News and Events for United Martial Arts Center!

UMAC will be closed on Thursday November 22nd
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Cookbooks are in!
“Cooking for a Cause” to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – over 70 recipes donated by students and family members, makes a great gift for the holidays. Pick up 1 copy for $18.00 or 2 for $30.00. Checks are made payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Special Thank you to my friend,  Kevin Montecalvo at PROforma in Byfield MA for donating all of the printing!

Help make Winter Wishes come true this holiday season!
The annual Winter Wish gift drive at the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps helps ensure that every child in our care is provided with at least one gift for the winter holidays.Please understand we can only accept new items. Gift Ideas (for ages 10 – 18)Gift Cards Art and Crafts Supplies Age Appropriate DVDs, CD’s Age Appropriate Video Games,Books and Magazine Subscriptions (adventure, biographies, educational)Sports and Exercise Equipment (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls)Winter Hats, Gloves and Scarf Sets,Women’s Hooded Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, T- Shirts and Pajamas (Size M- 2XL), Men’s Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, T-Shirts, Pajamas (Size XL – 3XL). Please Drop your items  off at UMAC  by Thursday December 13th

Special offers here for the holiday season are: For every $30.00 increment receive a bonus $5.00 voucher. Good as cash to use on your next Texas Roadhouse visit. A $100.00 purchase gets you “4” $5.00 vouchers back! BEST OF ALL YOU HELP RAISE MONEY FOR ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL & TEXAS ROAD HOUSE WILL DONATE 10% BACK TO THE CHARITY.

Fundraiser for St. Jude at Buffalo Wild Wings at Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers Wednesday November 28th – On Orders for Lunch/Dinner – Dine In or Take Out. Please show UMAC flyer for event & they will donate 20% back to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Unfortunately we can not do a demonstration ( I tried) but I will be there to sell raffle tickets for the charity and there is still class at UMAC on that day.

Survival Bracelets for St. Jude! We will be making them on Thursday November 29th from 6 to 7:45 p.m. We could use some extra “elf’s” to help us make more –  so if you already know how to make these bracelets or you are 8 years old or older, please see Sifu – we could really use your help. Thank you!

The Polar Express at Thorpe Elementary School in Danvers!
Saturday December 1st from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Address is Avon Street in Danvers MA

Our first fundraiser with the Danvers Public School! Thank you to Dr. Lisa Dana & Principal Rita Ward for donating the space to us. And a special Thank you goes out to Brittany Raesly at Daily Harvest Cafe for donating the hot chocolate & to Stop & Stop for donating the cookies. We appreciate your help.  We will be showing the movie The Polar Express & serving hot chocolate and holiday cookies. Tickets are on sale now Adult $5.00 & Child $3.00 – All proceeds go to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Don’t forget to wear your pajamas & to bring a pillow and a blanket. Parking & entrance is in the back of the building.

Leadership Monthly Class Thursday December 6th from 5 – 5:45 p.m. Please bring Nunchaku’s to class with you. We will be working with this weapon for November, December & January. If you do not own a pair, please see Sifu Pasquale to place you order. We have 2 sizes and the cost is 20.00

Fundraiser at Five Below – Present your flyer on Friday December 7th, Saturday December 8th or Sunday December 9th at the checkout and 10% of your total purchases will be donated back to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

If you’ve never been to a Five Below, it’s a bargain-hunter’s dream jam-packed with sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, collectibles, bath and body, candy, snacks and beverages, room decor and storage, stationery and school supplies, books, electronic accessories, novelty and “gag” items, seasonal items plus much more. And the best part is everything is $1 to $5! Store is located in the Liberty Tree Mall near the Marshall’s entrance.

3 Tips to Enjoy Stress-Free Holidays Saturday, December 8, 2012 12:00-1:00pm Join us for this special workshop presented by Nat Couropmitree. After 60-minutes, you’ll walk away with 3 simple tips that will have you feeling more relaxed, centered and at peace throughout this holiday season and beyond. Cost: $10 Please  Pre -register. 50% of proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Polar Express at UMAC Studio!
Saturday December 15th 6 – 8:00 p.m.
Our most popular event for the entire family where we watch the movie The Polar Express & serve hot chocolate and holiday cookies. There is no charge for this event – it’s Sifu & my way of saying thank you to everyone for being a member here at our academy. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas and to bring a pillow and a blanket. We will also have a special visist from someone in red.

UMAC will be closed for the Christmas Holiday week
Monday December 24th through Tuesday January 1st
We want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday & a successful New Year.
Let’s focus on making 2013 the best year ever!

Leadership Monthly Class Thursday January 3rd  2013  5 – 5:45 p.m.

Each student can bring in something for a show & tell to present during their Leadership Monthly Intensive class. Here are a few ideas: A special hobby or activity, musical instrument, artwork, something they made, a prize, trophy or a ribbon they won, something to do with girl scouts or boy scouts, church etc. Be creative and have fun! Sifu is going to pick the 3 most creative shows & tells to be presented to the class during the week. Each student should prepare ahead of time a short paragraph to read in class.

Thank you!

Sifu Pasquale
Head Instructor, 3rd Degree Black Belt, R.Y.T.
United Martial Arts Center
20 Locust Street, Suite 100
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 762-0454

UMAC supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a Partner in Hope. Please consider  Becoming a “Partner in Hope” for St. Jude! For as little as $19.00 a month you can make a huge difference. Join me in saving children’s lives at:


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