About United Studios of Self Defense (USSD)

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:

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United Studios of Self Defense Fifty Year Anniversary

United Studios of Self Defense celebrates 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.

The USSD Private Training program allows students to progress at their own pace and to 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
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