Master Chris Berlow has been married to his wife Kathy for over 20 years and has five children: Brandon, Andrew, Timmy, Stefanie and Kimberly with dog, Kodiak. He owns, operates and still teaches at United Martial Arts Centers in Briarcliff Manor, NY.
Master Berlow is a 6th degree black belt in Taekwondo, a former National Level Competitor and an avid practitioner who has been training for over 30 years and works diligently to share his passion with as many people as he can. He continues to train daily and is under the tutelage of Grandmaster Byung Min Kim, whom he visits on a weekly basis.
His school, UMAC Briarcliff has won numerous national awards including, "School of the Year", by industry organizations. In 2012 he received the "Best in Westchester" award, a prestigious award out of over 150 Martial Arts schools in Westchester County.
Master Berlow has just authored a new book called, "It's Not about the Belt", which has taken years and years of his teaching and philosophy and put into an easy to read manuscript that will surely positively impact the aspiring martial artist or someone intrigued by its philosophies. On its first day release, "It's Not about the Belt" became the #1 Hottest New Release on Amazon and hit the top 20 in The Best Seller Category.
He is also the co-author of an Amazon Best Seller, "YOU Have Infinite Power", which he wrote with Rick Wollman, Nick Palumbo and Master Paul Melella of Empowered Mastery. He travels across the country with Empowered Mastery giving seminars and coaching individuals to live with passion and purpose.
Master Berlow is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys Mountain Biking, Snowboarding and hiking. In 2012, he and his wife hiked the Grand Canyon to raised over $30,000 for Leukemia. His favorite quote, "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right" by Henry Ford, inspires him to always think positively to get the positive results. It works! Master Berlow has committed his life to helping everyone believe that they can achieve anything they set their mind to and to use that positive mindset to live a more meaningful and fulfilled life.
Lastly, Master Chris Berlow would like to show appreciation to all who have helped him become the Martial Artist he is today. He would like to acknowledge and recognize Grandmaster Ed Ciarfella and Grandmaster Byung Min Kim for all of their guidance and support. Grandmaster Kim has taught Master Berlow to train everyday and continue to grow as a Martial Artist. He believes that as we get older, we will improve as long as we continue to train consistently and regularly. That is the same message that Master Berlow would like to send to all of the UMAC students.