Sport Ireland Organises Women’s Self-Defence Classes

A 6-week resilience-building program for women has been introduced by the South Dublin County Sport Partnership.

This program with the help of proven psychological techniques aims to educate women on how to develop a healthy mindset to manage anxiety, cope with life’s pressure and build confidence. In addition, it will teach potentially life-saving self-defense techniques. The combination of this dual approach is expected to increase the participant’s confidence in their mind and body.

These classes are being introduced due to the increase in the percentage of online bullying and the pressures of social media as well as due to the physical threat of violence against young people becoming more common in Ireland.

The classes are being taken by Lorna Lawless and Jaqueline Almeida. Lorna Lawless is a Coaching Psychologist and creator of Next Level Coaching. She has worked as a mindset coach in SBG Ireland and is currently researching women’s mental toughness through using combat sports.

Jaqueline Almeida is the founder and main coach of Ladies Self-Defence and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) classes at SBG Ireland HQ. Through this training, she teaches clients to physically defend themselves and to build confidence whilst also improving their overall health both physically and mentally.

To know more about these classes, click on the link below.

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