Gaza man with disabilities conquers karate By Reuters

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi

GAZA (Reuters) – Youssef Abu Amira, a Palestinian regulation faculty graduate, by no means let disabilities maintain him again. Born with out legs and with solely partially developed arms, he has taken up a brand new problem – karate.

The 24-year-old orange belt confirmed his stick-fighting abilities as he skilled along with his coach at Gaza’s Al-Mashtal Membership for Martial Arts.

“I needed to show to myself and the world that incapacity is within the thoughts and isn’t within the physique and that nothing was not possible,” Abu Amira mentioned.

“I needed to do karate so I can defend myself, and I dream of collaborating in worldwide championships.”

His mastery of the stick helps him make up for his lacking limbs, and he has discovered how to ship sturdy punches, and fend off assaults along with his physique and arms.

Coach Hassan Al-Raai mentioned his pupil confirmed explicit willpower.

“I used to be stunned that Youssef has totally different abilities and may do issues higher than individuals with fewer disabilities might do,” Al-Raai mentioned.

A resident of Gaza’s Seaside refugee camp, Abu Amira travels alongside metropolis streets in a motorised mobility scooter. He graduated from the Islamic College of Gaza’s School of Sharia and Legislation final 12 months.

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