Evolution MMA & Fitness

OUR Team

Darren Reeves

Club Owner & Head MMA Coach

Born in London in 1966, Darren started Boxing and Judo at an early age in 1974. He quickly found his niche in the arts, and has spent his life perfecting techniques and applying practical self-defense methods both in the ring and cage.

Darren has since put his skills to the test in many competitions. He has built his credentials as an open weight WA Ultimate Champion, and trained for more than 35 years.

Brodie Sprlyan

Head BJJ Coach

Brodie started training BJJ at Submission Factory in 2007 at the age of 12 and immediately fell in love. He has competed consistently over the years, with over 30 competitions and 100+ competition matches with numerous state titles at all levels.

Brodie received Black belt in February 2018 from Stacey Wilson.

Lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2019 teaching at Team Quest, fulfilling a lifelong dream of travelling and teaching BJJ overseas.  He has also trained Muay Thai and MMA on and off over the years and coached a number of professional MMA fighters in Thailand. He has been teaching since purple belt and full time for the last 2.5 years. Taught at a number of gyms in Perth and of course, overseas.

“I encourage students to experiment and find what works for them. BJJ is always evolving and I try to learn as much from my students as they do from me; I believe that the relationship between coach and student should be reciprocal, in which we teach each other and develop together.” – Brodie Sprlyan


Jean Jacques Machado –> John Will –> Stacey Wilson –> Brodie Sprlyan.

Richard Lockett

Boxing & MMA Coach

Richard started his martial arts life with BJJ in 2009 for 5 years, gaining his purple belt. From there, by encouragement from a friend, Richard tried his hand at Muay Thai and eventually competed in 9 fights, then going on to fight professionally in Boxing and MMA.

Marty Seroka

Muay Thai Coach / Personal Trainer

Adam Toole

Wrestling Coach

Adam has been wrestling since he was 18 years old and has been both junior and senior national (UK) champion.

Adam represented Great Britain on numerous occasions at World and European Championships, plus many Grand Prix events all over the world.

He was a member of the 1992 and 1996 Olympic wrestling team as well as the 1994 Commonwealth Games wrestling team, however was not selected. Adam then went on to compete at the 1995 Commonwealth Games Wrestling Championships in Melbourne and won bronze at 57kg.

Adam has also played semi profession rugby league in North of England.

Adam now trains in Jui Jitsu and currently hold his blue belt. He has won the BJJ State Title the last 2 years in his weight class, the open weight class in 2014 and was runner up in the open class in 2015.

Wrestling was a huge part of Adam’s childhood as his dad represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988 and was national wrestling coach, he represented England in the Commonwealth Games in 1974 and 1994 at Canada as England wrestling coach.

Adam works closely with Evolution’s MMA fighters and head coaches in preparation for their fights.

“A very wise man that was a massive influence in both my wrestling career as well as personal life told me that a wrestling class is not a counselling session”