Ken – means sword Do – means way
Kendo – means the way of the Sword.
Kendo training begins and ends with courtesies.

The concept of kendo is to discipline the human character through the application of the Katana (sword)
The purpose of practicing Kendo:

To mold the mind and body
To cultivate a vigorous spirit
And through correct and rigid training
To strive for improvement in the art of kendo
To hold in esteem human courtesy and honor
To associate with others with sincerity
And to forever pursue the cultivation of oneself
Thus, will one be able to love his country and society
To contribute to the development of culture, and to promote and prosperity among all peoples
Dear Student:
I would like to welcome you to United Martial Arts Family Center. It is my pleasure to serve you and to help you find your way in the life of the Martial Artist. You will find that Martial Arts are a way of life and that its purpose is to enable people to realize their full potential, both physically and mentally. If the mental aspect of the Martial Arts Is ignored, its physical aspect is meaningless. Behind our door we try to maintain this attitude.

Our Students and I welcome you,
President/Master: Tony Alviz
Instructor: Ralph Knapp
Instructor: Michelle Beltran
Instructor: Taj George
Instructor: Saul J. Trujillo
Instructor: Christian J. Trujillo
Instructor: Faustino Pereyda
Instructor: Emiliano Pereyda
Instructor: Francisco Nuno
Instructor: Isaias Calix


Martial Arts are not to teach how to prevent a fight (moral), nor how to learn the techniques of stopping a fight (self defense). It is rather to learn the truth, to express the truth to learned, and through such enlightenment, not to be involved in an unnecessary fight.
Through taekwondo training, the student learns to use his body and effective weapon similar to a hammer, sword, or a spear. Furthermore, taekwondo training enhances the mind so that the body and its weapon are not misused through acts of aggression or through actions having no reason or purpose. The practice allows the student to unite sound metal attitudes and a strong physique to conquer individual weakness so that he may achieve a higher state of self.
Everything must have order and must be conducted with that order. If everything is conducted with order this will enable everything to be achieved.


Come visit us!

Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Class times depend on the rank and age of participants, please follow the schedule page for detailed information.

1424 30th St, San Diego, CA 92154