For locals you may be interested in our Non-Residential Package of one of our Self-Defence Weekends with Fred Dickson.
We'll have TWO "taster" classes this Saturday (June 8th):
18:30 - 19:30 for women, followed by a class starting at about
19:30 - 20:30 for men...
These classes will be an introduction on the types of things you would learn and do by signing up for one of our Self-Defence Weekends.
Price for Taster class - €5
Contact us here or at +351965162534 for questions, and to sign up.
Our first Men's Self-Defence Weekend will be from Friday (evening) June 21st-Monday (morning) June 24th. We still have a couple of more spots to fill for this weekend of learning practical self-defence with Fred, a Krav Maga practitioner and professional self-defence instructor.
July 5-8th, there will be a Women's Self-Defence Weekend
If you cannot make the weekends that are coming up, not to stress... Fred lives in Porto, so will be coming up to Cara Creek Eco Lodge regularly to hold these weekend long courses.
More about the Self-Defence Weekends.....
The weekend courses include 7 hours total of group lessons over Saturday and Sunday, as well as 1 one hour private lesson with Fred Dickson.
During your free time, enjoy all that Cara Creek Eco Lodge has to offer including their natural swimming pool, private river beach, swimming creek with a rock jump, paddle boards, mountain bikes and much more!
Fred is originally from Northern Ireland but now lives in Porto, Portugal with his wife and dog. He began learning his skills during his time in the military, and has continued self-defence practices since. He is a long-time Krav Maga Practitioner and Professional self-defence instructor.
What you can Expect for the Weekend:
*During this course you can expect to walk away with the techniques to calmly and safely control any situation while building awareness and promoting self-confidence.
This course will help you to efficiently achieve a reliable understanding of common domestic and street defence.
You will familiarise yourself with procedures and methods to benefit you and those around you in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Our capacity for this course is 8 people to maintain an optimal student to instructor ratio of 1;8.
*dinner on Friday evening, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on both Saturday and Sunday, and Breakfast on Monday before your check out.
*Meals are made from local and organic produce and will properly nourish your body for the lessons.
Friday evening you will arrive to Cara Creek Eco Lodge by 5pm. We will have a family-style dinner, meet and greet as well as an evening stretch on our river-front platform. The intention of the stretch is to prepare your body and mind for the weekend ahead.
Saturday - We will begin at 8am with a comprehensive introduction to the course. Fred will cover all aspects in detail so that everyone begins on the same page. There will be two group sessions, one 2 hour session in the morning and one 1 1/2 hour session in the evening.
Sunday - There will again be two group lessons - a 2 hour morning session and 1 1/2 hour evening session. There will be a comprehensive debrief to wrap up the self-defence course after the last evening session
During both Saturday and Sunday, in between the group classes, you will have your scheduled one-to-one lesson with Fred.
*Monday is OPTIONAL for non-residential students.
Monday - We will close the weekend with a morning stretch beginning at 8am, followed by a delicious breakfast.