Urban Revolution Martial Arts was founded by Mr. Joe Granieri & Mrs. Julia Granieri​ in 2012.  They are originally from Jacksonville, Florida under the instruction of Grand Master Bill Clark.  


After almost 2 decades of training and teaching Martial Arts in Florida, they decided to further their career and build a family together in North Carolina.  Mr. & Mrs. Granieri had been teaching for 4 years in Charlotte prior to opening URMA in the Arboretum.  


Through their Martial Arts Instruction, they have taught over 1,500 families in the Charlotte area. In addition to teaching in the academy, they have also been volunteers for local elementary, middle, and high schools.  

Meet The Team

Joe Granieri

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Co-Founder URMA 

Instructor & Program Director

4th Degree Black Belt

Founder of the UTL 

Julia Levy Granieri

    Co-Founder URMA

    Chief Instructor

    5th Degree Black Belt

    Halli Gomez

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    Assistant Instructor

    3rd Degree Black Belt