Mr. Mike Rush is the owner and one of the instructors at UMMA. Mr. Rush’s Martial Arts background started as a kid training with his father who was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, wrestling and self defense. His father served 20 years in the Military and Special Forces.
Mr. Mike Rush furthered his Tae Kwon Do to 3rd degree black belt while training with Master IL Young Kong for twelve years. Master Kong was one of the pioneers of Tae Kwon Do and Military combat fighting techniques.
For the last ten years Mr. Rush has cross-trained in Martial Arts. Believing a person should have well rounded fighting and self-defense skills. From Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing, Etc. Over the last ten years he has done his cross training of Mixed Martial Arts with some of the best. Jay Martinez (submissions), Danny Zamora (boxing), John Mcphail (Muay Thai), Vernon White, Guy Metzger, Josh Barnett, Ken Shamrock and Erick Paulson who has become a good friend and business associate.
Mr. Mike Rush is also a Licensed Match Maker with the State Of California’s Athletic Commission for professional Mixed Martial Art fights.