At first, second, and third glance, this may actually appear to be an old photo of Bruce Lee, but it’s just 20-year-old Abbas Alizada from Afghanistan. In addition to his physical features, he’s got quite a few martial arts moves as well. This Kabul native’s nickname is “Afghan Bruce Lee”, and rightfully so. Japan Times reports, “Alizada is from a poor family of 10 children. His parents couldn’t afford the fees at an academy of Wushu, a Chinese mixed martial art, but the trainer took him under his wing.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
Alizada says, “The only news that comes from Afghanistan is about war….I am happy that my story is a positive one. I want to be a champion in my country and a Hollywood star. The destruction here makes me sad, but it also inspires me.”