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Phone: 086 400 4784


Lucy – Carlow

"We organised a self-defence course with Ken as part of our team building exercises at work and it was of great benefit to the team as a whole but many found it very informative for their own personal lives also. We will be organising another one in due course."

Max - Gorey

"As a TY student I found the self-defence course to be a great release and I feel I gained a lot of information from them, I would recommend to all student including males."

Una - TY Coordinator FCJ Bunclody

"Close Encounters provided our school with a great introduction to self defence, students really enjoyed the workshop. Very professional instructors, we would highly recommend this course to all schools."

Mike Quinlan - TY Coordinator Gorey Community School

"Self defence with Ken and Eamonn is one of the most popular wrkshops in our TY Programme at Gorey Community School. A very interactive, engaging, practical and fun learnng experience. "

Tata Victoria Ryan - TY Coordinator

"Our TY Students found the self defence workshop very informative, enjoyable and worthwhile with all agreeing to have acquired a better ability in self-protection."

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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.

Ken Canavan - Close Encounters Ireland

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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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