Mixed martial arts (MMA) as a sport is growing in popularity – and the right training ground is key to unlocking your full potential. As one of the pioneers in the scene, Evolve MMA has played a big role in contributing to the growth of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and boxing in Singapore. With five authentic martial arts studios across the island, each offering instruction from world champion coaches, state-of-the-art facilities, a supportive community, and a tailored children’s programme, Evolve MMA stands out as one of the best martial arts gyms in Singapore.
Whether you’re hoping to work your way to a black belt or are simply looking for a new workout to get you off the couch, the benefits of MMA extend way beyond the dojo. In fact, the skills you learn from training can help you in all aspects of your life, from school and work to relationships – and the physical results are pretty incredible, too. You’ll burn up to 1,000 calories per hour and get into the best shape of your life while learning the art of self-defence.
We chat to three mixed martial arts students in Singapore to find out what sets Evolve MMA apart.
Ernesto Horikoshi, Brazilian, 41
“The calibre of instructors and the array of martial arts disciplines offered has not only elevated my physical prowess but also fostered a resilient mindset. It’s a transformative experience that extends beyond the gym, shaping not just my skills but our approach to life,” says Ernesto.
“The sense of community is unparalleled. It’s not just a gym; it’s a cultural melting pot where diversity is celebrated. The bonds formed here extend beyond the mat, providing a support system crucial for expat families. The top-tier facilities and holistic approach to wellbeing make Evolve a cornerstone for those seeking not just a gym but a lifestyle change.”
Mia Beukes, South African, 41
“Training at Evolve MMA provides me with discipline and a much-needed daily workout routine. More than this, at this mixed martial arts gym, I feel like I’m part of something greater than just a gym. The Krus (instructors) and Professors are world-class and incredibly humble. Not only have I lost weight and improved my health, but I have also learned so much and made lifelong friendships,” says Mia about this mixed martial arts studio in Singapore.
“Whether you want to lose a few pounds, learn a new martial art, enhance your technique, or just make some new friends, I would highly recommend joining Evolve MMA. It’ll help you achieve your goals and has been a life-changing experience for me!”
Allyson Rameker, American mum of six-year-old Julian and 11-year-old Oliver (a member of the competition team)
With a curriculum designed by a Harvard University graduate, Evolve MMA offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Muay Thai classes for children in Singapore, along with a Competition Team that prepares junior warriors to compete on the local and international BJJ circuit. Beyond self-defence skills and cardiovascular conditioning, the benefits and life skills are vast, from improved self-confidence and coordination, to agility, teamwork, discipline and way more.
“The training and coaches are world-class and extremely motivational. However, what makes this mixed martial arts studio so special is the community – from parents and children, to the support staff. They always look forward to training,” says Allyson.
“It’s like they always say: you get out what you put into it, and the effort is always worth the reward. If that sounds good to you, then Evolve MMA is a great place to start your martial arts journey.”
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