Empowering Casey through self-defence

Instructor Damien Chauremootoo teaches self-defence.

By Brendan Rees

Self-defence classes are empowering Casey’s vulnerable women and disabled youth to feel confident.

Damien Chauremootoo and Emma Carr from Emma K Health have been training women, men, youth and disabled children through their EmPower Program for over a year at Casey Stadium.

Mr Chauremootoo, a qualified martial artist, said student numbers had grown and the program was helping shaping the lives of all of students.

“The program is proving to be a great success, with reported improvements in individual’s self-confidence, mobility and teambuilding capacity,” said Mr Chauremootoo said.

“The program specifically focuses on integrating health and fitness and body movement with self-defence for people of varying disabilities.”

Strongly supported by director Chris Pallot and programs coordinator Matthew DePoilly, Mr Chauremootoo said the EmPower program also supported community integration and team building.

“EmPower is perfectly placed and has a clear vision for growth and expansion into the future with intention to spread kindness, awareness, empowerment and health education to all Australians.

Wednesday sessions are free. Anyone is welcome to attend. To join call: 0413 074 976.

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