Adult Classes

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Do you know what to do in a violent confrontation?  Could you protect yourself against two or more attackers, or an attacker with a weapon?  We can teach you this, and much more, at Lexington Systema.

We deliberately keep our class sizes small so you will receive plenty of individual attention from the instructor.  We are a practical, reality-minded school; you won’t see any uniforms, belts, or rigid formalities.  We strive to teach only the best in real-world tested strategies for self-defense and fighting.  You will learn to stay calm and relaxed under the stress of a fight, and to respond with natural, effective movement, minimizing your risk of injury while resolving the situation.  If you want to learn to protect yourself and your loved ones from the realities of violence in our world, Lexington Systema is the place for you!

Beginners are welcome to start at any time, there is no specific beginners class.   You do not need to have any prior martial arts experience to train with us, and no particular level of fitness is needed.  Visitors and observers are always welcome!

We teach a wide range of self-defense topics, including:

  • Hand-to-hand defense.
  • Defense against traditional weapons such as knives and guns.
  • Defense against and the use of improvised weapons.
  • Ground fighting, and how to fall and roll safely on all surfaces.
  • Escapes from holds and grabs.
  • Defense against multiple attackers.
  • Defending yourself in everyday situations, such as in your car or in confined spaces.
  • The psychology of violent attacks.
  • Skills to remain calm in intensely stressful situations.

Adult classes at Lexington Systema are open to adults and teens ages 13 and up.  Adult classes run continuously throughout the year at 60 Cloverleaf Ln, Lexington, Va, 24450.  Our current schedule is:

  • Wednesday evenings from 7-9
  • Saturday afternoons from 1-3

Any schedule changes will be posted on our facebook group at .  We also offer regular women’s and kids’ self-defense classes, please see the links to the right for more information on these classes.

We are currently offering a spring promotional discount!  This certificate costs $30 and is good for two months of teen/adult classes at Lexington Systema.  One per person, but you can use more than one per family.  To purchase the certificate, click here!

If you would like more information about Systema and training at Lexington Systema, we encourage you to contact us through the contact link on the right, by email at  You may also find it helpful to visit the related articles listed below.

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