Revolution MMA Benton Voted Best Martial Arts in Little Rock, AR !

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Revolution Mixed Martial Arts Benton named Best Martial Arts by Little Rock A-List voters

At Revolution MMA Benton we were thrilled and honored to be voted “Best Martial Arts in the Little Rock Area” in April 2014. The contest featured many well known Martial Arts gyms around the Little Rock area, but Revolution MMA Benton stood above the rest by the 13,000+ votes from almost 4,000 voters across 95 categories.

Check out Revolution MMA Benton’s Press Release, and check out Revolution MMA’s Reviews on the website itself.

There’s more to Martial Arts than learning how to kick.

It’s about growth and respect.

Who’s the best?

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BJJ Gyms Little Rock, ARVoters named Revolution Mixed Martial Arts Benton the Best Martial Arts in the Central Arkansas area for 2014. To determine the winner, voters had more than 7 nominees to choose from. Congratulations to Revolution MMA Benton!

“From the Owner… Whether you want to be the next champion, simply just want to be in the best shape of your life, or want nothing but the best for your child and their future, you have found a team dedicated to nothing less than the best for you. Our mission is simple, World Class Training yields World Class results in the cage, ring, on the mats and in life.”

Little Rock A-List,, holds an annual contest to determine the best places in and around Central Arkansas, based on more than 13,000 votes from local experts. This year local experts awarded Revolution Mixed Martial Arts Benton as the 2014 Winner of Best Martial Arts in Little Rock, AR and surrounding areas. Revolution received more than double the reviews of the second place runner-up, once the voters had spoken and the results were in. Local voters offered up their tips and reviews like this one from Dirk H, “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. The really know their stuff.”

Revolution Mixed Martial Arts Benton located at 17724 I-30, Suite #1, in Benton, Arkanasas has been building accolades in it’s nine years of operation not just in Central Arkansas but world-wide.  The academy, tucked along interstate 30 has made the news frequently producing World Champions and frequented the headlines of Arkansas’ papers with the success profiles of the men and women who train, find personal growth and coach there.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Revolution Mixed Martial Arts Benton can be found on the web at

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Revolution Mixed Martial Arts Benton is located at 17724 I-30, STE 1, Benton, Arkansas 72019.

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Revolution MMA offers world class instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing for adults. While adults are their primary focus, Revolution MMA is well known and revered for their Kids Martial Arts programs as well.  When they’re not helping competitors reach their goals on the mat they are helping every day people transform their lives on and off the mat through weight loss, improved physical performance, mental clarity vision and focus and so much more.


Would you like to give Revolution MMA Benton a try?

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These 3 Critical Mistakes Will Kill Benchmark Test Results from Coach Jory Malone of Revolution MMA Benton

These 3 Critical Mistakes Will Kill Benchmark Test Results

Most of our kids have benchmarks this week or coming up soon. I wanted to take the time to share some parenting “success tips” with you.

Generally kids and parents make 3 critical mistakes during this period, which lowers test scores:

The first critical and perhaps fatal mistake is they forget to engage in exercise and the important role in development it plays. They figure they’ll cut out exercise to better cram (next mistake) for the test. Public education has already made physical activity almost nonexistent in the past few decades. When was the last time you saw a climbing rope at a school? We’ve steadily fallen in World academic standings while steadily rising in the diseases of modern civilization. We just lost the Olympics to a country that collapsed a few years ago. There was a great TED presentation in last couple of years by neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert, which highlights the connection of the brain and movement:

If we continue on our current course, we’ll soon be spineless blobs riddled with clogged arteries and tumors by the time we make it to high school (recent studies have determined many teens are already suffering from arteriosclerosis putting them at risk for heart attacks before the age of 30!). While stereotypes in modern society separate the jock from the nerd. In reality, some of history’s greatest thinkers exercised vigorously for 5 hours a day. Your brain is an organ that requires blood flow to bring it fuel and nutrients necessary or optimum performance and the neuroplasticity required for learning. In addition humans are hard wired from the womb to learn best when something is associated with movement, our primary function on this planet. If at any time in the week you cut out exercise, your mental performance will decline.

The second critical mistake is trying to cram a lot of information in before testing, be it the day before a test of the week before a test. Students should have a set study schedule and rhythm. The brain and body likes habits and shifts in habits lead to undue stress, which lowers performance. Just like many top performers had a pre game routine, students need a regular routine with cues, place, and a body ready to learn. Excessive increase in studying only breaks this routine and diminishes performance.

The third mistake is nutrition and overall lifestyle. Optimum performance be it mental or physical are one in the same. Cells are cells and have the same requirements to perform at their best. There are several foods that help replenish neurotransmitters, the chemical components of thoughts, in your brain. At the same time you want to avoid any food that contains neurotoxins. Despite all the money we pay to the FDA to help protect us, they’ve been bought by companies dumping known neurotoxins banned for food use everywhere else in the world into our daily food supply. These neurotoxins are found in chewing gum, diet drinks and foods, and can literally drop your IQ for a couple of weeks after ingesting them. One major neurotoxin is fluoride found in large quantities in your tap water. You can score higher on testing simply by replacing your tap water with real spring water. A few years ago I got to spend some time training with Ron White the brain athlete and National Memory Champion. Here’s some tips from the champ himself:

And here’s the brain athlete in action:

As always, we wish the kids the best of luck on there benchmark tests from all of us at Revolution MMA Benton! If your child is in need of a lifeskills and development program, we invite you to check our our Kids Martial Arts program.

Setting up an appointment is easy:

simply contact us through the web or give us a call at 501-776-0606


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Kids who exercise at Revolution MMA and practice healthy eating and sleeping habits do well on Benchmark Tests


Upcoming Kickboxing Seminar with William McGlothlin

Ok Kickboxers! The year is off to a good start and we are in full force with Kickboxing! Kickboxing classes here at Revolution MMA Benton have been packed. We’ve got folks training for competitions and we’ve got folks losing weight, achieving their goals, doing and being MORE and LIVING LIFE ON THEIR OWN TERMS.
That’s what it’s all about.

In a never ending quest to bring you the best, we are hosting William McGlothlin for a Kickboxing seminar April 18 at 6 pm. He’ll cover some of his secret, proven strategies that have taken both of his sons to win multiple Kickboxing World Championships at the IKF World’s as well as MMA fights. William himself is a Professional MMA Fighter and BJJ Black Belt.

I look forward for this opportunity. The semianr is $60 and you can register in class. You can also see more information on the Facebook Event Page.

As always, If you’re not in our Kickboxing Classes yet and you’re ready to Transform your life: out with the old in with the new. Kick suck to the curb and live the life you were meant to live…. Call us now and schedule your no obligation introductory class. 


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Revolution MMA Benton Featured Review: Evan W

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It’s time for your March Featured Revolutionaries! This month is Evan W.  We are so proud of Evan and all of his progress. He always works so hard and hardly misses class. He pays attention and does his best too. We know he’s doing well in school, b/c he’s also brought us a few report cards! In fact, he is an Honor Roll student with As and Bs! That’s awesome!

A little about Evan:

Evan is 10 and in the 4th grade. His favorite subject in school is science b/c he likes to invent things. He’s not sure what he wants to be when eh grows up but that’s ok, he’s got plenty of time. His favorite food is pizza and his favorite color is black. (ours too). He’s a pet lover (just like us) and he’s even been kind enough to bring his pet Guinea Pig buy for a visit or two.  When he’s not training in class, he likes to play outside, build things with legos and play video games too.

We asked Evan why he started Martial Arts. He said he had tried Karate before and just wanted to train again. This time he tried Revolution MMA Benton b/c he wanted to learn some grappling and how to fight on the ground. He likes the exercises we do in class to help him stay in shape: in particular he said, the burpies and tumbling drills. (We always incorporate these drills into the classes to get the kids in shape and improve their motor skills for all areas of life). Evan said he feels he’s getting in better shape as a result of his training and he’s more flexible and stronger too.

The main benefit he noticed from his training was confidence. Evan stated that at school he sometimes hears kids say words they shouldn’t. Perhaps not words that might be considered “bad words” but just not good things. He said he tells them they should not say those things and has the confidence to tell them when things bother him.  We are really proud of Evan for this. It takes a lot to be able to stand up for yourself. Especially to your friends. We all have to do it a times, and it takes a good balance to be able to do it in a manner that you can ” maintain  your friendships yet stand up for what you believe in. But it sounds like Evan is doing the right thing and that’s awesome.

Evan said his overall goal for his Martial Arts is to get a black belt!

We’re very proud of you Evan. Keep up the good work!

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Evan working his armlock with Brandon.

Revolution MMA Benton Featured Student Review: Dominic Cooper!

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Dominic Trains Martial Arts at Revolution MMA Benton. He also makes great grades at school

Well, we have been hard at work here at Revolution.  And we’re pleased to share with you our featured Revolutionary and February student of the month for our Kids Martial Arts program Dominic Cooper! Dominic has been a member of Revolution MMA here in Benton, AR for a few months and trains in our Beginners Kid’s class. Along with the other members of his class, he’s learning valuable self defense skills and getting in great shape. In fact, Dominic has lost some weight and gotten stronger since he joined. He’s also making good grades in school.

After class this last week, we sat down for an interview so you could learn a little more about Dominic:

Dominic is in the 7th grade and is 12 years old. He attends Benton Middle School and describes himself as a social guy. He got started in BJJ b/c he and his brother used to watch the UFC and MMA fights on tv, and he decided to look for a place to train.
Dominic had 2 main goals when he started training here at Revolution MMA in Benton: 1) to get in shape, and 2) to learn to defend himself. As a result he’s seeing improvement in both areas. He is losing weight and noticed he is getting more defined muscles.

Dominic’s favorite food is fried chicken but he said since he started training he’s been making an effort to eat healthy and stop eating out as much. He said his overall lifestyle has improved and while he’s doing well in school, he’s also started reading more books. He feels his training is helping him with his focus and that is reflected in his good grades. At school, Dominic says Science is his favorite subject.

As far as his training, Dominic says his favorite things about class are learning the Jiu Jitsu moves such as the guard, submissions and his stance. He particularly likes learning stance work, he said b/c it’s the foundation of self defense and teaches him to move out of the way or around someone. His long term goals are to learn kickboxing as well as more defense and offense as he improves. He would also like to try a competition someday.

Dominic’s hero is his dad. Dominic’s dad was in the army and lost his leg as a result. Dominic said this inspired him to do better. He said his dad is a good man and teaches him to do the right things.

We love having Dominic in class here at Revolution MMA Benton! Keep up the good work Dominic.

If you are interested in Revolution MMA Benton’s Kids Martial Arts programs, contact us today to set up an introductory consultation. We’d love to have you!


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Dominic practicing stance work with Austin

Kids Martial Arts Classes Are Fun At Revolution MMA In Benton, AR!

Hey all!  Just a quick update. I wanted to share some pictures from some of our recent Kid’s Classes! I broke out my camera to take some super cool pictures during grappling and training. The kids love seeing their pictures, and they all look so cool!

So you’re probably wondering what we are working on in Kids Martial Arts Classes here at Revolution MMA in Benton, Ar:

Our  older youth are working on sweeps from the guard and controlling top position.  In addition, the advanced kids are also working takedown finishes and a few other more advanced sweeps and submissions.  But that’s not enough for the go getters at Revolution: the advanced kids do a strength training class 2x a week.  They are working on building an all around solid athletic foundation to build their skill work upon.

Of course we continue to work on our life skills:  This month the Kids were given some special tasks and homework from Mr. Jory regarding Observation. They are working to build their observational skills, as observation is an important trait of successful people. He encouraged them to keep a training journal to document their progress and success, as well as to help them identify areas of weakness that need work.

We hope you enjoy these pictures from our kids classes, if you’d like to see more, check out our gallery pages.

This first picture here is Samuel and Ethan. They have both been some of our longest and most dedicated students. Samuel trains in all the advanced classes and is a regular at our competition and strength training classes also. We are very proud of both of these hard working guys!

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Here Mr. Jory shows the kid’s how to do a sit-up sweep and get someone off of them, and then control the position to hold the bully down until help arrives.

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Rylie is proof that Girls can do it too! She has been training at Revolution MMA in Benton, AR for a few years now. In addition, she is a member of our Jr. Instructor team, where she learns leadership skills and responsibility. She also helps in the younger children’s class one day a week.

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If you are interested in learning self defense or bully busting skills for your child, please do not hesitate to call and set up your introductory class. Just check out our recent bully busting success story here! You can read about how 2 brothers from Revolution MMA in Benton, AR defeated neighborhood bullies and learned to stand up for themselves and each other.

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Discover The Body Fixer Classes At Revolution MMA Benton That Lead To Radical And Rapid Transformation!

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Yep, that’s right, We’ve added more classes at Revolution MMA Benton!  This has been a long term plan in the works. Many have started hearing the news headlines about our gym tucked along I-30 in Benton, Arkansas. And we know that a crucial, yet often neglected part of your Martial Arts training is building a proper athletic foundation and ensuring your movement patterns are going to lead to continued progress and success. At a certain point in everyone’s journey their body mechanics or more simply put “movement” can make or break them. Unfortunately, this is probably one of the most neglected areas in most training programs you’ll find in the area. Professional coaches with backgrounds, educations, and experience in movement assessment, biomechanics, and corrective exercise are very rare here in the US. It’s a sad statistic, but 90% of the people who begin an exercise program to better their health end up injured in the first thirty days due to not seeking professional coaching or having and unknowledgeable coach. This is a real dilemma in the health and fitness community, which leaves so many unable to reach their goals and discouraged to say the least. At Revolution, human movement is the most beautiful art and a science. People have greatness within them and deserve to live the life they were meant to live an express their potential to the fullest. Revolution has always set the highest standards in professional coaching by giving their clients access to world-renown coaches and being Arkansas’ source for World Class Coaching.

A proper athletic foundation express through proper movement will allow you to learn faster and implement the skills you learn in class on an accelerated plan you just can’t find anywhere else. That translates to climbing that success ladder much, much faster. Regardless of whether you desire to compete or just train to stay in shape or for self defense, you won’t be able to use much of what you learn if you’re not in good shape or if you’re always injured. Proper mechanics training helps prevent that.  Let’s face it, jumping in a Martial Arts class without a proper athletic foundation is a recipe for injury… but improving your overall athleticism along with your skill will help you reach your goals, keep you from getting injured, having you feeling and looking great, and most importantly it’ll fill that hole in your life… that something that’s been missing all along that you just can’t seem to put your finger on. People often comment on the transformation that’s taking place in their life each week as everything just seems to begin to fall into place. Your friends and coworkers will want to know your secret.

Every month we evaluate and track your progress and everything is carried out under the watchful eyes of our expert coaches. Now people from other states and even other countries have begun to make a pilgrimage to Revolution MMA in Benton, Arkansas just to see what’s the magic everyone is hearing about. Josh was our King of Improvement last month. After a devastating knee injury, he’s not only moving normal again, he’s defying being reduced to a life of mediocrity and performing extraordinarily living life to the fullest. At Revolution you don’t have to except being too old, hurting, or being told you can’t do something. At Revolution we use our “Secret Keys of Success” to set you free of a boring life of settling in and “keeping us with the Jonses”. Mediocrity breeds mediocrity and your destiny is not to be the average Joe.

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Movement training isn’t just for the guys either. Brooke, one of our long time Kickboxers and Instructors is training hard as well. Strength training helps women in many more ways than they would realize. Don’t worry about bulking up, Brooke hasn’t turned into a man yet. She can handle herself if one gets the wrong intentions with her. And she is building muscle mass that will let her burn more calories and improve her skill work… all while preventing injury that can rob her life of happiness down the road. Strength training planned and performed properly is helping her and the other women at Revolution like the way they look and catching the eyes of others. Brooke radiates confidence… the kind that stops people in their tracks every time she steps into a room. There’s just something different about her and the confidence has made her the class over achiever in college. The results speak for themselves, the Athletic Development Program at Revolution helped another one of Revoluton’s women, Coach Abby, win Double Gold for Revolution’s Jiu Jitsu program at the World Championships last month as well in Los Angeles, California! These are women that can perform just as good as they look.

Coach Jory Malone, a World Champion and mastermind trainer of World Champions, long time professional athlete and world renown coach, author, and speaker is the head instructor of the speed, strength, and movement institute at Revolution MMA.  In addition to overseeing all the clients workouts to improve the students in and out of the gym, Coach Malone has a passion to pass on his knowledge to them so that they can begin to understand the fundamentals of training, and implement these things in their daily lives to transfer this success to truly live the life they were meant to live and unlock their potential.

If you’re on a treadmill to nowhere, have tried the latest diets and fads only to fail again and again, feel like there’s something missing in your life or a void, Are sick and tired of the latest magic pill of more unfulfilled promises, know there has to be something more, and are ready to say, “Yes, I don’t want to settle for average, mediocre, or where I’m at now and know you can be more”, call us right NOW… DO NOT wait another MINUTE. Pick up your phone and CALL NOW: 


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Revolution MMA in Benton, AR Hosts Women’s Self Defense Clinic

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Professor Jory Malone, head coach of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program at Revolution MMA, was the main instructor. He said the seminar was based on statistically probably scenarios young girls might find themselves in, in particular as they get older and move to college, where sexual assault is prevalent.  Professor Malone, along with the other instructors present, took the girls through a 2 hour class where the girls got to see demonstrations and practice the techniques themselves with a partner.  Each girl also left with a detailed handout of the seminar, and was encouraged to find a partner to practice with at home.

Assisting Professor Malone was Abby Malone, a lifelong martial artist and co owner of Revolution MMA. Coach Abby recently won double gold at the World Masters Jiu Jitsu Championship, making her Revolution’s 3 & 4th World Champion!  In addition, Josh Norris, an instructor with Revolutions’ Kickboxing program assisted, as well as Jr. Instructor Ashley Norris.  Ashley Norris is a member of Revolution’s Kids Martial Arts program, and as well as training in the bully defense curriculum, she also trains heavily in the competition class as well.  All of the instructors, coming from different walks of life, shared their collective knowledge with the girls to make sure they left armed and prepared for the world that awaits them.

Sexual assault is all to common with young women. RAINN estimates that 44% of victims of Sexual Assault are under the age of 18, and 80% are under the age of 30. More frightening than that, reports show that 60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police, and 2/3 occur by someone known to the victim acting as the offender.

Given these chilling statistics, there should be little convincing left to say that women and young girls need a solid self defense program, like the one we have at Revolution MMA in Benton, AR.  At Revolution MMA, young girls can start as early as 4 learning valuable self defense that will help keep them safe. In addition, it is proven to boost confidence and provides a steady dose of health and fitness that anyone can benefit from.

Click Here to read the official press release about our seminar!

If you are interested in having Revolution MMA in Benton host a women’s self defense seminar for your group, or if you are interested in self defense for yourself or your family member, do not hesitate to contact us today: 501-776-0606. We’ll give you a complimentary consultation and we’ll also take you through an intro class so you can experience Revolution for yourself. We’ll set some time aside after to discuss your goals and formulate a training plan that works for you.

If you are interested in self defense training for yourself or a family member, contact Revolution MMA in Benton, AR today!


Coach Abby Malone Win’s Double Gold At Master’s Worlds


Great news!

Coach Abby from Revolution MMA in Benton AR recently traveled to Los Angeles CA and won Double Gold at the Masters and Seniors WORLD Jiu Jitsu Championships! She did not get a point scored on her the whole day and had a dominating performance!

Stay tuned for a more detailed blog, but this is a huge testament to hard work and the training programs we have at Revolution MMA Benton! Coach Abby trained very hard for this competition, and BJJ students Craig Kulesa and Trevor Childs came in and helped during the days and weekends. Her training included a weight routine to build strength and well as grappling skill work.

Revolution MMA Benton now has 4 World Titles, from our tiny gym in Benton, AR! We can’t wait to see the results we continue to create from scratch!

If you’re interested in transforming your life, whether it be by competing in the arena or just getting in shape and building a “new you”, contact us today for an introductory consultation. You have absolutely nothing to lose!

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