Nuns learn karate to protect convent
Nuns from an American convent school took up karate after crime threatened their campus.
A group of nuns who work at a Catholic school in the US started taking lessons following a spate of criminal attacks in their local area.
The enthusiastic sisters have vowed to protect not only their campus but also the children they teach by learning the specialist martial art.
A group of up to 14 nuns has been taking the classes. They are being taught by a fellow nun who is already safely and specifically trained in karate.
Their beginners’ lessons included learning how to crack a wooden plank without hurting their own bare hands.
The nuns continued to wear their robes for the sessions, which take place after school.
The classes were recorded to show just how serious the nuns have become about protecting their school.