Self Defense Classes

The quicker you recognize the threat, the more likely you will prevail.

Jim Cloutier teaches a self defense class to a man and a woman

All Revolution Real World Self Defense classes are taught by instructors with experience in real world defense situations. Students learn situational awareness and practice conflict de-escalation. Our classes address how to deal with verbal confrontations while also teaching ways to defend against a physical attack. By class completion, participants will have repeatedly used their newfound skills to assess danger, set boundaries, and respond effectively to verbal and physical aggression. Students always get the chance to use full-force techniques against a staff instructor donning specially designed protective gear.

Class objectives

  • Respond effectively to verbal and physical aggression (belligerent people)
  • Describe and demonstrate levels of awareness and condition readiness
  • Demonstrate how to set boundaries, and control and maintain the “reactionary gap”
  • Demonstrate defensive strikes against an assailant
  • Describe and demonstrate what to do following an attack

Kids Self Defense Classes

Our Kids Program concentrates on confidence, respect, discipline, focus, integrity, a heightened sense of awareness, the ability to diffuse a potentially dangerous situation, anti-bullying principles, and how to defend themselves in the event of an attack or abduction. The Kids Program is a belt-based system that allows each child to have clear, attainable goals with the ultimate reward of a Black Belt. We teach all this while also having fun. Our Kids program is offered from 4 years old to 15 years old.

Adult Self Defense Classes

The Adult Program is designed to challenge adults not only physically but also mentally. With a unique combination of cardio drills and real-world scenarios, our adults will learn to diffuse verbal and physical confrontation. Footwork, cardio, adrenaline drills, and basic skills are all a core part of the Revolution Self Defense System. As you progress through the system, you will learn a multitude of different strikes, kicks, and weapons defenses; including knife, bat, stick, and gun. The Adult Program will focus on a belt-based system with clear goals to reach each level.

Do you have Women’s Self Defense classes?

We do sometimes offer separate self defense classes for women, including private classes or group classes. However, for our regular class schedule men and women practice together as part of our Adult Program. There are a couple reasons for this. First of all, we teach the same self-defense principles and skills to men and women. In addition, it is important to practice these maneuvers in a real life scenario. Statistically speaking, it is more likely that a woman would be presented with a male assailant, so a coed training situation is a more effective form of preparation.

Self Defense Class Schedule

We offer kids classes for ages 4-7 and ages 8-15. For adults, our 101 Intro class is required before progressing to the regular Adult Self Defense Class.

We are always willing to discuss our class times as well as schedule private lessons if our schedule does not work out for you. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 865-200-4096. We look forward to seeing you and please keep in mind that your first class is ALWAYS free.