We stumbled upon a video on Youtube revealing the secret weapon of the bodyguards of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. While the US Secret Service invests in advanced pistols we have “unbreakable fighting umbrellas”. This would make the Penguin (Batman’s enemy) proud. Here’s a video of the umbrella in action. Apparently it’s so powerful it can break watermelons.
Here’s an excerpt from the article on Wired.Com
The entourage of the Philippine president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has an unusual secret weapon. Her security team defends the head of the government with umbrellas. Not ordinary umbrellas, but unbreakable fighting umbrellas. Watch the video to see the combat-brolly in action, and marvel as Thomas Kurz (“the world’s foremost expert on flexibility training”) viciously splits a watermelon in two.
The Philippine Secret Service are rightly pleased with their $180 umbrellas.
I wonder if President Noynoy Aquino still has his bodyguards carry these umbrellas around with them.