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Chuck Norris says…Karate is the Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child

June 2, 2012

If Walker Texas Ranger endorses it, you know it’s good.  Carlos “Chuck” Norris began his martial arts journey while an Airman in Korea.  He studied the Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do.  Today a branch of that martial arts family is teaching classes at an award-winning school in Phoenix Arizona called USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing. 

“Karate is the best thing you can do for your child.” -Chuck Norris
Hello Parent,
My name is John Nottingham and I’ve been teaching children and adults martial arts and self defense for over 27 years.  You may recognize me from my appearances on channels 3, 5, 10, 12 or in the AZ Republic, Arizona Parenting or my modest work in TV or Film.  My passion is sharing the life enhancing benefits of martial arts and self defense with people of all ages and abilities.
I would be honored to have the opportunity to teach you or your child the secrets I’ve spent my lifetime learning.  You’ll not find them in any other sport or activity.
You see, I’ve been very blessed to have traveled the world and trained in Korea, China and with the best of the best.  My passion for researching and learning martial arts is only rivaled by my passion to teach it and share the amazing life transforming power of this discipline.
Martial Arts transformed my life and it can transform your child’s too.
Here are the USA Martial Arts Phoenix our tenets recited as the principles of Black Belt at the beginning of each class.
“As a dedicated student of the martial arts, I will live my life by the principles of Black Belt.
o Modesty
o Courtesy
o Integrity
o Perseverance
o Self Control
o Indomitable Spirit
If you would like a change in your life or maybe your child’s life, I would invite you to give us a try.  My school is quite unique in that we only work with select students who have a sincere desire to learn.
No worries friend…You don’t have to have any special athletic ability or skill, in fact quite the opposite.  While we have champions and Black Belts who transfer to us for higher education, the majority of our students are beginners who have never done any martial arts.
Your Child Will Learn:
  1. How to Deal With Bullying The Smart Way
  2. How to Focus and Concentrate for Better Grades
  3. How to Respect Himself and Others
  4. How to Solve Problems To Be Happy
  5. How to Lead His Peer Group Rather Than Follow
  6. How to Have Confidence, Control and Discipline for Success in School and Life
  7. How to Be Strong, Fit and Develop Inner-Strength with Unshakable Character
We would love to have the opportunity to introduce you to our our special curriculum.  It has been developed and refined over many years and has a profound positive impact on our members.  Just surf around the internet, Google our name and find out what people say about us.  Then contact us, check out our WEBSPECIAL,  or stop by to meet us in person.  We would be pleased to get to know you.
Respectfully,
John Nottingham
Owner USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix
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The Secret to Taekwondo Kicking

October 26, 2011

TaeKwonDo TangSooDo HapKiDo KukSoolWon HwarangDo ChunKukDo TaekKyeon

Bruce Lee Learned Taekwondo Kicking From Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee

Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, and instills much more than physical self defense, kicking and punching skills. Some know it for the sport division featured in the Olympic games. However, the majority of men, women and children practice Taekwondo for a healthy, fun recreation and the amazing benefits of the traditional and cultural aspects of the art. It is a discipline that reveals a way of enhancing our spirit and life through correct training our body and mind.

Bruce Lee Kicks with Jhoon Rhee on a Beach


This trademark kicking style is featured in various Korean martial arts including Kuk Sool, Hwarang Do, Hapkido, Hanmudo, Yudo, Tang Soo Do, Choi Kwang Do, and major organizations such as the World TKD Federation (WTF), the International TaeKwon-Do Federation (ITF), the American Taekwondo Association (ATA), as well as many others.

John Nottingham Pulgueksa Temple Korea


The secret to advanced Taekwondo kicking is found in three essential components.

First, a foundation of correct form and proper mechanics must be built. This is developed through specialized drills and training routines that build strength, control and proper body movement. In Taekwondo, special emphasis is placed on core strength, hip and low back conditioning to enable the range of motion for proper kicking. The conditioning provides a harmony of strength, flexibility and timing. Together these form a potent combination that is the foundation for exotic, practical and powerful kicking techniques.

Flexibility drills such as dynamic stretch kicking, passive stretches and P.N.F. (resistance/contraction) stretching help improve range of motion, control and the ability to place kicks with pin point accuracy. The dynamic and plyometric kicking speed drills condition the muscles and nervous system to be explosive and lightning fast. This usually consists of breaking down the kicking mechanics into its sub movements, such as lifting the knee to chamber a kick. The drill would include starting from a sparring stance, chambering the knee as rapidly as possible for a set period of time – perhaps 30 seconds. It is followed by a rest cycle then repeated.

John Nottingham Flying Side Kick Punch


Another tool for developing advanced kicking is the variety of kicking paddle drills. A kicking paddle is a Taekwondo practicioners target used to simulate a moving human. The Taekwondoist has to anticipate and attack the target while in motion, adapting to ever changing distance and timing. They learn to point the knee, stay relaxed and adopt a highly versatile sparring stance to be able to change quickly and capitalize on opportunity.

The next secret to Taekwondo kicking is the use of the hip. In the above photo you can see Black Belt Anthony Miles of USA Martial Arts Phoenix speed breaking bricks with a spin side kick. The power in his kick comes from momentum, torque (from turning the hip) and great side kick mechanics (alignment). He does a great job of lining up his kick to drive through the bricks and concentrating his force in a small area.

To increase range of motion, a Taekwondo practicioner will strive to stay relaxed to enable efficient movement. Next, they will adopt a versatile stance and make use of their arms by swinging them to initiate faster adaptation, rotation, torque and mobility.

The advanced jumping and spinning kicks are developed by practicing a variety of jumping and spinning drills. The common trait of all great kickers is the willingness to practice consistently over time. Perhaps this is the greatest secret of great kicking.

One of the formulas many competitors use is to practice every kick they know ten times on each side for a session. Another classic method is to throw 1000 kicks a day. Of course, the best training protocol depends on your level, body, goals and guidance from a qualified teacher.

In Korea, most children practice Taekwondo kicking with a spirit of play. They accumulate a high volume of kicking repetitions in addition to regular Taekwondo class attendance. The demonstration teams also use friendly competition to encourage advancement and higher levels of difficulty and skill.

John Nottingham High Roundhouse Kick Korea Folk Village

More on Taekwondo and Advanced Kicking at this article.

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#1 Kickboxing Best of Phoenix

March 22, 2011


The Number One Kickboxing Program in Phoenix Just Launched on Groupon!

If you were wondering which Kickboxing Classes were Best of Phoenix, you found the right place. USA Martial Arts IMPACT & iLoveKickboxingPhoenix.com have been awarded BEST OF PHOENIX.

Winner Best Kickboxing in Phoenix


But all of that doesn’t necessarily mean that we are the best for you. Arizona has many good choices for Kickboxing schools and Kickboxing instruction depending on your goals.

If you are looking for a place to learn competitive professional Muay Thai Kickboxing or MMA ring Kickboxing then Phoenix has schools which specialize in that. These gyms are known for full contact sparring and intensive fight competition oriented training.

Get Strong, Toned, Lean and Mean
However, if you are seeking a program that will help you build a solid foundation of fitness, build your energy and enthusiasm, and have fun getting in the best shape of your life, then you should try iLoveKickboxingPhoenix.com. Not only will you learn correct Kickboxing movements from authentic Black Belts and champions, you don’t have to show up to work the next day with a broken rib or black eye. However, they will notice the leaner, stronger body you are sporting as you strut into the office.

A Kickboxing Martial Arts Fusion
It’s authentic Kickboxing training that includes the best of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Krav Maga concepts, Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu, Boxing and other styles. However, you don’t incur the head trauma and abuse because we’re not sending you into the ring to fight full contact against a fighter with a knuckle breaking rock head.

Real Kickboxing Without the Brain Trauma and Ugly Nose
Instead, our program is designed to get your ready to be in the best health and shape of your life. We’re preparing you for more energy throughout the day, to feel great, look amazing and learn an authentic art and the “sweet science”. You’ll go full contact on pads, heavy bag, mits and do the same professional skill drills as a world champion but you get to learn without the concussions.

Fight Fat, Fight Stress, Fight Boredom, Fight Fatigue
No ego, no intimidation, no embarrassment only encouragement. Our goal is to have you leave our kickboxing classes smarter than when you came in and excited to return.

The Best Kickboxing in Phoenix is The Best Class for YOU
You will find that each kickboxing school and instructor has his or her own strengths and specialties. The important thing to do it find the place that best fits your goals and personality. If you would like to try iLoveKickboxingPhoenix.com check out our amazing WEBSPECIAL.

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USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 East Greenway Road Suite 9-10
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone 602.896.8721
email info@usa-martialarts.com
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Children’s Taekwondo Phoenix Wins High Praise From AZ Parents and Children

February 27, 2011


Attention Phoenix Parents With Children

Hello, we’re glad you found this blog.

Is your child a Karate Kid?
Perhaps your thinkng about getting involved with martial arts. Does your child imitate Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Bruce Lee or Chuck Norris? Do they jump around like Jet Li after watching Ninja Turtles, Kung Fu Panda or Power Rangers?

Jet Li | Bruce Lee | Kung Fu Panda | Chuck Norris Most martial artists say they became interested in martial arts training from watching martial arts on television and movies.

We would be honored to have you or your child as one of our students at USA Martial Arts Phoenix. But first you should get to know a little bit about us. We are a private martial arts school and that means we select who we work with.

Traditional Martial Arts Instruction with a Modern Approach
We have time tested and proven lessons handed down from generations of Masters, Grandmasters and champions. Parents consider us a great tool on helping your child learn to be his or her best.

How Do We Help Kids Be Their Best With Martial Arts Classes?
While lots of other childrens sports and activities are claiming to instill these things, we really do. It’s natural to be skeptical and we welcome your questions and the opportunity to prove that we really do positively impact the lives of our students. Click here to hear what other parents of children are saying about our Phoenix Children Martial Arts School.

Tang Soo Do | Taekwondo | Karate | Phoenix
First, we pass on time-tested traditional martial arts lessons such as discipline, modesty, integrity, good manners, focus and self control. This is an important part of our school culture because those lessons directly impact our students lives.

YES I CAN | STAR | MARTIAL ARTS BELTS | KARATE UNIFORMS
Second, we integrate personal development lessons to teach our students how to be leaders, rather than compliant followers doing whatever is necessary to fit in with peers. From character to citizenship, USA Martial Arts Children develop a strong mind as well as a strong body.

TAEKWONDO CHILDREN | KARATE KIDS | MMA SELF DEFENSE
Our Martial Arts Black Belt Success System awards incentives along with Taekwondo belt rank and different colored Karate Uniforms to build enthusiasm for goals. We recognize that children today have shorter attention spans and this keeps children motivated.

Life and Character Lessons from Martial Arts Masters

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As you get to know us you’ll discover that we emphasize the development of each childs character.

o SELF ESTEEM – To stand tall for your values and be proud of who you are
o SELF CONTROL – To know when to use KARATE and when not to. Common sense before self defense.
o LEADERSHIP – To be strong on the inside and learn to project that to others.
o FOCUS – For better grades, faster learning and first time listening at home with parents
o PERSEVERANCE – Preventing a quitting attitude and fostering the will to stick with challenging goals and commitments
o CONFIDENCE – To adapt to change
o CITIZENSHIP – To respect the liberties we have and learn the patriotic values of America
o RESPECT – The value of treating others with dignity
o CONFLICT RESOLUTION – How to make and keep peace
o FITNESS – Life-long learning and healthy energetic living
o INTEGRITY – The importance of developing character rather than being one
o VIRTUE – reinforcing the noble family values parents teach at home
o TEAMWORK – Bringing out the best in everyone

These values are especially important at USA Martial Arts Phoenix in working with children and families — the premier focus of our martial art school in Phoenix, AZ.

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New Phoenix Phoenix Martial Arts Teaches More than Kick n Punch Self Defense

November 22, 2010

Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010

Now enrolling for our Kung Fu Kids Course inspired by The Karate Kid and Kung Fu Panda Movies!

New Phoenix Phoenix Martial Arts Studio Teaches More Than Just Self Defense, Chops and Blocks

Look out Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan, the Karate Kids are coming to Phoenix. USA Martial Arts is opening it’s newest location at Tatum and Greenway in North Phoenix and Scottsdale area.

Designed specifically for families, men, women, teens and children as young as 4 years old can kick and punch their way to fitness and learn much more than just chops and blocks of traditional martial arts. Specializing in kids and families the school motto is

“A Family who kicks together, sticks together.”

Self esteem, self-control, inner-strength and personal development lessons are integrated into classes with ageless martial arts wisdom in an up beat, positive environment. Martial Arts Teachers are individually choses for their passion, communication skills, maturity and positive attitude as well as advanced martial arts ability.

The new Phoenix location is located in the Albertson’s center on the South West corner of Tatum and Greenway serving the areas of Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Paradise Valley Phoenix.

This USA Martial Arts school is much more than the corner Karate dojo, TaeKwondo dojang or Kung Fu gym. The traditional and modern mixed martial arts classes have something for everybody from fitness, women’s self-defense, Taekwondo Karate for Kids, Teen XMA, Kickboxing, personal training, and special guest teachers.


Here are just some of the new schools features:
Cardio, Fitness and Muay Thai Kickboxing
Tiny Tigers and Lil’ Ninjas children’s program including Stranger-Anti-abduction skills
Taekwondo Karate for Kids including Bully Defense and Prevention
Executive Boxing and custom training programs
Women’s Self Defense classes, training and seminars
IMPACT Combat Fitness Conditioning combining Krav Maga, Yoga,& Kickboxing
PFS Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee’s anti-street fighting system taught to NAVY SEALS
Scientific Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Submission Fighting
Martial Arts pro-shop with supplies including TAPOUT, CENTURY and more

Ask about our Kung Fu Panda Kids Safety and Self Esteem Course!

Law enforcement, Military, teachers and students qualify for discounts. Save up to 50% by enrolling now.

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Call 602.896.USA1 (8721)
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Self-Defense Martial Arts Classes Cave Creek, Paradise Valley Phoenix

“USA Martial Arts is the best thing we’ve ever done for our children.” -Dr. T. Lukavsky

A new Cave Creek, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley Phoenix Martial Arts School is offering classes in Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Kickboxing in a unique Mixed Martial Arts Curriculum. Click here for SPECIAL INTERNET offer.

John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts new SELF DEFENSE and FITNESS facility is located at the South West corner of Tatum and Greenway at the Albertsons center. Convenient Men, women and Childrens Martial Arts classes for Phoenix Arizona families of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek can learn effective self defense while developing self confidence and getting fit. Cardio Kickboxing, Personal Training, a full line of martial arts, KARATE, KUNG FU, TAEKWONDO equipment and nutritional supplements as well as other services will be available. Click here for more info and a FREE pre-Grand Opening offer. Professional Martial Arts Instruction for children, men, women of all ages. Ask about the special family Karate program.
We offer special rates to Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory (PVCP), Scottsdale Christian Academy, military, law enforcement and firefighters.

Instantly Build Your Kids Confidence

November 15, 2010

Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010

Citizenship, Character and Life Lessons From Martial Arts Masters Series

Over the 20 plus years of teaching martial arts, parents have often commented how amazed they are at the transformation in confidence they see in their child. Sometimes it happens quickly and other times it takes a bit longer. Without a doubt martial arts has proven itself as one of the best ways to build a child’s self esteem.


Secrets To Building Self Confidence The USA Martial Arts Way
The next strategy that can make an instant change in your child’s confidence is eye contact.

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Have your child practice making and maintaining eye contact upon meeting others. Encourage them to maintain eye contact when someone is asking them a question. Eye contact communicates confidence and self assuredness.

Eye contact like we teach at USA Martial arts says to others that you have inner strength. As children practice using more eye contact, they begin to feel a sense of empowerment. Children begin to see positive response in others and how they are treated. This reinforces their innate value and builds a sense of self worth.

It is important to practice it as well. Good social skills and habits are like muscles – the more you you exercise them, the stronger they become. Have your child role play a polite greeting with eye contact.

You can also try martial arts lessons where these habits are encouraged and reinforced on a regular basis.

Karate Kids Introductory Course – No Obligation
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USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 E. Greenway Road Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
602-896-8721
info@usa-martialarts.com

Look Out Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan, The Karate Kids are Coming to Paradise Valley Phoenix

March 20, 2010

Look Out Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan, The Karate Kids are Coming to Paradise Valley Phoenix

Look out Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan, the Karate Kids are coming to Phoenix. USA Martial Arts is opening its newest location at Tatum and Greenway in Paradise Valley Phoenix.
KIDS INTERNET SPECIAL!
Designed specifically for families, men, women and children as young as 3 years old can kick and punch their way to fitness and learn much more than just self-defense. Specializing in kids and families the school motto is “Families that kick together, stick together.”

Confidence, self-discipline, focus and character development lessons are integrated into lessons with timeless martial arts wisdom in a positive, encouraging environment. Martial Arts Instructors are each selected for their patience, enthusiasm and positive attitude as well as martial arts skills.

The convenient location in the Albertson’s center on the South West corner of Tatum and Greenway serves the areas of Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Paradise Valley Phoenix.

This USA Martial Arts school is much more than the corner Karate dojo, Tae Kwon Do dojang or Kung Fu gym. The traditional and mixed martial arts classes have something for everybody from fitness, women’s self-defense, Taekwondo Karate for Kids, Teen XMA Parkour Freerunning tricking and stunts, personal training, and special guest teachers.

Serving the Phoenix, North Scottsdale areas of Cave Creek, Paradise Valley, Desert Ridge Arizona. New USA Martial Arts School located at Tatum and Greenway.

http://usa-martialarts.com
602.896.8721