Rules & Regulations

The following are UMA’s school rules & regulations for the training environment.

If you have any questions concerning these regulations, by all means, ask the instructor.


EQUIPMENT & ATTIRE

  • Attire is informal, yet should allow for free range of movement. No metal snaps, exposed zippers, jewelry, or anything hazardous that could harm your training partner or damage the mats.
  • You must wear wrestling shoes or train barefoot on the mats. No street shoes!
  • Hand protection is mandatory when striking focus mitts, pads, punching bags, etc.
  • At a minimum, inexpensive boxing handwraps will suffice. (Wraps can be purchased from UMA or ask the Instructor for a list of recommended equipment suppliers.)
  • Use of personal equipment needs approval by the Instructor and must be kept clean and in good repair. Please use your own cleaning products and reserve UMAproducts for UMA gear.
  • Store your gear and personals so the floor remains uncluttered.


SAFETY

  • Free sparring & grappling is only allowed under the direct supervision of an instructor.
  • If engaged in sparring, students must wear proper safety equipment. Mouth guards and gloves are mandatory. Males should have and use a groin protector.
  • Members assume total responsibility for their safety and physical condition. Inform the Instructor and your training partner of any injury or condition which may limit or restrict your movement.
  • Any injuries must be reported to the Instructor at the time they occur.


HEALTH AND HYGIENE

  • Stay hydrated. Bring a water bottle and replenish yourself whenever needed. Keep bottles clear from the training environment.
  • Keep fingernails and toenails trimmed and clean. Long hair should be tied back and jewelry removed.
  • After class clean all equipment you used.
  • Read club information and educate yourself about MRSA and staph infection.
  • Don’t chew gum while training.


IN ADDITION…

  • The UMA Club does not have a cleaning staff. It is up to members to keep the bathroom clean and tidy. Let the Instructor know when supplies (first aid, cleaning, etc.) need restocking.
  • A person causing damage to UMA property shall be liable for repair or replacement.
  • Make certain you understand when the next payment is due. Mark your calendar. Never expect the Instructor to excuse a lack of donation. To attend without contributing is unfair to those training and undermines the student/teacher relationship.
  • These rules are intended as a general guideline. A student should endeavor to behave in accordance with good manners, common decency and common sense.

The will to win compares little with the will to prepare to win.

Coach Bear Bryant
Testimonial

When I first decided to join UMA, it was a massive leap out of my comfort zone. I can attest that at whatever level you join UMA, whether it’s athletically gifted, or Average Joe, the course structure of UMA is undoubtedly welcoming, inviting, and fits those who want to learn or sharpen their skills. My initial goal was to lose weight and hopefully not embarrass myself. I started at UMA at 200 lbs in 2014 and now after almost 2 years I am at 165, far more lean and muscular than when I started, and on top of that I gained confidence, discipline, and a skill set that I have no doubt I could use to defend myself or others if needed. I began with the striking classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and got comfortable, but I found myself wanting more, so I started attending the grappling class, then eventually the weapons class. I not only accomplished my weight loss goals, I found a lifelong passion. I never considered martial arts as something I would venture into, but Rob’s enthusiasm and passion for martial arts inspired me to continue. The students were just as impressive, I never felt out of place. From day one, those in attendance were willing to work with me and teach me, I did not feel as though my lack of training hindered someone else’s progress. Since my first day, I have continued the same level of respect and eagerness to work with and teach new students that I was shown in my early training.
My experience at UMA has had a massive impact on my life and I can’t even begin to put it into words, I am struggling to make this concise enough to be a window into my experience and not a novel. This testimonial is just a small attempt at helping someone else possibly find what they are looking for. If you want practical self-defense instruction from a knowledgeable instructor at a ridiculously affordable price (especially considering the cashback rebate), Unbridled Martial Arts is the place to go. Thanks Rob!

~ Michael Leach, Cook, Prepared Foods, Wholefoods

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