Who we are

BKJN Ray Neill (Owner, Instructor, Bill Collector)

4th Degree Black Belt, Studies Muay Thai, Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do. Married to Leah Neill, 2 Children

CGN Leah Neill (Instructor, Kardio Kids Director)

1st Degree Black Belt, Studies Tae Kwon Do, Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai. Married to Ray Neill

SBN Matt McBride (Instructor, Mentor, Bad Cookie, Gravity Defier)

3rd Degree Black Belt, Studies Tae Kwon Do, Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Escrima, Freestyle Wrestling. Married.

CGN Alvin Santiago (Instructor)

1st Degree Black Belt

BSBN Burton Smith (Instructor)

2nd Degree Black Belt

why choose us?


Our Committment...
Evolution Martial Arts Academy is committed to ensuring that every student receives well rounded, streetwise self-defense skills that work. This is why we are a mixed martial arts school that combines the best of Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Goju-Shorei and Weapons Training.


Our Values...
We believe in honor, respect, courtesy, integrity, self-control, patience and discipline. Throughout our program from Adult to Child classes, our students learn our values as part of their training and everyday life.


Our Family...
Here at Evolution Martial Arts Academy, we believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect. The old mantra of treating others how you would like to be treated is very well alive at our school... Everyone here is like family, which makes a better school and training environment.


I enjoy Evolution's diverse curriculum. It offers an excellent blend of practical self defense, traditional martial arts, discipline and physical fitness.

Scott Waters

Sparks , NV

My Boss introduced me to Evolution. I had always been interested in martial arts. This school has made me feel welcome and has made me achieve things i never thought possible. I recommend this dojo to anyone!

Thomas Staniek

Reno, NV

Our Mission

To improve the lives of the people in the community through fitness and the martial arts...

We provide an opportunity for people to get into shape while developing skills that will keep them safe. At the same time, by upholding values such as Courtesy, Patience, Respect, Self Control and Integrity, we are instilling the life skills and character of a true martial artist. Evolution Martial Arts Academy believes that people of any age have the ability to achieve self-discipline, high self-esteem, a positive outlook, a spirit of constant improvement and the attitude that refuses to give up. These principles and standards will lead to remarkable improvements in academic, career and relationships, building a better community, one black belt at a time...