Owner and Chief Instructor Joel Gerson is one of the pioneers of MMA in Canada and an expert hand to hand combat/ MMA instructor with 25 years of experience and Black Belts in Judo and Jiu Jitsu. With over 10,000 hours of teaching experience, he is a 5 Time Canadian Jiu Jitsu Champion (including Open Weight Class Champion); 3 Time Ontario Judo Champion, and North American Fearless Fighting Champion. Joel has trained extensively with the Canadian Olympic Judo Team and in his professional debut became the first and only person to defeat one of the best pound for pound no holds barred fighters in the world, former Champion and Japanese Shoot Fighting legend, Rumina Sato by arm bar submission in the first round. Joel is one of a handful of Canadians certified under “Big" John McCarthy as an MMA Judge. He has been called upon as an industry expert for The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, The National Post, The CBC, The National, CTV News, The Fight Network, The Sports Network, and many other leading media outlets.
A product of RevMMA and currently the highest ranked Krav Maga student, training almost exclusively under Head Instructor Ranny Tal. Briefly studying Martial Arts at a younger age, Mario found his passion when introduced to Krav Maga, and his passion is reflected on his growth, understanding and his ability to continue honing his skills. Giving is one of Mario's best qualities and he is always eager to help his partners and students achieve their goals.
8 years Muay Thai experience and a brown belt in Krav Maga with a technical eye for striking as it pertains to self defence. Current student under chief instructor Joel Gerson and Ranny Tal training in Krav Maga, Boxing, Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu. George is an aspiring police officer with a degree in English, his style of communication and modest approach demonstrates the value of being able to deescalate a situation while having the confidence to defend yourself.
Sean "Seande" Assari is one of Rev's original success stories and a top personal student of Joel's. A purple belt, he is considered one of the senior Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technicians at Rev who also has 5 years of boxing and kickboxing experience.
His passion and dedication to the sport, as well as to a healthier lifestyle is proof to his partners and students that it's not how or when you start, but how you finish that matters.