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Polish women get self-defence classes from army

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By Euronews
Polish women get self-defence classes from army

Polish women are getting free self-defence training from the army.

Running until mid-2017 and offered in 30 cities, the sessions aim to teach women the basics in unarmed combat including breaking holds and deflecting kicks.

At the launch, the defence minister Antoni Macierewic said he hoped that the classes with the military would “increase the security of individuals and the state.”

Poland scrapped compulsory military service in 2008, and some accuse the move as being a publicity stunt for the armed forces, as it tries to boost its capacity amid fears over rising tensions with Russia.