In today’s society, everyone can and should have the skills to defend themselves. USSD’s process for teaching self-defense is founded upon a system of Martial Arts used by the Shaolin monks that is over two thousand years old.
The USSD system of self-defense is uniquely organized and you will learn:
More than 120 kicking techniques
Over 300 hand strikes
More than 100 pressure points
30 different stances
6 different blocking systems
38 practice forms
108 defenses against club attacks, knives, and guns
Practice drills to hone your defensive skills It is our goal to inspire strength, discipline, confidence and focus in our students, to help them discover their inner leader. I believe every child has the potential to be a leader, they just need someone to believe in them. As a parent myself, I understand the challenges of raising a confident and focused child in an age where there are more distractions than ever.
We teach all of our members to focus on and be present in the moment. In this age of distractions and sensory overload, this is a skill which returns immediate results in all aspects of one's life. Here are some interesting facts about United Studios of Self Defense:
Our members are from all walks of life - we have students, attorneys, doctors, engineers, military and law enforcement all training in a fun, team-oriented family environment.
We have kids that have been training for years that leave to top colleges and universities in the country, thanks in part to the discipline and focus on hard work they learned through martial arts. This is something we take a great amount of pride in.
There are always new generations of individuals and families coming in to pursue the ongoing legacy. It is a tradition in martial arts to pass down the knowledge one receives in their training and many students become instructors, often ending up owning their own schools.
And while the kids have their fun, our adult program is second to none. From traditional martial arts to more modern self-defense styles, there is something for everyone at United Studios of Self Defense. If you are looking to burn major calories, learn self-defense moves and get in the best shape of your life, you must come and check out our adult program.
Imagine yourself as a stronger, more confident individual in the best shape of your life. I want to personally invite you to take advantage of our introductory trial offer, and turn that vision into a reality.
It would be a privilege to meet you and your child to have them step into the wonderful world of martial arts.
Master Richard Black has been studying Martial Arts since 1971 in various styles Master Black has dedicated the past 35 + years sharing his knowledge with his students (Men, Woman and Children). He has trained and taught in many of the combat arts such stick and knife fighting. He has also taught ...More
Master Richard Black has been studying Martial Arts since 1971 in various styles Master Black has dedicated the past 35 + years sharing his knowledge with his students (Men, Woman and Children). He has trained and taught in many of the combat arts such stick and knife fighting. He has also taught many seminars on De-escalation and disarmament.
Master Black while teaching and cultivating hundreds of instructors that have gone on to teach as instructors for United Studio of Self Defense as well as teaching for many other martial arts studios throughout the United States. He has molded self-defense techniques for all demographics and of all different physical abilities. His understanding of martial arts is instrumental in him breaking down techniques to make them easy to learn and effective with use.
In 2013, in China at the Shaolin Temple, he was promoted to Hanshi, teacher of Masters. In 2018 he was promoted to the rank of 9th Degree Black Belt - Hachidan at the Shaolin Temple. He has served as United Studio of Self Defense senior Instructor for all USSD.
At the 2022 USSD Master Extravaganza, Professor Mattera announced that Hanshi Black was promoted to the head of United Studios of Self Defense by being bestowing the honorable title of Dai Soke.
Dai Soke Black currently resides in Las Vegas and continues to train high ranking black belts throughout the county.Less
Victoria Hetey has over 35 years’ experience the Martial Arts and has studied the art forms of Karate, Judo, Iadio (Japanese Sword) and Shaolin Kempo. A native from New York, she has instructed martial arts classes on both the east and west coasts. After completing, the USSD Martial Arts Instructo...More
Victoria Hetey has over 35 years’ experience the Martial Arts and has studied the art forms of Karate, Judo, Iadio (Japanese Sword) and Shaolin Kempo. A native from New York, she has instructed martial arts classes on both the east and west coasts. After completing, the USSD Martial Arts Instructors Academy, she has taught for several United Studios of Self Defense studios. She has been training under Dai Soke Black for over 30 years and had the opportunity to travel with USSD to train at the Shaolin Temple in China.
Ms. Hetey loves working with all ages and all community groups such as homeschoolers, children and young adults with disabilities and senior citizens. She coordinates and teaches woman’s self-defense classes and events, weapons classes, and martial arts summer camps.
She has over 25 years of experience in the Entertainment Industry working for The Directors’ Guild of America, animation, and video production companies on several independent film projects in Los Angeles. In Las Vegas, Victoria worked with multiply companies as Public Relations Manager and in Video Production dealing with local Las Vegas talent.Less
Matthew Leiva, a 3rd Degree Black Belt, has been with United Studios of Self Defense for 10 years, training and teaching the martial arts at the Anthem Hills studio. His training began at a young age after an eventful career day at school which led him to aspire to be a karate instructor. He teachi...More
Matthew Leiva, a 3rd Degree Black Belt, has been with United Studios of Self Defense for 10 years, training and teaching the martial arts at the Anthem Hills studio. His training began at a young age after an eventful career day at school which led him to aspire to be a karate instructor. He teaching to students of all ages but enjoys introducing children and teenagers to martial arts and how they can utilize it in their everyday lives. He is a great role model to the students and is always positive and prepared with a joke or witty quote for the class.
A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Leiva has made his home Las Vegas. He enjoys making music, cooking, and finding ways to better improve the students experience here at Anthem dojo through many different facets!Less
I noticed right away Mr. Jenson's remarkable ability to manage a class, creating a safe and welcoming environment, while maintaining an expectation of focus and discipline. The knowledge and skills he posseses are impressing and he takes the time to get to know the kids, meeting them at their level. In just a few months, my son has learned not only a number of self defense techniques but also self-discipline, confidence and teamwork. I couldn't be more pleased with our experience at USSD. This is a studio where belt ranks are earned and not simply given.
I've been attending for about a year and a half now and I must say it is a mind blowing experience that changed my life. The instructors are very hands on in the development of their students and they care. What I have noticed is that they don't have a cookie cutter approach for all the students. They customize their lessons according to your needs. If you come to sign up, they'll ask you specifically why you are enrolling. Weight Loss? More Confidence? Focus? Simply just for fun? They develop lessons according to whatever your needs may be. I have trained under multiple instructors and they all are extremely knowledgeable. If you are interested in pursing the martial arts, this is where it's at.
Good energy. It’s a place that reminds you that you never give up in life and you always choose honor.
My daughter has been training under Master Black's watchful eye for years. She is now 13 and currently a Third Degree Brown belt. She still looks forward to every class! He & his staff have always treated her with fairness and respect while making learning fun for all. If you spoke with her she'd tell you it's a beautiful studio, they have a lot of training weapons, and that she has gained much confidence. Words can not express how good we both feel every time I need to give her a bit more freedom and she says "I know Mom, I'll be careful, I don't want to use them but if I need them I have skills!" I highly recommend!
We started here this summer and my son is so excited about learning Karate! He loves the dojo and Master Black.
Confidence, Skills & Technique, Self-Control - I have learned so much more than this while studying with Hanshi Black. I wish every girl, every child, every adult was taught self defense. Words cannot express how grateful I am for my martial arts.
Great Self-defense studio for all ages and family friendly! Sensei Chris is very welcoming and knowledgeable. Classes for beginners to advanced and they...
Nice people. They have a good community and everyone is friendly. Other students are helpful. Wish I were in town more often, I would love that go more. Great workout too.
I started training at USSD Caughlin Ranch about a year ago. Not only are the martial arts skills useful, but the workouts help to build core strength, cardiovascular health, and overall physical...
My son has been practicing martial arts with Master Black at United Studios of Self Defense for 7 years. In that time, my son has grown both in skills and in his self-confidence. Master Black and his instructors at USSD have been instrumental in my son’s development into a strong, disciplined, respectful young man. He has made great friends and has learning valuable lessons that will service him the rest of his life. I could not be happier with our experience at USSD and give Master Black and his instructors my highest recommendation.
For the past year, my two kids have been learning self-defense and self-control amid this wonderful atmosphere of mutual respect. The teachers are skillful martial artists as well as excellent role models. It's not our first experience at a dojo and I can't imagine that there is a better one anywhere. I simply couldn't be more satisfied with our experience at USSD Anthem.
My son started taking classes at USSD in May of 2022 and we couldn't be more pleased with the quality of the instructors and the Shaolin Kempo Karate training and technique. We feel so fortunate to have Soki Richard Black and his extraordinary staff training my son: 4th degree black belt Mrs. Victoria, 3rd degree black belt Mr. Matthew, black belt Mr. Conrad, 1st degree black belt Mr. Jack, and many other wonderful instructors. If you want to see if this is the right fit for you, they also offer a free private lesson to introduce you to the program. I rate this five out of five stars, and I would rate it a 10 if I could!
Every instructor at United Studios of Self Defense is absolutely excellent! The are great with all the students; very understanding and caring. They focus on discipline, respect, and helping others. We (my daughter and I) love being apart of this dojo family. It’s an honor to be taught by Master Black. I highly, highly recommend them!!! Very Proud.
My son has been at United Studios of Self Defense for a year now and he as loved it since day one. The instructors are incredibly friendly and teach with the perfect balance of fun and discipline. My son looks forward to classes every week.
I love that USSD teaches traditional kempo with a clear understanding of how to apply martial arts in real life situations. The classes also help promoted better focus, confidence and fun! USSD is simply the best!
My daughter Sumi have been attending United Studio of Self Defense for over 2 years, she looks forward every session and every event they have going on... form Ninja Night, Buddy month to summer camps.
Master Black have an amazing team and an amazing place. I strongly recommend USSD to the young one and the adults .
Thank you, guys, for all you do!