Unlimited Possibilities Martial Arts

Our purpose is to adapt typical martial arts practice to meet the needs and abilities of those with intellectual and physical challenges. Furthermore, we strive to create social gatherings and opportunities for students and families to interact in ways that are lacking in the community.

“A lot of these kids are told their whole lives that they can’t do things. They’re learning through our program that yes, they are capable of a lot of these things. Even if they have to adapt them a little bit.”

Kristen Davidson

UP-MA Lead Instructor

HOW WE STARTED

UPMA began 9 years ago through a program at United Cerebral Palsy in Irvine. What started with 5 students has since grown to approximately 40 and a location in the under served community of North Orange County. Through our sponsorship with Break Point FC and CK Fightlife, we have tripled our mat space to accommodate more students and be able to have the best equipment available. We have been instrumental in helping to grow adaptive Jiu Jitsu as a sport. Partnering with the SJJIF, we brought 26 students  last year to compete at the 3rd World Special Jiu Jitsu Championship.
  •   The best there is in all OC!! It was hard to find a program for my son who is visually impaired as well as hearing impaired. Coach Kristen is very... read more

    thumb Veronica Z.
    9/17/2019
  •   My grandson, who has ADHD struggles with focus.  This has been an amazing program for him.  He has had to listen, obey commands, and participate in group activities.  The coaches... read more

    thumb Lori A.
    9/11/2019
  •   My son with autism very much enjoys this class and has learned a great deal of discipline while building his core strength.

    Ms Kirsten may be tough on the children at... read more

    thumb Susan E.
    5/01/2019