Bully Self Defense Seminar This Saturday at Revolution MMA in Benton, AR

That’s right, at my gym: Revolution MMA in Benton AR we are hosting a Bully Self Defense Seminar this Saturday, December 1 at 12:00! It’s going to be a ton of fun and here’s your official invitation to attend! Our last seminar at Revolution MMA in Benton Ar was a ton of fun with just under 50 kids in attendance! Wow.

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Awesome Kids Bullying Seminar at Revolution MMA in Benton AR

Now I’m not sure how much you keep up with my blogs, but in the past I’ve blogged about some of our students at Revolution MMA in Benton AR , who were victims of bullying. I’ve talked about how serious bullying is with kids, and even adults. Bullying exists at school, at home, in the workplace, online, and everywhere in between…. and I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again parents:

I bet there’s been at least one night your child has gone to bed crying and you didn’t know!

Now you probably feel bad but don’t… your kids won’t tell you everything, and some parents don’t know how to talk to their kids about bullying. Don’t worry. That’s what we are going to do this Saturday at Revolution MMA in Benton AR .  Not only will we teach your child some awesome moves that can help him/ her learn to stay safe and strong, you’ll also learn some easy ways to bring up the topic of bullying with your child. Please don’t miss this. Your child’s emotional and physical well-being is at stake. Give me a call to reserve your spot and you’ll be so happy you did!

Here’s all the details:

Revolution MMA in Benton AR

17724 I-30 Suite 1

Benton, AR 72019

Saturday December 1 12-2:00

All kids age 6 and up (at least 1 parent must attend also)

To Register Call Revolution MMA in Benton AR at 501-776-0606 or sign up online.

Ps. We’re going to finish this fun camp with a pizza party!

Looking for Self Defense? Look no further than Revolution MMA Benton!

You’re about to Discover why the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program at Revolution MMA Benton is your choice for Self Defense Training !

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that was brought to the US by the Gracie Family and made popular in the UFC. It is a grappling art, and to put it simply it includes all of the things you see “on the ground” in a UFC fight. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu also includes standup work, similar to wrestling and judo. It’s awesome for self defense for men and women alike and one of the best solutions for Benton Self Defense and Fitness and here’s why:

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Revolution MMA offers World Class Benton Self Defense

1. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is awesome for Self Defense because most self defense situations end up on the ground!

If someone attacks you, you are likely to end up on the ground. Do you know how to get off the ground safely? Do you know how to get someone off of you? Do you know how to keep someone from putting you on the ground? These are all the things you’ll learn in one of  self defense classes at Revolution MMA Benton.

2. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Revolution MMA Benton is awesome for Self Defense because it builds confidence:

It’s a fact. Most people looking for self defense are looking for 2 things: skills and the confidence that comes from having those skills. When you learn legitimate life saving skills as part of our self defense program at Revolution MMA Benton, you’ll feel more confident and assured of yourself. This is important for men, women and children alike. Imagine no longer feeling inferior, scared, or weak. That’s what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Revolution MMA Benton will do for you.

3. Brazilian Jiu Jits at Revolution MMA Benton Empowers Women:

Revolution holds semi regular FREE Women’s Self Defense Clinics as a public service. These clinics teach women how to be safe and defend themselves against the most statistically common attacks and scenarios. Revolution’s Benton Self Defense program incorporates all of these principles in their regular classes as well. Let’s face it, women need Jiu Jitsu! Most likely, someone is going to try to grab and tackle you or carry you off. Jiu Jitsu can be a lifesaver!

4.  The Self Defense Program at Revolution MMA Benton is taught by experts: 

Coach Jory heads up the adult program while Coach Abby heads up the Kids program.  Both of these Benton Self Defense programs are unique in that the expert coaches teach more than just techniques. Jory uses his years of expertise to help his students develop their bodies and mind for performance. I mean let’s face it: no matter what “techniques” you learn, your success depends on your ability to physically perform them under duress. By training under a certified and expert coach in athletic development, you will learn faster. You’ll have a higher success rate when performing the moves, because you will be able to perform the mechanics correctly. As an added benefit of Revolution’s Benton Self Defense Program, you’ll have access to the best athletic development plans that will make you lean, fast, strong and take your performance to the next level. In fact, coach Jory recently presented as part of the 1st Annual RMNU Camp. He was invited to instruct from one of the world’s top black belts, Robson Moura, who trusts his expertise.

5. Self Defense Training at Revolution MMA Benton is Fun!

Jiu Jitsu is fun. You’ll meet new friends, you’ll get to go places and do things. You’ll feel great inside and out. Here’s some of the fun things members of the self defense program at Revolution MMA Benton have been able to do:

  • visit the beach for the first time
  • go to Time’s Square
  • compete across the nation
  • attend seminars and compete across the world in places like Canada and Portugal
  • train under the top MMA team in the world (nova uniao)
  • train with expert coaches and competitors from Brazil
  • lose weight & feel great
  • save their life

If you’re interested in joining us at Revolution MMA Benton , click here !  

We’ve got an introductory special with your name on it!



Mixed Martial Arts In Benton AR : You Are Always Improving!

“I Feel Like I’m Getting Worse Every Time I Train !”

I hear a lot of people say this ( in particular many of my students at Revolution MMA in Benton, AR ). : Kids and adults alike.  I’ve heard it time and time again. You can see the discouragement on their faces when they express this. Some people even consider quitting. Chances are, at some point in your Martial Arts training you’ve felt this way. Don’t worry, we all have. It’s totally normal. And this blog is for you!

Now, first let’s talk about why you feel that way.  Here’s why: When you first start training, you feel pretty good. You hit the pad as hard as you can, you kick your opponent hard. The loud slap you hear coupled with your sudden shortness of breath makes you feel good. If you’re training Jiu Jitsu you’re probably doing a lot of grunting and pushing folks off of  you. You make sharp, jerky and strong movements, and when you squeeze the crap out of someone’s head with your leg scissor or headlock you feel like you’ve won. After all, that’s what most new students do: Try to win. That’s the point isn’t it?

Not exactly: Later on down the line, you should start trying to use the things you learn in class. You stop trying to throw super hard kicks and punches while the rest of your body flings all over the place with your chin sticking up as if it had a bullseye on it. If you do Jiu Jitsu, you stop trying to hold and bench press folks, and you start trying to relax and move. In other words, you’re trying to do the right moves the right way. You are concentrating on what your whole body is doing, and trying to make harmonious movements! Good job! When you start trying to actually use the techniques you learn during classes at Revolution MMA in Benton, you discover that you aren’t always good at them right away. You go from overpowering folks via strength to sometimes ending up in a less preferred position because you tried and failed at a technical escape.

This is about the time students come to us and say they feel like they are getting worse. The truth is, you aren’t getting worse at all. You are trying to use techniques you haven’t mastered yet. You are trying to do the right moves the right way, use technique instead of strength, and this is exactly what you should be doing while training Martial Arts!

Let me let you in on a little secret: Did you know it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill? That’s 10,000 jabs, 10,000 snake moves, 10,000 escapes, that’s a lot of time in the gym training isn’t it? !  That could amount to years if you think about it. Expecting to be good the first time you try is a lot of pressure.  This pressure causes some folks to feel a real let-down, and sense of defeat early on that leads to quitting. They essentially had unrealistic expectations, and fell short. You shouldn’t be feeling bad at all!

Let me put it in perspective: Think back to your early educational years. When you “graduated” elementary school and moved to middle school, you probably felt pretty good about your math skills. When you got to middle school math class, you head might have exploded! Did you get worse at math suddenly? Not really. You were just adding things to your knowledge database, and you have to practice in order for them to become easier.  About the time they got easier you moved to High School, then College. The cycle keeps repeating. It’s supposed to.

Here’s My Secret Recipe To Get The Fastest Results From Your Training at Revolution MMA Benton :

Mixed Martial Arts In Benton ARThere’s a saying that “practice makes perfect”, well in actuality, “perfect practice makes perfect”. As you mature in your training, don’t always try to win. Try to work on the things you learn, and add new techniques and combinations to your arsenal. Accept that you might not pull them off the first time. In fact, I’d recommend trying them out on people who are less skilled/ newer than you are. Once you have success against a lesser opponent, move up in skill level. As you work your way up, you’ll start to see you are improving. Start the cycle over again. Keep a training journal with notes of your combinations and moves you are trying to improve. Keep notes of your successes and failures, and review your notes regularly.  Additionally, watch matches and videos online, or via DVD. If you can stay and watch an advanced class at your gym. Visualization plays a huge role in your body’s ability to perform. If you can video your self training, do so, and review your videos on a regular basis. Take the notes in your journals and evaluate progress. Ask your opponents and coach for feedback. With this “recipe” you can have a constant evolution in your game plan, and rest assured that you are constantly improving your training  towards your end goal .

If You Really Want To Improve, Try Private Lessons:

During a private lesson, your coach will create a special blueprint just for your success. You can review your notes and videos with your coach and listen to an advanced perspective on your performance. You can discuss any problems you are having, and get precise help to fix those problems. You will have a time dedicated just to you and your success. In fact, it’s proven that people who train private lessons get better faster.  1 private lesson can teach you more than 1 month of group classes.

If you happened to land on this blog and you don’t train Martial Arts yet, or you’re just looking to get in shape and have fun with an activity you can actually stick with, let me invite you to give us a try at Revolution MMA in Benton, Arkansas.  By clicking here you can contact us and we’ll set you up a no obligation personal consultation!

Kids Martial Arts at Revolution MMA Benton Deters Bullies

Kids Martial Arts at Revolution MMA Benton Deters Bullies

“If I try to get help, it will get worse,” she wrote in her suicide note to her family. “They are always looking for a new person to beat up, and they are the toughest girls. If I ratted, they would get suspended, and there would be no stopping them. I love you all so much.” ~Globe and Mail.

This was a young girl’s suicide note to her parents.  Take a minute right now and put yourself in her parents shoes. Imagine walking in and finding a note like that and a gruesome scene.  I don’t mean to be graphic, but this is a real problem.

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Kids Martial Arts Benton Helps Prevent Bullies 

Do you remember being bullied in school? 


Do you remember how it made you feel? 


Do you remember the names of bullies from your school? 


Do you remember bullying anyone yourself? 



Chances Are Your Child Is Being Bullied At School! 

The world we live in teaches kids that violence is the answer, it’s everywhere: the news, TV shows, Video Games, Internet, etc. Bullying is all too common these days.  It happens right here in the Benton and Bryant Schools.  Here is a review that was posted on one of the local schools sites:

” Officials are under the impression that ‘bullying does not exist in – - – - -’. In reality, bullying is overlooked.”

Make Beats Not Beat Downs is a non-profit uprising dedicated to presenting alternative help to bullies & the bullied youth through all aspects of music. Their research in to bullying has shown the following:

  • - It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Source: National Education Association.
  • - 1 in 7 Students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.
  • - 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
  • - 15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school.
  • - 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
  • - 1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school.
  • - 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying
  • - Among students, homicide perpetrators were more than twice as likely as homicide victims to have been bullied by peers.
  • - Bullying statistics say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings.
  • - 87% of students said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them.”
  • - 86% of students said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools.
  • - 61% of students said students shoot others because they have been victims of physical abuse at home.
  • - 54% of students said witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to violence in school.
  • - According to bullying statistics, 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying.
  • - Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shooting incidents.
I can guarantee that there’s been at least 1 night your kids has gone to bed crying and you didn’t know it.
If that’s not bad enough, I’ll let you in on a little secret you may not be aware of: bullying doesn’t just exist for kids. Look at these frightening statistics about adulthood bullying. The Workplace Bullying Institute recently commissioned Zogby to do a poll on bullying in the workplace:
  • 35% of workers have experienced bullying firsthand (37% in 2007, given the MOE, essentially equivalent)
  • 62% of bullies are men; 58% of targets are women
  • Women bullies target women in 80% of cases
  • Bullying is 4X more prevalent than illegal harassment (2007)
  • The majority (68%) of bullying is same-gender harassment
Bullying is everywhere, and it is not going away.  Teachers are busy, and let’s face it, schools aren’t bully prevention centers. Most parents are working long hours and 2 jobs in these tough economic times.

How are you going to protect your child from becoming a statistic?

Who is going to prepare your child to walk with confidence throughout his/ her life?

I will!  With our Kids Martial Arts program at Revolution MMA Benton, your child will learn to Walk With Confidence!

Listen, to this recent video from one of the students in our World Class Kids Martial Arts Program at Revolution MMA Benton :

Here, Tessa talks about signing up for Kids Martial Arts at Revolution MMA Benton to help her deal with bullying, and to be prepared for bullying that could occur in the future.  Her parents made the smart choice to enroll her in Kids Martial Arts at Revolution MMA Benton as a way to prepare her for success in life. She is learning confidence and mental skills, as well as physical skills, like essential techniques and strength building exercises that will help her should she need them.

You also probably noticed that Kids Martial Arts training at Revolution MMA Benton  is teaching her more than how to defeat bullies! She is also learning to value hard work. Thanks to her competition successes and experiences, Tessa learned that when she puts a lot of time, focus, and hard work in to her goals, she will achieve them and be rewarded. If she continues with these principles, she will see great success later in life when she goes to High School, College and later on in the work place!  You can tell by watching the video she feels proud of herself and she has a lot of confidence.  Kid’s Martial Arts classes at Revolution MMA Benton teache kids to walk with confidence!

Here’s 5 Ways Our Kids Martial Arts Program  at Revolution MMA Benton Helps Kids Triumph Over Bullies 

1. Situational Awareness - First and foremost, it’s best to avoid physical confrontations before they occur. Your child needs to know how to recognize a situation that is becoming heated or dangerous, and which situations and places to avoid all together.  Kids who are enrolled in Kids Martial Arts at Revolution MMA Benton learn situational awareness in their classes.

2.  Verbal Skills -  Kids need good verbal skills. Verbal skills help a child diffuse a situation when it’s becoming heated. This prevents the situation from escalating in to a physical confrontation.  Kids Martial Arts at Revolution MMA Benton teaches kids the right words to say and how to say them.

3. Physical Training - While it’s important to know how to avoid a situation or how to diffuse one, inevitably some situations escalate. In a self defense scenario, children who are in shape and healthy are able to escape attack. In addition to teaching kids to live a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise, Kids Martial Arts at Revolution MMA Benton teaches kids  the proper skills and techniques to use to keep themselves safe and escape a dangerous situation!  Your child will also learn how to use proper judgement for his/ her skills.

4. Emotional Management -  A lot of kids struggle expressing emotions and dealing with stress. Your child needs to know how to deal with his/ her emotions when faced with difficult situations. Your child needs know acceptable ways to relieve emotional stress, how to talk about problems, and who to talk to.  Kids Martial Arts at Revolution MMA Benton helps kids relieve stress through exercise, and provides a safe environment with adults your child can trust to confide in.

5. Social Skills  - Many kids are bullied because they lack social skills. Allowing your child to be in an environment where he/ she can learn how to make friends and get along with others can be instrumental in preventing bullies in school, as well as helping your child with career advancement.  Kids who train Kids Martial Arts Benton learn essential things such as how to get along with a partner, taking turns, helping others, and working as a team.

Most Importantly, Your Child Needs A Positive Role Model!

It’s a proven fact that people emulate what they see. Kids act like the people they hang around with. Who is your child hanging around with? If your child hangs around 9 drug dealers, he’ll become the tenth for sure! Your child needs to be around kids and adults who act with confidence and handle themselves properly.  This is a definitive factor in your child’s success!  Enrolling your child in Kids Martial Arts  at Revolution MMA Benton will allow your child to be around positive role models.


If you are serious about helping your child gain the confidence to walk away from bullies, contact me right away and I’ll send you my E-Course to Bully Proof your child!

Revolution Mixed Marital Arts

17724 I-30 Suite 1

Benton AR 72019


In addition I’ll give you a complimentary introductory trial and conference to our Kids Martial Arts program at Revolution MMA Benton!