United Martial Arts Centers prides itself on being a family-oriented school and truly believes that “the family that kicks together sticks together.” Our goal is to inspire, guide and educate our students to improve physically, mentally and spiritually through self-discovery. We want to help you develop a fit, healthy body and peaceful mind so you live long with success and happiness.

Our dedicated family strives to provide a safe and unforgettable place for you to connect deeply with yourselves, your families, and your fellow classmates. There’s no better way to learn, grow, have an amazing martial arts experience and most importantly – FUN! Every awesome kick, strategic punch and stellar strike help you gain self-awareness, confidence and endurance.   

UMAC incorporates a unique blend of martial arts life skills such as self-confidence, responsibility, appreciation, and respect, along with the physical training of Tae Kwon Do.

We love what we do and think you’ll LOVE what Tae Kwon Do does for you…

  • Get a fantastic workout with tons of energy
  • Lose weight, get fit & develop good health habits
  • Become more flexible, balanced and coordinated
  • Develop killer concentration and listening skills
  • Gain tremendous confidence and empowerment

Tae Kwon Do is not a quick and easy discipline to learn, but it is incredibly fun, REWARDING, and a great way to get fit… and stay fit… for life! You'll learn new things about yourself, challenge your body and mind and feel proud of your accomplishments.

  • Bully-proof
  • Effective self-defense skills
  • Safety for yourself and family
  • Everything you need for your whole family from one center.

Oh and let’s not forget about all the new FRIENDS you’ll make here too! Everyone will support, encourage and give you high fives every step of the way.

Martial Arts is not only exciting, it’s life-changing! And bonus, it’s a LOW COST ACTIVITY with priceless benefits that will help you succeed in school, in your career and in life.

Check out the SUPER-LOW web special going on right now! Take advantage of the instant SAVINGS… and the instant HAPPINESS! Classes fill up fast so sign up now!

Community Involvement. UMAC is the #1 fund raiser for Muscular Dystrophy and has raised over $600,000 for MDA. We have also raised funds for Child Help, DARE, and most recently over $75,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. UMAC also makes frequent donations to the local food pantry.

We look forward to training with you and joining you in your journey to good health and fitness, peace and happiness, and lifelong success!

Meet Edmund Ciarfella
Owner at United Martial Arts - Middletown in Middletown, NY
7th Degree Black Belt

Grand Master Edmund Ciarfella began his martial arts training in 1973 following the teachings of Grand Master Byung Min Kim, a revered instructor, mentor, and Tae Kwon Do father.

With a dedication to imparting the skills and benefits of Tae Kwon Do training, Grand Master Ciarfella has always strived to make a difference for himself, his family and his community. That’s why, in 1995, he opened the first United Martial Arts Center.

Grand Master Edmund Ciarfella is a 7th degree Black Belt and was selected in 2002 as one of the Top Martial Arts leaders in the world, along with Chuck Norris and Billy Blanks, by Martial Arts World Magazine.

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How to Get Started

Come join our Middletown NY, facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, After School, Summer Camp, Birthday Parties, Adult Martial Arts, and Kickboxing . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (845) 606-2211 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!