The Under Heaven Martial Arts (UHMA) Foundation is a Kung Fu school in Leidsche Rijn (Utrecht) that specializes in Self Defense and Kung Fu. Our Martial Arts training helps prepare you for our Self Defense training. What makes UHMA different is that we do not confuse one with the other. The Martial Arts provide you with a finite set of patterns that teach you how to move, whereas Self Defense teaches you a finite set of 'tools' to apply in life threating situations. UHMA also teaches you to be aware of your surroundings. As the proverb says 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.'
The UHMA training ethic is one of unconditional respect and putting forth your personal best. 'Macho attitudes' are not accepted in the training hall and your opinions on sex, race, creed, religious beliefs or sexual orientation are left at home. You will train safely, follow all instructions given by the trainer, be attuned to the needs of your training partner and practice with your partners in a conscientious manner. You are expected to visit the envelope of your capabilities on a regular basis. Anything less is selling yourself short, and will inevitably affect your ability to protect yourself.
We train every Tuesday from 2000 hrs to 2200 hrs (note: we do not train on public holidays or during school vacations) at the Gym Parkwijk, Verlengde Houtrakgracht 598, 3544EA Utrecht in the Netherlands. The training is open to those 16 years or older. Those not 18 years of age require consent from the trainer and their parents. There is ample, free parking next to the gym. The bus stops of GVU Stadsbus 28 to Vleuten Station and GVU Stadsbus 26 to Vleuterweide are within walking distance to the gym. It is a 20 minute bike ride from Utrecht CS to the training location. All lessons are in Dutch and English.
During your introductory training (four gratis lessons) a simple (black) T-shirt and (black) jogging pants or shorts will do. We do not train 'bare footed', so bring some indoor gym shoes. Shoes that will damage the gym floor are not allowed. Do not forget to bring a bottle of water, a towel and an extra T-shirt. When you sign up to train at UHMA, you are expected to purchase the standard training equipment, consisting of kung fu pants, an UHMA T-shirt, mouth piece, protective cup and training shoes (kung fu, boxing/wrestling or indoor gym shoes).
The following monthly training fees apply (one evening per week for two hours of training). If you are a student (16 to 29 years), you pay € 20 a month. Adults (30 years and older) pay € 25 a month. SportU and Upas holders are welcome. Special Group Rates are also available. Ask the trainer for more information.
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Are you interested in the UHMA experience? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 06-27092411 for more information. The Under Heaven Martial Arts (UHMA) Foundation is registered with the Utrecht Chamber of Commerce under No. 51311674. UHMA is a member of the Nederlands Federatie van Krijgskunsten (NFK) click here for more info.
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