The Compound Martial Arts Studio Will Have its Grand Opening Event This Saturday, 5/4

The Compound, a local veteran-owned martial arts studio, is celebrating its Grand Opening on May 4, 2019 from 1-4pm, at 12210 Plum Orchard Drive, Suite 207, in Silver Spring. Next to the Target Shopping Center in Cherry Hill. The grand opening is free to the public and will feature an open house, food truck, kids’ activities, music, open mat and more!

The Compound is a martial arts school built on a foundation of self-defense and three key pillars – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MuayThai, and Military/Law Enforcement Combatives. Not only do they have classes for all ages and all levels, they also offer an extremely special after-school program and summer camp for ages 5-12 that focuses on teaching kids the importance of self-confidence, discipline, and perseverance. Their goal in these programs is to provide parents with a SAFE environment that is EFFECTIVE and AFFORDABLE for their child to reach his or her maximum potential!

“We are extremely excited to bring this martial arts studio into the community. We believe in the power of teamwork, self-discipline, and integrity to create positive change. Teaching kids how to empower themselves and help others around them to promote an anti-bullying environment is one of our main goals,” says owner Pow Srikachorn.

The Compound is a true American Dream story: Fueled by their passion for health and wellbeing, it was founded by two American military veterans, Pow Srikachorn, a first-generation Thai and Filipino-American and Pasha Palanker, a two time Purple Heart recipient and a naturalized citizen from Moldova. They both believe in hard work and possess a spirit of never, ever giving up. Their commitment to this country, along with their ability to overcome obstacles and to inspire perseverance in others really sets these two apart from so many others who find themselves in the fitness industry.

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Oak Chapel is excited that Priority Partners Managed Care Organization (PPMCO) in partnership with Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) have selected the Oak Chapel Hub as the location for the first mini-food pantry/mini library in Montgomery County. Please join us for the cupboard unveiling on Saturday, May 18th, at 10 AM (rain or shine). This is scheduled to be an outdoor event. If there is inclement weather, the event will be held in the multi-purpose room of the main church building (Hub distribution location). The cupboard will be fully stocked and ready for the community to take what they need and leave what they can. It is a privilege to be able to continue to serve the 20906 community.

Fighting food insecurity, feeding families.

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Movie being filmed in McLean, VA, needs your support

A local community movie is filming in our area in June and needs contributions!

Local actors, teens, teachers, housewives, and retired residences are trying to make this film happen but we need your help.

This is an educational short story about teens learning how to navigate when they don't feel accepted by their friends and what to do to find acceptance. Yet this film isn't just for teens. In your life have you ever felt like you weren't accepted??

Come be a part of the audience for this film! Invite your friends. Be a part of this film being produced right here in our area.

This is a social impact film that will show locally and internationally at film festivals in 2025 and also at colleges.

More information can be found here. DONATE TODAY:

This is a not-for-profit film and donations are tax-deductible.

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In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.


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