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Self-Defense Workshop
Self-Defense Workshop

Wed, Jul 31


Gold's Gym

Self-Defense Workshop

This free workshop is for the Power Over Parkinson’s community.

Time & Location

Jul 31, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Gold's Gym, 8904 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23294, USA

About the Event


Power Over Parkinson’s has invited Mr. Christopher Spare to conduct a brief self-defense workshop. This workshop is designed to introduce basic elements and strategies needed for self-protection, survival, and escape. Participants will learn concepts and physical techniques that will help them think about personal choices/options that they may be presented with in a self-defense situation. Technique rather than strength should be the dominant factor in self-preservation. Participants will be encouraged to adapt the techniques and strategies that are covered to their individual needs. Participants are also encouraged to dictate the level of contact they are comfortable with.


Participants will be exposed to information in the following areas:

·  self-defense awareness

·  safety strategies

·  application of physical techniques and concepts from Martial Arts

·  confrontation skills

·  defensive strategies

·  reflex training and self-preservation skills


This initial one -time class will be held during the regularly scheduled HEAT class. Details are as follows:

Wednesday, July 31, 2024


Gold’s Gym

8904 W. Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23294


Christopher Spare was in law enforcement for 33 years and is now retired. He was the Chief of Police for 12 years and a Police Instructor for 27 years. The following are Mr. Spare’s additional credentials and certifications:

·  Shinki Ryu Okinawan Karate-8th Degree Black Belt-over 20 years in Martial Arts

·  US Marine Corps Infantry-4 years Honorable Discharge

·  BS & MS in Criminal Justice

·  College Adjunct Instructor-8 years

·  DCJS Private Security Instructor-4 years

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