United Self-Defense Academy in Palmdale, California, is the official AV representative for the Gene LeBell & Gokor Chivichyan Hayastan MMA Fighting System. The United Self-Defense System, most popularized as American Karate, is a mixture of Shotokan Karate, Japanese Karate, Shito Ryu, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Kickboxing, JKD, Kung Fu, Boxing, Russian Sambo, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Ju-Jitsu, Aikido, Wrestling, Shoot Wrestling, Grappling and Arnis and Kali. Add a cage, full contact and some rules, and you are a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter.
The goal of USDA is to move with the times and problems of the real world; therefore, we evolve and are always in a state of improvement. There are no set movements that date back 200 years. All moves are streamlined and fine tuned constantly. If it works, we keep it. If there is something better, we use it. If we don’t know, we research it. We believe we are the best because we are still learning ourselves.