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who we are

Our focus is simple.

We provide an unparalleled journey to lifelong success through modern day martial arts, specifically Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Hattatsu Ryu karate.

Gracie juijitsu instructor watching Ryron Gracie seminar at Gracie Victor juijitsu academy

Community

At UMAC, we thrive as a community. We achieve goals together, master self-discipline, foster kindness and compassion, and build lifelong friendships. These are the touchstones of our philosophy that help students grow into more confident and inspired individuals. The path to continuous personal development is one the entire team walks together.

Poise

While we learn as a community, our students are building the skills to be assured, self-reliant people. Our martial arts programs instill both children and adults with the confidence and skills to defend themselves, and ultimately, to believe in themselves. This confidence is carried beyond the mat, and potential confrontations, into school, work, relationships, and everyday life.
Instructors teaching womens self-defense classes near Rochester, NY
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Strength

Whether it’s a child or an adult, exercise is an important part of staying healthy, both physically and mentally. Our training provides a cardiovascular workout in addition to helping refine balance and coordination. Students will gain core strength and have more energy and stamina.

Legacy

Offering more than 30 years of experience, our team of instructors is committed to each student’s progress and martial arts education. While creating a fun, inclusive environment, our instructors also teach discipline and will challenge students to live up to their full potential by pointing out what they need to work on and praising them when they’ve reached their goals.
Jui-jitsu students watching Ryron Gracie teach seminar

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Victor Gracie jui-jitsu instructor and owner John Ingallina

Head Instructor

John Ingalina

History

Understanding Jiu Jitsu History.

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Philosophy

What is the Gracie Philosophy?

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Health

How to be more effective with the Gracie Diet.

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