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Do you need to fill out a testing application?

These applications are only for students testing for Black belt or an intermediate black belt rank. These are NOT required for colored belt students.

How To Earn a Black Belt in… An Average Guy’s Guide to Life


Now available on Amazon, for Kindle, and Audible!

Our Chief Instructor, Robert Nichols is also an author!

His new book, “How to Earn a Black belt in…. An Average Guy’s Guide to Life.” is now available in paperback, e-book, and audiobook.

This common-sense book covers topics like parenting, leadership, relationships, and more. All while Robert Nichols shares personal stories on these subjects.

Robert Nichols is also available for speaking engagements, martial arts business consulting, and SAMICS International Seminars. He is available for virtual events and travels the country teaching. Visit website below for information.


ALSO available on AMAZON, Audible, and Amazon Music


Upcoming Candidate Event Dates

August 24- Equipment orders due

August 27- Candidate Workout

Sept 7- Deadline for essays, Fitness Challenges, Applications

Sept 18- Testing

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End of Summer Nerf Wars!

End of Summer Nerf Wars Aug 2022

End of Summer NERF WARS!!

Date: Saturday, August 27th

Time: Drop off is at 5:30 p.m. Pick up is at 8:00 p.m.


FRIENDS Welcome!

$30 Per person


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Board Breaking Seminar for Jr’s Saturday Sept 10 1230 to 2pm

A fun filled, educational Saturday event for board breaking practice! This is an opportunity to focus on breaking and build that confidence.

Seminar is for Jr students. Course includes 4 boards to break at event.

September Testing Info

*Wednesday, Sept 14- NO CLASSES. Sr Certified Staff Meeting at 430pm

*Thursday, Sept 15- NO CLASSES.

5-615pm Beginner Jr Exam Age 6-8.

630PM- Intermediate and Advanced Jr Exam

*Friday, Sept 16- NO CLASSES.

5-615pm Beginner Jr Exam Age 6-8.

630pm- All Teen/Adult colored belt students

*Saturday, Sept 17-NO CLASSES

*Sunday, Sept 18- BLACK BELT EXAMS 10AM


  • All Gear orders and Board orders are due in No Later than August 24th. They have been emailed home and are for the ranks listed in the email and on the website.
  • CANDIDATE ESSAYS, 45-DAY FITNESS paperwork, Personal Development Challenges, and Black belt (black and candidate) testing applications DUE Sept 7th. MANDATORY FOR TESTING!
  • Beginner Colored belt students with 4 stripes and Intermediate/Advanced Colored belt students with 6 stripes on their belt should show up to a testing time. If you are short by stripes please speak with Mr Nichols for a final decision.
  • If you are testing please be in proper clothing- (Approved pants/shorts, shirt, or uniform)
  • Little Dragon Students' evaluations will be done in class Sept 6,7,8. Please only attend 1 time during these dates. (All Little Dragons are evaluated regardless of how long they have been here)
  • Make-up testing will be done by appointment only and only at the discretion of the chief instructor. Make-up testing requires an appointment and are subject to a private lesson fee of $40. There are NO make-up exams for Candidates or black belts 2nd degree and above.
  • Students that arrive LATE to testing will NOT be admitted.
  • Bring everything you need for your exam. This includes weapons and boards for required ranks. If you are not prepared, you may not pass.
  • If you do not meet exam requirements you will be contacted via email within 24 hours of the exam. It will then be your decision and responsibility to schedule a make-up test or wait until the next exam date.
  • A Students attendance does affect their potential to test. Our check in system tracks attendance throughout a cycle. Students have “minimum class requirements” per level in order to be eligible to test. These class requirements are based on 1 testing cycle.

Beginner Ranks-16 Classes/Intermediate Ranks-20 Classes/Advanced Ranks-24 Classes/Black Belts-25 Classes/ All candidates 30 classes

  • Colored belt students will receive their new ranks in classes starting Sept 21st. Black belts and Black belt candidates will receive ranks the day of their exam.
  • Monday Sept 19th Is our “New Cycle” Zoom meeting for all students and parents at 6pm. Tuesday Sept 20th at 6pm is a meeting for ALL Candidates. This includes new candidates and candidates that did not test from the previous cycle. This is MANDATORY to test for your black belt. Information will be emailed home.

Remember that it’s ok NOT to test! Every student’s progress happens in their own time. Just because we have an exam scheduled does not mean you have to be ready. Preparation for an exam should begin months in advance, not a few weeks before an exam. It is the student’s responsibility to be prepared and know what is on their exam. All curriculum requirements are on our website.


Private Martial Arts lessons Now available

Supplement your online training or even get caught up with in person private lessons!

Private instruction in a great way to focus on specific material or skill development with a certified instructor. The attention is solely on you.


Personal Training and Fitness

Private one on one training and small group classes are now available by appointment!

  • UTA/SAMI UNION Personal Training
  • can be that extra kick in the butt to become the best version of you!

Sessions are available to purchase individually or in packages.

Sessions are available BEFORE regular class hours and can be set up for a variety of time slots during the week!

UTA/SAMI UNION Personal Training Program Benefits:

· Customization to your needs

· Available for all fitness levels

· Weight Loss

· Body Fat Reduction

· Strength and Building

· Toning

· Mobility and Flexibility

· Cardiovascular Conditioning

· Diet and Nutrition Tips

· And More!

  • Equipment Order Forms
  • Equipment Order forms for Testing are due in by August 24

Please stop by the main office if you need assistance in measuring (forms tell you how) or for Cash payment options.

This includes:

  • Boards for All Green and above
  • Sparring equipment for All Orange Testing for Green
  • Nunchucks for Jr Purple belts testing for Brown
  • Black Belt Candidates
  • 1st Degree Probationary Black Belts testing for Decided
  • 2nd Degree Candidates
  • 3rd degree candidates

Please let us know if you have any questions BEFORE placing your orders.

If you are uncertain if this is a REQUIRMENT for your rank please contact our office.