Champions & Lil' Champs

Unshakable Confidence Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally


Hey there, my name is Alex Phillips, Owner, and Chief Instructor at Evolve Self-Defense & Krav Maga here in Boone, NC. At Evolve, our mission is to equip our community with the skills and resources to evolve physically and mentally through self-defense and fitness - developing happier, healthier, and better prepared individuals in an empowering and ego-free community. I'm glad to see that you're interested in our program!

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What Is Champions?

The Champions (8-13) and Lil Champs (3-7) programs teaches kids effective, real life self-defense training to protect not only themselves, but others. It imparts confidence and knowledge to identify, de-escalate and/or deal with combative or predatory scenarios.

Champions works with you to build your child's character. We focus on who these kids will be, not just what they can do. Advancing through our program means they are setting and reaching important goals for family, school and fitness, as well as crucial defense skills.

We accomplish all this through creative instruction, exercises, scenario drills...and lots of fun! Kids of all personalities have a blast and will be exhausted!


What Will We Teach Your Child?

Your child will learn the responsible use of defense and force if and when life requires it. Principles are adapted specifically for the common dangers children face in bullying/fighting/predator scenarios. They will learn to strike with their hands, elbows, feet, and knees. They will learn to bite, scratch, gouge, or do whatever it takes to escape a threat to their safety. They learn situational awareness to deal with scenarios BEFORE the real danger. They learn techniques to escape specific attacks.

We equip them physically, emotionally and psychologically to "be ready."


We Develop Character

You'll find that Krav is addictive! Kids love attending classes, and it motivates them throughout the week. Our time with them is a huge opportunity to teach kids the importance of honesty, respect, caring for others, etc in a venue where they are paying attention, and get rewarded with games and fun drills. They are focused and ready to hear what we have to say.  We communicate character principles through "mat chats" during class. We focus on a new attribute each week, and kids participate in a quick discussion on each topic.


What Is Krav Maga?

It's the official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces. It's known for being the quickest way to end a fight. It emphasizes the assumption that one will be fighting at a disadvantage (stronger, more skilled attacker), dealing with multiple attackers, and fighting under extreme stress. Scenarios involving confrontation and even the potential for violence create unique physical and emotional states that can only be prepared for with training. We often refer to this as the "On Switch" and it is trained regularly in our program.

Parents should know, however, that though self defense training is ultimately a serious pursuit, your child will be learning in an EXTREMELY fun, supportive, encouraging environment. They will be making friends, getting fit, and having a blast!


Three Keys To Beat Bullying

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Equip The Victim

A confident child is a strong child. In the Champion's Krav Maga program, your child will be empowered with an unshakable confidence. Champions will learn how to avoid and de-escalate dangerous situations using verbal strategies, as well as self-defense techniques to keep them safe if they are physically attacked. 

Equip The Bully

At Evolve, we believe that bullies are created, not born. Somewhere in their life, every bully learns that the way to raise their social status is to use a power advantage to hurt and abuse others verbally or physically. Most often, kids learn this behavior from peers, parents, siblings, or the media. Through champions, we aim to re-educate kids on the proper use of power through discipline, respect, positive role modeling, and encouragement. Instead of using their power to abuse others, they will learn that they can use it to help others and gain even greater affirmation from peers and family.

Equip The Crowd

The greatest way to end verbal and physical bullying in schools is to equip the crowd and make intervention the social norm. Almost all kids agree that bullying is bad and should be stopped, yet a whole crowd will gather around a physically or verbally abusive situation without helping. Through Champions, we teach kids to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves and speak out against abuse, showing the bully that what they are doing is wrong. Take away the social affirmation that a bully gains from his actions, and much of the violent behavior diminishes. 


Champions Schedule

  • Monday

    • 5:45pm - 6:30pm: Champions Defenders (8-13)

  • Wednesday

    • 5:45pm - 6:30pm: Champions Defenders (8-13)

Lil' Champs Schedule

  • Lil Champs Spring season is over. Fall season will start in August, use the form below to sign up or ask a question!

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Thank you for connecting with us, feel free to get in touch with any questions or concerns. We hope to see you soon!