Campers are exposed to two types of Self Defence during the camp, namely Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Krav Maga.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a very innovative modern martial art and is accepted as an extremely effective form of self-defence. It teaches a smaller person how to defend against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique.
Krav Maga is another world renowned self defence system used by military personnel, law enforcement, and men, women and children of all ages. It is used so extensively because it is easy to learn, simple to use and highly effective.
By the end of the week we hope all campers will have a greater appreciation and interest in the art of self-defence. A practical awareness of how to defend one’s self has been shown to increase a child’s self-esteem, confidence and discipline as well as developing coordination, balance and fitness.
Our Self-Defence Expert
Marcus has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the past 8 years. Marcus is Head Coach of the children's program at the East Coast Jiu Jitsu Academy, teaching over 100 children annually. During his career he has attained the rank of Blackbelt and has won the IBJJF European Champion at Purple Belt, 3 British Open titles and 6 Irish Open titles.
Our Self Defence Expert
Mark has trained in Krav Maga for the past 8 years and has been a Kids Krav Maga instructor for 3 years.
Mark runs South Dublin Krav Maga in Leopardstown where he teaches Mixed Adult Classes, Women Only Classes and Kids Krav Maga Classes
Mark is certified by the IKMF which is the largest Krav Maga organisation in the world.
WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL EXPERIENCE:
• Children learn a set of skills and tools which they can use to de-escalate physical and verbal conflict situations.
• Children learn a set of skills and tools to use in a situation where they have been unable to avoid a physical conflict situation.
• Children learn to recognise a potentially undesirable situation before it occurs.
• Children will feel a sense of empowerment (not foolhardy) in handling challenging situations.