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Martial Arts 

Welcome to our Martial Arts Program at Universal Athletic Club!
Martial Arts is INCLUDED in your Universal membership!

  • Classes for kids starting at age 4 through adults
  • Belt ranking and International Tae Kwon Do Certification program
    through Korean-based Kukkiwon
  • All ability levels welcome
  • No previous experience required
  • Increase strength, flexibility, coordination and self-confidence/self-discipline
  • Fun, interactive workout!

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Benefits of Universal's Martial Art's Program:
At Universal, you have the opportunity to earn your International Tae Kwon Do Certification program through Korean-based Kukkiwon!

  • Students in he Universal Martial Arts Program will receive Dan/Poom and Gyup Certifications through the UNTN (USA National Taekwondo Network).

  • Because of the international certification, students who continue to work through the ranks can qualify to compete in Olympic Tae Kwon Do.
  • All or students have the opportunity to earn a world-recognized Tae Kwon Do certification.


UAC's Martial Arts program is overseen by Grandmaster Stephen Kirby, 7th Dan Black Belt through the WTF/Kukkiwon in Korea and an 8th Dan Black Belt with the UNTN.

Master Jim Oplinger, head instructor, brings over 12 years of experience to the UAC Martial Arts Program. Mr. Oplinger is currently a 4th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt and 4th Dan UNTN Black Belt. 


Mr. Jeff Hilbert is a 3rd Dan Black Belt. He has been involved with Tae Kwon Do for over 5 years and an assistant to Master Kirby for the past 2 years.

Mr. Bobby Dengler is a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Kukkiwon.WTF Tae Kwon Do. He is a 2-year certified TKD instructor, and teaches are Little Ninjas program.


It would be our honor to to serve you in this program. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Universal at 569-5396.