Following on from our last Newstalk piece with Andrea Gilligan, we were absoluetly honoured to accept an invitation to appear in studio with Pat Kenny on Nov. 24th. Our Chief Instructor Aidan Carroll went along to discuss with Pat Kenny the subject of personal safety & self defence. Full interview here.
1. Age? I am 16 years old.
2. How long have you been training in Hard Target? I have been doing self defence with hard target for 1 year.
3. Current Grade? My current grade is Yellow Belt, Stripe 1.
4. Favourite Technique and why? My favourite technique is the releases for all bear hugs. I really enjoy learning about how to get out of these attacks because,
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!
1. Age? I am 12 years old.
2. How long have you been training in Hard Target? I have been training for the last 4 years.
3. Current Grade? My grade is blue belt.
4. Favourite Technique and why? Americana is my favourite technique because it is very technical and effective.
5. What do you enjoy most about Self Defence training? Self defence teaches you
‘Team Building’ with a twist! Hard Target Self Defence have visited many businesses over the last year teaching self defence to staff as part of their wellbeing/team building programmes. Some of our most recent clients have been Trinity College, Novartis, The Irish Stock Exchange, Department of Finance, Yahoo, AON and many more. These sessions are a great way of bringing
1. Age? 21
2. How long have you been training in Hard Target? About 1 year.
The Hard Target team were delighted to have been invited to TV3 studios 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
Every person resident in the State is entitled to live in peace and to go about their business and other affairs in safety from threat and attack. Modern times have called for the introduction of legislation to outlaw the variety of assaults occurring daily in society.
How long have you been training in Hard Target? Just three years.
On Saturday May 28th, we had the tough task of grading our junior members. Each and everyone of them put so much hard work, sweat and the occasional tear into their training over the last year. They endured an incredible 4 hours of both practical grading combined with a written exam in our Kidz -Kombat® programme.
Luther Standing Bear was an Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Chief who, among a few rare others such as Charles Eastman, Black Elk and Gertrude Bonnin occupied the rift between the way of life of the Indigenous people of the Great Plains before, and during, the arrival and subsequent spread of the European pioneers.
I arrived recently at the Hard Target Self-Defence headquarters in Turvey, North Co. Dublin and began to go through my planner for the week ahead.
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As part of my TY work experience, I experienced the work of those at Hard Target Self Defence and Focus Fitness.
On Monday January 8th my week of work experience began.
I am sure many of you will be familiar with this quote. I heard it many years ago myself, but every day I get a deeper understanding of. It may seem like a simple play on words and yet when put into practice has unmeasurable power. “We can’t give away what we don’t have”.
My name is James Kirwan and I am a student in Hard Target School of self-defence. When I was fourteen, my life became very difficult. I started to spend days in bed, not eating and not talking to anyone. My parents decided to bring me to the doctor, and this lead to a period of six months where I was passed from doctor to doctor…
We are all familiar with the bona fide quotes…. “No Pain, No Gain”
No Growth in Comfort”. Wise words indeed, but do we really need to suffer to grow?
Hard Target founder Aidan Carroll was recently invited to the UK as a guest instructor on “The Fear Cure” Seminar. Anthony Somers (5th Dan) under Geoff Thompson kicked off the day with a brief introduction.
There are no short cuts. I realized many years ago that to achieve positive goals they must be built on a solid foundation of consistency. This is a major part of all my teachings. Small and often is the key.
Dublin Fire Brigade has 900 personnel. It’s hard to believe these hard working men and women would need training in breakaway techniques. There were numerous stories told of nasty situations that simply got in the way of what they were there to do – save lives and property from being destroyed.