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Scott Yates

Meet Scott Yates

Owner At Ultimate Martial Arts & Kickboxing

The Martial Arts Luminary Behind Ultimate Martial Arts & Kickboxing!


Owner and Chief Instructor at Ultimate Martial Arts & Kickboxing in Atco. Master Scott Yates, 8th-degree black belt  started the martial arts at the age of 10 in 1983, earning his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1991.


Since then he has continued to train with some of the best martial artists worldwide. As a personal assistant and private student of legendary Hapkido teacher Ji, Han Jae (seen in Bruce Lee's Game of Death) Master Yates traveled the world teaching Hapkido in 19 countries. Recently honored by the Korea Hapkido Federation as an 8th Degree Black Belt and the US Director for the organization, he was tasked with hosting the 1st KHF Masters Course in the USA. He currently owns and operates two martial arts schools in South Jersey with our team helping hundreds of families reach their Ultimate potential.


Scott Yates believes in building a strong foundation of self discipline, self-esteem and respect that can be transferred to all the things you love to do – both outside of the school and during training!


Including but not limited to:


  • Academics

  • Various Other Sports

  • Arts and Social Activities

  • Holding Meetings At Work

  • All Aspects of Life


Each class is filled with exciting, hi-energy, age-appropriate drills that have been carefully designed to build strength, stamina, and endurance, as well as develop important life skills. 



Geheem Keller

Scott Yates is fortunate to be assisted by a team of instructors – who are still his active students! As an 8th-degree black belt, Scott Yates and his team impart the wisdom they gained training in Hapkido during Kids Martial Arts, Hapkido, and Fitness Kickboxing classes. Students learn different self-defense techniques, advanced blocks and strikes, joint locks, throws and all the conditioning they need to be healthy and fit!  You've got a lot to look forward to, but only if you START NOW! 
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Damon Widmer


Young Dragons Martial Arts

The Young Dragon program is specifically design for children ages 4-6.  Our curriculum helps teach our martial arts fundamentals through a series of drills and skills while building the focus, coordination and strength required for our Beginner program.


Our Beginner class helps give kids the confidence, self discipline and fitness through our Ultimate Martial Arts system to protect themselves.  Kids will be instructed in a variety of kicks, hand  and interactive self defense techniques with real world application. 

Kids Martial Arts
Teen and Adult Martial Arts Hapkido


Hapkido is the Korean art of Self Defense.  This program will teach self defense from real world scenarios while providing a healthier way of living with various exercises.  Learn proven techniques that have been taught to Militaries & Law Enforcement around the world.


Get in the BEST shape of your life with our HIT fitness kickboxing program!  Burn the calories and build your strength while hitting the heavy bags.  We will teach you the techniques and provide you with coaching and guidance on your nutritional and dietary needs. 

Fitness Kickboxing
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