Resource Page

Below are some resources you may find useful:

Equipment

Combat Sports International – Everything you could possibly need for the grappling arts, striking arts, & traditional arts.
Ringside Boxing & Top Contender – boxing wraps, bag gloves, boxing gear, shin guards
Bushido Martial Arts Supplies (Surrey, B.C. Canada) – Excellent “wristwrap” grappling gloves. Great low price w/ Canadian exchange rate.
www.karatemart.com – low low prices on wrap gloves!
Revgear – boxing equipment
Fairtex – muay thai kickboxing equipment
Big 5 Sporting Goods – for local equipment shopping

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Books & Magazines

Recommended Reading list @ Amazon.com
Powell’s Bookstore – Portland, Oregon
BlackBelt Magazine
Classical Fighting Arts Magazine
Bellingham Public Library

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Nutritional Needs

Whatcom Food Co-op
Super Supplements
Supplement Warehouse

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Other local Martial Arts & fitness schools

Western Washington University Judo Club -(Judo club has transitioned to the YMCA)
The Action Pit
Karate Quest
Bellingham Mixed Martial Arts
Universal Solutions Martial Arts
Pure Fitness Martial Arts
Birch Bay Shotokan Karate
Lane’s Tiger Crane Gung Fu Academy
Pacific Northwest Karate Center
Kulshan Aikikai Aikido Club
Whatcom Family YMCA
WEAVE -Women’s Empowerment and Violence Education (division of WWU Student Affairs / Academic Support Services)
Cutting Edge Training

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Information about Bellingham

Bellingham Washington Official Website
Bellingham Community Information Website – community events & activities calendar available

Moving to Bellingham?

Bellingham Real Estate

How to Wrap Your Hands:

Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.

Dave Barry
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Getting in shape has been a battle for me most of my life. I have gone through spurts of regular jogging, lifting, and trying to eat healthier, but it always seemed to taper off at some point, due to an illness or some other stress in my life, and I found myself back at square one, back in my old eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. After a few weeks of class at UMA, I noticed that not only did I feel healthier and in better shape, I was actually looking forward to going to class and working out. Learning about self-defense has made getting in shape a secondary outcome, and my newfound optimism about working out doesn’t come from looking healthier, but from the fact that I know I’m developing toughness, mental discipline, and valuable skills.

~ Noel Abbott, Web Developer

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