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  • Give your child the gift of confidence and bully proof them today!

    Bullyproof your child today! Anyone who has any experience with bullying will tell you that it’s not as simple as being pushed around. Especially with the advent of remote learning, social media, and cyber-bullying, it’s become clearer than ever that bullying is about being made to feel fear. Bullies don’t just hurt us physically, they can make us feel small, weak, and generally negative about who we are. That’s why it’s always our suggestion that kids who have struggled with bullying learn mixed martial arts. If it were just about learning how to not get pushed around by someone bigger, that would be enough, but the same way that the real pain of bullying is ....

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  • The importance or jiujitsu in the sport of MMA.

    The past few years have seen an absolute explosion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, both in BJJ’s mass appeal, and the prevalence of BJJ gyms. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skill has proven to be an absolute necessity in mixed martial arts competition, and even people who seem like they would otherwise have nothing to do with MMA are hopping on the train. And yet, even as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grows, it still has yet to completely shed its reputations as a traditional, esoteric martial art, and as a violent, brutal form of prize fighting. So where’s the popularity coming from? It’s important for us here at Evolution MMA to transcend the stereotypes, because we believe there’s not a ....

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  • There is some misunderstanding about the term "MMA".

    We get a lot of calls here at Evolution MMA, but one of the most common has to be, “What kind of MMA/Mixed Martial arts do you teach,” or even, “Do you teach UFC?”(the UFC is a promotion for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts). They’ll wonder how we stack up to traditional martial arts like karate, tae kwon do, or aikido. Why choose our school over those? There is a lot of misunderstanding about the art of MMA, much of which is understandable! MMA is a relative newcomer compared to other traditional martial arts, combining everything from boxing to muay thai, from wrestling to judo, so it’s understandable when people ask: What is Mixed Martial Arts? What ....

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  • Get started on your MMA training goals today!

    If you’ve ever watched an MMA match, the elite athleticism of the fighters involved probably crossed your mind. Fighting for 30 seconds can be a real challenge for untrained people, so fighting for 25 minutes might seem near impossible. But there’s a truth that we at Evolution MMA hold close to our hearts: Everyone is a beginner at some point, and that means you shouldn’t have to be in championship shape to start learning. Good mixed martial arts isn’t just drilling technique, the same way that good mixed martial arts isn’t just cardio conditioning. Good MMA training does both. Here at Evolution, we train pro fighters, adults and kids who’ve never been in ....

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  • Don't cancel your fitness goals over the holidays.

    Make sure to keep up your workout routine through the holidays. We all know that person who has abs in July and flabs come January. Maybe you’ve even been that person! The truth is, it’s a pretty common cycle to go through. The Holidays roll around and everyone we know is cooking the best food they can in buffet quantities. It’s easy for even dedicated fitness junkies to lose track. But, common as it may be, it’s avoidable with the right planning and routine. Don’t believe us? Take a moment to think about it— if you’re slipping from your summer gains, it’s rarely just diet. Holidays bring more than food! They bring stress too, between visits, ....

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  • The truth about Kickboxing.

    There’s a lot of self-defense bunk out there, and we’d like to help you cut through the nonsense and tell you the facts about our kickboxing classes. Maybe you’ve heard that the ideal self-defense martial art is Aikido, or maybe you’ve heard it’s Tai Chi. There’s, of course, a lot of appeal in these yoga-adjacent martial arts and the way that they talk about balance, rhythm, force, and mindset, but the truth is that there’s not an athletic pursuit on Earth that won’t talk about those. Maybe you think boxing or MMA kickboxing is too forceful and not for you, but we’re going to let you in on a secret: Any martial art worth its time is ....

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  • Ever thought about trying out Jiu Jitsu?

    Have you ever considered training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? If not, now might be the time. While Jiu Jitsu sometimes lacks the spectacle and raw athletic benefit of striking, there’s a reason that it’s become the most popular martial art in recent years, and it’s not just due to its association with elite-level mixed martial artists. Jiu Jitsu is, without equal, the most utilitarian, bang-for-your-buck martial art you can train, with a wider set of benefits than you can expect from most physical activities. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been described by some as a full-body chess match, or a debate in a language that uses the body to speak. Descended from Judo, “The Gentle ....

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  • Evolution MMA has a program just for you.

    Fitness doesn’t look the same for everybody! Other fitness specialists and MMA gyms might be happy to prescribe a one-size-fits-all plan for their customers, but at Evolution MMA, we know that individuals aren’t one-size-fits-all. We believe that if you’ve got fitness goals, then you’re the expert in reaching them­—all people like us do is provide the tools. That’s why we center our cardio, weight loss, self-defense, and competition classes around mixed martial arts, because it’s the most versatile mode of fitness you can find anywhere. The sport of MMA is as multifaceted as it can get. Dutch-school kickboxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, Wrestling, ....

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  • Martial Arts Saved My Life.

    Martial arts has changed many lives, and it can change yours. We’ve been training Mixed Martial Arts for a long time. If there’s one story you’ll hear again and again in this industry, it’s this: “Martial Arts saved my life.” Everybody knows somebody for whom this is true, whether because it built their confidence, or just because it was something to do that wasn’t getting in trouble. When you’ve been a professional in this MMA field for long enough, you notice patterns, and what we see is that when kids are exposed to martial arts, they turn out for the better. In addition to the wide set of benefits that are conferred by regular physical ....

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  • Gain confidence through MMA.

    A lot of people ask us what mixed martial arts can do for them. They’re not interested in competing, they stay plenty fit with the gym, and they feel secure in their current self-defense capabilities. So why mixed martial arts? Don’t get us wrong—a membership with Evolution MMA can definitely get you all of those things. There aren’t many workouts more efficient than kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is in many ways like learning a whole new language. It’s a complete workout for your body and mind, a place to meet people and make friends, and some peace of mind should you ever have a violent encounter. But what if you’ve got all that covered? When ....

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  • Keep kids healthy and active with our Kids MMA program.

    It’s a rough time for getting kids active but our MMA program for kids can help. Apps send pings and buzzes designed to satisfy, and content is delivered so that you only ever crave more. The research is still pending on what the effects of so much addiction-creating screen time can have on kids’ development, but the cost of too little physical activity is crystal clear. While adults need a minimum of two-and-a-half hours of walking per week, kids between 5 and 18 need at least a full hour of vigorous exercise, every day. Less than this is linked to weaker bones, hyperactivity, and increased risk of heart problems throughout adulthood. MMA is a fun way for kids to stay healthy ....

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  • Monday is not waiting on you so, don't wait on it.

    Stop waiting on Monday to start your MMA or fitness journey. Here at Evolution, we work with complete beginners, championship fighters, and everything in between. We’ve seen all that there is to see in an MMA gym, from kids who grow a lifelong love for Jiu Jitsu, to couch potatoes who burn off 150 pounds, to regular office workers that grind and grit their way to victory in a ring. Everybody walks into the gym for the first time with something different in mind, and no two people have identical paths to success. But there’s one thing that every single person who’s come to us and left with what they wanted had in common: They. Got. Started. Everybody who we have ever ....

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  • Don't let friends hold you back from your goals.

    Have you ever been frustrated with your gym buddy? Training alone can be tough, whether it’s just lifting weights or trying out a whole new gym, so we get it, it’s good to have a friend around, even if they flake out sometimes. But it can really get on your nerves sometimes, can’t it? Over the years we’ve been operating, we’ve learned that one of the biggest things holding people back from training mixed martial arts is intimidation. It’s scary to head to an MMA gym as newbie, not knowing how the routines work or what’s expected of you, so maybe you’ve been hoping to come with your friend, but, no shade on them, they just keep flaking. Don't ....

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  • Kickboxing Classes at Evolution MMA

    With health in the news and on our minds, you might be thinking that now is the time to get in shape and try a kickboxing class. There’s no better, more complete training regimen for someone trying to get and stay fit than kickboxing. The combination of coordination, cardiovascular endurance, and muscle resistance is unlike a workout you’ll find in any other gym. Whether you’re a complete beginner, an experienced athlete, or just looking to get back on the horse, our trained coaches offer daily, unique, kickboxing conditioning sessions in a friendly environment that will make your workouts worth your time. There is no better time to start kickboxing than today, because the ....

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  • Are you prepared to defend yourself?

    How prepared are you to defend yourself? It’s a question that runs through everyone’s mind at one point or another. If a fight broke out, if you were attacked, how prepared are you? When you picture it, what are you absolutely relying on, and how reliable is it really? Here’s a tip: If your go-to plan is some sort of weapon or tool, it may not be as reliable as you think. When we talk about self-defense preparedness, we’re talking about percentages. We consider, “What’s the likelihood of this sort of violent encounter, and what’s the likelihood my plan will hold up under the acid test?” It’s a common mistake to not think like this. ....

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  • Kickboxing Will Take Your Fitness To The Next Level

    Big Box Gyms Do Not Provide You With Everything You Need Fitness is an industry, and marketing means that there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Lifting big weights doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be less winded, and jogging a mile every morning doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get your summer body. Bigger, corporate gyms will charge you for access to workout equipment, tell you that showing up 3 times a week will get you everything you want, and not give you any more direction than the diagrams stickered to the machines. Kickboxing Fitness Is Your Answer Here’s the fact: If you want that life-extending, body-improving mix of qualities people call ....

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  • The Benefits of Jiu Jitsu for Kids

    The Benefits of Martial Arts are Endless Nobody needs to be told how beneficial sports are for children. Kids learn teamwork and discipline, they get to socialize, and, most importantly, they stay active. Between screens and school, there’s not many outlets for all that energy besides sports, so you’re right to be thinking about enrolling them in something goal oriented that gets them moving. Martial arts might not be the most obvious choice, at first, but frankly, there’s few things that are going to be better for your kid’s active time than Jiu Jitsu. Jiu Jitsu for Kids is a Unique Way To Sharpen Their Athletic Abilities Jiu Jitsu’s unique ruleset and outlook ....

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    Jiu Jitsu Is Great For Self Defense, Physical Fitness, and Focus There’s a few things that all martial arts, regardless of focus, have in common. Consistency, concentration, self-improvement, one-ness of mind and body­— you’ll find these no matter what martial art you decide to train. But there’s a reason that, right now, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is blowing up in popularity around the world, and especially in the U.S. The glowing endorsements from celebrities like Joe Rogan and Jonah Hill play a big part of course, as does the prevalence of BJJ in premier Mixed Martial Arts promotions like the UFC, but why hasn’t the same been true for other martial arts like ....

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  • Short lesson in self-defense

    Short lesson in self-defense

    We'd like to give you a short lesson in self-defense.
    Experts say it again and again: Prevention is the best self-defense. Most crimes are crimes of opportunity, which means the best thing you can do to keep yourself safe is avoid being an easy target. You're safer where it's well-lit than where it's hard to see. You're safer in a group than alone. You're safer in a building or in your car than in between. You're safer even if you just look confident and aware, than lost and frightened. But what if you are lost and frightened? What if, despite your effective measures towards safety, the possibility leaves a pit in your stomach?
    That's where we can help you learn to defend yourself.
    Nothing ....

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  • Kickboxing Classes for All Levels! Beginners Welcome!

    If you are ready to get in the best shape of your life then check out one of our kickboxing classes today!
    There's never a better day to get started working on your health than today, and we'd like to be a part of that journey with you. Maybe you want to be leaner, stronger, more flexible, or just harder to wind, but no matter what it is, we've got you covered. Our kickboxing classes are tailor-made for any skill or fitness level to achieve the well-rounded health you're looking for, no matter your schedule. Experts note that you can burn upwards of 600 calories in a single hour-long session of kickboxing, and that even just 60 seconds of such high-intensity, short-burst kickboxing training ....

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  • Benefits of Martial Arts Training for Kids!

    Get your child involved in our Kids MMA classes and start seeing results immediately!
    We know how stressful it can be to have a child cooped up at home, and with the county unsure of when schools can reopen, you’re probably also worried about your child missing those developmental milestones. Are they getting enough exercise? Are they talking to other kids enough? Having them bored at home with no clarity on the horizon is tough. That’s why we’re offering a free trial MMA Class for kids 6-12, and teens 13-17: So that you can see how fun, focused, and educational martial arts (MMA) can be for your child. Our instructors train students in a safe, motivational, disciplined ....

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  • Self Defense Skills to Keep You Safe

    We’ve all been there. You’re walking back to your car in a dark parking lot, you’re waiting for your ride in a sketchy place, someone nearby starts getting aggressive: it’s normal to be scared in these moments. Life can be unpredictable, and it’s not bad to have a healthy amount of worry when you get that feeling in your gut. However, we believe that there’s no reason you should have to be afraid. Everyone should have the sort of confidence that comes with a backup plan, and if you can feel secure in your ability to keep a cool head, you won’t have to be afraid of getting unlucky. You’ll know that if ....

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  • Official reopen date has been set for Monday June 8th.

    Hey Evo Family, WE ARE BACK!!! Starting June 8 st , we will be back to our regular class schedule. We have missed everyone so much and can’t wait to share the matts with you guys again. All of our equipment and the gym in its entirety has been sanitized and disinfected with hospital grade disinfectants. The matts will be cleaned daily, as usual. Frequently touched surfaces are wiped down every hour before classes. We have some new protocols to keep everyone safe: If you are sick or have been around someone that is sick do not come in. Make sure you, your gear, and your clothes are clean. Your temperature will be taken at ....

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  • Bully-proof your child with our Kids Martial Arts Classes.

    Bully-proof your child with our Kids Martial Arts Classes.

    Bully-proof your child with our Kids Martial Arts Program.
    Here’s the truth: Over 160,000 kids miss school each day due to bullying. Kids with higher self-confidence are less likely to be victims of bullying. Our kids martial arts program will help make your child bully-proof Has your child ever been bullied? Stopping bullying is about coming together as a community and empowering children to be more confident in themselves so that bullies wont drag them down, to stay focused on what matters, and teach effective verbal bully prevention strategies. Join us at Evolution MMA in our Kids MMA class and help put an end to bullying by building strong, confident, self-sufficient ....

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  • Get 2 FREE weeks with our back to school special!

    Get 2 FREE weeks with our back to school special!

    Add Martial Arts to this years curriculum and set your child up for success. Martial Arts will help your child gain focus, discipline, and most importantly, confidence. Confident kids are not targeted by bullies. Bullying has become an epidemic these past few years whether it is verbal bullying, social bullying, or physical bullying they can all have a negative impact on your child. Bullying can cause painful emotional and physical effects such as emotional distress, depression, missing school, substance abuse and even suicide. Did you know that approximately 30% of kids have admitted to bulling other kids, 70% of young people have witnessed bullying in their schools, and about 70% of ....

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  • Summer Camp 2019!

    Summer Camp 2019!

    Summer Camp 2019!
    Evolution MMA is excited to be offering Summer Camp for kids ages 5-12 again this year.
    We will run camp 8 weeks ofsummerJune 10th- August 2nd . Camp hours are 8:00am - 5:00pm, extended care is available till 6:00pm. Summer camp atEvolution MMA will be a mixture of: 2 hours of Daily Martial Arts Instruction, funfitness games, arts and crafts, summer readingpacket time and more. Whether you’re looking for fitness, self-defense, or just to keep the kids busy, Evolution MMA has the perfect Summer Program. Beat the heat, as you know these Miami summers can be brutal. At Evolution MMA all summer activities are indoors. Your ....

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  • Family Friendly Mixed Martial Arts Gym Evolution MMA Teaches Self Defense

    Evolution MMA takes pride in teaching children and teens mixed martial arts fundamentals in a family-friendly environment. One of the differences between going to an average weight lifting gym and Evolution MMA are the smiles you will see on the student's faces. It’s hard to beat a good blood pumping work out, that’s fun, exciting and mentally stimulating.Our programs are great for kids since most of them spend so much time on their devices in today’s society. Our world-class coaches teach kids discipline, concentration, and best of all, the benefits of meaningful work. We are so successful with our kid's martial arts programs that many of the parents end up training ....

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  • Summer Camp 2018

    Summer Camp 2018

    Summer Camp 2018!
    Evolution MMA is excited to be offering Summer Camp for kids ages 5-12 this year.
    We will run camp ALL
    summerJune 11th- August 17th . Camp hours are 8:00am - 5:00pm, extended care is available till 6:00pm. Summer camp atEvolution MMA will be a mixture of: Daily Martial Arts Instruction, funfitness games, arts and crafts, summer readingpacket time and more. Whether you’re looking for fitness, self-defense, or just to keep the kids busy, Evolution MMA has the perfect Summer Program. Your child will return to school with more confidence, determination, and focus.
    2 weeks for $110per week 4 weeks for $100 per week ....

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  • Kids and Martial Arts

    Kids and Martial Arts

    Martial arts is known to improve social skills, and respect in children. Children can also improve their abilities to concentrate and focus on activities, learn discipline, as well as working on their motor skills and boosting their self-confidence. Children tend to take everything they learn in these classes and apply them to their life out of the gym making them respectful, well rounded kids. Below are a few reasons to consider Martial Arts for your Child.
    Self Defense
    The most obvious reason why you should learn martial arts is that it teaches you how to defend yourself. It is undeniable that there is violence in the world. It occurs unexpectedly and can happen to you no matter who you ....

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  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Gi class Schedule change announcement.

    Starting next week February 19, 2018 the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Gi class that takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 PM – 7PM will be extended a half hour, the class will now run from 6 PM – 7:30 PM every Monday and Wednesday. If you are interested in our Brazilian Jujitsu class and are in the Miami area don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule your free trial class! Brazilian Jujitsu focuses on the skill of controlling one’s opponent through techniques that force him or her to submit. This allows a smaller, weaker person to use leverage andtechniques to defend himself against a bigger opponent. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu has been proven to be one of ....

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  • Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness Kickboxing in Miami!

    Check out our new website for Evolution MMA Miami!
    We proudly serve the Miami and Kendall areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. Mixed Martial Arts, Fitness Kickboxing, Kids Martial Arts, and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! Don't forget to click below to visit us on our social media pages!! Facebook Google+ Twitter Instagram YouTube ....

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  • What Exactly Happens at Evolutions Boot Camp Miami Classes?

    What Exactly Happens at Evolutions Boot Camp Miami Classes?

    We know everyone has a busy schedule these days and that spending hours in the gym just isn’t an option for most people. That’s why we created an intensive one-hour boot camp conditioning class. Our boot camp Miami is one of the best around because it is structured to get you into the best shape of your life in as little time as possible. Boot Camp Miami Classes Boot camp fitness classes Miami consist of a vigorous full-body work out every class. We start with a warm up and stretches, followed by upper body, lower body, and core strengthening exercises, and end with a conditioning round. The strengthening exercises are set up in five stations which last a minute each. Each ....

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  • Evolution MMA Training Discussions: Our Top 10 MMA Fighters of all Time

    There has been endless debate about who are the greatest fighters in the sport of MMA. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 MMA fighters based on MMA training, fight records, longevity of careers, and other distinctions of greatness. 1. Anderson “the spider” Silva Anderson “the spider” Silva It is widely agreed that Anderson Silva is one of the best competitors to have ever set foot in the octagon. UFC President Dana White has called him “the greatest martial artist ever.” Silva began fighting in 1997 and boasted an impressive record of 16-4 before he even reached his prime. Silva has defeated the likes of UFC greats such as Chael Sonnen, Vitor ....

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  • Evolution MMA Miami Ranking System

    Evolution MMA Miami Ranking System

    At Evolution MMA we use colored shirts instead of belts to denote students’ rank in the MMA program. This MMA ranking system includes both Jiu Jitsu Miami and Kickboxing Miami skill levels. Here is an overview of the different shirt colors and rankings for the adult MMA program. Level I- Grey Students are part of the introductory MMA class at Evolution Mixed Martial Arts and have not been fully admitted into the MMA program. Level II- White Most students, who participate in MMA classes at least two times per week, will be able to achieve their level II certification in approximately two to three months. This is a technique-based certification. Knowing and demonstrating specific ....

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  • The Top 5 Martial Arts Moves Every MMA Miami Student Should Know

    Although there is much to learn as a beginner at Evolution Mixed Martial Arts Miami, our coaches have compiled a brief list of the most important top 5 martial arts moves students should master in order to maximize their success in the sport of MMA. Striking 1.)Jab The jab is one of the most effective yet under utilized punches in MMA. The proper form includes keeping both hands held high, stepping with the jab on the ball of the foot, keeping the shoulder level and the chin tucked in and down. The effective use of the jab for offense controls the opponent, sets up the opponent for power punches and combos, and measures the distance of the opponent for accurate distance and power. A ....

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  • The Best School In Miami: What Makes Evolution MMA Miami Unique

    The Best School In Miami: What Makes Evolution MMA Miami Unique

    Evolution Mixed Martial Arts Miami is the best MMA school to get in the best shape of your life and learn some valuable self-defense skills and MMA moves. We realize it can be intimidating walking into a random fight gym for the first time, which is why we focus on creating an environment that is welcoming and specializes in working with beginning students who want to get involved in Martial Arts. If you are looking for a great place to train and call home, look no further. It can be tough to find a legitimate facility with down-to-earth people, which is what we strive to create here. Many of our students come through the door looking for a workout or hobby and find that Martial Arts can ....

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  • From the Samurai to the UFC: A Brief History of Jiu Jitsu for BJJ Miami Students

    From the Samurai to the UFC: A Brief History of Jiu Jitsu for BJJ Miami Students

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ (also written as jujitsu or jujutsu) is a martial art of Japanese origin in which one essentially uses levers, torsions and pressure in order to take an opponent to the ground and dominate them. Ju in Japanese means ‘gentleness,’ and jutsu means ‘art,’ ‘technique.’ Hence the literal translation by which it’s also known, the ‘gentle art.’ From the Samurai to the UFC, read on to know more about the Jiu Jitsu history. Japanese Jiu Jitsu Although its secular origin cannot be pinpointed precisely, most historians agree that Jiu jitsu in its modern form draws it roots from Japan. Samurai warriors who had to be ....

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  • Kickboxing Miami Spotlight: Raynold Jr. Telus

    Kickboxing Miami Spotlight: Raynold Jr. Telus

    Raynold Jr. Telus is a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter training out of Evolution MMA Miami. Raynold Jr. Telus - Evolution MMA Miami Bio: Name: Raynold Jr. Telus Born: January 9, 1984, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Residence: Miami, Florida, U.S. Height: 6’1 Weight: 155 Reach: 79” Stance: Orthodox Trainer: Dan Monteleone Fighting out of: Miami, Florida, U.S. Team: Evolution MMA Mixed Martial Arts Record Amateur Wins: 5 Losses: 0 Raynold Jr. Telus was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 9, 1984. At the age of three, Raynold left his family behind and moved to Miami, Florida with his brothers and sisters. Raynold grew up in Miami and graduated from Miami Southridge Senior ....

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  • Jiu Jitsu Miami Spotlight: Francisco Jose Segredo Jr.

    Francisco Jose Segredo Jr. is a mixed martial artist who currently competes in the 155 pound weight class. In 2012, Francisco started his jiu jitsu Miami career at Evolution Mixed Martial Arts. He had his first MMA match in 2014. Three of Frankie’s six amateur MMA fights have been won by way of submission. He is known for his ruthless rear-naked choke. Bio: Born: July 17, 1987, Miami, Florida, U.S. Residence: Miami, Florida, U.S. Height: 6’0 Weight: 155 lbs Rank: Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Trainer: Gabriel Pinto Fighting out of: Miami, Florida Team: Evolution MMA Mixed Martial Arts Record Total: 6 Wins: 3 Losses: 3 Francisco Segredo Jr. was born on July 17, 1987 in Miami, ....

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  • Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov Headlines UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville

    Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov Headlines UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville

    On Saturday, April 22, 2017, UFC veteran Cub Swanson will face off with Connor McGregor’s longtime training partner Artem Lobov as the main event at UFC Fight Night 108. Although he is coming off back-to-back wins, Lobov certainly has his work cut out for him against seasoned vet Cub Swanson, who is the No. 6 fighter in the USA TODAY Sports MMA featherweight rankings. Swanson, who has won 9 of his last 11 fights was also recently awarded “Fight of the Night” at the 2017 World MMA Awards for his performance against Dooho Choi at UFC 206. The featherweight showdown is a matchup “The Russian Hammer” couldn’t be happier about. In a recent interview with ....

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  • Boot Camp Miami Helps Member Lose Drop 47 Pounds

    Boot Camp Miami Helps Member Lose Drop 47 Pounds

    Daniel Goldberg started his weight loss journey at 225 pounds. It began with his decision to get back into martial arts a year and a half ago. The part-time student and legal researcher from Miami, Florida had been steadily gaining weight since he stopped taking Taekwondo classes when he was 13. By 2009, Dan was 5-foot-8 and weighed 245 pounds. It took all of his willpower to make it through his first boot camp class without puking or passing out. Daniel left the class feeling sore, sweaty, and exhausted. But the next day he returned, and he continued to show up to fitness classes Miami for the next several months. “I struggled a lot with cardio at first. I could not finish a ....

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  • Helping Your Overweight Child with MMA for Kids

    Helping Your Overweight Child with MMA for Kids

    Get your child in shape with MMA for kids! Are you considering a weight management program for your child? Consider MMA for kids ! As a parent, there is a lot you can do to help your child live an active and healthy life through weight management. A balanced diet and plenty of physical activity are essential to your child’s well being. Parents play an important role in helping kids learn healthy lifestyle habits, which include healthy eating and regular physical activity like kids MMA, which can significantly lower the risk of diseases associated with obesity. How can I tell if my child is overweight? Because children grow at different rates and different times and body fat ....

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  • 4 Ways You Can Be a Partner Everyone Will Want to Roll with at Jiu-Jitsu Miami

    4 Ways You Can Be a Partner Everyone Will Want to Roll with at Jiu-Jitsu Miami

    One of the best ways to get better at BJJ Miami is to roll with as many people as you can, as often as you can. However, if you’re the kind of partner who is overly aggressive, doesn’t offer enough resistance, or smells like moldy cheese, people won’t want to roll with you. Here a few suggestions to make sure that people feel comfortable and want to be your partner 1. Always respect your partner Always assume the best of everybody. Never underestimate a person’s ability because of his or her size or level of experience. Treat everyone with respect and try to keep things positive. The more you try to help others improve, the more likely they will be to want to help ....

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  • 5 Things You Can Do to Conquer Your Boot Camp Miami Plateau

    5 Things You Can Do to Conquer Your Boot Camp Miami Plateau

    A body plateau occurs when you stop seeing progress in your fitness or diet routine. You might go from consistently losing weight to getting stuck at a certain number on the scale, or from running an extra lap on the track each week to barely being able to keep up with your training partner. When our hard work starts to feel unrewarded it can be tempting to accept failure and give up. The good news is that with a few tweaks to your Miami boot camp routine, you can quickly get back on track and make your goals a reality. Boot Camp Miami - Evolution MMA 1. Eat More Protein and Healthy Fats Protein is essential to fat loss and muscle repair. Healthy fats, like coconut oil, nuts, and ....

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  • Kickboxing Kendall Will Punch PMS in the Face

    Kickboxing Kendall Will Punch PMS in the Face

    Bloating. Cramping. Moodiness. Ick! Ladies, we’ve all been there. When Mother Nature pays her monthly visit, going to the gym is probably one of the last things you feel like doing. But taking a kickboxing class during your period and in the days leading up to it is actually one of the best ways to combat menstrual pain and fatigue, as well as curb mood swings. So when you feel like a grumpy beached whale, pull yourself off the couch and make it a point to show up to Evolution MMA’s kickboxing classes Miami. A 2013 study of young women diagnosed with PMS experienced a significant decrease in both the physical and psychological symptoms of PMS when they added three days of ....

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  • 5 Ways Kids Fitness Programs Shape Successful Students

    5 Ways Kids Fitness Programs Shape Successful Students

    Martial Arts training has a plethora of benefits for kids and teens, which include the gain of self-respect, self-control, self-defense, self-esteem, focus, confidence, and courtesy. Kids fitness training gives your son or daughter the chance to strengthen in mind as well as body. Our kids fitness programs encompass not just the physical aspect of MMA for kids, but mental and emotional lessons as well. 1. Healthy Bodies = Healthy Brains Regular exercise helps reduce stress, and improves sleep. This means that children who participate in kids fitness programs or classes will be well rested, leading to an increase in alertness, productivity and academic performance. According to a study ....

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  • 5 Essential Tips for Successful Kickboxing Sparring- Evolution MMA Miami

    5 Essential Tips for Successful Kickboxing Sparring- Evolution MMA Miami

    Sparring isn’t just for fighters. While our cardio kickboxing classes Miami are great for getting an intense workout and learning kickboxing techniques and combinations, sparring is essential to experience what kickboxing actually is: hand-to-hand combat. Some people have reservations about sparring because they are (understandably) intimidated by the idea of getting punched and kicked. Here are a few tips to help beginners prepare for kickboxing sparring: 1. Stay Calm and Relaxed Sparring can be overwhelming for beginners. No matter how “in shape” you are, sparring will be exhausting. Even though you may feel like a human punching bag at first, try to breathe and stay ....

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  • How to Treat and Prevent 4 Common Jiu-Jitsu Miami Injuries

    Treating and Preventing Injuries – Jiu-Jitsu Miami Injuries are an inevitable part of practicing Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ is very physically demanding contact sport. That being said, if you make preventive self-care a priority you’ll get hurt less often and heal quicker. It’s frustrating when an injury prevents you from training and while it’s tempting to try and “tough it out” roll through the pain, you should always listen to your body and understand your limits. Exacerbating an injury can lead to further damage with possibly irreversible effects that might keep you out of Jiu-Jitsu Miami training indefinitely. 1. Neck Injuries The most common neck injuries ....

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  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Miami: A Survival Guide for Beginners

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Miami: A Survival Guide for Beginners

    Don’t Give Up! The challenges of being new to MIAMI BJJ
    A common expression in martial arts is “Every black belt is a white belt who never gave up.” Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Miami is complex and detail oriented, and can be very overwhelming for those who are brand new to the sport. At first you will get tapped out. Repeatedly. It might get frustrating and seem like you will never see improvement, but you will. The number one rule is not to give up. Always try to improve your position. Relax, breathe, and keep moving. When you don’t know what else to do, shrimp! One of the most important things you can do learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Miami is to train. A lot. Roll as often ....

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  • 5 Ways to Maximize  Your Workout at Evolution Miami Fitness Gym!

    5 Ways to Maximize Your Workout at Evolution Miami Fitness Gym!

    1. Stay Hydrated! It’s important to replace the fluid you lose during an intense workout at MMA Miami. The best way to tell if you are dehydrated is to check your urine. If your urine is pale to very clear it’s a pretty good indication that you are well hydrated; darker, more concentrated urine suggest you may be dehydrated. It is recommended that you drink about 16 ounces of water during an hour long exercise period, but be careful not to drink too much. 2. Fuel Up! A healthy, well balanced diet is key to getting the most out of your fitness gym Miami workout. Studies suggest eating or drinking carbohydrates before exercise can improve workout performance and may allow you to ....

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  • New Self Defense Seminar at Evolution MMA

    New Self Defense Seminar at Evolution MMA

    Learn some simple yet effective self-defense techniques that could possibly save your life. Instructors will present real life scenarios and practical answers to lifes’ scariest question. What would YOU do? Our self-defense seminar that will teach you real world techniques that could possibly save your life. Worst case scenarios will be our focus. We will cover a wide variety of unfortunate situations a woman or man could find themselves in. We hope you never need to use these skills but like we always say “it’s better to have them and not need them then to need them and not have them”. The class will be held the first Saturday of every month at 11:00am. Space is ....

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  • Leahs Kickboxing  Testimonial

    Leahs Kickboxing Testimonial

    For the past few years I wanted to lose the weight I have gained since graduating from High School but always had an excuse not to actually do something about it. I heard great reviews about kickboxing classes in Miami, but I just kept putting it off. I thought it would be too tough and I would just end up quitting in the end. I tried many intense at home workouts like Insanity and P90X, but I always gave up and was disappointed in myself. Finally, a friend bought me a few kickboxing classes as a present to a spot in Kendall named Evolution MMA Miami. She was smart in convincing me because she knew I wasn’t going to let her money go to waste. So, not looking forward to it at all I put ....

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  • Fighter Spotlight: Danny Garavito

    Fighter Spotlight: Danny Garavito

    Danny has been on Evolution’s Fight team for two years. After training at our facility for 3 years he decided to take it more seriously and start competing. And the hard work paid off. On June 25, 2016, Danny Garavito won his second amateur belt at Combat nights 61. Danny won his 1st championship belt in October of 2015 at the 170 pound weight class moving his MMA record to 4-0. As most of you may or may not know, in Miami, and all of Florida, a MMA fighter must have 5 amateur Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights before turning pro . Danny was anxious to get his last fight in but was having trouble finding someone to take the fight. He is a well-rounded fighter. Danny is proficient in all ....

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  • Don't Miss Tony Johnson Jr. Bellator This Friday in the Main Event!

    Don't Miss Tony Johnson Jr. Bellator This Friday in the Main Event!

    Tony Johnson Jr will be the main event this Friday night September 16th 2016, at Bellator MMA vs Cheick Kongo. Tony is one of the quickest heavy weights in MMA you will ever see. A Division 1 wrestler, this guy can dictate where the fight goes in the blink of an eye. In 2010-2011 Tony was training here at Evolution MMA Miami for his Bellator debut in June of 2011 against Derrick Lewis. Tony dominated and won by unanimous decision. On a personal note, Tony was a great student and friend he was a hard worker and always willing to lend a hand. Even helping the newbies with their wrestling or whatever else they needed. We want to wish Tony the best of luck in this fight and a continued ....

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  • Move Over Quitters, Make Room for the Next Champion

    Just about every day someone walks into the gym and says “I want to be in the UFC” or that they want to be a champion. They all have the ability to make it but most give up before they even try. Some will come in and train for a month, some for 3-4 months and some don’t even come back after the first day. Some people quit because life gets in the way with things such as money, work, school, family, ect. But If you want it bad enough, you will find a way. People will come up with stories and tales on why they could not continue to follow their dreams. Sometimes they will lie to themselves. The difference between a champion and a quitter is the champion is not afraid to fall ....

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  • Summer is Over, and it's Time to Get Back On Track! We're Now Enrolling Kids and Teens Classes

    Summer is Over, and it's Time to Get Back On Track! We're Now Enrolling Kids and Teens Classes

    The start of a new school year means settling back into a busy routine. Does your child spend his or her time after school productively? Why not get them involved in a healthy and fun activity to keep them on track? Our kids Mixed Martial Arts classes in Miami are perfect for fostering self-discipline, boosting socialization skills and self esteem, encouraging physical activity and improving listening skills. Our defensive styles teach kids peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasize the importance of avoiding a physical altercation, which are important skills for kids who might experience bullying at school. The benefits of martial arts training don’t end in the ....

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  • Help Battle Childhood Obesity!

    Help Battle Childhood Obesity!

    Is your child overweight? Do you know someone who has an overweight child? According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents over the past 30 years. This means a wealth of both immediate and long-term effects on health and well-being, including higher risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, joint and bone problems, stroke, several types of cancer, as well as osteoarthritis. Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and regular physical activity, can significantly lower the risk of diseases associated with obesity. Our kids and teens MMA classes , offered Monday-Thursday, combine vigorous exercise with martial arts ....

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  • MMA- Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defense

    MMA- Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defense

    Mixed Martial Arts
    Mixed martial arts is known as a full contact sport that involves the use of both grappling and striking techniques, but here at Evolution MMA in Miami we see it as much more than that. Mixed martial arts offers people of all ages and athletic abilities a healthy outlet that teaches fundamental life skills including confidence, respect, teamwork and self-defense. Through our various programs teaching wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay thai, boxing, judo and kickboxing, we spread these virtues to students of all ages. Why Mixed Martial Arts?
    To feel good! Whether you’re looking for a strenuous workout that will get you in the best shape of your life or ....

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  • Morning MMA Schedule Change

    Our Morning MMA classes are now at 10:00 am Mondays and Wednesdays. Do you want to learn Mixed Martial Arts but work evenings? Well here is your opportunity. Get in the best shape of your life and learn to defend yourself while having fun. Classes will be Monday and Wednesday at 10:00 am. . Evening classes, Kickboxing classes, Boot camp, Kids MMA, and Teens MMA classes also available. ....

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  • Cardio Kickboxing Health Benefits

    Cardio Kickboxing Health Benefits

    Cardio kickboxing health benefits are numerous because of the sport being so versatile and encompassing a large variety of movements. Kickboxing provides a great way to tone your muscles and build cardiovascular endurance in a safe and exciting environment. This results in improved flexibility, balance and even sense of self. Evolution MMA - Mixed Martial Arts Miami Not Your Same Old Routine Tired of your aerobics classes and the same old routine on indoor exercise equipment? How about combining both of those with fists to bags and some (friendly and instructional) hand-to-hand combat? Throw in a group of motivating coaches and classmates and you’ve got the perfect recipe for the ....

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  • Martial Arts Summer Camp for Kids

    What do you have planned for your kids this summer? Check our our Martial Arts summer camp for kids (ages 6-12). Daily Martial arts training combined with games and fun activities. ....

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  • Don't Be a Victim

    Don't Be a Victim

    Learning self-defense or some form of martial arts could one day save your life. Martial Arts, such as Jiu-jitsu, muay thai, boxing, kickboxing, and wrestling, could one day mean the difference between life and death. Don’t wait until after an attack to start looking for Martial Arts training the time to start is now. Check out this story from: Female US Navy Sailor Puts Rapist To Sleep With Triangle Choke In Dubai This happened in Dubai. Looks like the guy messed with the wrong girl. A 28-year-old American Navy sailor, avoided being raped, and possibly getting killed by using the Jiu-Jitsu that she hard learned back in the US. She successfully put her attacker to sleep with a ....

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  • Review of a New Student Trying Our Kickboxing Class

    “I had not taken a kickboxing class in a few years and was nervous about both the class and walking into a training facility where I didn’t know the atmosphere or any people. However, I didn’t need to be worried about either! The staff was friendly and made sure that I knew how to properly do the exercises. Further, the workout was perfect! The class contained students with a mix of ability levels and the instructor encouraged each person to push themselves to what they could handle. I did not feel like I was being rushed by more experienced students but at the same time I got a great workout that I’m still feeling now ?? I will definitely be back and would like to ....

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  • Letter from Coach Tina, Martial Arts for Special Needs Instructor

    Letter from Coach Tina, Martial Arts for Special Needs Instructor

    My name is Tina HoSang and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be the coach of Team HERO. Team HERO is the new, innovative mixed martial arts program for children with special needs at Evolution MMA. Team HERO was developed around the principles of martial arts, which emphasize discipline, perseverance, fitness, and hard work. HERO stands for Honor, Encourage, Respect, and Overcome, which are ideas that will benefit any child as they grow into adulthood. Team HERO is designed for all children with special needs including, but not limited to, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, physical impairment, visually impaired, hard of hearing, Tourettes Syndrome, traumatic brain injury, pervasive ....

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  • Kids Fitness Class

    Does your child sit around the house watching TV and playing video games all day? If so bring them by to try our new class “Fitness Fun Time”! 45 minutes of fun games and activities designed to get them the much needed exercise they need. All kids are welcome ages 6-12, Call 305-384-8779 to try a free class ....

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  • Top 3 Benefits of Mixed Martial Arts Training

    Top 3 Benefits of Mixed Martial Arts Training

    If you’ve heard friends talk about mixed martial arts or you’ve seen a few matches on television, you may be wondering if this is a type of training that can benefit you. A combination of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, boxing, kickboxing and more, mixed martial arts (MMA) training can help you reach long term fitness goals, master key defense moves and gain a variety of necessary life skills like confidence, discipline and self-control. MMA training in Miami is unique in that there are varied techniques and skills that come in to play. Is mixed martial arts training in Miami right for you? Here are the top three benefits. No. 1: Improved Fitness Through Full Body ....

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  • New to MMA? Try a Beginners Class!

    New to MMA? Try a Beginners Class!

    For those who are unfamiliar with mixed martial arts, but are interested in learning the basics, Evolution MMA offers a beginners program. For beginners MMA in Miami, this fundamental program helps newcomers master the basics of mixed martial arts. An entry level fight class, beginners MMA is designed to help students experience fighting in a methodical, safe way. Whether you’re looking to lose a few pounds, build self confidence or pursue a dream as a professional mixed martial arts fighter, Beginners MMA in Miami is where you start Mastering The Fundamentals Success with any mixed martial arts program requires mastering the fundamentals of the sport. The Beginners MMA program ....

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  • Naga World Grappling Championship Feb. 19, 2011

    Naga World Grappling Championship Feb. 19, 2011

    Naga World championships in Baca Raton Fl. was a huge successes. 5 of our teens from Evolution BJJ Competition team competed in this event. Julian Perez got 1st place in No Gi and 4th in Gi. Kevin Hurtado Got 1st place in both Gi and No Gi. Kristy price got 1st place in both Gi and No Gi. Then stepped into the expert class to pull off 2nd place. Erik Cunha got 3rd in Gi and 2nd place in No Gi. Andrew Feller got 1st in Gi and 2nd in No Gi. Great job guys, look for big things out of these competitors they are only getting better everyday. You guys make us here at the Evolution MMA Family Proud. ....

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