No Contracts. No Belts. No Kids.
We are the only non-commercial MMA school in Whatcom County solely for teens and adults.
For 35 years, Rob Eis has been dedicated to the practice of martial arts. Inspired by live action Japanese superheroes he watched as a child on TV growing up in Hawaii, Rob’s martial arts career began with the study of traditional Shito-ryu and Goju-ryu Karate at the age of 10. By age 15 he was competing internationally and that year he was the youngest member on the U.S. Junior National Karate Team. Since then, he has studied a multitude of styles that he now teaches to others, including Doce Pares Escrima, Shamrock Submission Fighting, Judo, Western Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, JKD concepts, and Muay Thai kickboxing. Learn more
Training at the Unbridled Martial Arts studio is a unique experience. Whether you have been training for years or you just decided to start something new, UMA accommodates all levels of MMA. Rob brings decades of experience and insight into his training. He isn’t there to make money, but to bring the sport of MMA to the community and anyone who has interest in it. He opened my eyes and heart to what MMA can do for you not only physically, but mentally. He is constantly pushing and encouraging each student to surpass their own level and ability. The open and friendly environment makes it easy to establish great friendships. Everyone in the studio is motivating, caring, and interested in helping others. I give UMA the highest recommendation there is. I wish other studios like UMA were south of Bellingham. If you’re looking for a memorable and challenging experience, this is the place for you!
1.) Thank goodness for Martial Arts. It filled a void in my life – knowing what I know after a couple months. I should have started 20 years ago, but I have at least that much left, and Martial Arts will be a part of it. 2.) Fitness – I am 8 lbs. lighter, self-defense skills are much better. My attitude has changed for the better. Thank you for so much.
I have studied martial arts for several years, under many different instructors in a number of styles. The common threads I’ve found in quality training have always been a focus on progression in a supportive and open atmosphere, not an obsession with egos, domination or ranks. Meaningless goals like belt levels tend to force students to stay fixed on a destination, while missing the journey. Competitiveness usually only alienates people from the true purpose of martial arts – to learn valuable skills and techniques that can protect self and others, while achieving new levels of physical fitness and cultivating higher mental discipline. Rob’s teaching embodies the best philosophies and concepts in a training program that can be beneficial for everyone. UMA‘s curriculum is truly rewarding for those who put their full effort into it. We train hard, sometimes go at it with as much realism as possible (without resulting in serious injury) and keep it all tempered with positive martial philosophy and the freedom to adapt the technique to work for us, instead of following some prescribed regimen in verbatim. UMA is the highest example of a martial arts school where quality training and learning override business and status and I am very lucky to be a student here.