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Welcome to Cunningham's Ugottawanna Martial Arts!

Home of the American Freedom Form Kenbo-Jitsu (AFFKbJ) System -

a revolutionary HYBRID MMA SYSTEM for realistic self defense

Cunningham's Ugottawanna Martial Arts has been serving Central Illinois from our C.U.M.A. Headquarters School in Petersburg IL. since March of 2004.

We are proud to provide these award winning programs to our ever expanding community:

  • Adult Martial Arts
  • Juniors & Teen Martial Arts
  • Private Martial Arts Instruction
  • RIPSTRAKE Personal Protection
  • Group/Corporate Seminars

Experience the

Cunningham’s Ugottawanna Martial Arts Difference !!!

At Cunningham’s Ugottawanna Martial Arts and Family Fitness Center, it is all about YOU ! We don’t focus on what we’ve done in the past or how great WE are … but what we can do better than anyone else for you, your family and our community.

It is our vision to build our schools full of ever-developing, happy, fit, motivated, energetic people …people having fun and learning practical and effective self-defense skills as well as valuable life skills that will benefit them the rest of their lives.

 It is our mission to help you set and achieve your individual goals one step at a time, gain greater confidence and self-esteem… and adopt and exhibit our famous “UGOTTAWANNA” attitude that never quits nor refuses to give up (regardless of the endeavor).

“This WILL change your life!”

Some students join our exciting Martial Arts program to learn physical, mental and psychological skills to protect themselves and their loved ones and end up getting in the best shape of their lives. Others come to take advantage of one of our fun and convenient Fitness Programs and end up enrolling in one of the Martial Arts programs as they come to realize their nearly countless and associated benefits. Whether you are 4 years old or 94, Cunningham’s Ugottawanna Martial Arts can give you the tools and attitude to reach a level of your potential you never dreamed of, helping us to achieve OUR goal of “Making America Stronger…One Black Belt at a Time !”

Choosing the right Martial Arts program is far more important than one might initially think. They are not all created and executed equally. Please take the time to read through our site and see what makes our school among the top 1% of Personal Protection/ Character Building Martial Arts schools in the country. Once you truly get to know us you’ll choose us ! See what Cunningham’s Ugottawanna Martial Arts and 24/7 Family Fitness Center…and theCunningham’s Ugottawanna Martial Artsdifference… can do for you…and your family!

"A year from now you'll wish you started TODAY!"

"It is not the size of the dog in the fight... It's the size of the fight in the dog!"


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Cunningham's Ugottawanna Martial Arts  currently provides martial arts, personal protection, self defense, mma, boxing, wrestling, karate, jiujitsu, weapons instruction, cardio, cardio kickboxing, fitness and other excellent programs to central Illinois including Petersburg, Greenview, Athens, Pleasant Plains, Mason City, Ashland, Chandlerville, Havana, Williamsville, Sherman and Springfield.

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