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Fun Format for Kids Karate Makes It a Winner With Phoenix Parents

February 13, 2012


USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix
Integrating Practical Martial Arts
and Personal Development for Fun Kid’s Karate

USA Martial Arts Phoenix Kickboxing has proudly served the Phoenix community since 1992. Please explore our webpage and discover why USA Martial Arts Phoenix is Arizona’s leading source for professional martial arts instruction and self defense advice.
USA Martial Arts Little Tigers Childrens Taekwondo Karate Kung Fu

BULLYING PREVENTION SPECIALISTS!

“Our Karate Kids formula for teaching Children’s Martial Arts makes it a winner with children and adults alike. Our high energy format makes learning safe, fun and rewarding. From bullying prevention to learning the fundamentals of self-defense, the kicking and punching workouts are great for mind, body and spirit. That’s why we have people driving from so far away to be a part of USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix program. It’s a relationship, not just a business, and people sense our passion for what we do. We love martial arts and teaching our students.” – John Nottingham, 6th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor, Owner

Children Martial Arts Phoenix
Our Little TIGERS Children’s Martial Arts curriculum is developed specially for kids ages 4-7. The program is a fusion of Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu, and Jiu-jitsu developed to build a firm foundation for enjoyable training in the martial arts, as well as developing children into healthy, well-mannered individuals. The training is fun with high energy games and physical development developed to maintain kids interest and involved throughout the entire class. USA Martial Arts Phoenix Kid’s instruction uses motor skill training, rewarding exercises, and instructor lead activities to introduce sound self-defense methods and develop coordination and build strong bodies. Kids are directed to interact with other children and in small groups toward specific learning objectives, teaching them how to cooperate and behave responsibly within a group dynamic. Children are specifically taught tenets, wisdom and character lessons of the martial arts such as respect, integrity, and self-control.

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You can learn at your own pace, great for young students as well as adults. My two young sons have a super positive attitude now and went from average grades to A’s & B’s at USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix. You learn more than Kicking and punching, you learn a way of life and self defense all in the same class.” -Phoenix Parent rating on Kudzu

Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu, Jiu-jitsu Fun For Children

Bullying Prevention Specialists!

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FREE BULLYING PREVENTION BOOTCAMP FOR PHOENIX AZ

January 18, 2012


BULLYING PREVENTION BOOTCAMP!
FREE BULLYING PREVENTION SEMINAR FOR PHOENIX CHILDREN
EDUCATION | HEALTH AND WELLNESS | CHILDREN SAFETY
Saturday, January 21, 2011, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Phoenix, AZ USA Martial Arts in Phoenix has announced plans for a free community Bullying Prevention Seminar called BULLYING PREVENTION BOOTCAMP scheduled for 12:30 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2011. The workshop is part of USA Martial Arts Arizona-wide initiative to help educate children, teachers, and parents in preventing Bullying Behavior. With a unique partnership with Bodyguard, law enforcement and other specialists the team is joining forces against Bullying by teaching free Bullying Prevention seminars in Arizona.

As part of our campaign to prevent bullying, USA Martial Arts and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security has partnered with an international group who specialize in Bullying Prevention, the International Bullying Prevention Initiative.

According to Phoenix Instructor Master John Nottingham, education with training is the key to effective Bullying Prevention. Studies indicate that one in three children are affected by bullying and the impact far reaching. Consequences of bullying can include anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, physical ailments and lower academic achievement. Through age appropriate instruction, direct training and workshops such as this one, Nottingham hopes to have a significant impact on reducing the extent of bullying and victimization.

Attendance at the Bullying Prevention Seminar is limited. To register contact USA Martial Arts at email info@usa-martialarts.com before January 19th

Workshop Location
USA MARTIAL ARTS & KICKBOXING PHOENIX AZ
4731 East Greenway Suite 9
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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FREE – Kid Safety – Bully Prevention Seminar Sat. January 21st – 12:30 to 1:15pm

Providing AWARD WINNING Instruction/Lessons in Martial Arts, Self Defense, BJJ, Jujitsu, MMA and Karate, for Kids, Teens and Adults in the Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Phoenix, Scottsdale Arizona since 1992.

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Children Learn Verbal Judo, New Self-Defense Helps Resolve Conflicts Peacefully

November 13, 2011


A new organization developed by bodyguards, martial arts Masters, teachers and child safety experts is training children to resolve conflicts without fighting.

On the heels of recent media reports of bullying, cyber bullying related teen suicide, and abuse, some parents are taking steps to prepare their children for the dangers they face in school and life.

How to cross a street, the 911 emergency/fire safety system, how to swim, parents are now adding sexual abuse prevention, self-defense from depression, obesity, diabetes and BULLYING. They are doing this through USA Martial Arts Phoenix Arizona.

BULLYING FACTS:
o Bullying is the most common form of violence in American society according to the National Association of School Psychologists.
o Bullying affects 15 to 30 percent of students as either bullying child or the targets of bullying
o Studies have shown that adults who were bullied as children have a much higher level of depression and lower self-esteem than those who were not.

While you may think that your child’s school is taking bullying seriously, the statistics show that over 85% or higher of bullying incidences go unreported. Many more incidences of bullying take place before, after or while children are not in school.

Despite these laudable efforts to curb bullying, they do not always deflect and defend bullying attacks. That is precisely where bodyguard and law enforcement trainer John Nottingham comes in.

Nottingham, an Army Airborne Veteran who served in a Special Forces unit and trained elite soldiers in hand to hand combat, has gone on to teach law enforcement and bodyguards. He has used his knowledge of advanced threat assessment, verbal judo and non-confrontation approach to develop a specialized BULLY PREVENTION TRAINING & SELF DEFENSE organization called The Bullying Prevention Initiative International with a local chapter here in Phoenix.

I started the program having successfully taught bullying prevention for over 25 years. I was glad to see the Olweus system being taught in many schools here in Arizona but concerned for the lack of training on force appropriate physical intervention skills.

BULLYING STATISTIC
OVER 85% OF BULLYING GOES UNREPORTED

I want parents and teachers to have options to teach their children or students. We cover the full spectrum and teach different skills than other programs offer. I didn’t agree with the approaches that infringe on free speech or that do not adequately address violence, off campus bullying and other safety concerns. Our programs draw on protective tactics used by professional protectors – bodyguards.

Starting with The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative, Nottingham trained his staff and students at his USA Martial Arts school in Phoenix and conducted public speaking engagements, school assemblies and teacher training. His programs have caught on and requests came in to share his unique bully busting methodologies. Nottingham then created the Bullying Prevention Initiative International to support those interested in the bullying prevention mission.

One of his more popular programs is called “Bully Proof Vest” prepares children of varying ages to deal with bullying as well as other safety issues they might face such as abductions and abuse.

His courses emphasize avoidance, de-escalation and deterrence tactics that help children develop social assertiveness and confidence. The skills range from verbal tactics to force appropriate physical self-defense techniques to escape to safety and mitigate abuse.

Nottingham’s “Bully Proof Vest” self-defense and escape school course gives children confidence to resolve self-defense and safety issues both in and out of the classroom (where most of the bullying and abuse take place, out of the view of teachers).

Bullying is one of the most difficult issues that students, parents and educators might encounter in or out of school. However, with our strategies, we can make a difference. The Bullying Prevention Initiative International strives to offer the most practical and effective bullying prevention program available.

Learn more about bullying, how to prevent or resolve it, and more about the Bullying Prevention Initiative International organization or the Arizona chapter Arizona Bullying Prevention Initiative.

Protect your children with bullying prevention skills and strategies by contacting USA Martial Arts Phoenix and a certified bully prevention specialist to inquire about upcoming seminars based on the Bullying Prevention Initiative International programs.

info@usa-martialarts.com
602-896-8721

Bully Proofing Arizona Kids

March 13, 2011


Bully Proofing Arizona Kids

Is it a wise choice to teach your kid how to stand up to bullying? Would your child know what to do if a bullying kid targets them and won’t stop?

Some Phoenix Arizona parents are turning to a new kind of program called Bully Proof Kids by a Bodyguard trainer.

An innovative program named “Bully Proof Kids” trains kids how to effectively stop bullying using a 5 step conflict resolution approach “the 3 shields- bully proof vest”. It’s not your typical course of just talking, walking or throwing a martial arts kick.

The course, teaches 5 steps on How To Handle a Bully and begins with the 4 D’s: Detect, Deter, Diffuse, then, as the last resort, and only when attacked, Defend yourself from harm with appropriate force. The course teaches children that “nobody has the right to hurt them.”

The techniques are force appropriate, enabling children to defend and escape to safety. We don’t teach them to wait until rescue because it might not come. We do not teach them to be a punching bag so they won’t get suspended from school. There are times when self defense is required. The key is teaching children when those times are.

Physically subdueing a bully is the absolute last resort.

The program’s objective is to provide children the social skills, self-confidence and the physical options for self-defense. The instruction, and the advice is age appropriate.

“Children learn how to respond, rather than react to various types of bullying behaviors including social bullying, emotional bullying, cyber bullying as well as physical bullying.”, states The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative founder John Nottingham, a security self defense specialist and bodyguard trainer.

Schools Have Criticized These Methods

“Some school officials with so called, “zero tolerance” policies may object to our approach. But none of those have actually seen what we do. We train teachers and understand their concern about liability but our primary focus is on the safety of children. Other schools praise our efforts. We believe a suspended child is better than an abused one. The difference is simply one of education. Our approach was developed by teams of expert protectors from the fields of psychology, sociology, security and self defense. Denial is not an effective self defense strategy.”

Nottingham, a 6th Degree Black Belt Master and owner of USA Martial Arts Phoenix says that there are some really bad ideas out there right now and he and his team see it as their responsibility to educate parents and teachers before they inadvertently harm more children. This bully prevention training offers a different option, an unconventional approach with a track record of helping thousands of children successfully deal with bullying and protect themselves.

For more information, Nottingham and his team can be contacted at info@usa-martialarts.com 602-896-8721

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The AZ Bullying Prevention Project
“Victim and Bully Proofing Arizona’s Kids!”
4731 E. Greenway Road Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
ScottsdaleBodyguard.com

USA Martial Arts Phoenix
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“How to Effectively Bully and Victim Proof Your Child”

March 13, 2011


How To Protect Yourself From Bullying – Unconventional Bullying Advice
http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/

Former Soldier and Martial Arts Instructor Shares His 5 Step Program That Will Catapult Your Child’s Confidence, Instill an “I-Can” Attitude & Provide Them the Practical Tools to Protect Themselves from Bullies

Dear Arizona Parent:

Did You Know:

• Bullying is the #1 cause of school children’s absenteeism in the U.S.A.
• Bullying has been linked to higher rates of teen depression and suicide.
• Rigby (2002), who is a respected researcher on the topic of bullying, nationally and internationally, states:
• “Bullying involves a desire to hurt + hurtful action + a power imbalance + (typically) repetition + an unjust use of power + evident enjoyment by the aggressor and generally a sense of being oppressed on the part of the victim.” (p 51)
• Every day, 160,000 students skip school because they fear being bullied, according to the PACER Center, a parent training and information center for families of children. According to the National Association of School Psychologists,
• 1 in 7 schoolchildren is a bully or victim
• Bullying affects 5 million school children in U.S.

You may be thinking to yourself, “Do I know the techniques, tools and strategies to help my child confront today’s bullying dangers?
Don’t worry – there IS a solution – but before I get to it, let me tell you a story about a boy who was the target of a bully and how it changed his life forever…

SKINNY, UN-ATHLETIC ASTHMATIC
KID TORMENTED BY A BULLY

• His father told him to punch the bully right in the nose to “teach him a lesson”.
• His mother told him to just walk away.
• His teachers never knew about it because the bullying took place out of their sight, and often off school grounds, on the way to or from school.

He didn’t want to tell on the bullying kid because he would feel weak, like a sissy, only inviting more trouble.

He was afraid of getting in trouble for fighting, calling attention to his problem. But far more than that was the pain of keeping the secret. The secret was that he was scared, frustrated and felt trapped. That anger turned inward turned into feeling depressed as the bullying kept up over time.

But that all changed. He found a way:
• To stand tall, walk proud and keep his dignity
• Stand up to the bully
• To defeat a bully without fighting

In fact, he earned the respect of the bully and his classmates
Most importantly, he felt better about himself
Plus he used the lesson many more times in the future

BY STANDING UP TO THE BULLYING, HE WON SELF-RESPECT AND HIS NEW POWER HELPED HIM HELP OTHERS

Yes, as you probably guessed, that boy was me. Today I use those experiences to relate to other kids facing bullying in their lives. You see, I’ve helped thousands of children find their inner strength, their voice and successfully learn how to deal with bullying, conflicts and the most dangerous situations.

My name is John Nottingham and I am a 6th Degree Black Belt in the Martial Arts. I’ve trained in China, Korea and all over the world with some of the best of the best. I was in the Army Airborne and taught some of the roughest, toughest heroes in the world hand-to-hand, hand-to-weapon military combatives while serving in a Special Forces reserve unit.

Today I own a Executive Bodyguard Security and Training Company, and an award winning Martial Arts school. Over the past twenty five plus years, I have helped thousands of people from all walks of life discover their inner strength and stand up for themselves in every aspect of their lives.

From children who were getting tormented school to women feeling trapped in unhealthy relationships; from employees being mistreated by their bosses to Police and Security who have to use their skills daily on the streets. Not standing up for yourself from bullying can be just like a toxin that attacks your self concept and destroys dreams, hope and goals from the inside out.

THERE IS HOPE! I CAN HELP

I’ve developed a 5 step program to help you:
1. Build your child’s self esteem
2. Learn to handle unfair aggression
3. Flip the balance of power
4. Learn what to say and do and when to do it
5. Know how to spot a “bullying set up” well in advance so you can avoid it

VICTIM AND BULLY PROOFING

This unique method is not one of those ineffective “Ivory Tower” programs you’ll see from educational institutions. The schools that have had us there see the results because it works. Our Bullying Prevention Program isn’t theory or idealistic wishes. We give you hard-hitting tools, some of them the same strategies we teach to bodyguards who protect VIPs and celebrities! We’ll we think you are a VIP and are worth protecting.

To cut through the bullying dilema The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative – AZ Children’s Bully Prevention Project is working with Nottingham Sword and Shield Security and USA Martial Arts Phoenix to offer a series of bullying solutions – Victim-Bully Proof Workshops. Free Bully Prevention “5 Step How to Handle a Bully Without Fighting” training is being sponsored FREE to all Arizona Children.

What: How to Handle a Bully Without Fighting
When: 5-6pm Wednesdays during the month of March
Where: at USA Martial Arts Phoenix Tatum/Greenway Albertsons center
How much: Fully sponsored by Nottingham Sword & Shield Security, ScottsdaleBodyguard.com, KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com and USA Martial Arts Phoenix
How: Contact info@usa-martialarts.com or call (602) 896-8721 to register. Limited space available.

BULLY PROOF VEST by John Nottingham, USA Martial Arts, The Arizona Bullying Prevention Project.

The only bullying prevention program designed by protection professionals.

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative | AZ Bully Prevention Project http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/
4731 e. Greenway road suite 9 phoenix, arizona 85032
Telephone (602) 896-8721
USA Martial Arts Phoenix
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
ScottsdaleBodyguard.com

Arizona Bodyguard Security Company Helps Launch Bullying Prevention Programs

March 12, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
John Nottingham
(602) 896-8721

Arizona Security Company Bodyguards help launch a Bully Prevention Initiative and Bully Proof training for Arizona children.

What
The Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative and Bullying Prevention Project is Phoenix based group who provide education, training and resources to parents, teachers and children of Arizona. Bully Proof Training Arizona teaches methods on how to stop a bully, school bullies and how to reduce bullying behavior.

Grade School Bullying | Middle School Bullying | High School Bullying

The Bully Solutions Project is a private initiative sponsored by a collaborative effort from USA Martial Arts Phoenix and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Bodyguards

Who
John Nottingham, owner and Director of Training Operations of Nottingham Sword & Shield Security of Scottsdale is using his bodyguard training skills and resources to educate teachers, parents and children how to effectively handle bullies. More than just a local Karate Dojo do-gooder, Nottingham has a background in the Army Special Forces Intelligence community and whose knowlege have been shared with law enforcement, military and companies throughout the world. He also owns USA Martial Arts Phoenix, a family oriented Martial Arts and Self Defense school in the North Phoenix, PV area.

Why

FACTS
o 160,000 children cut school every day in the United States to avoid a bully. –National Education Association.
o A majority of the school shootings have been linked to cases of excessive bullying – U.S. Secret Service.
o Studies have shown that adults who were bullied as children have a much higher level of depression and lower self-esteem than those who were not.
o Misinformation about bullying is growing

The Arizona Bully Initiative and Bully Proofing Project’s mission is to address the issues of bullying and prepare Arizona children for life.

The program was initiated in 1992 in Nottingham’s chain of martial arts schools but only recently was it formed into a State-wide program and put online.

Where
The Bully Intervention Project is headquartered in Phoenix Arizona.
The Arizona Bully Intervention Project – Bully Prevention Training
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone (602) 896-8721
http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/2011/02/arizona-bully-proof-project-training.html
How To Get Involved or Support These Efforts

BECOME A PARTNER IN EDUCATION
Arizona Bullying Prevention Awareness education is supported by its partners, organizations with a focus on bullying prevention, child and youth education issues. Partners actively promote the event on their social media channels, enewsletters, and printed materials. The AZ Bully Proof Prevention Initiative gratefully acknowledges their generous support in raising awareness of bullying prevention.

Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative Blog

How To Handle A Bully – Arizona Bullying Prevention Project

March 12, 2011


Dear Parents, Teachers and fellow Arizonan’s:

Hello, my name is John Nottingham, founder of The Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative – AZ Children’s Bully Prevention Project and author of Making Bully & Victim Proof Kids & owner of Nottingham Sword & Shield Security, ScottsdaleBodyguard.com and USA Martial Arts Phoenix – thank you for checking out my blog.

My mission in life is to help individuals like you cut through the BULL, myths and misinformation about self defense and personal safety, to ignite their individual power, increase fitness and joy in their personal and professional lives.

I believe I am uniquely qualified to help advise you in your journey because of being trained by some of the best of the best and my lifetime of unique work. Not to mention that I have BTDTGTT – Been There, Done That and Got The T-shirt!

For the past 25 years, I have personally helped thousands of men, women and children overcome challenges like bullying, obesity, insecurity, fear, hyperactivity, anger issues, lack of self confidence, slipping grades, and more.

Personally, I was the target and bullying as a child. But Martial Arts changed all that and my grades improved, I earned Black Belt, started teaching, competed nationally, achieved Eagle Scout and became a leader in my church youth group. As an adult, I attended college eventually joining the U.S. Army Airborne and teaching hand to hand combat in a Special Forces Unit. Afterwards, I followed my heart and opened my own martial arts school with big dreams and no money.

I started the Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative – The AZ Bully Prevention Project to help bully proof and victim proof Arizona Children. My team and I provide resources and training to parents, teachers and children from our unique 5 step method of How To Handle a Bully Without Fighting.

This process has been refined over the last 25 years and has helped thousands of children deal with bullies in their school and lives. We use an empowerment model to encourage positive life, social and problem solving skills, tactical communication, anger management emphasizing peaceful resolutions to bullying.

“When victims stop being victims, bullies stop being bullies.” -Izzy Kalman, Bullies To Buddies founder

My method was developed by putting children’s safety first then school liability – NOT school liability first followed by child safety as with many other programs. It includes elements from Gavin de Becker (The Gift of Fear), Dr. Terrance Webster-Doyle (How to Defeat a Bully Without Fighting), Doc George Thompson (Verbal Judo) and my experience helping thousands of children successfully deal with bullying.

It is the first program of its kind to incorporate Bodyguard Security tactics with the ABC’s of conflict avoidance, anger management, and the wise Martial Arts philosophy PEACE process.

Furthermore, my program won’t leave a child a helpless victim if confronted with physical aggression. Our belief is that every child has a fundamental right for self defense and that they need to be equipped should the need for self defense arise. However, physical intervention skills are only employed as a last resort, and with our unique methods, those situations are less likely to get physically violent.

If you would like more information about bullying, bully prevention training, school assemblies, home school groups, presentations or our free community bully prevention workshops, please contact us at:

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The AZ Bully Prevention Project
“Bully & Victim Proofing Arizona Kids!”

I look forward to working with you,

Stay strong,

John D. Nottingham, 6th Dan, EPS
Founder
Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The AZ Bully Prevention Project

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The Bullying Dilema for Children in Arizona’s Schools

March 10, 2011

Children Feeling Trapped In The Rules

o Dad says hit him and teach the bully a lesson

o Mom says just walk away from bullies

o Teacher says tell on the bully

o School says zero tolerance for fighting means you get suspended

So it’s no wonder why children are telling me that they are confused. The unintended consequence? They get abused to avoid the other consequences of getting in trouble with Mom, the school, the teacher or disappointing Dad for looking weak. They would rather take the torment than deal with the shame or pain of the alternatives.

To cut through the bullying dilema The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative – AZ Children’s Bully Prevention Project is working with Nottingham Sword and Shield Security and USA Martial Arts Phoenix to offer a series of bullying solutions – Victim / Bully Proof Workshops. Free Bully Prevention “5 Step How to Handle a Bully Without Fighting” training is being sponsored FREE to all Arizona Children.

What: How to Handle a Bully Without Fighting
When: 5-6pm Wednesdays during the month of March
Where: at USA Martial Arts Phoenix Tatum/Greenway Albertsons center
How much: Fully sponsored by Nottingham Sword & Shield Security, ScottsdaleBodyguard.com, KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com and USA Martial Arts Phoenix
How: Contact info@usa-martialarts.com or call (602) 896-8721 to register. Limited space available.

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The Children’s Bullying Prevention Project

“How To Defeat a Bully Without Fighting”
“Bully Proof Your Child”
We Teach Children How To Turn a Bully Into a Buddy!

Bullying Prevention Partners in Education
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
Scottsdale Bodyguard
USA Martial Arts Phoenix
Kids Love Martial Arts Phoenix
Phoenix Martial Arts
Phoenix Kickboxing
Scottsdale Kickboxing

Arizona Bully Prevention Teacher Launches Bullying Initiative

February 24, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Nottingham
(602) 896-8721

Arizona Martial Arts teacher launches Bully Prevention Initiative and Bully Proof training for Arizona children.
Listen NOW to our radio interview on Bully Busting or read Bullying Prevention Tips.

What
The Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative and Bullying Prevention Project is Phoenix based group who provide education, training and resources to parents, teachers and children of Arizona. Bully Proof Training Arizona teaches methods on how to stop a bully, school bullies and how to reduce bullying behavior.

Does Your Child Have a Bully Proof Vest?

Grade School Bullying | Middle School Bullying | High School Bullying

The Bully Solutions Project is a private initiative sponsored by a collaborative effort from USA Martial Arts Phoenix and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Bodyguards

Who
John Nottingham, owner and Chief Instructor of USA Martial Arts Phoenix is using his skills and resources to educate teachers, parents and children how to effectively handle bullies. More than just a local Karate Dojo do-gooder, Nottingham has a background in the Army Special Forces Intelligence community and whose knowlege have been shared with law enforcement, military and companies throughout the world. He also owns Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Bodyguards, a security and training company headquartered in Scottsdale.

Why

FACTS
o 160,000 children cut school every day in the United States to avoid a bully. –National Education Association.
o A majority of the school shootings have been linked to cases of excessive bullying – U.S. Secret Service.
o Studies have shown that adults who were bullied as children have a much higher level of depression and lower self-esteem than those who were not.

The Arizona Bully Initiative and Bully Proofing Project’s mission is to reduce violence and bullying and prepare Arizona children for life.

The program was initiated in 1992 in Nottingham’s chain of martial arts schools but only recently was it formed into a State-wide program and put online. His newest program is called The Bully Proof Vest Program and kids, parents and teachers love it.

Where
The Bully Intervention Project is headquartered in Phoenix Arizona.
The Arizona Bully Intervention Project – Bully Prevention Training
Does Your Child Have a Bully Proof Vest?
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone (602) 896-8721
http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/2011/02/arizona-bully-proof-project-training.html
How To Get Involved or Support These Efforts

BECOME A PARTNER IN EDUCATION
Arizona Bullying Prevention Awareness education is supported by its partners, organizations with a focus on bullying prevention, child and youth education issues. Partners actively promote the event on their social media channels, enewsletters, and printed materials. The AZ Bully Proof Prevention Initiative gratefully acknowledges their generous support in raising awareness of bullying prevention.

Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative Blog

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

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