About Union Martial Arts

Why Union Martial Arts?

First and foremost, we are devoted to providing our students with the best possible class experience in a clean, spacious, professional, safe and family-friendly environment. 


With well over 100 5-Star Google reviews and counting, our members say it better than we ever could: 


“I have trained under several notable coaches up to the Olympic level and have never seen such dedication, passion and excellence as I do in the coaching provided by Coach Nolan and Coach Kon” – Google review by James Q


Our role as Coaches is to design curriculum and training methods that help our students develop the highest level of self-defense skill possible. In addition, we are here to motivate and inspire our students to achieve their goals and become more disciplined overall. With consistent practice, martial arts training can be truly transformative for the body and mind of both Kids and Adults. Our approach to teaching Kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu is unique – and as a result, our students and community are thriving. 


Please join us and experience the instruction, motivation and community within Union Martial Arts! 

Coach Nolan with Union student

Coach Nolan

Owner and Head instructor

“Coach Nolan is a man who shows you what it means to conquer obstacles in life. He knows how to bring out the true potential in a person, whether kid or adult. He’s been the big brother I never had. Go learn from him and you will understand it first hand.” – Julio Arce, UFC Featherweight

After achieving black belt in 2008, Nolan went on to become owner and head coach of one of the largest and most successful Mixed Martial Arts academies in New York City, where he was renowned for highly technical instruction, innovative teaching methods and motivational skill. Besides his deep love for teaching, Nolan has been a teammate and training partner for numerous UFC and Bellator fighters and knows what it takes to achieve at the highest levels, both on the mat and off.

“It means everything to me to help others up the mountain that I am climbing with them.” – Coach Nolan 

Whether child or adult; from the new and nervous beginner to the experienced practitioner, Coach Nolan and Union will support you every step of the way toward your goals.


(In photo) Coach Nolan receiving his 2nd degree blackbelt promotion from his instructor, Danny “Tiger” Schulmann in 2014.

Coach Nolan in belt promotion


Please join us and experience the instruction, motivation and community at Union Martial Arts!