Posts Tagged ‘Bodyguard’

IMPACT Phoenix Krav Maga Self Defense, Jeet Kune Do and Functional Fighting Fitness

August 13, 2012

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IMPACT Krav Maga Phoenix at USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing

Krav Maga, directed by veteran and Master Teacher John Nottingham, PI, EPS, 6th Degree Black Belt (Close Protection Specialist), is a street specialized self-defense method that is the official self defense and fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces, and is the choice of a growing number of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies around the world.

Krav Maga is often sought after because of its simple, no-nonsense approach to personal safety and practical street self defense. IMPACT Krav Maga is a unique method that is characterized by an evidence-based and practical approach to self defense, which enables one to achieve a relatively high level of self defense and fighting proficiency within a very short period of time. Krav Maga is an ideal self defense system for men and women who demand a high level of professionalism and a no nonsense approach to learning effective self defense.

IMPACT Krav Maga Integrates PFS Jeet Kune Do Concepts (Rapid Assault Tactics), Military Combatives and the Methods Used by Navy SEALS, SWAT and the Special Operations Community

From burning fat, learning proven self defense, to building inner strength, you can now get into the best shape of your life with this unique Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do and Self Defense program.

The USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Academy is an official licensed and recognized PFS Jeet Kune Do training center located at 4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9 & 10, Phoenix Arizona 85032.

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The Real Truth About VIPER Street Combat Personal Protection Self Defense & Bodyguard Training With John Nottingham

May 11, 2012
No More Deer-In-The-Headlights!
Viper taught me how to function clearly under stress, and channel the power of my adrenaline. If you know martial arts, VIPER magnifies your knowledge and training ten fold.
Phil Borgia, Insurance, Real Estate, Black Belt
 
“I Was Shocked…”
As a long time professional in martial arts, I was shocked at the VIPER program. I thought I could handle any situation, but VIPER introduced me to reality. It’s real, its in your face, and it works. I am a force to be dealt with.
David Bravo
Model, Robert Black Agency
Trained in Krav Maga
Professional Martial Arts Instructor
 
I Was Unprepared For a Fight!
Priceless training. I couldn’t believe how unprepared I was for a real confrontation. I learned more about street defense in the VIPER course than in 10 years of martial arts.
Tommy Brown
Police Officer
Martial Arts Champion
 
Two Strange Men Approached
I was able to use what I learned while out with my 5 year old daughter one evening. I backed two strange men off… and I believe I wouldn’t have known what to do and keep my daughter safe without this training.
L. Templeman
Former Federal Corrections Officer
 
“Life Transforming!”
I have used the VIPER skills. It is truly a positive, life transforming experience. You will not be the same person… and you really wont want to be.
Teresa “Tess” Jenkins
Actor
Martial Arts Instructor
 
TRS Review:
Why do the Spec Ops love this training? Cuz it’s super-fast to learn… and unbeatable in the field. These are all new cutting-edge skills. With no practice at all, you will be at home with extreme violence… and be able to USE your new skills when it comes down to “you or him” situations. Learn how to reduce ALL your “pre-fight” thinking to just 3 simple choices… the 4 super-accessible weapons hidden inside your body… how to recognize a true threat 6 times faster than “normal” people do! (Simple ways to judge the situation — allows you to safely ignore false threats, and react with stunning speed to real danger.)… how VIPER-trained combat-ready professionals control their emotions in crunch-time… how to take a gun away as easily as scooping a pair of scissors from a small child… how to demolish an attacker in the dark. (90% of attacks occur in low-light conditions — not in the bright dojo. You’ll be astonished how easy it is to fight in the dark, the way John reveals.). And a lot more.
 
John Nottingham, PI, EPS, 6th Dan, Master Instructor
John Nottingham holds certificates from Paul Vunak (Seal Team, FBI Trainer under Dan Inosanto), Tony Blauer, and letters of appreciation from Special Forces for his hand to hand combat instruction.  A military veteran, he taught an experimental hand-to-hand combat to a Special Forces Reserve Unit while assigned to a support detachment.  lifetime martial artist, he holds multiple Black Belts and the title Master Instructor as a member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.  He is also a graduate of Bodyguard Training International (USA Bodyguards) and Gavin de Becker and Associates Academy for Protectors as well as trained in Advanced Threat Assessment and Management.  His training concepts and methodologies have been disseminated all over the world and used by elite combat teams.  Nottingham owns and operates a Security Agency and Bodyguard Training company in Phoenix Arizona as well as a professional martial arts school.  

The ABC’s of Personal Safety from a Security Self Defense Specialist

March 21, 2011

The ABC’s of Personal Safety from a Security Self Defense Specialist, Trainer and Speaker

Self Defense Tips – The ABC’s of Personal Safety and Security for Personal Protection

Self defense is something everyone knows that we should learn, yet few actually do. Rather than use a few self defense or fighting tips as an emotional pacifier, it is important to test and apply what you think you know. It is through this process that self defense competence is built. With self defense competence comes personal protection and security confidence. A good self defense instructor will ad to your peace of mind and help you use your innate survival signals and skills to bring to bear in protecting yourself and/or the ones you love.
When you learn to defend yourself you are less likely to have to because:

1. You tend to avoid potentially dangerous situations because you recognize them earlier
2. You are more likely to trust your intuition/gut feelings therefore act on them
3. Project more confidence which often removes you from the victim profile. Criminals like easy targets, not difficult ones.

HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR ABC’s OF PERSONAL PROTECTION – SELF DEFENSE STRATEGIES FOR PERSONAL SECURITY

Alert to Avoid Potentially Dangerous Situations
– Knowledge and Awareness of dangerous situations and how criminals operate
– Trusting instincts and Acting on intuition
Always observe safe habits and practices – Remember, we are always building habits – so practice good ones

Breathe and Be Calm by Believing you have options
– Belly Breath with Backpressure on exhale helps manage stress, adrenaline and fear
Be looking for opportunities, weapons, barriers, escape routes and targets
Be prepared with training and a plan but Be flexible

Communicate with Confidence and Commit
Clearly say and demonstrate directly what you mean and mean what you say
Change the Context of any situation you feel might lead to a violent encounter
Commit to your plan and execute with intensity

Distance
Whenever you increase distance, you increase time and options and usually deny the targets

Eyes on targets and Escape options
Eyes, neck, groin, knees, Everything’s a weapon, Escape

Recommended reading: “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker

Personal Security and Self-Defense Training Courses
Escape to Gain Safety: Jeet Kune Do based self defense for women www.fighting.net/johnn
P.E.A.C.E.: A 5 Step Program of Self Defense
ABCs of Self Defense: Self Defense Basics for Everyone
The 5 Fingers of Self Defense: Self Defense Concepts
Street-Wise Street-Smarts: Street savvy self defense lecture
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com http://USA-MartialArts.com
Hit Like a Girl: Bodyguard Tactics for Women in a fun entertaining format http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hit-Like-a-Girl/339618134337?ref=ts

Children’s Personal Safety Self Defense Courses
Kid-Wise Street Smarts
Bully to Buddy
Escape School for Kids- Stranger Safety Skills
http://USA-MartialArts.com

Rapid Learn Immersion Reality Based Self Defense Training
Paul Vunak’s RAT: The rapid learn hand to hand combat course taught to Navy SEALS
John Nottingham’s VIPER Personal Protection: A customized street combat course specializing in scenario based training and adrenal stress conditioning, survival stress inoculation with context driven solutions.
http://NottinghamSwordandShieldSecurity.com
Each program can be taught as a lecture or hands on clinic and tailored to the individual or organization.

USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 E. Greenway Rd. Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
602-896-8721
http://USA-MartialArts.com
http://JohnNottingham.com

Nottingham Sword&Shield; SecurityNTS TACTICAL TRAINING Phoenix Campus
4731 E. Greenway Rd. Suite 10
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com
The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The Arizona Bullying Prevention Project
http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/

* Credit for the original ABC’s of Conflict Avoidance to Kiyoshi Dave Kovar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpcB_2_kMKs

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As seen on Arizona News Channels 3, 5, 10, 12, 15, Good Morning Arizona, The Arizona Republic, Taekwondo Times Magazine, KONO Martial Arts for Kids, Hall of Fame Master of The Year
John Nottingham is a recognized expert in personal protection, author, consultant, speaker and a founder of Nottingham Security -Scottsdale Bodyguards- and the USA Martial Arts chain of schools. He resides in Scottsdale Arizona USA and provides professional consultation and training, products, and services related to self-defense, personal security and physical conditioning. A bodyguard, law enforcement and military trainer, he is certified Executive Protection Specialist (EPS).
John Nottingham has trained in martial arts for over 25 years including Taekwondo, Hapkido, Jujitsu, Aikido, FMA/Arnis, Jeet Kune Do, 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. In his chain of martial arts schools, he and his staff teach men, women and children of all ages self defense and practical martial arts skills in a fun and exciting manner.
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 for Special Operations Military forces.
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 also is a sought-after speaker, consultant, subject matter expert, entrepreneur, and author.

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John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts

“When I hear the name John Nottingham the first thing that comes to mind is Passion! Master Nottingham is one of the most dynamic individuals I have ever met. He is an EXPERT and he has INTEGRITY. John is the REAL DEAL and having him provide a big portion of my Health and Wellness Programs, John Nottingham has guided me to great heights inside and out. I would recommend with the highest regard all persons and families to experience Master Nottingham’s training and personal guidance to a better you! I promise you will not be disappointed.” July 27, 2010
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
1st Eddie Fischer,
hired John as a Personal Trainer in 2009, and hired John more than once
“I first met John Nottingham in 1994. During that time, I’ve personally trained under him for 13 years as a student. As an instructor he works tirelessly with his students often times sacrificing his own personal time and resources. He does so gladly, with enthusiasm and the highest degree of integrity. In my professional career I’ve associated with thousands of people. I rank John Nottingham among the highest.” July 23, 2010
1st Phil Borgia, Agent, State Farm Insurance
was with another company when working with John at John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts
“Master John Nottingham is a very accomplished martial arts teacher with a strong will and determination to hone and perfect his craft while finding new techniques and fighting styles to incorporate into himself and his program.” July 23, 2010
1st Joseph Gangi, Film Maker, Gangi Films
was a consultant or contractor to John at John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts

How To Stop Bullying, Bullies and Bully Behavior

February 24, 2011

How To Stop Bullying Training Workshops, Bully Prevention Seminars, Bully Help School Talks
Bully Prevention Bully Training Anti-Bullying Seminars How To Stop a Bully How To Deal With A Bully

Bullying Prevention Training Workshops & Advice
Proud Partners in Education | Training The Teacher | Train The Trainer | Phoenix AZ

Advanced Threat Assessment, Conflict Management, Tactical Language (Verbal Judo), Bodyguard Strategies combined with the Time Tested Peaceful Wisdom of Martial Arts Redirection and Inner Strength that Stops Bullying Behavior
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ATTENTION: PARENTS, (teachers/leaders),

Discover The Secrets To Stopping The School or Playground Bully From Stealing Your Child’s Confidence and Self-Esteem Forever

These days you will find there is a lot of advice on how to handle a bully. Unfortunately, much of it is unqualified advice from people who have little, or worse, NO EXPERIENCE in successfully managing bullying behavior.

o Many of the “academics” offering bully programs were bullied themselves – and give kids impractical advice that can lead to your child getting beat up! (You may recognize the signs of these guys through their pushing infective and potentially dangerous policies like the politically motivated “zero tolerance”.)

o Some teachers tend to over-talk it and were themselves targets of bullying and STILL lack the practical skills of protection. It simply lacks common sense and usually won’t work in the real world.

o Other advocates are well intentioned parents of bullied children now advocating the demonizing of the bully (who is somebodies child) ie “Anti-Bully training” . Newsflash…Bullying is a BEHAVIOR – NOT A PERSON. Did you know that most children who are targets of bullying often become bullies? It could be your child. That’s why bully solutions requires a more responsible, intelligent and practical approach.

FACT: A parent or teacher simply can’t be there to protect a child every second of their lives.

The John Nottingham 5 Step Bully Management Method teaches common sense before self defense and how to defeat a bully without fighting or violence. Using humor and verbal judo “word blocks” kids learn the warning signs and how to thwart bullying behavior. They often learn to turn Bullies Into Buddies! But if push comes to shove, children need to know that nobody has the right to hurt them and we give them responsible and clever tools to protect themselves with appropriate force and escaping with dignity. They won’t teach you that in other programs.

The Ugly Truth Nobody Is Telling You, The Parent

Did you know that children report that they are being beaten, tormented, abused and harassed by bullies and it continues day after day because they are afraid THEY will get into trouble or suspended?

o Children are told by the bully that if they tell, they will get beat up.

o Kids are told by teachers and administrations that they will get in trouble if they are in a “fight”.

o Children are often ashamed to tell parents or friends because it is embarrassing, makes them feel weaker or it causes such a fuss. Remember what it felt like to be a kid?

FACT: Bullying is one of the leading causes of absenteeism and harms scholastic performance

Where do children turn in this crazy system that lacks common sense?? We have the answers.

The truth is that most of the Anti-Bully programs out there are just parroting the popular bully information but have no real life experience implementing successful bully behavior management programs. While they are usually well intentioned – they are, in our experience, giving inaccurate and potentially dangerous advice that is NOT in the best interest of your child. Parents need an intelligent alternative “peacemaker” approach – NOT being a bigger bully or a push over pansy like so many armchair quarterbacks advocate.

Fact: Did you know that most of the BULLY EDUCATION programs out there are designed around limiting schools, administrators and institutions liability rather than protecting the safety and self esteem of your child?

How is my program different?
I’m so glad you asked. It starts with my background. My name is John Nottingham and I’ve been teaching people for over 23 years how to effectively protect themselves in the real world. From training the military for combat, law enforcement for the street, bodyguards protecting celebrities to thousands of children successfully managing bullies, I have taught a great number of people in my chain of USA Martial Arts schools, community talks as a public speaker, and owner of a bodyguard security training company. It has been my lifelong professional obsession and it has taken me all over the world to learn what I can share with you.

Our Bully Solutions Program is made to work in the real world. Like it or not, bullies exist in the playground, at schools and in the workplace so we have to equip children with skills to deal with bulies. Ignoring bullies or denying bullying only causes it to escalate and get worse. Now parents have proven effective bully solutions.

A Little Background and Personal Experience & Why You Should Here What I Have To Say About Bullying
I was the target of bullying when I was in school (as well as several other stages of my life). I know the pain and lasting trauma it can cause. Fortunately, I got involved in Martial Arts at an early age and it changed my life forever. The life lessons I learned there not only helped me COMPLETELY DEFEAT MY BULLIES WITHOUT FIGHTING, but gave me the tools to become an Eagle Scout and overcome asthma (you can read about it in a Taekwondo Times Magazine article here).

“Wax On Wax Off?” -Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid movie
I know what your thinking… 98lb weakling joins martial arts, becomes black belt and learns to beat up bully – but thats not what happend at all (this is real life-not the movies). I learned to handle my bully long before I earned Black Belt – you’ll see that my bully solution techniques can be put to use the very first day (and has been by thousands of children just like yours). You see, it’s not about the kicks, punches and blocks – it is a systematic method developed for responsibly handling bully behavior -usually without ever getting physical.

It’s True- No Bull – Read on…
I went from having average to poor grades as a child to earning academic honors. But it didn’t stop there as I went on to serve in an Army Airborne Special Forces Unit in a support detachment and graduate the US Army Intelligence School. I earned numerous Black Belts and Instructorships in 4 styles and had a 6th Degree Master Black Belt rank bestowed on me. We even have a foundation for prevention and treatment of child abuse, public awareness and education.

You Won’t Find Anyone Else With That Unique Background and Set of Skills Teaching How To Deal With Bullies
I don’t say those things to impress you with my credentials. I share it to impress upon you that this program really is different and it really works due to the very unique experience and education I have had in my life.

Why Our STOP BULLYING Training Works Like Magic
I learned how to incorporate the wisdom of martial arts peace process, the strategy used by military intelligence (and the lessons history teaches on the subject), then I trained in bodyguard schools, then worked with school teachers, psychologists and some of the greatest minds in the world on the subject (one such mind is my teacher Gavin de Becker – I recommend you read his best selling book The Gift of Fear). Gavin de Becker is a three time Presidential appointee and one of the greatest minds on situations that could lead to violence. Our Bully Stop system teaches step by step, easy to learn pre-contact, contact and post contact techniques.

“John Nottingham’s Defeating the Bully Without Fighting Works Like Magic and the children loved the training.” – Kathy Lester, Teacher

My experience afforded me a unique opportunity to bring together some amazingly effective tools and skills to handle conflict in different ways. The result is a 3 pronged treatment 5 step process for DEFEATING A BULLY WITHOUT FIGHTING and, in general, a CONFLICT AVOIDANCE method that works like magic. (You won’t see these same methods in other programs, unless they got them from us.)

A dirty little secret about bullies…
Nearly all bully situations can be prevented, thwarted and diffused if your child knows what early warning signs to look for and what to do at the right time. However, not all bully situations can be stopped before they get physically abusive. We train children for that too. You won’t hear that in most bully training programs!

Can We Really Teach You or Your Child How To Quickly and Effectively Deal With Bullies?
Yes we can, just as we have thousands of children just like yours. But wait… just because I have great ideas and bully avoidance program that works doesn’t necessarily mean I can teach it. That’s where my experience as an educator comes in. I’ve been teaching martial arts since I was a teenager, was paid to brief Officers and high ranking brass in the military, and my staff and I have taught over 10,000 men, women and children. My hand-picked team and I have the ability to articulate our Bully Solution message in a way that makes it non-intimidating, rewarding, and fun.

We hope to work with you and share our experience in how to resolve conflict peacefully and defeat a bully without fighting.

Respectfully,

John D. Notingham
USA Martial Arts | Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
Phoenix | Scottsdale Arizona USA
http://USA-MartialArts.com

FREE Class Offered By USA Martial Arts Phoenix Reveals How To “BulIy-Proof” Your Child!
How To Deal With A Bully – Defeat The Bully Without Fighting – Turn Bullies Into Buddies

ALL PHOENIX PARENTS- A New class being offered to the community totally FREE by The Break the Chain Foundation and USA Martial Arts in Phoenix AZ can save your child from the lifelong affects of bullying. Bullying has and will continue to erode the self esteem of millions of young victims.. Bullying is linked by the CDC to isolation, drug abuse, school violence and suicide. But, YOUR child doesn’t have to be just another statistic! It’s tough for both Parents and Teachers to deal with bullying and most kids are forced to deal with it on their own. The problem is they’ve not been trained!

Do you remember seeing kids get bullied?
Did it happen to you when you were a kid? How did it make you feel?
Do you remember the names of the bullies when you were a kid? This Special FREE Class Will Reveal…
How To Easily Spot and Read The Bully.
How To Defeat The Bully WITHOUT Violence.
The Secret Word That Always Stops The Bully In His Tracks
The Little Known Strategies For Dealing With Mental Bullying
How To Deal With a Bully – In The Real World!
Much Much More

Date: Call for Details
Time: Call for Details
At: USA Martial Arts Phoenix in cooperation with Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
(4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite9 Phoenix, Arizona 85032)

This Class is held FREE at designated times for all Phoenix AZ Children, But Space is Limited! You Must Register in Advance!

For a fee: seminars, appointments, off site seminars, school talks and training Call: (602) 896-8721 or visit http://USA-MartialArts.com to Reserve Your Space Now! Don’t Wait! Your Child’s Self-Esteem is Too Valuable!

How to Get a Security Guard Job in Arizona. Seven Tips To Get Hired Fast.

May 29, 2010


Here are some tips to get a job in Security.

As an owner of a DPS Licensed Security Agency in Arizona and an AZ guard card trainer for other agencies, I have a unique perspective on security job hiring. I see numerous applicants every day hoping to get work in the security industry.

Most are seeking something temporary due to a recent job loss or their goal is to eventually transition to other law enforcement agency like Police, Corrections, Border Patrol or the Sheriffs Office (MCSO in my area). Others are working their way up the ladder to Executive Protection [EP], PI, FBI, or other related goals. Some are simply seeking a way to supplement their incomes.

No matter what your situation, these tips will help you get a position and perhaps advance faster to higher pay.

So you’ve searched Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, Jobing.com and Craigslist.com. Now what?

Here are some quick tips to get the edge and get hired quickly.

Security Guards are in High Demand


Get Hired as a Guard

1. Know before you go. Do some research on the company and be prepared to position your skills to fit their needs. A Google search, website screening, phone call and asking some employees goes a long way. Most of the applicants I meet are clueless as to the Security Agencies mission, target client, management or needs.

Knowing about the security firm you wish to work at and it’s key management leaders is a big advantage.

Recently, a young man approached our counter and asked if we were hiring. I asked what he knew about the security company. He replied in street lingo, “Basitly, not much. I just need a job bro.” Not exactly the best first impression.

2. Prepare your documentation. AZ requires a DPS Guard Card [see step 7]. Prepare your resume’ or curriculum vitae (CV) so that it can be sent electronically [via email or fax] or hand carried and presents a professional image.

Most agencies will also require an extensive application along with your background check.

Sometimes you can use a bio on their website as a model for how they like to see things. If you are former LEO or Military, be prepared to provide that documentation [DD-214] as well. Some security companies require at least 2 years experience in LE or Military while others do not.

An important part of security is communications. A security guard might have to testify in court or his statement/report be used in an investigation. Make sure you take the time to read directions, communicate clearly, check spelling, write legibly and pay attention to detail. These are indications of your education, communication and report writing skills.

3. Integrity matters. Tell the truth. You can put things in a positive light but be cautious not to embellish. This might lead to suspicion about your trustworthiness.

“Don’t write a check with your mouth that your butt can’t cash.”

One day we had a young man present himself like he was God’s gift to us. He gushed about his extensive military background and EP (Executive Protection Security) experience. I thought we would need to get a DNA test done because this guy might be related to Rambo himself! The only problem was that he was full of it and I caught him in a lie as he exaggerated and overstated his abilities. I knew the guys he claimed to work with. Security is a small world. Word gets around. Just be honest and open to learn. None of us are perfect so just be your best “you”. Professional agencies will always verify your claims.

The less like REX the better for Security


4. Confident is not cocky. Confidence is projected in your eye contact, firm handshake, posture, and choice of words and attire. Being cocky is a sign of insecurity and arrogance. A professional security guard is a polite, customer service oriented, positive person and worthy of trust. Furthermore, he or she needs to demonstrate a willingness to learn, not a “know-it-all” attitude.

5. Dress for success and make a positive impression. Dress professionally for the job you want and get there at least 15 minutes early. Pay attention to grooming. Remember that Guard Security is usually a high-profile position in the public eye. You will mostly likely be representing the client so a professional appearance is important. Consider also that most people in supervisory and hiring roles will be former military and favor more military-style grooming standards. It may also be a more corporate oriented agency.

Getting to the interview early and dressed professionally indicates that you are more likely accountable, trustworthy, organized and respectful.

If you roll in looking like an 80s metal hair band wanna-be or a couch potato video game, haven’t-showered-in-3-days kid, you aren’t likely to be taken seriously. Sagging hip hop pants and worn skater shoes are not the best choice. Self respect, judgment and discipline are reflected in outward appearance and grooming.

6. Don’t look down on Security Guards. Check your attitude. Security Guards serve a critical role in Homeland Security as they eyes and ears of law enforcement on the front lines. From fighting terror, keeping families and children safe to being responsible for millions in assets, SECURITY is an important profession worthy of respect. If you treat it as a joke or less than what it is, your chances for getting hired in the security field diminish significantly.

If you think jelly-donut-eating, out of shape, insecure Paul Blart Mall Cop represents security, you need to get educated and reshape your perspective before applying. Replace the Barney Fife notion so you don’t talk down about the profession or let that show at an interview.

Security Guard Stereotype


Sadly, these types of “guards” do exist and we have all seen it. However, it is not representative of security at every level.

Remember that it was a security manager who was the hero of 9-11. Because of his evacuation drills, thousands of lives were saved.

Some Bodyguards Got Started in Guard Security


Private security is encompasses the executive protection [Bodyguard] profession who can earn upwards of $1,500 per day. Many in security are decorated military and war veterans and/or former law enforcement.

As with any industry, there are the good and bad. Choose to be part of the good. Get training, act professionally and conduct yourself with self-discipline and integrity.

7. Education is power. Your training and experience is critical. This is not an area to be cheap just to save a few bucks.

Good training is worth its weight in gold and just might save your life.

Every security professional knows the value of good training and education. This is one of the most important areas I look for in employees. It reveals attitude, perseverance, willingness to learn, the ability to follow directions, pay attention to detail and complete goals. Education and training are the keys to increasing your value, therefore pay, and potential for advancement in the security industry. Industry organizations such as ASIS are great resources for training.

Success leaves clues- education and training are big ones.

Professional Training Leads to Professional Advancement

Choose the best security guard card training you can find. Who you trained with weighs heavily on whether or not you will get the job as a security guard.

Sometimes security training companies will offer you a job if you do well enough in their guard card training course. So think of it as a job interview – because it is!

Some companies like ours might offer you a reference or letter of recommendation for placement.

No matter what your career goals in security you are wise to choose such a growing field. Well trained and experienced Security Professionals futures are very bright indeed. Even if you do not choose our company for training, do yourself a favor and choose wisely.

Best wishes and stay alert, safe and strong. In the end, we are all on the same team.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. In times of transition and uncertainty it’s nice to have help in your corner.

John D. Nottingham, PI, EPS
Owner Nottingham Sword & Shield Security

Member ASIS

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Helpful links:

Arizona Security Guard Training School
Bodyguard Academy

Nottingham Tactical Security Guard Training Classes offer Armed Guard Training and much more.

Arizona Armed Guard Training – AZ DPS Armed Guard Card Class – Phoenix Armed Guard School – AZ Armed Security Guard Training Class.

Arizona Department of Public Safety Security Guard Licensing Unit and Security Guard Card Requirements

http://licensing.azdps.gov/Licensesecurityguard.asp

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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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Safety and Attack Prevention Planning for your Lifestyle and Peace of Mind

March 29, 2010

Security, Self Defense, and Personal Protection Training

Personal Protection. Security Beyond Basic Self Defense

Safety and Attack Prevention Planning for your Lifestyle and Peace of Mind

The following is a summary of the physical, mental, tactical and legal skills taught in the NTS courses curriculum. NTS training programs are mission/context specific and customized to client’s needs.

Physical:

Principles of structure/base, range, power generation and movement

Why self defense is not fighting or hand to hand combat
Fundamentals of footwork, angles, positioning and built-in defense
Fighting ranges: kicking, striking, in-fighting, grappling
Principles of takedowns and throws
Principles from martial arts: Juijutsu, Brazilian Jiu-jutsu (BJJ), Ninjutsu, Jeet-kune-do, Wing-chun Kung-fu
Critical lessons from history, war and battle strategists that can save your life
Applications of military hand to hand combat hybrids: Krav Maga, Kapap, LINE, Army CQB (close quarters battle)
The Role of Joint manipulation and joint locking for personal defense
Releases and restraints for less dangerous situations
Counters&Defenses; against common attacks
Dealing with the sucker puncher
Dealing with the criminal predator
Ground survival: holding out on the ground, dealing with the grappler or wrestler
Dominating offense: take away the attacker’s ability to fight
Great equalizers: when you need to negate size and strength
Scenario-based training and force-on-force resistance and aliveness drills
Adrenal stress conditioning: train for abnormal physiological state
Beating “freeze response” and panic with fear management techniques
Surviving, countering and/or disarming attacks with edged and impact weapons
Surviving, countering and/or disarming against guns and other firearms
Surviving multiple attacker situations and gang-style attacks
Disarming weapons such as a knife, gun, or club
Off hand tools: Using improvised weapons of opportunity and circumstance

Mental:
Understanding violence, self-defense, rights and responsibilities
The role of intuition “Gift of Fear” and your premonition of danger survival intelligence
Awareness to alertness / Presence of Mind
Ethical, moral, social self-defense
Effective boundary development how to completely eliminate indecision
Force vs. violence, assertiveness vs. aggression
Inside the criminals mind, criminology 101
overview
How attackers operate – know your enemy
Adrenal stress conditioning: having fear work for you
Effective verbal defense and de-escalation
Bodyguard skill of target hardening: become a hard target in any interaction

Tactical:

Understanding awareness: yellow, orange, red threat zones
Understanding context: yellow, orange and red responses
Realistic threat assessment for your lifestyle
Street smarts: dangerous places, dangerous people and situations
Foreseeing / foretelling violence
How to fail a criminal’s interview
The right habits for self-defense
Home security and defense
Car/auto/vehicle security
Workplace security
Security for traveling
Safer habits and choices

Legal:

Legal use of force for civilians
Legal requirements for successful self-defense – scenarios
Self-defense vs. fight vs. assault vs. combat
How to avoid criminal charges
How to avoid civil charges
Arresting officer’s perspective
Third party protection
Home/office protection

http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecuritycom
http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com
http://USA-MartialArts.com
http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
http://JohnNottingham.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.