:: PERSONAL TESTIMONIALS :: HEAR AND SEE FOR YOURSELF - WESTSIDE KBB & BJJ = RESULTS!
Nothing is more convincing than hearing and seeing for yourself. Below are a few testimonials from our Westside members. Whether you want to train to become a professional fighter or just physically stay in shape like a professional fighter, Westside can offer you a unique and effective physical training program. Kids and families are encouraged to check out our family friendly facilities that help make physical fitness a family venture and part of a healthy family lifestyle.
I've been training with Matt and Roli since my first fight over 6 years ago and continue to learn new stuff every time I go to class which is why I travel over 1 hour one way to train with them several days a week. There are no better BJJ or MMA instructors in the state and the facility is one of the best training centers I've ever seen. If you like training hard and having fun at the same time, look no further than Westside Kickboxing and BJJ, and become part of the family.
Westside MMA has provided a fabulous workout, as well as self confidence enhancing curriculum for my daughter, nephew, and myself. The parentís lounge is an inviting and comfortable area to wait and or view your childís class Lastly the instructors have all been awesome! Matt, Roli, Hillary, & Kevin all help each child achieve their best!
Sincere Thanks, Jessica Pope
Westside MMA has changed my lifestyle for the best. The kickboxing class has given me a chance to improve my well being and I am really enjoying the extra energy that I have throughout the day! Working out isnít the chore that I once thought; and I am really glad that I overcame my fear of starting something new.
Student, Jessica Manzano
Westside MMA is a great place to train and workout! If you are not at Westside then you are nowhere!
Little Rock Police Officer, Kayward Jolly
I am extremely impressed with Westside Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. So much so, in fact, that I hardly know where to begin.
I originally came to Westside Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to enroll my sons in the kidsí Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class; however, after my wife and I watched the classes for a while, it became obvious that Matt Hamiltonís approach to martial arts instruction was both novel and effective and incredibly fun. So much fun, in fact, that we signed up, too.
Matt Hamilton is, quite simply, a gifted teacher, and nowhere is that more evident than when he is working with kids. He has an uncanny knack for keeping a pack of kids on task, focused, and learning while still letting them have fun and having fun with them.
Like most martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helps shy kids gain self-confidence and more boisterous kids gain self-discipline, but, unlike other martial arts, it also teaches them true self-defense, i.e., techniques that actually work should they ever be needed.
The skills they learn are tested in live drills every class, and the knowledge that they know how to apply what theyíve learned gives them the confidence to stand unbowed in the face of both bullies and peer pressure.
As splendid as Matt is with kids, I am equally impressed with his ability to help adults, regardless of their fitness and skill levels, exceed their goals in both areas.
In just over eight weeks, Iíve lost 30 pounds and my blood pressure and heart rate have returned to healthy levels. Iím in the best shape Iíve been in since my sons were born and expect that, under Mattís guidance, I will continue on this path for years to come. Plus, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an awesome alternative to grinding away on a Stairmaster or punishing your joints on the pavement. Why? Because itís fun!
While I couldnít ask for more from Matt and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for myself and my sons, my wife was more interested in Mattís kickboxing classes. Now, she is in the best shape sheís been in since college.
Finally, Westside Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is affordable. There are no black belt clubs, weapons to be purchased, or ďbelt testsĒ every six weeks. In fact, our whole family trains with Matt for about what it would cost to enroll a single child in one of the martial arts chains in the area.
We love Westside Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu JitsuÖand you will, too!
Teacher/Attorney, Chris Nolen
Our son has been taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Westside for over a year now and we canít believe the transformation. We decided to enroll him because he really didnít enjoy team sports and other athletic activities. Thanks to the excellent instructors at Westside, he has developed skills and techniques far beyond what we imagined. His progress has been amazing.
In this program, kids learn real defense skills in a safe environment. Unlike Tae Kwon Do or other forms of martial arts, Westside doesn't teach young kids how to "center themselves" or have them memorize patterns and routines. The techniques they learn here are realistic, and practical for life outside the gym. Other programs do frequent belt testing. Not only is this expensive for parents, it often gives kids a false sense of confidence. At Westside, they focus on teaching skills Ė not figuring out new ways to get money from parents.
And it's taught by guys named Matt and Roli. Not "Sensei" or "Master."
With BJJ, kids can progress at their own rate. We love seeing his confidence and the smile on his face when he figures out a new grappling technique.