Team Spotlight: Evolve MMA

About Evolve:

Evolve’s mission is to empower their students to achieve a healthier, happier, and more productive life through the martial arts.

By creating a safe, fun, and supportive environment, Evolve enables everyone to enjoy the benefits of martial arts:

  • Fitness and good health
  • Confidence, mental strength, and discipline
  • Self-defense for the real world
  • Lifelong friendships


Their goal is to help you to evolve into everything that you can be. The Evolve Motto is Achieve Greatness Within™ since it is about your journey to unleashing your potential as a human being.

Their 4 corner silver emblem symbolizes the pursuit of continuous self-improvement along the 4 primary dimensions of our being – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual – as martial artists and as human beings. Another important philosophical cornerstone at Evolve is that all of their courses are rooted in reality.

You will learn self-defense for the real world and you will develop a keen understanding of how to protect yourself in real life. Every single technique taught at Evolve is battle-tested and street-certified.


They offer programs for complete beginners (who have never done any type of exercise at all) to advanced competitors (who want to raise the level of their game).

All age groups, genders, skill levels, and fitness levels are welcome. Evolve has the highest standards of excellence and you can expect the highest quality martial arts instruction available anywhere in the world. Each course at Evolve has been carefully developed in order to maximize your learning in the least amount of time.


Evolve Mixed Martial Arts® is Asia’s premier brand of MMA academies. It is the top martial arts training organization in Asia. With over 500 years of championship experience, the Evolve Instructor Team is Asia’s largest and most experienced team.

Evolve MMA is the only academy in Asia with World Champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, and No-Gi Grappling.

The Evolve Fight Team is also Asia’s most decorated professional fight team, winning at the highest levels in the world such as the UFC, ONE Fighting Championship, DREAM FC, the Lumpinee Stadium World Championship, the Mundials BJJ World Championship, the WBA Boxing World Championship, the No-Gi World Championship, Art of War, Martial Combat FC, and much more.

Evolve has elite World Champion instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, comprehensive course offerings, and large schedules.

Evolve Mixed Martial Arts® has been featured as Asia’s top martial arts organization by CNN, ESPN StarSports, New York Times, Channel NewAsia, StraitsTimes, Men’s Health, Shape, Her World, and many other media.


Evolve Mixed Martial Arts® ranks among the best academies in the world for Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts.

The Evolve Muay Thai Program has the most number of authentic Muay Thai World Champions from Thailand in the world and is also the largest Muay Thai program in the world.

For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Evolve is the only official Renzo Gracie Affiliate Academy in Asia. The Evolve Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructors are all authentic black belts from Brazil from Gracie Barra and Gordo Jiu-Jitsu.

What makes Evolve different?

They stand behind their reputation as the best martial arts academy in Asia. If you demand the very best in life, then Evolve is for you. Evolve is a different kind of school because their entire focus is on you and how they can help you to achieve your goals in a safe, fun and supportive environment.

As an Evolve member, you become part of the Evolve Family. Their culture is one where we all help each other and look out for each other. They have world-class facilities, top-notch instructors, comprehensive course offerings, and convenient schedules. Equally important, all of their programs are 100% authentic. At Evolve, everything is about you and how they can help you to Achieve Greatness Within™.

Top Fighters:

1. Shinya Aoki

2. Rafael Dos Anjos

3. Leandro Thomas Issa da Silva

4. Zorobabel Moreira

5. Mitch Chilson

6. Yodsanan Sityodtong

7. Eddie Ng

*Rafael Dos Anjos from the Evolve Fight Team is set to compete on November 19 at UFC 139. He will be fighting Gleison Tibau, an enormous lightweight and a very dangerous fighter.

Check out the whole Evolve Fight Team Here.

Founder: Yodchatri Sityodtong

Chatri at the center together with his top fighters training at Evolve

Chatri Sityodtong or Yodchatri Sityodtong (born 1971) is a Muay Thai trainer, fighter, and entrepreneur from the Sityodtong Gym in Pattaya, Thailand.

He is a certified senior Muay Thai instructor under Kru Yodtong Senanan of the Sityodtong Camp in Pattaya, Thailand. His last professional fight was in 2008, a close decision loss to veteran Duernchon Sor.Ploenchit in Thailand. Kru Yodtong Senanan appointed his long time student, Kru Chatri Sityodtong, as one of only 4 conservators of Sityodtong Muay Thai in the world.

Kru Chatri Sityodtong is founder and Chairman of Evolve MMA, the largest chain of MMA academies in Asia.

In September 2011 CNN described Evolve MMA as Asia’s number one-ranked MMA-training organization. A multi-millionaire entrepreneur, he is also involved in real estate, media, and technology businesses.

It takes strength of character to be humble in victory and honorable in defeat. -Chatri Sityodtong

He has trained, coached, and cornered top professional fighters such as DREAM FC Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki, UFC Lightweight Contender Rafael dos Anjos, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira, BJJ World ChampionLeandro Issa Da Silva, Muay Thai World Champion Yoddecha Sityodtong, former WBA Boxing World Champion Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai at top events such as the UFC, ONE Fighting Championship, DREAM Fighting Championship, the Art of War Fighting Championship, the Martial Combat Fighting Championship, the Lumpinee Stadium Championship, and many others.

A Muay Thai expert, Kru Chatri is also a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Renzo Gracie. He has also been a guest MMA analyst for ESPN StarSports in Asia.

Yodchatri Sityodtong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Follow Chatri on Twitter: click here

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