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Evolution Muay Thai NYC

Located in Midtown Manhattan between Chelsea and the Flatiron district. We offer Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Wrestling, Judo, Strength and Conditioning classes.

evolution muay thaiEvolution Muay Thai (NYC) was founded in 2006 by Australian Muay Thai coach Brandon Levi. On May 1, 2010, Brandon opened his own facility at 12 West 27th Street, New York City.

With a strong competition team, great coaching staff and a friendly, “no worries” atmosphere, Evolution is one of the most popular and respected gyms in the country. Whether you are training for fun, fitness, self-defense or competition, Evolution has the program for you.

At Evolution, we firmly believe that for a martial art to be effective it must be tested constantly. The only way to be sure what you are learning is effective is to test it out in live sparring or competition. That is why the only martial arts you will ever see at Evolution are those with a history of competition.

All Evolution coaches are respected fighters in their own right, so you know the instruction you are getting comes from actual fight experience. Our coaching staff will push you to your limits, but in a way that feels more like fun and less like hard work.

Evolution offers top quality tuition in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Wrestling. At Evolution, you will get fitter than you ever thought possible, make new friends and learn how to kick some serious ass.

With no enrollment fees, cancellation fees, or penalties of any kind, it’s no wonder we have so many good reviews.

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Invicta Straw-weight Champion and Evolution Muay Thai alum, Angela “Overkill” Hill

“My husband Adam and I started training with Brandon in 2009. I had my first Muay Thai fight in 2010 when I won the WKA USA 110 lb women’s novice tournament championship.

In 2012 I won the WKA USA open women’s 120 lb women’s tournament.
In 2014 I won the North American Professional Muay Thai 110 lb women’s title.
In 2014 I won my first MMA match, securing myself a spot on TUF20 and subsequently the UFC.

Brandon and the Evolution team have been there with me every step of the way. I’m proud to be a part of the Evolution Muay Thai family.”


Muay Thai

The traditional fighting style of Thailand, Muay Thai (Thai boxing) is a brutally effective martial art for both competition, self-defense, and general fitness.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a grappling-based fighting style focusing on incapacitating opponents through the use of leverage against weak areas of the body.


Since ancient times, wrestling has been a training tool for fighters and soldiers alike. One of the original sports of the Olympics, wrestling has a rich history of competition.


Closely related to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo uses many of the same movement patterns, but with more emphasis on takedowns and throws as opposed to BJJ's more ground-based, grappling fight style.

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