Since 2005, NEXT EVOLUTION MMA ACADEMY formerly known as Kaizen Dojo NYC has been providing instruction in the martial arts and in fitness in the New York, NY area. We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area. This site is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts, our staff and provide you with information on how to contact us as well. A Martial Art can be defined as a system of techniques – physical and mental exercises developed as a successful means for self-defense, both armed and unarmed.
Techniques, skills and abilities that are martial in nature but do not benefit the practitioner and their community are generally not considered martial arts. Mutual benefit must be a component. Martial arts utilize a variety of combat methods. Some fighting styles emphasize weaponless techniques while others teach the use of weapons. Some styles focus on grappling while others put their emphasis on striking. Weaponless systems use hand, arm, foot, shin, and knee striking and blocking techniques. Some weapons that may be used are the staff, sword, knife, dagger and nunchaku. Not all forms of self-defense are actually considered to be martial arts. Some argue that unless warriors were using a fighting system in actual combat, it was not truly a martial art. Additionally, there is a difference between martial art and martial sport; the sport application of a combat system is not a martial art. Not all activities designated as martial arts are martial or artistic.
Currently at Next Evolution
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:00am
New Summer Schedule!
No morning or afternoon class 11am Bjj or 12pm Kickboxing class until September.
Children's BJJ (All Levels) class will begin at 5:15pm - 6pm
Children's Karate (All Levels) class 6pm. (Summer only) for those that can not make regular schedule.
All Karate classes wear Next Evolution T-shirts and/or White/Black Karate pants. (Summer Only)
No Gi / Kickboxing
Monday, Sep 1st 12:00pm −1:00pm
TINY NINJAS INTER/ADVANCE
Monday, Sep 1st 4:00pm −4:30pm
BASIC RANGERS DIVISION
Monday, Sep 1st 4:30pm −5:15pm
Children's BJJ / Beginners
Monday, Sep 1st 5:15pm −6:15pm
Children's BJJ / Intermediate-Advance
Monday, Sep 1st 6:15pm −7:15pm
Wrestling / MMA
Next Evolution MMA Monday, Sep 1st 8:30pm −10:00pm
BJJ Gi ADULTS
Tuesday, Sep 2nd 11:00am −12:00pm
Tuesday, Sep 2nd 4:00pm −4:30pm