Archive for August, 2010

The World’s Most Widely Practiced Martial Art Now in Phoenix

August 31, 2010

Introducing The World’s Most Popular Martial Art to Phoenix at Tatum & Greenway

TAEKWONDO… Korea’s National Sport, Official Sport of the Olympic Games, Powerful Self-Defense, Healthy Fat-burning Workout, Renowned Kicking Arsenal

USA Martial Arts Phoenix
Tatum & Greenway
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone (602) 896-8721

Announcing a New Children’s Program in Phoenix

August 31, 2010

National Champion Steve Caprara Teaches Phoenix Kids an Escape for Self-Defense

Phoenix USA Martial Arts Children’s Program

A Special Kid Oriented Blend of Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu and Jiu-jitsu designed to build character, coordination and confidence in your child.

Every child will gain confidence and enthusiasm while having a great time at each USA Martial Arts Karate Kids class they attend.

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Our program is a fun and engaging class focused on developing basic motor and listening skills of school aged children. The Phoenix USA MARTIAL ARTS KARATE KID program caters to all personality types: shy children will become more assertive and comfortable in public situations; energetic children will become better at controlling “those urges” and responding to instruction.

Phoenix, Scottsdale Area Kids Taekwondo Karate Program

The skills we focus on at Phoenix USA MARTIAL ARTS TAEKWONDO KIDS will help children enter society with a more confident and enthusiastic outlook. They will become better students at school, better listeners at home and more ambitious towards the future.

Children’s Age Specific Martial Arts Training

We believe the time between the ages of three to seven are some of the most important stages of a child’s development. However we recognize that three and four year olds have different developmental needs than the older five to seven year olds. Our Phoenix Kids Martial Arts program will enhance positive development for our youngest children to our oldest in a fun and motivating way.

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The Highest Expression of Martial Arts

August 30, 2010

Much More Than Kicking and Punching

It is often said that the purpose of martial arts is for self-defense, and not injuring one’s opponent is the highest expression of the art. I submit that the highest expression of an art is to avoid the conflict altogether by being an agent of peace.

With today’s image of martial arts being so influenced by media giants such MMA [Mixed Martial Arts] events as the UFC. The UFC or Ultimate Fighting Championships demonstrates one facet of the martial arts but does little to promote any of the virtues beyond the physical techniques of full contact sport fighting.

While MMA has much to offer in the way of conditioning, testing techniques and challenging competitors to improve, it shows little of the amazing benefits of a healthy, balanced martial arts lifestyle. Furthermore, it does not reflect the humanity of classical martial arts in teaching the lessons of peace.

Martial Arts is as diverse as the cultures of the world. Carrying with it ancient wisdom and cultural heritage passed down through generations, martial arts can offer a brilliant education. Furthermore, the average Joe can improve fitness and health, make positive friendships, build confidence, and learn to avoid fighting and potential attacks. Plus, should the need arise, martial arts is a prove way to thwart an attack and provide a means of self defense for men, women and children of all ages.

The battle avoided cannot be lost. – Sun Tzu

USA Martial Arts students have the added benefit of our conflict resolution and advanced threat assessment training. From Verbal Judo to our danger recognition training, students are equipped to avoid or change situations to resolve, de-escalate or remove themselves from potentially dangerous encounters.

At USA Martial Arts, students are taught to be peace-makers and only use their physical skills as a last resort. The greatest victory is to not have to fight at all and make the world a better place. Sometimes all it takes is a bit of empathy, compassion and a gesture of friendly kindness.

If you would like to learn more about our P.E.A.C.E. Self Defense program, visit our website at:

USA Martial Arts Phoenix
Tatum & Greenway
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Child

August 30, 2010

Much More Than Kicking and Punching

Arizona USA Martial Arts Phoenix Opens

At Arizona’s USA Martial Arts Phoenix, we use your child’s motivation towards Karate to reinforce positive values that are taught at home. Our children are rewarded for a positive attitude in every area of their lives.

The Greatest Gift You Can Give To Your Child!

Discipline…To know when to use Karate and when not to. Never on family or at school.
Confidence…To believe in themselves and to project a positive image to others.
Concentration…To become a better listener at home, school, and attentive to parents.

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USA Martial Arts Phoenix
Tatum & Greenway Paradise Valley | Scottsdale
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
(602) 896-8721

MMA Legend Dan “The Beast” Severn Teaches Arizona Police Defensive Tactics

August 28, 2010

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MMA Legend Dan “The Beast” Severn
Teaches Arizona Police Defensive Tactics

PHOENIX, Arizona (September 01, 2010) – Helix Tactical and USA Martial Arts honor local law enforcement, military and first responders by offering free defensive tactics training by UFC Hall of Famer and ASU wrestling legend, Dan Severn.

The training will be available from 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday September 1, 2010 at the grand opening of the newest location of Helix Tactical at Tatum and Greenway roads in North Phoenix. The event will include a tribute to local law enforcement, military and first responders as part of the festivities.

“It is time that we demonstrate our appreciation to those who serve our country and community. We are honored to have true MMA Legend and Competitor, Dan Severn, to be a technical advisor, subject matter expert and instructor,” said James Harter, owner of Helix Tactical. “We have to face it, MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world and effects the way people are resisting officers. Dan provides the experience, leadership and skill set to help guide this integration of proven and highly efficient skills into defensive tactics for officer survival and the humane handling of suspects. It is designed to counter the bad guys’ MMA skills. It is also a tremendous confidence builder for officers to learn and stay healthy.”

Dan Severn, still active as a fighter, has over 95 state, national, and international wrestling titles under his belt. He has captured the attention of fight and wrestling fans all over the world since his 1994 debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championships [UFC]. Dan is known as “The Beast”, a name given to him by Jim Brown during one of his many fights in the UFC. The Beast’s world class wrestling skill, commitment, and desire have provided the foundation for his success.

The native of Coldwater, Michigan, Dan is the only Triple Crown UFC champion in the sport today. He began his career in the fight game as a Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestler in High School and continued as a collegiate wrestler at Arizona State University. Dan captured many local titles and several national and world titles, setting eight national records in his early career. He was inducted into Arizona State University’s Wrestling Hall of Fame at the end of his prestigious collegiate career.

After college, Dan continued on a quest to be the best amateur wrestler in the world. Numerous competitions from 1982 to 1994 took him to Japan, Hungary, Cuba, France, and Turkey. On each trip, Severn captured another title. Dan also secured 13 National AAU wrestling championships during those years. The Beast also tried his hand at coaching wrestling at ASU and Michigan State University as he continued to compete. He accepted all challengers in any no holds barred, or professional wrestling events. On May 17, 1996, Dan was crowned the UFC Superfight Champion in his home state of Michigan. He defeated “The World’s Most Dangerous Man”, Ken Shamrock to regain the title. In 1999, Dan reached a milestone by competing in his 4000th match.

In addition to his wresting career, Dan also holds Black Belts in the sports of Sombo, Judo, and JiuJitsu. He is a UFC Champion and has been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Dan has also appeared on 48 Hours, 20/20, The Gordon Elliot Show, Nash Bridges, and many commercials.

John Nottingham, Co-Director of Training at Helix Tactical and President of USA Martial Arts says, “This is a great example of how Helix Tactical integrates multiple disciplines to provide the best solutions for our customers. Our expertise in tactical training, real life simulation and education made us the right choice for Arizona’s training programs. The grand opening event will introduce many locals to our services.”

HELIX TACTICAL is a mobile and on site training company specializing in training military, law enforcement and first responders in protective fields. Providing risk management, officer development, firearms training, defensive tactics solutions and more; Helix Tactical also provides customized training systems to provide today’s Police and Security with the capability to conduct realistic, high intensity training exercises and mission rehearsals designed for officer development and safety.

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Helix Tactical
John Nottingham 602-896-8721 (office)

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Dan Severn Teaches UFC Lessons to Arizona Police and Military

New Generation of Martial Arts Opens in North Phoenix

August 27, 2010

Self Development Through Self-Defense

A unique school just opened in North Phoenix Arizona. It is a place with some unexpected offerings beyond the typical Taekwondo, Jiu-jitsu, Karate or Kung Fu school. It is a place where personal perfection is achieved through personal protection.

Unique Self Defense Instruction in Phoenix
USA Martial Arts founder is a security, military, police and bodyguard trainer with a lifetime experience in teaching self defense to men, women and children of all ages. In fact, over the past two and a half decades, his teachings have reached an audience of over 10,000 people from all over the world.

Clean, Safe, Professional Facilities in Phoenix
The school is much more than the typical corner strip mall Karate dojo. You won’t find teenage instructors strutting around in gaudy Taekwondo uniforms in front of students barking out orders. Nor will you find any drill sergeant attitude or boot camp power trip. While it is a place with a certain reverence and discipline, it is also a welcoming safe-haven. Each instructor is a professional, advanced Black Belt with over 500 hours of instructor training and dedicated to student safety, comfort and success.

Much More Than Kicks, Punches, Blocks & Throws

Students notice the positive, but structured atmosphere immediately upon entering the clean and well conceived facility. Fully modern amenities and technology with tasteful touches of tradition from Korea, China and Japan (Specially selected from when members of the school train there!).

Arizonan’s LOVE The USA Martial Arts Self-Defense System
The USA Martial Arts system teaching method is unconventional to say the least. Developed more like a University learning institution, it centers on the student and their individual goals and course of study.

USA Martial Arts founder is far more concerned that his students perform academically and qualify for scholarships, rather than qualify for the next belt.

“Belts, uniforms, weapons are tools we use to motivate students and pass on character and citizenship skills that cause them to stand out as leaders.”

A Heart for Students
Eagle Scout, Scottsdale Airpark Rotarian, former Army Intelligence trained soldier who served in an Airborne Special Forces Reserve Unit, this Master Instructor demands the best from his instructor cadre. Having nearly 200 Arizona Black Belts to choose from he selects only the best of the best. These are great communicators, motivators, and skilled instructors in articulating concepts with outstanding service. Each instructor must demonstrate what the founder calls a heart for students.

From the moment a student walks through our doors, we begin to look for their unique gifts and talents. We first want to make sure they are having fun because that is where learning and motivation begins. Second we are focussed on developing trust, for this is the basis of the student/parent teacher relationship. We accomplish this by leading by example. You won’t see fat, unhealthy or unkempt instructors barking orders at our school. Rather you will see a smiling instructor who leads by example with humility and a gentle graciousness.

USA Martial Arts has a series of Grand Opening events planned including hosting the Korean Eagle Taekwondo Children’s Team from Seoul, Dan “The Beast” Severn, free events such as Bully Busting, Verbal Judo, Character Kicks, Hit Like a Girl and more. The school is filling up fast as referrals continue to increase and word gets out.

So for those thinking about putting your kids in a Karate program, this could be the opportunity you were waiting for. Plus you can do it for less than you probably suspect.

Our area has been hit hard by the recent changes in the economy. We decided to reduce our regular rates to give families a break trusting that it would be made up in the long run in student loyalty and positive word of mouth advertising. Our aim is to serve the members of this community and we consider it an honor to have the opportunity to teach.

, says the owner and Master Instructor of USA Martial Arts.

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USA Martial Arts North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek area
Tatum & Greenway
4731 E. Greenway Suite 9
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 896-8721

Free Defensive Tactics with Dan “The Beast” Severn for Arizona Police and Military

August 27, 2010

Dan Severn Teaches UFC Lessons to Arizona Police and Military

Free Defensive Tactics with Dan “The Beast” Severn for Arizona Police and Military

Grand Opening of HELIX TACTICAL in North Phoenix

HELIX TACTICAL is proud to present a special community event. HELIX TACTICAL brought in UFC Champ Dan “The Beast” Severn to offer free training to military, law enforcement and first responders as a tribute for their service to our country and community.

Wednesday September 1 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Location Helix Tactical North Phoenix 4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 10 Phoenix, AZ 85032

Created By
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security

More Info Save the Date & RSVP.
Defensive Tactics with Dan “The Beast” Severn UFC Champ FREE to Law Enforcement, Security & First Responders for HELIX Tactical Grand Opening.
Prizes, drawings and awards to guest participants.

Training 6:30-8:30
Mixer, autographs, photos: 8:30-9:30

Helix Tactical North Phoenix

Office: 480-839-4328
Office: 480-345-0345
Fax: 480-345-0347

Dan “THE BEAST” Severn Teaches MMA in Phoenix

August 27, 2010

Dan THE BEAST Severn UFC and WWE Champion


Grand Opening of USA Martial Arts and Helix Tactical in North Phoenix

Grand Opening of USA Martial Arts and HELIX TACTICAL in North Phoenix

USA Martial Arts is proud to celebrate the opening of a new North Phoenix, Scottsdale location at Tatum and Greenway road.

Wednesday September 1 · 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location USA Martial Arts 4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9 Phoenix, AZ 85032 SW corner Tatum & Greenway in Albertsons center PV
Created By
USA Martial Arts
More Info Register now for our new school celebration with UFC Hall of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn. Learn the secrets of one of the most experienced NHB/MMA experts in the world. Safe, fast, extraordinarily effective. All ages. Photos and autographs too!
Special Law Enforcement & Defensive tactics training to follow. Help pass the word.

Non-members: $99
USA Martial Arts Basic Members: $59 [Register before 8-27 and pay only $49]
Mastery Leadership BBTT: $25 [Please register ASAP]


August 26, 2010


Hi, my name is John Nottingham.

I’d like to tell you the stories of four kinds of kids that I’ve seen walk through the doors of my Martial Arts academy time and time again.

Then, afterward, I’d like to tell you about how this program transformed their lives. And the joy their parents got from seeing the incredible transformations.

(Please note: On this page I say “he” a lot when talking about kids – but that’s just to keep thing simple. Martial Arts is just as much for girls as it is for boys!)

So without further ado… click here

Four Kinds of Kids I’ve Seen

August 23, 2010

To a Caring Parent,

Hi, my name is John Nottingham.

I’d like to tell you the stories of four kinds of kids that I’ve seen walk through the doors of my Martial Arts academy time and time again.

Then, afterward, I’d like to tell you about how this program transformed their lives. And the joy their parents got from seeing the incredible transformations.

(Please note: On this page I say “he” a lot when talking about kids – but that’s just to keep thing simple. Martial Arts is just as much for girls as it is for boys!)

So without further ado… click here