Lead by IBJJF 3rd degree Black Belt Dan Guillemette Evolution BJJ is designed to provide students with a solid base in Brazilian jiu-jitsu through theories, techniques and principles. Our classes incorporate both fundamentals and drills designed to show students how to use the fluidity of movement, transitions and offensive/defence strategies to improve their game. You can equate these manoeuvres to a form of kinetic chess where a submission hold is the equivalent of checkmate.
Our no gi jiu-jitsu program focuses on learning and applying the fundamentals of Brazilian jiu-jitsu without the traditional gi (kimono). Also known as “Submission Wrestling” this program is often the base for students preparing to compete in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Our n -gi program is a mix of BJJ, Freestyle Wrestling, Greco Romaine Wrestling, as well as some Japanese styles.
As a martial art BJJ is designed to allow the weak to defeat the strong so BJJ is ideal for women who want to learn how to protect themselves. The women's BJJ program combines a self-defence component with a focus on techniques that can be realistically used against a more powerful opponent as well as learning the sport of BJJ. The class also has a strong fitness component that is unparalleled to classes taught in traditional gyms.
Judo is a way of life, a martial art, combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Recognized as an Olympic sport since 1964, Judo requires of its athletes to have strength, speed and concentration and to practice with their teammates in order to meet the challenges of competition. Evolution Judo is under the technical direction of Daniel Poirier
Muay Thai is known as the science of eight limbs. In this beginners program you will learn all the basic techniques of Muay Thai and develop the ability to deliver power punches, kicks, knees and elbows from all angles. You will also learn the basics of the Muay Thai clinch. Our focus will be on fundamentals and their application in technical sparring but we will also work on strength and cardio since both are needed to improve your Muay thai skills and level.
Our MMA program Level 1 will teach you the basic techniques of MMA. Broken down into two specific classes, twice a week the emphasis will be on improving your striking(Muay Thai)and the other two days will be ground work (no gi). MMA is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thaï, and Judo. The goal of MMA is to defeat your opponent by submission, decision, TKO, or referee stoppage.
Our Adult / Youth Boxing program is for learning the basics of modern Olympic Boxing with an emphasis on conditioning. Olympic Boxing is a perfect way of learning highly effective self-defence skills and getting you in good physical shape at the same time. Boxing is not only challenging physically but also mentally as it is commonly called the “science” of striking. Thus, Boxing helps you to improve yourself mentally and physically, pushing your limits every training session. Although fighting and sparring is not required, testing your limits and going beyond them is. Boxing workouts are one of the best workouts for constant improvement.