Hapkido Jr. (Green-Black Belt) Summer Morning Classes

We will be offering a twice a week morning class for the summer.  This class is for Jr’s Green belt to Black Belt.  The class will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-10am.  Beat the heat and get your class done so you can enjoy the pool in the late afternoon.

Starts: Monday July 10th
Ends: Wednesday August 9th.

All afternoon classes will REMAIN the same.

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.

 

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

We are adding more Tiny Tiger classes Starting March 1st.

Our Tiny Tigers program is starting to explode with almost as many students as Juniors.  With that in mind we had to add more mat space with our current remodel which is almost done.  Along with that we had to add a few more Tiny Tiger class options.  Adding a few more classes and separating out belts based on ability will help give us the chance to challenge Tiny Tigers at their level.  We know this schedule may or may not work for everyone but we have other classes available for you as well.

  • New Schedule starts March 1st
  • ANYTHING not mentioned below will REMAIN the SAME
  • 3:30pm class Monday – Thursdays will change to this:
    • Monday & Wednesday
      • 3:00pm – Tiny Tiger White – Green
      • 3:30pm – Tiny Tiger Blue-Black
    • Tuesday & Thursday
      • 3:00pm – Tiny Tiger Blue-Black
      • 3:30pm – Tiny Tiger White – Green
  • Friday’s
    • 4:00 – Tiny Tiger White – Green
    • 4:30 – Blue-Black

Below is the full Tiny Tiger class schedule Starting March 1st. (May have to turn your phone sideways)

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
11:00am Tigers (All Ranks)
11:30am Tigers (All Ranks)
3:00pm Tigers (White- Green) Tigers (Blue – Black) Tigers (White- Green) Tigers (Blue – Black)
3:30 Tigers (Blue – Black) Tigers (White- Green) Tigers (Blue – Black) Tigers (White- Green)
4:00 Tigers (White- Green)
4:30 Tigers (Blue – Black)
5:00 Tigers (White- Green) Tigers (Blue – Black) Tigers (White- Green) Tigers (Blue – Black)
5:30 Tigers (Blue – Black) Tigers (White- Green) Tigers (Blue – Black) Tigers (White- Green)

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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Season 4 EVO Top Team Auditions. August 7 & 14.

It’s that time of the year, Top Team auditions.  We are assembling a new group of Top Team students for the 2016-2017 season.
Do you like performing in front of a crowd? Does that type of intensity get your adrenaline pumping? Evolution Martial Arts Academy is holding auditions to join Evo Top Team, our demonstration team. Evo Top Team will perform demonstrations at future belt graduations and other special events. A special class on Fridays will allow these team members to work together and prepare for the next performance and improve on special skills.

This year we will be selecting between 8-10 students to join the Top Team.  The students will be split into 2 teams.  Each team will perform at alternating belt graduations.  This will give students 2 months off to rest before they start meeting for practices and finally perform at a graduation.  If some students would like to perform at all demonstrations they are more than welcome to as well.  Once the teams are formed, performance dates will be given.

Requirements:
The ONLY requirement needed to audition is the rank of at least Hapkido Jr. Green Belt. All students who fulfill this requirement are more than welcome to try out but NOT every student will make it. Only 8-10 spots are available on this roster as of right now. Five of the most important factors we are looking for are

  • Focus
  • Following directions
  • Technical ability
  • Intensity
  • Being able to handle pressure

How Auditions Work:

  • Auditions will be held on Sunday August 7rd and August 14th starting at 8:30am.
  • Students must make an appointment ahead of time (Sign Ups will be on the front counter). Students only audition one time on one of the days. (Previous Top Team members MUST audition again)
  • Students waiting must wait in lobby area until their turn.
  • Each student will demonstrate in 10 minutes a list of techniques in front of judges. (Students have done all these techniques before, list of techniques will not be known to student until they step on the mat)
  • Once students are done they are free to leave.
  • Judges will review all notes and students who made the team will be notified a couple days later.

Parents keep in mind there is a possibly only one sibling could make it while the other(s) do not. Students who make the team may be cut from the team at any time. Auditions will be held again in the future as we increase the number of spots on the team or have to fill available spots.

Good luck, bring your skills.

We will add a Juniors Advanced class Monday & Wednesday Morning during the Summer

Not so much of a change more like an addition.  Starting the week of June 20th we will be offering morning classes for Hapkido Junior Advanced students (Green Belts and higher).  These classes will be offered on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9am-10am.  This will allow some of those to take the class in the morning while freeing up time in the afternoon for summer activities.

Unlike last year the Monday and Wednesday Advanced class at 4pm will still be ON.  So our normal afternoon/evening schedule will remain the same.  This special schedule will run from June 20th to August 10th.

Black Belt Club Members Join us for a Special Class Taught by our Teacher.

Black Belt Club members we wanted to give you a special chance to come take a class taught by our teacher Sensei Fariborz on Saturday April 23 from 1-2pm.  In this class you will meet Sensei Fariborz who taught all of your instructors here at Evolution.  He will give a brief background of himself and how he got started martial arts.  Then he will teach you all something new or different.  If you plan on attending please bring all your equipment and weapons.

The class is scheduled to go from 1pm-2pm (but may go over).  Please come a bit earlier at 12:30 for a light lunch before the class.  There will be a sign up at the front desk if you plan on attending.  This will give us a better idea of how much lunch we will need to bring.  We hope all the Black Belt Club members can make it.  This is a great opportunity to learn from someone who taught all of us for 15+ years.

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