About Us

Universal Martial Arts has been around the Cape Girardeau and Jackson, Mo. area for over 30 years.
 
 Mr. Michael Hester is a  second degree black belts with over 30 years of experience. He was trained by Mr. Stass Huff and various other Instructors. Mr. Huff is a fifth degree Black Belt with over 40 years of experience. Mr. Huff started this school many years ago in the garage of his house and has continued to grow the school ever since, turning out an abundance of very capable and honorable martial artist. Mr. Hester is carrying on the tradition.
 
At Universal, we strive to teach the best self defense possible. We are constantly looking at all styles of martial arts to combine with our own knowledge to find the best techniques for any situation that may come about.
 
Universal Martial Arts is currently located in the same building as Nearly Perfect Crossfit.