Thank you for your interest in our French Valley martial arts program. This could be one of the most rewarding activities in which you or your child will ever participate. Our martial arts courses are available to men, women, and children of all ages. There is truly something for everyone.

Established in 1968, and having grown to over 180 locations worldwide, United Studios is the largest, most respected organization of its type in the United States. Whether you are a BEGINNER or an EXPERIENCED martial artist, United Studios has a program to fit your needs!

We specialize in:

  • Karate
  • Kung Fu
  • Kenpo / Kempo
  • Jiu Jitsu

We teach at all levels and age ranges including kids, adults, beginners and ninjas! We offer beginner & advanced group classes and private lessons.

USSD French Valley is run by 7th Degree Black Belt Master Blaine Carter, who has over 40 years of martial arts experience. Master Carter is great with kids, and strives to teach martial arts in a fun and engaging way that is easy to learn.

Contact us for more info and even a free intro class! You can also leave your information and we will contact you.

Back to School Party!

Join us this Saturday, August 17th from 10am - 11am for our Back to School Party! We will be giving away two new backpacks (pictured above) along with other awesome prizes, and for every child (ages 5-12) who attends, they will receive a goody bag filled with fun school supplies 🎁🙌

This event is FREE and open to to the public, not just current USSD Students, so share this event with your friends and family! Bring your kids, their friends, and siblings, the more the merrier 👍

There will also be...

🍕 Pizza
🍎 Fruit
🥤 Juice
🎶 Music

We are conveniently located in the French Valley Stater Brothers shopping center, right off of Benton Road, in between Stater Brothers and CVS. We hope to see you this Saturday, it's going to be epic 🔥

August Special

Attention parents! School is about to start and we know you are busy preparing for another exciting year, but this time don't just get them new clothes, take advantage of our once a year Back to School Special 📚📐

Karate isn't just about self defense, it also teaches discipline, focus, and sense of achievement, all attributes that will help your kids excel in school. Plus karate as an extracurricular on a college application looks great and will give your kids a competitive advantage over other applicants 😎

For more information give us a call @ (951) 926-8988 or stop by the school any time during business hours. We are conveniently located in the French Valley Stater Brothers shopping center, right off of Benton Road, in between Stater Brothers and CVS.


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.


Our Teenage Program focuses on the skills needed to best prepare and excel in their college experience. With the increasing number of college applications submitted each year, colleges are looking more to the extracurricular activities and achievements for basis of acceptance of academically similar applications. 

With a martial arts training program, students not only further develop the physical and mental skills useful in a college environment, but they also learn and develop one of the most effective self defense systems around today.


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, self-discipline, and a positive self-image.

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✯✯✯✯✯ “My son really enjoy his karate class at with Sensei Carter at ussd French valley, He is really improve in so many areas at school and at home. He is more focus, good listener and well behave. Thank you so much and I really would recommend any parents to bring their kid to this place.

-- Amy C. Lee

USSD Animals

The Five Animals of the Shaolin Kempo system are based on the Tiger, the Dragon, the Leopard, the Crane and the Snake. These five animals are the buildings blocks that every student can use to recognize and develop the knowledge of different ways for the body to move. Student’s techniques and forms draw from the fundamentals of the five animals in order to differ between different strikes, movements and martial concepts.


The Tiger is noted for its courage, tenacity and power. It is the physically strongest of all the five animals; using straight and linear attacks, ripping and tearing as it moves — always pressing. The movement of the Tiger develops strong bones, back and core.


From the Dragon, we learn to “Ride the Wind.” The Dragon is especially noted for it’s flexibility. Even though it is the only mythological creature of the Shaolin Art, it is the only one that can fight on land, water or in the sky. The Dragon uses rising and falling motions, as well as twisting and turning movements to overcome its adversaries. The Dragon helps to develop inner strength.


The Leopard teaches us timing and speed, as well as coordination and footwork. Although it is smaller than the Tiger, the Leopard is actually stronger for its size because of its long, smooth muscle structure and sleek body frame. The Leopard’s power is primarily produced from a loose, relaxed whip-like action. This is generated by speed and balance, as well as limber waist and hip movements. The Leopard helps develop conditioning of the skin, tendons and bones.


The Crane is noted for its balance, grace and agility. It represents longevity and helps us develop concentration and patience. It has a clam, quiet nature. The Crane’s movements are soft, relaxed and circular, but also very explosive which can be used in close or at a distance. The Crane also help develop strength in the arms, fingers and wrists, as well as overall leg conditioning and ankle strength.


The Snake is noted for its suppleness and rhythmic endurance. It has the most internal strength (Chi) of all the other animals, and is also very cunning and deceptive in its fighting. The Snake can coil, zig-zag and use a rapid twisting motion to compensate for his lack of limbs. The Snake helps develop chi and the internal strengthening of the body and spirit.


We are conveniently located in the French Valley Stater Brothers shopping center, right off of Benton Road, in between Stater Brothers and CVS.

30724 Benton Rd Suite C 305
Winchester, CA 92596