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SHAOLIN KEMPO – A COMPLETE MARTIAL ARTS
Since its founding in 1968, USSD has been established as the premiere Martial Arts and Self Defense organization throughout North America. From its early beginnings as a small studio in the outskirts of Boston, USSD has grown to over 70 locations nationwide and counting. Like the well-nurtured bonsai, the roots of the United Studios family run deep – built on a foundation of traditional values with a modern day approach to self-defense and personal development. For over 40 years, United Studios has pioneered martial arts training, providing professional instruction to Men, Women & Children of all ages.
KEMPO INSTRUCTOR: SENSEI TED CHARFAUROS
Sensei Ted has been training with United Studios of Self Defense for 13 years, earning his black belt in Shaolin Kempo. He continues his regular training under Master Jack Turner and Sensei Steve Raines. He attributes much of his love for Kempo to his founding sensei, Matt Mattera, son of USSD founder Professor Charles Mattera. He is grateful for all that have led him in his Kempo journey and strives to share his passion to all whom are interested.
KICKBOXING / MUAY THAI COACH: IAN BUTLER
COACH IAN BUTLER
…aka Ian “Silverback” Butler. Coach Ian has been training since he was a young kid with a big emphasis in wrestling then gravitating to Jiu-Jitsu. He’s had the privilege of training with BJJ kingpins Dean Lister and Jeff Glover at Victory MMA, and renowned BJ Penn when BJ trains in Huntington Beach. His passion for stand-up grew when he started training in Muay Thai Kickboxing in St. Louis some years back. As a youth, he grew up in very hard places and times, but with all he’s pushed through, he desires to help those around him see that success is not that far off if you just keep going.