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Celebrating 35th Anniversary in Martial Arts

I began martial arts in October 1981. To celebrate my 35 years in martial arts, on the 1st class of October I gave all my students in attendance their money back and announced they will train for free the entire month. A way of saying thanks to everyone for the years of support and dedication. 

* * In this video I list many of my esteemed teachers Charles Wixson, Teruo Hayashi, Michael Cain, Marsha McKenzie, Jerry Jenkins, Jerry Ferguson, Linda Marquardt, Teruo Chinen, Kenzo Mabuni, Mark Glaser, Jeremy Corbell,Michael Frison, Steve Lang, James Ferguson, Chris Petrilli, Frank Shamrock, Paul Vunak, Tony Blauer, -above all, Tom Weissmuller! 

* * * I forgot in the video to mention Bob Anderson. He let me train for the summer at his school in Ferndale over a decade ago and was so cool and generous -and tough as nails.

–Rob Eis

Testimonial

Coming from a long traditional martial arts background I was nervous going to my first MMA class. I was expecting to be surrounded by sweaty guys looking to make it to the UFC by using me as a kicking bag to get there. I was afraid that people training MMA would be animals who were there just because they wanted to hurt people. But what I found at UMA was much different and superbly better than anything I could have imagined. I found a group of down-to-earth people that were looking to have fun, learn a new skill and stay healthy. As time went by I found myself leaving each class more and more excited to come to the next. I became friends with my peers and had a great time getting in shape and learning self-defense techniques that actually would work! Not some silly knife hand techniques that only work if you can stop time and position your opponent’s body in the perfect manner, but techniques that would work if you really were in a dangerous situation. I loved this about UMA. I also love that while I was being taught these effective self-defense techniques I was also being taught how to apply them in the sport scene (both stand up and Jiu-Jitsu/ ground game). I highly recommend Unbridled Martial Arts for those people who are looking to try MMA for the first time, particularly the people who have been disappointed by the traditional martial arts scene and are ready to experience something vastly better.

~ Boris Ilic, WWU graduate and current Grad student at Montana State University

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