HATCHERS Just Breathe

HATCHERS Just Breathe

5.0 (2)
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

My name is Roy Lee Hatcher. My desire is to help everyone interested in adding life to their years and willing to do the work necessary to make it happen. At HATCHERS Our unique training method follows the principles of economical natural movement, breathing and posture to create a weaponized body capable of inflicting serious damage at will. It was created to be intuitively learned by men and women and trains calmness of the mind and freedom of the body. Specifically developed for high-levels of stress and working under pressure. Our students are from all walks of life. We give a free class to anyone interested in trying out our services!

Roy Lee Hatcher


HATCHERS Just Breathe

"A Quantum Shift In Personal Protection Training!"

7945 North Tryon Street STE 104

Charlotte, NC, 28262


Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Certified Continuing Education Instructor since 2014

Certified Russian Martial Arts Instructor since 2010

Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist since 2003

US Air Force Veteran since 1999

The thing I enjoy the most about teaching is that I get to learn something twice! I'm forever a student and I love learning, and i hope if you're considering training at HATCHERS, you feel the same!

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Charlotte, NC 28262
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2 Reviews


  • Tyler Vick

    I had heard of Roy before Id ever met him, after an incident outside of a bar had led to a rumor that this guy must be a stunt man based off the way he had handled himself. Weeks later I happened to work with Roy at an event and I remember landing a very, very, cheap shot (I don't even think we were doing a striking drill at the time), and Roy just smiled, nodded appreciatively and said, "nice." Several years later, I still go to Roy to train. I've traveled internationally, I've studied about five different arts, I've met with both pedagogues and morons. When I want to know if what I'm doing works, or I need to test myself just a little bit harder, I go to Roy. Everyone always wants to know, 'well have you ever used it?' and of course the answer is 'yes' but they're not usually asking the right questions. In addition to the combatives aspect, some of the most important and long lasting lessons that I learned from Roy were about self maintenance, primarily spinal care and joint mobility. If you want to learn an effective martial art, go to Roy. If you've got an ego and maybe it needs to be checked, go to Roy. If you want to try something you've never tried before, go to Roy.

  • Joseph Howard

    Roy is a highly experienced and dedicated Systema instructor. He's professional and keeps classes interesting and challenging. Plus, you will learn so much about self-defense, improving your health, dealing with stress and growing yourself as a better person. Highly recommended!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Every student is a priority to me so I take my time getting to know each student starting with the name. I also like to know why a student has come to me. Once I have an understanding of a students desired results from training with me I can better develop thier training plan. This gets even more detailed if we are doing private lessons. All new and existing students review the basics it every class. The basics are the foundational principles of our martial way and are the pillars of are trainings success. Each class is taught in progressive phases with each phase building on top of the previous and ending with a review. Each class is hands on and interactive with related questions welcomed during training. Topics of training can include: knife use, knife throwing, knife defense, empty hand defense, using improvised weapons, multiple attacker defense, and much much more. The Core Focus for ALL training sessions is calming of the mind and body through breathing, economical movement, and good posture. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Certified Continuing Education Instructor since 2014

Certified Russian Martial Arts Instructor since 2010

Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist since 2003

US Air Force Veteran since 1999

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$119 Adult Monthly Membership 

$20 Adult Class Drop In

$69 Youth Monthly Membership (College Students Included)

$10 Youth Class Drop In

What types of students have you worked with?

I've trained different types of people from different walks of life from all over the world. I've helped people that wanted to feel safe when out late and night alone. I've trained people who were only concerned with self care. I've had students with learning challenges. I've trained men, women, and children from ages 3yrs - 93yrs since 2010. Martial arts were originally intended to be a lifestyle, not a hobby or a sport, and that is the way I teach it.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

If you're truly interested in training but are not sure of the instructor, ask for a free trial class and attend to get a feel for the teaching style and level of skill. I wouldn't rely on belt ranks or trophies to determine your instructor unless you are only interested in learning a competition style of martial art. Ask questions of the instructor that you feel are important to you. I would ask something that tells me if the instructor has actually had to use their training and to what end? 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Ask yourself why you're interested in this sort of training.

Are you planning on hurting someone?

Has someone offended you recently that you're seeking vengeance on? 

Training in a proficient combat martial art system will help you, but it may also bring you problems. However, if you can answer "No" to these 2 questions, and your answer is closer related to this; "I just want to be able to protect myself and my loved ones efficiently and live my life abundantly free of stress and worry". Training with me is perfect for you! 

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