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.

Hapkido Belt Exams Friday and Saturday. NO regular Hapkido or Tiny Tiger classes.

There will be NO regular Hapkido or Tiny Tiger classes on this Friday (12/2) and Saturday (12/3) due to belt exams and graduation.  The Saturday CrossFit class will be at 9am.

We would like to wish all the students testing the best of skill on their exam.  You should have received 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 December 2nd Juniors Exam (Current Belt Rank)

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

Saturday December 3rd  (Parking lot will be closed because of repaving, must park on the street. Sorry)

  • 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, Saturday 9am CrossFit.

Special 2 Part Seminar for Black Belt Club Members and Black Belt Candidates.

All Black Belt Club Members and Black Belt Candidate please join us for a special event on Sunday October 2nd.  This is a two part seminar taught by one of the best female instructors who taught most of us at one point or another as we came up the ranks. Ms. Erin is a 4th degree black belt who lives up in Northern California. After some convincing from Ms. Bailey and Mr. AJ we very fortunate to have her agree to come to Evolution to do this special event for you. Each one of us here at Evolution can look back and easily say Ms. Erin has helped and improved something in our martial arts career. Join us for this event as she will give you tips to improving your skills.

The first seminar will be for all Black Belt Club Members and Black Belt Candidates. The second seminar is geared toward females only. This seminar is to help empower girls and build confidence in skills like grappling and sparring.

This special event will be held on Sunday October 2nd

Black Belt Club Lunch – 12pm – We will serve some pizza before the event begins.

Seminar 1 – 12:30-1:30pm – All Black Belt Club Members and Black Belt Candidates. (Boys & Girls)

Seminar 2 – 1:30-2:30pm – Black Belt Club & Black Belt Candidate (Girls ONLY).

We are looking forward to seeing you all here.  For the girls we hope you can attend both seminars.  Please bring all weapons and sparring gear.  Sign Ups will be at the front desk soon.

 

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Black Belt Club Summer Event – August 27th 12pm at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center

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Attention all Black Belt Club Members our next Black Belt Club event will be at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.  Please join us on Saturday August 27th at 12pm.  This will be a fun afternoon to enjoy some swimming with your Black Belt Club friends.  Since we could have a large group we all need to arrive earlier so we all can get in easily.  The Aquatic Center has 2 recreation pools, one with a water slide which you must be at least 48″ to ride, and a diving pool.  Check out the video below.

Evolution will cover the cost of the Black Belt Club Member, any parents entering or siblings attending will have to pay for themselves (you have to pay an entry fee even if don’t actually swim).  The cost for kids is $4 and adults is $6.  Your entry fee will allow you to stay at the facility from 12pm-5pm.  We will be there for a bit but you are more than welcome to stay as long as you wish.

You are allowed to bring water bottles but no food, as they sell food there.  They have locker rooms with showers and changing areas.  I believe you can re-enter the aquatic center once you get in, they will stamp your hand.  The provided sitting and relaxing area is first come first serve but you can bring your own beach chairs, umbrellas, and possibly pop-up tents)

If you are interested in attending this event please sign up at the front desk.  Don’t forget the sunblock!

Saturday August 27th 12pm

SANTA CLARITA AQUATIC CENTER
20850 Centre Pointe Parkway

 

Come Support Lift Up Autism on Saturday September 10th.

Everyone knows someone who is autistic.  Thousands of CrossFit Boxes all over the country and tens of thousands of athletes will all participate on September 10th for the Lift Up Autism.

WHAT IS LIFT UP AUTISM?

Three years ago, on October 19, 2013 Josh Everett, TrainHeroic, and more than 350 boxes in the fitness community, rallied together in spectacular fashion to support the Autism community in a worldwide workout event called Lift Up Luke.

This “competition for a cause” specifically sought to support early diagnosis and treatment of Autism, raise funds for the Autism Tree Project Foundation in San Diego, and most importantly, turn a global spotlight on the measured and severe impact of Autism on families and individuals around the world.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Click on the link below to register, then click on the Green Tickets button on the upper right.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crossfit-evolution-lift-up-autism-2016-tickets-26972523544?ref=ebtn

You will have have 3 options:

  1. $35 (WOD and T-Shirt) – $10 gets donated.
  2. Your Donation Amount – WOD (no shirt)
  3. $0 – Just WOD.

Guys this is a good cause, so we are hoping everyone selects option #1 or #2.  If you select option #1 you must register BEFORE August 27th if you want your shirt prior to the September 10th WOD.  Any registration after August 27th, you will receive your T-shirt a week after the WOD.

THE WORKOUT

“LUKE”

5 MIN AMRAP

  • 4 Power Cleans: 155 lbs. Men/105 lbs. Women
  • 24 Double Unders
  • 10 Pull-Ups

The “Luke” workout is challenging but accessible.  We have scaling options to accommodate athletes of all abilities and experience levels.

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CrossFit Adult ONLY Summer Potluck Game Night.

We decided to host an adult only CrossFit EVO Potluck Game Night on Friday Night August 26th at 7pm.  We wanted to do a Summer activity for all the CrossFitters.  This is an adult only event so please find someone to watch the kiddos if you have any.  Please bring some food or drinks as this is a potluck.  The game is a fun adult themed group game. The more people who come the better the game so try to get all your CrossFit Evo friends to show up.  In this game you’ll have to know everyone pretty well which I’m sure you all do.

So please join us for food, drinks, and tons of laughs.

No Regular Hapkido / Tiny Tiger Classes Friday & Saturday. No 10am CrossFit Saturday due to Testing and Graduation.

There will be NO regular Hapkido or Tiny Tiger classes on this Friday (7/22) and Saturday (7/23) due to belt exams and graduation.  The Saturday 10am CrossFit class will be cancelled as well due to Graduation.  You are more than welcome to come in and workout on your own (8:30-10:30) as long as you stay relatively quiet during testing.

We would like to wish all the students testing the best of skill on their exam.  You should have received 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 July 22nd Juniors Exam (Current Belt Rank)

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

Saturday July 23rd (Current Belt Rank)

  • 8:45 am – Tiny Tigers Exam (Blue – Red Belts)
  • 9:30 am – Tiny Tiger Exam (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, Saturday 10am CrossFit cancelled.

Join us for the Zootopia Ice Cream Movie Night

Join us for a summer movie night as we will be showing Zootopia on July 29th.  Zootopia is one of Disney’s latest hits to gross more than $340 million domestically at the box office.  We will be serving popcorn and create your own Ice Cream Sundae at this movie night.

Please come a little earlier to get a great spot on the mat to watch.  We will not be serving any type of food as dinner,  if you plan on coming or dropping off your child please have them fed before the movie begins.  Parents if you plan on dropping off your child that is fine but please be respectful of our time and arrive at 9:30pm for pick up.  We would like to go home as well.

Remember to wear comfortable clothes, bring a pillow maybe a blanket, and a water bottle if you get thirsty.  We have fliers on the front counter for you to invite your friends.  Hope to see you all there.

  • Date: Friday July 29th
  • Time: 7:30-9:30pm
  • What to bring: Pillow, blanket, and water bottle.
  • Invite a friend!

Join Us for Evolution’s 4 Year Anniversary

Can you believe it? We will be celebrating our 4 Year Anniversary on July 16th.  Time has just flown by, we still remember the long days of preparing and building out the facility, and then the days of 2-3 student classes.  Please join us on Saturday July 16th at 11am.  Hapkido Jr, Mini Cubs, and Tiny Tigers please wear your full uniform as we will take our annual group photo.  For the adults we will be taking a group photo on the CrossFit side.

We will be raffling off some free prizes like we do every year.  We will be offering refreshments and a build your own Ice Cream bar this year.  Also the photo booth will be back this so you can all take some goofy photos with your friends.

Thank you for your never ending support these last 4 years.  We hope to see everyone here on the 16th.  All regular classes will be cancelled on Saturday  as we set up for the Anniversary.

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