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Evolution Muay Thai NYC – Instructors:
Brandon Levi opened Evolution Muay Thai after competing in both Australia and Thailand and training in New York and London.
With over 20 years experience in Muay Thai, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and even Karate, Brandon has a wealth of knowledge to pass on to his students.
His laid-back, easy going nature combined with his unique teaching methods, keen eye for technique and excellent work ethic make him one of the most popular and respected coaches in the Muay Thai community.
German Salas was raised from early childhood in New York City. German has a quiet confidence about him, matched perfectly by his humble persona, and calm demeanor.
German was introduced to Shotokan Karate in his early teens and a few years later discovered the art of grappling. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu became the number one passion in his life.
After receiving his blue belt from Shihan Gene Dunn, German got the opportunity to train under Marcelo Garcia at his new Academy. From 2010 to 2012 German trained at Marcelo Garcia Academy, earning his purple belt.
In 2012 he was hired to teach at Ryan Hall’s 50/50 Academy in Virginia. Over the next two years, German competed his heart out, placing in forty one competitions and earning the following accolades: (hyper link http://5050bjj.com/competition-team/salas-german)
• #1 IBJJF Ranked Adult No-Gi Featherweight for 2013
• #2 IBJJF ranked Adult No-Gi Open Weight for 2013
• #3 IBJJF Ranked Adult Featherweight for 2013
In 2014 Ryan Hall awarded German his brown belt. Taking a step back from competition, German decided to focus his energies more on teaching. Being a good competitor is one thing; being able to teach is another. German spent the next two years cultivating his teaching style for children and adults, creating a fun learning atmosphere while stressing the importance of technique over strength. His eye for detail is one of his greatest strengths.
He continued to compete, but his main focus was teaching. Despite this change in direction, he still managed to pick up several victories:
• ADCC Virginia Beach Nationals No-Gi Featherweight Champion (2/2/14)
• ADCC Virginia Beach Nationals (Professional 70 kg) 2nd (2/22/14)
• NAGA Philadelphia Featherweight Champion (2/1/14)
• US Grappling Submission-only Lightweight Champion (12/7/13)
• NAGA North American Championship Lightweight Champion (11/16/13)
In 2016 German returned to New York and Marcelo Garcia Academy.
He has had over 250 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches.
, one of New York University’s most decorated wrestlers, is the assistant coach of the NYU Wrestling program and currently working with the team’s middleweights.
A 2007 NYU graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance, Kobilansky was a four-year member of the wrestling team. He compiled 118 career victories, the third-highest total in program history. Kobilansky recorded 64 wins at 141 pounds, the most ever by an NYU grappler, while his 48 victories at 149 pounds remains the second most at that weight class.
During his NYU career, Kobilansky earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Rookie of the Year honors, UAA Most Outstanding Wrestler accolades as a senior, was a three-time National Wrestling Coaches’ Association Scholar All-American and UAA All-Academic honoree, an 11-time UAA Athlete of the Week selection, and was the only three-time NCAA Championships qualifier in NYU program history.
Gene’s the founder of Flow Athletics, with the mission of helping athletes improve their mental game. Follow his writing on Nutrition, Mindset, Technique and Supplements on the Flow Athletics blog.
Kobilansky, who also earned a certification in management consulting from Yale University in 2007, went on to win a silver medal in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the Pan Am Games in 2012. He also currently does private instruction with aspiring Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters.
A native of Kiev, Ukraine, who was raised in Rochester, NY, Kobilansky currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Garry St. Leger
has spent nearly his whole life perfecting his skills as a Judoka. An Olympic alternate in 2008, Garry is a 3 time National Champion and 3 time Pan-American medalist.
As a 2010 world team member, he has competed against and trained with some of the absolute best Judo players on the planet.
While still competing at the top level in Judo, Garry has begun to branch out into Mixed Martial Arts. Studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai, Garry is a well-rounded fighter who is comfortable in any position, whether it be standing or grounded.
As an instructor Garry is warm and very approachable. He is patient with his students and always reinforces students to practice what they’ve learned from another class and apply it to his class. Always eager to share and pass on his mixed martial arts knowledge.
He brings this broad knowledge base into his classes at Evolution Muay Thai.