Be Confident. Be Prepared. Be Healthy.

Hey there, my name is Alex Phillips, Owner, and Chief Instructor at Evolve Self-Defense & Krav Maga here in Boone, NC. Evolve is a school devoted to helping our community live in confidencestrength, and peace, knowing that they are prepared for whatever life brings them. I'm glad to see that you're interested in our program!

See If Evolve Is Right For You!

Are you interested in seeing if Evolve is right for you? We are offering a 3 class trial for only $15 (a $30 value!). These three classes allow you to get a feel of what the classes and community at Evolve are like and if it fits well with your personal needs. To try a class with Evolve, click "Start Trial"



Level One

Level One classes are fun, informative, challenging, and open to all skill and experience levels. Level One classes teach striking, situational awareness, movement, as well as defenses against various chokes, holds, strikes, and more.

Mixed Level

Mixed Level classes will cover techniques from levels One, Two, Three, and occasionally higher. Open to all skill and experience levels. 

Level Two

Level Two classes are for students who have worked their way through Level One and completed a Level One Test. Level Two classes are more physically and technically demanding than Level One and work on techniques such as bear hugs and advanced striking, as well as introducing broader subjects such as sparring and multiple attacker fighting. 

Mitt Fitness

(Open to all levels!) Mitt-Fitness will focus on getting great at proven fighting combos and skills using mitts and Muay Thai pads, with brief intervals of core strengthening and fitness work. You can always modify your training experience to the level you like! Bag gloves of 12-16 oz, or MMA gloves are required and shin guards recommended. Gear is available at Evolve.


Urban Dynamics

A dynamic drill-based class where students will be put into a scenario, based on real events. We'll repeatedly dive into a scenario with different elements added and removed in order to create various levels of training for the students (technical, stress, failure/success, habit-forming, and so on). The class will have an open-dialog during key moments to discuss the pros and cons of taking particular action during a stressful event. Our world is full of dangers and with the rising tensions around the world, we feel it is important to openly discuss and train ourselves to be Urban Watchdogs; aiming to live our lives in spite of the fear others attempt to instill. Our principle is simple "Amat Victoria Curam" - Victory loves preparation.

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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!