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Phone: 086 400 4784


At Close Encounters our classes are fun and exciting, with a great balance of challenging and intuitive modules along with balanced and practical martial arts training and self defence techniques.​

 Our Self-Defence Courses Cover:

  • Understanding body language before conflict
  • Protecting your personal space
  • Pre-emptive strikes
  • 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

The content of our courses are designed to provide you with a new set of life skills that can be used alone or built on over time. Call us today for more information.


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Our Team

Self Defense Courses IrelandOur team at Close Encounters Self Defence is made up of qualified and certified instructors that have extensive backgrounds in self-defence. All of our instructors are garda vetted for work in schools and with children.

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Our Commitment

We take pride in offering the very best in our training courses and our aim to to ensure all participants come out feeling more confident, helathier and assured. No matter what age we can provide a customer course suited to you.

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Get in touch with Close Encounters today for more information about our services. We provide a nationwide service and cater for schools, groups, business's and classes of any size:

Ken: 086 400 4784 / Eamon: 086 813 4751

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