United Studios of Self Defense

 Carpinteria, Goleta, Santa Barbara

Kids’ Karate

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.

Martial Arts for Teens

The teen years are a wonderful time to learn karate. Studies have shown that teens that are involved in a martial art have enhanced concentration, discipline and self control.

Practicing karate increases motivation & success in school as well as helping to build a healthy respect for authority.

Adult Self Defense

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.

USSD Retreats – Mountains of Utah

A wonderfully enriching experience that introduces students to USSD Masters for meaningful instruction in the amazing mountains of Utah. We focus on the camaraderie, the martial arts, and the beautiful environment. Come receive the best instruction in a serene location and enjoy wonderful food while making friends that will last a lifetime.

Contact or visit one of our studios to Learn More

Visit one of our studios to talk with an instructor and schedule a free lesson for your youngster or for yourself. We have 6 studios on the Central Coast.

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