Premier Martial Arts Academy in Katy, TX
Experience the excellence of professional Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Wrestling classes at United Martial Arts Katy. Our dedicated team of seasoned martial arts gurus in Texas provides tailored coaching, combining passion and mastery for an unparalleled training experience.
Find the perfect program to improve your strength and physical defense prowess.
Discover the essence of Gracie’s family legacy in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. Learn how to overcome size and strength disadvantages through leverage, technique, and ground combat strategies. Our certified instructors will guide you in applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat opponents, empowering you with essential self-defense skills.
TAE KWON DO
Experience the true spirit of traditional Korean martial arts in our Tae Kwon Do program. Rooted in the teachings of Grand Masters Ik Mu Kang, Bu Kwang Park, and Park Young Don, our dynamic hand-to-hand striking techniques and defenses are identical to those taught to the esteemed ROK Army All Stars of South Korea. Develop exceptional remarkable skills and amplify your potential.
Nurture your child’s character and values through our Kids’ Jiu-Jitsu program. Our certified instructors focus on building perseverance, focus, and respect while teaching essential self-defense skills. With a strong emphasis on safety and attention to detail, your child will develop life skills while enjoying a fun and engaging martial arts experience.
Kids Tae Kwon Do
Introduce your child to martial arts with our Kids Tae Kwon Do program. We instill discipline, self-confidence, and respect in our young students through engaging and age-appropriate classes. Our skilled instructors guide children in learning the dynamic striking techniques and foundational values of Tae Kwon Do, setting them on a path of personal growth and achievement.
Level up your abilities on the wrestling mat with United Wrestling. Led by Technical Head Coach Guillermo Martinez, an accomplished international wrestler and professional MMA fighter, our program combines expertise from various wrestling styles. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced wrestler, our coaches provide comprehensive training, drawing from their rich athletic backgrounds. Join us to develop strength, agility, and tactical prowess on your wrestling journey.
Zumba with Lidia
Join the energetic and fun-filled Zumba sessions led by Lidia. Burn calories, boost your fitness, and dance to a healthier lifestyle. Lidia’s instructions and enthusiasm create an atmosphere of joy and motivation, making Zumba an enjoyable experience for all fitness levels. Get ready to move, groove, and feel the rhythm in these dynamic and engaging workouts.
Your Roadmap to Martial Arts Mastery
Your martial arts transformation begins at United Martial Arts Katy. Arrive 10 minutes early to get your uniform and trial membership. As the class starts, our instructor follows a precise curriculum, guiding you through invigorating warm-ups and introducing powerful techniques.
Practice time allows you to refine skills, seek guidance, and build muscle memory through dynamic drills. Beginners focus on mastering fundamental skills like blocking, dodging, and counter-attacking, while advanced students engage in thrilling live sparring (Tae Kwon Do) or rolling (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) sessions.
United Martial Arts Katy thrives on unity and support. Experience a welcoming environment where every student contributes to your growth. By the end of your first class, you’ll feel physically challenged and mentally energized, laying the foundation for improved health, strength, and fitness.
After class, our program directors will be available to answer questions and provide detailed insights into our diverse class programs. Ready to conquer? Join us today!
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art designed to work with the principles of leverage and technique instead of brutal force and strength. The main focus of BJJ is on the ground grappling. This is the most important and often the most neglected area of martial arts and MMA. It is a fact that 90% of all fights end up in clinch and eventually on the ground. BJJ gives you the necessary tools to fully protect yourself in the most common type of street confrontation. We always encourage students to walk away from a fight if you can, but we believe the combination of skills we teach gives you the opportunity to defend yourself effectively against an aggressor.
To excel, individuals need to have a strong set of values and a solid character that give them the perseverance to achieve their goals. BJJ in a positive and supportive setting such as that found at United Martial Arts Katy creates an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation, and respect needed for a child to mature towards a real-life champion. The outcome of continued childhood practice of martial arts goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence demanded by our instructors often carries over to the child’s behavior at home and at school.
KIDS TAE KWON DO
United Martial Arts Katy’s Tae Kwon Do program specializes in the traditional Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. Our training incorporates self defense techniques for children 4+up. We have beginner Tae Kwon Do lessons for kids as well as intermediate and advanced classes.
Many families, and Moms and Dads join their kids as they find it is a great way to keep a close relationship and enhance their own health and fitness in an exciting, new way.
We have proudly served the Katy, Houston, Bellaire, Champions and Memorial areas since 1981 with the best in martial arts instruction. Founded on the principles of teaching excellence, personal attention, and tradition, we provide your kids with the most complete and effective methods to reach thier full potential. They will gain Self-confidence, Self-control, Self-discipline, Self-esteem and Self defense. We offer much more than kicking and punching. We are the best Tae Kwon Do school in the Katy-Houston Texas area.
Can a student learn more and learn faster? Is it beneficial to have one-on-one time with my instructor?
Your progress is a consequence of how hard and how smart you work. Group classes here at United Martial Arts Katy, are the best-proven way to teach Jiu-Jitsu, TKD, etc., since the diversity of training partners creates different challenges and allows students to improve more quickly. However, private classes are definitely an essential complement that no serious student should do without. The individual attention and approach that a 1-hour session with one of our instructors provides leads to significant improvement in a student’s skills. It is highly recommended that all students take at least one private lesson per month to review techniques and address specific challenges in his or her training.
PRIVATE SESSIONS CAN BE SCHEDULED WITH ANY OF OUR INSTRUCTORS FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES: Tae Kwon Do, BJJ and Wrestling. Your private classes here at United Martial Arts Katy will be specifically designed to fit your needs and goals. To get started contact the school’s staff and explain that you’d like to take private classes. We’ll set an appointment with an available instructor so he or she can evaluate and build a program for you. There are many package options available.
Since first opening a part-time schedule in 2018, United Martial Arts Katy students have already established that they are high caliber competitors in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and train at one of the best gyms in Katy, Texas. They have accomplished significant wins at tournaments against more established BJJ gyms. Our classes are designed for a wide range of ages and ability levels, from beginners to black belts.
United Martial Arts Katy added Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to its martial arts offerings in 2018. The first instructor was Gracie Barra Black belt and IBJJF Masters World Champion Patrick Cox. After deciding to expand its BJJ classes, United Martial Arts Katy brought in Professor CJ Hancock, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Professor Ulpiano Malachias (black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr) of Gracie Barra fame, as the first full-time professor. United Martial Arts Katy is proud to join the worldwide movement of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts.
United Martial Arts Katy training in BJJ is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Our group classes are taught by Certified instructors who are also decorated competitors in their martial arts. Our BJJ programs and classes provide ever-evolving teaching and support so that our members have the opportunity to achieve and develop their skills to reach their personal goals whatever they may be – competition, self-defense, improve athleticism and health or just for fun– all while learning the martial arts discipline in Katy, Texas.
TEEN/ADULT TAE KWON DO
Teen/ Adult TKD is designed for ages 12+. The pace is a little quicker than kids class with more advanced technique taught. Teens /Adults process and store information quicker and retain it easier than kids so we focus on precision striking, footwork and strategies for personal self defense and/or competition. All classes taught by Certified 7th dan Black belt Master Christopher J. Santarose.
United Wrestling is coached by Technical Coach Guillermo Martinez who wrestled at the international level as a member of the Cuban wrestling team and was a professional MMA fighter in the USA and internationally before settling in the United States. The Head Coach is Pat Cox who wrestled in college and is a black belt in Gracie style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The minimum age for now is 11 years or with permission of the Head Coach. Wrestlers compete, if they wish, in tournaments where they are matched with others their age and weight. We have many members of the Katy Taylor High School wrestling team as members. We encourage our team members to pursue high school and strongly support Taylor’s wrestling program. Wrestling shoes, a competition singlet, head gear and mouthguard are additional required items that we do not currently supply. Limited openings in semi-private class instruction. CALL NOW! 281-579-2675
After approximately 4-6 months of participation (depending upon your individual attendance) in the fundamentals classes, what is next on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey?
While the Fundamentals Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ( BJJ ), the Advanced Program is built on high-level techniques and drills that start shaping the students game flow through the development of reflexes, speed and reaction time as well as transitions between one technique and another.
After a few months in the United Advanced Program students typically experience a deeper involvement in United’s philosophy, a stronger bond with training partners as well as more discipline and commitment to healthy habits that keep them in good shape.
In Tae Kwon Do we expect students to advance according to age, attentiveness and effort to progress through belt levels. Most students may attend Advanced classes by the time they reach blue belt (approx. 1 yr. 2 mo.) The advanced program strives to add more skills to an already accomplished student. Footwork, evasive and counter-attacking skills are accelerated. Combination kicking, spinning and jumping techniques are added along with additional hand striking techniques.
The Advanced BJJ Program is based on a defined class structure and curriculum that take a broad and open-minded approach, incorporating techniques from different grappling styles like wrestling, judo, sambo, and, of course, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We offer many variations of classes within the ‘Advanced’ Program all of which compliment your game and provide a different stimulating learning environment: Advanced Gi BJJ, No-Gi classes, Competition/Open Mat classes and Private classes.
When practice is more important than your next belt, you have truly become a United Martial Arts Katy student.
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