Our Arts

UFAA Karate:

Karate or “Way of the Empty Hand” is a martial art that fuses the traditional values of Japan and Okinawa to the practical applications of modern street attacks.  UFAA has its roots in the Japanese and Okinawaian cultures.  While Karate is often perceived as a “killing art” it carries with it the motto “Karate Ni-Santi Nashi” “There is no first strike in karate”.

Aiki Jutsu:

Aiki (Harmony)-Jutsu (Art), the art of harmony, is a martial art in which the Nage utilizes the Uke’s own force in order to gain an advantage during a confrontation. The art allows an individual, regardless of size, to gain the same advantage over a larger, stronger individual.

Kenpo (American Kenpo):

Originating in the Hawaiian Islands by James Mitose in 1941, Kenpo uses both linear and circular movements with an emphasis on blending movements.  Students are encouraged to alter movements in this style to fit their personal style while still maintaining the original guiding principles.  Kenpo was Americanized by one Mitose’s students, William K.S. Chow and later adapted to modern living by Ed. Parker.  

No’bushi Jutsu:

No'bushi Jutsu (lone warrior art) was developed by John Keenan, who had trained in Shito Ryu Karate and Goshin Budo Jujutsu (founded by Shogo Kuniba).  Keenan brought the arts of Karate and Jujutsu together to create No'bushi Jutsu.  It has never been uncommon for Karate practitioners to cross train in Jujutsu in order to make their skills more adaptable for street self defense.  Keenan decided that for the benefit of future generations, the two needed to be unified into a single structure curriculum.


Kenjutsu is a military art form which was created in Japan in the 15th century. It was primarily designed to prepare samurai, as well as ordinary soldiers for combat on the battlefield. The main emphasis of Kenjutsu centers on the practice of swordsmanship. But in some styles the practice of other battlefield-related weapons is also an integral part of their martial study. At the simplest level, it can be viewed as a collection of combat techniques for various weapons, most notably the sword. At a more complex level, it can be considered the study of the strategy large-scale and small, offensive as well as defensive.

SPECIAL NEEDS - An Adaptive Martial Arts Program

Class Description:  We are dedicated to helping you/your child increase eye/hand coordination skills, build core muscle strength and balance while channeling increased focus and attention.  In addition, this class will enhance you/your child's ability to follow multi-step directions auditorially and physically while encouraging self-confidence, self-worth and the development of meaningful and lasting relationships. 

Open to everyone with Autism and Behavioral Challenges

 All classes are led by Sensei Rachel Hoover, a 2nd degree black belt, under the direction of Master Richard Dixon.  Rachel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and has spent the past year in the mental health field as a Therapeutic Staff Worker.  She also has experience working in autistic support classrooms and in implementing individualized therapeutic interventions.

 Class size is limited to ensure every child gets the level of support needed for successful participation.

Women Self Defense:

UFAA provides realistic, effective self-defense training for today's busy female.

The mission at UFAA is simple - empowering you to fight back against crime.


By providing you training and education in:

  • Awareness
  • Prevention
  • Risk reduction
  • Risk avoidance; and
  • Self-realization of your own physical power
  • Here are some of the benefits you can expect from taking our women's self-defense training

    • Becoming more aware of your surroundings
    • Developing your most powerful weapon -  your mind
    • Managing fear and performing effectively under pressure
    • Building your self-esteem thru self-defense training
    • Becoming less vulnerable by minimizing your victim potential
    • Using your training drills to become healthier, fitter and mentally tougher
    • Learning to make street smart decisions in bad situations
    • Understanding a predator's game plan and how to defeat it
    • Learning the 5 stages to Violent crime and effective response strategies

    These are just a few of the benefits of training with the UFAA.

    Come take advantage of our expertise in Women's Self Defense through a process that is much easier than you think.

    Our Martial Arts Program for Senior Citizens has many benefits for the elderly including:

    • Age Appropriate Practical Self-Defense
    • Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    • Sharpened Mental Focus
    • A Boost in Confidence
    • Increased Flexibility
    • Better Overall Balance
    • Increased Oxygen Flow
    • Improved Body Control
    • An Increase in Strength
    • Improved Endurance

    WORK Lunch and Learn Self Defense:

    UFAA provides realistic, effective self-defense training for today's busy professional

    Safety comes not from physically defending yourself, but by not putting yourself into a situation where you would have to.

    The "Lunch & Learn" segments are usually 45 minutes in length.

    Topic Examples are, but not limited to:

  • Personal Empowerment & Self Defense Techniques that Work
  • Understanding the Components of Crime & How to Prevent Them
  • Understanding Crime Prevention 101
  • Steps to Self-Defense Safety
  • Victimization and How to Prevent It
  • Date Rape Prevention
  • The crime-statistics indicate that in the next hour, somewhere in the United States, the following will happen:

  • 900 Thefts
  • 189 Violent Crimes
  • 124 Assaults
  • 66 Robberies
  • 24 Sexual Assaults
  • 12 Rapes
  • 2 Murders

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