Mr. Rangel


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Chris Rangel

Ultimate Martial Arts is led by 6th Degree Black Belt Master Chris Rangel. Mr. Rangel has over 40 years of martial arts experience and is UMA's Owner and Head Instructor. He is a current student of world famous Black Belt Hall of Fame instructor and founder of the Ernie Reyes World West Coast Martial Arts Association, Master Ernie Reyes Sr. He has a B.S. in Fitness and Nutrition Consultation and an Associates degree in Allied Health. He was a former member of The World Class Athletes Program hosted by the U.S. Army Tae Kwon Do Team at Ft. Carson, Colorado.

School History

Returning to Newton after college and a year serving in Desert Storm, Mr. Rangel opened his first school in 1992 in the basement of a chicken hatchery on N. Main. After 10 years at this location, Mr. Rangel purchased a small building on 5th Street. This move proved beneficial and the school grow much more rapidly than expected thus requiring another move. McCall's Shoes on Main Street became for sale and Mr. Rangel purchased and renovated 1/2 of this building. This new location provided better visibility and again the school outgrew its space.UMA then moved to the Chisholm Trail Factory Outlet Mall where UMA was housed in a 10,000 square foot space in the mall. It was a great location just off I-35 with lots of parking and other shopping. After 5 years at the mall, the studio was again outgrowing its space and moved in February 2013 to its current location at the old Starlite Skating Rink, 130 E. 3rd Street in downtown Newton. In addition to martial arts classes, you can now book a skating party too!


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What does Mr. Rangel like?

  • Reese's peanut butter cups
  • Going to the movies
  • Watching his kid's play sports
  • Working out
  • Eating Mexican food

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