A Solihull martial arts teacher is starting her own all-female class - because she thinks women are put off the sport by men!
Sue Hall, who lives in Olton, believes that so many more women would take up Tae Kwon Do if there were no men in her class.
It has led the 49-year-old mother-of-two to go about creating a ladies only school.
“A lot of women would love to do a martial art but are intimidated by the male presence,” said Sue, who lives on Lincoln Road.
“I got the idea after speaking to some of the mums who bring their children to my classes - and they said they’d be really interested.”
Sue began training in Tae Kwon Do about 15 years ago after kick boxing for a number of years, and has now been teaching the discipline for about two years.
She was trained by the chairman of Tae Kwon Do Association of GB and gained her black belt three years ago.
“I always wanted to be a school teacher when I was younger,” added Sue, who has a son George, 16, and a daughter Sarah, 11.
“So my interest in teaching, and how to do Tae Kwon Do properly, came from that really.”
Sue will be holding enrolment for the class on Wednesday, September 2, at 7pm at Oaklands Primary School, Dolphin Lane, Acocks Green. For more information call her on 07795365890 or visit her website at www.suehalltkd.co.uk.