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  • Professional Team

    A professional team of experienced and qualified mentors

  • Professional Team

    We help students build confidence, get fit, develop skills and integrate with others

  • Corporate / Security

    We also provide a range of corporate / security professionals programmes

  • For Schools

    A range of self defence courses for schools

The leading name in personal safety awareness and self-defence training programmes for schools

Close Encounters is a self-defence training provider. We teach truly effective self-defence training techniques for members of the public.
We cater for all levels of fitness and ability from beginners to advanced.  Learning self-defence is not only a life skill but also a tool of empowerment. Be prepared; learn a skill today that may serve you well tomorrow.

We offer specialised self-defence courses that are tailor made to suit each class:

  • Students
  • Women
  • Corporate team building
  • Security guards

Our self-defence courses are open to everyone. No experience is necessary and there are no age limitations. For schools and businesses, all of our courses can be run at a time and a venue to suit you and you needs

If you wish to find out more about our services get in touch today for a breakdown of our programmes.


Close Encounters

  • Nationwide service
  • Solid reputation & Professionalism
  • Qualified & trained team
  • A range of courses & Programmes
  • Fully Insured and Certified
  • Al Equipment Provided
  • Classes for all ages



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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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Contact Us

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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