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Jordanian trail-blazer empowers women through kickboxing

Lina Khalifeh began learning martial arts for fun, but helping a friend showed her it can do much more.

Lina Khalifeh was studying at the University of Jordan when she saw a friend come to school beaten black and blue. She kept questioning until her friend confessed that her father and brother had beaten her up and took what money she had.

It was then, Khalifeh explained, that she realized that the kickboxing she practiced for fun could help her friend and even change the power dynamics between men and women.

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