MOST people would not have thought martial arts and complementary therapies go hand-in-hand — but a woman from Milford has proven otherwise.
Holistic therapist Karen Wells, 31, has just been graded as a 1st Dan black belt in karate.
She has been training in the Go Kan Ryu system of karate for almost six years.
“People often think that martial arts is about fighting, said Karen. “But really it is about dissolving conflict and developing character.
“I believe that it works well in conjunction with holistic therapies, creating a healthy, well-rounded individual.”
Recently, Karen took part in the Go Kan Ryu karate national championships, winning a bronze medal in the team sparring category.
Last year, she quit a job in administration and started a business as a holistic therapist, specialising in reflexology and Indian head massage.