When I started BJJ I weighted 222 and today I’m 204. Y’all may not know it but I really look up to you guys! The life I lead now is so much healthier than I think I have been my entire life; All around too… not just diet and fitness level. BJJ has helped me get my head right in so many ways. I don’t know how often people really thank you, but you 2 are real good people. I take a lot out of classes and just general conversation. Thanks for being an old man’s corner and not even knowing it!
Four of my daughters have been attending for over a year now and they love it. The instructors are great and it gives me peace of mind knowing my girls are learning a great tool that allows them to be fit and defend themselves.
After 30 years behind a desk, I had the body to show for it. I needed a more demanding environment to actually lose the weight and tone up. My metabolism needed to be increased and a simple visit to the local gym just didn't produce the desired results. I needed to be pushed hard. I want to lose 50+ pounds. I viewed BJJ as intense enough to fit the bill. In addition, I wanted the increased confidence that I could handle a rough situation anywhere in the world while traveling with my beautiful wife. That’s why I tried Revolution MMA’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in Benton.
We establish our personal goals together they hold you accountable. My initial goal was to lose 40 lbs. After 5 weeks I had lost 20 lbs and we increased my goal to 53 lbs. My first anniversary weight. After 7 weeks, I have lost 26 lbs. I am very confident that I will equal or exceed my goal!
My sons have been training at Revolution for six months. During that time, I have seen an increase in upper body strength and overall athletic ability. Coach Abby Malone is soft spoken, patient and organized. All of her training sessions are well planned, safe and fun. Coach Abby’s competition resume, easy-going disposition and coaching acumen make her the perfect kids jiu jitsu coach. Having access to coaching from a world class jiu jitsu athlete at this price point is a no brainer.
My time at Revolution MMA was incredible. With the aid of Revolution MMA, I lost 80lbs of weight and worked all of my muscles to a point that they have never experienced. Before I started training, I could barely get into the bed of a pickup truck, and now I can jump up like it’s no problem. Their training increased my range of motion and flexibility ten-fold. When I was searching for a martial arts studio to train in, I was nervous to just choose a random studio since anyone can claim they know anything, but Revolution MMA has shown me otherwise. It is headed by two professionals that have high ranking experience in their field, and in competition. Choosing the studio was simply a no-brainer for me. I am incredibly happy for the results that Revolution MMA has brought me, and I will recommend it to anyone who has the desire to learn martial arts.
Revolution’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program has empowered me. I have been part of the team for almost two years now, and I have such an appreciation for what I have gained from it. In addition to the world-class training opportunities (Seminars, training camps, private lessons, physical fitness and mobility assessments just to quickly name a few), I have lost forty pounds, I have gained enough self-confidence to compete, and being a female corrections officer- I don’t feel helpless walking in to work anymore. I know it sounds funny, but in truth, Revolution has helped to make me feel like a bad***.
We are very grateful to everyone for providing not only quality jujitsu training for our son but also for life education.
I heard about Revolution from a friend who had nothing but wonderful things to say. My son had been asking about doing some martial arts so we went and watched a class. He was definitely interested in the trial class. I was amazed at how well he did. Signed him up and started regular classes immediately. He has learned so much in the time he has been there it’s unreal. He’s not just learning self defense, but learning to be a respectful, helpful, healthy, caring little man. I have been pleasantly surprised to watch him grow with each class. He’s much more athletic, coordinated, focused… Already. We’re truly blessed that we were sent to Revolution and very thankful for all Professor and Mrs Abby do. We also had my sons birthday party there. We’ve had a lot of parties in a lot of places and theirs was definitely the best to date. We are thankful to be at Revolution.
Amy and Aiden
I’m honestly not sure how I would have made it through the stresses of college and hourly commutes everyday if I didn’t have kickboxing to look forward to every week. The workouts are fun and they’ve made me stronger than I’ve ever been. Abby is an awesome instructor and allows you to work at your own pace (fast or slow). The gym has many experienced students that are happy to pass their knowledge to newcomers that show an interest in learning. Altogether a positive environment for building strength in the body and mind.
The number 1 thing for me I got out of Revolution Mixed Martial arts.. was Confidence…not just for martial arts but for life too… I would thoroughly and happily recommend them….
My name is John Dixon and I am 46 years old. I have been training in kickboxing for one and a half years and Brazilian Jui Jitsu for two months. I am very happy with my progress at Revolution MMA in Benton. I really have enjoyed my time here. I feel great and am more confident in the skills I have learned. One thing I like about martial arts is that if you put forth an honest effort you will see results. I enjoy when I get to assist coaching in kickboxing also. Thanks, Abby for coaching and training me. It has been real fun.
Revolution MMA has far surpassed my expectations. I expected a hobby and a good workout. I did not expect to learn science and history as well as practical life tips in regard to things indirectly linked to MMA.
When I was considering a trial adult kickboxing class, the Revolution MMA staff was informative and quick to reply. Someone said, “it will be the best workout you’ve ever had” and I thought, “I don’t know about that. I’ve been trained pretty hard and well by competitive cheerleading coaches, basketball coaches who had excellent professional histories, and track coaches who refused to lose. You’re probably just saying that because you own the place, but I respect your confidence and excitement.” I WAS SO WRONG. This is legitimately the best workout I have ever had. Everything we are led to do is designed to a scientific and intentional purpose. Then, as we are completing the exercises, we are informed of the specific ways in which that particular exercise is changing and preparing our bodies on a cellular level. It works.
The coaches continually and extensively research training and technique. They promote growth mentally as well as physically, and they connect students to resources that will better equip them for all areas of life.
Revolution MMA cares about the whole person. 10/10, Revolution MMA deserves all the 5 star reviews.
Our child began Jiu-Jitsu August of this year. We wanted to enroll him in a class that would help him develop a strong character as well as teach him fundamental self-defense techniques. Revolution MMA has exceeded all of our expectations and we could not be happier. The Gym is kept very clean and the atmosphere is very inviting. Most of everyone has proven to be a great instructors and mentors to the children. Abby’s patient but firm hand allows the students to gain the most from the class while still having a great time. Now, our son’s Jiu-Jitsu days are his favorite and he cannot wait to get to class! We would highly recommend Revolution MMA to anyone interested in starting their child in martial arts.
Great World Class Instructors and great for the while family to get involved! My whole family has been coming here for 6 years..not only are you getting fit and healthy but you build confidence by learning skills to help defend yourself or your family
Since I started training at Revolution MMA, it creates a well rounded class that not only teaches fundamental skills but builds self confidence in your abilities. It creates an atmosphere that promotes personal and team growth as a whole, the seminars are expert taught and the level of skill they bring to the class are unparalleled. Their methods of breaking down complex BJJ drills are unrivaled in southwest Arkansas. I would recommend Revolution MMA to any one of any level of skill to become a serious competitor.
My son has been training at Revolution for several years now. To see the changes both mentally and physically in him has been amazing. My wife and I were so pleased with what the coaches have done that we enrolled our 7 year old daughter in classes. We highly recommend Revolution MMA and look forward to being part of Revolution family for many more years.
Well update for me, received my blue belt back in June. It was a complete surprise. I was sure I was not gonna receive it till later in the year. Professor Abby also let me know I could compete in a tournament in July, my first at blue belt. I won double good. All thanks to the team I have at revolution. I won double good at the tournament. My goal for 2013 is to compete in as many tournaments as I can.
March I joined Revolution Mixed Martial Arts in Benton. I travel two times a week there and some Saturdays. And i do have to say that gym has world class coaching and great training partners. Its changed my health and my depression has disappeared. I have made some new friends and met some Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts!!! Osss
We love Revolution!!! The instructors are so knowledgeable and really care about your kids or yourself. They provide a wonderfully well rounded program at all stages of learning.
Revolution is a great place to train and stay healthy!
Brooke M., Kickboxing Student
While I’m not the most “hard core” student, I do travel often for work, so I get a chance to visit many other martial arts schools, and I can say without a doubt that the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction at Revolution is truly top notch. They really know their stuff.
Dirk, BJJ Brown Belt & MMA Fighter
Abby Malone is exceptional BJJ instructor. My son has been a student of theirs since he was 8.....he is now 13. Jusitzu increases a childs self confidence as well as improves physical endurance and ability. I recommend to anyone wanting to take a martial arts to go to Revolution.
Greatest thing that happened for my teenage son.
Elvia P., Satisfied Parent
Everyone is very helpful and you’ll get in shape quick.
Andrew P., High School Student
Excellent instruction by true professionals. Abby brings in world champion NU BJJ Players regularly and hold phenomenal seminars. Become part of the NU family and join the Revolution!
Their work with kids is amazing!
Extremely Professional. Friendly and Safe Environment.
Great place to train, great Professors and very reasonable prices! Abby has top BJJ Players in the gym all the time and hist great seminars. A+++
We were new to Benton when my son started here in an attempt to keep him off the video games and become more active. Over 2 years later we are still here and I am so please with all he has learned! The coaches not only teach JiuJitsu with a safe and professional manner but the importance of good grades and being friends to other children are lessons many kids are lacking these days. I have no worry about bullies or another child being bullied in front of my son. Abby has taught him and the other children all the steps to take before resorting to defensive measures. I'm so proud of him and the coaches. Money well spent for peace of mind and ensuring your child will never become the victim.
My daughter has been training at Revolution for over a year. Abby and the teenage helpers are all wonderful with the kids! One of my favorite things is how they teach the students to use the skills they learn in class appropriately, not just at the first sign of someone being mean to them. They teach them that there are steps to go through before using your training.
A good place. Perfect for kids and a good place to train. Excellent teachers I recommend.
My daughter Deanna has been going here for over 3 years . This is a great place for kids . Building self confidence in the kids , respect , discipline , and leadership . I am so happy we found Abby Malone . They are great people and at the peak of knowledge on their game . You can not get any better instruction any where .
Great gym with a good atmosphere for adults and kids of all ages.
always kind, professional, and respectful. high class for sure!
Anna Claire Radican
It is a great place to train