No Board of Directors on the website, no financial information, either. Red flags.
Did Powers buy EVO at some point? The EVO website is absolutely barren, and looks like maybe they go rid of all their teams? Social media hasn’t been updated in over a year. Yet the men’s national training center is located there, and this suppose foundation is listed as working out of the same address.
I am excited for these opportunities, but I do think the Powers group is the group that has bought a lot of gyms nationwide, and has changed many things…sometimes ending programs. I am not 100% sure on that, but I know I have read some things on other social media sites about this.
The EVO website used to be a lot different, and a lot better. Now the website is basically worthless. This is a club that once had aspirations of being one of the best elite gyms in the country–they lured Aimee Boorman to be their team director for a time. But this fits the pattern for gyms bought by Powers.
Is it just me, or does that media statement read extremely strangely? Lots of buzzwords and talk about a holistic vision, repeated mention of the need for a stream of revenue for the venture, a good deal of talking about reforming the whole sport, and no specifics. Also, why would a group focussed on the non-elite levels grab the elite group? And if they are really involved in ninja equipment, insurance, and developing athletes, isn’t there a conflict of interest there?