The Universal Pasha Self-Defense System headquartered in Camden, New Jersey and with classes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was founded and directed by Robert Dickerson, a Grand Master Black Belt with more than forty years of Martial Arts (Karate), Boxing and Kick-Boxing education, training, teaching and experience since 1968.  Grandmaster Dickerson was inducted into 5 prestigious Martial Arts Hall of Fames. His first induction happen at the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, held in Jacksonville, Florida on May 7, 1994.

    With the help and sacrifice of his family, wife Wanda A. Dickerson (Grand Master Black Belt), son Jamal P. Dickerson (7th Degree Master Black Belt), daughter-in-law Ronsha Dickerson (4th Degree Master Black Belt, son Nasir P. Dickerson (5th Degree Master Black Belt), daughter Atiya P. Dickerson-Johnson (4th Degree Master Black Belt), son-in-law Dwayne Johnson (4th Degree Master Black Belt), daughter Ayanna P. Dickerson (2nd Degree Black Belt), they remain a treasure of family, STILL STANDING for the community while making great accomplishments in the Martial Arts and community development.  His school the Universal Pasha Karate School was rated the Best Martial Arts School of Competitors in the United States of America, at the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Ceremony, May 6, 1995 in Akron, Ohio.

The Universal Pasha Karate School has also been inducted into three other prestigious Martial Arts Hall of Fames.  The Karate School was responsible of teaching over ten thousand students since 1984 and has developed one of the largest active Black Belt Staff of champions and teachers in America.  Since 1984 the Universal Pasha Karate School (UPK) participated and competed in more than one thousand-twelve hundred Local, National and World Top A Rated Martial Arts (Karate) Tournaments.  Members of UPK have won thousands of trophies and awards at many local, national and international rated Martial Art tournaments and received accolades and recognition in many prestigious Karate magazines.

The Universal Pasha Karate unique system (style), consist of Katas or Forms and other techniques from the great Martial Art style called Kyokushinkai, founded by Masutatsu Mas Oyama, forms and techniques from the great styles of Shotokan, founded by Gichin Funakoshi and Bando, which was introduced to the United States of America by Dr. Maung Gyi.  Mr. Dickerson is also an associate member of the American Order of Combat, co-founded by Grandmaster Ja'mes Bethel and Grandmaster Jeff Lewis.

Grandmaster Robert H. Dickerson's system is derived from his five Martial Art teachers whom he respects as his Martial Arts and Boxing instructors.  Those men are Grandmaster Ameer (Alfred Dennis), Grandmaster Earley Kelley, Grandmaster Carl G. Beaman, Grandmaster Ja'mes Bethel and The Great Grand Master of Boxing, our Boxing teacher and trainer, Gordon Dickerson better known as Bro. Flash.

THE DICKERSON FAMILY, including Grandmaster Robert Dickerson's brothers, George and Warren Dickerson who are also Grand Masters of the Martial Arts, has been training, studying and teaching the Martial Arts since 1968 to the present.  Their Martial Arts Disciplines and instructions of learning and teaching consist of Japanese, Burmese, Chinese Kenpo, Boxing, Kick-Boxing and Korean Martial Arts.

Grandmaster Robert H. Dickerson and his certified Black Belt teachers dedicate their time and specialized teachings to low-income urban areas, where single parents may need the most help in the development of their children.  The Martial Arts (Karate) offers many benefits such as developing Self-Defense Skills, Self-Confidence, Self-Discipline, Self-Control, Self-Awareness, Self-Worth, Character, Moral Character and Leadership Development.   It will improve mental concentration, balance & coordination, improve your cardiovascular system, reduces stress, tension and help you express yourself physically, mentally and spiritually through body, mind and spirit.