The USDA Difference


Our Commitment to Our Students:  We are an honest to goodness school an institute for teaching self defense.  We are committed to bringing you the best, most effective techniques.  Our focus is on you, not on our achievements, our reputations, our successes.  It’ s on your achievements, your successes.

We Have 2nd Generation Students: We have been teaching in the Antelope Valley for over 20 years.  Students who previously trained with us are now bringing their children to train with us.

Our Classes: Because we have so many classes and enough instructors, we can accommodate most any parent’s busy schedule.  What that means is, if you’re unable to come to a specific class, you can adjust the class days or times at will.  This benefits a family’s busy schedule, keeps the student in class, and keeps class sizes small.

Our Style: Because we do not perform set forms or katas, we pride ourselves in moving with the times — we are not set in stone.  A problem with bullies at school? Stranger danger?  Uncomfortable walking to your car at night?  What happens if he has a gun or a knife?  We can and do address all of these and much, much more.

Diversified Classes/Programs: We teach diversified programs from stand-up fighting (Karate/Jiu-Jitsu) to ground fighting (Sambo/Ju-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Judo), Mixed Martial Arts, various weapons, as well as self-defense and easy defense skills.  With Lil’ Dragons classes for 3-5 year olds, there are classes for everyone.

Flexible Schedules: Open attendance. No set schedule required.  You can switch your days and times at will and without notice.

Positive Reinforcement: We avoid using four letter words like “don’t” and “can’t,” which negate the growth of confidence.  Instead, we use encouragement which inspires self-esteem.


United Self-Defense Academy has been serving Palmdale since 1990. We're the official AV representative for the Gene LeBell & Gokor Chivichyan Hayastan MMA Fighting System. Call us at (661) 267-6880 | (661) 878-2129 today!