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WWU Credited Martial Arts Class – Spring Quarter

UMA instructor Rob Eis will teach the “Beginning Martial Arts” class at Western Washington University starting this Spring. This is a 1-credit course that meets twice a week. Monday/Wednesday from 11:00-11:50am at the Wade King Recreation Center in room #222. About the Subject: This course incorporates four systems: Escrima, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, and Defensive Tactics. These arts […]

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WWU Credited Kickboxing Class – Fall, Winter, Spring Quarters

UMA instructor Rob Eis teaches the “Beginning Kickboxing” class at Western Washington University. This is a 1-credit course that meets twice a week. Tuesday/Thursday from 11:00-11:50am at the Wade King Recreation Center in room #222. About the Subject: Kickboxing historically developed from the arts of Karate, Muay Thai, and Western Boxing. It is practiced for self-defense, […]

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WWU Self Defense Fitness Class for Faculty, Staff, and Students

This class is open for all WWU faculty, staff, and students.  First class is free so come check it out!! Location: Wade King Recreation Center’s MAC Court Cost: $35 Time: Friday 12:00-1:00pm Spring Quarter • Begins: Friday 3/31/17 • Ends: Friday 6/9/17 Visit <here> for registration info. (Links are at the bottom of the page; one […]

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Celebrating 35th Anniversary in Martial Arts

I began martial arts in October 1981. To celebrate my 35 years in martial arts, on the 1st class of October I gave all my students in attendance their money back and announced they will train for free the entire month. A way of saying thanks to everyone for the years of support and dedication.  […]

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UMA Receives Award from Volunteer Center of Whatcom County

The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County recently presented me with their “Volunteers with Heart” award. August 2014 marks the 11th year anniversary of my non-profit, volunteer work with the Max Higbee Recreation Center. The following photos are of me teaching my adaptive martial arts program for developmentally disabled adults in Whatcom County. (Photos courtesy of Malinda […]

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Rob Eis is a TRX Certified Personal Trainer

UMA instructor Rob Eis earned his certification at a TRX trainers’ course in Seattle on October 2, 2011. Rob harnessed the full potential of the Suspension Trainer, studying over 70 TRX exercises, modifications, progressions, as well as all the benefits and target muscles of each exercise.   Visit the UMA Combat Conditioning page to see how you can study with […]

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Local Mixed Martial Arts Competitions

With the advent of more and more No-Holds-Barred competitions on television I get more and more inquiries from people saying they want to be an MMA fighter, yet they do not know of any local competition sites, they do not train anywhere, or they do not have a consistent training regimen. Below I have listed […]

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Rob Eis earned his CrossFit Kettlebell certification

Rob Eis earned his CrossFit kettlebell instructor’s certification directly from Jeff Martone in 2008 when he visited the Suquamish tribal police department for a two day in-depth instructor’s course. Martone is the first to implement kettlebell and tactical strength training into a federal law enforcement academy.  He has also served for over 15 years as a […]

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