§ 15.2-912.1

Regulation of martial arts instruction

A. The Cities of Chesapeake and Norfolk may by ordinance require any person who operates a business providing martial arts instruction to have at the site where instruction is taking place a person who has current certification or, within the last two years, has received training in emergency first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.Any person who violates such an ordinance may be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $ 50 for the first violation and $ 100 for any subsequent violation.

B. As used in this section, “martial arts instruction” means any course of instruction for self defense, such as judo or karate.


1998, c. 583; 2007, c. 813.


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