Joe Lively
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North Tyneside boy's 'unstoppable' martial arts talent

1 November 2013 Last updated at 08:37 GMT

An eight-year-old boy from North Tyneside with a love of martial arts is representing England at the World Championships.

Joe Lively began training in martial arts and kickboxing after his dinner lady encouraged him to start classes.

Instructor Rick Burns from Burns School of Black Belts in Newcastle, said he thinks Joe will be "unstoppable" when he gets older.

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