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Demonstration Videos

These videos are meant to illustrate principles of the kenpo style, and not for the purpose of instruction.


advantages of kenpo

United Studios of Self Defense teaches Shaolin Kenpo, a mixture of Karate, Kung Fu, and Ju Jitsu. What makes United Studios of Self Defense unique from other programs is that we tailor our program to fit the needs of the individual student instead of molding the student to fit the art. So whether your a beginner or experienced martial artist, whether you have physical limitations or are a professional athlete, or you're simply one of the many people looking for something fun, challenging, and rewarding, we have a program for you!

The United Studios of Self Defense system is highly effective because the wealth of material allows you, the student, to use whatever techniques work best for you. Since no two people or situations are alike, instructors at United Studios try to prepare students for all self defense situations. Listed below are just some of the things we teach:

  • More than 120 kicking techniques

  • Over 300 hand strikes

  • More than 100 pressure points

  • 30 different stances

  • 6 different blocking systems

  • 38 Required Forms

  • 108 defensive maneuvers

  • Techniques against club, knives, and gun attacks

  • Practice drills to hone your defensive skills

Advanced material including Shaolin Forms learned from the Shaolin Monks

Weapon forms using:

  • Katana Sword

  • Wakasashi Sword

  • Wax wood staff

  • Bo Staff

  • Chinese Broadsword

  • Nunchukas

  • Sai

  • Shaolin Spear

Advantage of United Studios of Self Defense
Professional Black Belt Instructors

We continually upgrade the teaching skills of all United Studios of Self Defense Black Belt Instructors. Our effective United Studios of Self Defense Martial Arts System will give you the upper hand in situations that can happen anytime, anywhere.


Believing in yourself starts early! At United Studios of Self Defense, we work hard to make your child's first experience with the Martial Arts a safe and productive one. Young people must have personal goals and a caring support system to make their dreams a reality.

We will help your child become a strong and productive member of society armed with character, strong self-discipline and a healthy self-image.

Equipped with these positive attributes, your child will have the inner strength needed to avoid the many temptations children face today.

Strong people are the cornerstone of a strong society and nation. Your child's present and future success and happiness, is important to all United Studios' Instructors. We place a special emphasis on the mental attributes of concentration, patience and self-control as we explore the physical principles of balance, timing and perfecting Martial Arts technique.

Benefits for Teens and Adults

A discipline, sport, art and way of life, the Martial Arts offers the adult student many unique benefits. You may be a professional looking for that added mental edge in business, or someone who just wants to feel stronger and be more energetic

Studies have shown for years that adults who exercise have lower blood pressure, increased muscular strength, better flexibility and less body fat than those adults who do not exercise. They can also cope with high levels of stress and have a more confident self-image.

With a goal of successful practice and application in mind, each class consists of effective self defense training and drills, plus various exercise and stretching routines.

Flexible Training Programs

Students may schedule their private lesson(s) to best fit their schedule. Also, a student may enroll for one month to as many as four years at a time, based on their personal needs and goals.

“Avoid rather than check; check rather than block; block rather than strike; strike rather than hurt; hurt rather than maim; maim rather than kill—for all life is precious.”


My boys (9, 12) have been going to USSD for a year and a half now and they love it. The instructors at the dojo do a great job of teaching the kids self defense and the five principles, effort, etiquette, sincerity, self-control and character. They also manage to make it fun. The kids have two group classes a week, one private lesson and then sparring on the weekend. I think the sparring (with protective gear) is fantastic because if my boys happen to get in a real fight they won't panic and will be able to defend themselves. I also like the fact that the instructor stresses that only way to win a fight is to avoid getting into one. USSD is a great program and there are always specials that allow for a free trial.

Jennifer S.

Livermore, CA

Three years later, and we're still here! My daughter is progressing well, and Mike continues to find ways to challenge her while respecting the fact that she doesn't want so spar with the boys. Her confidence is good and she really likes the other kids and instructors. I like that Mike organizes parties for the dojo - movie nights, pool parties, etc. And it's not just for kids. The adult classes are challenging as well from what I've seen.

M C.

Livermore, CA


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