Thursday, January 12, 2012

Female Bodyguard Training In China

Trainees gather at the beach as they wait for the beginning of a training session for female bodyguards organised by Tianjiao Special Guard/Security Consultant Ltd. Co. in Sanya, Hainan province January 8, 2012. According to the company, a total of 20 women, mostly college graduates, participated in the training session on Sunday, which was the first open group training for female bodyguards in China.

All trainees will have to undergo 8-10 months of training to develop sufficient skills to serve their clients. The company will offer the best trainee a chance to attend further study at the International Security Academy in Israel. Women are especially in demand because they are less visible than men and can take on other positions like a secretary or nanny. Female bodyguards are also paid better, up to about $130 a day. The average annual wage in China is just $308.

Image Source: (Reuters / CHINA DAILY)
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