Welcome to Evolution Martial Arts! We have dedicated our professional lives to providing our students with the most practical and effective self-defense methods available… and have built an outstanding reputation as a result. We specialize in karate and other forms of mixed martial arts for both kids and adults.

Our main goal is to create a safe and positive training environment where you can learn the true essence of martial arts, its philosophy, and effective self-defense techniques for our modern times…

An environment where you can exercise your body and mind, get incredibly fit and ENRICH your life now and for years to come.

Evolution Martial Arts is where everyone not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk of martial arts. That means we’re all about being helpful and encouraging, where you’ll never feel out of place and you’ll create true and lasting friendships with all your new friends here. The camaraderie alone is unbelievably inspiring.

And, of course, our center is incredibly FUN and EXCITING!

Evolution Martial Arts will not only teach you epic kicks, punches, and strikes, but our classes will also EMPOWER you with important values such as respect, integrity, and acceptance of yourself and others.

Beginners & All Skill Levels Welcome! Our outstanding instructors take a well-planned approach to teaching beginners that focuses on the basics of martial arts, physical fitness, self-defense and most importantly, having FUN. After all…

Martial Arts + Fitness Fun = A Winning Combination

We want everyone, especially beginners, to know that they can come here and learn martial arts with ZERO nervousness or any pressure to compete. No matter what age, shape, size, or fitness level you are, we have a program that will fit your wants and needs, and we are dedicated to helping your reach your goals.

Whatever your reason is for being here right now, you are in the right place at the right time. You are entering the world of martial arts that will change you and your family’s life in amazing ways

  • Lose weight and get incredibly fit & toned
  • Become more flexible and coordinated
  • Develop killer concentration and listening skills
  • Gain tremendous courage & confidence
  • Feel empowered, safe and strong

Karate is not a quick and easy discipline to learn, but it is incredibly fun, REWARDING, and a great way to get - and stay - fit for life! You'll discover new things about yourself, challenge your body and mind and feel proud of your accomplishments.

Those are PRICELESS benefits at a fraction of the cost if you tried to piecemeal them!

Check out the SUPER LOW web special for instant savings or stop by for a tour of our facility and feel the good energy here! This special is 100% RISK-FREE and classes fill up FAST so reserve your spot today! 

Martial arts is a great way for your child to learn how to be BULLY-PROOF, become more aware of people and their surroundings, and how to spot uncomfortable or confrontational situations so they can walk away before things get bad.

Your child will also have the confidence, courage and powerful self-defense skills to defend themselves, if necessary.

And, of course, we accomplish all that and more in fun ways with plenty of high fives and fist bumps! Your kids will LOVE our classes so much, they’ll be talking about the next class when they’re leaving the one that just ended!

Our instructors are highly skilled, experienced and caring. They will help you progress physically, mentally and spiritually in order to achieve your fullest potential. We strive to improve our service to you by educating and training our professional team of instructors on an ongoing basis.

Come see what we’re all about and take advantage of the best prices, the most amazing instructors, and have the most fun you’ve ever had getting fit! Evolution Martial Arts is EVERYTHING you need for your whole family all in one fun center.

Meet Greg Hussey
Owner at Evolution Martial Arts in Toms River, NJ
5th Degree Black Belt

Master Greg Hussey is the President and CEO of Evolution Martial Arts. He prides himself on keeping the family and friendship vibe alive that was originally created by his parents, Master Cliff and Ramona Hussey. 

Evolution Martial Arts was originally opened as Manchester Karate Academy in 1994 by Master Cliff and Ramona. From day one, the motto was simple and it continues to be even now - when you become a member, you become a part of our family.    

With over 30 years of martial arts training, Master Greg continues to study different martial arts training systems and brings those styles to Evolution. This makes EMA students extremely well-rounded and educated on the evolving world of martial arts.

Master Greg Hussey’s accomplishments include:

  • 1984 Began training in United States Black Cat Kenpo
  • 1989 Earned the coveted rank of Black Belt
  • 1993 Winner of Top Ten Nationals
    • Promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • 1994 Instructor of the Year under U.S.B.C.K Federation
    • Winner of New York Open
  • 1996 Promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt
    • Won the Maryland Open
  • 1998 Became the official kickboxing instructor for AT&T/IBM
    • Won the Pennsylvania Super Championships
  • 2000 Promoted to the rank of Master (4th Degree Black Belt )
  • 2011 Evolution Martial Arts was opened
  • 2013 EMA was voted “Best Martial Arts School in Ocean County” by Ocean Happenings Magazine
    • Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt
  • 2016 Inducted into the “Soke Little John Davis Black Belt Hall of Fame"
    • Promoted to Rank of “Brown Gear” under Dan Fischer’s “Engineered MMA” system

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How to Get Started

Come join our Toms River, NJ facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Mixed Martial Arts, Summer Camp, and Birthday Parties . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (732) 600-0032 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!