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  • After defecting from North Korea, Jang Jung Hyuck was traumatised and struggled to adjust to life in the south.

    He turned to martial arts as a way to cope, and after only four years he has won a South Korean kickboxing title.

    Jang has spoken about his journey from begging on the streets of North Korea to becoming a fight champion, and how his life experiences have given him confidence in the ring.

    “I could have died when I defected from North Korea. Compared to that, the fights and the pain I experience now feel like nothing,” said Jang.

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    How North Korean defector became South Korean fight champion – BBC News

    After defecting from North Korea, Jang Jung Hyuck was traumatised and struggled to adjust to life in the south.



    He turned to martial arts as a way to cope, and after only four years he has won a South Korean kickboxing title.


    Jang has spoken about his journey from begging on the streets of North Korea to becoming a fight champion, and how his life experiences have given him confidence in the ring.


    “I could have died when I defected from North Korea. Compared to that, the fights and the pain I experience now feel like nothing,” said Jang.


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    #MartialArts #SouthKorea #BBCNews

    Comments

    Question Everything says:

    Respect!

    Emilio Bello says:

    We need a documentary movie about him and it could be the first Korean documentary to win Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars

    Humbert Smith says:

    His only memory of North Korea is the haircut!

    [ HAL9000 ] ZIGZAG [ Ground ZERO ] says:

    U Mean👩‍🎤 HeSheJung-Lick-Jang is a SPY 🕵‍♀

    Randy Le says:

    Korean zombie vs this guy!

    Ooh Matron! says:

    If Kim Jong-un ever gets to see this, and I were this guy, I’d be avoiding flights of stairs, open windows and cooking all my meals myself for the rest of my life.

    Yee Tian says:

    US presidents have more chances to get smoked than Anyone in Kim’s family. Let’s start from Lincoln🤣

    Clandes Zipp says:

    How? He just started eat normally!

    Chhewi says:

    10k calories a day. And it has been a decade🤷

    1224ChrisNg says:

    yeah, Have you ever tried North Korean food? Neither have the North Koreans

    Sahijro Yiaht says:

    Practice.

    Chhewi says:

    I train usually shadow boxing on my own for a year or so.
    How do you train to take punches and kicks
    Does someone have to punch and kick you, so you get used to it 🤔

    Xavious says:

    Yeah, u need to know how it feels to be punched/kicked and even KOed. Otherwise u will be too suprised to act.

    Aurobindo Ghosh says:

    how? fighting bbc

    Lancelot Axton says:

    Extol the career of the kings of R(h)eged (××××sted). Was i not an expense to thee, thou i am thine they brandished the blade of battle, and spears of battle, men brandished under the round shield. A false king is not good. He would not drive the business of those that seek him. Puffing tobacco because …?

    Public Public says:

    Just don’t be surprised if FIFA stages the next world cup in North Korea.

    shakero says:

    Basically, he does what they told him to do for entire life – fight against South Koreans

    Pizza P says:

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 멋진 마음가짐입니다. 앞으로 행복한 일들만 있으시길 바라겠습니다.

    Witt Nguyen says:

    Congratulations to your freedom love your life ❤❤❤❤

    Steve Lee says:

    Freedom is not free….most Vietnamese Refugees from Communism understood his story.

    Ernie Melanson says:

    Hard times make hard men

    Jane Ahonen says:

    You are bot my friend. You are my Brother. against komunist

    탈북파이터TV says:

    Thank you, BBC

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