Archive for January, 2010

Discover the Proven Formula to Build Your Child’s CONFIDENCE, FOCUS, and SELF-ESTEEM to Prepare Them for School and for Life!

January 31, 2010

USA Martial Arts in Paradise Valley / Phoenix Arizona specializes in teaching self-defense to children with little-to-no experience our traditional character building MIXED MARTIAL ARTS curriculum in a beginner-friendly training environment.

Integrating the best of TAEKWONDO and HAPKIDO, our traditional MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) program for children can help your child get into better shape, become more focused and confident. Our pre-planned KIDS KARATE classes are fun, dynamic and change often so they’ll never get bored with our training.

And, our 30 day money back guarantee at our Paradise Valley Arizona martial arts school gives you the freedom to train here risk-free for 30 days to help you determine if we are the best martial arts school for you.

Not only that, you can receive more personal attention in our limited class sizes that you just can’t get anywhere else. We even have multiple certified Black Belts Instructors in each class, ensuring you learn from qualified martial arts teachers.

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Amazing Power Kick Brick Break by Anthony Miles

January 30, 2010

Check out this cool video of my friend and USA Martial Arts 3rd Dan Black Belt Anthony Miles.

You may also recognize him as an award-winning film maker and video producer. He’s the mastermind behind the USA Martial Arts commercials and web video advertising.
Link: http://4thWallTVandFilm.com

John Nottingham’s Fire Brick Break Attempt for the USA Martial Arts Breakathon Demo in Glendale Arizona

January 28, 2010

25 Fire Brick Breaking Attempt by John Nottingham of USA Martial Arts Phoenix Arizona

Fire Break Posted on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuqxI07EulI thanks to Anthony Miles at http://4thWallTVandFilm.com

Several years ago my USA Martial Arts Arizona team and I were looking for ways to attract positive media attention for our annual USA Martial Arts charity breakathon. We wanted something newsworthy that the local press in Arizona would be interested in covering. Each year we do a breakathon, breaking sponsored boards and bricks with proceeds going to charities like the Break The Chain of Child Abuse Foundation. http://Breakathon.comIt started off as a bright idea and turned out to be something else.

“Set yourself on fire and others will gather to watch you burn.”
I have been known for my enthusiasm but was this idea half baked?
We came up with a the idea that I would revisit my brick break. For sensationalism and an element of danger to set it apart from other breaks, it would be set the stack of bricks on fire. Great, risking myself as a S’more. I sure hope the press showed up and it helped us hit our donation goal. If I had only known.

The breakathon went well and everyone was generous. It came time for the grand finale. We set up the 25 bricks, 10 as two stacks of 5 in the back, then the stack of 15 in the front. This was the biggest break I had ever personally attempted, my record being 12 bricks years earlier at a then 155lbs.

You would think than a former Airborne Paratrooper would be sharp enough to check wind conditions. Oops. Two cans of accelerant and several “Don’t try this at home” fire safety warnings to the audience later, we had ignition.

212, 220, 250F

“Wooovf”, gotta love that sound. I heard the audience make a collective “oooh” sound, apparently surprised at the intensity of the heat and enormity of flames. It was already a blistering summer 118 degree Arizona day before the fire. Then it grew quiet.The wind blew the intensely hot flames directly at me. Never had I used so much fuel. I then had to make a decision to press on or bail out. I decided to let the flames die down a bit. Unfortunately the extra time meant it burned hotter and heated up the bricks.

Bust out the marshmallows, I wasn’t going to let anyone down.

The first 10, set in two stacks of five bricks went well. Adrenaline and training took care of that part. I took a moment to gain my footing and prepare for the 15. I wanted to jump in and get out as quickly as possible to reduce my exposure to the intense heat and hopefully, prevent my hair or clothing from catching fire. Turning myself into a crispy critter wasn’t what I had in mind for positive media exposure for the breakathon.

As soon as I was in the air I knew I should have had a platform from which to jump. I just didnt have enough height or weight to drill through all of them. I could feel the energy return to my body from when the break stopped. I took mental note of my arm to feel if anything was on fire, broken or dislocated. All systems go.

Kicking off the top broken brick pieces I then hit the remaining 5 to finish it. I was a bit disappointed in myself for not getting all the way through them on the first try. I put that emotion into the last hit and got a clean break.

“Stop, drop and roll.”
Students came up to me after the break amidst the applause. I assumed they were going to congratulate me or show concern for my safety. Ha! Instead one held out a camera and was taking a picture of my singed hair, missing eyebrow and eyelashes. I couldn’t help but chuckle. Maybe I’ll post those photos in the future if readers have such an interest.

Note to self… don’t use hair gel to spike hair if planning to stick face near open flames.

In the end Mom was right when she said, “Don’t play with fire”. Despite promises, the press never showed but thanks to my friend Anthony Miles at 4thWallTVandFilm.com he captured it on video. However, it turned out positive in that it was one of our highest fund raising years for charity. Thanks Arizona.

Author’s Bio

 

John Nottingham is a recognized expert in personal protection, author, consultant, speaker and a founder of Nottingham Sword and Shield; Security, Scottsdale Bodyguards and the USA Martial Arts national chain of schools. He resides in Scottsdale Arizona and provides professional consultation and training, products, and services related to self-defense, personal security, and physical conditioning. He has trained in martial arts for over 25 years including Taekwondo (6th Degree Black Belt Hall of Fame Master), Tang Soo Do, MooDukKwan, Hapkido/Hwarang Do, Jujitsu, Aikido, Filipino Martial Arts/Arnis, PFS Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Kickboxing, Kyusho-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Wushu Kung Fu, Shamrock Submission Fighting, and weaponry. He developed his own integrative MMA or mixed martial arts curriculum designed for the average person to use for self defense and a healthy lifestyle.

Master Nottingham also served honorably in a USAR Military Intelligence Det. of a Special Forces (Airborne) unit where he developed a unique hand to hand combat course. He is currently hosting lifestyle and wellness events to train companies and individuals how to increase performance, improve health and vitality for an improved lifestyle. An award-winning instructor, he is a certified fitness instructor, personal trainer, boxing and Yoga teacher. He is a proud board member of the Break The Chain Foundation Children’s Charity.

For more info see: http://AskTheMartialArtsMaster.comScottsdale:http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
Security and Executive Protection: http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com Self Defense Seminars Speaking and Instruction:http://ScottsdaleSelfDefense.comPhoenix, Glendale, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Mesa: http://USA-MartialArts.com Antioch, Illinois, Salem/Paddock Lake Wisconsin http://USAMartialArtsSchools.com
Scottsdale Academy. Serving: Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, DC Ranch, Grayhawk, McDowell Mountain Ranch, Troon, The Village, Silverleaf, North Scottsdale Neighborhood. Zip codes: 85260, 85262, 85259, 85255, 85254, 85250 Tel. 480.443.0088
Member: Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale Airpark Rotary, NAPMA, MAIA, MATA and more Photos courtesy of Anthony Miles and USA Martial Arts Arizona students. http://4thWallTVandFilm.com

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USA Martial Arts Arizona Self Defense and Fitness for Adults Video on Youtube

January 27, 2010

New Youtube Video of John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts of Scottsdale and soon to be Paradise Valley / Phoenix Arizona.

Check out our new video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIuQueLKysI

Created by Mr. Anthony Miles at 4 Wall TV and Film, the short video describes the benefits and services of John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Schools in Scottsdale/soon to be Paradise Valley Phoenix at Tatum and Greenway. It was shot in one evening during a recent belt promotion at the John Nottingham’s Martial Arts of Scottsdale HQ location.

http://4thwalltvandfilm.com/

Author’s Bio

John Nottingham is a recognized expert in personal protection, author, consultant, speaker and a founder of Nottingham Sword and Shield; Security, Scottsdale Bodyguards and the USA Martial Arts national chain of schools. He resides in Scottsdale Arizona and provides professional consultation and training, products, and services related to self-defense, personal security, and physical conditioning. He has trained in martial arts for over 25 years including Taekwondo (6th Degree Black Belt Hall of Fame Master), Tang Soo Do, MooDukKwan, Hapkido/Hwarang Do, Jujitsu, Aikido, Filipino Martial Arts/Arnis, PFS Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Kickboxing, Kyusho-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Wushu Kung Fu, Shamrock Submission Fighting, and weaponry. He developed his own integrative MMA or mixed martial arts curriculum designed for the average person to use for self defense and a healthy lifestyle.

Master Nottingham also served honorably in a USAR Military Intelligence Det. of a Special Forces (Airborne) unit where he developed a unique hand to hand combat course. He is currently hosting lifestyle and wellness events to train companies and individuals how to increase performance, improve health and vitality for an improved lifestyle. An award-winning instructor, he is a certified fitness instructor, personal trainer, boxing and Yoga teacher. He is a proud board member of the Break The Chain Foundation Children’s Charity.

For more info see:http://AskTheMartialArtsMaster.comScottsdale:http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
Security and Executive Protection: http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com Self Defense Seminars Speaking and Instruction:http://ScottsdaleSelfDefense.comPhoenix, Glendale, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Mesa: http://USA-MartialArts.com Antioch, Illinois, Salem/Paddock Lake Wisconsin http://USAMartialArtsSchools.com
Scottsdale Academy. Serving: DC Ranch, Grayhawk, McDowell Mountain Ranch, Troon, The Village, Silverleaf, North Scottsdale Neighborhood. Zip codes: 85260, 85262, 85259, 85255, 85254, 85250 Tel. 480.443.0088
Member: Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale Airpark Rotary, NAPMA, MAIA, MATA and more

New USA Martial Arts for Kids Video on Youtube

January 24, 2010

New John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts of Scottsdale and soon to be Paradise Valley Arizona.

Check out our new video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK9t_A24o3w

Created by Mr. Anthony Miles at 4 Wall TV and Film, the short video describes the benefits and services of John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Schools in Scottsdale/soon to be Paradise Valley Phoenix at Tatum and Greenway. It was shot in one evening during a recent belt promotion at the John Nottingham’s Martial Arts of Scottsdale HQ location.

http://4thwalltvandfilm.com/

Thanks to our awesome students for making it fun and the very kind testimonials. Our new website will be launched soon as well as for Nottingham Sword and Shield Security.

God bless and best wishes for a tremendous 2010.

John Nottingham

PS Just some bonus eye candy, here is the amazing Mr. Anthony Miles, USA Martial Arts 3 Dan with his kick brick break at a Black Belt Spectacular.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK9t_A24o3w

Author’s Bio

John Nottingham is a recognized expert in personal protection, author, consultant, speaker and a founder of Nottingham Sword and Shield; Security, Scottsdale Bodyguards and the USA Martial Arts national chain of schools. He resides in Scottsdale Arizona and provides professional consultation and training, products, and services related to self-defense, personal security, and physical conditioning. He has trained in martial arts for over 25 years including Taekwondo (6th Degree Black Belt Hall of Fame Master), Tang Soo Do, MooDukKwan, Hapkido/Hwarang Do, Jujitsu, Aikido, Filipino Martial Arts/Arnis, PFS Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Kickboxing, Kyusho-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Wushu Kung Fu, Shamrock Submission Fighting, and weaponry. He developed his own integrative MMA or mixed martial arts curriculum designed for the average person to use for self defense and a healthy lifestyle.

Master Nottingham also served honorably in a USAR Military Intelligence Det. of a Special Forces (Airborne) unit where he developed a unique hand to hand combat course. He is currently hosting lifestyle and wellness events to train companies and individuals how to increase performance, improve health and vitality for an improved lifestyle. An award-winning instructor, he is a certified fitness instructor, personal trainer, boxing and Yoga teacher. He is a proud board member of the Break The Chain Foundation Children’s Charity.

For more info see: http://AskTheMartialArtsMaster.com Scottsdale:http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
Security and Executive Protection: http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com Self Defense Seminars Speaking and Instruction:http://ScottsdaleSelfDefense.com Phoenix, Glendale, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Mesa: http://USA-MartialArts.com Antioch, Illinois, Salem/Paddock Lake Wisconsin http://USAMartialArtsSchools.com
Scottsdale Academy. Serving: DC Ranch, Grayhawk, McDowell Mountain Ranch, Troon, The Village, Silverleaf, North Scottsdale Neighborhood. Zip codes: 85260, 85262, 85259, 85255, 85254, 85250 Tel. 480.443.0088
Member: Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale Airpark Rotary, NAPMA, MAIA, MATA and more

USA Martial Arts New Location

January 23, 2010

Greetings students and friends:

We are very excited to announce good news. Our broker reached an agreement with the Albertsons anchored shopping center at Tatum and Greenway in Paradise Valley/Phoenix for our new space. This is just minutes from our previous location. We will move into a temporary 1800sf location in the center until such time as our permanent space becomes available and we build our suite.

Under new management, the new 2400 square foot facility will be larger and better equipped, making it one of the finest in the region. It will feature fitness equipment, free hanging MMA heavy bags, a kid zone, as well as a new array of services, including day camp and after school martial arts.

The school will also feature separate classes for Yoga, MMA Grappling and IMPACT Cardio/Strength Fitness Kickboxing. Personal training, massage and other services will also be available. We will be significantly expanding class time options for your convenience and scheduling flexibility. Students can also look forward to our own XMA Demo Team, as well as a Parkour FreeRunning tricking training.

Please join our Facebook page for USA Martial Arts to keep updated. Thanks to ImageOne, our new http://USA-MartialArts.com site will launch soon, so make sure we have your current email and contact information.

Respectfully,

John Nottingham & the USA Martial Arts Team

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January 23, 2010

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