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6810 S. University Blvd, #6810

Centennial, CO 80122

(303) 783-9632

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About UMAC


What Do We Do?

UMAC  teaches a variety of martial arts styles in a blended-style martial arts curriculum. UMAC’s positive teaching philosophy was created by nationally recognized self-defense expert and motivational thought-leader, 4th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor Theresa Byrne, to be one where students are taught using encouragement and positive energy to become amazing human beings. “Leading through love” is what she calls it. [Check out her defense article here: Verbal Defense Article in Metaphysical Journey Magazine]

That’s how we all grow best when we’re supported and loved to achieve more than what we thought possible. And yes, discipline is still part of encouragement, parents. In fact, we help teach self-discipline through the use of our research and experiential-based methods, ones we’ve used successfully for thousands of students over the years. We’ve run successful programs for over 12 years at such amazing schools as DU’s Ricks Center for Gifted Children and Montessori School of Denver.

Martial Arts is applying ancient principles to modern living: helping people achieve what they never thought possible. Here. Today. Now.

How could UMAC training benefit YOU?

Working out with a purpose, helps you to use your muscles as never before, and gets you in the best shape of your life. Learn how to be in control of your mind, body, and emotions with the intent, direction, and skill to understand how to live powerfully.

What is empowerment?

Never be a victim. Learn highly effective and powerful self-defense skills that will protect yourself, family, and friends. All this in a fun, friendly UMAC environment that will also improve your flexibility, endurance, and physical vigor!

What styles or systems do you learn? United Martial Arts Center incorporates a combination of techniques and principles from a variety of Martial Arts styles including Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Hapkido, and weapons styles which provide our students with a well-balanced, practical based self-defense system. Combining the best of many styles into a blended system gives United Martial Arts Center students the advantage they need to protect themselves in virtually any situation.

Our program is a total package combining strength, endurance, and flexibility. We incorporate the latest exercise physiology, which assists in the development of all your muscular systems, building greater strength and definition. We give you excellent cardiovascular conditioning, expanding your heart and lung capacity while you burn calories without even thinking about it. The result is a tremendous increase in energy, giving you what you need to last all day long. Each class also includes a variety of stretching exercises that help you to avoid injuries and keep you feeling young and agile.

Adults of all shapes, sizes and ages come to us, and those who stay will achieve their goals. Whether you’re interested in fitness, self-defense, or whatever, UMAC is here to help you!

We train our students to the best of their ability – all that is expected of you is your willingness to try!