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In Syria, moves to help still the mind: Traumtized kids find discipline in taekwondo lessons

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ZAATARI, Jordan — The Syrian refugee children stand straight in a row, then — when the Korean trainers bark out instructions — they break into martial arts kicks in the air, smiling with delight.

Taekwondo has come to the world’s second largest refugee camp, and a team of Koreans says their training is doing more than just teaching some fancy moves, it is instilling discipline and self-respect in kids traumatized by their country’s civil war.

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