FINALLY UDS in the DMV
Learn the striking system of UFC and Ring of Combat Champions
From excellence in competitive combat sports, to focusing on self-preservation and/or self perfection, the friends in UDS | DMV have relentlessly pursued martial arts truth. It is our firm belief that martial arts training can be used as a tool to help people achieve a healthier, more balanced life. Whether you simply want to tone a few key muscle groups, achieve your best in a combat sport, want a full-body transformation, or want to learn the most advanced self defense tactics available, our entire team will help you meet your goals so that you can achieve your highest potential.
Concepts: Savate · Boxing · Muay Thai · JKD · Kung Fu · FMA · PFS · Southern Praying Mantis
Personalized Fight Training
Our fight concepts are based on the eclectic principles of the renowned Universal Defense System. With our personalized training, you can achieve your boxing, kickboxing, self-defense and fitness goals. We will help you focus on areas of weaknesses, while still enhancing your core strengths.
Group Fight Training
In order to defray costs, participate in a corporate fitness program, or to have sparring partners readily available, group classes are offered. Working with a fight partner encourages maximum effort, a competitive environment, and having fun while you workout.
Distance and On-Site Fight Analysis
Having years of combat experience in boxing, kickboxing and MMA fight camps, we provide a detailed analysis of your strengths and weaknesses. Analysis can be tailored to develop a game plan for a specific opponent or used to perfect your personal fighting style.
Group Fitness for All Levels
The group classes are designed to help you workout both your mind and body. Train in a friendly environment as you learn self-defense and find inspiration from the other members of the classes.
Train’s Corner is a place for anyone to learn more about UDS and martial arts in general. Its purpose is to encourage discussion on how to train efficiently, therefore, escaping the norms of traditional combat and fighting more effectively. It is also a place to find inspiration and motivation for both beginners and seasoned martial artists.
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Friends of UDS
Sifu Ralph Mitchell
Sifu Ralph Mitchell is the Supreme Grandmaster, the originator and genius behind Universal Defense System. He has an extensive martial arts background for over 40 years, studying Judo under Higashi Sensei, and Kung Fu and Jook Lum Southern Praying Mantis under the Master’s Master Si Gung Mark Foon in New York City. Sifu Mitchell is a decorated Vietnam combat veteran and a world rated full contact fighter, winning tournaments nationally and internationally in Taiwan and Thailand. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Ving Tsun Association.
Sifu Mitchell’s studies also included Kali, Jeet Kune Do, Progressive Fighting System, Doce Pares, Muay Thai, Boxe Francais Savate, and Western Boxing. What is truly remarkable is that Sifu Mitchell not only blended these systems, but he was also able to create an integrated whole that did not take away from the individual systems strengths. Any of Sifu Mitchell’s students could compete in a Muay Thai “only” competition using “only” Muay Thai techniques and win and that very same student can blend Muay Thai and Savate in a kickboxing competition and win.
Professor Train, aka Coach Adrian, has practiced martial arts for over 30 years. He has trained in many martial arts systems from traditional martial arts to sport karate. In the last 15 years, under the tutelage of the legendary Sifu Ralph Mitchell, Prof. Train has focused his study on the Universal Defense System, finding this system to be the most integrated and synergistic system he has ever experienced. Prof. Train was fortunate to be able to participate in UDS fight camps of past and present MMA stars, where this integration was applied.
Professor Ty is also a UDS full Instructor and has practiced martial arts over 20 years. He was the primary sparring partner and strike coach for all competitive fighters who have practiced UDS. He has trained notables such as, Dave Branch, Phillipe Nover, Matt Brown, and he presently teaches UDS striking and strategy with up and coming UFC star Randy “Rude Boy” Brown. UDS headquarters is housed at the Budokan MMA dojo, a Renzo Gracie Affiliate, run by Sensei Nardu Debrah. Sensei Debrah is a UDS senior full instructor who has mastered multiple systems outside of UDS.
“Coach Adrian is one of the most knowledgeable and articulate striking coaches I’ve ever had the pleasure of training under. The class provides excellent boxing and MMA striking instruction, with a focus on basic punch and kick combinations, as well as defense, and very light sparring. His class is a goldmine of information, an intense workout, and good time. I highly recommend it!” – Justin V.
“I’m so thankful for having been introduced to UDS. Coach Adrian teaches the essentials of martial arts and how to think out-of-the box when it comes to fighting. It’s a way of thinking that may seem like common sense, yet no one else is doing it. Coach Adrian also takes the time to give individual feedback, so no one is left behind. I’m glad to have such a dedicated trainer that’s always excited to teach us how to become better!” – Ina A.