The UKS is a Karate organization that was originated by Robert and Mary Anne Nicholson. In 1988 they separated affiliation with the American Karate System, which they felt was not headed philosophically in the direction they wanted to go. They formed their own organization, together with over 75 Black Belts. Since that time there have been over 125 Black Belts who have joined the membership of the UKS. There are member schools located in Bowling Green and Napoleon, Ohio. Black Belt members meet the first Sunday of each month, to update their training on requirements, or learn about other martial arts.

Affiliated Schools
The other schools of the United Karate System are taught by other instructors, and are located in separate facilities from where the Hanns teach.

The Bowling Green State University Continuing and Extended Education Adult Karate program is taught by Jim Hasenfratz, 2nd Degree Black Belt. The class meets on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the St Thomas More University Parish gymnasium, 425 Thurstin St., Bowling Green, OH.

The Findlay UKS Karate program, taught by Paris Hanners, 3rd Degree Black Belt, is currently inactive.

More information about the UKS is available by visiting the United Karate System website.