Evolution Martial Arts Sensei's & Instructors

Ashley Wood

Ashley Wood

Ashley, born and raised locally, attended McMaster University before co-opening Evolution Martial Arts. From an early age she found that she loved doing martial arts and helping others. She has trained with many highly skilled martial artist in order to progress her own skills. Her passion for martial arts is only surpassed by her passion for teaching and helping her students succeed.

With almost 20 years of martial arts experience and a 5th degree dan black belt in Karatefrom Kyoshi Al Acierto at Sho-Shin-Kan-Kai Black Belt Academy, Ashley loves to pass on her experience to both children and adults. Once holding championships at a national and world level in karate, she combines her knowledge in KarateHybrid Krav MagaBrazillian Jiu Jitsu and certified gymnastics coaching to bring an innovative and evolutionary way of teaching.

Gord Wood

Gordon Wood

Gord was born in London, England and immigrated to Canada with his parents when he was only one year old. He has traveled and lived in many parts of the world and experienced many different cultures. Like many, he was excited to learn martial arts and began his training in a small local Karate school. He expanded his training to include Brazilian Jiu Jitstu and continues to network and attend seminars with other open minded martial artists.

With over 30 years of Martial arts training: he has trained in and been an instructor in two different forms of Krav Maga. is a 5th degree black belt in Karate from Kyoshi Al Acierto at Sho-Shin-Kan-Kai Black Belt Academy, has trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 15 years and has also trained in various martial arts including Kickboxing, Judo, Tae kwon Do and MMA. He is the founder of Hybrid Krav Maga ( EMA's own reality based self defense system used in their martial arts classes). Gord has taught many students from children, teens and adults with many reaching black belt level. He has a passion for teaching and helping his students