About United Studios of Self Defense

United Studios of Self Defense (USSD) is the largest martial arts school Franchise in North America. Since 1968, our students have studied a modernized self-defense system based on Kempo-style martial arts.

About USSD San Francisco:

We have been the neighborhood Martial Arts school in San Francisco since 1995. Locally owned and operated, we are the only self-defense studio of its kind in San Francisco.

Why United Studios of Self Defense?

  • Experienced Black Belt Instructors

  • Highly Developed Training Program

  • Proven and Effective Self Defense System

  • Professional and Safe Environment

Martial Arts for Kids Believing in yourself starts early.

Kids love United Studios of Self Defense

Kids love our Martial Arts Training Programs.

Kids Ages 6-11 Preschool 3-5

Martial Arts for Adults Give yourself and Edge.

Kids love United Studios of Self Defense

Why have a routine when you can have an adventure?

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Contact Info

United Studios Of Self Defense, San Francisco

  • 2424 Lombard Street (between Divisadero St and Scott St) Marina District
    San Francisco CA 94123
  • Dojo Hours: MON-FRI 2 PM - 8 PM; SAT 9 AM - 1 PM

United Studios of Self Defense Fifty Year Anniversary

United Studios of Self Defense celebrated fifty years of service in 2018.



A Proven System

United Studios Of Self Defense has been the pioneer in the teaching of martial arts, for self defense, on an instructor/student basis.

Each student receives individual and group instruction on a weekly basis.

Students may progress at their own pace and focus on their needs and interests.

USSD’s unique self-defense system allows the beginner and advanced student alike to adjust the techniques to fit their physical ability, strengths and limitations.

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Contact Info

United Studios Of Self Defense, San Francisco

  • 2424 Lombard Street (between Divisadero St and Scott St) Marina District
    San Francisco CA 94123
  • Dojo Hours: MON-FRI 2 PM - 8 PM; SAT 9 AM - 1 PM