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Afghanistan Martial Arts

March 31, 2011 | Lieutenant Colonel Chris LeCron

Ouch!  This looks painful!  It is great to see the Afghan youth get in to some positive activities such as martial arts though!!


Photo By Staff Sgt. Jordan Jones, International Security Assistance Force HQ Public Affairs

An Afghan youth lays on a bed of nails as a four-inch thick piece of granite laying on his stomach is broken with a sledge hammer Tuesday as part of a martial arts demonstration in Kazni, Afghanistan. The youths put on the martial arts demonstration for Deputy Minister Taimoor Eshaqzau, head of the Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs, prior to a Youth Shura in Kazni, Afghanistan. The demonstration and shura was also attended by senior Afghan government officials, including members of Parliament, provincial governors, and Kazni town leaders, many of whom spoke to the youth during the shura.





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