Squats – (Rear end must touch Med Ball)
5 tickets – 40+
4 tickets – 31-39
5 tickets – 40+
4 tickets – 31-39
We wanted to let all of our students know that Evolution will be closed on Friday June 15th. Mr. Jason and Mr. Brandon will be attending Sensei Benny “The Jet” Birthday Reception at Team Karate Centers. Sensei Benny is a living legend and one of our teachers, we would not miss his 60th Birthday for the world. Team Karate Centers is hosting a 3 day Benny “The Jet” Kickboxing and Certification and Training Camp. Evolution will be back to regular business hours Saturday June 16th. For more information read the Press Release below or visit: http://www.bennythejet.com/seminar.asp
Evolution Martial Arts Academy is hosting a first responders appreciation day on Sunday June 10th as a thank you for their hard work in our community. They are the ones protecting us, keeping us safe, and helping us out with any type of emergency. First responders are usually taken for granted and we wanted to make sure they are recognized for everything they do. This event is only open to them and their families. We will be offering free CrossFit classes for the adults and martial arts for their children if they decide to come. Its a great way for everyone to meet, hangout, and have a good time.
If you are thinking of attending please join the event on facebook.
Please come join Mr. Jason and Mr. Brandon as they go and support Lily Fair singing live at Cafe Cordiale in Sherman Oaks. Lily has a 45 minute set from 9:30-10:15pm on Wednesday June 13th. This is her last performance for a little while. The event is FREE but all they ask for is a donation which all goes to the Claire’s Place Foundation. The Claire’s Place Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to help children and families affected by Cystic Fibrosis. The foundation is named after Claire Wineland who has been Lily’s best friend since they were kids.
Lets go out and show some support for our very own Lily and contribute to this great cause. Let us know if you are interested in joining us. An estimated head count will be needed so that a table or two can be reserved early before everything is taken. Lets all wear our Evolution or CrossFit shirts and represent our academy. It will be a fun night.
14015 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Wednesday – June 13th
If interested in going let us know ASAP. Thanks
Below is a link to the actual event page on Facebook.
This years theme for the SuperShow was “Legacy”. Fittingly the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award went to Bruce Lee. Bruce changed Martial Arts forever, many started training marital arts because of him. His daughter Shannon Lee proudly accepted the award and then gave a very touching tribute speech. She is keeping his spirit and philosophies alive through the Bruce Lee Foundation.
Seminars Day 1 & 2:
Lots of very good seminar topics this year. We had the opportunity to finally meet Steve LaVallee in person and sit in on his seminar, it was great. The seminars offered many great tips on how to improve your school and how to possibly run a multi school operation. The speaker we were looking forward to the most was Brandon Beliso, we loved his seminar last year and this year was no different. His seminar discussed how to create community in your martial arts school. A lot of his ideas were just so simple and made so much sense to us. We are hoping to use some of their tips to improve our future school.
In conclusion the 2011 SuperShow was great. It was a chance for us to meet a lot of legendary martial artist. The show was well organized and the sessions were very beneficial. We look forward to attending next years SuperShow and many more in the years to come. We want to leave our own “Legacy” in the martial arts world one day.
Sunday July 17th 2011, Tom Callos held a seminar at Team Karate Centers. The seminar covered topics such as ingenious marketing, intelligent curriculum design, and the “new role” of the master teacher. It was a lot of very good helpful information packed into one single day.
Here is a quick bio of Tom Callos. Tom took his first martial arts lesson in 1969, he is currently a 6th Degree Black Belt under his senior instructor Ernie Reyes Sr. For 15 years he owned and operated 2 of the largest martial arts schools in the US (at the time), teaching and managing more then 800 students in two locations. In 1994 he began working exclusively with martial arts associations, school owners, and martial arts teachers, helping them improve the quality of their materials and curriculum. He is now involved with programs like the “acts of kindness” program (www.thinkkindness.org), The Ultimate Black Belt Test, and much more.
We have been following Tom’s Blog and videos for a while now. It was nice to officially meet him in person. We can’t write about everything that was discussed at this seminar but we will mention some of the things that really made an impression. Because Tom does not operate a physical school anymore he has what he calls a digital online school. This online school school never closes and can be accessed from anywhere. This gives him the flexibility to continue to train and teach from anywhere he chooses. We like idea of the cloud and having everything available at all times to our students. He believes in recording everything and uploading it online to share with others. Videos get people excited, we have always thought it was a great idea because videos last forever. If you visit Tom’s site, he posts multiple videos and blogs daily for his students. We would like to follow in his footsteps and be able to communicate to our students effectively by the same means.
Tom said a line Sunday that had a lot meaning, he feels at his age now knowing what he knows, he doesn’t think he was qualified to teach back in his 30’s. He believes that great teaching is not how to throw a good cross punch but how to lead others to be better individuals in society. The best martial arts instructors prepare their students for life in the world, not just life in the studio. Someone testing for a black belt should change and influence the people around them, their community, and maybe the world. That is Tom’s vision for the Ultimate Black Belt exam. We have been very fortunate to have him tell us these concepts and much more. Listening to the views from people who have already trailed the path we are on will help us. There is no reason to reinvent the wheel. We must gather all the knowledge from the veterans in this business and pick and choose what would give us the best success in helping our students grow to become an “Ultimate Black Belt”. Evolution Martial Arts Academy will maintain a good relationship with Tom Callos, he is a great asset to the martial arts community and our future.
For more information visit Tom Callos page at www.tomcallos.com
March 6th, 2011 Dave Kovar made a stop in Southern California to hold one his Martial Arts Instructor Boot-camp seminar. More than fifty school owners and instructors attended this seminar held at Team Karate Centers in Woodland Hills. This seminar was for senior and beginner instructors helping them become even better and more effective martial arts instructors.
Here’s a little information about Dave Kovar. Shihan Kovar is the head instructor of Kovars Family Martial Arts Centers Inc. He has been teaching karate since he was 15 years old and currently holds Black Belts in 6 different styles of Martial Arts. In 1982 he was rated “California Competitor of the Year,” and in 1988 he won the United States Martial Arts Championships Men’s Heavyweight Division in Reno, Nevada. He has operated his own Martial Arts School in the Sacramento area since 1978, making Kovars Family Martial Arts Centers one of the oldest and most respected Martial Arts schools in Sacramento. With over 1,900 students, Kovars is ranked as one of the top schools in the nation.
Over the years Dave has developed a unique method of teaching that has earned him the distinction of being the Instructor of the Year in 1992 from the United States Martial Arts Centers (an association of over 1,300 schools in the United States and Canada). Dave’s teaching techniques give the instructor the unique ability to help students improve their existing skills while increasing their confidence, discipline and respect. In fact, so many other Martial Arts instructors have inquired about these techniques that the Kovar brothers have developed a series of “How to Teach Martial Arts…” videos. These videos have had phenomenal sales both nationally and internationally.*
With this wealth of knowledge and experience it was great he was able to come and share with other school owners who are following the same path he is leading. This 7 hour seminar covered topics such as
So much information covered that it is difficult to list them all. This was a great seminar because as instructors we do most of these techniques anyways but just really breaking them down and working on the techniques that are a bit lacking is all part of the evolution of an instructor. He truly made it very simple giving plenty of realistic examples that we run into on a weekly basis.
The best part about teaching martial arts is watching students progress and succeed. We at Evolution Martial Arts Academy want to empower our students to be successful in whatever they do in their life. Teaching is definitely not a walk in the park, but this seminar will really help us help our students achieve their goals.
If you are school owner or instructor we highly suggest this seminar.
*Courtesy of www.martialinfo.com
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