This isn’t something you hear everyday: Hong Kong Airlines is requiring its new cabin crews–all 23 of them–to master wing chun–a form of kung fu practiced by the legendary Bruce Lee, among others, according to the South China Morning Post.
But why? To deal with unruly passengers, of course.
The martial art, classified by sharp movements and close-range combat, has been deemed perfect for an airplane. And while it may seem an odd practice for flight attendants, Eva Chan, an airline spokeswoman told the paper that it came in handy on a recent Beijing to Hong Kong flight.