Great News! Evolve Academy has another Black Belt instructor. Barra Gracie, Pan American champion Rafael Ellwinger will be teaching full-time at our
school. Rafael was a student at the University of Maryland when he met Master Mike (Moses) and started training with him as a purple belt. This was back when Evolve had just started and was only a few students. All we focused on was competition and winning. Rafael competed a lot and won the Grapplers Quest, NAGA, and many other tournaments before he had to return to Brazil to finish his MBA.
Throughout the years, Rafael and Master Mike have kept in communication. For many years, Rafael has said he wanted to come back to America to live, teach and train, but obligations in Brazil kept him from doing that. We're really excited because having another Black Belt on the mat every night is only going to make the team that much stronger.