The Hard Target Self Defence Academy has a vast range of media work under their belt. They have worked with the following media outlets:

TV3 IrelandAM
TV3 SaturdayAM
TV3 SundayAM
City Channel

National Radio
Radio 1 – The Ryan Tubridy Show
Newstalk – The Pat Kenny Show
Newstalk – Lunchtime with Dr. Ciara Kelly.

Local Radio

National Newspaper
The Irish Independent
The Sunday World
The Star

Local Newspaper
The Herald
North County Leader

The Garda Review
The Irish Fighter

Check out some their appearances & interviews below.

Aidan & Debbie Carroll were invited to speak on Newstalk’s Lunchtime Show with Dr. Ciara Kelly. The discussion was on Women’s Self Protection & Self Defence. Listen to the full interview here…/…/Ciara_learns_about_self_defence

Hard Target Self Defence welcomed Andrea Gilligan of The Pat Kenny show to its weekly women’s self defence class. Fantastic piece including comments from some of the ladies who attend weekly. Thank you Andrea for taking part in the class and experiencing first hand some techniques that may come in handy some day! Thank you to Newstalk for the opportunity. Listen back to the full interview. Click on the following link

Following on from our last Newstalk piece with Andrea Gilligan, we were absoluetly honoured and thrilled to accept an invitation to appear in studio with Pat Kenny on November 24th. Our Chief Instructor Aidan Carroll went along to discuss with Pat Kenny the subject of personal safety and self defence. Insightful interview with great tips and advice. Listen back now to the full interview here.

The Hard Target team were delighted to have been invited to TV3 studios, Dublin to appear on their Saturday:AM show. On Saturday July 9th, 2016, Aidan Carroll, Chief Instructor took presenters Laura Woods and Anna Daly through some self defence techniques specifically for women ie. protecting your personal space using ‘the fence’ technique, wrist grab release techniques and defending from hair-pull/choke from behind. This Saturday, July 16th will see Aidan, Albert, Riana (assist. instructors) and Emma (Kidz Kombat Hard Target student) appearing together focussing solely on defence techniques for children ie. secret password, release defence from bear hug and strong-V-weak body language. The final Saturday, July 23rd, both Aidan and Albert will take the viewers through self defence techniques for men ie. haymaker punch to the head defence technique as well as choke/knife defences. This was a great opportunity for the school and we are extremely grateful to TV3 for the opportunity. Watch video here

City Channel Clip Interview in studio
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