june 2017 – ko childhoold cancer boxing event
This Friday Evolve's talented Judo coach Fraser Bridgeman and amateur athlete Matt Van Der Zalm are competing in a charity boxing event with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House.
june 2017 – muay thai provincial opens
We are excited to have Ryan from our kids Muay Thai program compete for his first time. He will be competing in the Muay Thai Ontario Provincial Championships at the Woodbine Race Track in Toronto. Go Ryan!
may 2017 – ontario bjj open 2017
This year at the Ontario Open we had our best showing yet. We sent out the most competitors to date with our kids and adults. Judo coach Fraser Bridgeman took home gold in the absolute division and won a trip to California to compete at the World Championships. Our 7 youth athletes were able to earn 4 Gold & 3 Bronze. Everyone
had a blast & it is always fun reconnecting with friends from across the BJJ community.
may 2017 – canada versus china (east versus west) battle series
Cody did not get the win last night. The love his friends and family have for him is shown by the overwhelming support. We appreciate your courage and its was inspiring to see you compete. Hats off to a tough Team China on their performance. Congrats to Team Canada and its athletes for putting on a great show.
may 2017 – amateur mma - fcp promotions rochester, ny
Congratulations to Matt P, Osama and Matt V on making your amateur MMA debuts. We look forward to seeing more from you in 2017 and the future!
APRIl 2017 – sparfest
What a great turn out for Evolve's first Sparfest! Thanks to everyone who came ouSpecial thanks to the other clubs who made the trip!
APRIl 2017 – NAGA AWARDS – NEW JERSEY
We sent 5 competitors to New Jersey to compete at the Naga World Championships. Seth, Max, Aaliyah and Braedon made our club very proud by taking home medals in all of their divisions.
March 2017 – Niagara BJJ Open – Niagara Falls, ON
The 6th Annual Niagara Open BJJ event came to a close over the weekend. We want to thank all of our coaches, parents, athletes and spectators for supporting us. We had over 30 athletes compete and leave it all on the mats. We are so proud of you win or lose. In total we took home 25 medals (7 Gold, 9 Silver, 9 Bronze). There will be another team picture after Kids class tomorrow at 6:00 pm. We would like everyone to be there if you can (Kids & Adults).
Special recognition to Richard "MVP" Bradley. He landed an amazing takedown and shook the entire venue to win in the final minutes. He really proved age should not stop you in achieving your goals. You are never too old to start anything. Richard is 51 years young and still got lots of fight left.
March 2017 – Judo Promotions
Congrats to our newest Judo Promotions. Judo is continuing to grow! Come try a class. Monday at 7pm and Thursday at 5pm.
March 2017 – Muay Thai Training – Mississauga, ON
Some great Muay Thai sparring today at MAFA in Mississauga. Thanks Kru Gerald for hosting!
March 2017 – Grappling Industries – Toronto, ON
We brought 4 athletes to Grappling industries this past weekend. Our kids’ competition team took home a combined 7 medals, 6 gold and 1 silver. Congrats to our athletes Max, Aaliyah, Braedon and Alex for a great showing. Thank you to our coaches Dave Shaw, David Perron and Jacob Shadrach for being there to support the group
March 2017 – Boxing Classes
We have added a new boxing class on Wednesday at 4pm for Advanced/Competitive training. Our schedule will now include Boxing: Monday at 6pm, Wednesday at 4pm and Friday at 4pm. Coach Isaac will be at the helm for every class.
March 2017 – Abu Dhabi Pro Trials – Ottawa, ON
Our team went international this weekend, entering competitors in the NAGA Albany, NY event on Saturday and the rescheduled Abu Dhabi Trials in Ottawa on Sunday. Alex Soltes took double silver in Gi and No Gi at the Albany event. Him and his family then travelled to Ottawa to compete alongside our Coach Fraser in Ottawa. Alex took silver after 2 tough matches to finish out the weekend with 3 medals. The original World Pro Trial event was scheduled last weekend in Montreal, QC but got abruptly cancelled. Fraser took gold in her weight class and then lost a close match in the finals of the absolute for the trip. We are very proud of both athletes and their performance.
FebRUARY 2017 – Kids Pan American Championship – Long Beach, CA
Congrats to these athletes who put it on the line and left everything on the mats in Long Beach, California. Everyone had a great experience. Thank-you to our kids coaches James, Dave Shaw, Dave Perron, Jacob and Miguel for helping the kids prep. Prof. Vince is very proud of everyone from coaches to parents and athletes. Oss!
FebRUARY 2017 – Ascension BJJ Open – Scarborough, ON
We did well at Ascension BJJ event the past weekend. Our team sent out 8 competitors ranging in all ages. We took home 4 gold and 2 silver. Great first event of the 2017 Season.
It’s that time of year again! It’s time for our last kids Muay Thai grading of the year, just in time for Christmas! On December 13th at 5 o clock, we invite all of our young Muay Thai students to come out for some fun and training with the team! On January 7th 2017, we’ll be bringing in the New Year the right way... with some new belts! Come on out for the adult BJJ grading at 11 am
Pearl Gloves Charity Boxing Event raises funds for Niagara's fight against MS and features white-collar fighters pushing themselves to their limits. This year our gym contributed with more than just donations by opening our gym doors to the fighters at the event throughout the last few months and showing up in typical Evolve fashion to support the event and cheer on the competitors. The event itself raised $65,000!
Our BJJ competition team had its best showing yet at Grappling Industries: Toronto. With our team taking home the most medals at any tournament that we’ve been to so far. The total count was 4 Gold, 10 Silver and 6 Bronze medals. Our kids and adults will be at the Ontario Provincial Championship on December 10 th .
Our MMA instructor Cody Kent finished off his impressive amateur MMA career with a hard fought title
win in Rochester, New York. Look for Cody’s pro debut in 2017 along with more competition activity.