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Volunteer Work

Women's Self Defense Initiative

Agent: Stephanie Clement

T: (416) 363 – 7450 x 102

F: (416) 363 – 7473

www.amiagency.ca

464 King Street East

Toronto, Ontario Canada M5A 1L7

info@amiagency.ca

Christopher James

Actor | Singer | Dancer | Fight Coordinator

FILM & TELEVISION

SCRATCH

BOOST

TECH CONNECTION

Eric’s Man #3

Adrian, Thug #2 Customer

Dragon Born Films/Maninder Chana

Tactix TV/Drew M. James

TECH Connection/Mark Saltzman /Bruno Marsala

THEATRE

(Selected Credits – Full list available upon request)

FANCY NANCY CHRISTMAS

THE SECRET LIFE OF RILEY K

PIGMAINIA

BEANSTALK

RED’S IN THE HOOD

JIGGIJUMP

ANNIE

BEAUTY & THE BEAST

INTO THE WOODS

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

THE WIZ

ROCKY HORROR

MAN OF LA MANCHA

Dad

Jamal, Mr. Williams, Grandpa

Woody, Wolf, Swing

The Giant

Tabby Lloyd

Chris

Rooster

Gaston

Cinderella’s Prince

Chad Danforth

Scarecrow

Rocky

Pedro

Electric Moon Theatre Company

Education Arts/Ali Richardson

All Together Now Entertainment/Lynne Lurie

All Together Now Entertainment/Lynne Lurie

All Together Now Entertainment/Lynne Lurie

All Together Now Entertainment/David Gershon

CYP/Wayne Davis

Unionville Theatre/David Bertram

MYT/Brian Lee

CYP/Wayne Davis

CYP/Wayne Davis

MYT/Jeff Jones

MYT/Jenny Everson

TRAINING

RCDS Stunts

On Camera Auditions

Unarmed Combat on Camera

Special Weapons and Tactics for the Actor

FDC Advanced Actor Combatant

RCDS/Ilan Rosenberg

Pro Actors Lab/Jeff Clarke

Rapier Wit/Casey Hudecki, Kevin Robinson

Rapier Wit/Daniel Levinson, Kevin Robinson, Shawn Hamilton
Rapier Wit/Daniel Levinson, Mike Hudecki, Simon Fon, Louisa

SPECIAL SKILLS

Fitness:

Martial Arts:

Weapons:

Dance:

Music:

Technology:

Secondary Languages:

 

Certifications:

Trampoline Acrobatics, Scuba Diving, Snowboarding, Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Soccer, Baseball

Level 4 Instructor Commando Krav Maga, also skilled in Boxing, Capoeira, Kali, Muay Thai

Rapier & Dagger, Small Sword, Long Sword, Single Sword, Staff, Kali Sticks, Karambit, Knife, Various Guns

Hip Hop, Popping & Locking, Salsa, East Coast Swing, Theatrical

Singer (Baritone), Basic Violin, Basic Piano

Videographer, Video Editor, Web Designer, Photographer, Photo Post Production, Motion Graphic Artist

Intermediate Level: Spanish, Jamaican Patois

Beginner Level: Farsi, Urdu, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Italian, French, Portuguese

OACP Certificate, CPR & First Aid Level C, G-Class Drivers License, Ontario Security Guard License,

PADI Scuba Diver Certification, Firearms License Possession & Acquisition, Advanced Actor Combatant

The Walk to Fight Arthritis

The Walk to Fight Arthritis is The Arthritis Society’s marquee fund-raising event.  The Walk unites those who wish to raise awareness and funds for research to end the pain of arthritis in communities across the country,  and improve the lives of those living with arthritis.

 

The Arthritis Society in Toronto does the Walk to Fight Arthritis every year, and Chris has been there for years now helping out as a team leader, route marshal, and anything else they might need.

Yellow Brick House

Yellow Brick House is about empowering women and children to rebuild their lives giving a voice to the untold stories of violence in our community, raising awareness about the need for change, and moving our community forward to end of violence against women and kids.

 

Chris James is very passionate about ending violence against women, and doing what he can to assist anyone that needs help rebuilding their lives. Whether it's making deliveries, sorting through donations, or organizing fund-raisers to help fund Yellow Brick House and its initiatives.

Boys & Girls West Scarborough

The Boys and Girls Club of West Scarborough is a leading provider of programs and services that have supported the healthy physical, emotional, educational and social development of over 5,600 children and youth since 1956. The Club, through, its main site and satellite locations, provide safe, secure, and fun environments where youth experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop skills and confidence for life.

 

Chris James has been working with the youth council. He has been able to mentor teens and broaden their horizons for the future. Whether it was training them in some self-defence, helping them look ahead to the future with his career projects, or helping them become more community minded with their various charity and volunteer field trips, the teens he has worked with are able to look towards the future in a new light.

Self Defense in Women's Shelters

A few years ago, Chris and some like minded volunteers decided to start teaching self defense to those that needed it most. They engaged several shelters including North York Women's Shelter, Ernistine's, 360 Kids/Pathways, and others, and started offering free self defense seminars.

Self defense has not only been a team building experience for the clients involved, but has also been instrumental in rebuilding self confidence.

RCDS Free Women's Self Defense Seminar

After we started teaching self defense for restorative purposes in the shelters, we decided to take a more proactive approach and started teaching free women's self defense at various locations around Toronto. For Chris and his volunteers, it feels incredibly rewarding to be teaching the skills and psychology of self defense.

 

To find out when the next free women's self defense day is, click the picture and come on out to learn some easy and fun self defense.