Choose from Four Options
- $24.99 for 20 martial arts classes with uniform and belt for one child ($310 value)
- $34.99 for 20 martial arts self defense classes with uniform and belt for one adult ($350 value)
- $44.99 for 20 martial arts classes with uniforms and belts for two children ($620 value)
- $54.99 for 20 martial arts classes with uniforms and belts for two adults ($700 value)
Each option includes five private lessons and 15 group classes at the Redondo Beach, Beverly Hills, or Torrance location. Students also receive a uniform with a belt. Reservations are recommended, walk-ins are also welcome.
Gi: The Duds of Discipline
People often joke that the robes worn by martial-arts practitioners resemble pajamas, but that may not be such a far cry. Read on to learn more about this ancient garb.
Though its proper name might not spring to mind, the customary outfit of a dojo sensei, commonly known as a gi, is eminently recognizable: a jacket called an uwagi tied by a belt (or obi) over a pair of short pants (shitakabi), the whole ensemble draped loosely to allow for swift and acrobatic movements. The particular materials used to make the gi follow the needs of specific martial-arts styles. A karate master who relies on quick strikes and powerful blows, for example, will likely don a lighter gi, whereas a judo fighter might enlist heavier, more durable fabric to endure the endless grapples and throws. In Japan, the catchall term for the customary robe isn’t gi but rather keikogi—keiko translates to “practice.” The name might also take on a prefix according to its intended discipline: judogi, karategi, aikidogi, and so forth.
Despite being a symbol of martial-arts culture for centuries, the gi’s origin remains unclear. Some speculate that the airy uniform was simply designed to accommodate the lifestyle of the Okinawan farmers and fishermen who invented it. Others contend that, in light of a 13th-century imperial ban on the possession of weapons, warriors trained at night to avoid detection. In a pinch, the robes could pass for sleepwear, concealing their transgression.
United Studios of Self Defense
Equipment: We have the most advanced Martial Art training equipment you can find.
Students should bring: A Free uniform will be supplied. You may bring a water bottle and towel.
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Take it one day at a time in order to get the most out of your classes and enjoy the magic of martial arts.
Q&A with the Owner/operator Master Instructor
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Our exercise program is very diverse with many different fitness routines that are rarely ever the same. There are no "routine" exercises. The exercises are tailored to the students that attend the classes.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
In addition to our co-ed classes, we offer separate women's five-week self defense courses. We also conduct a variety of karate birthday parties for children ages 3 and up. We have special family classes that family members can take together privately. We host a variety of different seminars [on] the following topics: bullying, stranger danger, weapons, getting better grades, national fingerprint registry for missing children, and so much more.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are a local martial arts studio that specializes in the arts of Shaolin Kempo Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, and Traditional Shaolin Kung-Fu. We offer age specific classes with a very flexible schedule. All of our instructors are "home growned" & personally trained by myself in our studio. The instructors go through a rigorous training program and are continually trained and updated in their teaching techniques and overall martial art ability.