(845) 987-1853
43 West Street, Warwick, NY 10990

Warwick Martial Arts

Learn how to protect yourself & your loved ones.
Get in great shape at the same time.

About Our School

The 5 Reasons Our Martial Arts Classes Are
So Life-Changing, For Both Kids & Adults.

Dear Friend,

Our Warwick martial arts school might just seem like a place to get fit and learn self-defense.

Well, we do help people with that too! But there are some more "subtle" things that happen when you train in our programs.

Here are a handful of those life-changing things people walk away with...

#1 Remarkable Self-Confidence

Something amazing happens when you start to move your body and bring physical fitness into your creates an anchor. An anchor for more happiness, a sense of accomplishment, and a BIG BOOST in confidence!

You’ll have a group of passionate instructors and classmates ready to support you as you strive to push past your limits and reach your martial arts and fitness goals.

As you progress through class, you will realize how amazing and capable you already are. Realizing that makes you feel more confident and sure of yourself and your ability to handle other life challenges that come your way.

Both kids and adults experience this and it’s one of the most rewarding things to see as a teacher. Kids – especially shy and quiet ones - blossom into dynamic leaders in the classroom while adults tackle everyday tasks with more energy and a "can do" attitude.

#2 Spot on Focus

Martial arts is demanding at times and requires your full attention. As you concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, then performing what they taught you, you start to build important links in your brain that improve your ability to focus better and for longer periods of time. 

What’s great is that this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life too.

Adults report being able to not only concentrate better at work, but they’re able to clear their mind at the end of the day a lot more easily. Kids benefit too as they pay more attention at school and at home… and that means they’re more productive. 

#3 Fitness at Your Level

No matter what your starting level is, each one of our students improves from where they were when they walked into their first class - from total beginner to elite athletes. We strive to make sure every class is loaded with fun and challenging exercises that work your entire body.

You’ll be so focused on performing techniques that some of the world’s top martial artists do, and having so much FUN, that before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... but you got a GREAT workout, too. Shazam! Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.

#4 We Are Family

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found martial arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt like social clubs weren’t for them. 

But those same students that tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in class! We provide a safe, non-intimidating environment where we all want each other to succeed. There are no bullies or students trying to one up each other on my watch. 

You’ll get nothing but a lot of support and friendship from our members and instructors. It’s easy to make new friends here and, as a result, our community thrives.

We provide the kind of environment that promotes friendship, encouragement, and motivation. The sense of fulfillment after every class is more than you can imagine. 

#5 Awesome FUN Times! can be so boring! Luckily, we’re working out like super-star martial artists. Learning to use our entire body to protect ourselves and our families. In our awesome classes you’ll tighten up your core, gain lean muscle on your legs and arms, and have a blast.

No two workouts are ever the same and we DON'T use military style yelling or body shaming. After all we want you to have a ton of fun here, and keep coming back. Plus, our instructors know they’ll get the best possible performance out of you when you’re in a good mood. That’s when we’re at our best too!

Kids and adults both work hard, and play hard. Laughing and smiles are part of every class.

So what do you say? Ready to give us a shot?

Just scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's right for you.
You'll learn more, and have the chance to grab our amazing web special.

Or don't hesitate to give us a call if you're more comfortable signing up over the phone:
(845) 987-1853

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Grand Master Edmund Ciarfella

Grand Master Edmund Ciarfella
United Martial Arts Centers
(845) 987-1853

Kids of all ages as well as their parents love these Warwick kids martial arts classes. That's because they focus beyond martial arts. Kids are taught self-discipline and respect as well as focus and confidence. The kids are better-behaved everywhere they go, their sense of respect improves and they perform better in school.

Our classes are results-focused and there are an array of fun activities and games for kids of all ages. Every age is perfectly catered to and the kids love these classes as they perfect their martial arts techniques and learn new ones.

Do you wish to get in shape through fun powerful classes? Experience a combination of modern and traditional training and workouts in our Warwick Fitness Kickboxing Classes. Our martial art classes offer an array of combat techniques; from self-defense and exercise to meditation and philosophy for a better life.

You can join our Martial Arts, Karate, Kung Fu Jiu-Jitsu classes which are taught to adults of all ages. And you'll be taught by our expert martial arts instructors who are dedicated, caring, and full of passion.

A glimpse into our awesome summer camp: Smiling faces... kids focusing intently on learning martial arts techniques, and helping each other in partnered activities... applause and laughter as they accomplish feats that once seemed impossible... and pure goofiness as they play games and enjoy a bit of free time.

Our martial arts summer camp has lots of fun, games and martial arts. But it's also about helping kids see that with the right attitude, discipline, and focus they can accomplish anything. Click to learn more.

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show! Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

Our Warwick kids after school martial arts gives you a safe, fun learning environment to leave your kids until you get off of work. And because we pick your child up from school, you know he/she is in great hands from the moment the bell rings until the moment you take them home.

In our program, kids get a great mixture of martial arts, healthy exercise, fun activities and focused lessons on life such as respect, discipline, and paying attention.It's truly the most enriching and fun program out there.

If you are looking for a fun form of exercise that keeps your body moving and challenges your mind - while learning self-defense - kickboxing is guaranteed to hit the spot.

Learn exciting, powerful techniques, get in great shape fast by using your body in new, calorie-burning ways... and have great fun as you make friends with other people on their journey. Our classes are designed for people of all experience levels, too - from beginners to pros.

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United Martial Arts Centers prides itself on being a family-oriented school and truly believes that “the family that kicks together sticks together.” Our goal is to inspire, guide and educate our students to improve physically, mentally and spiritually through self-discovery. We want to help you develop a fit, healthy body and peaceful mind so you live long with success and happiness.

Our dedicated family strives to provide a safe and unforgettable place for you to connect deeply with yourselves, your families, and your fellow classmates. There’s no better way to learn, grow, have an amazing martial arts experience and most importantly – FUN! Every awesome kick, strategic punch and stellar strike help you gain self-awareness, confidence and endurance.   

UMAC incorporates a unique blend of martial arts life skills such as self-confidence, responsibility, appreciation, and respect, along with the physical training of Tae Kwon Do.

We love what we do and think you’ll LOVE what Tae Kwon Do does for you…

Tae Kwon Do is not a quick and easy discipline to learn, but it is incredibly fun, REWARDING, and a great way to get fit… and stay fit… for life! You'll learn new things about yourself, challenge your body and mind and feel proud of your accomplishments.

Oh and let’s not forget about all the new FRIENDS you’ll make here too! Everyone will support, encourage and give you high fives every step of the way.

Martial Arts is not only exciting, it’s life-changing! And bonus, it’s a LOW COST ACTIVITY with priceless benefits that will help you succeed in school, in your career and in life.

Check out the SUPER-LOW web special going on right now! Take advantage of the instant SAVINGS… and the instant HAPPINESS! Classes fill up fast so sign up now!

Community Involvement. UMAC is the #1 fund raiser for Muscular Dystrophy and has raised over $600,000 for MDA. We have also raised funds for Child Help, DARE, and most recently over $75,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. UMAC also makes frequent donations to the local food pantry.

We look forward to training with you and joining you in your journey to good health and fitness, peace and happiness, and lifelong success!


Grand Master Edmund Ciarfella began his martial arts training in 1973 following the teachings of Grand Master Byung Min Kim, a revered instructor, mentor, and Tae Kwon Do father.

With a dedication to imparting the skills and benefits of Tae Kwon Do training, Grand Master Ciarfella has always strived to make a difference for himself, his family and his community. That’s why, in 1995, he opened the first United Martial Arts Center.

In 2001, Grand Master Ciarfella joined forces with Master Paul Melella, 6th degree Black Belt; Master Chris Berlow, 6th Degree Black Belt; and Master Joe Badini, 5th degree Black Belt, to start United Martial Arts Centers. Each of these Masters brings a special, unique ability to the group and makes UMAC what it is today.

The Masters’ vision was to help their students reach their goal of opening successful martial arts schools and, in 2005, UMAC Franchise Inc. began selling franchises.

After more than two decades of work in developing a cohesive group of professionals, the UMAC Team is made up of certified Tae Kwon Do Masters, each bringing a dedication and passion for the Martial Arts, as well as individual areas of expertise.

July 3-11,, 2008, UMAC traveled to Korea with over 120 students to be part of the 2nd Annual Taekwondo World Festival with Grand Master Byung Min Kim. Grand Master Kim has always been a selfless leader and spends every Friday training the masters of UMAC in meditation, ki energy development, tahdo (Way of Tea) and traditional Taekwondo.

Grand Master Kim made a decision that the masters were ready to be tested for the next dan rank and thought what better place to test than in Korea! So the UMAC masters had a once in a lifetime opportunity to test for 5th, 6th, and 7th degree black belt in Korea.

Master Edmund Ciarfella tested for 7th dan Black Belt and became the 1st Grand Master in UMAC history. Master Teresa Ciarfella tested for 5th dan Black Belt and is the highest ranking and only female Master in the UMAC organization. Master Paul Melella and Chris Berlow tested for 6th dan. Master Anthony Melella and Joe Badini  tested for 5th dan.

Grand Master Edmund Ciarfella is a 7th degree Black Belt and was selected in 2002 as one of the Top Martial Arts leaders in the world, along with Chuck Norris and Billy Blanks, by Martial Arts World Magazine.

In 2014, Grand Master Ciarfella and his wife Teresa accomplished one of their long-term goals and purchased a 7800 square foot church in Warwick and converted it into a state-of-the-art martial arts facility.

In 2015, UMAC opened a location in Monroe, New York with Master Jason Bender running the school.

In 2017, UMAC opened another location in Goshen, New York with Master Edmund John Ciarfella.

United Martial Arts Centers presently has 10 locations in the tri-state area.

The entire Ciarfella family including his wife, Master Teresa Ciarfella, 6th degree Black Belt; son Master Edmund John Ciarfella, 4th degree Black Belt; and daughter Danielle, 5th degree, are involved in running the Warwick, Goshen and Monroe locations.

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