No Contracts. No Belts. No Kids.
We are the only non-commercial MMA school in Whatcom County solely for teens and adults.
For 35 years, Rob Eis has been dedicated to the practice of martial arts. Inspired by live action Japanese superheroes he watched as a child on TV growing up in Hawaii, Rob’s martial arts career began with the study of traditional Shito-ryu and Goju-ryu Karate at the age of 10. By age 15 he was competing internationally and that year he was the youngest member on the U.S. Junior National Karate Team. Since then, he has studied a multitude of styles that he now teaches to others, including Doce Pares Escrima, Shamrock Submission Fighting, Judo, Western Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, JKD concepts, and Muay Thai kickboxing. Learn more
Being a fairly shy person, I was a bit nervous to join a martial arts class. As soon as I contacted Rob, I got a good sense of what he expressed to me, and liked what he described. When I went to watch a class and met Rob, I knew this was the right place for me, and was so excited to start. When I discovered Unbridled Martial Arts, any training of this kind was completely new to me, but that is accepted, even desired here. Rob, and everyone there was so inviting, and made me feel like I was welcome. This is the type of person Rob is, and so naturally these are the kind of people that join and stay. This is Rob’s passion, and he’s looking to share it with anyone and everyone. He’s a great teacher, always ready to work with you on any level. Rob’s teaching always made me feel comfortable. He pushes you to succeed and he believes in you, but never so that you feel forced. It is a completely free, and personable learning experience. Therefore if you’re a complete beginner as I was, he’s ready to bring his knowledge and passion to you. It’s a great place for someone new to martial arts, as well as someone who’s been training for years. I’m forever grateful for what I learned at Unbridled Martial Arts. I now have such a strong passion and desire to continue developing in my newfound love of MMA.
The price is so affordable, for what you’re teaching. With no contracts, there’s no pressure that you’re going to be stuck with anything. The classes offer great cardio and a friendly environment, where students develop the skills to work partner drills safely through a system of signals. Rob gives each student personal attention. Every single class has something special.
I was with UMA for about a year while I lived in the area. I’d had about 1 year or so of experience prior to joining. I loved that the classes involved people of all fighting skills and that you’re training with all different sizes and ages. It makes for a very well-rounded training experience. Rob takes extra time with newer individuals to help you get on track with the current students. I felt at home from day 1! I wish that more gyms would utilize this setting. You have a structured class plan, a friendly and professional environment that is set up by a very knowledgeable and passionate instructor. Rob even took time during class when learning new moves to show me how it would be relevant from a police officer perspective. I have and continue to recommend this class to just about anyone in that area that has mentioned having an interest in martial arts. If you’re into fitness, want to learn self-defense, or have a higher risk job where continuing to hone your defensive tactics is absolutely necessary, UMA is a perfect choice.