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VIDEO: Penzance Gran: "I live, eat, breathe my kickboxing"

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:03am 6th January 2015. (Updated at 7:07am 6th January 2015)

Is this Cornwall's answer to Supergran?

A Penzance grandma has told Pirate FM that taking up Thaiboxing helped her overcome depression.

Sharon Garner joined classes at Touchgloves near Hayle after trying the sport on holiday in Turkey.

The 60 year old has lost almost two stone since April 2014.

She says it has changed her life: "I live, eat, breathe - that's all I think about is my kickboxing. I know it sounds silly at my age but I absolutely adore it.

"It works every exercise from your head to your toes and you do become a better person.

"I just wish I'd done it years ago. My son was a British Champion and I just wasn't interested. Obviously I was interested in him as he was doing his fights and going to things and it was great but I never did it myself; I just think - by gum I wish I'd done it years ago."

Nathan Kitchen is her instructor. He said: "She enjoyed the kickboxing side of things more than anything else. Now she's come back full of beans and it's like a new lease of life for her.

"It's just so enjoyable - so enjoyable to learn something that can benefit you and could, one day, save you life maybe."

Photo and Video: Nathan Kitchen, Touchgloves in Hayle

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