Meet our Instructors

Luis Auza - Sensei - USSD Karate

Sensei Luis Auza – Chief Instructor

Sensei Luis M. Auza – Chief Instructor

Sensei Luis has been training in Martial Arts since he was 5 years old.  He has trained in different styles of Martial Arts, and holds rank in Shotokan Karate and Shaolin Kempo, in which he holds the rank of 3rd degree Black Belt.  He graduated from Irvine Valley College, and attended the University of California Irvine, graduating with a Degree on Applied Science.  Later on, he worked in the computer field for a few years.  He joined United Studios of Self Defense in 2004, and has been teaching professionally for more than 8 years.  He specializes in forms and weapons.  In his spare time, he enjoys movies and classical music.




Lori Li

Sensei Lori Li – Senior Sensei / Studio Manager

Sensei Lori Li – Senior Sensei /  Studio Manager

Sensei Lori has been a long time fan of Martial Arts, ever since she was little.  She is originally from the Republic of Taiwan and has been living in the United States from age 15.  She went to school at the University of California, San Diego and graduated as a Math Major.  After working in the Computer field as a programmer, she completed a Masters in IT at California State University, Fullerton.  She joined United Studios of Self Defense in Irvine and immediately felt in love with the training.  She decided to make Martial Arts her lifestyle about 6 years ago.  She currently holds the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo.  She loves working with kids and enjoys weapons training.  Her favorite weapon is the Nunchaku.  She also enjoys reading and watching movies.