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Living a Black Belt Life - Improving the Lives of Children, Adults, and Families

Realize your potential by learning the tools to actualize it. Achieve harmony and balance through body, mind, and spiritual development. You and your family can learn to live a Black Belt Life.

Do you know me? I’m the proud owner of United Martial Arts Center of Briarcliff Manor.

UMAC Briarcliff was established in 1999 and this is a dream come true. I’m a lifelong devotee to Taekwondo, studying this discipline for over 28 years and attaining my 6th Degree Black Belt in 2008.

A graduate of Mercy College I originally thought I would be a history teacher. The opportunity to be the Head Instructor at the martial arts school where I grew up was too enticing and the rest is history. I have the best job in the world; I get to teach and share the Black Belt Philosophy with everyone I come in contact with...students, parents, friends, and colleagues, knowing that I am making a positive impact on my community and making the world a better place to live in.

Living a Black Belt Life is a life filled with health and happiness through martial arts training. The fundamentals and skills that can be learned through the martial arts will help you realize your potential, giving you the tools to actualize it; achieving harmony and balance through body, mind, and spiritual development.

Our UMAC programs are geared toward improving the lives of children, adults, and families through martial arts training; an avenue where an individual can get great physical conditioning, develop mental clarity, and live a calm and peaceful life by learning to control the stresses of everyday life.

Our students and their families appreciate our passion, enthusiasm, and caring. UMAC Briarcliff was named Best of Westchester in 2012: Kids” and we look forward to repeating this accomplishment in the years to come by continuing our tradition of “excellence in teaching.” 

If you are a parent looking for an activity or after-school program that will help your child develop integrity, perseverence, positive attitude, respect, and self-control, then please visit us at 528 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, find us here in the Patch (http://pleasantville.patch.com/listings/united-martial-arts-centers-briarcliff), or call us at (914) 945-7100.

Look for my weekly blog every Monday providing tips and insights from UMAC Briarcliff, "Living a Black Belt Life".

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