Hapkido and Tiny Tiger Exams this Friday and Saturday January 30th & 31st

It’s time to kick off 2015 with the first belt exams of the year.  Wishing all the students testing the best of skill on their exam.  If you are unsure if your child is testing please visit.  http://evomaa.net/hapkido/exams 

Friday January 30th

  • 5pm – Green Belt Exam
  • 6pm – Orange Belt Exam

Saturday January 31st

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

Remember all regular Hapkido and Tiny Tigers classes will be CANCELLED both Friday and Saturday.  All CrossFit classes will be ON.

1 Year Mini Cubs Anniversary class. Celebrate with us. Free class and stay for food and snacks.

Who knew a parent and me karate class would be a hit? A program where kids can spend time with their parents, develop life skills at an early age, learn a little martial arts, and most importantly have fun. We have been fortunate to see some of these mini cubs for a full year and it has been remarkable to witness their improvements over this time.

Please join us for our 1 Year Mini Cubs Anniversary class on January 11th 2015 from 10:30 – 11:15am. We wanted to celebrate with hotdogs, popcorn, cookies and other goodies after class.

All Mini Cub students will receive this class for FREE. We encourage you to invite your friends so they get a chance to experience the mini cubs program free as well. Please join our Facebook event page, here.

Most importantly if your child would like to try their first Mini Cubs class on this day please follow the link below and register a spot. Limited space available and it’s a first come first served basis.

Register Now

(If you are a current mini cub, just email info@evomaa.net, we will register for you)

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Friday – Tiny Tiger & Hapkido Schedule Change

Starting Friday, December 5th there will be a permanent class schedule change for the Tiny Tigers and Hapkido classes.  Listed below will be the classes offered Fridays.

  • 4:30 pm – Tiny Tigers (All Ranks)
  • 5:00 pm – Hapkido Jrs (All Ranks)
  • 6:00 pm – Evolution Top Team

There will be no changes made to the CrossFit classes.  If you have any questions please email info@evomaa.net.  Thank you.

November 2014 Hapkido Belt Exam Schedule

We will be having Hapkido belt exams this Friday November 21st and a Tiny Tigers Exam followed by Graduation Saturday November 22nd.  Parents of students testing should have recieved an email with more exam details yesterday.  This is the upcoming schedule for Friday and Saturday.

Friday November 21st

  • 5pm – Jr Green, Orange, and White belt Exam
  • 6pm – Jr. Blue and Blue/Black Stripe belt Exam

*NO Regular Hapkido or Tiny Tigers Classes
**CrossFit Classes ON

Saturday November 22nd

  • 9:30-10:15am – Tiny Tigers Exam
  • 10:30-11am – Graduation

*NO Regular Hapkido or Tiny Tigers Classes
**CrossFit Classes ON

Please visit http://evomaa.net/hapkido/exams to view the student testing list or to view frequently asked questions.  If you have any more questions or concerns please email exams@evomaa.net.  Please wish these students the best as they have all been working extremely hard preparing for this exam.

 

October 30th, Wear your Costume to Class Day.

We do this every year the day before Halloween students can wear and show off their awesome Halloween costumes to class.  So this Thursday October 30th if your child would like to participate, please have them bring and wear their halloween costume.  They can wear their mask and bring their accessories for our group photo but will have to take it off during the actual class.

All Tiny Tiger and Junior classes will be cancelled Friday October 31st due to Halloween.  All adult classes will still be on.  Have a safe and Happy Halloween everyone.

New Season, New Team – Top Auditions August 17th

It’s that time of the year, Top Team auditions.  We are assembling a new group of Top Team students for the 2014-2015 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.

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 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 17th, starting at 8:00am.
  • Students must make an appointment ahead of time (Sign Ups will be on the front counter). Students can only audition one time. (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.

Small Summer Schedule Change Starting June 16th (Hapkido Jr. Green Belt and up)

Starting June 16th, Monday and Wednesdays we will be offering a 9am Hapkido Jr. class for Green Belt ranking and higher.  Because of this the Monday and Wednesday 4pm Green Belt and up class will be CANCELLED.

This special class time will run from June 16th until August 6th while most children are on summer vacation.

  • To recap the two Green belt and up classes on Monday and Wednesdays will be at 9am and 6pm starting Jun 16th ending Aug 6th.

No other classes will be changed or affected.

Please email info@evomaa.net with any questions.

Quarterly Student Report Cards

The 4pm class and I were discussing their report cards from school.  I thought to myself why don’t we have that.  We are an academy, we teach students, thus students should be graded just like at school.  We have belt exams but that only scores a child based on performance over one day and that happens only every few months.  Some parents drop their child off, others workout at the same time.  This will allow you to find out how your child is doing over the course of 3 months.  

So problem solved, we will be handing out quarterly progress report cards to every student.  The first progress report card will be handed out toward the end of this week and early next week covering January – March 2014.  
Just like school, items will be scored on a scale from 1 to 4.  Since most children can relate, 1 is a rating of poor while 4 is excellent.  Children understand that too many 1’s on a school report card can cause them to be held back from their next grade.  Same rules apply at Evolution, too many 1’s on our progress report card will cause them to be held back from their next projected belt exam.  
Parents these progress reports will be passed out to your child.  Instead of emailing them straight to you we want to make sure they see what their scores are and what they need improvement in.  These report cards must be signed by a parent and returned to us.
These report cards will only go out to Juniors.  No report cards for Tiny Tigers or adults.  
If you have any questions please email info@evomaa.net

Introducing Our First EVO Clinic. March 16th

We are holding our first EVO Clinic on Sunday March 16thfrom 11:30-12:30pm.  If you or 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.  The cost of this one-hour clinic is $20, a minimum of 3 kids must to sign up for the clinic to take place.  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 contact Mr. Jason or email info@evomaa.net

Parent and Me Classes Are Here to Stay

We have concluded all 4 weeks of the parent and me trial classes at Evolution Martial Arts Academy.  These trial classes were for us to adjust our teaching style to accommodate the youngest children we have ever taught.  After receiving lots of positive feedback from parents we have decided to officially add this type of class permanently.
We have learned parents want to keep their children active.  We will do our best to keep them moving and developing better motor skills while keeping everything fun.  We will also still incorporate a little martial arts into this program.  Class format will remain relatively the same because kids at this age like similar structure and familiarity.  Each week kids will work on a new martial arts technique the “skill” of the week.  The skill will cycle over again approximately every few weeks.  This class is a much slower paced class than our other martial arts classes.   
Here is everything you will need to know if you would like to join this program. 
  • All new students who have never tried these classes will receive 2 free trial classes to decide if they would like to join. 
  • Ages for this program are 2.5 to 4.  If your child is 4 or close to turning 4 we suggest they take our normal Tiny Tiger program where it is just student and instructor.  This program will be too easy and not challenging for them. 
  • Class will be held only on Sundays 10:30-11:15am (days and times may change in the future) starting January 5th 2014
  • The Pricing will be $99 for a 10 Class Pack.  After every class the card will be punched, when you run out you can purchase a new pack.  Classes on packs never expire and can only be used for Parent and Me classes. 
  • Students will be required to purchase and wear a uniform for $40 this includes patches and name embroidery.
  • Family discounts are available if you have older children interested in martial arts or if parent’s are interested something for themselves.  Please email info@evomaa.net for pricing.