It takes a village
What it’s all about…
When Master Emerson created the martial arts studio that is now EvolveAll, he brought with him the best of many kinds of martial arts that he had studied, including Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Judo.
Our emphasis at Evolve All is on the attributes that a martial artist strives to embody as much as learning the striking and grappling techniques and forms.
White belts must demonstrate:
Focus, Discipline, Meditation. White belts learn techniques such as solid stance, balance, wrist escapes, protecting your head, jab cross, doorway defense, wave defense, break falls, thrust kick, roundhouse kick, and hook punches.
Testing and Advancement:
Approximately three or four times each year, Evolve All provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge during testing period. Students who pass the test are eligible to participate in the growth ceremony, during which they must break a board, using a specified technique, as the final part of their test. Students and parents will be notified when testing periods are approaching and when growth ceremonies are scheduled.
Becoming a Black Belt:
Students who have consistently demonstrated a black belt attitude and the capability of demonstrating black belt level techniques will be invited to test to become black belts at the discretion of the instructors.
Space for 5 to 7 Year Old Students
Spaces for 8 to 10 Year Old Students
Spaces for 11 to 16 Year Old Students
Christian Mejia Bio - Head Youth Instructor
Inspired by watching the fierce moves of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers defeating bad guys on TV, Christian Mejia started learning Tae Kwon Do at age seven, earning his black belt at age 13 at the US Tae Kwon Do College in Arlington. After taking a couple years off from martial arts to focus on baseball, Christian returned to the mat at age 15, when he met Master Emerson and other future members of the Evolve All Team, who he trained with until leaving for college in North Carolina. When he returned to Arlington a few years later, he resumed his training and began teaching. In 2016 Christian became head instructor at Evolve All.
We received a free belt from a long time student at Evolve All and thought “Why not?” and signed my two oldest boys up. It’s been love ever since! I enjoy watching the classes and especially how the instructors interact with the children. They are firm and focused but kind and understanding at the same time. The students are great, too. I’ve never heard any negativity coming from any of them and they are all very helpful to each other.
My oldest son enjoyed the free trial weeks so much that he insisted I *had* to sign him up. He has Aspergers and low muscle tone and, because of those limitations, has quit pretty much every sport we’ve signed him up for after the first few practices. I knew Evolve All was the right fit for us after he told me that yes, it was hard work and he’s very tired after every class but he really, really likes it. And I should mention that my sons both think the Evolve All staff are total rockstars! I highly recommend Evolve All.Kiki H.
The Evolve All staff and Master Emerson are absolutely amazing. The patience, attentiveness and instruction given to everyone is truly extraordinary. After trying many extra curricular activities with 4 children we found something not only worthwhile in a one dimension manner but something that is part of a lifestyle. We started with one child and now the whole family (including mom and dad soon) are involved and learning. Enough cannot be said about Master Emerson and his approach. His is truly unique and one of a kind.
Evolve all is very special and certainly worth any amount of time.Robert F.