Women in headscarves can be seen walking alongside those in skirts and jeans, while moustached members of the Druze sect mix with Sunni Muslim clerics – a far cry from the brutal sectarianism of jihadi rebels.
In the Syrian Olympic Committee complex, hundreds of boys and girls are seen taking part in an inter-school competition.
Nevertheless, in many parts of the capital the war now takes place at arm’s length.
Mais de 300 atletas, de 24 estados, participaram do campeonato em Jaraguá do Sul.
Why a woman studies Tae Kwon-Do is ultimately unique to her specific needs and reasons, but there are common reasons I’ve learned from women who have asked me about studying martial arts. We live in an aggressive society and Tae Kwon-Do is an excellent way to protect yourself from an attacker.
It’s not just about kicking and punching, Tae Kwon-Do is a way of living.
Among the sports are swimming, badminton, table tennis and taekwando, and there is little sign of the deprivations of conflict.
Swimming lessons: At the Syrian Olympic Complex, children participate in regional swimming heats beneath two portraits of President Basher al-Assad, who enjoys high levels of support in the capital, Damascus Some locals were wary of speaking openly, but those who agreed to speak were enthusiastic in their expressions of support. This is what our President provides us with,’ said a father watching his daughter participate in regional swimming heats.