About Us

Our History

United Korean Martial Arts was founded in 2009 under Master Instructor RJ Botticello. We currently moved to our brand new facility at 27 Olcott St. in Manchester, CT in 2013. UKMA is dedicated to provide the highest level of instruction for all ages. All instructors are professionally certified and are here to help in any way. We are not a belt factory! We pride ourselves on teaching the true roots of Taekwondo and Hapkido. All instructors and students earn their ranks through dedication and hard work. At UKMA you will find a Martial Arts family that you will have forever.  

Our Mission

At UKMA, we are dedicated to providing everyone the highest quality of martial arts training possible. Master Botticello refuses to compromise when it comes to this higher quality training. 'Good enough' does not count at UKMA. This means that the quality of education you will get here will be top notch, and you will pass through the ranks knowing how to perform a proper hook kick or back stance.

What We Do

Classes involve kicking and striking drills, jumping rope, sparring, self-defense techniques and an overall great workout!! Each student does their best to their own ability. We are dedicated to bring the best out in each and every student through the Martial Arts. This will have a greater impact than just your life home. This will effect your work or school, you interactions with friends, and all aspects of your life. Some of the benefits of taekwondo and benefits of hapkido are as follows:

  • Mental and physical balance 

  • Self-confidence

  • Self-control

  • Respect

  • Conquering fears

  • Relief of stress

Come in and start your Martial Arts journey with us.  Nobody gets left behind at UKMA!!