of photos over the years of similar training exercises from China, South Korea, Russia and Israel. I couldn’t say how frequent that kind of training is but I don’t doubt it does happen.

        • You mean it’s used to silence individuals or stamp out riots when the people develop any sort of free speech or thought. =P

          • Interesting thing about that. The United States has more political prisoners than China for the last decade or so. I’m at work so I can’t find the sources off-hand but I remember researching this mid last year. General incarceration rates per capita in the US are also about five times higher than in China.

            Not excusing China’s human rights violations, it’s just not as widespread as some people believe.

          • That’s because they don’t take prisoners, they just…disappear…
            This is China we’re talking about here, the figures you speak of are only the ones we know about, what about the ones we don’t know about?

          • Disappearances are considered political prisoners for statistical purposes and international monitoring.

            Your response is exactly what I was referring to in my last sentence. China isn’t North Korea, it’s easy to enter and easy for independent watchdogs and foreign intelligence agencies to gather information there. Chinese governance hasn’t been a black box since the early 90s reforms. There were also legal reforms in around 2010 that saw sweeping anti-corruption raids against illegal detention and several officials involved in the practice were arrested and jailed. The practice is nowhere near as prevalent as it used to be, most watchdog groups report annual disappearances in the single digits these days.

    • And correct technique when moving through confined or ambush points at speed – weapon through the hole first

    • that was the first thing that came to my mind lol…just not sure if modern combat works like that.
      its more show business by the look of it and the people watching might have a different impression than the one they wanted to portray…

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