Karate-Mad Pensioner Can Break Boards With Bare Hands

A 75-year-old karate-mad pensioner dubbed ‘ninja nan’ can destroy boards with her naked hands and turn grown males 3 times her weight – despite being just 5ft 1in.

Formidable Ede Smith, who weighs just seven stone, isn’t letting rheumatoid arthritis and a knee replacement get in the way of the fact she is quickly to qualify for her black belt.

The married grandma-of-five got into karate 5 years ago after her grandson took her to a training session at his college – and insists she would be capable to defend herself if attacked by a full-grown guy.

Former soldier and mum-of-one Ede, a proud brown belt wearer from Great Dalby, Leics, stated: “I like karate because it proves to me that I’m capable of doing things that I didn’t think I would be able to do otherwise.