Sports Evolution - Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Leading Athletes into the Next Generation!


Sports Evolution is a complete Mixed Martial Arts Academy. We offer classes in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, and Youth Martial Arts. Our Martial Arts program focuses on top of the line instruction for competition, self-defense, and fitness. Our Martial Arts program also works closely with our Performance Training and CrossFit programs to develop techniques that create the most complete martial artists.

Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo in the early 20th century. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as ‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through the grades/belts.

MMA Strength and Conditioning Training

No matter if you are part of our Martial Arts Program, from a neighboring school, or self disciplined practitioner, we can help. Sports Evolution can develop you a training program for boxing, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, or any other martial art. We have over 10 years of experience in the martial arts strength and conditioning field. Strength and Conditioning play a vital role in martial arts performance, allow Sports Evolution get you the best results.

Sports Evolution - Youth Martial Arts - Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai


The Kid’s Youth Martial Arts teaches the basics of Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to prepare them for further advancement in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and self defense. The course is designed so that the children learn how to execute the basics of each discipline as well as boosting your childs confidence. This is a great way to Bulleyproof your child.

Our kids and youth programs are open to all levels. Our kids and youth programs are designed to promote exercises as a fun activity. Curriculum includes improving self management skills, discipline, listening, and demonstrating cooperation and respect towards others.

Why choose Sports Evolution?

  • 100% positive environment
  • Learn from dedicated and skilled instructors
  • Practice one of the most effective forms of self-defense
  • Get a full-body cardiovascular workout unlike anything else you’ve tried
  • Lose weight and increase overall fitness levels
  • Gain confidence and self discipline
  • Be part of a great program
  • Experience the camaraderie of committed students
  • Meet new friends and have a great time!


Sports Evolution is a Personal Performance Training Studio located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The difference between Sports Evolution and others is simple, all of our Athletes are on a “Personlized” Exercise Prescription. Unlike gyms and boxes, Sports Evolution offers training that is solely based upon the INDIVIDUAL athletes needs and goals.

Please stop by our private studio today and meet one of our performance coaches that genuinely care about supporting you on your fitness journey!

Goal driven results, scientifically based principles, personalized programs,

designed to increase performance and maximize potential.

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