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


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


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


  • 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


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


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

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. 

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. 

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.



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


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

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.


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.


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

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.




  • 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.