Is MMA Safe for Kids?

Is MMA Training Safe for Kids

Explore the safety of MMA training for kids. Learn about its benefits and precautions. Make an informed decision for your child’s fitness journey.

It’s Not Too Late to Get in Shape for Summer!

Adults working out on heavy bags in Union gym.

As the summer season kicks into high gear, many find themselves wishing they had started their fitness journey earlier. Don’t stress it, you can always hit the reset and embark on the path to your fitness goals! If you’re looking for the most effective and exciting way to get in shape this summer, look no […]

Back to School with Confidence: Martial Arts Training for Kids

Coach Nolan training kids in Martial Arts

As the school year comes to an end, most families start planning summer vacations and activities. However, amidst the excitement, it’s crucial to consider the upcoming school year and how to best prepare our kids for it. Preparation for the upcoming school year goes beyond simply buying school supplies and new clothes. While summer may […]

Top-Rated by Students & Parents

NAGA Champions

In a short period of time, Union Martial Arts has quickly established itself as a top-rated martial arts school for kids and adults in Union County, receiving 5-Star reviews across the board from students and parents alike. This achievement is a testament to our uncompromising commitment to provide the highest quality instruction possible, within a […]

Anti-Bullying Education for Union County

Coach Nolan teaching kickboxing class to kids.

While the Union County schools are known for their academic excellence, there is no guarantee that students will not encounter bullying. We hear from parents in many of our local school districts, like Weddington, Indian Trail, Matthews and Wesley Chapel about how their children experience various forms of bullying on a regular basis. Bullying happens […]

Our Approach to Memberships & Fees

Union Martial Arts banner. Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Kids & Adults

At Union Martial Arts, we believe in treating our students and families in the exact same way we would like to be treated. This philosophy guides absolutely everything we do, including how we structure our memberships and programs. Of course, our top-priority is to provide a friendly, clean and professional environment that is focused on […]

Will Martial Arts Contribute to My Child’s Aggressive Behavior?

Young girl boxing with trainer

This is a question I’ve received hundreds of times over my last 15+ years as a coach. It’s a justifiable fear, especially as parents and school systems are hyper-focused on ways to combat the epidemic of bullying. Some parents fear that martial arts will foster aggression in a child, but in reality, training in martial arts dramatically reduces aggression.  At Union […]

4 Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

Young boy training in kids kickboxing class in Union NC

As the father of two sons and a long-time coach, I know how challenging it is for parents to choose the right after-school sport or activity for kids. Today’s workload is greater than ever and time is limited. We want our children to do something that will help them develop both physically and mentally. At Union […]

Best Workout For Women

Woman boxing heavy bag

Training in Mixed Martial Arts is quickly becoming the most popular workout for people of all ages.  But for women, the benefits far outweigh traditional gym classes by teaching the invaluable life skill of self-defense. Being prepared to handle yourself in tough situations builds a confidence that no amount of circuit or strength training can […]

How Martial Arts Helps the Brain

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Some of the benefits of Martial Arts training are obvious, such as improved strength, agility and overall cardio fitness. But research shows the benefits also include increased brain health!   Attention Span Improvement Research shows that Martial Arts is a form of Attention State Training (AST), which improves alertness.  There are also numerous studies showing that Martial […]