A group of first-year female students majoring in preschool education at a university in Huizhou, Guangdong province were recently required to practice using daggers during their compulsory military training courses as a way to increase their ability in self-defense. Preschoolers must be getting hard these days.
The 68 female students wielded their daggers and repeated eight different self-defense moves as shown by their instructor, a former special forces soldier surnamed Tan, NetEase reports.
According to Tan, the five-day course also trained the students in military posture and goose step marching.
“The ‘dagger exercise’ was created for self-defense purposes. When the female students are in danger, they can pick up anything sharp at hand to attack enemies,” Tan said.
All high school students and first-year university students are required to take part in military training, although not all the exercises are applauded for being so practical.
By Lucy Liu
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