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4 Days Krav Maga Women's Self-Defence Weekend

Cara Creek Eco Lodge, Mondego, Fiais da Beira, Ervedal Da Beira, Coimbra District, 3405-077, Portugal

Self-Defence Course in the Serra da Estrela Mountains of Central Portugal

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 achieve a reliable understanding of common domestic and street defense. You will familiarize yourself with procedures and methods to benefit you and those around you in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Cara Creek Eco Lodge is a retreat venue and accommodation set in the foothills of the Serra da Estrela. Besides being naturally built on the River Seia, it is also functionally sustainable farm with pigs, goats, and chickens. They also have 4 friendly dogs and 1 cat on site.

Meet the instructors

Ashley & Fred
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Highlights

  • 3 nights accommodation in an Eco-Pod at the beautiful Cara Creek Eco Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • A comprehensive introduction to the course
  • 2-hour morning group session
  • One-to-one lesson with Fred
  • 90-minute evening group session
  • Intermittent stretches on river-front platform led by Ashley

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


4 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

You'll be staying at Cara Creek Eco Lodge which is directly on the banks of the River Seia among the foothills of the Serra da Estrela Mountains

The eco-pods are constructed from a wooden structure and canvas walls. They are every glamper's dream and are original designs. They are furnished with great quality mattresses. Each of the Pods have a detached but individual compost toilet and solar showers.

Available: 5 PRIVATE riverside Penta-Pods with decks on the river, and 4 SHARED Tetra-Pods (2 persons)

The Penta-Pods feature a private river front decks with glorious views

The Tetra-Pods is a magical shape and the simplest three-dimensional shape found recurring in nature. It reaches six meters in height to a star-gazing ceiling.

Program

Day 1 (Friday)

Friday evening, you will arrive at Cara Creek Eco Lodge by 4p.m. We'll have a family-style dinner, meet and greet as well as an evening stretch on a river-front platform. The intention of the stretch is to prepare your body and mind for the weekend ahead.

Day 2 (Saturday)

We'll begin at 8 a.m. 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 two-hour session in the morning and one 90-minute session in the evening.

Day 3 (Sunday)

There will be two group lessons - a two-hour morning session and a one-and-a-half-hour evening session. There will be a comprehensive briefing 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.

Day 4 (Monday)

  • We'll close the weekend with a morning stretch and delicious breakfast. You will be transported to the train station as needed (included in price)

Instructors

Ashley Murray

Fred Dickson

Location

The venue is located in Fiais da Beira, Oliveira do Hospital, Coimbra, in Central Portugal. It's nestled in the foothills of the Serra da Estrela Mountains, where the river Seia meets the River Mondego. Visit www.Caracreekecolodge.com for more information on the venue, and find us on both Instagram and Facebook @caracreekecolodge

Food

Wholesome, healthy, and nutritious meals will be served three times a day. The meals are specifically designed to nourish your body and prepare it for your training! Cara Creek Eco Lodge has a small garden for most of their veggies used in the kitchen, and fresh eggs daily.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

local tours

specialty smoothies

alcoholic beverages

Spa treatments

massage

shamanic drumming session

What's included

  • All group lessons
  • One-to-one lesson with Fred
  • 2 stretching sessions - one Friday evening and one Monday morning - with the professionally trained yoga instructor on site
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Meals during your stay at Cara Creek Eco Lodge
  • Use of paddle boards and mountain bikes during free time
  • Use of the facilities at Cara Creek Eco Lodge: a natural swimming pool, a wood-fired hot tub, a body-weight gym, a private river beach, a swimming creek with rock jump, a library with a selection of books to read in the hammocks around the property
  • Pick-up from the train station in Carregal do Sal

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrive by train to Carregal do Sal and Cara Creek Eco Lodge will arrange a free pick up

Arrival by bus from Coimbra, Porto and Coimbra to Oliveira do Hospital.

There is easy access by car as well

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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