USSD is the largest martial arts school Franchise 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.
About United Studios of Self Defense, San Francisco:
We have been the neighborhood Martial Arts school in San Francisco for twenty-three years. Locally owned and operated since 1995, we are the only self-defense
studio of its kind in San Francisco.
Why United Studios of Self Defense?
Our mission is to improve the lives of our students, through the practice of the Martial Arts. New students can expect:
Recognizing and avoiding dangerous situations. Understanding personal strengths and weaknesses. Seeing and using weaknesses of attackers to defeat them
and avoid injury or death. Protecting others when necessary. Limiting damage of strikes, kicks or falls. Being prepared through regular practice and
The physical attribute will increase with the practice of the traditional forms, stances, and as the connection between mind and body increase. Mental
balance comes from feeling strong, capable and confident.
Beginning a challenging task, despite fear, and seeing it through. Responding to challenges with ideas and action.
Regular exercise and movement positively influence physical and mental health.
Practicing Martial Arts skills with a partner or in a class requires mental focus.
Seeing others like you meet challenges you have faced. Using empathy and humility to understand them.
Reflecting on positive experiences, and Identifying with inner strength instead of failure.
Control over one's weaknesses, impulses and emotions.
Reliance on your own judgement, resources, and capabilities, which are defined, excercised, and improved through Martial Arts Training.
Release is achieved through physical exertion, and vocalization (yell). Controlled breathing and meditation reduce stress. Training can be a very fun experience
and reminds us to enjoy life.