How to Get Promoted at Evolve

If you have ever wondered about what it takes to get promoted to the next level at Evolve, your questions are answered below! The good news is that the Evolve Instructor Team uses the same criteria for promotions across all the martial arts taught at Evolve. The bad news is that Evolve has some of the highest standards in the world when it comes to making sure our students are the best that they can be! Nevertheless, because of our unwavering standards of authenticity, you can be assured that you are getting some of the best training in the world. If you follow these simple steps, you will be on your way to getting promoted to the next level!

1) Technique. You have to demonstrate proper technique and technical knowledge for that particular level in order to get promoted. The Evolve Instructor Team uses the highest standards of excellence in order to judge your progress. As many of you know, Evolve is widely regarded as the top MMA academy in Asia. Our passion is to see our students achieve greatness within - and of course, to see them inherit the best technique in the world too! Without proper technique, you can never develop into a good martial artist. Technique is the essence and foundation to future growth. With good technique, you will see a big increase in your speed, power, balance, and reflex. Always feel free to ask your instructors lots of questions. The Evolve Instructor Team is here for you. Our greatest desire is to see you improve and to see how your life changes for the better because of the martial arts. So don't be shy! No question is ever too silly or too easy. We are here for you!

2) Consistency. You must come to class consistently and you must give it 100% during class. It develops your technique more rapidly, boosts your fitness levels, raises your mental strength, increases your muscle tone, etc. If you don't come consistently, then you will not gain all these benefits. As your instructors, we can see if your fitness is improving, if your technique is sharper, etc. At Evolve, promotions are earned only if you deserve it. They are not given because people like you or you look good. If you have good technique, but never come to class (or skip many weeks, etc), it is almost impossible to get promoted. Why? Because you will not be fit, you will not be mentally strong, you will not have speed/power, you will not be sharp in your technique, etc. Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is about your personal growth - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. If you are erratic in your attendance, you will not gain all the valuable lessons like discipline, mental strength, etc. With over 300 years of experience, the Evolve Instructor Team knows that the turtle wins the race when it comes to learning martial arts. If you come 2-3 times per week CONSISTENTLY, you will always improve more significantly than the person who trains every day for a month and then disappears for a month. Finally, we look to see your heart. Are you someone who quits easily? Are you someone who pushes hard when it is tough? Do you give it your all during class? Are you striving to improve yourself?

3) Teamwork. At Evolve, we are a family. It is the way Kru Yodtong taught Nueng, Papa, Chatri, Yoddecha, Ni, and everyone. If you help everyone on the team, you will gain too because everyone will look after you. This is the warrior conduct that Kru Yodtong instilled in all of his students at Sityodtong Gym in Thailand. The Gracie tradition is the same. And, this is something very important to all of the instructors at Evolve. We are a family, we are a team. Together, we rise. Together, we fall. Together, we conquer.

Most importantly perhaps, please do not think about your promotion. You should focus on the joy of learning a beautiful art. You should focus on the benefits that you are reaping by training under some of the best instructors in the world. You should enjoy the new lifelong friendships made at Evolve. You should savor the journey. If you love what you do, it will show and it will only be a matter of time before you progress onto the next level.

Here is to Achieving Greatness Within!

Evolve Mixed Martial Arts® is Asia's premier brand of MMA academies. Evolve ranks among the best academies in the world for Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.