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In PHOTOS: China's female bodyguards

Last updated on: January 16, 2012 11:02 IST

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Chinese media sites have reported that demands for female bodyguards have surged and that a security firm has even announced a competition among the candidates for the challenging position. The winner will receive a fitting prize -- security training in Israel.

According to the UK's Daily Mail and Singapore's AsiaOne, each trainee will develop their skills in reconnaissance, anti-terrorism training, martial arts and business etiquette in these ten months.

The graduates of bodyguard courses can look forward to a well-paid career if they are recruited by wealthy businessmen

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Image: An instructor from the Tianjiao Special Guard/Security Consultant Ltd. Co, smashes a bottle over a female recruit's head during a training session for China's first female bodyguards in Beijing
Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

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A trainee dressed in a swimming suit steps on the stomachs of other trainees with the help of a trainer from Tianjiao Special Guard/Security Consultant Ltd Co during a training session in Sanya, Hainan province. 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

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Trainers from Tianjiao Special Guard/Security Consultant Ltd Co engage trainees dressed in swimming suits as they crawl on the beach during a training session in Sanya, Hainan province. 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

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Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

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A trainer pours a bucket of water on a trainee during a training session for female body guards

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Trainees dressed in swimming suits do exercises under the instructions of a trainer

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Trainees dressed in swimming suits carry a log on their shoulders during a training session

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An instructor shows female recruits how to subdue an attacker during a training session

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Female recruits using rubber guns practice how to disarm an attacker during a training session

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An instructor smashes a bottle over a female recruit's head during a training session

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Female recruits practice how to subdue an attacker armed with a knife during a training session

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Female recruits use rubber knives to practice disarming an armed attacker during a training session

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