We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, but we also stand behind our realistic and practical approach, it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.



Yes, they are a big part of Karate, and performing these moves frequently properly builds flexibility.


That feeling where you are able to quickly handle something that would normally be too fast for you is something you can actually train.


Karate is a fantastic method for improving yourself in many ways, whether you are trying to be more fit, or learn how to be a good leader, or how to socialize.

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Martial Arts

It is no secret that learning a martial art can offer a lot of value to a person. Regardless of the martial art, you decide to learn and practice, you are going to experience a number of different benefits, both physical and unseen. These range from being able to defend yourself to building up your mental strength and endurance.






U.S.K.O. employs only the finest professional martial artists. All U.S.K.O. instructors are required to continue to advance in their own martial arts training and are kept up to date with the most current teaching methods and research in human development through U.S.K.O.’s continuing education programs. U.S.K.O.’s system of teacher certification ensures that you are receiving the best quality instruction available from people dedicated to maintaining a standard of excellence at all training levels.

Sensei Joe started training at age 15 and has been a life long martial artist. In 1972, he founded USKO and has since developed over 1000 black belts. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, he traveled to Hawaii and lived in his Sensei’s dojo, training with many different types of martial artists. This was the beginning of our USKO style. Sensei Joe is always looking to progress our style and can be found working with our adult karate students and professional fighters.

Sensei Joe Pagliuso

Co-founder & Senior Instructor

Sensei Sandra Pagliuso

Co-founder & Senior Instructor

Sensei Sandra started training after watching her husband train and has never looked back. Sensei Sandy has been known for her aggressive fighting style, earning her many karate titles and being named one of America’s top female fighters. She has been an inspiration to her daughter Shawn and son Joey to earn their black belts. Now Sensei Sandy is very passionate about teaching respect, focus and discipline to our students, including her grandchildren.

Sensei Joey started training at USKO in 1981 and received his 1st degree black belt at 9 years of age. He has won many karate titles as a child and teen. In 1996, he received his 4th degree USKO black belt and in his early 20’s started competing in Muay Thai. He has fought in Europe, Asia and through out North America. Joey has won many national and North American titles, fighting for WCK, M-ONE and K-1. He has been rated in the top 5 by WBC Muay Thai and is one of only 2 Americans who fought in the K-1 Max Final 16. Now he has perused Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has already won IBJJF National and Pan Am Championship and SBJJF World Title.

Sensei Joey Pagliuso

Senior Instructor

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USKO has been the school of champions since 1972! We are proud to offer different programs to be able to reach the individual goals of our students in just one location. We are focusing on employing the highest quality instructor’s and supplying them with all the tools and teaching skills to help develop the students to the best of there abilities. Through the whole organization we show family values of respect, self-discipline and self-confidence to members and competitors alike. Joining USKO is equivalent to joining a martial art’s family!

Our Unique Approach

U.S.K.O. is unique in its approach to teaching. We have adapted and refined styles from around the world such as Judo, Kung-Fu, Aikido, Tae-Kwon-Do, Karate, and Jujitsu and have developed a solid style that is effective and easily learned at any age, ability, or skill level.

This blending of styles provides U.S.K.O. students with an unlimited resource of effective techniques. Rather than molding the student into one particular stye, U.S.K.O. has designed training programs that maximize the abilities and potential of each student.



Awesome experience the instructors are top notch. Patient and help you get a great workout at whatever level your at. I never took a class like this and i learned right away while getting a great workout great place to go even if your a beginner intermediate or advanced . Solid A+ facility .

-John Garcia

Last year I had both knees replaced and thou I had therapy, I still wasn’t where I wanted to be strength wise. Found this place 3 months ago started taking boot camp and kick boxing classes with an amazing trainer ( Brett), and I’m moving much better , getting stronger and at 59 years young😍I’m doing cardio, strength training, boxing, etc..., things I didn’t even do at 18 . It’s challenging, however it’s time to work on a better me!

-Annie Collins

The coaching staff here is very welcoming and humble. The students are also very friendly and help you out with a lot!

They have kick boxing classes, wrestling, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and cardio classes to keep you in shape.

Joey is a great guy and very friendly, I love this gym! 5Stars.

-Yonathan Ornelas


USKO has been the school of champions since 1972! We are focusing on employing the highest quality instructor’s and supplying them with all the tools and teaching skills to help develop the students to the best of there abilities.



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