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Next Evolution Martial Arts

We are a family oriented academy focusing on helping others be the best versions of themselves. We’ve been making a difference in the Spanish Harlem/Upper East Side area since 2005. We are the 1st authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy established in Spanish Harlem. We offer structured child development programs for children ages 3+. We also offer adult programs for those looking to learn self-defense, get in incredible shape or even for those who have a desire to compete. Our programs for children include Kaizen Karate Do (a mixture of Shotokan, Ninjutsu and Tae Kwon Do), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, an After School Program with pick up service and full day Summer Camp. For adults, we offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing.

Through these disciplinary programs, we will help you and/or your child achieve their goals which will help them for the rest of their lives. Our foundation and curriculum focus on respect, confidence, loyalty, encouragement, and mental, physical and spiritual strength.

Martial Arts is a tool in which we use to help others become the best versions of themselves. We are a traditional martial art school with a modern twist. We hold a strong standard of loyalty, integrity and respect.

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I’d just like to say, for anyone who is searching for a way of self-defense, competitive sport, or just a great workout; You’ve found your place! When my daughter was 5 years old, she began Karate classes here and learned so much in such a short span of time. After we took a break from Karate, we came back when she turned 12 years old for her to take up Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. She was having some bullying issues at school, and needed a controlled way to protect herself. Sensei Mullero took her under his wing, just as he does with all, and helped her develop into a disciplined, confident, smart, and strong young lady. When she began feeling more comfortable with the sport, she competed for the first time. Sensei and his assistant Alex, were there every step of the way with her; Whether it be coaching, supporting, or comforting her after many tears of joy, we would never forget that they were there. Next Evolution Martial Arts is like a family. With ups, downs, middles, and all the rest... They will always be together; Laughing, learning, progressing, and having a great time.

Next Evolution Martial Arts Malika B.

Malika B.

My family - kids and parents both - has been training at Next Evolution for almost five years.  Professor Mullero is not only extremely knowledgeable in martial arts, he is also a person of the highest integrity. He instills in all his students the importance of dedication, hard work and respect. His genuine caring for his students’ development -both on and off the mats - is felt throughout the gym and contributes to the fantastic family atmosphere. We highly recommend Next Evolution.

Next Evolution Martial Arts Tom A.

Tom A.

Next Evolution is like a second home for our boys. Training under Professor Mullero, Alex, and their team has by far been an exceptional experience.  We have trained at other dojo’s but this is where we are meant to be. Belts and promotions are not just handed out, they are earned. Self-discipline, trust, team building, dedication and self-confidence are implemented into every student, no matter their background or skill level. In addition, the professor has made a great environment; parents are also a big part of the process, from class updates, extra weekend training classes to prepare for tournaments, even classes where parents participate with their children.  The confidence my boys have gained from learning karate and jiu-jitsu, along with the competitions has been fantastic. Next Evolution is truly an incredible place to learn and grow.

Next Evolution Martial Arts Gerald C.

Gerald C.

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