professional martial arts instruction
Master Kikin Ucelo
Mr. Luis "Kikin" Ucelo was born in March 1979, at his birth,
his father and Master Miguel Ucelo, was already a
black belt and owner of a Wado Ryu Karate School. With
the objective of having always personal supervision over
his son, GMaster Ucelo took him to the Karate School
with him where he grew inside the Do-Jang seeing his
father kick, punch and teach Martial Arts. Master Kikin
had great experience at his short age, seeing his father
so dedicated was and is for him the most influential model.
He has also had the opportunity to to train under and
with famous martial artists and Hollywood celebrities.
In 1993, Master Kikin obtained his black belt and since
then he started developing his teaching abilities, following
his father/Masters' footsteps.
Master Kikin Ucelo has an extensive competition background winning various awards, medals and trophies through out the years. Having won 1996 - 2000 the World United Martial Arts Championship in both forms and sparring as well as in Korea in 2009. Now he holds big pride in helping his students achieve their own victories, both in life as well as in the ring.
Master Kikin Ucelo opened the first UMA Arizona location March of 2001and then went on to open Ucelo Martial Arts Phoenix location in September of 2003, and is continuing to follow his dream and passion of teaching martial arts and keeping the UCELO name alive and strong. In 2012, Master Kikin Ucelo obtained his 5th. Dan in Tae Kwon Do and 5th. Dan in Hapkido, is also a Black belt in Karate Do and Kobudo, and also trains in the the art of Brazilian Jiu jitsu where he now holds a brown belt.