Urwa Hassan, a young karate champion, received the gold medal in the Karate Sindh championship which was held in Hyderabad recently.
Urwa started practising karate in 2015, when she was just 7 years old. She took up karate because she believed it would be a fun and fulfilling activity to do after school.
Her enrollment in karate at the Tai Karate Center was compelled by her father, and grand Master Tai personally supervised her progress. From 2015 onwards, she participated in many competitions and won most of them.
Urwa Hassan is a special and inspiring person, and a role model for Pakistani girls her age
Urwa earned a black belt in karate while studying for her O’levels. By doing so, she demonstrated how one can excel in both academics and sports by being persistent, consistent, and disciplined. She embraces her trainers who support her on this journey, and remain by her side to ensure the best advancement for her.
The only individual responsible for her achievements, apart from herself, is her father. His support means the world to Urwa because, after work, her father always finds time to take both Urwa and her brothers to karate class. It is also heartening that Urwa’s father doesn’t believe martial arts are a ‘boys only’ sport.
The only way any parent can instill confidence in their daughter is if they truly believe in her and wholeheartedly support her
With the conviction that her father is her greatest ally, she can conquer the world. Urwa is now enrolled for training at Ameer Dragon Martial Arts Academy.
Urwa has also shown her training to the Sindh police, especially the female personnel, to better acquaint law enforcers in the basics of unarmed physical combat. She demonstrated the power of a girl, and according to those who witnessed her prowess, she has established this fact pretty well. Her continued successes allow her to give interviews to media outlets and appear on television to encourage other girls in sports and physical fitness.
Pakistan ought to be overwhelmingly pleased with Urwa’s accomplishments and celebrate her ongoing journey in the martial arts
Urwa Hassan is a fantastic example of how to be brave, bold, and sensible. Girls need to value their confidence and willpower. By recognising the true meaning of discipline and consistency, all young Pakistani girls can emulate Urwa and her successes.
We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, to reshape the conversation, and to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.