Finding the right martial arts class that is the correct fit for you and your life is our goal. If you don’t find your question below, or need more clarification call us. (702) 243-8773
Q: Why can’t I find the class schedule?
We have classes for all age groups every day excluding Sunday. Because our program is individualized, each of our members has the ability to choose from multiple times each day. If you want us to customize a class schedule for you, contact us today.
Q: How does USSD develop confidence?
Confidence is built when someone receives recognition for accomplishing a task that is perceived to be difficult. In our training program, the students begin with small, simple movements that are not difficult to perform. Through reputation and incidental advancement, the student is able to perform a complex series of techniques. A new student will naturally observe the more advanced students (higher color belts) and admire their abilities. When they reach that higher belt rank, they realize that they have achieved what they once admired. As an instructor, it is part of our job to remind the student of where they started, where they are and where they can be.
Q: What does USSD do to build character? How do the instructors teach, discipline and respect?
We first establish a set of rules with consistent rewards. As in building confidence, small successes are rewarded to develop habits of desired behavior. Our patch incentive program, Animal Patches, consists of five patches that the students earn with the daily curriculum. Each animal patch has three character traits that the students learn in and out. Most people don’t take the time to define or thoroughly understand the components of the character traits they wish to emulate. By teaching our students the meaning of the core concepts that make up good character – including self discipline, sincerity, leadership and perseverance – they become more likely to develop positive behaviors.
Q: Do you offer training for adults?
You are never too old to start. All of our classes are divided into age groups, so adults have their own times with all the benefits of an individualized fitness program. They also get to experience the stress relief, camaraderie and cooperation of a team sport.
Q: Do you offer "UFC type" fighting instruction?
The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) uses a combination of many fighting styles including Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, grappling and others. This is referred to as “Mixed Martial Arts” training. USSD has both Karate and Mixed Martial Arts classes that teach many of the styles used in UFC. We have many students that compete in local and national MMA events. We are developing a Fighters team for group support in each member’s events (workout, sparring partners and cheering sections). Personal instruction is also available.
Q: How much will classes cost?
All of our students enjoy both individual and group training sessions. We have found students participating in these two class formats not only advance more quickly, but retain what they have learned. Within this program, you will find classes from $10.
Q: What age groups do you teach?
For more information about our programs, click the associated link.
WEE WARRIOR PROGRAM (ages 3-5)
KEMPO WARRIOR PROGRAM (ages 5-10)
RONAN WARRIOR PROGRAM (ages 11-15)
ADULTS CLASS (16 and older)
Q: What makes United Studios of Self Defense different from other schools?
Because our approach is individualized, our curriculum is fun and engaging for every age group. We also believe a good martial arts program has four main components: character, fitness, flexibility and martial art skill.
Q: Can USSD programs help me get in shape?
The physical elements of our program are a clear path to physical fitness, and the discipline you gain will give you the tenacity to reach your goals.
Q: Will I and or my child learn truly effective self-defense?
USSD has been teaching a self-defense biased martial arts system since 1968; our league dates back 1500 years. Our longevity is a result of an effective martial arts system with deliberate teaching methods.
Q: My child is being bullied. Can you help?
When a child is put in a stressful situation without consistent training on how to handle it, they will be limited to the basic fight-or-flight instinct. Because fighting has severe consequences and running away is not always possible, this instinct only feeds the bullies power. Many kids today feel the only option is to accept their plight, but our students learn that they have variety of good options when confronted by a bully.
Q: Do I need the private lessons?
Yes. In the individualized training session, the student and instructor are able to focus on the student’s specific needs and goals. This class will develop the training habits that lead to the success of the program.
Q: Will martial arts training make my child violent?
This is a common misconception; violent tendencies come from a combination of frustration and anger. A good martial arts program will develop self confidence and control by developing competence in a variety of physical and mental activities. Our advanced students are able to defend themselves, but more importantly, they learn to control the situation – not escalate a conflict.
Q: What do I do if my child wants to miss a class?
We have all experienced this in one way or the other. We have a scheduled workout or activity that we would (in the moment) rather skip, but we grind our teeth and just do it. By the time we finish, we are glad we followed through with it. Reminding your child about delayed gratification and being motivational will encourage them to not miss class.
We overheard a conversation in the studio’s lobby one day that sums it up. A mother of an Orange Belt student (about 3 months) said to a mother of an 8-year-old Green Belt (about 3 years): “He’s so talented, I’m not sure my son will make it that far. Sometimes he just doesn’t want to come.” The other mother responded: “Tell me about it, we still go through that. I just tell him we are going, and to get in the car!” She went on to say that her child now loves Karate and is proud of the position he has earned in class.
Q: What physical condition is needed to participate?
Attitude is the most important factor in our training. People of all abilities and physical conditions are welcome. Our trainers can help anyone reach their conditioning goals, whether they are in peak physical condition or looking to improve their shape.
Q: Do people ever get injured in class?
Karate and martial arts training is intense, so injuries can happen. However, we have created a safe, supervised, and supportive environment that minimizes chances for injury.
Q: What should students wear? Do you provide uniforms?
We typically train in a gi, which is a lightweight, two-piece garment. As part of your membership, gi uniforms are available for purchase at a reduced rate.
Q: Do you offer special programs for spring break, summer and other school breaks for kids and young adults?
Yes, we frequently offer special programs during these breaks. Please call us for the latest schedule of special classes and programs.
Q: Am I too old? Is my child too young?
Our Karate training programs are built to be comfortable for people of all ages. Please call us and we can discuss specific age-related topics with you.