Master Mike Moses

Mike Moses is the Owner and Head Instructor of Evolve Academy of Martial Arts, a nationally recognized martial arts academy located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he teaches over 450 students in Stand-up Combatives, Thai Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Primal Skills Fitness and Women’s Self-Defense.  Mr. Moses is the possessor of an unheard of (5) Black Belts in various disciplines and with this extensive background in martial arts as well as his specialized training as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp, Mike has become one of the most highly demanded Executive Protection Specialist in the country.  Mr. Moses not only provides security detail for corporate executives, entertainers and other high profile figures, he also provides bi-annual Functional Combat Training to Marine recruits as well as specialized self-defense and weapons training to military personnel and law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Mr. Moses has trained in Defensive Tactics, Extreme Close Quarters Combat, weapons dis armaments, unarmed combat and evasive driving. He is professionally trained in physical security assessment, threat assessment and threat management.

Ms Melissa Snider

"After watching my Son train in Personal Defense Systems and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over a year, I decided to give it a try. What began as a personal challenge, rapidly developed into a quiet obsession! I quickly fell in love with the training style, the mental and physical challenges and the overall conditioning that both of these disciplines had to offer me.  I truly believe that Evolve Academy is the most unique martial arts training facility in the area. Not only does Master Moses' Stand-up Combatives System offer our Students the most "cutting edge" Personal Defense and Muay Thai Training, but our Gracie BJJ program is one of the most sought after programs in our region. The level of instruction is unsurpassed and the focus of each class is, and always will be, on the Student."

Mr. Julian Gabbard

"I started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Evolve Academy under Master Mike

in 2007.  I initially joined to get in shape and avoid the monotony of the typical

gym workout.  I not only found a way to increase my strength and endurance, but

I also found an art that allowed me to be creative and develop a skill set to

protect my family and myself.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is much more than just a hobby now. It has created a new

personal philosophy for me. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has caused a major paradigm

shift, which has changed the way I look at life. It has instilled confidence,

accountability and enabled me to push through adversity. The lessons I have

learned on the mat have made a positive impact on every aspect of my life --

from my parenting to my career to my educational goals.


My goal as an Evolve instructor is to share the technical skills I have learned,

but more importantly, to help enrich students' lives through the character

development that comes from training in such a positive environment.”

Mr. Philip Chubb

“I started training at Evolve at the age of 13. After training for nearly 9 years, I can
say that my decision to begin training at Evolve was one of the best I have made in my entire life. Why? Because the confidence and abilities you gain make every other part of life better.


Not only will you have a better body, but you have the ability to defend it.   Visiting a new place becomes more fun when you know how to keep yourself safe and you are sure you will make it home that night. Even eating food is better when you think of how it will not be taken from you by those who would misuse their size and strength.

There is never a bad time to start. Training is a key that will unlock your ability to get

the most out of life. Whether you are 5 or 85, I recommend training at Evolve.” 

Mr. Albert Benjamin

Mr. Al is one of the most recognizable instructors at Evolve Academy!  His charisma and energy far extends outside of the Academy!  One of our most seasoned Instructors, Mr. Al is our lead Kid's striking coach, a lead Stand-up Combatives instructor, Asst. Submission Grappling instructor and our head MMA Coach.

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