WE ARE UNITED MARTIAL ARTS FAMILY

A Black Belt School Committed to Excellence.

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Building Leaders One Black Belt At a Time.

At United Martial Arts Family we strive every day to cement our reputation as “a Black Belt school committed to Excellence.” We’re a growing San Diego community of Martial Artists, strengthening and empowering our students through Taekwondo & Hapkido techniques and principals in a family-oriented environment!

We’re a San Diego Martial Arts school rooted in tradition, yet with a modern approach while emphasizing the key characteristics of Taekwondo through the ages: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control, and Wisdom – all the while breaking a sweat!

Why Choose UMAF?

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Boost Self-Confidence

We push you and your children to limits that help instill a strong sense of independence.

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Increase Discipline

Discipline and respect is at the heart of Martial Arts. Learn to stay focused for school or work.

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It's for EVERYONE!

Martial Arts is for everybody, no matter of age, ability, or experience level. We’re perfect for the whole family!

At UMAF, you won’t just learn traditional forms and Olympic Style Taekwondo, but also fitness, tricking, weapons training, gymnastics, self-defense and much more.

If you love training hard and competing, we encourage all students from Yellow Belt on up to participate in local, state and national events. Competition is where you test your skills, learn sportsmanship, and develop mental strength that will prepare you life’s challenges.

Our relentless commitment to delivering quality instruction, instilling family values, creativity and discipline in our students while providing exciting and effective classes to our students is what sets us apart from everyone else.

Classes

All UMAF Classes are taught and supervised by certified Masters & Instructors
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Children

(Ages 4-6)

Your Child's Head Start Begins Here!

As any parent knows, children in this age group have limitless energy! Our Instructors exercise patience as we help focus that energy specifically towards developing children’s physical and mental skills.

Your child will learn the basics of Martial Arts while having fun in a safe environment where they will begin to build character qualities such as self-control, courtesy, and respect for others.

Watch your son or daughter develop a healthy, well-balanced body with a strong mental focus that will give them a head start as they enter school!

How your child will benefit from UMAF’s Children class:

  • Developed motor skills and memory
  • Improved focus, concentration, & awareness
  • Improved self-confidence, respect for self & others
  • Increased strength, balance, & flexibility
  • Learn fun Martial Arts techniques!
  • Learn behavioral Home Rules

Beginners

(Ages 7-12)

Are you tired of seeing your kids play video games or watch YouTube all day?

Beginners have fun and learn very early on the two most important values that come from Martial Arts: discipline and respect.

Our Masters and Instructors are knowledgeable, respectful, patient and encouraging. We understand that every student learns in various ways and adapt to each child’s learning curve.

Bring them to UMAF and watch them learn self-discipline, get some exercise and make new friends!

Your kids will  LOVE coming to class!

How your child will benefit from UMAF’s Beginners class:

  • Developed self-discipline and focus
  • Improved coordination and athletic ability
  • Learn goal-setting with a positive attitude
  • Respect for self and others
  • Improved coordination & flexibility
  • Learn proper Martial Arts techniques and skills
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Beginners

(Ages 7-12)

Are you tired of seeing your kids play video games or watch YouTube all day?

Beginners have fun and learn very early on the two most important values that come from Martial Arts: discipline and respect.

Our Masters and Instructors are knowledgeable, respectful, patient and encouraging. We understand that every student learns in various ways and adapt to each child’s learning curve.

Bring them to UMAF and watch them learn self-discipline, get some exercise and make new friends!

Your kids will LOVE coming to class!

How your child will benefit from UMAF’s Beginners class:

  • Developed self-discipline and focus
  • Improved coordination and athletic ability
  • Learn goal-setting with a positive attitude
  • Respect for self and others
  • Improved coordination & flexibility
  • Learn proper Martial Arts techniques and skills
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Advanced

(Ages 7-12)

Transform Your Child Into a Role Model!

Martial Arts is the best way to ensure your children grow into more responsible, well-balanced teenagers.

Part of being a great Martial Artist means giving back and helping others. We cultivate leadership by encouraging your child to become an Assistant Instructor.

Along with refining Martial Arts techniques, each student is guided in their training to become strong competitors should they dream of participating in State and National tournaments.

How your child will benefit from UMAF’s Advanced class:

  • Leadership & role model development
  • Short and long term goal setting
  • Improved physical condition, flexibility & strength
  • Increased self-confidence, self-esteem, & mental focus
  • Character-building sportsmanship, perseverance, teamwork and respect for self and others
  • Sharpened reflexes, awareness, & overall readiness
  • Learn advanced Martial Arts techniques and skills

Teens & Adults

(Ages 13+)

It's Never Too Late To Start Taekwondo!

Just as machine parts need oil to keep functioning smoothly, muscles need exercise to stay healthy. Taekwondo builds and maintains muscle tone with unrelenting kicking and core body exercises.

A healthy & active lifestyle is a necessity, not a luxury!

Whether you’re a growing teenager or a hard-working adult, we help you sharpen your mind and muscles with challenging Martial Arts exercises that’ll have you sweating the stress away!

How you and your child will benefit from UMAF’s Teens & Adults class:

  • Relieved stress!!
  • Get rid of any negative attitudes
  • Increased physical fitness, weight control, & coordination
  • Improved breathing, strength, endurance, & flexibility
  • Boosted self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline & mental focus
  • Greater sense of self, perseverance in the face of life’s obstacles
  • Learn proper Martial Art movements, forms, kicks, blocks, strikes, weapons and flips
  • Build social skills and make new lasting friendships
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Teens & Adults

(Ages 13+)

It's Never Too Late To Start Taekwondo!

Just as machine parts need oil to keep functioning smoothly, muscles need exercise to stay healthy. Taekwondo builds and maintains muscle tone with unrelenting kicking and core body exercises.

A healthy & active lifestyle is a necessity, not a luxury!

Whether you’re a growing teenager or a hard-working adult, we help you sharpen your mind and muscles with challenging Martial Arts exercises that’ll have you sweating the stress away!

How you and your child will benefit from UMAF’s Teens & Adults class:

  • Relieved stress!!
  • Get rid of any negative attitudes
  • Increased physical fitness, weight control, & coordination
  • Improved breathing, strength, endurance, & flexibility
  • Boosted self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline & mental focus
  • Greater sense of self, perseverance in the face of life’s obstacles
  • Learn proper Martial Art movements, forms, kicks, blocks, strikes, weapons and flips
  • Build social skills and make new lasting friendships

Setting Honest Belt Test Standards

On average, other schools schedule belt tests every 3 months and rush to get students ready. This system tends to make students and families feel stress and anxiety by scrambling to meet the school’s testing qualifications.

As a result, students forget material just as quickly as they learn it. Not to mention parents get stuck with a quarterly belt test fee!

Plus, students and parents are shocked when they discover their belt level does not accurately reflect their skill level.

At UMAF, students must earn the next level belt by showing commitment, spirit, skills improvement, tournament participation, and other criteria in order to meet honest standards for belt promotions. (And so you don’t waste your time and money!)

Black Belt Club

UMAF Black Belts are EARNED, not given or bought.

Black Belt is a coming together of the previous color belts, symbolizing mastery of the basics and fundamentals. 

We don’t believe in giving away Black Belts through favoritism, bias, or monetary offers.

Wearing a Black Belt comes with a level of prestige due to hard work, dedication, and character, which we strive to honor and uphold.

UMAF Locations

North Park

Trinity United Methodist Church Hall
3030 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92104

South Bay

Montgomery-Waller Recreation Center
3020 Coronado Ave, San Diego, CA 92154

Experienced UMAF Instructors

Master Pedro L.
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Founder/Advisor

Master Gustavo Ferreira

President/Chief Instructor

Master Derreck Barnes

Senior Instructor

Omar Velazco

Senior Instructor

We went for our trial visit and was blown away. From that first day, we knew we had found the right instructors…There is a true sense of family at UMAF.

— Holly & Andrew Gamber

We have been with Master Gustavo & Master Derreck for 7 years now and continue to keep coming!! The discipline, the knowledge, the honesty and the unity are just a few of the rare qualities this school has and stands out from the other schools.

— Jenn Caroc

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 1.619.737.7339

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3030 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92104
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3020 Coronado Ave, San Diego, CA 92154

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