Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hong Kong Airlines teaches its staff and crew some Kung Fu

It is pretty interesting when airline companies equipt their personnel with some special training. Recently Hong Kong Airlines will provide martial arts training for their flight attendants, crew, and staff. This comes after a flight attendant was able to use her close range combat skills to deal with a big, heavy, unruly passenger. According to reports, the airline will have their flight attendants trained in Wing Chun which is a martial arts specifically designed for confined spaces. This was the form of kung fu featured in the action film Ip Man. The fighting skills will not really just for handling troublesome passengers but the overall training may also help the flight attendants have the strength, body control, and proper technique to aid overweight passengers who may be ill while onboard.