Martial Arts is more about more than fitness. These classes provide the whole family with skills that can change your life.
For my kids it has taught them that dedication, persistence and never giving up can help you to achieve things your never thought was possible. Fantastic instructors that are passionate about seeing you achieve your goals. Awesome place and family atmosphere.
Our kids love their Karate classes! They have made great friends, had lots of fun and learned so many different skills. The instructors are amazing and not only teach them martial arts, but also about being respectful and resilient often using "real world" examples. Highly recommend.
If you're thinking of putting your children into martial arts, this is the school to go through. Life skills, confidence and mateship are only the beginning. Think of it not as a business but a family environment that welcomes you in and looks after one another, bettering yourself and children, helping them grow - the list goes on. This is the best thing I've done for my children and myself.
I wanted to pass this on to you and the other instructors so you can know how much of a difference you are making to kids every day (I'm sure you know it, but just in case you need a reminder)
One of the little girls in another Prep class commented to her mum that Jared was always really kind to her and made her feel safe - she also gave him a little drawing.
We know Jared is a lovely kid, but when his body isn't regulated (anxious, something is unexpected, or he hasn't had enough movement), his reactions can be really unexpected and this can make it hard for him to meet new people and to make friends.
To hear something like this in his third week of Prep was amazing.
We credit so much of what you do at UMA with helping him to settle into school so far -it's the obvious things like ''I am brave and I can do this", and increasing his focus. But it's also the instructors (and older students) modeling kindness and patience when he is learning a new skill like he has seen at BJJ over the last few weeks. Having an unlimited membership means he is getting enough movement every day while also having a 'sense of mastery' of his current skills. Thank you UMA!
Thanks again for all the work you and the other instructors put in - we really appreciate it.
I have been involved in martial arts for the last 17 years and I must credit UMA for playing a pivotal role in my journey. Shihan Vince isn't just my instructor but I see him as a friend.
He has helped me in times of need and I am fortunate to be apart of a club with good people, great culture and interesting training systems.
My love of cross training stems from Shihan's influence and if it wasn't for him encouraging me to expand my horizons I would not have tried the various martial arts I have been involved in.
The camp is something I always looked forward too and the 2017 Winter Warrior camp is by far the best one I have attended. Thanks to all involved and I can say I am proud to call UMA home.
I've trained at UMA Heathmont for three years and can honestly say it's one of the best martial arts school you can be part of.
The standard is very high and every single instructor is amazing. They have the best children's program also.
Do yourself a favour and try their Ultimateburn30 cardio circuits, a great way to tone up.
UMA has helped create confidence within myself to step out into the real world knowing to avoid dangerous situations and to be ready to defend myself and my family.
A HUGE thank you and thumbs up to everyone at UMA.
Since I started training at UMA my health and well being has improved incredibly. There are a variety of skills that are taught from traditional karate to self defence. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to make a change in their life.
I recently transitioned from traditional Goju Kai to this dojo. I can say honestly and sincerely that this is by far the best club I've trained with. The people are friendly and supportive but just as importantly the training is a constantly evolving mix of traditional and MMA, BJJ and self defence. The instructors challenge you but also support you. I can't recommend the club highly enough. I wish I'd discovered UMA years ago.
At UMA I have learned so much more than how to punch, kick and choke effectively. UMA has helped me become a better person because the superb instructors help you build a stronger mind and spirit. This place is strong on personal development because they understand and teach the values that make martial arts great.
If you want to learn how to defend yourself or just become a better human being then come on down to Heathmont and check this place out.
UMA probably saved my life and has definitely enriched in a way that will last forever.
I've been training at UMA for a number of years. I started just for fitness and fun but ended up chosing the Muay Thai kickboxing program and have never looked back. Not just kicking & punching, UMA has given me support, encouragement in a family oriented environment. Mostly I am a more centred and happier person for training in such a wonderful dojo with some of the instructor's. Vincent Busuttil Shihan has created an incredible place where everyone is welcome & nourished with knowledge, technique and most of all spiritually. UMA will change your life!
I joined the Bushidokan program in 2012 and I have loved every minute of it. It has helped me gain a new level of fitness, a new perspective on my daily life and a way to develop myself as a person, also techniques to defend myself. I love it so much I have been endeavoring to do more and give back to the club, the only thing stopping me from training and helping more is the time I have to spend at work.
What an incredible place. I've been training there for a number of years now and love it. Fantastic instructors, friends and an unreal training curriculum which caters to all ages and fitness levels.
I've got my whole family on board now and we all love it. I highly recommend it to everyone.
I am blessed to be part of such an incredible community and to have befriended people from all walks of life. The encouragement and dedicated training that I have had over the past year has made me stronger, more able to accept temporary limitations at the same time as working out how to break through them. Staff are flexible, committed to the individual's needs and great fun to work with. Thanks UMA!
From the little ninja program right through to adults there is a supportive and motivating place that you can learn, but more importantly grow. I have had the pleasure of participating in the womens group and have been inspired! I love the smiles and energy when you walk in the door!