We decided to open a Martial Arts studio because we wanted a place for our own daughters to train. We imagined a family-oriented studio where people could learn to apply the benefits of martial arts to all aspects of their lives. We wanted a place that offered age appropriate classes in a positive and nurturing environment.
We set about applying our love and knowledge of teaching to the martial arts. (Prior to opening the studio, we were both teachers. Mike taught English and Humanities at Live Oak High School for 25 years and Nancy was a preschool teacher at the Morgan Hill Children’s Center.) We started out small and gradually grew the United Academy to a full time endeavor.
We were fortunate to have spent 23 years in our original downtown Morgan Hill location. Then, due to redevelopment in 2015, we moved to our current facility. We are happy to say we are thrilled with our new location! We were able to use our 23 years of experience to design our “dream studio”. We have wall-to-wall training mats, a viewing area for parents, and ample parking.
We think Morgan Hill is a great place to live and raise a family. We rarely go into a store or restaurant without running into one of our current or former students and that’s what makes Morgan Hill feel like home.
Please let us know if you have any questions about our program – We would be happy to start you on the path to Black Belt!