Damien Chauremootoo
Sharon Gertner

Sifu Damien Chauremootoo and his team at Empower Tactical help anyone and everyone learn martial arts.

Sifu Damien is no stranger to bullying and remembers exactly how it feels to be targeted. It is this childhood experience that led Sifu Damien directly into his first Dojo some 30 years ago. It was there that he set the foundations for a lifetime of Martial Arts training and began to develop a strong mindset.


In 2016 Sifu Damien met Emma Carr, a Martial Arts student who showed tremendous talent and determination, who herself was an elite athlete running Emma K Health on the side of being a young mother and intensive care nurse. This was the beginning of a collaboration which has evolved rapidly in to a health empire spanning the country and is how Empower Tactical was born.

Empower Tactical delivers Fitness and Martial Art classes as a holistic approach to preventative health care. Spending over a decade working in acute care settings has enabled Emma to gain significant insight into preventable disease as well as issues arising from incidence of physical and emotional abuse.

It is for these reasons Empower Tactical work independently as well as directly with School groups and Government bodies to deliver multiple programs, aimed to empower and educate people through Health, Fitness and Martial Arts Training.

One of their most successful programs has been specifically developed for people living with disabilities. A variety of common disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Spina bifida, do not diminish 'Empower' individuals need to protect themselves, but instead heighten their need for improved health, range of movement and need for self-defense.

An insight into the Empower Tactical Disability Program involves, 45- minute sessions of discipline combined with pure excitement. The students participate in kicking and punching drills, self-defense techniques, range of movement exercises and obstacles to evoke excitement and encourage teamwork as well as celebrate personal accomplishments. Using a Martial Art Mindset students can overcome some of their challenges as well as improve their strength and overall fitness.

Empower Tactical's motto is no matter who you are or where you are in your life you always have the ability to achieve greatness.

Watch the video below to see how Sifu Damien helps anyone learn martial arts.

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