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Picture Your Child Confident, Poised, Happy, Fit and Having Inner Strength With Unshakable Character

June 1, 2012

In a Time Where TV, Unhealthy Foods, Video Games and Negative Media Are Fighting For Your Children –  Here Is a Way for Parents to Fight Back and Win

Happy, healthy, confident kids.  Character and Values are the foundation of USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing founder’s mission. The goal is to use martial arts as a tool for developing children into champions for life. Through a carefully tested and proven method, USA Martial Arts Instructors are experts at helping children learn valuable life lessons they can use at school, home and everywhere they go. This is more than just implied lessons, instead they are experienced with each belt rank, lessons, incentives, engaging stories, and instructors who lead by example.

Phoenix Children’s Martial Arts Classes teach:

  • How to Deal With Bullying The Smart Way
  • How to Escape Abduction Attempts
  • How to Get Good Grades Through Focus
  • How to Be Strong and Fit for Life
  • How to Have Inner Strength and Unshakable Character
  • How to Avoid Negative Peer Pressure
  • How to Respect Others, Have Good Manners and Be a Leader

Shy children learn to come out of their shell. High energy children learn to put their energy in a positive direction. Good children learn to become great and the best they can be in school, sports and life.
The founder of USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing is an Eagle Scout, Army Veteran, martial arts champion, and award-winning instructor. He was voted “Master of the Year” and inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame for his efforts. His vision is to share the same life transforming benefits he received in martial arts to others.
This is a unique opportunity to have your child learn lessons from ancient wisdom, passionate instructors who are great with children and all while having the time of their life.
As a parent, you have a choice on what sports, activities and where your child will invest their time. In just a few years at USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing, your child will have earned a Black Belt. Black Belt is an advantage in University admissions, scholarships as well as in the job market. Black Belt represents a level of personal excellence, discipline and focus that makes individuals stand out as leaders among their peers. Not only will your child have greater inner strength, respect, focus and confidence, they will have the pride of earning practical self defense skills. It is a gift that offers peace of mind to both the caring parent as well as the individual.
Try USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing today and find out why this school was awarded BEST OF PHOENIX!

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Children Learn Leadership and How To Handle Bullying With Taekwondo in Phoenix

December 19, 2011


Do Your Kids Kick and Punch Like Karate Kids Around The House?

Perhaps you have seen the positive press and exposure Taekwondo and Kids Martial Arts programs have been receiving. Maybe your son or daughter has expressed interest in doing a martial art. You don’t have to be Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris or Bruce Lee to do martial arts. In fact, you might be surprised at what you find for children at one Phoenix Martial Arts school.

Lots of children want to train in Tae Kwon-do because:

o They are being bullied
o They have low self-esteem/confidence
o They have no confidence
o They are lacking in co-ordination/motor skills
o They find it hard to make friends

Our Phoenix Karate Kids children’s program will teach your child core values such as discipline and respect. By starting at an early age, they will develop positive habits to last a lifetime. We believe in bringing out the best in your child and have designed our classes to be entertaining and informative.

With training in USA Martial Arts Phoenix Karate Kids Tae Kwon-do, the content of the classes and the way they are structured, your children will develop:-

o Self confidence, self control, self esteem and self discipline
o Respect for adults and for each other
o The value of setting goals and working towards them
o Non-violent techniques in conflict-resolution
o How to overcome a bully or gang situation
o The Tae Kwon-do training will channel their energy into their Tae Kwon-do skills
The way the instruction is given and broken down for the child, you will see a great improvement in a matter of weeks.
The training in Tae Kwon-do promotes individual and group activities which will develop,

(1) Communication skills, leadership life skills,

(2) Group interactions/activities.

Children who acquire self-confidence at an early age are far more likely to succeed in their adult ambitions. Martial Arts training is arguably the best method of instilling confidence into children and at the same time emphasises the importance of respect and discipline. As a result of the fast and exciting nature of Martial Arts there are thousands of children participating throughout Arizona, the USA; and worldwide there are millions.

Children see Martial Arts training as the ultimate activity, in our classes everybody wins, it’s not just who’s the best gets to play.

Our system of training is based on inner development and self-expression; concentration, focus, goal setting, self-achievement are the topics of discussion. Motor skill development, co-ordination, flexibility and self-awareness are the basics to the physical training.

Children learn to reach their full potential through our confidence building martial arts program. Caring Instructors provide expert training in a fun and safe, although still disciplined environment, to produce positive results.

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Children’s Martial Arts School Phoenix Wins Hearts and Minds of Phoenix Children and Parents

October 25, 2011


John Nottingham’s USA Martial Art of Phoenix Provides Kids Activities in: Martial Arts, Taekwondo, Karate, Kickboxing, BJJ, Krav Maga, MMA, JKD, Self-defense, personal training, bootcamp

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Karate Kids
The Martial Arts develop your child physically. Our programs increase speed, stamina, and strength in children. They also develop balance, coordination, and timing, which in turn, will help in all other sports and activities.

Children’s Self Defense
We promote non-violent resolutions to conflict. Our methods help children to explore and understand conflict through role-play and other exercises. Students will develop confidence, self-discipline, and self control as they learn how to act and react to the world around them.

Martial Arts Discipline and Leadership
The Martial Arts promote leadership skills in children to help them succeed in life. Our programs will teach your child about setting goals. These qualities will help your child become successful in school, college, and life. The young students are treated with respect and taught to return the same respect to others.

Taekwondo Children Phoenix
USA Martial Arts Phoenix teaches through positive recognition. We use praise, encouragement, and positive reinforcement to support the values parents teach at home. We have incentives for good academic report cards and students must maintain high grades at school to be promoted to higher rank. Children learn the value of setting goals and how to develop the perseverance and self discipline to achieve them.

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John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Phoenix Academy USA

May 28, 2011

John Nottingham Pulgueksa Temple Korea


Discover Your Inner Strength…

We are a progressive traditional and modern mixed Martial Arts Academy located in Phoenix, Arizona USA.

Traditional Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defense
The USA Martial Arts curriculum is built on drawing from the strengths of several styles and is a highly effective martial art for men, women, and children. It relies on strategy, rather than physical prowess to defeat an attacker. Students learn how to use speed, leverage, timing, and proper technique to overcome larger and stronger opponents. More importantly, USA Martial Arts teaches our system as a complete art encompassing the wisdom of the past with the science of human performance.

We teach in a safe, friendly, and controlled environment which fosters fun, camaraderie, and respect.

Come join us on the mat! And discover your inner strength…

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Children’s Martial Arts Phoenix Wins Hearts and Minds

March 21, 2011


Children’s Martial Arts Programs | John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Phoenix Arizona USA

Phoenix Martial Arts Builds Young Minds and Bodies

Children love learning at USA Martial Arts Phoenix in North Phoenix Arizona. Our martial arts programs are high-energy, fun and interactive.

The mission of the USA Martial Arts school is to build our student’s character, inner strength and self esteem, which we do by acknowledging, recognizing and rewarding not just our student’s accomplishments and successes, but their efforts as well.

Learning martial arts is a physical and mental discipline, involving all muscle groups to help develop a student’s physical fitness as well as focus of the mind. At USA Martial Arts Phoenix our emphasis goes far beyond just learning physical moves and martial arts techniques of kicking, punching, throwing and blocking. At USA Martial Arts Phoenix, we use martial arts as a mechanism to develop positive character, leadership and life-improvement skills in our students.

Our martial arts Phoenix emphasis is on the personal-development aspects of martial arts, such as increasing self confidence, improving focus and concentration, developing self discipline, and life-long good physical fitness habits.

Traits That Martial Arts Develops in a Child

Self esteem
Focus and
concentration
Self discipline
Physical fitness
Self confidence
Positive attitude
Leadership
Respect
Patience
Goal setting
Manners
Strong work ethic

Life Lessons Developed Through Martial Arts Phoenix

Classes at Phoenix Martial Arts end with group discussions, role-playing exercises, encouragement and rewards. We integrate life lessons, citizenship and character of wise martial arts philosophy and discuss alternate resolutions to some of the issues children face today. These issues are discussed in a non-threatening, proactive
way.

Children pay close attention as we explore topics that include:

Avoiding conflicts
Dealing with bullies
Mental self-defense
Proper respect for adults
Stranger awareness
Respect for self and others
Saying “no” to drugs and peer pressure

These valuable life lessons help our martial arts Phoenix students understand the connection between what they learn in class and the real-world applications that make martial arts practical and insightful skills for school-age, and beyond.

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4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone 602.896.8721
email info@usa-martialarts.com
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No Magic Formula for Earning an Authentic Martial Arts Black Belt

March 10, 2011

USA Martial Arts kids demo at an Arizona Diamondbacks game

WARNING:
READ THIS BEFORE YOU JOIN MY SCHOOL!

As I’ve been saying all along on my blogs, in my newsletter, and on the mat, THERE IS NO “MAGIC FORMULA” that will allow you to instantly achieve an authentic Black Belt, super confident kid, ultimate fighting skill or even a ripped, toned body!

So, don’t expect my trial course to be a magic genie that will instantly grant you a magical results…

Let’s be realistic – earning a Black Belt at USA Martial Arts is HARD. You are going to have to WORK if you want to follow my Martial Arts Black Belt Success System plan to achieve your goals.

A vetted Black Belt in most systems takes between 3-5 years. For some systems it may be shorter or longer. This of course depends also on how frequently and how hard an individual trains.

Can You Earn a USA Martial Arts Black Belt?
Is it do-able? Yes! I did it, and I was an insecure kid with asthma with slipping grades in school struggling to pay for expensive martial arts lessons… I had to work twice as hard as others using nothing more than my own guts, a lot of trial and error, some “sweat blood and tears” and the few bucks I scraped together to get started. I took all that experience and developed my Black Belt Success system over my lifetime and have helped hundreds earn the esteemed rank of Black Belt.

There are many people who have joined my school who DIDN’T make it… maybe they decided it was too hard, or the process wasn’t “quick enough” for them, or that they weren’t cut out to be an authentic Black Belt…

But, that’s the beauty of this introductory trial course WEBSPECIAL – before you’re done completing it, you’ll KNOW what it takes to become a success in anything…

And, you’ll be informed enough to make a decision as to whether it’s right for your child.

Yet, there are many people who have taken the trial course, followed the system I outline, and that credit their success to following the Black Belt Success System.

It might be right for you or your child.

We invite you to give it a try today.
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Attention Phoenix Parents…You’re About To Discover The Untold Secrets To Developing A More Focused, Confident, Self-Disciplined and Fit Child.”

February 23, 2011

USA Mastery Martial Arts represents a tradition far beyond the punch, kick and the block.

Attention Parents!

“You’re About To Discover The Undisclosed Secrets To Developing A More Focused, Confident, Self-Disciplined and Very Fit Child.”

By: John Nottingham, founder of USA Martial Arts Phoenix

Dear Phoenix AZ Parent,

As a mother or father you prepare your child for the future the best way you can everyday, but what about developing the core “Character and Social Skills”: The Inner Strength to speak up for themselves, the ability to Concentrate and be Dedicated so they can set and achieve worthwhile goals. What about developing the initiative and responsible discipline to start and do the right things on their own without being reminded over and over again?

Timeless Martial Arts Wisdom For Success In Life!
There are so many skills we need to teach our kids to be successful, yet there’s so little time and so many distractions. If there was a Fun, Exciting and Easy Way for your child to get all of the “fundamental skills for life” needed for success would you be interested or at least be open-minded enough to try it out and see for yourself?

Specialists At Building Self-Esteem & Confidence in Kids
My name is John Nottingham, and I’ve been a Martial Arts instructor for over 23 years, specializing in helping children and families become highly successful at those essential life skills.

Why Parents Bring Their Kids To Karate
One thing that I’ve discovered over the years is that more families bring their children to karate for so many other reasons totally unrelated to kicks, blocks and punches. The unfortunate part is that there are too many martial arts schools out there who claim they can deliver what parents really want but fail miserably at actually making it happen! But not USA Martial Arts Phoenix and I Can Prove it to you!

Arm Your Child With Self Esteem, Leadership Skills and an Indomitable Spirit!

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Why Parents Often Prefer Taekwondo for Their Children’s Martial Art and Self Defense Training?

February 16, 2011


Why Do So Many Parents Make Taekwondo Their Choice of Martial Art for Children?

o Is it for the self defense?
o Is it for Children’s self-esteem?
o Is it for the life skills of respect and discipline?
o It may be one or all of these things because parents are discovering the power of Taekwondo for raising great kids!

Taekwondo is by far the worlds most popular martial art for children, especially in the USA. It is Korea’s national sport, an official Olympic Sport as well as a cultural tradition of Asia with lessons of wisdom for daily life.

Taekwondo = Happy, Healthy, Confident Children

In addition to the many health and fitness benefits, many parents prefer Taekwondo because of its track record for keeping kids interested (and higher success rate for producing Black Belts.) This is due to its more rapidly advancing belt rank system. Taekwondo is typically one of the faster arts to earn a Black Belt due to its streamlined curriculum and emphasis on attitude, character and respect. This proven goal setting success system really helps keep children with shorter attention spans motivated and feeling rewarded and successful. This means that parents don’t have to struggle so much to get them to go to Taekwondo class.

Tenets of Taekwondo
Modesty, Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, Indomitable Spirit

These Taekwondo philosophy life skills go a long way in helping children succeed in school, other sports, developing the discipline do learn musical instruments and being accepted into colleges, universities and earning scholarships.

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In most Taekwondo schools (Dojang/CheYuKwan), attitude is far more important than the kicks and punches. The advanced training begins at Black Belt – once the student has demonstrated that they are serious about being disciplined, dedicated and prepared for the responsibility that comes with such powerful self defense skills.

Couple this reputation along with the health benefits of building strong, flexible bodies as well as having a positive outlet for energy and you have a solid argument for Taekwondo over soccer, football and other sports that often leave children sitting on the bench.

These are just a few of the reasons that more and more parents are choosing to give their children a head start in school and life by enrolling them in authentic traditional Taekwondo schools.

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Korean Martial Arts Trademark High Flying Kicks

December 1, 2010

Korean Martial Arts Trademark High Flying Kicks

TaeKwonDo TangSooDo HapKiDo KukSoolWon HwarangDo ChunKukDo TaekKyeon

Taekwondo Master John Nottingham Flying Side Kick Punch 1995

Taekwondo Pictures | Action Pictures | Flying Kicks | Jump Kicks

The flying side kick – punch photo above was taken by my student David Goron circa 1995 at a park in Mesa Arizona near my first retail storefront school called Academy of Asian Martial Arts. On the left is James Gann and on the right is David Bravo.

From Tang Soo Do, Hwarang Do, Kuk Sool Won, Hapkido, or the highly popularized Olympic Taekwondo, the Korean Martial Arts are well known for their high flying kicks.

Beginning A Martial Arts Journey
My journey in the martial arts started when I saw James Bond perform spy martial arts moves that seemed to have magical results – even on bigger men. It was refined, dignified, intelligent and quite impressive to the eyes of a little boy.

This was my first introduction to Japanese Jujitsu (traditional art of locks, throws, strikes and pins). Later I would see Bruce Lee performing his own Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, a composite American freestyle hybrid system rooted in Wing Chun, fencing and boxing (the beginnings of modern MMA). From the start, I loved the kicks.

Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do
While growing up my bigger brothers and I often wrestled (rough housing) with one another and Dad which provided me with a foundation without knowing it. But it was my first martial art that introduced me to Korean style martial arts kicking in an art called Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do). Today, some schools retain that branch name while many have simply gone under the banner of Taekwondo.

Advanced Black Belt Kicking
As I continued to study I had the privilege of practicing several branches of Hapkido, Hwarang Do, and several of the classical Kwans (Chung Do Kwan, Ji Do Kwan, Song Moo Kwan). In 1945 the Korean Martial Arts styles officially registered with the Korean government as various KWANS. Each has its similarities and yet beautiful differences that I came to appreciate and respect.

Is This Kicking Practical?
I observed that the kicking was not only spectacular, but it could be very practical. It made sense for smaller people because the legs give a reach advantage, are preconditioned, and generate as much as 3 or more times power than the arms.

It struck me as interesting that every-time I heard someone criticize high kicks or “fancy kicking”, it was a person who: A. Could not do it or B. Had yet to square off with a kicker who had functional kicking skill.

Kicking Criticism
Since I had the opportunity to have been booted in the head by so many skilled kickers, it seemed an arrogant and ignorant statement. Every technique has it’s strengths and weaknesses, so why was advanced kicking the target of so much criticism?

Practical Self Defense Application and Much More
Of course, self defense practical application is not the only measure and reason for practice of the art. Nor are the arts comprised only of kicking. Kicking is a fantastic way of building and maintaining flexibility, health, burning calories, expressing an aesthetically pleasing art, reducing stress and developing a respectable skill. Those are just some of the many benefits, but certainly not all. To my way of thinking, it is just one way to help develop the mind, body and spirit – and a fun one at that.

It sure beats the stair-master, starvation diets and the treadmill.

John Nottingham
6th Degree Black Belt
USA Martial Arts Chief Instructor

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Learn To Fight So You Don’t Have To

November 10, 2010

Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010


Our training program is a comprehensive traditional system of Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, or under it’s more recognized Korean Martial Art name, Taekwondo. Our Mixed Martial Arts SELF DEFENSE curriculum is specially designed to provide our students with practical self-defense capabilities for real-life situations.

With skill sets including rapid blocking and striking with the hands and feet, leveraged joint locking techniques, practical kicking and throwing techniques combined with study of traditional Chinese Kung Fu, Japanese Karate and Korean forms, we strive to provide our students with a variety of self-defense options, enabling them to use the appropriate amount of force necessary to subdue any attacker and effectively handle any situation.

“Our goal is to teach our students to fight so well that they never have to.”

Traditional Martial Arts also includes a variety of martial weapons, the practice of which develop attributes such as strength, speed, endurance, coordination, concentration, and the ability to use anything as a self-defense weapon if necessary.

More importantly, we believe in building a student from the inside out.
You will learn to be mild on the outside and strong on the inside. Your confidence will grow to new levels as you discover your inner-strength through ancient wisdom and modern teaching techniques.

We are honored to have been considered as your Phoenix martial arts school, and will do our best to continue to provide quality information and instruction both in and outside our academy. Kamsahamnida. Domo arigato. Xia xia. Thank you!

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