Tracey Jennings: A True Warrior!

Every few months, the Evolve Instructor Team selects a student who best exemplifies the core values of Evolve Mixed Martial Arts®:  excellence, humility, honor, respect, courage, and teamwork.

The vote was unanimous for the selection of Tracey Jennings as an Evolve role model for all others to follow!  She is the hardest working student at Evolve MMA - bar none.   

It was only a few short months ago that Tracey, a high-powered corporate executive, joined Evolve MMA.  She is a Petroleum Engineer by background and had never done martial arts before and was simply looking for a new way to keep fit.  As it turns out, Tracey has become a martial arts addict!  She has quickly become one of the most popular students at Evolve due to her incredible passion for Muay Thai, her charming personality, and her work ethic.  Most students at Evolve train 3-4 times a week, taking 1-2 classes on each of those days.  When Tracey first joined, her fitness level was not very good.  However, she would come train every day with dedication.  In just a few short months, Tracey improved her fitness level dramatically, lost 7 kilos, toned up her body, gained more confidence, and inherited more mental strength.  Above all, she has started to develop a real ability to defend herself in real situations.  Tracey now trains 6 days a week and often takes 3-4 classes per day!  In fact, her record is taking 5 classes in a single day!  5 hours of Muay Thai is not an easy task at all.  In fact, the World Champions on the Evolve Instructor Team train 5-6 hours a day when they are preparing for professional competition! 

Here are some words from the Evolve Instructor Team:

"Tracey has improved tremendously in her Muay Thai.  Her right roundhouse kick is looking excellent now.  She trains the most number of classes of any student at Evolve without a doubt.  Her power has improved over 150% in the last few months because her technique has improved a lot."
-Yoddecha Sityodtong, Evolve Instructor and Muay Thai World Champion

"She is crazy! (laughing)  Tracey trains like a Champion already.  She loves Muay Thai so much that I think she must eat, sleep, and dream only about Muay Thai!  (laughing)  Muay Thai is her boyfriend now.  I hope her husband does not yell at us!  When she first started, she had no fitness and no power.  Now, she can kick hard and her Muay Thai weapons are becoming sharper and more crisp.  Tracey has good kicks, but needs to improve on her punches and knees some more.  I agree with Yoddecha - Tracey's power has really jumped up.  She can knock out a lot of men now with her kicks!  Tracey, we all love you!"
-Daorung "Papa" Sityodtong, Evolve Instructor and Trainer of World Champions 

"To be honest, I have never seen anything like it before, especially from someone who has never done any martial arts before.  She is obsessed with Muay Thai!  Tracey got promoted to Muay Thai Level 2 Intermediate Novice in one of the shortest times ever at Evolve.  Normally, it takes a student 6-12 months to get promoted to Intermediate Novice.  Tracey's incredible work ethic and love for the art has really propelled her.  All the instructors often talk about her because no one else comes even close to taking 3-5 classes per day!  Her kicks have come a long way and her basic 1-2 punches are pretty good too.  Her push kick is quite nice.  Her footwork and speed have also really skyrocketed.  Of course, she still has a long way to go, but I'm super impressed!  Tracey has already become one of the core family members in the Evolve Family because of her great personality and her insane passion for Muay Thai!"
-Chatri Sityodtong, Evolve Instructor and Fighter