Evolution Martial Arts Winnipeg
Dedicated to Improving Lives Through Martial Arts
After school Kung Fu program for ages 5-12
Teen Kung Fu/JKD program for ages 12-18
Adult JKD program for ages 18 and up.
Evolution Martial Arts is now in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Instructor Joel Ledlow teaches Bruce Lee’s martial art of Jeet Kune Do in the adult program and the defensive martial art of Duo Ji Kung Fu in the youth program. Sifu (teacher) Joel opened his first school, Evolution Martial Arts OKC, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in August of 2010. A lot of hard work, dedication and love went into creating an amazing school with students of all ages. In June of 2013, Joel’s wife Catherine was diagnosed with brain cancer.
The decision was made to move closer to her family in Winnipeg, Canada. In the Summer of 2014, after Catherine’s surgery and treatment, Joel moved to Winnipeg with his wife and their two children, settling into the River Heights community. While Sifu Joel still guides his instructor team in Oklahoma and is very active in the Oklahoma school’s continued growth, he has expanded to a new group of Winnipeg martial artists here in the River Heights community.
Sifu Joel Ledlow is a Full Instructor under Jerry Poteet in Jeet Kune Do, the martial art founded by the iconic Bruce Lee. Jerry Poteet trained with Bruce Lee at the Chinatown school in Los Angeles and was part of a select group who trained additionally at Bruce’s house. Sifu Joel is also an Instructor in Duo Ji Kung Fu, a defensive art created by Ed Monaghan which fuses tradition with modern application. While proven in “real world” scenarios by security, law enforcement, military and people just like you, the main focus of these arts is to improve the individual by using martial training as a vehicle to unlock the potential within each student.
Sifu Joel has also trained in a variety of other martial arts. He trained in the kickboxing arts of Muay Thai and Savate; the grappling arts of Judo, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ); the traditional arts of Aikido, Aikibujitsu and Tai Jitsu; and the stick fighting art of Kali. Joel also studied dance at the University of Oklahoma and movement at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Sifu Joel brings a vast wealth and depth of knowledge tempered by experience and backed by an incredible passion for martial arts to each of his classes.