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About Our Business

Welcome to United States Karate Academy! We have been serving our community of San Diego and Chula Vista since 2007! Our passionate team of instructors and staff our here to serve you with the best martial arts training and education in a fun, family, and friendly way. We exist to empower every student to be their best so they can accomplish their goals and dreams. Call us to get started today at 619-548-6070.

Martial Arts Students

We have two locations to serve you:

3191 Sports Arena Blvd, Suite e, San Diego, CA 92110

2445 Fenton St, suite 2, Chula Vista, CA 91914

United States Karate Academy has been in business since June 2007. We teach children as young as 18 months to 3 years old called Diaper Dragons. We have a Tiny Tiger's program from age 3-6 years old, a youth program from 7-12 years old, and Teens/Adults ages 13 and older.

The mission of U.S. Karate Academy is to develop children and adults to be their best by being physically fit, mentally sharp, emotionally stable, and spiritually sound in order to have productive members of our society.

The values of U.S. Karate Academy are: Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Passion, and Mentorship

The vision of U.S. Karate Academy is to graduate every student to Black Belt and Beyond! Empowering every student with character traits and personal development to accomplish their goals and dreams!

Master Sal Convento

Instructor/Owner Sal Convento

Master Sal Convento is a Two-Time World Champion. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served in the U.S. Navy for 10.5 years as a Surface Warfare Officer and Naval Aviator. He holds a Master's of Science Degree in Executive Leadership from University of San Diego and Master's in Management from University of Redlands. A practitioner of the Martial Arts for over 36 years, he earned a Fourth Degree Master Instructor in World Tang Soo Do and a Fourth Degree Black Belt in Karate Do under John Critzos, II from the United States Naval Academy Karate Do. He is owner and Chief Master Instructor of U.S. Karate Academy in San Diego and Chula Vista, California.

Master Convento is passionate about passing on the knowledge his instructors taught him and wants to pass on the baton of knowledge to future generations and leaders of our community. He is the author of the book: Black Belt: The Winning Edge! How Martial Arts Can Help You Achieve Greater Success In Life.

Why Choose United States Karate Academy?

Passionate Instructors

You will be more discipline and confident about every aspect of your life: personally, professionally, and at school.

Character Building Classes in a fun way with small student to teacher ratio.

The classes are design to build your discipline and confidence in a fun and friendly way using the martial arts. We use the physical lessons to implement how you can use discipline, confidence, and focus not just in martial arts but at home, work, and school.

Winning Student

Our Martial Arts Team Takes Great Pride In The Reviews We Receive

See What Our Community Members Say About Our Programs

KL E. La Mesa, CA

We enrolled our son at this dojo in September 2020 after observing that he needed a structured physical activity to engage him during this pandemic. We were impressed with USKA Eastlake's safety protocols and small class sizes in his age group. Simeon is a Tiny Tiger who after 8 weeks has already earned his first stripe on his white belt. He loves the class and it's done a lot for his confidence and character. It's an investment but it's worth it for his joy and our sanity.

Raysa Turner, US Navy Chief Petty Officer

USKA is the best of the best. My oldest son was a student as a Tiny Tiger and he learned a lot. We had to leave San Diego due to military orders and my son was very upset. He had learned courage and discipline plus he made a lot of friends. A few years later we found out that we were coming back to San Diego and that's the first thing that my son asked for. By this time, I already had 2 boys who wanted to sign up again. The staff is very welcoming and caring of their students. I signed them both up and recieved a very good price for them plus the discount. Mr. Sal Convemto is firm and passionate about his studio. He will do whatever it takes to make sure the customers understand that passion and get the best quality there is to offer. Because of that is the reason we came back. We wanted someone who not only knew what he was doing but also was ready to share that with the world. His passion shows through his teachers and other students and that's what I want for my boys. They competed in their first competition today and the smiles on their faces when they received their trophies was priceless. That's what its all about and that's what makes it worth our time. To see how happy my children are knowing that they learned something and were rewarded for it. There is no other karate institute in San Diego that we would go to. I recommend USKA because you will for sure get your money's worth no matter what.

Can't express how great USKA has been for my daughter. She struggles with emotion/behavioral issues which makes school and extracurricular activities extremely difficult. But to our surprise she has taken to karate and the discipline that goes with it. The instructors hold them to a high but reasonable expectation and the kids love it. Give it a try! Master Sal Convento, owner, is a fantastic man and genuinely cares about his students. Not only is he a former world champion in multiple disciplines but also a former Naval aviator who understands military life and will flex to meet your goals, availability, schedule changes and everything else that comes with serving. I wish I could give this place 10 stars!!! Thank you to all the instructors and staff who have made us feel like family.