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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Meet Abbas Alizada aka “Afghan Bruce Lee” (10 Photos + Video)

Wow. Bruce Lee's doppelganger for sure!

“I want to be a champion in my country and a Hollywood star,” says Abbas Alizada as he’s swirling nunchakus at Kabul’s desolate Darulaman Palace, a place where he trains twice a week. He is one of ten kids in his family and he bears an uncanny resemblance to the late martial arts legend, Bruce Lee. Thanks to the internet and TV, and his recent success at a martial arts tournament in Kabul, (all which were practically unheard of until the toppling of the Taliban after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks), Alizada is rapidly gaining fame.

“The only news that comes from Afghanistan is about war. . . . I am happy that my story is a positive one,” Alizada said.


Abbas Alizada, who calls himself the Afghan Bruce Lee, poses during a media event in Kabul December 9, 2014. From the ruins of an iconic bombed-out palace above Kabul, the young Afghan man bearing a striking resemblance to kung fu legend Bruce Lee is high-kicking his way to Internet fame, aiming to show another side to his war-weary nation. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)


Abbas Alizada, who calls himself the Afghan Bruce Lee, poses for the media in Kabul December 9, 2014. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)


Abbas Alizada poses for a picture in front of Bruce Lee posters after exercising in Kabul December 9, 2014. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)


Abbas Alizada poses for the media in front of the destroyed Darul Aman Palace in Kabul December 9, 2014. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)


Abbas Alizada poses for the media in Kabul December 9, 2014. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)


Abbas Alizada poses for the media in Kabul December 9, 2014. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

  
Abbas Alizada works out during a media event in Kabul December 9, 2014. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)


Abbas Alizada talks to his father at their house in Kabul December 9, 2014. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)


Abbas Aliza poses for the media in front of the destroyed Darul Aman Palace in Kabul December 9, 2014. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

Abbas Alizada poses for the media in Kabul December 9, 2014. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)


Source(s): japantimes | avaxnews


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