Sensei Sean Nolan

Sean Nolan

Owner and Head instructor

“I became a coach because I love being a student. It means everything to me to help others up the mountain that I am climbing with them.”

After achieving black belt in 2008, Nolan went on to become owner and head coach of one of the largest and most successful Mixed Martial Arts academies in New York City, where he was renowned for highly technical instruction, innovative teaching methods and motivational skill. Besides his deep love for teaching, Nolan has been a teammate and training partner for numerous UFC and Bellator fighters and knows what it takes to achieve at the highest levels, both on the mat and off.

“We will never ask you to do things that are beyond your capabilities. Instead, we will guide you through the obstacles you encounter and grow your capabilities, one step at a time.”

Whether child or adult; from the new and nervous beginner to the experienced practitioner, Coach Nolan and Union will support you every step of the way toward your goals.


Please join us and experience the instruction and motivation at Union!