Islam convert teaches women self defence

Islam convert teaches women self defence Credit: ITV Anglia

A mum-of-four from Milton Keynes, who converted to Islam and quit her job to get a black belt in kickboxing, is teaching women self-defence.

Khadijah Safari aims to empower Muslim and non-Muslim women at a time when reports of Islamophobic hate crimes are on the rise.

Khadija Safari has been teaching Muay Thai kickboxing for almost a decade.

After converting to Islam she gave up her job as a graphic designer and has gone into business with her cage fighter husband.

Islam convert teaches women self defence Credit: ITV Anglia

A record number of Anti-Muslim attacks were reported in the UK last year. Khadihah teaches self defence to both Muslim and non-Muslim women.

While self-defence is a big part of these classes Khadijah says it gives women strength in all aspects of their lives.