About Evolution Martial Arts
Winnipeg's Top Martial Arts School

Evolution Martial Arts was established in 2010 by Sifu Joel Ledlow. Bringing years of practical experience and a wealth of knowledge, Sifu Joel specializes in teaching two martial arts: Duo Ji Kung Fu and Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do (JKD). Both are highly refined and efficient martial arts disciplines with practical self-defense applications for the modern world. 

Through expert teaching from Sifu Joel, students learn by using the safest training methods in a positive and fun atmosphere. Students are placed into one of three programs to maximize further personal growth and development: Kids, Juniors, or Adults.

These programs focus on cultivating positive attributes through martial training that develop thoughtfulness, athleticism, and confidence. The goal is to impact and evolve a community of strong, resilient, and mindful individuals with the necessary martial skills to defend themselves more effectively and to overcome life’s challenges better.

Students who regularly train in martial arts benefit from the following:

  1. Expanded ability to express oneself
  2. Greater awareness
  3. Improved focus & problem solving
  4. Mindfulness
  5. Stress Control
  6. Boosted immune system
  7. Enhanced emotional intelligence & control
  8. Increased strength, flexibility & coordination
  9. Positive friendships & community

These benefits transfer directly to everyday living and our ability to interact more fully with the world. 

Evolution Martial Arts is currently located in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.



Sifu Joel Ledlow


<br/> Head Instructor

Sifu Joel Ledlow
Head Instructor


Sifu Ian Baggett

Sifu Ian has been training at Evolution JKD for over a decade and brings a unique perspective to movement from his experience performing with Marvel and Cirque du Soleil.

Scott Wareham

Scott was at the very first class in Winnipeg and has been training since then. We are happy to have him stepping forward to become an instructor for future generations.

Micheal Verbos

Michael was a long time student in Los Angeles. He is an original "Evolution JKD" student and has a wealth of knowledge to share with students.