Hocus Pocus Free Movie Night Friday October 27th 7:30-9:00pm

It’s close to Halloween, so for a little fun before we will be hosting a free movie night, Disney’s Hocus Pocus here at Evolution on Friday October 27th.   The movie will start at 7:30pm and end around 9:00pm.

Please come a little earlier to get a great spot on the mat to watch.  We will NOT be serving any type of food or dinner,  if you plan on coming or dropping off your child please have them fed before the movie begins.  We will only be serving freshly popped popcorn.  Parents if you plan on dropping off your child that is fine but please be respectful of our time and arrive at 8:45pm for pick up.  We 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 here.

  • Date: Friday October 27th
  • Time: 7:30-9:00pm (as always we start on time)
  • What to bring: Pillow, blanket, and water bottle.
  • Invite a friend!

Black Belt Club Event – Miniature Golf. October 21st

We will be hosting a Miniature Golf Event for Black Belt Club Members.  This event will be free for all active Black Belt Club Members so come out and challenge your friends to a few rounds of golf.  The day of the event will be Saturday October 21st, at 1pm at Sherman Oaks Castle Park. (Address Below)

We will have a shared area with some reserved tables.  Our time at these tables will be from 1pm to 3pm.  Everyone who is participating will receive:

  • Unlimited Games of Mini Golf (Can play until the park closes, just wont have access to tables after 3pm)
  • 1 Slice of Pizza
  • 1 Soft Drink
  • 1 Ice Cream
  • $5 Arcade Game card.

Parents if you or siblings of club members would like participate with the package above the cost will be $15.  Otherwise you can pay separately at the window for whatever you like, 1 game, etc…

There will be a sign up at the Front Desk.  I must have a final head count by October 15th.  IMPORTANT– If you sign up and decide to not show day of or cancel after the 15th, we will have to charge you the $15.

Sherman Oaks Castle Park
4989 Sepulveda Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA. 91403


2017 CrossFit EVO Team Open Details

Tomorrow is the first Open workout for 2017, hope you are all ready for it.  I am looking forward to see how far you all come in the last year.  I’m hoping everyone can remember to have fun and not take things too seriously.  Remember everyone has something, an important prior engagement on a Friday, a minor injury, or maybe they are just new to CrossFit, etc.  Motivate everyone, on your team or not and help others push themselves to something they were never able to do, that’s what the CrossFit community is all about after all.

Below are some of the details for the Open happening for the next few weeks.

Important Dates

  • 2/24 – 17.1
  • 3/3 – 17.2
  • 3/10 – 17.3
  • 3/17 – 17.4
  • 3/24 – 17.5
  • 3/31 – 7:30pm CrossFit Open Potluck

Sign Up For Heat Time

  • Every week we will post a sign up for your heat time.  Since we don’t have any knowledge of the workouts we have decided to have heats run every 30 minutes.  Please come in early to warm up the movements needed for the workout.

Workout Selection

  • We will only have RX workouts and Scaled.
  • Master scaled will be available only if you are age 50+.
  • The coaches will make sure you are doing the workout appropriate to your skill level.

Before Each Heat

  • Prior to the start of each heat, one coach will go over the movements with each of the 6 athletes.  They will explain what you would need to do to make the rep count.
  • Another coach will meet with all 6 judges to go over the standards for reps to make sure everyone is counting the same way.

Top 10

  • Each team will have 14-16 people.  I will only take the scores for the top 10 people on your team.  So the top 10 scores may vary based on the workouts and the athlete’s skill level from week to week.
  • New CrossFitters who finished the Beginners course maybe added to teams.  Please welcome them and explain to them how it works as this is their first CrossFit Open.

Team Scoring

  • The top ten scores will be added up.  The team with the most reps will earn 25 points, the 2nd place team for the week will earn 22 points, and the 3rd place team will earn 20 points.

RX Workouts

  • I will reward people who push themselves to do Open Workouts at RX.  If workout is done at RX you will earn 1 extra bonus point for your team.

Showing up

  • I want to encourage you to come on Friday to participate in the Open.  The electricity and atmosphere is something you won’t get if you make the workout up on a different day.  Every person on your team who shows up will earn 1 point out of a maximum 12 points, this will give each team 2 spots as a pass if  someone can’t make it in.  Try to encourage everyone on your team to make it in!
  • The team with the most people who show up on Friday will earn 16 points, 2nd place team 14 points, and 3rd place team 12 points.  Teams with same attendance will earn the same amount of points.

Making Up the Open Workout

  • If you can’t make the workout on Friday you have until the close of business the following Tuesday to make up the workout for it to count towards your teams score.  You will need to find your own judge and give a coach the heads up that you are making up an Open workout.


  • To avoid people from just showing up, working out and leaving, we need judges.  Judges will have a chance to earn some extra points for their teams.  When you judge a person you will earn 1 point, you can judge an extra heat for an additional bonus point.  The most points a person can earn is 2 points for judging.
  • The team with the most points from judging will earn 12 points, 2nd place team 10 points, and 3rd place team 8 points.  Teams with same amount of judge points will earn the same amount of points.

Coaches Workout

  • The coaches will battle head to head to earn points for their teams.  The coach with the most reps will earn 16 points, 2nd place 14 points, and 3rd place 12 points.


  • Standings will be posted as soon as I have finished them.  I will have to wait until after Tuesday to post since there can be some people making up the workout.  Individual scores will NOT be posted.

End of Open Potluck

  • Every year at the end of the Open we have a potluck.  This year is no exception, the potluck is to celebrate all your hard work, public, and private victories from this year’s open.  The potluck is set for Friday March 31st at 7:30pm

3 Things to Remember

  • Push Yourself!
  • Encourage Others!
  • Have Fun!

Hapkido Jr. & Tiny Tiger classes cancelled on Presidents’ Day.

We will be canceling Hapkido Jr. and Tiny Tiger classes on Presidents’ Day, Monday February 20th.  We will only be offering 2 special CrossFit classes on that day at 6pm and 7pm.  These CrossFit classes will be a special Partner or Team WOD.

We hope you enjoy the day off, this will give us the opportunity to finish up our remodel.  Classes will resume back to normal on Tuesday.




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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Important Dates and Events for May 2016

Here are some important dates and events for May and Early June.

Hapkido Exams

Friday May 20th (NO regular Hapkido or Tiny Tiger classes)

  • 5pm – White, Orange, & Yellow Belts*
  • 6pm – Green & Blue Belts*

Saturday May 21st (NO regular Hapkido or Tiny Tiger classes)

  • 9:30am – Tiny Tiger Exam*
  • 10:30am – Belt Graduation

Sunday May 22nd (NO Mini Cubs class)

  • 6:00am – Black Belt Qualification Exam**

* Please Visit http://evomaa.net/hapkido/exams to see if your child is testing.  This list could change until we get closer to the actual exam date.  A more detailed email will be sent to you as we get closer to the exam.

**Candidate Parents a separate email regarding where to meet with more details will be sent out soon.

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

We will be closed for most of the weekend.  We hope you enjoy the long weekend.  We will be having one CrossFit class on Monday May 30th at 9am for the Murph WOD.  A more detailed information will be coming soon.

May 28th-30th – All Regular Classes Cancelled.

Be Your Own Body Guard Seminar

SAFER IN A DAY! The Be Your Own BodyGuard seminar 

Saturday June 4th from 8am-12pm

Please click on this link to register for this seminar at Evolution.  Register by May 28th to receive the early bird special.


The ability to protect yourself or a loved one is the single greatest skill you could possess. What if learning how to be your own bodyguard was much easier than you thought? This intensive 4 hour course will give you the foundational knowledge to improve your situational awareness, verbal skills and equip you with simple & practical self defense skills.

The ‘No-nonsense Self-defense’ program is called: Be Your Own Bodyguard and was researched, developed by Coach Tony Blauer, a pioneer of modern self-defense. He has created a system based on physiology and natural biomechanics called SPEAR, it’s based on the startle-flinch response, which is part of the human survival reflex. This is an 80,000 year old DNA hard-wired into our survival system – to say it’s stood the test is understatement. What this really means is you already have the key to the system hardwired in you.

Park WOD Saturday June 4th 

Since we are hosting a seminar at Evolution on June 4th, we decided to have a Park WOD for those who want to get a workout in the morning.  The Park WOD will start at 9am. We will be giving out more information soon. Plus it’s nice to get outside anyways.

  • June 4th 9am –  Park WOD.  More Details soon.

Closed President’s Day February 15th.

We wanted to let everyone know we will be closed on Monday February 15th for the President’s Day Holiday.  All classes will resume on Tuesday at their normal times.  Enjoy the day off.

Holiday Schedule Reminder

As we wrap up this year we want to say thank you to our entire community for a great 2015.  We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  We hope everyone gets a chance to spend a little more time with family and friends during this holiday season.  With that being said we will be having a special schedule for the week between Christmas and New Years.  Below is the schedule.

Dec 24th Thursday – Christmas Eve – CLOSED
Dec 25th Friday – Christmas Day – CLOSED
Dec 26th Saturday – Christmas Weekend – CLOSED
Dec 27th Sunday – Mini Cubs – ON
Dec 28th MondaySpecial Schedule (These Classes ONLY)

  • 4:30 – Tiny Tigers (ALL Ranks)
  • 5:00 – Hapkido Jrs (White – Yellow)
  • 6:00 – Hapkdo Jrs. (Green+)
  • 7:00 – Hapkido Adults
  • CrossFit Schedule Remains the Same

Dec 29th Tuesday – Special Schedule (These Classes ONLY)

  • 4:30 – Tiny Tigers (ALL Ranks)
  • 5:00 – Hapkido Jrs (Green+)
  • 6:00 – Hapkdo Jrs. (White-Yellow)
  • CrossFit Schedule Remains the Same

Dec 30th Wednesday –  Special Schedule (SAME AS Monday Dec 28th)
Dec 31st Thursday – New Years Eve – CLOSED
Jan 1st Friday – New Years Day – CLOSED
Jan 2nd Saturday – New Years Weekend – CLOSED
Jan 3rd Sunday – Mini Cubs – ON

Labor Day Holiday Schedule – 9am Saturday CrossFit Park WOD

We will be closed Saturday September 5th to Monday September 7th for the Labor Day Holiday.  We hope you enjoy the long weekend with your friends and family.

If you are free on Saturday morning please join us from 9am-10am at Mason Park for a CrossFit park WOD.  This workout is open to all regulars and beginners.  Get one final workout in before the Labor Day barbecues.  We hope to see you there.

Memorial Day 2015 Schedule

Below is the Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

May 23rd – Saturday –  CLOSED – All regular classes cancelled.
May 24th – Sunday – CLOSED – Mini Cubs cancelled.
May 25th – Monday – All regular classes cancelled (Only 1 special CrossFit class at 9am*)
*9am Memorial Day Murph Hero WOD.  For more information Click Here.

Enjoy the long weekend off, we will.