BLACK BELT INSTRUCTORS

Growing Together!

MEET OUR TEAM!

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Sensei Gord has over 30 years of martial arts, self defense and jiu jitsu teaching experience!

- 5TH Degree karate black belt

- black belt in Brazilian Jiu jitsu

- Head of our BJJ program

- Co-Founder and black belt of Hybrid Krav Maga 

By creating a family oriented school, Gord has enriched the lives of each and every one of his students.  Teaching students is his passion.  Helping each student to reach their full potential and success, not just in martial arts, but in their lives.

SENSEI GORDON WOOD

OWNER/HEAD INSTRUCTOR

5TH DEGREE KARATE BLACK BELT

BLACK BELT IN BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

BLACK BELT IN HYBRID KRAV MAGA

SENSEI ASHLEY WOOD

OWNER/HEAD INSTRUCTOR

5TH DEGREE KARATE BLACK BELT

BLACK BELT IN HYBRID KRAV MAGA

PURPLE BELT IN BJJ

8 TIME WORLD CHAMPION

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With over 20 years of teaching experience, Sensei Ashley loves to share her knowledge with all ages!

- 5th degree karate black belt

- Black Belt in Hybrid Krav Maga 

- Proud member of Team AKA (professional martial arts team)

- Head of Team Evolution - our competition team

- Head of our TNT (Tricking and Tumbling) program

- Certified gymnastics coach

- Holds multiple NASKA World Championships in creative forms, creative weapons, musical forms and musical weapons

- Holds 3 NASKA Overall Grand Championship titles

 

Favourite thing about teaching - to be able to watch her students grow, learn, and become the best versions of themselves!  Martial Arts is not a sport, it is a way of life!

3RD DEGREE KARATE BLACK BELT

 INSTRUCTOR

SENSEI ROBBY JEWISS

We are so happy to have Sensei Robby as part of our team!  His fun and energetic attitude makes every class exciting and fun!

- Has been training for over 15 years

- Holds the rank of 3rd degree black belt

-Specializes in double sword and tricking

- Has competed for a professional martial arts team at both local and international tournaments

Robby describes martial arts as "a therapy session, an outlet, a place for goals to be achieved, and a home away from home." He looks forward to being able to help others feel the same way through their martial arts journey.

SENSEI HOLLY BAKER

 INSTRUCTOR

3RD DEGREE KARATE BLACK BELT

Sensei Holly brings a smile to every class!  She creates a fun and exciting class for all ages!

- Started training at the age of 6 and has over 15 years of training experience

- Holds the rank of 3rd degree black belt

- Has competed in local and international tournaments

Her favourite part of martial arts: staying physically fit and learning how to stand up to and defend yourself against bullies!  Sensei Holly focuses on developing her students physically and mentally.  We are proud to have her as an instructor at our school!

Sensei Chris is an awesome part of our team! 

His passion and energy is shown in every class he teaches.

- Training for over 14 years

- Holds the rank of 3rd degree Black Belt

- Competes internationally and holds many top titles in musical and creative forms and weapons

- Specializes in kamas (a martial arts weapon) but is proficient in all training weapons!

- Certified gymnastics coach

Chris loves to see his students grow as individuals as they strengthen their black belt qualities and achieve their ultimate goal of black belt!

SENSEI CHRIS BURLEY

 INSTRUCTOR

3RD DEGREE KARATE BLACK BELT

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Sensei Olivia enjoys teaching students of all ages!  She started martial arts at a very young age and has never looked back!

- Holds the rank of 2nd degree black belt

-Has earned multiple tournament titles

- Her entire family are Evolution Martial Arts black belts!

- Skilled in traditional martial arts, brazilian jiu jitsu and CMX forms!

She loves molding the minds of young martial artists so they can become successful in life!

2ND DEGREE KARATE BLACK BELT

 INSTRUCTOR

SENSEI OLIVIA DAYES

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A little about Sensei Gavin

- He has been training since the age of 6

- Holds the rank of 2nd degree black belt

- On Team AKA - a professional martial arts team, which he competes internationally with

- Holds multiple NASKA (North American Sport Karate Association) titles

- Specializes in tricking, weapons and open forms

Goal: To develop discipline and confidence in his student and help them apply it to all aspects of their life!

Sensei Gavin is a very skilled and dedicated martial artist.  He loves to push his students to develop the skills to be successful on the mat and in life!

2ND DEGREE KARATE BLACK BELT

 INSTRUCTOR

SENSEI GAVIN DE GRAAFF

 INSTRUCTOR

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We are so happy to have Kaia instructing at our school!  Her kind nature is perfect for the younger students, and her talented skills provide experience for teaching higher belts!

- Black belt assistant instructor

- Captain of the Evolution Martial Arts Demo Team

- Holds multiple martial arts tournament titles

- In 2019 earned NASKA National Champion Titles

Kaia loves teaching beause she has the opportunity to share her martial arts experience with new students.  Her goal is to be part of every students black belt journey!

MISS. KAIA VAN VEEN

 ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

KARATE BLACK BELT

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All of our instructors are professional adult black belt instructors!  Many of them represent professional martial arts teams and are World Champions!  Our instructors care about your success a lot!  They have dedicated their lives to not only mastering martial arts techniques, but also mastering martial arts values like discipline and respect!

We care about each and every one of our students! 

We help them grow as a martial artist and in all aspects of their life.  Our students are rewarded for their hard work both inside of martial arts and out!  We reward for good report cards, learning a new skill, using focus, respect nd discipline and for being involved in their community.  We believe that a Black belt is not something you wear, it is the person you become.  We help develop each of our students into their best self!

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