Don't make too much of this. It is not a normal gym class. It is a demo for YouTube. It is true that military training is encouraged in the Russian school system. Whether it makes the Russian armed forces stronger than the US military is debatable. Teaching to shoot in Ukrainian schools? Ask you wife again how exactly it went for her. My bet, it was perfunctory and far from real training. No doubt the American school system is flawed, but it still graduates the future soldiers and marines who become really bad wolves. At least that's what the New York Times and the sundry mujaheddeen always complain about.