The kids program is designed to help your child develop the self-confidence and self-esteem to teach them how to respond to bullies, peer pressure, and learn to protect themselves in dangerous situations.
Our program focuses on building self-reliance, yet emphasizing the value of teamwork. The mental and physical challenges of our program encourages our students to grow in ways that improve all aspects of their lives.
We offer both Karate classes and Ju Jitsu (grappling) classes to all students at UMAA that will improve:
Our kids programs are taught by Certified Black Belt instructors that have only the best interest of the students in mind. We try to keep the classes separated by both age and level of experience in order not to have the classes over crowded.There are no limitations on the amount of classes a student can take nor are there various programs that other schools charge extra for attending. The average cost of student is $125 monthly and covers all classes and programs offered at UMAA.
All adult classes are a mix of advanced and beginner students. This is to help both groups learn in a more efficient manner. The beginners will benefit from the advanced students' presence through extra instruction on the techniques and engaging in free style sparring/grappling with above level competitors. The advanced students become more effective with their techniques by breaking down the moves to teach the lower level students in the class.
Adult classes consist of:
Classes are a mix of several arts including JuJitsu, Judo, Sambo, Wrestling, and Kickboxing. This is all done from standing and from the ground. The combination of the arts is important for the practitioner to understand that not one art is enough to complete the circle and an understanding of several arts makes the fighter a well-rounded martial artist. Advanced students wishing to compete in MMA fights will have to stay longer to get some extra training that is required to compete on that level (no beginners).
Classes consist of students wishing to learn ground fighting (Ne Waza) skills with clothing both for self-defense and for competition. Ground work is a big portion of this type of training, with a percentage of the focus on stand-up grappling. Gi training consists of mostly Japanese Ju Jitsu (Fusen Ryu) and Judo. Gi training is more involved and takes longer to master, but both methods of training require hard work, consistency, and respect for their instructor and for their fellow class mates. All are welcome to train at the Dojo - if they are ready to give 100% in class and come with no attitudes.