Aboudi Neema The Karate Kid

A young boy’s hopes of fighting in karate competitions have suffered a blow – because he is too small. At just 3ft 8in, Aboudi Neema (pictured) has been told he is unable to safely compete with other children his age. Aboudi, 12, suffers from hypochondroplasia, a genetic form of dwarfism, a problem of bone growth and development. But he is determined to find an opponent – and has launched a huge appeal to find someone insisting: “Come and have a go – if you think you’re small enou