Welcome to the UMF Academy
Welcome to United Martial Arts and Fitness Academy, we pride ourselves on offering a family friendly Martial Arts community of like minded people. Our classes cater to your entire family and we have been serving Townsville since our establishment in 2005. UMF Academy has grown from it origins as the North Queensland Wing Chun Academy to incorporate many highly recognised and accredited Martial Arts Programs. We offer adult and children’s classes. All the children programs include Non-striking Solutions and Bully Busters Program to teach children anti-bullying skills. UMF is the only Academy in Townsville accredited to deliver the Powerful Words program as an integral part of its classes.
3 Hidden Ways a Martial Arts class will improve your Child’s Academic ResultsBy Adrienne Brooks | August 17, 2016
Martial arts training has hidden benefits to your child’s overall academic success because the things that build success in martial arts are the same things that build success in their academic life. You may well ask how do kids learn these things through learning kicks and punches?
3 Reasons Martial Arts Training will help Your Child build Social SuccessBy Adrienne Brooks | August 15, 2016
As parents we want nothing more than for our children to do well in school. We want them to feel confident, happy, and to experience success. We want them to build positive friendships that support them to do their best and be their best. The last thing we want is for them to fall in with the “wrong crowd” at school or be involved with social missteps such as bullying.
4 Benefits Martial Arts classes offer different to a Sports TeamBy Adrienne Brooks | August 19, 2016
Unsure whether to sign your child up for a sports team or a martial arts class? Not sure how to choose between the two?
Then you need to know the unique benefits offered by martial arts classes to help you make an informed decision. Martial arts involve working with a team of others and there is competition, personal growth and sportsmanship involved. When we look at soccer, football, tennis and other common school aged sports, this might make you think that martial arts will give your child exactly the same benefits
What you might not see are the fundamental differences between martial arts and other sports.
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What is the Best Age for My Child to begin Martial Arts training?By Adrienne Brooks | August 15, 2016
What is the right age for my child to commence classes? This is a question we are asked so very often. The answer is that they should start when they’re ready and when they are interested and when the opportunity serendipitously presents itself.
You may have heard young children’s minds being compared to sponges that soak up their environment and learning with no filters, and no judgement.
How do I Choose the Best Martial Art for My Child to Start in?By Adrienne Brooks | August 14, 2016
When choosing a martial art for your child to start you can take into consideration their personality and what they are interested in and particularly if they have expressed interest in a particular martial art form.
And then as their parent you may like to consider that is not the Art, but the teacher that matters, at least for young children. Good teachers have the ability to connect with children.
6 Unexpected Things Your Child will learn during their Martial Arts ClassesBy Adrienne Brooks | August 12, 2016
When we read in the media about children doing martial arts training our accepted perception is that martial arts is great for our children to learn self-defence and improve their overall physical fitness. And everyone will tell you that children’s martial arts classes will teach self-control and discipline, even if they can’t exactly tell you why. What you might not be familiar with are some of the other unexpected benefits of martial arts, things that not everyone realizes