United Korean Martial Arts Creed

I will develop myself according to the five tenets and avoid situations that would harm my mental and physical health.

 I will honor myself in order to bring out the best in myself.

 I will use what I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and never abuse what I have learned.

**Attitudes and Egos Are Left At The Door**



Juniors - 5pm - 5:50pm
Adults - 5:50pm - 7:30pm


9am - 9:30am - Junior White Belts
10am - 11:30am - Junior Yellow and up, Adults - All
11:30am - 12pm Bodan and up


1st Month Special - $50 which includes uniform and unlimited classes 

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Our Master

RJ Botticello

Master R.J Botticello has over 24 years of Martial Arts experience.  Master Botticello began his Martial Arts study in 1986 under Grandmaster Moo Yong Lee.  He has been teaching since 1994.    

Master Botticello holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do under the World Tae Kwon Do Federation and a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Hapkido under the World Hapkido Federation.  In addition, Master Botticello has achieved ranks in Aikido and Kung Fu.  In 2007, Master Botticello was flown to Korea to receive an award for his dedication of the Martial Arts under the World Tae Kwon Do Federation.

His resume is as follows:

  • 1986 – Started Tae Kwon Do under Grandmaster Moo Yong Lee in East Hartford CT
  • 1992 – Achieved 3rd place, Hwang’s 1st Annual Tournament
  • 1992 – Achieved Bronze Medal in the U.S. Cup in New Britain, CT
  • 1992 – Achieved Outstanding Sparring Student of The Year
  • 1993 – Achieved 1st Dan Tae Kwon Do
  • 1993 – Started teaching classes at United Tae Kwon Do, East Hartford CT
  • 1994 – Achieved Appreciation Award under Grandmaster Moo Young Lee
  • 1994 – Achieved Student of the Year Award under Grandmaster Moo Young Lee
  • 1995 – Achieved 2nd Dan Tae Kwon Do
  • 1995-1997 – Co-founder of The Academy of Martial Arts, Manchester CT
  • 1998 – Achieved 3rd Dan Tae Kwon Do
  • 2000 – Achieved 1st Dan Hapkido under Master McCarty
  • 2000 – Started teaching at Ju Nan Shin Martial Arts Academy in Manchester, CT
  • 2001 – Achieved 4th Dan Tae Kwon Do
  • 2006 – Achieved 2nd Dan Hapkido under Grandmaster Kwang Sik Myung
  • 2006 – Achieved 5th Dan – Master – Tae Kwon Do
  • 2007 – Won honorable Mention in Non-Korean Masters Essay Competition in Seoul, Korea through the Tae Kwon Do Promotion  Foundation.
  • 2008 – Achieved 3rd Dan Hapkido
  • 2010 - Present – United Korean Martial Arts in Manchester, CT Through Manchester PAL
  • 2012 - Achieved 6th Tae Kwon Do

In addition, Master Botticello has held numerous seminars on Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido.  He is dedicated to preserving the traditional values of the Martial Arts.