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Randy Steinke reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
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A few words from our coach:
‘ I have been dedicated to martial arts since the age of 15. It came into my life at the perfect time and helped re-direct me into a great positive environment. I started my mixed martial arts career in 2007 and have accrued 32 professional fights! My hard work and dedication to coaching has brought me around the world coaching high level mixed martial artist. I am passionate about helping others find truth and guidance through martial arts and I am excited to share the Paragon Striking System with anybody willing to learn’.

Erika Gonzalez reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

A few words for the instructor:
‘I’ve been practicing yoga for over 5 years. I’m in love with yoga’s infinity, a path of endless growth and evolution. Yoga inevitably led me to Rishikesh, India where I studied Sattva Yoga from Anand Mehrotra. I was introduced to traditional teachings that shifted my path. My journey as a teacher began. I found a holistic practice that helps me flow through life with grace on and off the mat. My purpose is to share my practice and my passion with my community and help individuals expand and become their best selves through Sattva Yoga.’

Jessica Leasure

We have had our two girls (ages 5 & 8) at Ucelo Martial Arts since July of 2019. I have seen the girls grow immensely in confidence, strength, and discipline. This is a family run business and it is clear that they love what they do in how they treat the students. My entire family would recommend Ucelo Martial Arts to anyone!

Christina Nekho

Amazing family, amazing school! From the Grand master to all his kids, we love Ucelo Martial Arts!!!! True passion for what they do, so glad we returned to Phoenix and my son decided to continue his journey with martial arts.
I would highly recommend this school. I have know this family for many years! They are amazing!!!! The kids learn the art of martial arts plus key characteristics to become better individuals.

Jamie Hernandez

Highly recommend this martial arts company to all ages! Some times martial arts classes can be intimidating but the UMA family are very welcoming, encourages individuals to never give up and have fun while striving to do their best. Being apart of the Little Tigers, my son enjoys his class and new friends as well as remembers each lesson his Master teaches; which we continue to implement at home. Some of the classes the parents participate with their children making it more interactive and memorable. So happy to have such a great martial arts company in the Glendale community. Awesome job Master Abel & Sarah!

Kristin Morgan

Absolutely, hands down, the best martial arts place in Phoenix! Master Abel and Sarahi are so welcoming and treat everyone like family! We couldn't be any happier with finding their facility and being apart of their family! Highly recommend!! You won't be disappointed!

Andreah Gomez reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My daughter Autumn and I absolutely love UCELO Martial Arts! Autumn has so much admiration towards Sarahi and Master Abel. The genuine care the instructors have with each and every one of their students- as a parent I could not ask for more. I have noticed Autumn’s attitude, behavior and autonomy improve in just the 6 months we have been there. I can’t wait to see where Martial Arts takes Autumn not only on the mat but in life. We are grateful for you both and thank you for all you do!

Sylvia Acosta

Our daughter enjoys everything she has learned from Master Abel and Sarahi. We appreciate the holistic approach that is provided to the students. They learn martial arts techniques as well as the importance of life lessons in loyalty, integrity, perseverance, courtesy, and self control. We truly feel we are among family!

Emily Chang reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
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Our 5 year old kiddo has been training at ucelo for about two months, and...wow. I love this studio and more importantly the community they create. First off, the kids go through legit work outs...no joke...the fitness element is real. But more importantly Master Abel is so impressive with the kids. He is structured, appropriately assertive, tender, light hearted, and emphasizes the values and decorum that is missing in so much of modern life. He cultivates leadership among his students in a way that provides extremely constructive role modeling for everyone observing. We love how the people behave in and around this business and are hopeful that these experiences will positively influence our little one and help her become her best self. If you are considering ucelo martial arts just go watch one class...you will see it too 💙

Alicia Haynes

We love Ucelo Martial Arts! We enrolled our daughter when she turned 5 in hopes of improving some behavioral issues we were struggling with. Her behavior improved drastically!!!! and we couldn't be prouder of her. Master Abel and Sarahi have left a lasting impression on our daughter, she loves and admires them, and I couldn't be more grateful for them.

Bertha Pinon reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
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Great place, really like the family environment, they really want to help kids feel better about themselves and become more confident, also the adults, love their kickboxing class it really motivates you to be fit and get better every time. I really recommend this place!

Angel Hannon

This school is amazing with amazing people. At UMA you are accepted as family. Your children are in wonderful hands. They do not disappoint.

Reina Sanchez reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
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This is hands down the best karate school. My daughter has gained so much from practicing martial arts with Master Abel and Miss Sarah. They are both amazingly encouraging and they genuinely care about their students. UMA really is a big family. It's a great place with wonderful people!

Richard Chavez reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Great family oriented environment. Positive attitude from instructors and coaches. Kids enjoy coming to their class and always looking forward to it.

I enjoy their adult Karate and Kickboxing classes as it keeps me active. They even offer Jujitsu beginner classes for those looking into that field.

Areli Chavez

Best martial arts school in Glendale. Both Sarahi and Master Abel treat everyone as family. My kids love going to class and strive to do their best both at home and martial arts class.

Sarah Spallino

My son absolutely loves it here and he looks forward to going to class . The energy and atmosphere is very warm and welcoming , you can feel it as soon as you walk in . I've seen such positive changes in my son and it's only been about a month . My husband and I truly feel that this was definitely one of our better decisions , I highly recommend this place . I personally love the teachings of respect and teamwork , and the inclusiveness .

Alma Vazquez

I'm very impressed with the Ucelo's family leadership and professionalism. Both of my daughters attend class for almost 1 year, my husband and I are extremely pleased and happy to be a part of the UMA Team! We love the family oriented environment.

Jeffery Chad Williams reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
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I highly recommend Ucelo Martial Arts! The culture they have created, how much fun the kids have and how the families are involved, make this the best Martial arts school in the Valley!

Beryl Barnes reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My 10 year old son kept getting in trouble at school. Over and over, the disciplinary actions became tougher and tougher. It wasn't working. Deciding I didn't like the direction of my son's behavior, I knew he needed direction. He needed to better understand the concepts of courtesy, self-control, and respect. He also had too much energy, and too much free time. He needed an activity, and needed to learn lessons you just can't find in normal sports. He needed someone who would be tough on him, who would wear him out. I decided to enroll him in martial arts. I wasn't expecting my son to love it as much as he does. He took to martial arts like it was something he'd been missing his entire life. And I wasn't prepared for the results. His behavior has drastically improved at home, at school or anywhere he goes. i feel that this wouldn't have been possible without the help of Master Abel and Sarah Ucelo. These people aren't just trying to teach kids how to kick butt, they're helping to mold future leaders. They're influencing kids to better themselves, their surroundings and everyone around them. To better their communities. Their school has a comfortable, local feel. There are no bullies, this isn't Cobra Kai. They're here to make a difference, and from what I've seen, they've already succeeded. I found Ucelo Martial Arts by chance. Pulling up a quick search, I chose the nearest school. I wasn't expecting to find the best. 10 Gold Stars for UMA.

Alicia Teramano reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
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My son started last month at 6 years old and right away he was learning and challenging himself to continuously do better and better. He LOVES UMA. He is bummed on our off days he wants to do karate every day! His focus, strength, and respect has improved tremendously even in this short about of time. Master Ucelo does a wonderful job explaining the respect is to be carried into home as well as in class. My son use to have difficulties listening and obeying the first time and we honestly do not struggle with that anymore. The instructors are wonderful and patient. I would recommend Ucelo MA to everyone.

Taylor Chapman reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
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Great crowd of people and very motivating. 10/10 they’re awesome!

Joan Delgado reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

You have totally changed my great granddaughters life. Thank you UMA.

Gaby Murdock reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
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I’m so happy we found UMA my oldest son who is 5 yrs old (started at 4) was having a super hard time focusing and behaving well in school and now thanks to a wonderful supportive team at UMA he is reading and right on track for kindergarten in the fall! I myself have recently joined kickboxing and I feel like they are so supportive and patient with me, I feel so much better about myself and have so much more energy! My youngest son will be joining the karate team in May when he turns four and we are so excited! Thank you team UMA!!!!!

Sonia Hernandez reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
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Love it!! My partner in crime and I really enjoy the family atmosphere. The instructors are very thorough and encouraging. We would recommend UMA to anybody wanting to learn martial arts.

Wanda Roberts Estrada reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My daughter loves Ucelo Martial Arts. Her confidence, focus and physical strength have greatly increased. Not only does she learn martial art skills, Master Abel teaches respect, integrity and responsibility. If your child can only do one activity, chose this. You will not be disappointed.

Krystal Stark reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Love this school. Everyone is very nice, patient, and excellent at teaching the moves and understand the meaning of it. Everyone is treated equal. Feels like we are all a big family. I would definitely recommend this school. 5 Stars for sure.

Marie Villa reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I would recommend this Dojo in Glendale in a heart beat! I believe martial arts is what continues to keep our family strong, healthy and humble. This is a great school and trust me when I say that Ucelo is a legitimate dojo and they're passionate about teaching their students. My daughter is very blessed to be part of such a great team and school! Also they have a great Kickboxing program for myself and I walk out each time feeling confident, accomplished and super sweaty!

Elena Urbieta reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

The best karate school there is! Everyone is so friendly and master Abel is the best! Bring you kids here you won't regret it!!
La mejor escuela con el mejor instructor Abel! Todos son amables y sin fácil de enseñar! Traigan a sus hijos aquí es la mejor escuela!

Kaitlynn Millard reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Best place ever! I would recommend this to anybody! This is the best karate school I've ever trained with. I started out when I was 5 and a half, and now I'm a black belt thanks to them, I've been doing this for 11 yrs now. They taught me that it isn't a competition with other people, it's a competition with yourself. Best school ever

Soni Candia reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

This place is great, both of my kids love coming every week, they have learned discipline, confidence, and the meaning of community. Master Abel has been a positive figure in their lives, we plan on being a part of UMA family for a long time.

Erik Romero reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Great Martial Arts Masters and great training. My niece is a black belt now and my daughter is working her way to reach that goal. And now my son wants to join :) Great sport to keep the kids and teenagers out of trouble.

Mirna Aldana reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Whether you are looking for an art,self defense,a discipline,UMA is the right place to be,the school is a place with a safe family oriented atmosphere where you will always find respect and discipline within classes.

Carlos Fuentes reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Awesome experience with my kids at their trial free class.. now they are very excited to the 1st class all the people are very nice and teachers are very professionals ,100% recommended...

Denisse Luna reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

The best karate instructors in town! My daughter has been at UMA for almost 5 years and my son recently joined, both my kids enjoy the class very much! UMA has helped both kids learn about self defense, self confidence and respect. The instructors are experienced and patient with the kids, always pushing them to do better and be the best they can be. UMA has become family to us, we could not be more thankful for finding such wonderful karate school for our children!

Victoria Pruitt reviewed Ucelo Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My son Adrian had his free trial class last Saturday. He started his 1st actual class in Little Tigers today and he enjoyed very much! I can't wait to keep going with this and see where it takes us.

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Whether for competition or fitness, challenge yourself with our Paragon Kickboxing/Muay Thai classes!

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Paragon Kickboxing/Muay Thai is an intense but FUN form of martial arts training that’s been embraced by some of the greatest athletes in the world. Come challenge yourself both physically and mentally with our Kickboxing/Muay Thai classes!

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Do you want to become

the best version of yourself?

Do you want to push yourself athletically and tone your body like a professional athlete?

Do you want to be able to defend yourself in dangerous situations?

Do you need a healthy way to burn off stress and anxiety?

Ever feel in a rut from the same old workouts at the gym?

Luckily there is a comprehensive solution…

Your body gets accustomed to your usual routine and you’re not getting the results you want. You know you need a challenge.

Kickboxing/Muay Thai focuses on physical fitness and the mind-body connection. It presents a unique challenge for your body and your brain. Some of the best athletes in the world have turned to martial arts as a way of honing their physical and mental skills.

you will grow with every class!

You’ll tone and train your entire body while learning how to creatively combine some of the world’s most effective fighting techniques into one discipline that you can use in the ring – or in self-defense.

Kickboxing/Muay Thai pushes your body to its peak

If you want to get into the best physical shape of your life, climbing onto a treadmill a few times a week just isn’t going to get the job done.

Kickboxing/Muay Thai combines many forms of martial arts into a new and exciting physical challenge, toning every muscle and burning fat better than most other forms of exercise.

Not only that, Kickboxing/Muay Thai works every aspect of physical fitness, building strength, endurance, and flexibility all at the same time.

Kickboxing/Muay Thai gives you the confidence to defend yourself

Self-defense is as much about training as it is about strength and size. The biggest, beefiest guy in the world can still lose a fight if he’s not trained.

Kickboxing/Muay Thai is an effective fighting method because it uses a variety of techniques, combined to give you the tools you need to defend yourself in any situation.

Kickboxing/Muay Thai builds competitiveness and confidence

Training to fight is the heart of Kickboxing/Muay Thai, even if you never do!

Competing against others allows you the opportunity to prove that you have the strength, agility, and determination to come out on top.

The discipline required for Kickboxing/Muay Thai training builds confidence and allows every student to walk with pride.

Kickboxing/Muay Thai eliminates stress and anxiety

Every one of us feels stress and anxiety some of the time – and constant stress is bad for your body and your mind.

Kickboxing/Muay Thai training provides the intense, stress-relieving workout you crave. By increasing the connection between body and mind, and enforcing discipline and self-control, Kickboxing/Muay Thai banishes stress.

The stress relief provided by Kickboxing/Muay Thai carries over into your work life and your personal life, providing you with the outlet you need for negative emotions.

A few words from our coach:
‘ I have been dedicated to martial arts since the age of 15. It came into my life at the perfect time and helped re-direct me into a great positive environment. I started my mixed martial arts career in 2007 and have accrued 32 professional fights! My hard work and dedication to coaching has brought me around the world coaching high level mixed martial artist. I am passionate about helping others find truth and guidance through martial arts and I am excited to share the Paragon Striking System with anybody willing to learn’.

Randy Steinke

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FAQs

Do I have to have studied martial arts before to take Kickboxing/Muay Thai (Ages 15+) classes?

No. You’ll learn everything you need to know in class, and you can choose a class that matches your skill and comfort level.

Are people who study Kickboxing/Muay Thai (Ages 15+) required to compete?

No, that’s not a requirement. Many Kickboxing/Muay Thai (Ages 15+) students choose to compete, but you can learn what you need to know by sparring and fighting in class.

Is Kickboxing/Muay Thai (Ages 15+) dangerous?

There is always some risk of being injured when fighting, but if you study with a qualified instructor and follow safety precautions, it is unlikely that you’ll be seriously injured.

Can women study Kickboxing/Muay Thai (Ages 15+)?

Yes, they can. Both women and men study and compete in Kickboxing/Muay Thai (Ages 15+).

Why are martial arts classes a good workout for people who want to lose weight?

Martial arts classes combine a calorie-burning cardiovascular workout with muscle toning. That’s the ideal combination for people who want to lose weight since building muscle also increases the metabolism.

I’ve struggled for years to lose weight. How can martial arts help?

Martial arts classes are fun and intense. You can only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume, and martial arts classes provide an excellent, calorie-burning workout.

More Benefits

Kickboxing/Muay Thai (Ages 15+) classes are a great place to meet new people and experience athletic camaraderie.

Kickboxing/Muay Thai (Ages 15+) can help you lose weight and burn calories.

Learning Kickboxing/Muay Thai (Ages 15+) can improve your performance in other sports and activities.

Kickboxing/Muay Thai (Ages 15+) increases respect for yourself and others.

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