Russian low-cost carrier Pobeda Airlines says it plans to teach its ground staffers martial art like judo and sambo after a series of attacks on team members.
The decision was made after an irate passenger who missed his flight from Moscow attacked a Pobeda manager who refused to issue him a refund.
Sambo, Soviet martial art translates to “self-defense without weapons.” Its arsenal of moves includes strikes, joint locks, chokes, throws and ground fighting.
Judo, which means “gentle way,” was developed in Japan in 1882. Its objective is to throw or take down opponents using holds and leverage.