UMA has the best instructors and a great class environment! Kali and Kuntao is very practical as the techniques we learn don't depend on our strength, so anyone can learn how to defend themselves effectively against opponents of any size or experience. I'd highly recommend it for women looking to get into martial arts! The kickboxing is also great for building power, gaining confidence, and just having fun! Maestro Mark is also an exceptional teacher that teaches us multiple ways to execute a technique, gives mini history lessons on the art, and tells us insightful principles about fight psychology. He takes the time to get to know each of his students very well, teaches according to our strengths and weaknesses, and gives everyone a well-rounded education. He also makes sure we have fun while learning and there's never a dull moment in class. I'd definitely recommend taking a class!