About Virginia Self-Defense & Fitness

Phil Kennedy PhotoVirginia Self-Defense and Fitness relocated to Tappahannock Virginia in 2018 after 8 years in Staunton Virginia. Since our move we have discontinued our regular weekly classes primarly focusing on women’s self-defense seminars. Other training is still available and can be arranged as a group seminar. The list of seminars includes:

Women’s Self-Defense
Gun Defense
Knife Defense
Ground Survival & Striking

Virginia Self-Defense and Fitness provides their clients a certified instructor with first aid training, insurance and professional training equipment to ensure top quality instruction and training for all level of students.

Although Mr. Kennedy has training in a variety of martial arts including karate, aikido, escrima and Kali, his classes and seminars are primarily structured around Krav Maga because of the simplicity and effectiveness of this reality-based system. Avoiding conflict is always top priority, however sometimes conflict is unavoidable.

The most rewarding feedback Mr. Kennedy received was from a law enforcement officer who was able to disarm an attacker with a knife without injury to himself or the offender.

What Others Have to Say

“I have found CKM to be an easy to use and effective self-defense method that has blended well with my former Marine Corps training. Phil Kennedy is an instructor who makes the techniques easy to understand and enjoyable to learn.”

– John Dale Gardner, former Sgt. USMC and author of Combat Devotions

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