MMA NYC

Evolution Muay Thai has a complete MMA program.

Mixed Martial Arts

The Evolution Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) program is growing all the time. With multiple disciplines available every day, it is possible to master every aspect of the MMA game individually before putting them all together.

MMA can be broken down into three parts: Striking, Submission grappling and Wrestling. At Evolution, students train extensively in all three. The MMA program is tailored to maximize your results while minimizing the risk of unnecessary injury.

The MMA program combines Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and Judo into one seamless fighting package. Students will learn every aspect of modern mixed martial arts competition from some of the best coaches in the country, without any of the meat-head mentality you might see elsewhere.

Evolution turns regular people into highly trained combat athletes. Our instructors and the members of our fight team are martial arts nerds. We study the finer points of fighting arts with an eye for detail that is borderline OCD.

Evolution is not just a gym. We are a family. Members and staff grow to love and respect each other through hard work and shared experiences. Through life’s ups and downs friendships are made and bonds formed that can last a lifetime.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in, call us today on 646-649-3976 to book a free trial lesson.

Muay Thai

With over twenty years in Muay Thai and Western boxing experience, Coach Brandon has developed a program that incorporates both styles perfectly. The success of Evolution fighters in local, national and international competition is testimony to the effectiveness of this approach.

The traditional fighting style of Thailand, Muay Thai (Thai boxing) is a brutally effective martial art for both competition, self-defense, and general fitness. The emphasis with Muay Thai striking is effectiveness and economy of movement. Nothing is wasted. Every technique is designed to maximize power while minimizing effort.

Nak Muay (Thai boxers) use punches, kicks, elbows, knees and clinch in beautiful yet devastating combinations. These combinations appear so effortless and graceful that Muay Thai has been nicknamed “The Dance of Eight Limbs”.

One of the most noticeable things about Muay Thai boxers is how relaxed they appear to be. This comes from thousands of hours of drilling the basic techniques that make up the core of Muay Thai. Techniques are drilled over and over again at full speed and power until the student reaches a level of exhaustion where they are forced to learn how to move more economically. This tried and true method creates a fighter capable of generating maximum power for minimum effort.
It’s quite an intense workout, burning anywhere between 500 and 1,000 calories per hour, while using almost every muscle in the body. Muay Thai has become increasingly popular not only with combat athletes but also with every day people looking to make the most of their workout time.

Today, more and more people are choosing Muay Thai over regular gym workouts not only for the superior conditioning they receive from the exercises involved, but also because Muay Thai is hell of a lot of fun. When you train Muay Thai you get to hit things with your friends, burning off your day’s frustrations as you burn off the calories. You will lose weight fast and tone up your entire body, all while learning something that could save your ass in a street fight.
As one of the three pillars of mixed martial arts, Muay Thai has experienced a massive boom in popularity over the past thirty years, due in large part to the success of Mixed Martial Arts and in particular, the UFC. Despite it’s rough and tumble reputation, the people you meet in a Muay Thai class are not what you would probably expect.

For such a violent and aggressive sport, Muay Thai attracts a very diverse group of people. People from all walks of life, come together to train in an environment of friendly acceptance, without judgments or prejudices, where everybody simply wants to better themselves while having fun.

Evolution is a highly successful fight gym that has in its short history, already produced a number of champions. Our fighters are dedicated to the sport, treating it less like a hobby and more like a part time (full time) job. A job they do for love, not money.
Their enthusiasm for the sport is infectious and you will find yourself catching the bug before you know it.

Whether you are interested in competition or not, you will train like a professional fighter. All the exercises and techniques you will learn are the exact same ones our fighters use. In fact, you will feel as if you are right there with them in camp as they get ready for their fights. It’s an awesome experience.

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. It has become an absolute necessity for survival in the cage, and has on countless occasions proven how effective the submission game can be. It is also an accepted truth that most street altercations will involve some sort of grappling (standing or on the ground). This is why BJJ is a cornerstone of our training for mixed martial arts combat and self-defense.

We offer both Gi and no No-gi classes. Gi classes are for those who are interested in training with the traditional uniform. No-gi is more oriented towards MMA competition.

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are dedicated to the development of the most effective Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques for MMA competition and self-defense.
With emphasis on submissions instead of strikes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is highly recommended for people in the law enforcement community.

Wrestling

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.

Today, wrestlers consistently demonstrate that their style is a fundamental part of modern MMA combat. Solid wrestling allows a fighter to determine where the fight takes place, whether on the feet if the fighter has good striking, or on the ground if the fighter has good submission skills.
To be a successful MMA fighter these days, you MUST train wrestling.

The training is grueling. The wrestling classes are possibly the hardest on the Evolution schedule, but they’re worth it.

Judo

Judo is a traditional Japanese martial art incorporating throws, trips, sweeps and submissions. 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.
Very few people know that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu actually evolved from Judo.

At Evolution we believe that Judo has a lot to offer the serious mixed martial artist. Combined with Muay Thai, BJJ and Wrestling, Judo will give you the edge you need to dominate your opponents in all areas of the fight.

If you have ever been swept or thrown by an experienced Judoka, you will understand why this is such an important art.