UPDATE: BACK OPEN AUG/SEPT 2021.
WE ARE RELOCATING TO BLAKES CROSS NORTH COUNTY DUBLIN
(3 mins from our previous location). Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Hard Target Academy -The home of real world self-defence.
Learn how to protect yourself and get home safe with Hard Target Self-Defence lessons. Train for real world situations in a safe enjoyable environment.
Gift Vouchers to suit ever pocket starting from €10 – simply choose your amount, download and print off or email your voucher!
We donate €1 to charity from every voucher sold.
Passionate About Self Defence
Ireland’s longest established Reality Based Self Defence School.
The Hard Target System brings together many different systems, such as Krav Maga, Kick boxing, Real Combat, grappling and ground-fighting- but our primary objective is to teach REAL self defence.
We don’t train for sport or competition, what we teach are simple techniques that have been completely pressure tested to work for everyone in today’s world.
Understanding body language before conflict
Protecting your personal space
Release from chokes & strangles
The Fence (protecting your personal space)
Defence against knife hold ups
Knowing when and how to strike
Self Defence and the Law in Ireland
Corporate & Employee Self Defence
Call us touch today on (01) 813 2696
or request a free call-back.
Our Latest News, Articles and Tips
Hard Target Self Defence were delighted to have been recently invited out to Mastercard Ireland in Leopardstown to discuss with staff the topic of personal safety. Some of what was discussed:
The Colour Codes of Awareness; what colour code are you in?
White: completely switched off to your surroundings ie. walking & talking on phone, walking & texting on phone, earphones in, head down etc. etc.
Last year while making her way to work at 8 am in the morning, a young woman fell victim to an unprovoked attack on Dublin’s Grafton Street. One startling comment she made following the assault was her surprise at how many people rushed past her pretending not to notice what was happening! It took a couple of minutes before a guy finally stepped in to assist her.
Hard Target Self Defence Features in the Irish Fighter Magazine June 2018