Archive for April, 2010

Try Before You Buy – Trust but Verify. All Martial Arts Schools Are NOT Created Equal

April 28, 2010

Want To Try Martial Arts Before You Buy?

USA Martial Arts Black Belt Universities
4757 E. Greenway Road, Suite #107A
Phoenix, AZ 85032

The best way to learn more about our program is to come in and see for yourself.
There are many styles of martial arts and we know it can be hard to choose the right school. When you’re here, you can meet our instructors and see a class firsthand. We’ll explain how our program works and how it can benefit you. And we’ll answer any questions you may have.

By the time you leave, you’ll know if our program is right with you. Please let us know when you’d like to come in, and a member of our staff will be waiting to welcome you when you arrive.

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Martial Arts Confidence Camp Ninjas, Pirates, Wizards & Warriors, Karate Kids, Kung Fu Panda, Secret Agents, Fitness, Fun!

April 27, 2010

Register Now at info@usa-martialarts.com

Martial Arts Confidence Camp
Ninjas, Pirates, Wizards & Warriors, Karate Kids, Kung Fu Panda, Secret Agents, Fitness, Fun!

Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix Arizona, USA
Awesome confidence building Martial Arts fun camp with caring leaders. No martial arts experience required. You won’t find a more exciting camp than this!

Parents love the confidence. Kids love the Fun!

Our AWESOME Martial Arts Summer Confidence Camp is exciting, packed full of learning experiences and most of all FUN!

From adventure themes like Wizards & Warriors with padded swords to Pirates of the Caribbean, fun crafts, bully and stranger safety skills, there is always a waiting list for our Camps so contact us today and reserve your childs spot. Summer will be here before you know it. Call now for registration information and an early bird discount!

We accept competitor coupons & match Groupon deals!

Camp Type: Day and/or Evening
Year Established: 1992
Gender: Coed
Age of Campers: 4 to 17 years old
Cost/Week: less than $95.00/wk (1st 10 to register)
Camp Owner(s): Master John Nottingham
Camp Director(s): Amanda Pfeifer / Mark Mayes
Nearest Large City: Phoenix
Camp Focus: Fun Self Esteem, Safety, Self-Defense Skills
Sports Camps: Martial Arts

Special Accommodations:
Weight Loss

Register now and save
http://usa-martialarts.com

info@usa-martialarts.com

Arizona Summer Camp for Kids: Parents and Kids Love Our Summer Camp. Fitness, Fun, Self-Defense, Self Esteem Karate Camp in Phoenix!

April 27, 2010

Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010 Parents and Kids Love Our Summer Camp and Martial Arts Programs!

Parents and Kids Love Our Summer Camp

Fitness, Fun, Self-Defense, Self Esteem Karate Camp Fun!

Parent Checklist: Does Your Kid…

__ Do Your Kids Love Kung Fu Panda, AVATAR The Last Airbender, The Karate Kid?

__ Do Your children pretend to be Ninjas?

__ Do you want your Karate Kid to learn lessons that keep them safe and last a lifetime?

USA Martial Arts Camps provide your child with the chance to develop character, learn valuable life skills, be more fit, make new friends, and discover new interests. Finding the right Summer Camp for your child is important because it will create lasting memories and help them develop skills they will use for the next school year and the rest of their lives!

At USA Martial Arts Summer Camps, our goal is to help parents give kids and teens a summer camp experience in Arizona that will meet the needs of your child and build friendships and memories that last a lifetime.

+ Day & Evening Camps
+ Unparalleled Black Belt Role Models
+ Ages 4 and up
+ Adventure based curriculum
+ Build Practical Skills while Having a Blast

Join the fun!

Register at info@usa-martialarts.com
http://usa-martialarts.com
ONLINE KARATE KID SPECIAL CLICK HERE

#1 Youth Adventure Martial Arts Summer FUN! Karate Camp 2010!

April 27, 2010

USA Martial Arts Adventure Summer Karate Camp in Arizona


#1 Youth Adventure Martial Arts Summer FUN!
Karate Camp at USA Martial Arts Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix Arizona!
Fun, Educational Themes for Kids.

Have your kids:
Improve fitness, self esteem, make friends and make lasting memories this summer at USA Martial Arts KARATE CAMP 2010.

Here are just some of the things your children will learn:

o How to defeat the bully without fighting and other fun self-defense strategies

o Stranger Safety and recognizing unsafe situations in fun role playing exercises without intimidation or scaring

o 911 System and what every firefighter wants your kid to know

o Fit Fun for Life : How to develop the self discipline to make healthy eating choices and lose weight, keep strong and fit with play!

o MusiKick: our copyrighted music/martial arts self esteem, good manners and safety program that teaches kids through the power of music

o NINJAs, Samurais, Kung Fu Panda, Karate Kids games, SPY CAMP Secret Agent Adventure team building exercises and more

o MMA for Kids. Safe, Fun Mixed Martial Arts fun including Sumo, Kicks, Wrestling, and more

Register now at info@usa-martialarts.com

Self Esteem Martial Arts Summer Camp in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix Arizona

April 27, 2010

John Nottingham's USA Martial Arts Scottsdale | Paradise Valley | Phoenix | Arizona

WEBSPECIAL CHILDREN MARTIAL ARTS

Award-Winning Group & Private Training Programs

Students and enthusiasts of Martial Arts have many reasons for their interest in the Martial Arts. Some are drawn to the physical fitness lifestyle and amazing weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add confidence, discipline, and self control to their lives. Some wish to belong to a proud tradition that dates back thousands of years and learn about other cultures. While still others are concerned about practical safety and realistic self-defense. Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, USA Martial Arts offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well. You’ll amaze your friends and yourself with what you will learn at our school.

Tiny Tigers & Little Dragons

The Tiny Tigers and Little Dragons pre-school program is specifically designed for 4 to 6 year olds. The emphasis is on developing attention span, following directions, respect and coordination. The students progress towards learning skills in three general areas. Those areas are Life, Safety and Martial Arts. When the Little Dragon earns their Little Dragon black belt they enter into a transition into the Basic Program.
Basic Program

The Basic Discovery Program offers awesome benefits and a dynamic curriculum for the new Martial Artist in pursuit of BLACK BELT EXCELLENCE. This program is designed to develop fitness, life skills, and personal development to name a few areas of growth as you develop a foundation in Martial Arts Training to take you to black belt.
In the Basic Program the new student can focus on learning the foundation of martial arts blocks, kicks, and strikes. The new student will learn some self defense skill without any contact sparring. This way the student can safely practice his or her skills without pressure. When the program is not challenging enough that it is time to look into upgrading to new challenges.

Black Belt Training Program

The Black Belt Training Program opens up a whole new world for your growth as a Martial Artist. By fully utilizing the Black Belt Club privileges of membership, you will accelerate your learning, strengthen the personal development attributes inherent in training, and most of all, move you into the inner circle of our school. The USA Martial Arts Black Belt Club is an exciting program that has a powerful impact on the lives of its practitioners. However, that impact is in direct proportion to the level of personal commitment the student makes to earn a Black Belt.
Leadership

The USA Martial Arts Leadership Program is designed for the students that want to take their training to the highest level, beyond the requirement of the Black Belt Training!
In addition to all of what the Black Belt Club Program offers, students will be trained on how to make themselves into a leader of champions. Leadership members are introduced to the top leadership training systems. Leadership students get a monthly seminar besides there martial arts classes.

Kickin’ After School Program

Our Kickin’ After School Program is designed as a Safe, Fun and Educational program for 1st throught 8th Graders. Here are just some of the program benefits: Pick up from school, Safe and secure, Trained Staff, Make New Friends, Convenient, Affordable, Daily Martial Arts Classes, Improve Self Esteem, Family Discounts Available.

Kickin’ Summer Camp

Our Kickin’ Camp is a Fun, Safe, High Energy environment for your child this summer. Some of the Kickin’ Camp benefits: Martial arts instruction, Arts and Crafts, Weekly Field Trips, Make New Friends, Affordable, Outside activities, and much more.

Special Programs

Throughout the year, USA Martial Arts Academy conducts special programs which last focus on a specific style, weapon or art. Some of the current special programs is our Chux program, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) program, Martial “Arts” creative kids program. Call the school today for times, dates and more details.

Special Events

USA Martial Arts is known for its extensive program in teaching the Best of many Arts to develop each student into the best Martial Artist. Each year, USA Martial Art’s hosts Seminars with such well known Champions and Masters as UFC Champ Dan “The Beast” Severn, Master Van Patten, Master Nottingham, Grand Master Na, and Weapons Training Programs designed by Master Williams. Join us for an upcomming seminar and take your Martial Arts to the next level!

Unstoppable Confidence from Legendary Self Defense Skills

How can you learn more in less time? The USA Martial Arts curriculum incorporates a combination of techniques and principles from a variety of Martial Arts styles, including some of the more commonly known; Taekwondo, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Hwarang Do, Hapkido, Krav Maga, practical and exotic Weaponry, Jeet Kune Do concepts and others. It is also taught with a much more personalized approach that incorporates our unique teaching technology. Our staff offers over 100 years of combined experience and it shows in our students.
In addition our students learn a “street – smart” practical self-defense method that gives USA Martial Arts students the advantage they need to confidently protect themselves in virtually any situation.

Our approach teaches students to outsmart an opponent and use strategies to gain the upper-hand, often using unconventional tactics that work even for the “underdog”. Some of these unique aspects include advanced threat assessment skills to predict, prevent, deter violence, powerful personal protection planning, and unique skills like using weapons of opportunity to manage potentially dangerous situations.

FREE Kung Fu Kids Classes – Fully Sponsored safety, self-esteem building, fun, fitness curriculum as a community service to introduce USA Martial Arts to the community. Absolutely no obligation. Guaranteed to positively impact your child’s life.

We accept competitors coupons and match Groupon deals.

Register now at info@usa-martialarts.com
Saturdays 10:30am at Tatum & Greenway USA Martial Arts PV
602.896.8721
http://USA-MartialArts.com

FREE Children’s Martial Arts Program in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Phoenix Arizona

April 24, 2010

USA Martial Arts Blog

FREE Children’s Program in Paradise Valley Scottsdale teaches safety.

Free Fully Sponsored Martial Arts Classes for Children

Visit our main site at http://usa-martialarts.com

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Attention Paradise Valley/Scottsdale Arizona Parents

FREE Kung Fu Kids Fitness, Self Esteem and Safety training program during April – Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Have the peace of mind that goes with knowing your child is trained in the basic skills for personal self defense and safety. USA Martial Arts KUNG FU KIDS ESCAPE SCHOOL will teach your child the skills to recognize and avoid an attempted abduction, common lures used by predators and the most important skill in child safety.

Additionally your child will learn how to handle bullies, build better fitness in a safe and fun manner. Paradise Valley USA Martial Arts will be hosting it’s FREE Kung Fu Kids Safety, Fitness and Self Esteem Enrichment program for the month of April. Fully sponsored by Nottingham Sword&Shield; Security and USA Martial Arts so there is no cost or obligation to join.

Since it is fully underwritten by sponsors it is FREE for all children and their parents.

The four week program is designed to teach children how to recognize common ploys and dangerous situations, thereby averting danger and guarding their safety. The enrichment course is being offered for FREE to the general public on Saturdays starting APRIL 3rd from 10:30 a.m. to 11:20am at USA Martial Arts new location in Paradise Valley/Scottsdale at Tatum and Greenway road. Includes a free shirt while supplies last. Ages 4-12. Limited space.

The teaching methods used are designed to educate children without instilling fear, but rather enhancing their confidence and awareness. For more information about the upcoming KUNG FU KIDS program, contact us at info@usa-martialarts.com or visit the USA Martial Arts website at http://usa-martialarts.com.

This is a FREE community service.

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Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010

Risk Assessment & Management

April 24, 2010

Risk Assessment and Management
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security | Nottingham Training Systems

Professionals, celebrities, and other high-risk individuals deal with an increased threat of violence on a daily basis. While a bodyguard is a popular (if costly and sometimes bothersome) option, this is simply not an option for a large number of people.

But what is just as good as having your own personal bodyguard? How about training with somebody who holds the same qualifications as the most sought-after bodyguards in the business? You can indeed become your own bodyguard, without the years of training normally associated it.

John Nottingham, EPS has trained and graduated in several of the most advanced and well-respected programs in the personal protection business, including:

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 (Secret Service Agent)

In addition, Master Nottingham is the founder of NTS — a personal safety, tactical and security training company. Through NTS, Master Nottingham is able to offer all the benefits of attending all of these high-profile schools, in a fraction of the time, and tailored to suit exactly your needs. In addition to offering individual training and services, Master Nottingham also offers personal security-related seminars in various cities.

For more information on these seminar offerings please visit the Seminars page, or if you are interested in private training, visit http://NottinghamSwordandShieldSecurity.com page to contact Master Nottingham directly.

Bodyguard Writes Blog on Self Defense and Security

April 23, 2010

Bodyguard Writes Blog on Self Defense and Security

Bodyguard Security Blog offers FREE Self Defense and Security Strategies to Protect You and Your Family
What does a bodyguard do to protect his family? A new blog is dedicated to sharing FREE protective strategies and self-defense security tactics. It is an inside look at how professional security agents think, plan and act.

http://MySecurityExperts.com
http://NottinghamSecurityAdvisor.com

Security Self Defense Specialist John Nottingham
Written by John Nottingham, owner of a Phoenix Arizona based Security Agency which specializes in training and deploying close protection agents (Bodyguards), Armed and Unarmed Guards and Security Consultations on Advanced Threat Assessment and Management.

The blog is not your typical women’s self defense tips or tricks you can find in free handouts, the internet or in spam emails. Instead, readers will find professional strategies and tested tactics used to protect dignitaries, celebrities and other VIPs. In fact, this non-traditional advice will contradict many self proclaimed self defense experts information and commonly promoted media advice.

Nottingham Sword&Shield Security provides professional security services in Arizona

NSAS case management division specializes in training clients on situations that might escalate to violence. His company, Nottingham Sword and Shield Security, also has a mobile training team that conducts public speaking and training seminars on topics such as: workplace violence, women’s self defense, and developing intuition for predicting violent situations.

Nottingham’s background includes serving in a US Army Special Forces Airborne Unit as a Military Intelligence Analyst, a graduate of Bodyguard Training International, Gavin De Beckers Academy for Protectors and Advanced Threat Assessment and Management Academy. He holds certifications from Tony Blauer, Tom Patire, Paul Vunak and many others. Nottingham is also a 6th Degree Black Belt and behind the chain of USA Martial Arts studios in Arizona.

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Taekwondo Karate Kid Classes Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Phoenix Arizona

April 22, 2010

FREE Fully Sponsored Fun Kung Fu Kids Class. email info@usa-martialarts.com

USA Martial Arts

The Leading Children and Family Martial Arts Provider in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona.

http://USA-MartialArts.com

Providing Instruction Lessons in Martial Arts, Self Defense, Jiu-jitsu and Karate, for Kids, Teens and Adults in the Cave Creek, Phoenix, Scottsdale and the surrounding areas.

Who Taught Bruce Lee to Kick and Muhammad Ali to Acu-Punch?

April 22, 2010

This might surprise some people. Enjoy.

USA Martial Arts… EXTRAordinary.

http://USA-MartialArts.com
602.896.8721

School
USA Martial Arts in Arizona is a unique family oriented facility dedicated to the mental and physical enhancement of the human spirit. Our commitment is to help people be their best. Our specialized martial arts programs for ages 4 years to adult. Providing professional martial arts instruction for men, women and children of all ages in the Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Phoenix Arizona areas.

Author
John Nottingham is a 6th Degree Black Belt Hall of Fame Master Instructor with multiple teaching certifications. He is an Eagle Scout, served in a US Army Airborne Special Forces reserve military intelligence unit and is owner of USA Martial Arts, Nottingham Sword & Shield Security and Nottingham Training Systems. Having trained in multiple disciplines in the US and Asia, his experience includes coordinating stunts for film, training bodyguards, military and law enforcement how to effectively protect themselves.