Self Defence for TY Students

Guru Liam is available for Transitional Year School Courses, throughout the school Year in all Areas of Dublin and surrounding Counties. Guru Liam has been teaching Transitional Year Students since 2001 and it has proven to be a very popular course amoung the Students in their TY Year and addition to their end of year portfolio. 

Some of the Schools, where we have run our Certified Silat Self Defence Classes.                  Belvedere College ~ Clongowes Wood College ~ Wesley College~ Celbridge Community College ~Jesus and Mary College Goatstown ~ Castleknock Community College ~ St. Benildus Stillorgen ~  Maryfield College  Drumcondra ~ St. Mary's College, Baldoyle ~ Blackrock College ~ Piper Hill College Naas ~ New Cross College, Finglas ~ Dominican College Drumcrondra ~St. Joesph of Cluny, Kiliney ~ Kilian's  German School, Roebuck ~ Killinarden Community College, Tallaght ~ Colaiste de Hide, Tallaght- The King's Hospital, Lucan, - Loreto College Beaufort, - St. Wolstans College, Celbridge, St.Colmcilles  College, Knocklyon.

Transitional Year Silat Self Defence Course                                                                                                                            The emphasis of this course is not to teach students how to fight, but, instead to give good practical and realistic training and advice on what a student can do to protect themselves, if they were to become a victim of crime. This is done by Firstly by teaching Awareness & Prevention to avoid attacks happening in first place. Secondly learning How to Escape and, learning the basic Self Defence Techniques, for most common form of attacks.                                                       

We also cover the emotional and practical realities of dealing with the aftermath of an attack.

At the end of each class we offer the students an opportunity for Questions and Answers, so we then can tailor the direction of the course to the needs of the students.

To help deal with the physical aspects, all students will get a cardio workout usually a mix of Pad Work, Stretching, Self Defence Drills, Breathing Exercises and Yoga Postures. The degree of cardio workout can be increased or decreased to fit in with the wishes of the class teacher.

This course can be divided into either 4, 6 or 8 weeks or longer programmes if required, or it can taught through a 4 Hour Workshop. The course can be personally tailored to an All Boy or All Girl Class or a Mixed Class and each lesson can be worked within the time limitations for each class, at each school.

Overview of the Core Subjects Covered                                                                                 - Self Defence Training, covering the 20 Most Common Attacks. - How to reduce, your chances of being a victim (from using the internet, ordering a taxi, to what side of the street you walk on, to the clothes you wear, to how you use your mobile etc.. these and others modern day aspects, can increase or decrease your chances of being a victim. - Basic Punches, Kicks and how to escape from common Grabs and Locks. - How to defend yourself, if you are Pushed to the Ground. - How to defend against a Knife Attack - Rape Defence, including how to stop aggressive Sexual Advances and Dealing with Aftermath. - Dealing with violence and anger - 6 step Plan. - What to do after an Attack. - Awareness and Prevention

Class Plans.

Warm up Exercises and Stretches / Cardiovascular Exercises using Pad Work / Demonstration of Techniques / Students Develop and Learn Technical and Practical Skills in Pairs / Cool Down and Breathing Exercises / Summary of Class Taught / Questions and Answers.

All Transitional Students who complete the Course will get a Certificate which is a great addition to the T.Y. Portfolio.


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