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Introducing Ryan

This is Ryan. He likes Gene Simmons, watching Buena Park TV, and doing martial arts. He has been enrolled at Unlimited Possibilities for about 4 years now and is a yellow belt, something of which he is very proud . He also has Soto Syndrome, a disorder characterized by a distinctive facial appearance, overgrowth in…

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Grappler’s Heart Tournament 3.0

The third edition of the Grappler’s Heart Tournament took place this past weekend in New York City. It is great to see some familiar faces as well several new competitors taking part. This tournament continues to be the only one of it’s kind geared toward people with disabilities. Congratulations to all of the competitors! Hopefully,…

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We’re Growing!

What a blessing. As of 3/29/17, both beginning classes are full. It’s time to bring in more help and think about adding more classes. Volunteers do not need martial arts experience. A patient heart and an energetic spirit are all you need. Please contact coach Kristen directly if you are interested info@up-ma.com . Any new classes…

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Exciting News

Stay tuned for news about our next competition opportunity!

Adaptive Athletes Come to Orange County

You’ve heard us talk about the benefits of a martial arts program several times now. You may even have followed some of the links that took you to more in depth articles. Now here is a chance to see first hand how martial arts and specifically jiu jitsu can benefit people with disabilities. This is…

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Physical Benefits of Enrolling a Child in Jiu Jitsu

In the past, we have covered many of the reasons why Jiu Jitsu is good for kids. We have looked specifically at how it is beneficial for kids with disabilities in the fact that it builds confidence, etc. We have not taken an in depth look at how it is physically beneficial. Here is an…

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Our amazing Assistants

The only way that UPMA is able to operate is with the help of some amazing people. People who are willing to give up their free time to help others. One of those people is 12 year old Ryan Movchan. His gi sponsor, Moya Brand, recently did an article about him. Please click the link below…

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Meet Amaris

Amaris first walked through the doors of UPMA nearly four years ago. I immediately noticed how shy she was, that she lost her balance easily and was afraid to try new things. Amaris suffers from regular and sometimes severe seizures. As a result, she can be shaky, often lose her balance, and has a developmental…

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Grappler’s Heart Tournament

The 2016 Grappler’s Heart Tournament has come and gone. What an amazing experience it was. Jiu Jitsu fighters from all over the US and even one from the UK came to compete. For more than half the athletes, it was their first time competing. What made Grappler’s Heart so special? It wasn’t because there were…

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