A 105-year-old care home resident from Dorchester enjoyed testing her hand at Muay Thai boxing.

Jean, who lives at Maiden Castle House on Gloucester Road was invited to try out some boxing moves alongside other residents at the care home.

The 105-year-old was guided through a host of moves by Lee Grinrod, a former K1 world champion who now teaches K1 and Muay Thai at Valhalla Martial Arts in Weymouth.

Dorset Echo: Jean, 105, tries Muay Thai boxing with Lee from Valhalla Martial ArtsJean, 105, tries Muay Thai boxing with Lee from Valhalla Martial Arts (Image: Care South)

Jean said: “I enjoyed it, I have never tried it before and never thought that I would try it, but if somebody suggests something different at the care home, I’m always ready to give it a chance.”

Asked what the secret is to reaching 105, Jean said: “Being happy with my life and believing that people are nice. I’ve got some lovely friends here.”

Reflecting on Jean’s boxing skills as the oldest student he’s taught, Lee said: “When I asked who wanted to give it a try, Jean didn’t even hesitate to try it.

“She was throwing some good combinations of a jab, cross, left-hooks and right-hooks. She did very well. I was very impressed. It was also nice for some of the other residents who have done it before as they said it brought back memories of boxing in their younger years.”