USSD + SHAOLIN
On June 6, 2000 Headmaster and founder of United Studios of Self Defense, Charles Mattera and his student Master Steve DeMasco were promoted to
Grandmaster by Great Master Shi Yongxin, the Abbot of the Shaolin Temple. The Abbot presented the diplomas to Grandmaster Mattera and Grandmaster
DeMasco in a ceremony which was witnessed by more than 160 United Studios of Self Defense students participating in this once in a lifetime
There is a 13′ tall stone monument at the entrance of the temple in honor of and in recognition to USSD for its contributions to the martial
arts and Shaolin philosophies throughout the United States - from www.ussd.com.