A YOUNG kickboxer is aiming to be a knockout success at the world's top tournament.
Twelve-year-old Chad Ogden, a Brighouse High School pupil, has been chosen to represent Great Britain in the kickboxing world championships in Mexico in January.
Amazingly Chad has only been kickboxing for 18 months.
But he has already won a European title, an English national title and other belts in his junior height class.
Proud mum Teresa said: "Chad was in a competition where if you finished first or second you were invited to trials for the Great Britain team.
"He qualified and went to Sheffield, where he impressed the coach and was selected for the team."
Teresa said her son was dedicated to the sport and added: "He is very motivated. He trains three times a week and really enjoys it. Now he knows he is going to Mexico he can't wait.
"Chad is really excited and is really looking forward to it.
"He will be training hard before he goes."
The sporting success also runs in the family. Chad's sister, Chantelle, 18, has also been chosen to go to the championships in Mexico.
She took up the sport at the same time as Chad and they train together at the Mavericks club in Sowerby Bridge.
Teacher Richard Veevers, who has numerous national and international titles, praised Chad.
He said: "He is very focused. Chad is a top-level technical fighter. He is amazing to watch and a pleasure to teach."
* Kickboxing is a generic term for a sporting martial art that, while similar to boxing, uses the feet as well as the hands for striking.
* Kickboxing can be practised for general fitness, or as a full-contact combat sport.
* The (male) boxers are bare-chested, barefoot and wear boxer's shorts.