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

I have been training at UMA for about four months now and it has become very important part of my weekly routine. The first thing that struck me about UMA is the low cost. Being a college student I am unable to afford the high prices and contracts that are required at other schools. At thirty dollars a month there is not much to lose when you enroll in the class. When I began attending UMA I found that the program and the instruction far exceeded my expectations. Rob is a very competent instructor in everything he teaches his students. Rob is proficient in boxing, kickboxing, grappling as well as stick and knife fighting. After the short time I have trained at UMA I have found myself stronger, quicker, more flexible and more self-confident. My technique in the arts taught at UMA has greatly improved as well.
Rob has designed a program that uses the most effective techniques in a very pragmatically structured atmosphere. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who would like to increase their self defense abilities or if you would just like to get a good workout that is also fun, rather than the monotony of running on a treadmill. The only thing I would like to see happen is an increase in class time; I would gladly pay more money to train at UMA for additional days or hours.

~ Kyle Koger, WWU Student

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