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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un witnessed an extreme martial arts demonstration by soldiers during a military event marking the 76th anniversary of the founding of his ruling party. In the video broadcast by the Northern public television station, KRT, the soldiers performed multiple displays of force: smashing objects, breaking free from chains, lying on glass and throwing knives. Kim smiled and clapped as she watched the show at the “Self-Defense-2021” Defense Development Exhibition. During the exhibit, Kim said his country’s weapons development is necessary in the face of hostile US policies and military build-up in South Korea.