A Palestinian family of 32 prepares to enter the Guinness Book of practicing karate

A Palestinian family of 32 members from Nablus has completed preparations for entering the Guinness Book of World Records as the first large family to practice karate.

The Bisharat family includes six men, five women and 21 children, most of whom practice other sports such as swimming, horse riding and boxing.

The family members usually meet in its gymnasium for several hours a day to practice karate and exchange experiences between them.

Abdullah Basharat, a karate coach, told Xinhua that "it is rare to find a large family practicing such a sport, especially as it is known to be based on violence."

Bisharat, who is in his forties, stated that his family founded the team to practice karate in 1994.

At that time, it only started with two brothers who followed the path of their athletic father who had been wrestling in the State of Kuwait for several years.

Soon this team began to expand, and other brothers joined it, among them Abdullah himself.

For Abdullah, a father of four, this was just a hobby, but it quickly turned into a daily routine as well as a source of income when he became a karate coach, he says.

The family did not want to stop there, and a new goal was set for it to spread the karate game among the Palestinians and encourage them to treat sport as customs, not hobbies.

This was the reason that prompted Amin Bisharat, the eldest son of the family, to open his own sports club, where he conducts general training for all ages of both sexes.

Basharat, 45, a father of five, told Xinhua, "The idea came to me after I saw the many positive effects that exercise had on my family."

He adds, "After practicing all kinds of sports, we became more capable of discipline, emotional stability and self-management, and we were able to get rid of the negative energy that we suffer from as a result of difficult living conditions."

The Palestinians suffer from political, economic and social crises, which negatively affected their psychological condition for many years due to the Israeli occupation and the deterioration of their social and economic conditions.

“No one can deny that the new generation is busy thinking about how to escape from our terrible reality,” Bisharat says.

Bisharat believes that the change in societal values, concepts and behaviors due to the conditions in which the Palestinians live has been a major reason for the decline in societal development and progress.

"A strong society needs strong people with sound minds and healthy bodies," he added, noting that with his brothers they decided to assume their responsibility towards their society by transferring their experience to them.

However, the family's task of creating a sporting culture will not be easy, as most Palestinians are preoccupied with their ongoing suffering, according to psychiatry experts.

Therefore, Bisharat and his brothers decided to enter the Guinness World Records competition in order to set an example for Palestinian families in practicing favorite hobbies even under the most difficult circumstances.

Shatha Bisharat, Amin's sister, told Xinhua that their unity in practicing sports made them people oriented in society as many people ask them to teach them how to adopt a similar sports culture.

Shatha, the 38-year-old mother of four, expresses her happiness that they have finally achieved what they are working for for more than 20 years.

And stresses that "the family is the basis of society, and if the family is reformed, society will also be reformed."

She says, "Our mission is to build a new generation capable of loving itself, its society and its country, so that it becomes useful to it, and this will not be done as long as the new generation remains locked into mobile phones and technology and mired in successive internal crises."

She adds, "We must prevent our children from drowning in daily crises, and keep them away from social media that allow them to know all the frustrating news, and replace that by encouraging them to practice sports of all kinds as it helps them grow up as normal human beings."

Currently, Shatha and six of her brothers are working as karate instructors. "We are very happy that we have succeeded in training hundreds of students to practice karate, as well as encouraging them to adopt the sport in their lives as a habit," she says.


التعليقات والاراء

اضافة تعليق