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Brave karate kid defies the odds

PUBLISHED: 15:46 24 September 2009 | UPDATED: 17:13 25 August 2010

WINNER: Plucky

WINNER: Plucky

A TEENAGE karate champion battled against physical adversity to be invited to train with the world s elite.

A TEENAGE karate champion battled against physical adversity to be invited to train with the world's elite.

Plaster casts on both legs due to tendon problems aged five, then diagnosed with a heart condition -Tyron Briscoe had problems that would hold most children back.

But the 13-year-old, of Thanet Road, Erith, has not only been crowned Karate World Champion earlier this month at a tournament in Aylesbury, but his exploits have attracted attention from Japan, where the martial art originated.

A black belt, his prowess in the Kata (grading) and Kumite (fighting) has gained an invitation to train and fight in Japan next summer.

Proud father, Tyron, 50, said: "When he started he had a lot of obstacles in his path, but he has come through. It's been a long process.

"He never moans about not being able to do something or looked back and felt sorry for himself, he always looks to the future and gets on with his training.

"As parents we don't push him, if he doesn't want to train that's his decision. We are very proud of him."

The Trinity School, Belvedere, pupil has shown a maturity beyond his years by deciding to go back to his old primary school in London's East End to give a talk.

Mr Briscoe said: "It was my son's idea, I asked him what he gets out of karate and he thought about it and said that he wanted to teach children younger than himself what he gets out of it.

"So we spoke with his old headmaster and he said it was a great idea for Tyron to come in."

The champion in the 5ft 2ins and below category will chat to pupils at his old school, St Saviour's Primary, show them what the martial art has done for him and how it has transformed his life.

He will also give a few expert tips on training.

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