Come Celebrate with us at Evolution’s 5 Year Anniversary.

Can you believe it? In a blink of an eye, Evolution will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary.  I remember the long hours of the initial build out and the empty classes.  Whether you are a current member or former member, please join us as we look back on the last 5 years.

The celebration will take place at Evolution on Saturday, July 15th at 10am.  All regular classes will be cancelled on that day.

Please join us for our Annual Hapkido & CrossFit group photos.  All Hapkido students who would like to be in the photo MUST wear their full uniform.  You can bring clothes to change into after the photo.

We will have food, drinks, cake, and will be raffling off some great prizes.  You don’t want to miss out on this event.  As always we would like to thank all of our students and members for their constant support throughout the years.

We look forward to seeing you there!

No Regular Tiny Tiger or Hapkido Classes Friday & Saturday due to testing.

There will be NO regular Hapkido or Tiny Tiger classes this Friday (6/2) and Saturday (6/3) due to belt exams and graduation.  The Saturday 10am CrossFit class will be cancelled due to graduation. (You can come to open gym from 9-10am)

We would like to wish all the students testing the best of skill on their exam.  You will be receiving a detailed email with notification if your child is testing.  If you are unsure if your child is testing please visit.  http://evomaa.net/hapkido/exams 

Friday June 2nd Juniors Exam (Current Belt Rank)

  • 5:00pm for Green & Blue Belt Jrs.
  • 6:00pm for Yellow, Orange, & White Belt Jrs.
  • 7:00pm for Brown & Blue/Black Stripe Jrs.

Saturday January 28th

  • 8:45am for Tiny Tigers (Blue-Black)
  • 9:30am for Tiny Tigers (White-Green)
  • 10:30 – Belt Graduation

Remember all regular Hapkido and Tiny Tigers classes will be CANCELLED both Friday and Saturday.  Friday CrossFit classes will be ON.

 

Memorial Day (5/29) – Murph WOD & BBQ Potluck – 10am-2pm

We will only be offering one CrossFit class over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  For this special class we will doing the “Murph” Hero WOD, as a tribute to Michael P. Murphy.   Murph was a United States Navy Seal officer who was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the war in Afghanistan. He was also the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. His other posthumous awards include the Silver Star Medal (which was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor) and the Purple Heart.  This was one of his favorite workouts as he would call it “Body Armor” as he did it with a 20lb weighted vest.

The class will be Monday May 29th at 10am.  The workout can be done solo if you are feeling ambitious or with a partner.

For Time

  • 1 Mile Run
  • 100 Pull Ups
  • 200 Push Ups
  • 300 Squats
  • 1 Mile Run

Wear your new Recon t-shirt to honor all Americans who passed away while in the military service.

After the workout stay for a BBQ Potluck.  We will have a couple of grills, so bring your favorite meats, veggies, sides, and drinks.  After that intense workout you deserve a great lunch and a cold drink.

CrossFit Open 17.4 Final Scores

17.4 was 16.4.  It was nice to hear from the people I spoke with that they did better this year than last year.  This Open workout had the most people at 23 do it at RX which was nice to see.

17.4 Summary

Mario’s team had the most amount of reps and 7 athletes do the workout at RX.  Brandon and Walter’s team had a tie in 8 RX athletes, but Brandon’s team edged Walters team by 1 rep, yes 1 rep.  Mario earned the out performed the other 2 coaches.

Top 3 Men at RX

  • Hono 182
  • Aaron 170
  • Mike 165
  • Marcos 165

Top 3 Women at RX

  • Natasha 165
  • Therese 160
  • Roxy 148

One Final workout to go.  Good luck to everyone for 17.5.

As a reminder the END OF OPEN POTLUCK CELEBRATION will be this Friday after 17.5.  Bring Food, Drinks, and Desserts you all deserve it, enjoy and relax

17.4 Scores (May have to turn phone sideways)

Total Reps Pts Scored RX Attendance Judged Coach Total
Brandon 1243 22 16 14 12 12 76
Mario 1350 25 14 14 10 16 79
Walter 1242 20 16 16 8 14 74

17.5 Standings

17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 Total
Brandon 76 80 66 76 298
Mario 73 79 71 79 302
Walter 70 74 64 74 282

 

CrossFit Open 17.3 Final Scores

We are officially passed the midway point for the 2017 CrossFit Open.  17.3 finally brought a ladder into the open, in true CrossFit fashion they elected to focus on the most technical lift in CrossFit the squat snatch.  Knowing how difficult the movement is and the weight involved I knew there would be a lot less people doing this workout at RX compared to 17.2.  I give those who did 17.3 at RX a lot of credit it, was not easy.  It was also nice to see some people hit new personal records during an Open workout for the squat snatch.

17.3 Summary

Mario’s team finished 17.3 with the most reps, while Brandon’s team finished with the most athletes performing the workout at RX.  Just like the first 2 workouts Walter’s team falls right in the middle in reps and the amount of people who did it at RX.  Unlike last week coaches did not tie but Brandon edged out Walter by 1 rep.

Two more workouts to go.  Keep motivating everyone and try to hit those new PR’s.  I’m still waiting on HSPU’s, Double Unders, and Thrusters to make their appearance in this years Open.  Maybe it will be this week.  Best of luck to everyone for 17.4

17.3 Scores (turn phone sideways)

Total Reps Pts Scored RX Attendance Judged Coach Total
Brandon 623 20 8 12 12 14 66
Mario 942 25 4 16 10 16 71
Walter 790 22 6 14 10 12 64

Standings

17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 Total
Brandon 76 80 66 222
Mario 73 79 71 223
Walter 70 74 64 208

17.2 CrossFit Team Open Final Score

17.2 wasn’t a long 20 minute workout like 17.1 but it was a tough one never the less, adding movements that most people would have a hard time with, the bar muscle up or the pull up for those who scaled.  A lot more people did this week’s workout at RX than last week which was great to see.  More important than the scores and this in house competition was the fact that some people achieved their very first muscle ups, pull ups, and toes to bar.

17.2 Summary

Brandon’s team edges out Mario’s team by 1 point in the overall 17.2 score.  Mario’s team again came in with the most reps this week at 806 and a big increase of 6 people doing it at RX compared to the first week of 2.  Brandon and Walters team both had 8 people do 17.2 at RX.  Brandon and Mario tied with exactly 102 reps so they both earned their teams an extra 16 points each.

Top Finishers

Men

  • Hono 113 Reps RX
  • Amir 82 Reps RX
  • Aaron 79 Reps RX

Women

  • Natasha 78 Reps RX
  • Jenny G. 78 Reps RX
  • Nicki C. 78 Reps RX
  • Fatima 78 Reps RX

3 more workouts left and still anyones game.  Motivate your teammates to show up on Fridays and to do the workout at RX.  Best of luck to you all with 17.3.

17.2 Scores (May have to turn phone sideways)

Total Reps Pts Scored RX Attendance Judged Coach Total
Brandon 574 20 16 16 12 16 80
Mario 806 25 12 16 10 16 79
Walter 672 22 16 14 8 14 74

Standings

17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 Total
Brandon 76 80 156
Mario 73 79 152
Walter 70 74 144

CrossFit Team Open 17.1 Scores

All the scores have been calculated, some people decided to make it up at RX which was cool.  17.1 brought a bunch of snatches and burpee box jumps.  The beauty about RXing this workout was you had to jump onto the box, you can either do it or not.  It was great to see a lot of people pushing themselves at the heavy weight and RXing.  After seeing the scores to reward the people pushing themselves to RX they each have been rewarded 2 bonus points for their team.  In the next four open workouts, to qualify for the RX bonus the athlete must complete a minimum requirement of reps to qualify for the bonus. This is to ensure people don’t do just 10 reps total just to say they did RX for the bonus.  RX bonus will be based on my discretion.

17.1 Summary

Mario’s team came in with the most reps but Brandon’s team came in with the most people doing the workout at RX thus having fewer reps.  Walters team fell in the middle with reps and RX athletes.  Mario’s team had the most attendance on Friday while Brandon and Walters team tied in attendance.  Mario redid the workout and beat Brandon by 1 rep with 213 taking the coach points.

Like I said before full individual scores will not be posted for privacy.  If anyone has any issues with the scoring system please see me.  If everyone did the workouts at RX or scaled it would be easy to score just based on total reps.  Unfortunately because everyone is at a different level finding the right balance for scoring between RX and scaled is the tough part.

Try to get everyone here on Friday and try to do it at RX! Good luck with 17.2.

17.1 Score  (May have to turn phone sideways)

Total Reps Pts Scored RX Attendance Judged Coach Total
Brandon 1495 20 16 14 12 14 76
Mario 2012 25 4 16 12 16 73
Walter 1743 22 12 14 10 12 70

Standings

17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 Total
Brandon 76
Mario 73
Walter 70

Hapkido Jrs. Martial Arts Clinic Sunday March 19th 11:30-12:30

It’s been a while since we have offered one, we will be hosting an Evolution Martial Arts Clinic on Sunday March 19th from 11:30-12:30pm. If your child needs a bit more help in Hapkido working toward their tips or getting ready for an upcoming exam this clinic is perfect for them.  Maybe your child just wants to improve some of the little details.  The cost of this one-hour clinic is $25, the minimum amount of sign ups must be 5 to make the clinic happen.

Think of it as a group private lesson, you pick what YOU need to work and improve on.  Instructors will go around helping you and giving feedback on what you could improve on.  There will always be a good ratio of instructors so you are guaranteed quality attention.

There is no stretching, or games, the hour is strictly working on curriculum and your skills.  This clinic does not guarantee you a tip or a successful passing of your exam.  This clinic is an additional supplement to regular class attendance and practice at home.

If you are interested or have any questions please email info@evomaa.net

Important Note Regarding the CrossFit EVO Team Open

It’s that time of the year for the 2017 CrossFit Open.  It is an exciting time to be involved in CrossFit, everyone all over the world participates in the open workouts and then awe at the pros competing at the CrossFit Games.

For the last 2 years we wanted to do something fun and unique with the Open.  We wanted everyone to participate on teams to build relationships, have some fun healthy competition.  The teams would allow people to still compete without having to worry about being scored as an individual athlete.  Balancing the teams with advanced athletes and beginners would help keep teams as fair as possible.

Last year got me to the point where I almost didn’t even want to do the EVO Team Open this year.  I received emails and private conversations from people telling me all the issues they were having.  I was put in the middle and having to try to please everyone, in which I can’t do.

With any competition there is always a winner and a loser. The toughest part about making an in house competition is that at the end of the day we are all one community.  We aren’t a box competing against other people we don’t know.  The last thing I want is relationships damage because of a 5 week competition that doesn’t really mean anything, there is no prize money and no sponsorships.

I been figuring out a lot of options for teams.  Should we rotate new teams every week, should we have athlete achievements on the banners instead of just a winning team, etc? The most important purpose of the CrossFit Open is testing YOURSELF, pushing your ability to the limit, and achieving things you weren’t able to do.  This Team Open is not meant to just get as many reps as possible to win.

For this year we have decided to keep the teams the same for the 5 weeks.  There will be 3 workout options to choose from:  RX, Scaled, Master Scaled (50+).  The coaches will verify everyone’s workout to make sure they are doing the appropriate workout for their ability.  They will make sure you are pushed and not sandbagging the workout.  People who push themselves to do the entire workout at RX will be rewarded in the scoring.

More details regarding scoring will be coming soon.  I hope you all have fun and push yourselves to limit.  More important than winning is seeing your fellow CrossFitter whether on your team or not achieve success.  I want to wish everyone the best of luck.

I would highly recommend you register for the Open on the CrossFit Games website if you would like to compare yourself to others around the world.

No Regular Hapkido or Tiny Tiger classes this Friday or Saturday due to Belt Exams

There will be NO regular Hapkido or Tiny Tiger classes on this Friday (1/27) and Saturday (1/28) due to belt exams and graduation.  The Saturday 10am CrossFit class will be cancelled due to graduation. (You can come to open gym from 9-10am)

We would like to wish all the students testing the best of skill on their exam.  You will be receiving a detailed email with notification if your child is testing.  If you are unsure if your child is testing please visit.  http://evomaa.net/hapkido/exams 

Friday January 27th Juniors Exam (Current Belt Rank)

  • 5:00 pm for White & Orange Belt Jrs.
  • 6:00 pm for Yellow, Blue, Brown/Blk Jrs.

Saturday January 28th  

  • 9:30 am – Tiny Tiger Exam (All Ranks)
  • 10:30 – Belt Graduation

Remember all regular Hapkido and Tiny Tigers classes will be CANCELLED both Friday and Saturday.  Friday CrossFit classes will be ON.