Archive for March, 2010

How To Win Friends and Influence People The Martial Arts Way

March 20, 2010

Have Your Child Learn These Principles at USA Martial Arts

How to Win Friends and Influence People, the grandfather of all people-skills books was published in 1937.

“How to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated.” -Review on

This classic is required reading for USA Martial Arts Black Belt. Why? Because it shares our Martial Arts moral culture and philosophy of courtesy. We believe that respect is earned, character counts and manners matter.

Financial success, Carnegie believed, is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to “the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people.” He teaches the skills through underlying principles of dealing with people so that they feel important and appreciated.” USA Martial Arts students learn this through the lessons and experiences taught in each class. They also see it in their instructor role models.

We believe that these lessons are why so many of our students earn scholarships at major Universities, have remarkable discipline and success in various endeavors. We work hard to instill the skills necessary to give our students an edge in life. We know this comes from instilling a sense of responsibility, positive attitude and mature character.

If you would like your child to learn and experience these skills, consider enrolling them today in USA Martial Arts Character & Leadership Development programs.

USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley is located near North Scottsdale and Cave Creek in Phoenix Arizona at Tatum and Greenway.

Arizona’s Premier Martial Arts in Paradise Valley

March 19, 2010

USA Martial Arts PV Self Esteem Specialists!

About USA Martial Arts
Arizona’s Premier Martial Arts – Paradise Valley Phoenix Scottsdale

USA Martial Arts – PV Phoenix has been offering instruction and training in Martial Arts since 1992. Located in Paradise Valley Phoenix, AZ, USA Martial Arts – Paradise Valley has produced champions in life as well as in the Martial Arts.

Headed by John Nottingham (Founder) and a staff of expert instructors and managers, USA Martial Arts – PV offers a number of programs for physical fitness and instruction in integrative classical MMA [Mixed Martial Arts] for self defense.

How to Contact Us

We invite you to come and visit our facility located at 4757 E Greenway Rd Suite #107A Phoenix, AZ, 85032 and consider enrolling in one of our outstanding programs such as our Little Tigers program (ages 3-6), our Discovery Basic Training Program, our Black Belt Training Program, our Mastery Leadership Training Program, or our IMPACT Kickboxing MMA Training Program.

You can also reach us through Direct E-Mail or our Contact Form. You can also call us on the phone at: 602.896.8721. Please refer to our Hours of Operation to call us within our business hours.

Thank You for Visiting Us Online

Thank you for visiting our website, we hope that we have provided you with enough information to help you in your search for a Martial Arts training facility. We hope to meet you in the near future.

– USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley Phoenix

Why do PV moms and dads bring their children to USA Martial Arts?

March 18, 2010
Self Esteem Specialists!

PV USA Martial Arts | Self Esteem Specialists!

Why do moms and dads bring their children to USA Martial Arts?

Why do moms and dads bring their children to USA Martial Arts?
Four main reasons…

1 Concentration & Focus

2 Self Discipline

3 Self Confidence

4 Self Defense


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Our Paradise Valley Karate for Kids Program

>> Over the past 25 years, USA Martial Arts has helped thousands of children increase their CONCENTRATION/FOCUS, SELF DISCIPLINE and overall SELF CONFIDENCE while teaching them how to defend themselves.

>> USA MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES are taught in a SAFE, FUN and EXCITING environment.

>> We begin by teaching SELF DISCIPLINE, OR WHAT WE CALL NON-QUITTING SPIRIT. Discipline helps children achieve and ACHIEVEMENT develops CONFIDENCE.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How old does my child have to be to start?
Children start from 3 years of age and up. Our classes are divided by age group:
3-7 yrs: Tiny Tigers
8-12 yrs: Taekwondo Karate Kids
Teens: XMA EXtreme Martial Arts

Q: Will my child become more aggressive?
A: No. Children who learn self defense become less aggressive and more assertive. Studies have shown that children who learn self defense carry themselves in a more confident manner and are less likely to get into confrontation.

Here’s what people are saying about our children’s program…

“USA Martial Arts is the best thing we’ve ever done for our boys.” -Dr. Tim Lukavsky
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USA Martial Arts – Karate for Kids Programs Childrens Karate, Taekwondo, Self Defense in Paradise Valley Phoenix Arizona

March 18, 2010

Kids TKD Karate Class Paradise Valley USA Martial Arts Builds Confidence

USA Martial Arts – Karate for Kids Programs Childrens Karate, Taekwondo, Self Defense in Paradise Valley Phoenix Arizona

USA Martial Arts – Karate for Kids Programs
Childrens Karate, Taekwondo, Self Defense in Paradise Valley Phoenix Arizona

We offer several Karate programs for children ranging from basicTaekwondo, Self-defense, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Child safety, Leadership, Fitness, life skills building and more.

Over the years USA Martial Arts has come to realize that there are many reasons for studying Martial Arts and we have worked hard to develop programs that will help realize those goals. A low Student to Instructor raio is maintained at all times to ensure that nobody gets lost in the crowd. This has helped establishPARADISE VALLEY MARTIAL ARTS as a leader in the martial arts industry. We are dedicated to enhancing the physical capabilities and maximizing the self-defense skills of all our students.

A new version of The Karate Kid will star Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan and Taraji P. Henson.

March 16, 2010

A new version of The Karate Kid will star Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan and Taraji P. Henson.

We’re taking you to the new Karate Kid movie!

“Life can knock us down but we can choose to get back up.”, Jackie Chan reprising the role of the wise mentor Mr. Miyagi (masterfully played by Pat Morita).

A new version of The Karate Kid will star Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan and Taraji P. Henson. Sony released a new trailer for The Karate Kid, its modern update of the Ralph Macchio/Pat Morita 1984 classic, in which Jaden Smith travels to China and learns some valuable lessons about life from kung fu teacher Jackie Chan. So bring in your Kung Fu Kids and Karate Kids to take advantage of our new Paradise Valley USA Martial Arts school special.

New Paradise Valley Scottsdale USA Martial Arts Now Enrolling.
Start today and we’ll take you to see The new Karate Kid movie. 602.896.8721

KARATE FOR KIDS, A self-confidence others won’t mess with

March 16, 2010

A self-confidence others won’t mess with

Kids Martial Arts classes at USA Martial Arts Karate dojo

“Hiyaa!” yells nine year old Kyle as he kicks and punches towards his partner.

But much to the relief of the mothers watching from the sidelines at USA Martial Arts karate dojo in Paradise Valley Phoenix Arizona, nobody gets hurt. Taught to move and practice in accordance with the strict rules of karate, the children in Master Nottingham’s class have learned the self-discipline to punch and kick without causing injury.

While he emphasizes that karate cannot substitute for the values and self-confidence that parents ought to be imparting at home, Nottingham, a sixth-degree blackbelt and founder of the USA Martial Arts and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security, points out that acquiring this kind of self-discipline can help children to grow and develop both physically and mentally.

“Parents have to teach values,” Nottingham explains. “But there is something called ‘karate confidence’ that comes from discipline, and these are the things we teach. Karate demands truth, courage, sincerity, perseverance, justice and concentration. If the children become involved in our confidence building martial arts school, it positively influences them for a lifetime. We equip children to have the ability and inner-strength to back up the values that parents teach at home.

“Many kinds of children come to study karate. Some are angry and violent. Some are fearful or shy. Some are physically weak or overweight. All became stronger and more healthy through our martial arts program. We make good kids even better.”

At Nottingham’s Paradise Valley Martial Arts dojo on a typical evening, boys and girls as young as 3 join in the training. “Each person is different and our instructors look for ways to bring out their gifts and develop talents while encouraging good attitude, character and making it fun,” says Nottingham.

Children begin with a personal development message like responsibility, then warm-ups, and leg stretches. Nottingham stands at the head of the class, performing kicks and punches that inspire awe in the kids. By the end of the class, boys and girls are paired off by size, their pint-size bodies rushing with adrenaline as they smile, punch, and kick with astounding confidence.

“Children are different than adults, having a shorter attention span and learn differently,” says Nottingham. “It’s a matter finding creative and fun ways to teach integrity, self control and concentration. We call it edutainment.”

“I don’t just want to teach them technique,” he notes, “I want to teach them how to excel in any endeavor, believe in themselves as leaders and develop healthy, safer habits. Our program teaches goal setting and instills self discipline in an encouraging manner. This is why so many of our children are so often are recruited by sports coaches and go on to receive scholarships for University.”

Today more than 40 million people worldwide practice martial art, for health and exercise, but it retains its edge. Karate Confidence, USA Martial Arts instructors teach, is the best way to avoid a confrontation.

USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley new school Confidence Karate Class for children has convenient schedules even for the busiest families from Monday through Saturday at the Tatum and Greenway location. For more information, call 602.896.8721 or visit

Kids Karate for Confidence Opens in PV

March 16, 2010

USA Martial Arts Kids Karate Paradise Valley

Kids Karate for Confidence
New Paradise Valley Martial Arts School Specializes in Teaching Children to Believe in Themselves and Discover Inner Strength

Kids Karate for Confidence is a program designed for children by USA Martial Arts Master and bodyguard trainer John Nottingham. He recently opened a new Paradise Valley Martial Arts school in Phoenix Arizona.

The program is specifically designed to build up confidence for many youngsters who are often intimidated by other children, either in the classroom or in the playground. If they have self-belief they are less likely to become targets.

Through their Taekwondo Karate Kids training and the whole ethos of USA Martial Arts PV Karate (i.e. to help others, to be a strong confident person by continuous self-improvement through a lifelong process of learning) they will become good members of our society.

They are now enrolling students for 75% off normal tuition prices.

“Get One Week of Martial Arts Lessons Absolutely Free!”

March 15, 2010

“Get One Week of Martial Arts Lessons Absolutely Free!”

Yes! I want to receive ONE FREE WEEK of martial arts lessons with a black belt instructor!
Click on the Link HERE to sign up for your FREE trial program today!
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Help your child become more confident, get into better shape, and learn how to defend himself if he had to!

You’ve heard how positive Martial Arts lessons are for kids, now you let your kid try them all without future obligation to see if they are indeed right for him!

You Have Nothing to Lose
We want to make sure you have everything you need to make a smart, informed decision about our martial arts program without having to commit to it or even pay for it first, which is why we’re making this limited time offer to you:

Receive ONE WEEK of FREE Martial Arts lessons — that’s two full hours of instruction with a black belt instructor — at absolutely no cost to you whatsoever!
Simply put, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking us up on this limited time offer.

Beginners Are Our Specialty
At USA Martial Arts Studio in Paradise Valley, Phoenix Arizona our specialty is teaching children with little-to-no experience the our specially designed TAEKWONDO KARATE FOR KIDS Martial Art. Our specialty is building SELF ESTEEM and CONFIDENCE.

Our internationally certfied black belt instructors will take your child step by step through several Martial Arts fundamentals and self-defense techniques to help you evaluate and determine if our PV Martial Art program is right for your son or daughter.

What Your Child will Learn
Three self-defense techniques every kid should know
How to properly position your body if you’re ever confronted with a bully or stranger
Learn how to avoid becoming a victim
And much more!

All you have to do is fill out and submit the form to receive this exclusive offer — all with no future obligation whatsoever. We’ve taught thousands of kids our award-winning childrens martial arts safety and self esteem building skills. Now you can give the edge to your kids!

Click on the link below to receive ONE FREE WEEK of martial arts lessons!

USA Martial Arts 602.896.8721
SW Corner of Tatum & Greenway
Kids Martial Arts Karate, Kung Fu, Taekwondo MMA Classes serving Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek Arizona


Welcome to USA Martial Arts Studios of Self Defense!

March 15, 2010

Welcome to USA Martial Arts Studios of Self Defense!

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced martial artist, USA Martial Arts Studios of Self Defense has a program to fit your needs. Men, women, and children of all ages and professions participate in our Private & Group Training Programs.

Our mission is to share the wonder, cultural education and life-enhancing wellness of Martial Arts with as many people in Arizona possible. It is our sincere belief that the versatility of our MMA (mixed martial arts) system, combined with our proven methods of Professional Instruction, truly makes USA Martial Arts PV as “America’s Martial Arts for Kids and Families Leader” !! And with that in mind, we want to continue to grow and establish our safe and friendly studio environments, where people of all ages can experience how the power of the Martial Arts can enhance the quality of their life.

The USA Martial Arts Self Defense System is an ever-changing wealth of knowledge that is always interesting and fun to learn. At USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley, you’re not just another student. You will realize your full potential, because you are special to us.

Our family of students come from all walks of life and nationality. We have been here in Arizona since 1992 and are still striving to make our community a safer place by offering women’s self defense classes and community awareness clinics available to everyone.

Our dedicated staff of instructors are well trained in teaching both children and adults. We are very excited to have you come look around the studio and meet our friendly instructors and students. Before you know it, you will be enjoying the benefits of a healthier, more relaxed, goal oriented, long lasting life through the Martial Arts.

We hope to see you soon at our Paradise Valley Phoenix location at Tatum and Greenway and look forward to guiding you down your own path in the Martial Arts!

We are sure you have questions, so we set up a few options to guide you and help you get started.

Ask about our Hit Like a Girl women’s self defense home or office parties!

Introducing John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley Arizona

March 15, 2010

John Nottingham USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley Arizona

Introducing John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts of Paradise Valley Arizona

John was always told he was too sick to become a Black Belt. But he was determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of not only becoming a Black Belt but to earn the title of Master.

John grew up in a small Midwestern town where most people ended up working, but wanted to one day become and Black Belt and Instructor. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, money was tight, his athletic skills were poor, and he had asthma. But when he met a Korean Martial Arts Teacher who taught him to have an indomitable spirit, he changed his health, and his life.

When people say dreams don’t come true, tell them about John Nottingham. Sometimes a winner is a dreamer who just won’t quit. A soldier, champion, 6th Degree Black Belt and awarded “Master of the Year”, John Nottingham now has a place in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Along with some of his Black Belt students he founded the USA Martial Arts chain of schools, with six affiliate locations, taught thousands of people and has traveled the world training with the Masters.

Today he owns Nottingham Sword & Shield Security and USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley in Phoenix Arizona. He and his staff teach men, women and children self defense and practical security strategies. Here is a brief bio:

John D. Nottingham
International Master Instructor and President of USA Martial Arts

Inducted International Hall of Fame 2005 “Master of the Year”
Awarded Honorary Ph.D. of Philosophy in Martial Arts Science
Former International Competitor and Olympic Style Taekwondo Certified Coach and Referee
American Council on Martial Arts (ACMA) Certified Instructor
Founder of NTS – Personal Safety, Tactical and Security Training Company
Graduate of Gavin de Becker&Associates; Advanced Threat Assessment and Management
Graduate Academy for Protectors
Graduate of BTI Bodyguard Training International
ASIS Security Executive Protection Certified by Robert Oatman
Hand-to-Hand Combatives Course Engineer
Trained and Formerly Licensed CDT Tactical Master with Bodyguard Tom Patire
Jeet Kune Do & Filipino Martial Arts Full Instructor Certification with Paul Vunak (PFS JKD & Filthy MMA)
Submission Fighting Certified SSF Instructor with UFC/MMA Champion Frank Shamrock
Certified Representative: Dr. Stewarts (KIA) Kyushu Jitsu Alliance on pressure points
Certified Boxing Coach
Certified Kickboxing Coach
Certified Yoga Instructor
Ambassador of the Shaolin Temple in China
Bong Soo Han Hapkido Affiliate
Machado Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Affiliate (Cousins of the UFC Gracies)
Board of Advisors: Break The Chain Foundation: Prevention &Treatment of Child Abuse