Archive for April, 2010

Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, US Congress Taekwondo, & the UN

April 22, 2010

Here is Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, our ITF lineage connection and some of his amazing accomplishments in spreading the message of martial arts discipline as an action philosophy for personal development and a more peaceful world. Here you can see footage of Grandmaster Rhee speaking at the UN.

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.

Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, Bruce Lee and the US Congress

April 22, 2010

It was 1995 when I had the privilege of teaching the ITF influenced Jhoon Rhee system of American Freestyle Taekwondo. Our main Chandler Arizona location had an active student count of around 400 students not including the Mesa, Gilbert or others. My martial arts initiation began in Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do and segued into WTF Taekwondo so the transition was relatively easy.

Here is a bit about USA Martial Arts proud connection to the legendary Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, friend of Ed Parker, Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali. He still trains members of Congress when in session to this day.

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.

How Does Our Martial Arts School Stack Up?

April 22, 2010

http://USA-MartialArts.com Something EXTRAordinary


How does our school stack up?

Here are just some of the things we done:

1. Training tour in China at Shaolin Temple and the Great Wall of China, Korea and competed National and International levels winning numerous titles
2. World record attempt for charity, and other humanitarian efforts – thousands raised to benefit community
3. Taught Military, Law Enforcement and over 10,000 men, women and children of all ages
4. Assisted students in college admissions and scholarship selection
5. Hosted the Korean Eagles Taekwondo Demo team at local schools for cultural exchange and education since 2000.
6. Demonstrations and public clinics, speaking engagements at schools, companies and organizations on self defense, personal performance, security, and more.
7. Improved fitness health and scholastic performance of thousands of children
8. Specially designed “Families that Kick Together Stick Together” program
9. Hosted training and special guests of the UFC, Olympics, Action Film Stars, World Champions, and more.
10. USA Martial Arts students have had opportunities to be in national commercials, films and television.

USA Martial Arts… EXTRAordinary.

http://USA-MartialArts.com
602.896.8721

Karate Taekwondo Kung Fu & Jiu-Jitsu for Kids

April 22, 2010

Award-winning Confidence Building Children's Martial Arts Programs

Award-winning Confidence Building Children's Martial Arts Programs http://USA-MartialArts.com


Karate Taekwondo Kung Fu & Jiu-Jitsu for Kids
Teaching self awareness, self-confidence and self discipline to kids through modern martial art systems based on 800-year old Asian traditions.

We take a peaceful approach to the ancient Japanese budo and Korean mudo and Chinese wutao traditions. We practice in a formal but non-comparative atmosphere. The dojo / dojang (training hall) is a safe and clean environment where cooperation and community are reinforced. Martial arts can be an excellent choice of study among so many alternatives in today’s world for children.

Our kids classes
Our Lil’ Tigers range in age from 4-6 and our Karate for Kids is specifically designed for ages 7-12 years old. We focus on physical fitness, self control, patience, self confidence, and just having fun. We do a lot of rolling, moving and educational games. Flexible, convenient class times are available Monday – Saturday with tuition starting at just $39 a month after registration.*

Program Benefits
Here are some of the benefits of our program for kids:

Assuring children receive a solid grounding in techniques, terminology and customs
Strong foundation in ukemi/nakbop (rolling and falling safely to protect oneself) which allows for a tremendous understanding of the physical self with movement, balance and coordination
Improve self discipline through training regimen, meeting personal goals and participation in dojo activities
Build self confidence through increasing mastery of techniques and improved conditioning
Self awareness through a physical understanding of movement with intention and heightened awareness of fellow students’ movements and needs
Earn and command respect through instructors’ examples and appropriate behavior expectations
Emphasize improved physical fitness and conditioning adapted to the unique needs of each student
Assure family and parental participation via our easy to follow approach
Encourage participants to set goals and seek self-improvement through a flexible and individually challenging awards system
Prepare students for a seamless blending into regular adult training
Awareness and understanding of proper etiquette used at the dojo to help bring these new attitudes and connections into their daily life.

To get started
Have your child try a class. It’s fun and it’s free. Just have him or her wear something like sweat pants or gym clothes to move freely. When you come, we’ll ask that you sign a small liability form. The classes are safe, but any physical activity may have some risk of injury. You are welcome to stay to watch the class and meet the other parents. Afterwards, if you’d like to join, you can get a gi (uniform) and sign up. There are no extra sign up fees or contracts. All dues are month-to-month. A gi runs between $30 and $80 depending on the size and make. We have uniforms available at the dojo and you can purchase one through us if you like.

Our teachers and program
Our instructors have many years experience working with children. We’ve developed a training program that encourages kids to set goals and seek self-improvement through a flexible and individually challenging awards system. The program also encourages family and parental participation.

To learn more:
Read the frequently asked questions section for parents to learn more.
Contact Dawn at info@usa-martialarts.com to ask questions, or please give us a call at the dojo at 602.896.8721 (USA1).

Thought about Krav Maga Jeet Kune Do Hapkido Jiu-Jitsu Kick Boxing MMA?

April 22, 2010

Sometimes Simple is The Most Effective


REALITY BASED TRAINING FACILITY
Context Driven Mission Specific Self-Defense Personal Security Training for Individuals and Organizations

Thought about Krav Maga? Jeet Kune Do? Hapkido? Jiu-Jitsu? Kick Boxing? MMA?

Our training system includes a well established curriculum and it is primarily based on live exercises and simulations. We believe that only a wise combination of strategy and tactical learning, with extensive and realistic training, can offer professional and practical solutions in modern high stress situations.

Nottingham Training Systems IMPACT Self Defense is Arizona’s 1st Full Spectrum Self Defense – Anti-Fighting – Fitness center for families. Our Paradise Valley/Scottsdale Self Defense courses offer classes that teach Modern Self Defense & Weapons Techniques, Stand-up & Ground Techniques as well as offering Outstanding and un-replicated Conditioning Classes. NTS -USA Martial Arts and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security IMPACT, VIPER and Hit Like a Girl Self Defense has been assisting Phoenix, Scottsdale and PV-area residents in reaching their personal development goals since 1992.

The members and staff are friendly, helpful and encouraging towards each other & guests. There are NO attitudes at NTS / USA Martial Arts Self Defense. All classes, with the exception of Conditioning Classes, are designed to teach students Offensive as well as Defensive techniques. USA Martial Arts IMPACT Self Defense classes will teach Self Defense & fighting skills, build stamina & endurance and teach students how to properly organize their mental attitude towards a defense situation in order to improve the odds of winning, and not just surviving, an attack.

From fitness to functional self defense and classical martial arts, we offer a full range of services to fit the needs of men, women and children of the Scottsdale, PV, Phoenix Arizona area.

Stop by any time or take advantage of our TRY IT SPECIAL.

Ask About: Military, Law Enforcement and Government discounts.

For domestic abuse help go to:
http://www.TheHotline.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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Nottingham Sword & Shield Security provides on or off site training. Unique Security Services and Self Defense Training nationwide including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Phoenix Arizona areas. This information provided in cooperation with: John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Scottsdale PV Phoenix, Nottingham Sword&Shield; Security and Hit Like a Girl Self Defense Personal Security Training
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com
http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com
http://USA-MartialArts.com
http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
http://JohnNottingham.com
JKD Concepts PFS Progressive Fighting Systems “Filthy MMA”http://fighting.net/johnn
http://swordandshieldsecurity.blogspot.com/

Author
John Nottingham, EPS is a graduate of Bodyguard Training International / USA Bodyguards. He was trained at Gavin De Becker Academy for Protectors and in Advanced Threat Assessment and Management. A Sixth Degree multiple Black Belt holder he served in a Special Forces Airborne reserve unit as a Military Intelligence Analyst. He is the founder of Nottingham Training Systems, Nottingham Security and the USA Martial Arts chain of schools.
The Firm
NTS Nottingham Training Systems is a public and private sector consulting and training firm specializing in developing mission specific solutions for first responders, law enforcement, military, security and civilians.
Nottingham Sword&Shield Security is the Protective Division of LCI Inc. which provides security strategies and solutions to public and private clientele. Nottingham Security serves and advises media figures, corporations, government agencies, police departments, universities, and at risk persons of situations that might escalate to violence. Nottingham Security’s capabilities include: individual, executive, family, children, event and mobile high and low profile protective services.

Sensational Sound-bytes Not Always Best Self-Defense Advice

April 22, 2010

Women’s Self Defense Trojan Horse
Part V

In my 25+ year observation of the self-defense industry is that it is steeped in politics. From angry feminism, to the old boys network, the battle lines have been drawn by extremism and characterized much of the industry with it. It’s got as many nuts as a Whole Foods store. I’ve seen brilliance on both sides but it is difficult to wade through the opinions and rhetoric some times to get to the good information.

Hopefully the qualified voices in the middle won’t be drowned out by the venomous comments and political agenda of the extremists. Can we get to the meat of the message despite the messenger?

Some are martial artists with the agenda of perpetuating their particular style. Others are vicarious celebrity seekers believing they have the holy grail of ultimate techniques they piece-mealed together from a few lessons, books, tv or video in their garage and back yard. Yet others are academics with the ability to persuade but never made it out of the lab. Don’t we all have common ground?

My aim is to encourage thoughtful and respectful discussion and a cooperative effort to share and promote accurate life saving information; to build more peaceful lives, family and communities. Overly Utopian some might say, but I believe it’s possible.

One of the ways I’ve learned to keep my team honest and humble is to continual research, study and test our theories. We are constantly seeking better ways to do things and new ways to validate or invalidate claims. Perhaps this is why our clients have come to trust and value our recommendations and methods over the years.

I dream of a day when we can unilaterally rise above the politics of our personalities and unite for the common good and build better communities. Who’s with me?

For domestic abuse help go to:
http://www.TheHotline.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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Nottingham Sword & Shield Security provides on or off site training. Unique Security Services and Self Defense Training nationwide including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Phoenix Arizona areas. This information provided in cooperation with: John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Scottsdale PV Phoenix, Nottingham Sword&Shield; Security and Hit Like a Girl Self Defense Personal Security Training
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com
http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com
http://USA-MartialArts.com
http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
http://JohnNottingham.com
JKD Concepts PFS Progressive Fighting Systems “Filthy MMA”http://fighting.net/johnn
http://swordandshieldsecurity.blogspot.com/

Author
John Nottingham, EPS is a graduate of Bodyguard Training International / USA Bodyguards. He was trained at Gavin De Becker Academy for Protectors and in Advanced Threat Assessment and Management. A Sixth Degree multiple Black Belt holder he served in a Special Forces Airborne reserve unit as a Military Intelligence Analyst. He is the founder of Nottingham Training Systems, Nottingham Security and the USA Martial Arts chain of schools.
The Firm
NTS Nottingham Training Systems is a public and private sector consulting and training firm specializing in developing mission specific solutions for first responders, law enforcement, military, security and civilians.
Nottingham Sword&Shield Security is the Protective Division of LCI Inc. which provides security strategies and solutions to public and private clientele. Nottingham Security serves and advises media figures, corporations, government agencies, police departments, universities, and at risk persons of situations that might escalate to violence. Nottingham Security’s capabilities include: individual, executive, family, children, event and mobile high and low profile protective services.

Some Reports and Self-Defense Information Can Be Harmful

April 22, 2010

Part IV

Can some Reports and Self Defense Information Can Be Harmful?

Myth: Something is better than nothing…
FALSE: Not when it’s false or interferes with natural survival instincts, denial of critical information, causes risky hesitation or freezing up under stress

Misleading information and sensationalized reporting emphasizing the details of violence or perpetuating “helpless woman” myths can do more harm than good. Alarmist reports can have the unintended effect of scrambling one’s survival signals. Reinforce that with social ideas that you might be viewed as paranoid for taking action on an instinct or seen as rude and we have a continued formula for victimization of women and the vulnerable.

I remain amazed at little respect and value that the protection of human life receives from many in the public and media. Oddly, I see more media on protecting cute fuzzy animals than humans – especially women, the elderly and children. Is it just me?

The same goes for authentic experts devoting themselves to protecting others. [ie the internet spam email self-defense advice is better known to most individuals than Gavin de Becker and other qualified experts offering life-saving advice] I’ve been paid upwards of $15000 for teaching personal security as well as offering similar content in FREE SELF DEFENSE courses and had nobody show. Humbling, perplexing and bizarre!

In my experience, people seem to rarely respond to the need for self-defense training unless scared into action or persuaded through a compelling experience.

Sadly, the volume of misinformation is so great that the life saving information for women’s self-defense and personal safety seems to continue to be drown out.

Truth in Media
Whatever the cause I contend that a change in the media reporting could make a difference. I agree with my teacher Gavin de Becker and wish News Reporting and the press in general were held to the same standards of truth in advertising.

Instead of providing emotional pacifiers for people with overly simplified “self-defense checklists” and office water cooler advice read off the latest email spam campaign, we might see more meaningful progress in protecting people through learning effective personal security self-defense strategies. This is difficult to do with lies, myths, distortions and inaccurate information.

When I served in Military Intelligence for a Special Forces reserve unit, I learned that the decisions of Command leadership were only as good as the intelligence and information they were provided. One of the early lessons we learned as analysts was to separate fact from opinion and render qualified, objective recommendations. Once the facts were reported, we might be asked to render an informed opinion. The two were always clearly distinguished from each other.

I wish the same were true of the media. More in the next article.

For domestic abuse help go to:
http://www.TheHotline.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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Nottingham Sword & Shield Security provides on or off site training. Unique Security Services and Self Defense Training nationwide including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Phoenix Arizona areas. This information provided in cooperation with: John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Scottsdale PV Phoenix, Nottingham Sword&Shield; Security and Hit Like a Girl Self Defense Personal Security Training
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com
http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com
http://USA-MartialArts.com
http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
http://JohnNottingham.com
JKD Concepts PFS Progressive Fighting Systems “Filthy MMA”http://fighting.net/johnn
http://swordandshieldsecurity.blogspot.com/

Author
John Nottingham, EPS is a graduate of Bodyguard Training International / USA Bodyguards. He was trained at Gavin De Becker Academy for Protectors and in Advanced Threat Assessment and Management. A Sixth Degree multiple Black Belt holder he served in a Special Forces Airborne reserve unit as a Military Intelligence Analyst. He is the founder of Nottingham Training Systems, Nottingham Security and the USA Martial Arts chain of schools.
The Firm
NTS Nottingham Training Systems is a public and private sector consulting and training firm specializing in developing mission specific solutions for first responders, law enforcement, military, security and civilians.
Nottingham Sword&Shield Security is the Protective Division of LCI Inc. which provides security strategies and solutions to public and private clientele. Nottingham Security serves and advises media figures, corporations, government agencies, police departments, universities, and at risk persons of situations that might escalate to violence. Nottingham Security’s capabilities include: individual, executive, family, children, event and mobile high and low profile protective services.

The Women’s Self Defense Boogeyman Lives On

April 22, 2010

Women’s Self-Defense Trojan Horse
Part III

The boogeyman jumping out of the bushes and getting women from behind is still grabbing headlines while scores of women and children suffer at the hands of loved ones in their homes.

Why this fascination with the myth of so-called “unpredictable violence”? Perhaps it has something to do with our very human nature of enjoying drama and vicarious adventure and flirtation with danger. Perhaps it is a deep-seated fascination with the idea of “I’m glad it wasn’t me”. The fact is that each of us can and do predict behavior based on information we extract from our environment. In my professional opinion, the key to making it useful for survival is knowing what to look for, when to look for it and how to act on it.

Be Encouraged
People protect themselves successfully every day. Yet it is usually the failed attempts that make the news, offering us news consumers little to apply other than the anxiety pumped out from the sensationalized words, images and hopeless, distorted or misguided attitudes. A powerful and valuable skill that can convert this information into useful self-defense and personal security application is learning what to pay attention to – such as what worked, as well as what failed.

While not a psychologist or sociologist, I have taught self-defense, personal security, military, law enforcement and bodyguards for my entire professional life. [If experiencing a criminal attack, I wouldn’t want a clinical psychologist by my side. I’d rather have a person equipped with what Gavin and my company teach.]

For domestic abuse help go to:
http://www.TheHotline.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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Nottingham Sword & Shield Security provides on or off site training. Unique Security Services and Self Defense Training nationwide including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Phoenix Arizona areas. This information provided in cooperation with: John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Scottsdale PV Phoenix, Nottingham Sword&Shield; Security and Hit Like a Girl Self Defense Personal Security Training
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com
http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com
http://USA-MartialArts.com
http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
http://JohnNottingham.com
JKD Concepts PFS Progressive Fighting Systems “Filthy MMA”http://fighting.net/johnn
http://swordandshieldsecurity.blogspot.com/

Author
John Nottingham, EPS is a graduate of Bodyguard Training International / USA Bodyguards. He was trained at Gavin De Becker Academy for Protectors and in Advanced Threat Assessment and Management. A Sixth Degree multiple Black Belt holder he served in a Special Forces Airborne reserve unit as a Military Intelligence Analyst. He is the founder of Nottingham Training Systems, Nottingham Security and the USA Martial Arts chain of schools.
The Firm
NTS Nottingham Training Systems is a public and private sector consulting and training firm specializing in developing mission specific solutions for first responders, law enforcement, military, security and civilians.
Nottingham Sword&Shield Security is the Protective Division of LCI Inc. which provides security strategies and solutions to public and private clientele. Nottingham Security serves and advises media figures, corporations, government agencies, police departments, universities, and at risk persons of situations that might escalate to violence. Nottingham Security’s capabilities include: individual, executive, family, children, event and mobile high and low profile protective services.

Alarmist Media Self-Defense Myths Strike Again

April 22, 2010

Women’t Self-Defense Trojan Horse
Part II

Reporter:

“Abducted in daylight outside a Target store and killed, Kelsey Smiths story could have been any womans story. Some [insert name of area here] are taking steps tonight to make sure it doesn’t happen to them.” -reporter on local news

Queue the flirtatious local Karate instructor and self proclaimed self-defense expert and 22nd Degree Black Belt in Hoo Flung Pooh. [Or the deep voiced tough chick who looks like she can play for the NFL] While often well intentioned, advice like this is often not only incorrect, but can be dangerous.

They sell ads and captivate viewers attention, but are they really presenting the facts? Should the media be shamed for profiteering on the deaths of women with tragic stories like this? Is it a public service when reports distort the truth and create unnecessary, and potentially dangerous, anxiety for the news audience?

The fact is that it couldn’t just happen to any of us. The context has to be just right in order for the crime to take place. It presumes too much in claiming, “It could be any womans story” and leaves no room for reality.

How many factors must be aligned in order for the crime to take place? Let’s see… A criminal with motive, opportunity, intent, ability, at the right timeline, in the precise location with adequate distance, and numerous other factors. No mention of these critical survival factors and requirements for crime. Just more sensational headlines to grab attention and raise anxiety of viewers. I contend that it perpetuates a helpless or misinformed state of mind.

Token Woman Self Defense Class Testimonial:

“I think its important for women to learn self defense so they become more aware. Now I feel more confident and think I can protect myself if anything ever happened.”

It’s the same news report that has been on for years, repackaged with nothing substantively new or significantly helpful for truly protecting yourself and loved ones from the most prevalent dangers likely to be faced.

The old saying, SSDD [Same Stuff Different Day] is validated once again. The same failed and misguided self defense advice women have been hearing for decades that continues.

You can learn to distinguish good information with bad information. Simply email us at info@usa-martialarts.com for your fact sheet and report sponsored by Nottingham Sword & Shield Security.

For domestic abuse help go to:
http://www.TheHotline.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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Nottingham Sword & Shield Security provides on or off site training. Unique Security Services and Self Defense Training nationwide including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Phoenix Arizona areas. This information provided in cooperation with: John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Scottsdale PV Phoenix, Nottingham Sword&Shield; Security and Hit Like a Girl Self Defense Personal Security Training
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com
http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com
http://USA-MartialArts.com
http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
http://JohnNottingham.com
JKD Concepts PFS Progressive Fighting Systems “Filthy MMA”http://fighting.net/johnn
http://swordandshieldsecurity.blogspot.com/

Author
John Nottingham, EPS is a graduate of Bodyguard Training International / USA Bodyguards. He was trained at Gavin De Becker Academy for Protectors and in Advanced Threat Assessment and Management. A Sixth Degree multiple Black Belt holder he served in a Special Forces Airborne reserve unit as a Military Intelligence Analyst. He is the founder of Nottingham Training Systems, Nottingham Security and the USA Martial Arts chain of schools.
The Firm
NTS Nottingham Training Systems is a public and private sector consulting and training firm specializing in developing mission specific solutions for first responders, law enforcement, military, security and civilians.
Nottingham Sword&Shield Security is the Protective Division of LCI Inc. which provides security strategies and solutions to public and private clientele. Nottingham Security serves and advises media figures, corporations, government agencies, police departments, universities, and at risk persons of situations that might escalate to violence. Nottingham Security’s capabilities include: individual, executive, family, children, event and mobile high and low profile protective services.

Women’s Self-Defense Trojan Horse

April 22, 2010


Self Defense Alarmists Perpetuate Women’s Safety and Attack Prevention Myths
Are you being mislead about the truth of self-defense for women?
Part I

LOCAL NEWS REPORTER:

“The key to self defense is to be aware of your surroundings.” “Be prepared for anything.” – recent and frequently presented news report

Well thank you Captain Obvious, we are now free to move about our busy lives. Make no mistake, this is no gift of knowledge; instead it may be a self-defense Trojan horse.

We’ve all heard it over and over again. Yet, has all this alarmist hype made a difference in personal safety? I would argue a resounding yes-in an unintended dangerous way. It has probably hurt as much or more than it has helped. I agree with experts, far beyond my education, that fear-based media reporting and scare tactics haven’t helped women be more safe, but it has made a difference in adding anxiety and stress to millions of men and women’s lives.

“It can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time.”
FALSE
It can only happen when the conditions are right.

My suggestion is to demand accurate information presented without the artificial stimulation of our primal survival centers of the brain in order to capture our attention for the sake of hawking sponsorship ads for facial soap.

Accurate information such as the fact that women are most at risk from physical harm from somebody they know would be more helpful. Education such as learning to listen and act on your God-given survival intuition saves lives.

Contrary to commonly held belief, fighting back and fight for your life may not always be the best tactic. The situation should dictate the response and the more of the right kind of training one has, the more options are available when needed.

The Gift of FEAR by Gavin de Becker


For those interested in more on the subject, I recommend reading best selling author Gavin de Beckers book The Gift of Fear or his other book on learning to discriminate on media information regarding safety called FEAR LESS.

Just because self defense advice is offered as a free gift, in the news or passed on in email from seemingly credible sources, it pays to do your due diligence – especially when it comes to protecting your life or the lives of those you love. The wrong information at a critical time might be the self-defense Trojan Horse that could lead to problems. Question and verify the self-defense sound-bytes.

God bless Gavin de Becker for helping make sense of it all and giving people the tools to sort out the non-sense from survival sense.

Check out Mr. de Becker’s April 2010 Appearance on Oprah
http://www.oprah.com/showinfo/Stay-Alive-Expert-Gavin-de-Becker-Unveils-New-Tool-to-Keep-You-Safe

For domestic abuse help go to:
http://www.TheHotline.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

**********
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security provides on or off site training. Unique Security Services and Self Defense Training nationwide including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Phoenix Arizona areas. This information provided in cooperation with: John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Scottsdale PV Phoenix, Nottingham Sword&Shield; Security and Hit Like a Girl Self Defense Personal Security Training
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com
http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com
http://USA-MartialArts.com
http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
http://JohnNottingham.com
JKD Concepts PFS Progressive Fighting Systems “Filthy MMA”http://fighting.net/johnn
http://swordandshieldsecurity.blogspot.com/

Author
John Nottingham, EPS is a graduate of Bodyguard Training International / USA Bodyguards. He was trained at Gavin De Becker Academy for Protectors and in Advanced Threat Assessment and Management. A Sixth Degree multiple Black Belt holder he served in a Special Forces Airborne reserve unit as a Military Intelligence Analyst. He is the founder of Nottingham Training Systems, Nottingham Security and the USA Martial Arts chain of schools.
The Firm
NTS Nottingham Training Systems is a public and private sector consulting and training firm specializing in developing mission specific solutions for first responders, law enforcement, military, security and civilians.
Nottingham Sword&Shield Security is the Protective Division of LCI Inc. which provides security strategies and solutions to public and private clientele. Nottingham Security serves and advises media figures, corporations, government agencies, police departments, universities, and at risk persons of situations that might escalate to violence. Nottingham Security’s capabilities include: individual, executive, family, children, event and mobile high and low profile protective services.