"I started kickboxing with Matt at Ledbury as a fun and different way of getting fitter – I was bored with treadmills and weights at the gym. Once I started I got hooked on the belts – they are a great way of measuring your progress and feeling a sense of achievement. I got my black belt in three years - two months before my 47th birthday and am probably as fit now as I have ever been. It’s the only sports related award I have ever achieved – a source of much pride as I have never been the most co-ordinated or the fittest of people!"
- Cathy Jackson-Read , Ledbury Kickboxing student