An ambitious girls Wushu team held their practice session on a snow-covered hillside in Kabul on Wednesday and said they would one day like to compete in international contests.
Members of the team said they hold practice sessions outdoors at least twice a week.
They said nothing will stop them from training as their goal is to compete on an international level.
Sima Azimi, the team’s coach, said her goal is to motivate girls to take part in sporting events.
Azimi, who learned Wushu outside Afghanistan, said she wants to share her experience with Afghan girls and to teach them Wushu, which is a form of Chinese martial arts.
“I like to help girls in my country in order to improve their skills, so they can be the same as girls in other countries. Also, I want to help bring an end to violence against women in Afghanistan,” she stated.
According to her, she first became interested in Wushu after watching martial arts movies.
Members of the team meanwhile said they will do everything needed to improve their skills so that one day they can take part in competitions abroad.
They also said that no matter what the weather – they make sure they train every week.