U.M.A. Brooklyn is an unparalleled training facility which offers students unrivaled martial arts training with highly experienced instructors in a variety styles as well as the opportunity to train in our functional strength training area. We will give our students all the tools they could need to perform and be at their best, shaping and strengthening body and mind while building the core fundamentals every martial arts practitioner needs: Perseverance, Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit!
U.M.A. Brooklyn – Mixed Martial Arts Training Facility
We’ll never say ‘We’re the best, but we’ll bring out the best in you.
- 12 classes per month
- 16 classes per month
- Unlim classes per month
- Unlim kid classes per month
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2 WEEKS UNLIMITED
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1 MONTH UNLIMITED
- Unlimited classes for 1 month / No contract
Founded by legendary martial artist Bruce Lee in 1967, Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is a hybrid martial art that focuses on using tools that cause maximum amount of damage with minimum amount of effort. Sijo Lee (Sijo = founder) believed real combat was spontaneous, and a martial artist cannot predict it, but only react to it, and a good martial artist should “be like water”—moving fluidly without hesitation. JKD is a philosophy and concept developed for street combat where rules and weight divisions are nonexistent. A JKD practitioner would seek to attack the direct line to the target and continue to attack using limitless amount of techniques and the most effective tools until the fight has been terminated.
Known widely as “the art of eight limbs” Muay Thai (the Kickboxing and Striking Art of Thailand) is one of the most devastating and vigorous forms of martial arts. One learns how to adapt in range of combat keeping the opponent at bay with kicks then bridging the gap with punches, and engaging in close quarter combat using elbow and knee strikes. Whether your goal is to train for the ring or just to stay fit burning 700 – 1000 calories, Thai Boxing will be a great class for you.
FMA is an acronym for Filipino Martial Art, which is one of the most combative, sophisticated, and deadly martial arts systems in the world. Filipino Martial Arts were developed by the indigenous people of the Philippines to defend them selves against foreign invaders and local tribes with key motivation being self-preservation. FMA Empty Hand focuses on the non-weapon technics such as and not limited to Panantukan, Dumog, Silat and other Mano Mano (Hand to Hand) systems which incorporate punches, kicks, elbow, knees, headbutts, finger strikes, locks, leg sweeps, and leg stomps.
The weapons aspect of the Filipino martial arts are considered by many to be the most advanced, evolved, and devastating cold weapons (weapons that does not use fire or explosives) in the world. The weapons used in the Filipino martial arts include Edged, Flexible, Projectile, and Impact weapons. Traditional weapons are no longer carried by normal civilians, but sticks, machetes, and knives are commonly used in street fights and in the field. Therefore having the ability to use or disarm these weapons or to turn any ordinary item into a lethal weapon is an important tool one learns from training FMA which makes the art one of the most practical towards military and street combat.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has proven superiority as the premier ground fighting martial art countless times through Mixed Martial Arts competitions such as the UFC. Created by Helio and Carlos Gracie with roots in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will help you develop the skills needed to control an attacker through body manipulation, leverage and apply joint locks and submissions. Sparring or “rolling” puts your skill and endurance to the test and it is here that you will understand that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can help a smaller person defend them selves successfully against a much bigger and stronger adversary.
There are many benefits for having your child practice martial arts such as promoting physical activity, self-confidence, respect and discipline. In our UMA Little Dragons program we hope to instill through martial arts, that with perseverance and determination, it is possible to conquer any obstacles that are in front of them. UMA Little Dragons program uses methods and techniques from various martial arts styles including our own Bulletproof Program. Our mission in the UMA children’s program is not only to teach your child martial arts, but to help guide them to become young adult that carries themselves with determination, dedication and discipline.
The circuit based training in this class will have you train like a gladiator preparing for battle in the arena. We developed this program through our experiences in prepping fighters for the ring. This class offers you the benefits of fight camp, but doesn’t have the risk of injury or contact of sparring. These group classes are designed to be fun and challenging while offering you a unique, full body workout.
Meet the instructors
MEET YOUR TRAINERS
SIFU PHIL CRUZ
“We’ll never say We’re the best, but we’ll bring out the best in you.”
Sifu Phil Cruz is the co-owner of Unlimited Martial Arts in Williamsburg. He has been training and teaching martial arts for 20 years.
SIFU ANTHONY FONTANA
“There is no race. There is no mountain top… We are beyond belts…We are the artists working on the masterpiece we call our soul.”
Anthony Fontana has been a fitness enthusiast and student of numerous martial arts for almost 20 years.
Guro Tim Hollenbeck
Tim’s journey began with Seido Karate, but eventually led him to Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do.
Guro Kristen Cabildo
Kristen’s martial art journey began 16 years ago when she decided to learn martial arts in college.
Coach Fernando Restrepo
Coach Fernando “Reals” Restrepo is a Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt.
Guro Yeydy De La Cruz
Yeydy De La Cruz started training Jeet Kune Do under the direction of Sifu Dan Anderson in New York City. Under Sifu Dan Anderson.
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
School Closings Labor Day: Sept 1-3 BJJ seminar with Carlos Perez Date: Wed, Sept 12th from 8PM-10PM Cost: $30 UMA members, $40 Non-members Guro Heisey Going Away Fundraiser Workshop Date: Sun, Sept 16th from 12PM-3PM Cost: $40 UMA members, $50 Non-members Kids...read more
By Kristen Cabildo Sifu Phil, Gus, Tim and I had a great time at the Inosanto Academy at the beginning of this month. For five consecutive days, we trained amongst other instructors certified by Guro Dan from around the world. The days were filled with...read more
We are flattered to have such positive feedback in this Industry Magazine article. It strengthens our commitment to our craft and our students.
“a new and multidiscipline martial arts academy in williamsburg embraces not just paradigm diversity, but everyday applicability of self defense techniques” by Evan monroe
By Kristen Cabildo “If you don’t understand vulnerability, you cannot manage and lead people. If you’re not showing up vulnerably as a leader, you can’t expect anyone to follow you—period.” - Brene Brown, Rising Strong. As martial artists, we...read more
Lionel Fabregue (Jack Uzi), a 12 year professional boxing veteran from Geneva, came to visit UMA in March to show us the practical sport applications of the art of Panatuken (Filipino boxing). This boxing style, a street fighting art, uses a lot of techniques for...read more
UMA was so excited to host Tiffany “Timebomb” Van Soest, a seven-time professional world champion in Muay Thai and leader in promoting the fighting arts for women everywhere. Tiffany’s workshop was unique and refreshing. She started the event with reciting some spoken...read more
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt Professor Mike Fowler gave an awesome workshop at UMA in March. Mike Fowler is the 3rd fastest American on record to receive his Black Belt. During his workshop, he spoke a lot about utilizing leverage. We loved his ability to clearly...read more
We are so excited to announce that we have two Students of the Month for February: Julia and Xavier from our Little Dragons program! These two have been students since the opening of UMA. Just recently they got promoted during our last belt test. They are exceptional...read more
UMA Updates ~* UPDATED WEBSITE *~You can now purchase Gift Certificates directly from our website to get someone you love 8, 12, or an unlimited month of classes at UMA! Click on the “Admit One” Ticket to purchase a One-Time Day Pass!Register online for seminars!...read more
~* Secret Roll Club *~We had over 40 people attend our hosting of the Secret Roll Club on January 21st! “The Secret Roll Club is a group of athletes that started rolling together to escape the strict rules of traditional Jiu-Jitsu schools. What started off as a...read more