Karen first stepped onto the mat at the age of 42 and has never looked back. Within a year she entered her first competition and became the Bushido Female Ground Fighting Champion. Other competitions followed and she became a regular on the circuit, entering and winning medals at the Bushido National Championships, the International Ju jitsu Championships and the United Nations Championships.
- Assistant Ju jitsu instructor
- United Nations female gold medalist
- Fitness instuctor
Karen is currently training hard for her 1st Dan and hopes to achieve this by the end of the year.
Karen is mum to two grown up children and has two young grandchildren. As well as Ju jitsu Karen is also a ladies' fitness instructor. She loves sharing her passion for the great outdoors with friends and family.
Karen works for the local council supporting vulnerable children.
Karen's work ethic is second to none, she is always on the mat and pushing new boundaries. Since joining Ju jitsu Karen has become an important member of the team.
The first time I sparred with Karen she whipped my backside! I've never been hit by a woman before - or I wouldn't admit to it.
When I started one to one keep fit sessions I never thought that I would end up training and successfully competing in Ju jitsu.