Tailored Lessons for Every Skill Level

Welcome to Kore NWA Where Discipline Meets Technique

Nestled in the heart of Benton County, our facility is a sanctuary for individuals who seek to perfect the art of ground combat in a professional, supportive, and enriching environment.

"Master Close-Range Combat Techniques That Can Turn the Tide in Any Situation."

An Inclusive Community

We take pride in fostering an inclusive community that thrives on the mutual respect that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches us. Regardless of your age, gender, or experience level, you’ll find a welcoming team ready to support your journey towards mastery.

Tailored Learning Experience

Each class begins with a warm-up followed by a deep dive into specific techniques, allowing for focused learning. Our instructors provide one-on-one attention, ensuring that your individual learning needs are addressed.

Competitive Edge

As a member of our academy, you’ll have exclusive access to seminars, workshops, and competitions that put you ahead in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Whether your goal is fitness, self-defense, or competition, we provide a roadmap for your journey to excellence.

Kore Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association

Founded in 2010 by Professors Luigi and Silvia Mondelli, Kore Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more than just a martial arts academy—it’s a community. As a family-operated association, we pride ourselves on nurturing a close-knit, supportive environment that enables our students to thrive both as fighters and as individuals.


Professor Jeff Hughes

In 2004, I embarked on my journey in no-gi grappling, training at The Pit HQ under the guidance of Luigi Mondelli. Two years later, I expanded my skill set by delving into gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) with William Vandry, a distinguished student of Carlos Machado. I climbed the ranks from white belt to purple belt under his mentorship.


I returned to training with Luigi Mondelli, representing KORE BJJ / American Top Team, where I continued to refine my skills until 2017.

That year marked a significant milestone in my martial arts career: I earned my BJJ Black Belt. Today, I proudly maintain my affiliation with KORE BJJ, contributing to the martial arts community right here in Northwest Arkansas.


Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of mentoring numerous skilled Jiu Jitsu students and competition winners. Notably, Bart Butler, one of my black belt students, currently operates The Void MMA in Austin, Texas.

(737) 270-5353 | 1117 N. Dixieland St | Lowell Arkansas