USSD is the largest martial arts school in North America. Since 1968, our students have studied USSD’s unique system of Kempo-style martial arts from the finest instructors in the United States. From the earliest beginnings nearly 2000 years ago, the martial arts have been steeped in tradition. Nowhere else will you feel that sense of rich history than at a USSD studio.

A Professional Program to Fit Every Need

USSD Management TeamWhether you’re a beginner or experienced martial artist, United Studios of Self Defense has a program to fit your needs. Men, women and children of all ages and professions participate in our Private & Group Training Programs.

The United Studios of Self Defense System is an ever-changing wealth of knowledge that is always interesting and fun to learn. At United Studios, you’re not just another student. You will realize your full potential, because you are special to us.

To insure top quality instruction, all Instructors must graduate with honors from the United Studios Instructors Academy. The Academy is taught by Senior Instructors that have been training in Kempo and other martial arts and managing studios for over ten years. Our Instructors must constantly refine their teaching and organizational skills to make your Martial Arts training experience exciting and enjoyable. Upon completion of this unique training course, we certify them to teach the United Studios of Self Defense System. Fully qualified, they are prepared to help you with all aspects of your Martial Arts’ Training.

Instructors participate in weekly training sessions taught by Master Instructors as well as 10th Degree Black Belt and United Studios founder Professor Charles Mattera.