AN ALBANIAN teenager living in Huddersfield has met his Hollywood action hero.
Nikoll Gjoka, who hopes for a career in martial arts movies, came face to face with Jean Claude Van Damme earlier this month.
The meeting was organised by Colne Valley Black Belt Academy where Nikoll, 16, trains.
He was forced to flee his own country after his whole family was wiped out by gangsters.
Nikoll is now living with foster parents in Huddersfield and attending college.
He is rated second in the UK in Filipino stick fighting after only two years of study.
Bob Sykes, who runs the academy with Bernard Taylor, said: "Jean Claude Van Damme is a hero to many young boys in Albania who watch his movies.
"He was coming to teach martial arts at sports seminars in Burton-upon-Trent.
"Jean Claude said how impressed he was with Nikoll's ability. Nikoll was thrilled."