Welcome to our Studio

Laguna Beach Dojo

 Welcome to Laguna Beach Karate. Whether you want yourself or your kids to become more confident, focused or disciplined, or even if you just want to find a fun family activity, we are here to help you.

At our dojo we follow the martial art form of Kenpo Karate, which is a combination of Japanese Karate, Shaolin Kung fu and Jiu-jitsu. There are many martial arts to learn (Kung-Fu, Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Kempo, Escrima, Judo, Taekwondo, Kick-Boxing, etc.), but our primary focus is to make your martial arts journey memorable.


The USSD Laguna Beach Dojo has been a stable fixture in the community for nearly two decades! Chief instructor Jeff Kash has his fifth degree black belt under USSD and has dedicated himself to consistantly growing in the arts and has refined the training methods and curriculum to give current and prospective students the best martial arts experience possible! Our Shaolin Kempo system is a fantastic blend between traditional martial arts and todays practical street self defense styles.


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.

Benefits for Children

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.

Benefits for Adults

The martial arts offer the adult student many unique benefits:

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.

For someone who wants to learn self defense skills, especially with the crimes of violence that have increased dramatically nationwide, training at United Studios of Self Defense will give you the confidence you need to take control of any situation. Not only will you learn the physical principles of self-defense, but also the mental awareness you need to recognize and avoid problem situations.




Whether you are a beginner or an experienced martial artist, USSD Laguna Beach has a program to fit your needs. Men, women and children of all ages and professions participate in our Private and Group Training Programs. The United Studios of Self Defense System is an ever-changing wealth of knowledge that is motivating, engaging and fun to learn. USSD Kempo Karate is a combination of Kung Fu, Karate, Boxing, Aikido, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, but is uniquely different from all of them. It utilizes a balance of both hands and feet and is known for its street self-defense techniques. It encompasses such aspects of street fighting as punches and kicks, throws, grappling, multiple attackers, weapons and many other scenarios. Many high-ranked black belts from other martial arts styles end up switching over to Kempo-style karate to learn more realistic methods of street self-defense.




  • Weight Loss

  • Flexibility

  • Conditioning

  • Endurance

  • Agility

  • Coordination

  • Self-Defense


  • Focus

  • Self-Discipline

  • Self-Respect

  • Critical Thinking

  • Memory

  • Self-Defense


  • Overcome Shyness

  • Channel Aggressiveness

  • Conditioning

  • Stress Relief

  • Overcome Anxiety

  • Improve Self-Image

  • Self-Defense