Courteney Cox ARQUETTE is excelling at martial arts in a bid to defend herself and baby daughter COCO.

The 40-year-old former FRIENDS star has been excelling in her karate training since giving birth to her first child with husband David Arquette last June (04) and is only one notch away from attaining the black belt.

A source says, "Courteney's really loving the karate.

"She trains up to five times a week and loves the feelings of strength and power karate gives her.

"As soon as she's a qualified brown belt she'll go for the black belt. She's determined."

08/02/2005 17:46