UMAA WESTVILLE INSTRUCTORS
217 Broadway, Westville NJ
Master Drew Hayes: Over 30 years experince in the Martial Arts. 3rd Degree Black Belt in Goju Ryu ( Japanese/USA Karate ) from Sensei Tom Cuff and Grand Master Peter Urban, 5th Degree Black Belt in Feusen Ryu JuJitsu ( Japanese Grappling Arts ) from Sensei Tom Cuff and Shihan Bruce Brothers ( President Of The United States JuJitsu Federation ), 5th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do ( Korean Karate ) from Grand Master Don Drumm ( President Of Karate Institute Of America Tang Soo Do Federation ) with 6th Degree test scheduled for December of 2016. Competed and Won countless Karate, Grappling & MMA Competitions & Championships. Professional MMA fighter with record of 22-2 ( Fought For Lightweight Championship September 19th 1997 but Lost to Champion Craig Oxley to a Triangle Choke ), Martial Arts Hall Of Fame Inductee 2012, Legends Of The Martial Arts Instructor Of The Year 2016.
Master Jake Levy: Over 20 years in the Martial Arts, Instructor at UMAA for over 10 years. Purple Belt in Feusen Ryu JuJitsu, Brown Belt In Judo, 4th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do ( 5th Degree test Scheduled for June of 2018 ). Master Jake has competed and won in many Karate Tournaments in the Sparring Division and in BJJ Tournaments and Judo Tournaments.
Brian Sykes: Over 15 years in the Martial Arts, Instructor at UMAA for over 8 years, Blue Belt in Feusen Ryu JuJitsu, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. Specializes in teaching our Little Ninja Program ( 4-7 yrs old ) and our Special Needs Classes. Mr. Brian has competed and won in several Karate Tournaments over the years and continues to improve his technique in all areas of the Martial Arts.
Alycia Mitchell: Over 12 years in the Martial Arts, Instructor at UMAA for 5 years. Purple Belt in Feusen Ryu JuJitsu, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. Specializes in teaching our Karate Kids Program ( 8-14 yrs old ). Ms. Alycia has won many Karate Tournaments in Sparring and Forms Division, Won the NAGA ( Battle Of The Beach ) Grappling Tournament several times and has fought in Amateur MMA fights in Atlantic City.
Melissa Congleton: Over 10 years in Martial Arts, Instructor at UMAA for 2 years. 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, Certified Personal Trainer and Kickboxing Instructor, Runs our Kickboxing/Boot camp Program ( gounitedfitness.com for info ).
UMAA HADDONFIELD INSTRUCTORS
116 Kings Highway, Haddonfield
Mr. Kirt Galiano: Co Founder of UMAA Haddonfield School and President of the kickinflips pre school fitness program. He has proudly served the community in the Martial Arts & Fitness to over 20,000 kids and adults for over his 20 years of training and teaching. He has a 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo from the Kukikwon ( World Taekwondo Federation ) 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do from Grand Master Don Drumm and Master Drew Hayes ( 4th Degree test scheduled for June 2017 ). Mr. Kirt is heavy in fitness competitions and has competed in regional races including iron man 70.3, timber man, AC challenge 70.3, Philadelphia Marathon, Pittsburgh Marathon, Tough Mudder, Wild wood Half Marathon just to name a few.
Master Jason Eckert: Head Instructor at UMAA Haddonfield location, He has Over 20 years experience in the Martial Arts. He currently holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do from Grand Master Don Drumm and Master Drew Hayes ( 5th Degree test scheduled for June of 2018 ). He is a fierce Karate tournament competitor with many Titles and Grand Championships to his name. Master Jason is known for his amazing jump kicks and his attention to detail with his technique in all aspects of Tang Soo Do.
UMAA PHILADELPHIA INSTRUCTORS
6250 Frontenac Street, Philadelphia
Master Sam Brown: Head Instructor and founder of UMAA Philadelphia location, She has been training in the Martial Arts for over 20 years ( 1993 ). She earned a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do under Grand Master Kwon. She had to switch federations when her instructor moved the schools location several years ago. She continued to train under Master Oon and Grand Master C.S. Kim and earned her 4th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. She is scheduled to test for her 5th Degree in June of 2018 under Grand Master Don Drumm and Master Drew Hayes. Master Sam has an amazing drive and dedication to the Martial Arts. She has competed and won over 20 National Grand Championships in Karate tournaments over the years and has won 2 World Grand Championships in sparring. We are excited and honored to add Master Sam and her students to our organization.