In the past, I’ve spent time in hospital for a mental health condition.
I knew I needed to change my life and that’s when I found martial arts.
Learning the discipline has given me a new focus. I’m much more centred and peaceful within myself.
With Fixers, I want to show how martial arts can help people physically and emotionally.
Hopefully others going through similar struggles will take inspiration from my story and see the power of learning something new.
Safeer Ullah has helped me with this Fix.
Circle Martial Arts
David Castan and Joe Best are martial arts instructors. They’ve supported my project by appearing in my broadcast item.
Dr Elliot Cohen, Leeds Beckett University
Dr Elliot Cohen, Chartered Psychologist at Leeds Beckett University and black belt martial arts instructor, supports my project. He was interviewed to appear in my television piece.
My stepdad Graham supports my Fix. He agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast item.
Nicky Lester and Phillip Shore Nicky and Phillip have supported my project. They were part of the class that appeared in my TV film.
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Shak & Natasha
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.