"A goal is not always meant to be reached,
it often serves simply as something to aim at." - Bruce Lee

Benefits of Martial Arts


There are many different reasons for people to learn martial arts: to learn self defense, to keep physically fit, to learn philosophy, to reduce stress and to develop discipline. For whatever reason you are looking, we want to make a difference in your life. We will custom fit the martial arts to your needs and goals, and to recognize your personal characteristics.


Young people must have personal goals and a caring supporting system to make their dreams a reality. At United Studios of Self Defense, we will make your child a strong, able and productive member of society, armed with character, strong self-discipline and a healthy self-image.


For a professional who is looking for that added mental edge in business, recent studies show that adults who exercise have lower blood pressure, increased muscular strength and better flexibility than those adults who do not exercise. They can cope with high levels of stress and have a confident self-image.


We have classes for all age groups starting from 3 years old including teen and adult classes.

Tiny Tigers

Our Tiny Tigers Program is built primarily around kids ages 4-7. This is a very special time for kids when they are developing different skills that they will need as they move out of the toddler stage and into childhood. Many kids are entering preschool and kindergarten and developing both socially, cognitively and physically. Our Tiny Tigers program helps kids in the development of many different skills.


Our Juniors/Teens program offers the same benefits as the Little Dragons program, but is more suitable for older children. Students learn valuable self-defense and how to avoid and escape from bullies and predators. Classes also contain good cardio workouts and teach about nutrition to help keep kids fit and healthy. Awesome workouts, practical self-defense, and fun sparring and grappling come together to make our Juniors/Teens program fun and rewarding for students and parents. Junior/Teens take part in fun and friendly competitions that keep them doing their best year-round, and our program is designed to make training safe, comfortable, and rewarding for students of all levels. Older Teens are also welcome in the later Adult group classes if they seek a bigger challenge.


No matter what your age, you will find what you are looking for in this class. Men and women alike enjoy fun and fierce workouts and self-defense techniques that are practical for each student's individual size and strength in a safe and healthy environment. Whether you are looking to get into shape, relieve stress, learn how to protect yourself and your family, or just looking to have fun, you’re guaranteed to find it here.

What We Do?

Everybody has their own reason(s) for coming to United Studios of Self Defense, Newport Beach. Some of the advantages are:

  • Learn how to defend yourself and your loved ones
  • Self-Discipline
  • Physical fitness
  • Meditation
  • Philosophy
  • Stress release
  • Learning Traditions and Cultural Experiences
  • Health and longevity
  • Develop new friendships
  • Improve coordination and balance
  • Build confidence
  • Integrate your mind, body & spirit

At USSD Newport Beach, we believe whatever your reasons are to study Martial Arts, the end result will be a stronger, healthier you.

Why Choose Us?

USSD Newport Beach offers a wide variety of classes including privates and small group training for all ages and experience levels.

We have a great system that will enhance your skill level in Martial Arts.

We have experienced instructors that will be able to support you through your journey in Martial Arts.

Our Expertise

Our instructors are all well accomplished Certified Black Belts who take pride in what we do. Sharing our expertise and instilling this into our students allows us to develop well-disciplined and highly experienced athletes. With over 15 years of experience in Martial Arts and being a part of a lineage and Martial Art that has a history stretching over thousands of years, we are able to develop a system that has been refined for many years.

Dojo Etiquette


Putting forth an exertion of strength or power, physically, or mentally.


The conventional code of good manners which governs behavior in society; professional and business decorum.


Honesty of mind or intention; truthfulness. Always tell the truth. Say and do exactly what you mean.


Control over ones own impulses, emotions, and weaknesses. Always do what you have to do. Finish what you begin.


The total sum of qualities making up an individual; moral excellence, the person that you really are.


We host and take part in several events throughout the year. Below you will find some media highlighting these events

Upcoming Events

June 20, 2015

Come celebrate Summer with the Senseis at the OC Weekly Summer Fest this Saturday! Enjoy the sun, surf, and COMMUNITY! Can't wait to see you there

Click Here to get your tickets now
Tickets start at $15

Getting Started

The best way to see if Martial Arts is right for you is to try it. Here are a few ways you can get started.

Take a free class. Come in or call to schedule a day to try out your program of interest. We offer this for both private and group classes.

Call or e-mail us today to schedule your first private introductory lesson. Your first private lesson is not only your first opportunity to try our program, but it is also our first chance to get to know you as a student. At United Studios we seek to finely tune our instruction to each student as they develop. Of course you're always welcome to just stop on by, everyone is always welcome. See you at the studio!


Meet our team! Read the biographies of our instructors to see who you will be learning from!

Cole Patterson


Teaching Experience: Started teaching Shaolin Kempo in 2007 with USSD

Mantra: "The juice is worth the squeeze"

Bio: Having been in and out of karate for most of his life, Sensei Cole made his return to the martial arts with United Studios of Self Defense in 2006. By the fall of 2008 Sensei Cole had enrolled in the Instructor’s Academy and was full time teaching at the Thousand Oaks Studio. Leading his students through their own journey in the martial arts, Sensei Cole combines a true passion for Kempo and his students in all of his classes.

Steve Crump


Mantra: "Never give up; press forward, even when things are hard"

Bio: Sensei Steve started his martial arts training when he was six years old in Tang Soo Do and was able to achieve a black belt. He started martial arts again in 2005 at United Studios of Self Defense and in 2010 became a black belt. Sensei Steve achieved his first successes in the Thousand Oaks Studio as an instructor; and in 2011, moved to the Carpinteria Studio to become the instructor. In 2012, Sensei Steve helped to open and run the Downtown Ventura Studio in addition to the Calabasas Studio where he is also an instructor. Sensei Steve continues to gain the respect of all of his students through not only his knowledge of the martial arts, but his skill in the martial arts with as many people as possible in the community.

Contact Us

If you would like more information that was not provided to you or would simply like to speak with someone on our team;

2675 Irvine Ave. Suite G
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Monday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Phone Number: 949-722-7432

Email: newportbeachmartialarts@gmail.com