How does Revat Compare to Other Martial Arts?


It doesn't. Beginning with the footwork, stance, body positioning and strikes all the way to generating power, Revat is unique and can compliment your martial art training. Revat is best after contact has been made and before the confrontation escalates.

In fact, with Revat a fight does not have to go to the ground. Revat practitioners are able to control a confrontation in close range by utilizing the specific NRP. That makes Revat a great addition for any martial artist without giving up the advantages of their styles.

We are aware that there are no secret movements and techniques. In fact, no matter what style, we all use the same movements. We punch with our arms and kick with our legs. The secret to Revat is not so much in what you do but how you do it.

Talk to a certified Revat instructor today and find out how Revat can help you live a healthy and happy life.

Here are some of the differences:




REVAT Traditional / Mixed Martial Arts


Combat Style


Flexible, relaxed, flow of movements Cramped, stiff, rigid
Difference of Style

Fighting Art

(works against the same style and other styles equally)

Fighting Sport

(works usually against the same style; might work against other style or might not)


Flexibility in wrist and shoulder; 

Theoretical aptitude is key

Superior muscle strength; Superior flexibility
Self-Defense Realistic self-defense for men & women through specific techniques, real life scenarios and systematic training

No real life or very limited self-defense for women and physically weaker people

(see "2 Rules of Self-Defense")


Number of Techniques


6 Principles "Hundreds" of techniques


Type of Movements


Techniques are free flowing and overlap each other Mechanical techniques; Movement patterns; Predetermined Combinations
Reaction Time

A minimum of only 0.1 seconds due to NRP

(One thinks a lot during learning but less during fighting)

A minimum of 0.745 seconds for the brain to react.

(One thinks less during training but has to think a lot during fighting)


Prefight Position


Upper body is relaxed, legs are strong Body often tense and under stress


Anticipation of Movements and Attacks


Movements are not anticipated Movements and/or attacks are anticipated

Attacks are detected safely through contact (tactile).

Deception is not possible because one reacts only through touch.

Visual; optical deception possible and common


Defensive Attitude


Through moving forward; controlled and appropriate Through block/counter; aggressive; offensive




Due to an endless flow of techniques and follow-through; Attacker has no time to recover and attack again Attacker can recover due to single movements/combinations by defender (including pauses)

Attitude towards Stress and Confrontation

(Fighting Style)

Emotionless; Relaxed; Controlled Often uncontrolled; highly emotional; screaming; high stress




Very mobile and flexible; Only two stances to learn Deep, wide, not flexible, not practical; Many stances to learn




Steps are short due to fighting in close range (natural footwork) Can be unnatural due to long and deep stances and steps


Body Movement


Use of opponent's energy (passive movement) Use of own energy (active movements)


Punching Power


Through the use of body power and understanding of body mechanics Limited; based on fitness level


Origin of Power


Body mechanics; Coordination Gathering strength by drawing back




Instructor can be touched (hands-on training) Often "half-god" in white Gi (can't be touched)

Only necessary movements

"Less is More!"

Unnecessary movements, time-consuming


Way of Movements


Direct, linear, straight forward  Detour, indirect




Borrows opponent's strength Use of own strength










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