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OUR MISSION

To provide a safe and fun environment in which both competitive athletes and people that just want to train and have fun, have a home to thrive and be successful in.

“It’s as real as it can get. That has made me a better person. It’s made me a better man. It’s made me understand myself, my weaknesses, my strengths, the shit I need to work on. Jiu-jitsu has been one of the most valuable tools I’ve ever had in my life.” – Joe Rogan

About Evo BJJ

EVOLUTION BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU


AIRPORT WEST ONLY BJJ CLUB


SAFEFRIENDLY AND MOTIVATING PLACE TO LEARN BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU.


WE PROMOTE RESPECTCOURTESYGRATITUDEMATE-SHIPSTRENGTHTECHNIQUE AND A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.


EVOLUTION OFFERS STUDENTS A VARIETY OF TRAINING METHODS, FOR THOSE WHO COMPETE AT A HIGH LEVEL, OR THOSE THAT JUST WANT TO TRAIN, TO LEARN, MEET NEW PEOPLE AND HAVE FUN.


YOU WILL BECOME STRONGERMOVE BETTER AND GAIN CONFIDENCE.

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Coaches

Sam Cannons

Sam Cannons

You could say Coach Sam has been a life long martial artist, training in a variety of traditional and western styles from a young age, attaining various of belts and grades, but it wasn’t until Sam discovered BJJ late in 2009 that he found exactly what he was looking for. Coach Sam has always had a keen interest in sports and has participated in many different sports from a young age. Sam began speed skating at the age of 6 and at the age of 13 Sam won the national championships. Around this same time Sam bought his first set of kettle bells and began his journey in learning all that he could in strength and conditioning. From his interest in strength and conditioning came his interest in Sport Science and Olympic weightlifting. After attaining many formal qualifications Sam completed a year long internship that landed him a job with the Melbourne Storm, and has worked as a head coach at Crossfit gyms and other Professional Strength and Conditioning facilities.

He has competed, won and medalled in multiple local and international competitions and coached athletes that have also medalled locally and nationally.


BJJ Competitions
Blue Belt
Queensland State Championship 1st place
Queensland State Championship Open Weight 1st place
Queensland State Championship Open Weight 2nd place

Pan Pacific Championship 1st Place
Pan Pacific Championship 2nd Place


Purple Belt
Victorian Championship 1st place
Melbourne Open Championship 1st place
Melbourne Open Champion open weight 1st place
Pan Pacific Championship 2nd place

Brown Belt Victorian Championship 1st place
Victorian Championship 1st place
Victorian Championship 2nd place
Super BJJ Gi 1st place
Super BJJ No-Gi 1st place
Super BJJ Gi Open weight 2nd place

What Our Students Are Saying

Glen Smith

GLEN SMITH

I just wanted to say thank you to you all. Since I've come back to BJJ late last year I have managed to lose 11kgs, can do 5 unassisted pull ups, touch my toes, I smile a lot more, I can think better when under stress and pressure at work and I am much much happier at home.


4 months ago I viewed myself as an overweight broken old man.
Thanks to you all (especially Sam Cannons) I now have a new lease on life and genuinely look forward to rolling and learning more with you.

I can’t thank you all enough for your patience, understanding and willingness to help me on my BJJ journey. You all have helped me immensely and I will be forever grateful. Thank you so much.

GLEN SMITH

Mia Yip

MIA YIP

Had a trial class last night, first time in my life, so I was really nervous. Sam was so down to earth and supportive, and even though I was a complete newbie amongst people who had been training for several years, I was welcomed with open arms by everyone there. It’s a great workout, and I’ve got bruises to show for it but it was a lot of fun and I learnt so much in just two hours.

MIA YIP

Dante Santalucia

DANTE SANTALUCIA

Before I began at Evolution a couple of years ago, I'd never done martial arts before. From day one, Sam and the whole team have been super welcoming and supportive. Great community vibe. Highly recommend!

DANTE SANTALUCIA

Sarah Licul

SARAH LICUL

I've tried a few bjj gyms over the years and this one is by far the best! It is the most welcoming with an incredibly knowledgeable and understanding coach. Anyone, at any level will excel here. It has a powerful, team vibe and the level of support between members is outstanding. It really feels like a family. Not to mention, my jiu jitsu has gotten so much better thanks to all the time and effort Coach Sam puts in to every individual student.

SARAH LICUL

Daniel Fitzgerald

DANIEL FITZGERALD

Awesome and friendly place to come and train, very chill atmosphere. Couldn’t ask for a better coach than Sam, very knowledgeable and always happy to answer questions. Had a blast training here and will do for a long time to come.

DANIEL FITZGERALD

Andrew James Rosa

ANDREW JAMES ROSA

Absolutely love getting into the gym. Sam has a cool coaching style that's great for a relative newbie like myself. Brilliant coach, great club (everyone is friendly) and a super timetable (morning classes for all you early birds)!

ANDREW JAMES ROSA

Jack Dixon

JACK DIXON

I've been training at Evolution BJJ since I moved to Victoria. Training with Sam and the team has changed my life. Lost over 30 kilograms since I started. Love to compete and represent my club, would highly recommend anyone who wants to join a team with a family feel to it.

JACK DIXON

CALLUM BRUCE

Couldn't be happier at this gym, there is always a positive vibe produced by amazing teammates. Sam is also a brilliant coach, with a great personality and killer motivational quotes!! I encourage anyone to give it a shot as soon as possible.

CALLUM BRUCE

Matthew Ciancio

MATTHEW CIANCIO

My 12 & 10 yr old are in the kids class twice a week now and are loving it.. Sam is great with the kids.

MATTHEW CIANCIO

Marisa Debattista

MARISA DEBATTISTA

A welcoming club, awesome coach and comfortable
environment. Couldn't think of a better club to be a part of!!

MARISA DEBATTISTA

Mimi Nguyen

MIMI NGUYEN

Great teacher and love the training space here! Extremely welcoming to newbies!

MIMI NGUYEN

Dean Cuvermelho Liebenberg

DEAN CUVERMELHO LIEBENBERG

Great facility, great coaching, great people. Nothing more to be said.

DEAN CUVERMELHO LIEBENBERG

Jess Smith

JESS SMITH

Excellent facilities and coach! Will definitely be coming back!

JESS SMITH

Easy Access in Airport West

32 Hood St, Airport West 3042

Phone: 0405006986

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