Our Affiliate Instructors
Master Kevin Wilson /BJJ Black Belt
Kevin Wilson has been training Martial Arts for 20 years and holds a
Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Master Mike Moses, as well as a
3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Brown Belt in Hapkido. He
has trained with numerous Martial Artist to increase his knowledge and
pass it on to his student. Ryoma takes great honor in being an Evolve
Affiliate Academy and works hard to maintain that level of training and
Zach Davis /BJJ Black Belt, PDS Black Belt
has been involved in Martial arts for close to 15 years. While
beginning his career wrestling in high
school, he continued his journey with
Muay Thai Kickboxing, Western Boxing and
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. To further his
knowledge in the arts he has spent time training in Thailand and Brazil. He
combined his knowledge of martial arts to
compete successfully as a
professional mixed martial artist. He caught the
attention of the UFC and
participated in The Ultimate Fighter Season 13: Lesnar
vs Dos Santos.
After winning his first
fight, he tore his retina in his next, putting an end
to his competitive career. Zach now focuses on bringing up the next
generation of martial artist's by training men, women and children in all
aspects of martial arts. His goal is to help all people who enter Evolve
Academy reach their goals of self-defense,
fitness or competition.
Jason Morris /BJJ Purple Belt, PDS Black Belt
has participated in Martial arts for nearly to 15 years. Jason
is a Black Belt in Personal Defense Systems and a Purple Belt in Brazilian
Jiu Jitsu. Jason heads up the martial arts program in Columbia, Maryland.
Previously Jason worked as a lead children's instructor, lead adult PDS
instructor and MMA Coach in our main facility in Gaithersburg. Jason is
also a (now retired) professional mma competitor and brings a unique
all round perspective to his teaching style.
Alfred Hogan /BJJ Blue Belt, Owner Team Randori
Al Hogan is a retired US Army chief Warrant
Officer 4, and current Law Enforcement professional who is the founder
and owner of Randori Fight Club. Al brings the perspective of Military
Combatives and Law Enforcement tactics into the academy's martial arts
curriculum, focusing on Self Defense. Al's martial arts career started
during his child hood where he was introduced to the the art of Karate
in Okinawa Japan. As Al got older he participated in several traditional
team sports consisting of football, basketball, and soccer, but his
desire for training never waned. Upon enlisting into the U.S. Army, Al
was a Special Agent with the Armys covenant Criminal Investigation
Command. As a Special Agent, Al again began to embark on his martial
arts training during which he studied TaeKwonDo in Korea, where he was
stationed. As Al's career progressed he participated and conducted
criminal investigations, anti-terrorism, and executive protection
missions in high threat conflict zones. During the tenure Al's focus
shifted from the traditional martial arts to Executive Protection
Measures, Combative and Law Enforcement Control Tactics that emphasized
survival during close quarter battle incursions.
Al is a graduate of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Session 232nd, U.S.
Army Protective Services Training. Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor
Course, Federal Law Enforcement Center Control Tactics Instructor
Course, FLETC Firearms Instructors Course, and holds a Bachelor's Degree
in Sociology and Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology. Al's current
passion is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has competed in several local and
nationally ranked tournaments, placing in the top 3 consistently.
kenneth Brown /BJJ Black Belt, PDS Purple Belt
Kenneth Brown started training at Evolve Academy under Mike Moses in
2007. At the time, he was over 340 pounds and out of shape, but he had
been fascinated by a marathon of The Ultimate Fighter and asked himself
why not. The desire to learn led him to travel an hour to Gaithersburg,
MD and struggle through a Thai Boxing class. In the end though, the fire
had been lit, and he kept making the trip. Despite training in an
environment where learning Jiu Jitsu was possible and easy, it still
took almost a year for him to try a class. The barrier was preconceived
notions about rolling around on the ground, but that changed when he had
the opportunity to volunteer at a grappling tournament. There, he got
the chance to see a level of passion and effort that was inspiring, and
his desire to learn expanded to include Jiu Jitsu. Once he started
training, he started competing and his passion grew. Now he's dedicated
to sharing the joy and effectiveness of the art with everyone he can,
and black belt was just a milestone in that journey.
Danny Heath /BJJ Purple Belt , Founder Team Randori
Danny started searching for academies to train at after being introduced to martial arts by his brother Justin. He became obsessed.
It was quite a shock to most of his friends and family because of how
quiet and reserved he is. He found his passion. He trained at the gym
everyday they were open, and when they were closed he trained at home
with his brother and by himself. Watching videos daily his passion and
eagerness to train grew. Through hard and consistent work Danny was able
to have two amateur fights in New Jersey. Danny has also competed
across the US and Canada in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As his passion grew so
did his desire to share it with others so he helped found Randori. "The
people I've met, the things I've learned, the experiences I've shared
with my friends, this is why I train, and I wouldn't trade it for the
world."ck belt was just a milestone in that journey.
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