- We here at USSD of Commack have an extensive weapons program. Hanshi Boritz has been training with weapons for over 35 years. If you thought of it we probably do it. We not only teach you weapon forms, but also the understanding of it's application. In other words, we teach you how to properly use it! Weapons training helps enhance a variety of skill sets. It would be very rare for you to even have the opportunity to use most of these weapons in todays modern society, however you will learn how to apply these skill sets to real combat, weather you have a weapon or not to defend yourself. The use of weapons are used as an extension of our body. This helps develop your eye/hand coordination which inevitably enables you to defend yourself effortlessly. Feel free to contact us in regard to any weapon questions you have or any other questions in regard to our many other group and private lesson martial art programs.
Children's Martial Arts
It’s never too early…
Our children’s program is geared around: Focus, Fitness, Fun and Character development!
Our unique belt-earning strategy is grounded in a positive reinforcement system that allows each child to set and attain short, mid, and long term goals.
The goals that we set with each child are three fold:
1. Physical – Improvement in balance, strength, conditioning, and precision
2. Mental – Improvement in focus, creative thinking, and memory
3. Emotional – Improvement in discipline, confidence, determination, and respect
Progress through our belts is built on predetermined improvement in all of these areas. Goals are individually created for each child based upon his/her needs, and recommendations to test for the next rank are based upon these goals. The goals are not limited to martial arts, but also include respect, focus, and following directions outside of our studio.
Our experience has shown that children that have enrolled in our martial arts training program have seen an improvement in their other sports, their academics, and other activities, as well as reduced the likelihood of them being a target of bullying.
Although many individuals may choose a martial arts studio based solely on geographic convenience or price, we feel that studying martial arts is a life learning experience that can have a profound impact on your child’s development. Therefore, we want to make sure you have all the facts before making this important decision. Because of the powerful influence a black belt instructor has on a child, this decision must not be made solely on the philosophy of the studio, but on the instructor’s training and actual ability to translate this philosophy to your child.
We do this through what we call the Martial Arts basics. Karate stances, kicks, punches, and blocking patterns are part of these basics. We believe in a strong foundation in the basic karate movements. The basic karate movements also dramatically improve your child’s focus and concentration skills. Although there are many instances where children are described as having “limited attention spans”, we believe that this is not an accurate description of the situation with the majority of children. In fact, most children are paying attention to everything around them at once. Therefore, our Kempo Karate training is not only essential for the Martial Arts, but is also an invaluable tool for concentration and focus.
Next and most important, United Studios believes in strong character development, the basic morals of caring for others, being kind, contributing to the family’s welfare and the importance of academics and strong leadership skills. This results in tremendous self esteem and respect for self and others, ensuring success not only in the Martial Arts but in many other important areas in your child’s life now and in the future. As you can see, our program is extremely comprehensive. United Studios’ instructors are continually trained in all areas of teaching, including both the physical and mental development of specific age groups.
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Unfortunately we live in a "not so safe world." We hear about children going missing on the news all the time. Most of us listen and acknowledge how terrible it is when this happens, but at the same time we all breath that sign of relief and say "Thank God it's not our child or someone we know". The long and the short of it is, we don't want anyone to have to hear any of this bad news about any child. That's why it has become our mission to try and make a difference in our and surrounding communities all over to keep our kids safe.
Here at United Studios of Self Defense of Commack we continuously blend in our safety tips and strategies in our everyday classes. We teach your children how to stay safe. Our Stranger Danger program doesn't only show your children how to prevent from being a statistic, we also show them how to free themselves from the potential evil stranger confidently and effectively. In order to protect our most prized possessions we must make our children aware of the obvious and hidden dangers that lurk about in our society. We can't be afraid to talk about it to them!! They need to know what to do If "God Forbid" someone tries to harm them.
Most of you know I'm a retired NYPD Police Sgt. Not only that it was part of my job to "protect and serve" all of it's citizens but to make sure that every parent gets to tuck their child into bed every night. The worst part of my job was telling a parent we couldn't find their child or we found them, but the results were far to terrible to mention here. Although I'm retired from the Police Department, I have continued my pursuit of my mission to keep our children safe. Here at United Studios we will take the proper time and care to accomplish this goal together. Please join me in this mission to get the word out there. Remember the more children we teach these techniques to and they show two friends, and they show two friends, and so on, and so on, and so on...
Women's Self Defense Course
United Studios of Self Defense is offering:
A 5 week Women’s Self Defense CourseYou will learn:
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Below is information on our Women Self Defense Course, but ... PLEASE take the time to read this brief paragraph that could change your life!!!! This course is a MUST have for ALL women. We all live in a society today where whether we like it or not, there are people out there that want hurt us!! We never know when that might be. If we knew something bad was going to happen we would probably stay home. Whether or not you were personally attacked by someone, worried about being attacked, or just plainly want to know what to do if you are attacked. We will give you the confidence to not only use what you learn, but use it effectively and safely. There is no type of physical requirement for you to attend this course. If you can walk we can help. Remember if you have some type of physical challenge the bad guy doesnt care or discriminate, in fact in some cases it could make you a target. We will teach you to use what you have to realistically defend yourself against an attacker.
When: Open enrollment. Enroll now by yourself, with a friend or family member, co-workers,neighbors, or an entire group of friends and/or family.
Time: Assorted times/days
Where: 6524 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY, 11725
Cost: $100.00 for 5 weeks
- Basic punches and kicks
- Vital striking points.
- How to get power in your punches and kicks.
- How to turn everyday items into self defense weapons.
- How not to be a target and be more aware of your surroundings.
- A variety of safety tips to decrease your vulnerability to attack.
- A number of effective Self Defense Techniques.
AND MUCH, MUCH, MORE...
Call 631-499-CHOP(2467) to reserve your spot today!
Space is limited, so please register early.
Anti Bully Program
BELOW IS SOME VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING BULLYING PLEASE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY
Stop bullying in its tracks with our Anti Bully Workshops! Your child will learn a series of steps to defeat bullies and will gain increased self-confidence, all while learning a few cool martial arts moves. We also provide parent-specific information about handling bullying.
What can you do to help your kids protect themselves from a bully?
Consider enrolling your child in one of our United Studios Self-Defense programs. It stresses self-discipline, self-control and self-esteem, not aggression.
As parents, we do everything we can to protect our children from harm and to provide them with the skills they need to be healthy, successful adults. The problem is, we are not with them all the time. What our kids do at school is sometimes a mystery to us. Are they polite to their teachers? Do they participate in class? Are they bullying other kids? Are they being bullied? There is something you can do to help get them on track to be successful in school and to avoid the bully-trap - even when you're not around: Enroll them in our martial arts class's.
One of the biggest misconceptions about enrolling children and teenagers in martial arts is that the kids become aggressive and, therefore, a likely bully. The fact is, however, that martial arts do just the opposite. Bullies often have sense of superiority over others and their environments and lack impulse control. Often time, bullies don't know how to manage their anger so they take it out on people they deem weaker than themselves. Many times, bullies are being, or have been, bullied at some point in their lives as well. Martial arts help solve these problems.
United Studios Martial Arts can also help kids who are being bullied. Bullies thrive on attacking (physically or emotionally) people that they see as weak. Kids who are bullied often have (generally as a result of the bullying) low confidence levels, inability to concentrate on school work, lack of focus and high stress levels which make them look even weaker. Martial arts help solve these problems too.
The many benefits of USSD Martial Arts for children are a great way to combat bullying, but as you read on, you'll see that the benefits extend way past bullying and will help your children succeed in other areas of their lives as well.
Concentration and Focus. Training in martial arts is not a mindless activity. It requires complete concentration and focus at all times during training. The best part about this needed concentration, however, is that it carries over into all parts of your children's lives. You'll notice (and your children's teachers will probably also notice) that they will be able to focus more on their school work and they might even have more successful grades.
Confidence and Control. Martial arts will help your children get in tune with their minds and bodies. This will help kids better understand themselves, their actions and their options. They know that they don't need to lose their temper to handle stressful situations and they'll also know that they have the ability to physically defend themselves if needed. All of this knowledge will increase their confidence and over all demeanor making them appear (and be) stronger individuals and less likely to be a victim of a bully. It will also help prevent them from bullying others because they will be more aware of themselves and those around them.
Stress Reduction. You probably already know that physical exercise is a great stress reliever for you. Do you also know that it works for your children as well? Training in martial arts goes one step further, however. It will also help your children relieve their emotional stress because martial arts require them to concentrate their training, not dwell on their problems.
Respect. By sending them to United Studios of Self Defense of Commack our Martial Arts Instructors will both command and deserve respect from all of their students. They will also be able to instill in your children that all people deserve respect, especially adults.
We travel to many schools in our area and conduct bullying seminars all year round. We would be happy to visit your school or organization and conduct one of our bulling seminars in the near future. So contact us via phone, internet or just drop by the dojo to arrange visit.
REMEMBER: Bullying is everyone's problem until we rid the world of it!
TIGER CUBS 2 1/2 - 5 years
This childrens martial art program is geared towards the younger age group. Our fun lessons will improve eye-hand coordination, focus, self-discipline, and allow kids a chance to exercise and socialize with other students. This class gives the student the basic skills necessary to adapt to their ever changing environment. The Tiger Cub class is a 30 min. fun filled class. There is no belt testing for this group, instead when they have reached the skill necessary to move on, they will graduate to our next age category the Little Dragons. Each student receives a full uniform with your enrollment and is enrolled on a month to month basis.
TEENS: (Age 13 to 17)
It is more challenging than ever to be a teenager in America. Fear and distractions seem to be at an all-time high, and our media-savvy kids are well aware of it. Our program strives to provide our teens with the self-confidence and focus they need to make it in today’s world. Students engage in a fun activity that is physically rewarding and challenging while in a safe environment with positive role models. Students also develop positive character traits such as perseverance, goal-setting, integrity and discipline. Teens find that our martial arts program is high energy, exciting, and motivating. Students will enjoy the workout as well as the life long friendships that are built exercising and training with people who have similar goals.
Our Teenage Program focuses on the skills needed to best prepare and excel in their college experience. With the increasing number of college applications submitted each year, colleges are looking more to the extracurricular activities and achievements for basis of acceptance of academically similar applications. With a martial arts training program, students not only further develop the physical and mental skills useful in a college environment, but they also learn and develop one of the most effective self defense systems around today.
Achieving Black Belt, though still impressive to college application reviewers, unfortunately does not carry the same weight that it used to 10 years ago (mainly due to explosion of martial art studio growth and the resulting exponential growth of black belts). We, at USSD Commack, have created the Service and Mentoring Program for teens that expands on the commendable achievement of earning a black belt.
The Service and Mentoring Program is for the teenage student to mentor students in the children’s class, and help develop the child to his or her full potential. This not only builds leadership and mentoring skills for the teenager, but also provides a unique opportunity to both describe the achievement of earning a black belt and the positive work done as a black belt.
This program is specially designed for children ages 6 to 12. It helps to improve children’s focus and listening skills, self-esteem, and gross motor skills. Students learn self-discipline in a fun, structured program that helps build self-control, balance, fitness and flexibility.We recognize that 6 to 12 year olds have very different developmental needs than their older counterparts in the Teen Program. The Junior program bridges that developmental gap and prepares students for the Teen Program.
This program focuses on improving not only basic motor skills, listening, and life skills, but challenges the student through the teaching and training of basic techniques, sparring, kata, and self-defense. These skills will help them enter society with confidence and other life skills. These skills we teach will help them succeed in any endeavors, including character attributes such as a positive attitude, responsibility, respect, commitment, courage, discipline, teamwork, integrity, and leadership. Children will learn the basic Childrens Martial Arts skills that will enhance their future Martial Arts training. Our Childrens Martial Arts training will also improve their ability to do sports and other activities, much more so than children who do not participate in this type of program. It will allow your child the added benefit of self-esteem and self-confidence and give them an outlet to channel their energy. Basic mental and physical self-defense is also addressed so you can feel good knowing your child will know what to do if approached by a stranger as well as if he/she is bullied on the playground.
Adult Martial Arts Program
Adult Martial Arts (Age 18 and Up)
We all face many challenges every day. When we were growing up, we thought life would get so much easier when we became an adult. We came to find out that all that freedom we thought we were getting came with its own set of responsibilities as well. The primary challenge we all face now is this: how do I juggle everything in my life (job, kids, etc.) and still take care of myself? For a growing number of people, Martial Arts provides the answer. Whether you are interested in physical fitness, self-defense, or even just an athletic social outlet, our school is a safe and positive environment, providing a fun activity-driven atmosphere where those with common interests can join together in physically rewarding and mentally challenging activities. Too many of our students, the time that they spend in class is an oasis in the middle of their lives where they can focus on themselves without feeling selfish or guilty.
- This program is designed to empower top students to take leadership positions within in the school and society. The curriculum focuses on character development and values based leadership training and offers young people a fun way to learn command and responsibility. The students will train in public speaking, performance and leadership skills and will apply and develop these skills while performing a wide variety of martial art routines. The demo team also learns techniques that are not taught in the regular programs. These include advanced kata, weapons and advanced self-defense techniques. The team performs demonstrations at different venues throughout the year and competes as a demo team in local martial art tournaments. The demo team is open to 8 years olds and above with a minimum rank of purple belt. If interested talk to one of the instructors and they will arrange a tryout for you. Good Luck!