Kabul's Kung Fu kid fights for better future

Abas Ali Zada, a passionate practitioner of Kung Fu from Afghanistan, wants to be a role model for other young Afghans.

    It has been more than 40 years since Bruce Lee, the so-called king of Kung Fu, died.

    However, Bruce Lee remains an inspiration for many martial arts enthusiasts around the world, including a young fighter in Afghanistan.

    Abas Ali Zada wants to be a role model for other young Afghans and a symbol of hope for his country. However, his rising local fame has brought him death threats from people seemingly jealous of his popularity.

    Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports Kabul.


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