Why Choose United Studios of Self Defense over other Martial Arts Programs?

By Linda

United Studios of Self Defense has been an integral part of the Belmont community since 1994. We are a family-oriented school which offers martial arts classes to Men, Women, and children.

United Studios of Self Defense originally started in New Jersey in 1968 by Professor Charles Mattera, 10th Degree Black Belt. It is due to the Professors knowledge and our constant training as Professional Instructors that we are able to pass on thousands of years of knowledge that is directly linked to the Shaolin Temple in China. The Kempo system is a mixture of Shaolin Kung-fu, karate, and jiu-jitsu. Every skill from punching to kicking to weapons is taught. We also have dozens of Shaolin forms that have been passed down to us from the Shaolin Temple.

United Studios Belmont has a large adult population and it is an equally mixed group of Men and Women. Many of our adult students are parents of our younger students but there is also a great mix of young professionals who work in many of our high tech industries, attend the local colleges, or work for many local businesses. Our classes not only teach individuals how to protect themselves, we gear our adult classes towards stress reduction, fitness, and reaching potential goals.

Our kid classes are geared toward constant movement, fitness, focus, and education. Many martial arts schools have kids sitting around watching for a majority of their class but at USSD we keep the kids active and constantly engaged. We want every minute to count why you're here and do our best to make those moments fun and engaging.

What makes United Studios stand out from all other martial arts schools is the availability of private lessons. During the private sessions we work on each person's individual needs. Everyone (regardless of age and ability) needs help at some point and the individual instruction allows us to critique form and fix those areas that need improvement. Private lessons are also a way for people with special circumstances to train and not feel self conscious. We're here to build self esteem, and develop confidence. Ultimately we're here for you.

Remember that martial arts is an investment in education. It's not something to take lightly and it takes years of time and practice to hone skills and become proficient. Rank means nothing if it's given and not earned. We take training seriously and want everyone to reach their full potential.

United Studios of Self defense



Monday12:00PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday12:00PM - 8:00PM
Wednesday12:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday12:00PM - 8:00PM
Friday1:00PM - 6:00PM
Saturday9:00AM - 1:00PM