United Studios of Self Defense 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.
“Professional staff that is talented and excited to teach. Very family-oriented studio. Great for kids of all ages and adults of all skill levels. Offered free class to try things out, which was great for my family.”
— Haven Pope
USSD has grown to over 80 locations nationwide and counting.
Like the well-nurtured bonsai, the roots of the United Studios family run deep – built on a foundation of traditional values with a modern day approach to self-defense and personal development.
We'll explore the birthplace of the martial arts at the Shaolin Temple, the amazing history of Beijing including the Great Wall of China, the breathtaking beauty of Kyoto, and modern yet historical beauty of Tokyo! Tentative dates are June 28 to July 11!