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03/05/2019 YEAR 13 & 14 SELF DEFENCE 2019

As part of their PE lessons, Year 13 and 14 students take part in a six-week course in self defence run by Terry Geddis, who is the Chief Instructor of the Zanshin Shotokan Karate Club, which currently has 16 clubs throughout Northern Ireland. He is the official representative of the Karate Union of Great Britain for N.I. 

On completion of courses, all students receive a certificate of recognition and the top two students are awarded with trophies. Dennis Bondarenko Y13 and Oran Somers Y14 were awarded with the trophies for their commitment, enthusiasm, dedication and hard work during the six-week course.

In our ever-changing world we must fully prepare students for the situations that may arise and how to deal with these.  The students learned the Japanese art of self-defence as well as improving their fitness level, flexibility, stamina, good body awareness, discipline, co-ordination, endurance, willpower, determination and most of all self-control.