(3 mins from our previous location). Really looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Hard Target – The home of real-world
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.
Passionate About Self Defence
Ireland’s longest established Reality Based Self Defence School.
Saturday & Sunday, November 18th & 19th, 2023
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) 843 0673
or request a free call-back.
Our Latest News, Articles and Tips
Hard Target’s Aidan & Debbie Carroll discuss women’s self defence & self protection on Newstalk.
Thanks to Dr. Ciara Kelly and the Lunchtime Radio Show, over 80 Women arrived to take part in our FREE Women’s Workshop in June!!!!
It might sound counter intuitive, but a fight club at a gym in Co Dublin is offering a new course aimed at preventing people from engaging in violent altercations and making them streetwise.
“Know Fear”, a six-week non-physical self- defence course at Hard Target Self Defence Academy in Donabate, is for women and men. It combines role play with lectures on body language.
Participants are taught how to avoid dangerous individuals, nullify the effects of stress and say “no” confidently.
Many people take to the gym to practice techniques and lift weights in a bid to build a stronger physique. Whilst developing a faster punch and a chiselled six-pack, they often ignore the most important part of training; the mental workout. Of course, physical training is very important and beneficial; though never as important as building mental strength. Building a strong