Teen Self Defence Week

Get your kids active. Learn self defence. Improve confidence.

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build confidence & learn skills for life.

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get your kids active & moving.

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Expert Guidance to improve fitness.

self defence, confidence & fitness for teenagers

This week is designed by Sean and Paddy Headon, founders of the Headon Boxing Academy (HBA).

Paddy and Sean who attended St.Michael's College in Ballsbridge and went on to graduate from BESS in Trinity College Dublin started boxing themselves when they were in their early teens.

When they were introduced to boxing they soon saw for themselves the benefits it can have for their confidence, fitness, discipline, safety awareness and taught them many invaluable lessons about self defence.

The HBA have worked with a number of schools delivering self defence weeks over the last 5 years including St.Michael's College, Marian College and St.Killians to name a few.

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course content over 3 weeks

boxing training

It is important to note that this is a non-contact course. We will introduce all course participants to the fundamentals of boxing and improve their boxing skills over the week.

They will be coached by real boxers and learn the skill of boxing from a self defence aspect.

HBA Paddy and Sean Punching

Pictured Paddy & Sean Headon past pupils of St.Michael's College.

Fundamentals of bodyweight training

During the week the participants will learn how to correctly perform bodyweight exercise to increase strength and mobility.

These sessions are designed to get them sweating in a fun environment. They will be doing pushups, squats, box jumps and footwork drills aimed at improving eye hand coordination and agility.

HBA Stretching

Pictured Ethan Baxter past pupil of St. Gerards.

Guest Speakers

We believe this is the secret sauce of this course. Each day we invite a motivational guest speaker in for a Q & A talk.

Our guest speaks usually include a member of Garda Síochána, up and coming MMA star, health wellness coach & paralympian.

They cover a diverse range of topics including:

✅  Importance of exercise for your physical and mental health.
✅  Self defence advice and how to avoid conflict.
✅  Introduction to training & nutrition.
✅  How to overcome challenges and create a winning mindset.


what to expect?

The course is located on the grounds of Marian College in Ballsbridge over three weeks this summer.

Dates:
👉  Week 1 — July 4th - 8th
👉  Week 2 — August 2st - 5th
👉  Week 3 — August 8th - 11th

The course will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM over four days aimed at girls and boys aged 12 - 16. This course is limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

The cost of the camp is €150.  All equipment will be provided by the Headon Boxing Academy.

Have Questions? Speak to us

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this course involve contact?

Will the groups be mixed?

It's been a brilliant two years at HBA. If you haven't seen boxing gloves or even boxed before - 100% join and just give it a try.

Niamh O' Brien

I have done lots of classes before but nothing compares to a boxing workout. The workout and studios are amazing, I'm addicted!

Nessa Kilgallen

No class is the same, a good mix of exercises. Just go for a class - you won't look back! The coaches, pad work and atmosphere are my favourites.

Niamh Ruane

It's been a brilliant two years at HBA. If you haven't seen boxing gloves or even boxed before - 100% join and just give it a try.

Niamh O' Brien

HBA coaches are really nice, and their studios are welcoming, fun and social. It's really tough but also a very good workout.

Caragh O Brien

It's hard work without realising how hard you're working. I never boxed before joining HBA, I was addicted after my first time. Pad work is the best learning experience. I just love doing the classes, love coming in, learning and the social aspect of HBA.

John Diamond

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