austin uku

Los Angeles

austin uku

Los Angeles

As far back as I can remember, I've gravitated towards the arts. Both visual arts and the art of movement. Like most stories mine is a journey of consistent evolution. I grew up with a love of art, both visual and movement art. From an early age I discovered I had a gift towards drawing. I aspired to be a comic book artist. Around the same time I also began my journey into the martial art world studying under the great Master Robert Alegria. My foundation was completed when I started playing organised football and began a strength training program my freshman year of high school. In the process of studying hundreds of magazines in an attempt to master drawing the human anatomy, I was able to absorb a great deal of information on how to sculpt it. The coordination and flexibility I gained from my martial arts instruction directly translated to the athletic field. The power lifting I did in the weight room gave me a great appreciation for the benefits of the big lifts, and how to train for athletic success.

All of these early influences helped shape my professional identity to what it is today. I went on to study Fine Art and Physical Education at the University of Arizona on a full athletic scholarship. I have also competed professionally in the sport of MMA working with and assisting the Brazilian Top Team, and Famed wrestling coach Darrell Gholar as a stand up fighting instructor. I was also fortunate enough be featured in several magazines such as Muscle and Fitness and Maximum fitness as a featured athlete.

In my day to day practice I have the opportunity to assist my clients and students in the achievement of their goals using the multitude of skills I mastered during my years of athletic and personal training. My experience with the production of aesthetically pleasing graphic arts design work has also been a factor in the way I train and sculpt the body. Today I get opportunity to work with motivated individuals on a day to day basis and show them how much control they have over how they look and feel. I can't tell you how gratifying it is when the light bulb goes off, and you know. They get it.

  • Work
    • Martial Arts instrustor and strength coach
  • Education
    • Ba Physical Education emphasis on Kinesiology
    • issa CPT, resistance band certified, animal flow