Disabled Iraqi Children Fight Social Exclusion Through Martial Arts

4 July 2021 13:49 WIB

Hussein Fawzi, an Iraqi Jiu-Jitsu practitioner with disability, practices at the training centre in Baghdad, Iraq, June 23, 2021. Carefully watching over his children playing in front of their home, Fawzi Abbas, says he always worries for them as life in the neighbourhood has not always been easy for three of his children born with incomplete or missing limbs. REUTERS/Saba Kareem

3 Juli 2021 00:00 WIB

Hussein and Fatima Fawzi, jiu-jitsu practitioners with disability, practice at the training centre in Baghdad, Iraq, June 16, 2021. The coach of Iraq's national jiu-jitsu team, Thaier Jawwad, is a family friend. He invited Abbas' children to join the club in the hope that practicing sports would help them release energy and find balance. REUTERS/Saba Kareem

3 Juli 2021 00:00 WIB

Abbas Fawzi, practices at the Jiu-Jitsu training centre in Baghdad, Iraq, June 16, 2021. Today, the children attend training several times a week and have developed their skills and body strength under the watchful eye of the coach REUTERS/Saba Kareem

3 Juli 2021 00:00 WIB

Fatima Fawzi, an Iraqi jiu-jitsu practitioner with disability, practices at the training centre in Baghdad, Iraq, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Saba Kareem

3 Juli 2021 00:00 WIB

Fatima, Abbas and Hussain Fawzi, jiu-jitsu practitioners with disability, prepare themselves for training in Baghdad, Iraq, June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Saba Kareem

3 Juli 2021 00:00 WIB

Hussein, Fatima and Abbas Fawzi, jiu-jitsu practitioners with disability, pose for a photo at the training centre in Baghdad, Iraq, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Saba Kareem

3 Juli 2021 00:00 WIB