European champion, Leah McCourt juggles her full-time training with work and motherhood.
"I'm a bit of a workaholic" Leah jokes, and she keeps the smile on her face as trains along side the males at her gym. Being the only female competing at her club doesn't stop the 22 year old enjoying the sport.
"I would definitely encourage anyone who wanted to try a martial art" she says, "it's a fantastic way of keeping fit... and for anger management as well!"
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