Voted Top 10 Martial Arts Schools in the Hartford Area on Expertise.
UKMA was founded in 2009 by Grandmaster RJ Botticello, 7th Dan Tae Kwon Do, 5th Dan Hapkido. In 2018 UKMA became a 501(c)3 Non-Profit dedicated even further to servicing the surrounding communities. Since then, he has dedicated his daily life and time to building a school centered around family and community values.
Every instructor first entered the school as a student of Grandmaster Botticello, and each one strives to uphold the traditions and values he has passed down. All instructors volunteer their time and teach because they want to teach. We are not a belt factory. Every student earns their rank and puts in their time and dedication to meet each level. Come start you Martial Arts journey with us and you will not be left behind.
Choosing a martial arts school to study at is a serious consideration. Every school offers its own benefits, and you should find the school that's the right fit. We suggest you come in and see how we act with each other, each student and each instructor. We provide a family atmosphere while learning the traditions of Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido. We want to invite you to join our martial arts family!
In addition, thanks to all First Responders, Essential Workers and all who have supported our due diligence to make sure we are compliant with CT guidelines and regulations. UKMA is dedicated to the safety of our staff and students. Guidelines, waivers, sanitation products have all been provided to ensure safety for every student and Instructor.