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Extreme Chinese Military Training

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Lots of countries don’t just have military training, but extreme military training. China is no exception.

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As noted on 2ch, the People’s Liberation Army holds special combat training exercises—many of which appear to involve jumping over flames. Or between flames. Or through flames. Whatever, there’s fire.

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The Chinese military doesn’t only jump through burning rings, it also performs an array of other exercises you’d expect, from hand-to-hand combat training to target shooting as well as various tests of physical and mental endurance.

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But few training exercises look as spectacular as the fire-based ones.

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Check out this barelegged badass.

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If there’s ever a conflict that involves jumping through fire, the smart money is on the Chinese military.

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Even their dogs are ready.

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And when you’re all hot from the flames, what better way to cool off than with a tire full of snow?

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Or a yellow plastic bowl of snow?

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Beat jumping shirtless into a fire, that’s for sure.

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MasterChef_117

Meh. We in the West train our civilians to a higher standard!