|Instructor Name:Grandmaster Laurie Shover|
Grandmaster Laurie Shover is Villari's Self-Defense & Wellness Center!!
Other Information:She has been training in Shaolin Kempo since 1977. GM Shover started her journey in the Ed Parker and Tracy Kempo systems and earned her first-degree black belt under the late GM Ed Parker. She has survived and evolved in a once male dominated industry and proved herself to be an equal in their eyes. Her mission is to give other women her strength to be more than they are, the ability to defend themselves, and the hope that they do not have to walk in fear ever again.
Awareness and continued training is the key and she hopes that all women - moms, daughters, sisters, doctors, nurses, lawyers, business owners, - walk in and start making a difference now and change the future one woman at a time.
2017 was an important year or her career filled with significant milestones!
*** Promoted to 10th degree Grandmaster
*** Earned her Masters in Chi Kung (medicinal Chinese medicine)
*** Inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame
Footnote - GM Shover is ranked in the top 10 of Great Grandmaster Villari's students out of many multiple thousands that are currently training to this day.