There are no enrollment contracts at Unbridled Martial Arts.

  • All members train and pay on a month-to-month basis.
  • Membership requires a donation of $50 each month.
  • Provide exact change.
  • Arriving with three $20 bills simply means you wish to donate an extra $10 to the school.

With our dues structure, you actually get paid to train!

We reward attendance. Come to at least 2 evening classes each week and get $5 back. You must be at the last class of the month to collect; otherwise you forfeit your entire rebate for the month. This system rewards students who train regularly and asks more of students whose sporadic attendance requires more attention when they do come.

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We have a flat rate policy. You pay $50 the first class of each month you attend. If you start midmonth you pay more per class than you would if you came earlier in the month. You still get $5 back for every week you train at least 2 of 3 classes. Months that end midweek, you’ll get your money back the last class of the month, but your credit for that week will apply to the next month.


There are extra classes at no additional cost for active members.

See the UMA weekday schedule for details and class times. Classes are taught in Bellingham, WA, near Western Washington University. Call or email for directions. The total number of classes ranges from 12-15 sessions per month.

After the $20 attendance rebate, your donation expense averages $2.00-$2.50 per class. Visit Testimonials to read what others have said about the caliber of instruction and workout they received at UMA, and determine if the expense of $2.50 is worth it to you.

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

I trained at UMA on and off for several months and really enjoyed the experience. Previously I studied Shotokan karate for ten years in New Orleans and Muay Thai Kickboxing at another Bellingham school for a few months. I really appreciated Rob’s level of knowledge, training, and technical skill, and the way that he seamlessly combines traditional concepts and techniques with newer and less universal techniques. His classes are well-structured and I appreciated knowing how each class would proceed every evening – starting off with intensive conditioning and ending with the application and practice of core martial arts concepts. So in each class I was able to strengthen and condition my body, as well as practice sparring, working on combos, take-downs, etc. The instructor’s many years of experience are evident – he draws from his diversified and extensive experience regularly, exposing students to a wide range of information, resources, and making evident his impressive skill level.
The facilities are extremely clean, a rare thing in MMA gyms and martial arts schools. Everything has its place and is very organized. I was very impressed with the extensive array of equipment that is made available for the students to use.
While the classes are very structured, the environment is laid-back and casual; all are welcome to come and train and you aren’t made to feel inadequate. In fact, Rob customizes the classes to individual ability and levels of training. So while one group of more experienced students is performing a specific exercise, a newer group with less experience can still participate at a modified level.
The cost is unbeatable and only further serves to show the dedication of the instructor; he is doing this solely for his love of martial arts, not for the money. Having worked out at another local MMA gym where I was scammed out of more than $1,000, I really appreciate this about UMA.

~ Lindsay Hilton, freelance writer

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