Coaches


Who is behind the scenes at Revolution?  A common question for anyone considering training. Revolution is more than just one person, Revolution is a team of individuals committed to one thing: being the best they can be. As a team, Revolution has helped individuals from all walks of life. We’ve taken team members across the US and the World in pursuit of a gold medal at the most prestigious events in the sport.  And our team continues to add to the “treasure chest” each and every time.  We’ve helped the average Joe get back in shape after a few too many years at a desk job. We’ve helped the new mom lose her baby weight and regain her confidence.  We’ve helped families reconnect and have fun with a healthy, exciting activity.  We’ve taught kids to stand up for themselves and work hard towards their goals. We’ve helped kids with disabilities feel more confident and learn valuable skills that will keep them safe. At Revolution, we help people just like you transform their lives for the better, one step at a time.

 

Revolution MMA Instructors

 

Jory Malone

img_0201_smlNova União Black Belt Jory Malone is a submission specialist, professional fighter and sought after coach. Over the years, Jory has accumulated a wealth of experience in the competition arena, excelling at all levels. Jory is the 2007 Pan American Champion (IBJJF Masters), the 2007 No-Gi World Jiu Jitsu Champion (IBJJF Masters), NAGA Champion, and he was chosen in 2007 to represent the United States in the Abu Dhabi World Submission Wrestling Championships. For over a decade Jory has excelled at the highest competitive and teaching levels in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, Kickboxing and MMA. Jory has an extensive background of study in Strength and Conditioning and has studied under John Davies with Renegade Training and Tudor Bompa. Jory is the Head Coach for the Benton High School Panthers Wrestling Team. Jory has a well versed, experienced, unique and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the game and a passion for the fight making him sought out for his revolutionary methods.

Jory’s Personal and Professional Accomplishments Include:

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Japanese Jujutsu
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Professional Fighter
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:
  • 2011 Pan American Silver Medalist (Black Sr 1 Super Heavy)
  • 2011 Dallas International Open Sr 1 Absolute Silver Medalist
  • 2008 Pan American Bronze Medalist (Black Belt Masters Super Heavy)
  • 2007 International Masters No-Gi World Champion (Brown Belt Super Heavy)
  • 2007 No-Gi World Championships Bronze Medalist (Brown Belt Super Heavy)
  • 2007 Abu Dhabi World Championships (ADCC) Competitor
  • 2007 Pan American Champion Gi (Brown Belt Masters Pesadisimo)
  • 2007 Arnold World Grappling Championships Bronze Medalist No-Gi
  • 2006 Corral’s Combat Classic Gi Champion
  • 2006 NAGA Georgia Advanced No-Gi Champion
  • 2005 Modern Ringsport Grappling Champion
  • 2005 Modern Ringsport No-Gi Absolute Champion
  • 2004 Gameness Champion (Purple Belt Super Heavy)
  • 2004 Gameness Championships Silver Medal Absolute Gi
  • 2004 Carlos Machado Texas Invitational Champion
  • 2003 Submission Artist Open No-Gi Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 2003 Carlos Machado Texas Open Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 2002 Carlos Machado Texas Invitational Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 2002 Carlos Machado Texas Open Light Heavyweight Champion
Mixed Martial Arts:
  • 2005 ISCF Light Heavyweight MMA Champion
  • 2004 Kickshoot Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 2003 Battle of New Orleans Light Heavyweight Champion
  • 2002 Modern Ringsport Light Heavyweight MMA Champion
  • 2001 Modern Ringsport Light Heavyweight MMA Champion
  • 2000 Modern Ringsport Light Heavyweight MMA Champion
Kickboxing:
  • 2004 Modern Ringsport Light Heavyweight Champion

Abby Malone

img_6959_smlAbby Ziemer Malone got started in Martial Arts at the age of 7 when she began taking classes after her brother had started 6 months earlier as a birthday present. Abby thought it looked fun and wanted to try it out for herself, and that moment began the journey of a lifetime. Twenty years later, Abby has become an extremely experienced and well versed Martial Artist. She has twenty years of training in multiple disciplines and competition experience ranging from small local tournaments to World Championships. “Martial Arts has allowed me to travel the world and see places such as Canada, Scotland and Italy as well as many locations across the United States”.

Abby continues to train several hours a day in Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as teach classes at the academy. She also continues to compete alongside her students to further her own knowledge and represent the academy in a positive light. “Martial Arts has always been fun for me. It has allowed me to meet new friends, travel the world, and has allowed me to touch many of my student’s lives. I truly have a passion for learning Martial Arts, and I hope that passion is reflected in my teaching. I once had a teacher who said to me “It’s not about the product it’s about the process.” I believe that Martial Arts is not about becoming a black belt, a world champion or a professional. Instead it is about what you learn on your journey there, and what you do with what you have learned.


Accomplishments Include:

  • 1st Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • 4th Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon-Do 
  • Brown Belt Japanese Jujutsu 
  • Professional Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • BA in Spanish
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Black Belt
  • 2013 World Champion: Masters Light Weight
  • 2013 World Champion: Masters Absolute (Open Weight Class)
  • 2012 Pan No Gi Championships: Silver Medal Women’s Brown/ Black Belt Feather Weight (open weight class)
  • 2012 Pan No Gi Championships: Bronze Medal Women’s Brown/Black Belt Absolute Class (open weight class)
Brown Belt
  •  2010 European Championships: Bronze Medal Women’s Brown/Black Absolute Class (open weight class)
Purple Belt
  • 2008 IBJJF No Gi World Championships: Bronze Medal Women’s Blue/Purple Belt Feather Weight
  • 2008 Florida Grappling Championships First Place Women’s Advanced Gi
  • 2008 Florida Grappling Championships First Place Women’s Advanced Gi
  • 2007 Pan American Championships Bronze Medal 
  • 2007 Arnold World Grappling Championships Silver Medalist Gi
  • 2007 Arnold World Grappling Championships Bronze Medalist No-Gi
Blue Belt
  • 2006 Naga Georgia: 1st Place Women’s Lt. Wt. Purple Belt Gi
  • 2006 Naga Georgia: 1st Place Women’s Lt. Wt. Blue Belt Gi
  • 2006 NAGA North American Champion: Women’s Light Weight No-Gi
  • 2006 NAGA North American Championships: 2nd Place Women’s Advanced Gi (Purple Belt and Up)
  • 2006 Coral’s Combat Classic: 2nd Place Women’s Advanced Md. Wt. Gi
  • 2006 Elite Grapplers Championship: 3rd Place Women’s Advanced Lt. Wt. Gi
  • 2006 NAGA Georgia: 2nd Place Women’s Advanced Heavy Wt. No Gi
  • 2006 NAGA Georgia: 2nd Place Women’s Advanced Lt. Wt. Gi

Taekwon-Do

Abby began training in striking in June 1988.
She has competed under multiple TaeKwon-Do organizations including: World TaeKwon-Do Federation (WTF), Global Taekwon-Do Federation (GTF), United States TaeKwon-Do Federation (USTF), and the AKC (Arkansas Karate Circuit). Her rank has been recognized by all listed organizations during competition.

With the exception of 1 Arkansas State Championship, all competitions are as a black belt competitor:

  • 2x Arkansas State Champion in Arkansas Karate Circuit
  • 2x USTF National Taekwon-Do Champion (1996 & 1997)
  • 1996- GTF European Championships, Glasgow Scotland:
    • Member of Team USA Junior Girls Team
    • Individual Sparring Gold Medalist
    • Team Patterns Gold Medalist
    • Team Sparring Silver Medalist
  • 1997-GTF World Championships, St. Louis Missouri:
    • Member of Team USA Junior Girls Team
    • Individual Patterns Gold Medalist
    • Individual Sparring Silver Medalist
    • Team Patterns Gold Medalist
    • Team Sparring Gold Medalist
  • 1998 WTF/ USTU Junior Olympics Competitor
  • 2000-GTF European Championships, Rimini, Italy:
    • Member of Team USA Women’s Team
    • Individual Patterns Silver Medalist
    • Team Patterns Bronze Medalist
    • Team Sparring Bronze Medalist
    • Team Board Breaking Gold Medalist
  • 2002-GTF World Championships, Toronto, Canada:
    • Member of Team USA Women’s Team
    • Individual Patterns Silver Medalist
    • Team Patterns Silver Medalist
    • Team Sparring Silver Medalist

Kickboxing
  • 1-1 Kickboxing

 

Tessa 

E42A7761-Final3 copywebTessa is a supervisor of all of the day to day operations at the gym.  On some occasions (when she isn’t masterminding fun games for kids class) she supervises the Elite Team training.   Tessa is a formidable training partner for daily workouts and tries to stay in top shape just like her humans. Her hobbies include climbing Pinnacle Mountain (a favorite training location prior to competitions), going for walks, and getting attention. She’s a black belt, btw.