Nour Setut, a six-year-old Syrian girl who fled her home in besieged Aleppo to the countryside with her family, expresses her love for karate and dreams of becoming a world karate champion one day.
In a video that was published on YouTube on Tuesday, Nour said she “did not want to leave Aleppo, but had to escape the siege and the brutal onslaught which was launched by regime forces on the rebel-held parts of the city. They now live in the village of Kafr Karmiya in rural Aleppo.
Nour used to go with her father to exercise in the gym, her father said, adding that she was learning the sport by herself. “She has loved karate since she was two-years-old. She has been practicing the sport for four years,” Nour’s father said.
The girl practices karate in the village to attract local support for the sport as well as to encourage young girls to practice the sport after they were deprived of gyms because of the bombardment by the Assad regime.
Nour continues to practice karate in a bombed gym in the village of Kafr Karmiya where her father now trains her amongst the rubble in the village. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + BBC)