Student of the Month: 6/2012

For the month of June 2012, we are very happy to announce Tai Leng as Student of the Month. Tai Leng is one of Evolve MMA’s original students and serves as an excellent role model for all aspiring martial artists at Evolve. At just 32 years of age, Tai Leng is a successful entrepreneur who runs his own business. In addition to his success in business, Tai Leng is also a Level 4 Muay Thai student who consistently finds the time to train hard 4 to 5 days a week.


Much like many martial artists of his age, Tai Leng was inspired to pursue the martial arts by the great Bruce Lee. He has turned this inspiration into a life long passion for Muay Thai and appreciates the journey of constant evolution that the sport offers. The choice to train at Evolve MMA was a simple one for Tai Leng, as he understands that in order to be the best you must train with the best. He appreciates the accomplishments of Evolve’s World Champion instructors and takes advantage of all the knowledge they have to offer him not just in Muay Thai, but also in life.

When Tai Leng first arrived at Evolve MMA, he was a very different person than he is today. He will be the first to tell you that he was uncomfortable with his body and unhappy with his weight. Now, nearly 2 ½ years later, Tai Leng is a transformed man. He is in the best shape of his entire life, and is happy to say that he comfortably fits into all of his clothes. It has taken a great deal of dedication and hard work to reach this point, but it has also been a lot of fun. Evolve MMA is a second home for Tai, and a place where he finds great comfort among the many life long friends he has made. Tai embraces the family atmosphere at Evolve, and we are very happy to have him as part of it.

One of Tai’s favorite classes at Evolve is the Muay Thai sparring. Having put in the work to develop his techniques, sparring provides a great opportunity for him to test his development as a martial artist. He is quick to point out that what makes these sparring sessions so beneficial is the close oversight by the instructors. The priority is always put on safety while maintaining perfect technique and control. All of the students respect each other and work to help each other improve. One thing he has learned from his instructor Kru Must is to always remain calm while sparring. This attitude of grace under pressure is something that Tai applies not only to his sparring sessions, but to life in general.

Once again, we would like to congratulate Tai Leng on his Student of the Month honors. You deserve it! The Evolve Family is lucky to have you as a role model for all of our students. Keep up the great work!

Here is what Tai Leng’s instructor’s had to say about him:

“Tai Leng is a model level 4 Muay Thai student. He is consistent in his training and comes to Evolve 5 days a week. He is always helpful and respectful towards his peers.” – Kru Ped

“Tai Leng is an excellent example for the Evolve students because he never stops learning and continues to improve himself daily.” – Kru Must

Evolve Mixed Martial Arts® is Asia's premier brand of MMA academies. With World Champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Wrestling, and No Gi Grappling, Evolve MMA is the top martial arts training organization in Asia. It ranks among the best martial arts academies in the world.