Schools Programme

Maynooth Taekwon-Do School teaches self-defence and awareness courses to groups of students at 2nd level. An introductory course can be delivered in a single day over a number of hours, or alternatively delivery can take place by means of shorter classes carried out over a number of weeks.

Regardless of the delivery method chosen, a large emphasis is placed on the awareness part of the programme, since is it through an increased level of awareness that conflict is most easily avoided. We look at the difference between social and asocial violence and the methods and tactics for dealing with each one. We examine the effects of adrenaline on the body and how the ‘adrenaline dump’, which occurs during a confrontation, can be controlled to allow the most effective and efficient protection techniques to be implemented against the attacker.

While every effort can be made to avoid confrontation it is not always possible, no matter how much awareness a person has. In such cases it may be necessary to use your body as a weapon against the correct and most appropriate targets on your attacker. We discuss these target areas, the tools to use against each one and the most effective way to strike. More advanced courses are also possible where we deal with attacks involving knives and other weapons commonly used on the street.

For more information about our Schools Programme please do not hesitate to contact us by email at or call us on 087 230 1578.