My wife and I enrolled our shy and quiet 7 year old daughter in mini roller Jiu Jitsu class a month ago. We thought she might be scared and reject the idea of giving up dance class for Jiu Jitsu but she really surprised us. She loves learning different ways of protecting and defending herself. My daughter really enjoys coming to Jiu Jitsu class and we see her growth in her training and confident level.
Coach Todd, coach Annie, and coach Joao are awesome teaching kids different ways of protecting and defending themselves. They are hands on with them to ensure safety and correct form. The class is very positive and respectful. My daughter will not go anywhere else but Evolve Training.
We would definitely recommend this place! My daughter loves it and talks to her friends about it.
Amazing facility! Close to the freeway and by Shops at Mission Mall. Todd is a powerhouse instructor! He has over 26 years experience and he himself still trains. He shows the kids how to do what he asks. He explains it, does an example and explains agains. He speaks to the kids in a slow and simple instruction. I appreciate the time he spends in showing the technique the correct way and helps the kids learn it. Learning the technique in the beginning is a huge result of their success. My 7 year old son has never been so excited about a sport! He comes home and explains everything he did! He loves going to class and loves me to video him. When he comes home he watches the video and understands corrections and what to do at the next practice. I would recommend Evolve, plus the first class is complimentary!
It has been a month since my 13 year old son and I have joined Evolve with Coach Todd and I have nothing but good things to say about the experience. We do both Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu. Neither of us are afraid of hard work, but we were a bit nervous about entering a new school for the first time as total noobs. Evolve first if all is a welcoming and place. Everyone present recognized us as a fresh faces and welcomed us to the family as they introduced themselves. Coach Aimer and his staff have created a culture at Evolve that is free of meatheads. Only good vibes, encouragement and a common interest in learning and getting better exist within it’s walls. When sparring with classmates in the upper ranks, they instruct and guide white belts like ourselves and help them to get better rather than smashing them and moving on. If you want to put a smile on your face, stop by and check out the kids Jiu Jitsu classes. I have never seen a group of kids having so much fun while working so hard. All the while displaying discipline and respect for one another and their coach. Over the last several years, exercise has not been a top priority for me. I knew I was out of shape and needed to make a change. The workouts are tough, but they are getting easier little by little. I also enjoy how it is something my son and I can do together. It’s another thing we can do to keep our relationship close in a real way without it being a text message. After four weeks I have dropped a legit 10lbs and can feel a true change starting to emerge mentally a physically. The day of my first class a month ago, I bought a pair of jeans one size smaller as a small token of motivation. I wore them today to work and they fit nicely. I wear the same thick leather belt every day to work and could go to the next notch in it while continuing to breathe normally! It feels good. Things are trending the right way for me thanks to Coach Todd, Professor John and Coach Phillip. All of these guys are great and live to teach you what they know about training and accomplishing your goals no matter who you are or what your goals may be. If you are thinking about it, do it. If your kids are between sports or are still looking for “their thing”, sign them up. It can’t hurt. Thanks coaches! Respect.
I found this place through a friend about two years ago and had no idea how hooked I would become. This is my first martial art ever and I cannot get enough. The people at Evolve are amazing and have become family. No matter your skill level the classes are beneficial to all. There are a few instructors allowing a variety of teaching methods and all of them are good at tailoring the class to ensure everyone is growing on their Jiu Jitsu journey.
I joined a year ago with my 5 and 7 year old boys. My oldest boy was scared to get in the middle of the soccer scrum before joining and now he’s throwing arm bars and competing. He’s confidence and strength are through the roof, but importantly so are his respect and kindness. My youngest was always rough and tumble, but now he’s focused and disciplined without loosing any joy. Both getting good grades and self motivated.
I myself am in better shape than since before we had our kids. I am so far ahead of my 1 year ago self in so many ways. I’m not a long time athlete. Just a dad who works in an office. Now I share this great gentle art with my kids. And the guys (and gals) at the gym are the kindest most humble badasses you’ll ever meet. You feel welcomed and like you fit in from day 1. Coach Todd is the man. Fun, tough, goofy, approachable and a great human. He takes a lot of pride in what he has built. Lastly – He’s great with the kids. GREAT. Probably his strongest attribute. Professor Marcelo and his son Joao are both gentle, warm-hearted beasts. They come from legendary lineage in BJJ and bring a sense of fundamentals and belonging to the place. With these two representing the gym and giving instruction on most nights you are in the heart of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
This is not a fringe club, this is a member club of one of the most esteemed international teams “CheckMat” and coach Todd, Professor Marcelo and coach Joao pass down this legacy well…but more importantly it’s just a bunch of great people enjoying each other and being better than they were the day before. So yea, 5 Perfect well rounded approach for kids. Perfect culture for me.
Kristie Lummer Wood
I started personal training with Todd in May 2012. My dad was literally in the hospital passing away from complications of his obesity. My eyes were opened that I needed to make a difference in my health. Since then my life and body has changed 100%! I personal train with Todd two days a week (and have never done the same workout twice), I train Jiu-Jitsu three days a week, and I do kickboxing four days a week! The atmosphere at Evolve Martial Arts HB is so welcoming, and we are a family here! Come in and be a part of this amazing journey. You will not be sorry!!
I was fortunate enough to be trained by todd from the age of 5 to 13. During that time, he molded me into the man that i have become today. I can’t say anything more than i give him the utmost thanks for taking me under his wing at such a young age and teaching me not only what i know about martial arts but being a man.
Very nice people and solid jiu-jitsu technique.Wish I could have trained more while I was there but still learned a bunch from you guys from only a few classes. Will definitely come back and train in the future.
Brendon Robert Schmoll
You want the right trainer when you are learning something completely new, or when you want to advance your skills beyond what you thought was possible. I am 8 months in and I am in better shape, in both body and mind. A personal instructor for your personal journey.
The first day i trained with the artists at evolve i felt like i was a part of the family. The humility throughout the gym is amazing. I feel more at home here than any other martial arts gym ive been to. Very humble and down to earth people. Thank you Todd for the lessons.
Dianne M. Burns
I have been doing jiu jitsu here for a year and a half 2-3 times a week. I have learned so much and I’m grateful to our coaches,Todd and Scotty. It’s a great place to train, come join us!!
Todd’s studio has such a warm inviting vibe. Todd is very professional, friendly, encouraging, a great teacher and role model. His energy is motivational and his attitude is contagious in a positive way. I highly recommend the studio the teaching and the atmosphere of the studio to train, learn and grow!
Evolve martial arts has an excellent coaching staff very welcoming very instructional the lower level guys and girls are competing at a very high level the instructors really work with you and make sure you understand all the instructions given
Dr. Stephanie Green
I first signed my kids up as soon as they were old enough. When we saw how much they loved it and all the health benefits it gave them practicing martial arts, my husband and I joined too! I first did my research looking all over Huntington Beach for the best studio. Evolve Martial Arts is a large, clean, modern dojo and Sensei Todd Aimer is energetic and motivating. My kids have learned self discipline and respect through their martial arts training. They have self respect and good self esteem. Evolve studio has classes for everyone and I feel that my husband and I set a good example for our children by training alongside them. We are a martial arts family and proud to be at Evolve!!
Jiu Jitsu Black Belt / True Bounderies
Anything Todd does, he does it well and right! Always a smile, a good attitude and a never quit mentality. Humble and kind. The way of a true warrior!!
Todd Aimer. You have amazed me of late. Loved every moment spent with you and your family in the last 10 years of friendship, but in the last 4 days (since Trey signed up) I am in complete admiration for you and your studio Evolve. Your heart and soul is poured into bettering each student and their experience every moment of the day. Your studio is immaculate! Your studio is gorgeous! Your ability to instruct is unlike any other! The level of respect shown in your studio is commendable! Watching it makes one want to be part of it! Proud to be part of it! Thanks Todd!!! Thanks for helping guide and mentor the future in our children.