Now Then: Florence (extract)
An extract from Jessie Lawson’s podcast series, Now Then, that shares the stories of people who are over 70 years old. This is Florence’s story. Hear the full episode and more here
If you don’t like the gym and want to learn a new skill, try this ancient Japanese swordmanship class to work on your core strength and muscle toning.
‘Batto’ means to draw and strike with the sword. ‘Do’ refers to a path of training aimed at the complete development of the practitioner.
Classes take place weekly at various centres in Bethnal Green, Old Street and Islington
A five week course costs £50
Check their website for times and further details battodo-fudokan.co.uk