Welcome to the United States Karate Organization
Since 1972, the United States Karate Organization - Family Training Centers have been bringing the challenge and excitement of our Martial Arts Training Programs to men, women, and children of all ages. Whether your interest in Martial Arts is for self-defense, as a sport, or simply for the love of the art itself, you'll find the training programs offered here are tailored to meet your individual needs.
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News and Events
USKO's Annual Black Belt Training & Toast
USKO Holiday Sale
Congratulations to our promoted students!
New Muay Thai Shorts
Available in all sizes for only $38 in our Pro Shop.
Keiko Backpack Gear Bags
Get'em while you can. Only $55 in our Pro Shop.
Sensei Joey to Represent the United States at K-1’s “World Max Final 16”
From September 4, 2013 Press Release
Riverside native Joey Pagliuso has risen to the kickboxing world's elite ranks. Pagliuso will be representing the United States in the prestigious K-1 "World Max Final 16" in Mallorca Spain on September 14, 2013. K-1 has, for nearly 20 years, held tournaments in 38 countries. As the first American fighter in over 10 years to advance to the K-1 Final 16, Pagliuso is also only the second US fighter to ever qualify.
The son of Joe & Sandra Pagliuso, founders of Riverside's respected USKO Martial Arts Schools, Joey is married to the reigning Mrs. Riverside - Desiree Pagliuso-Nava. Joey grew up learning Karate from the time he could walk, and graduated from Riverside's Ramona High School.
A longtime fan of K-1, Joey hoped to one day fight for the promotion. Then, after a number of years fighting on the Muay Thai circuit, in the fall of 2012 Joey was invited to fight in K-1's celebrated return to the US - "K-1 Rising" at the LA Sports Arena. With a KO win over Ben Yelle at "K-1 Rising", Joey moved on to the K-1 World Max Qualifiers in Calgary Canada, where he defeated Canada's own Mukai Maromo via knockout.
Now, on September 14th from Mallorca Spain, and streaming live via Epicentre.tv, Pagliuso hopes to be the first US fighter to move beyond the round of 16 in the K-1 "World Max" Championship Tournament.
You can read more coverage from The Press Enterprise here.
First Test in USKO's New Corona Studio
Preparing for K-1 Final in Spain
Sensei Joey gets ready for K-1 Final 16 in Spain with USKO black belt and Lion Fight World Champ, Tiffany van Soes,t and UFC former champ Lyoto Machida.
USKO Corona Update
Great class at USKO Corona. The gym is coming together and looking better everyday.
K-1 World Max Final16 – September 14, 2013
The event will stream live from Mallorca, Spain at www.epiccentre.tv.
Dominic takes second at the North American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation tournament.
Win a Free Ticket to the MMA World Series of Fighting
New Muay Thai Shorts in Stock
Sizes range from XXS to XXL and are $38.
Free Seminar: Mental Aspects of Performance
Wednesday, July 3
7:00 p.m. at USKO
Dio Saucedo, PhD, is a performance consultant and educator dedicated to helping athletes and artists optimize mental performance in their given fields.
Open to all members and non-members. Please see the front desk for more information.
New Zumba Classes Begin on Monday July 15
Mondays and Wednesdays
6:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Eddy and Xavier with their medals from their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament
Pacheco Brothers Win Jiu Jitsu Gold!
Check out Sensei Joey's Knockout Win at the K-1 Calgary World Tour
On June 8, 2013, Joey knocked out Mukai Maromo in the second round. Check out the video below. Joey's fight begins 5:14m into the video.
Sensei Joey's Knockout Makes Muay Thai Authority's Top 10
Check out the article here.
May 2013 Testing
Congratulations to our recently promoted students!
Photos from Sensei Joey's MTAA National Welterweight Fight
Check out the photos here.
Congratulations to Sensei Joey, MTAA National Welterweight Champ
Read the whole story and see the amazing photos by Sensei Steve Brazill here.
Self Defense Seminar
A few pictures from our Self Defense Seminar back in April.
Gun Self Defense
Sensei Art Akins, USKO karate black belt for over 35 year and firearms instructor, taught our 12 noon karate class some basic gun self defense.
Purple & Green Belt Karate Champs Every Tuesday & Thursday at 4:15
M-One Grand Muay Thai Promo Video
See Sensei Joey talk about his upcoming fight on May 16.
Deep Stretch Class on Fridays
Join USKO Fridays for the Deep Stretch Class at 4:15 p.m. to focus on stretching sore muscles and relaxing your body and mind from the long week. This class is open to all USKO members at no extra charge.
Muay Thai Morning Class
USKO Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students getting ready for BJJ tournament!
New T-shirts at USKO!
Get yours today!
All sizes $21.99 each or 2 for $30
Our friend Jemyma "The Golden Girl" Betrian with Malia "Lil' Tiger" Pagliuso after her WBC World Title Fight at WCK Pechanga.
Congratulations to Yvonne on her Muay Thai win at Thai New Year Festival
Professor Fabio's Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class
Ladies Muay Thai with Sensei Sheila
Join them on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:15 p.m.
5 year old Isaac doing Karate with Sensei Brian
6 year old Malia Pagliuso doing Muay Thai with Sensei Joe Pagliuso
Sensei Joey with Professor Fabio Nascimento, USKO's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu head instructor, on the podium with his gold medal
Sensei Joey wins gold at IBJJF Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship on March 22, 2013
MMA Shorts in red and black!
Sizes 30-36. $60.00 each.
Work-Out Towels in navy blue!
Congratulations to Rene who won WCK's main event on March 16th!
USKO Muay Thai Seminar
Come train with WBC Muay Thai World Champion
JEMYMA "The Golden Girl" BETRIAN!
Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 pm
Everyone is welcome!
$30 per person,
$20 for USKO BBA & Black Belts
Self Defense Seminar
Wednesday, April 10 at 6:45 pm
USKO Fitness Members may attend with a guest for free.
$30 for Non-members.
Our class will teach you how to defend yourself
from an attacker grabbing your
hair, wrist, throat or belongings.
Xavier Wins Bronze Medal at All Americas' Jiu Jitsu Tournament!
Way to go Xavier! Congratulations!
Sensei Joey Wins Gold Medal at All Americas' Jiu Jitsu Tournament!
Come Join the Fun!
Karate, Muay Thai & Jiu Jitsu.
Best Boot Camp Around!
Tuedays and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
New USKO Apparel!
Kid's Tanks, $18
Dry Fit Jersey, $30
New Girl's Shirts, $22
Read USKO Karate News and Events by Year:
- 2012 USKO News and Events
- 2011 USKO News and Events
- 2010 USKO News and Events
- 2009 USKO News and Events
- 2008 USKO News and Events
- 2007 USKO News and Events