FOUNDER'S STORY

A journey of life learning through partnership.

Deundra

Co-Founder
Mother and grandmother first and foremost, Deundra Hundon serves as Co-Owner of UMAA, Inc. She has worked in the field of education for more than 17 years, holds a degree in business administration and has 22 years of experience in office management. Deundra is very involved in her area and connects well with many types of people across all communities. It is these qualities that have helped her manage the day to day finance, marketing and customer relations at UMAA. She has an innovative work style and is always open to feedback and new ideas. She encourages dialogue with her husband, the other instructors and the students UMAA works with on a daily basis. Most importantly, she believe strongly in attention to details and carries this through all of her work and interactions. Deundra is an alumni of the Renaissance Entrepreneur Center Business Planning program, a lifetime member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority and former member of the US Army Reserves.

James

Co-Founder
Professor Hundon has over 45 years experience in the martial arts. He is the co-founder of Universal Martial Arts Academy and UMAA Defensive Tactics; and the creator of Small Circle Ju Trap Boxing. His titles include 7th Degree Black Belts in both Small Circle Jujitsu and Kyohuejitsumae; a second degree Black Belt in Sugar Ryu Jujitsu; black belts in Chinese Kenpo and Kodokan Jujitsu; Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do Concepts and Filipino Martial Arts under Sigung Paul Vunak; the locking specialist and member of Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association, founded by Harinder Singh; a certified Master Defensive Tactics instructor with Force Options Tactical Training Solutions (listed with the International Martial Arts Council of America-Law Enforcement Division); a certified Defensive Tactics Edged Weapons instructor with Progressive Fighting Systems; a certified Baton Instructor with Personal Safety Training Incorporated and Force Options; and an Advanced Instructor in Serrada Escrima under Master Khalid Khan. Professor Hundon is currently working on his Master’s Certification in Serrada Escrima under Grandmaster Darren Tibon, founder of Angel’s Disciples. Professor Hundon has also studied Capoeira Angola extensively, as well as Shorinji Kenpo and boxing. Professor Hundon has been training law enforcement officers since the 1970′s. He has extensive experience in the security industry, both armed and unarmed.