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Award-winning Self-Defense, Kickboxing and Fitness in Phoenix AZ

October 12, 2011

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Award-winning Self-Defense, Kickboxing and Fitness
Action packed functional martial arts that are practical for street self defense.

If you’re looking for a practical self defense program taught in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, you’ll find it at USA Martial Arts in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley Arizona.
USA Martial Arts Phoenix provides interesting, high-energy training using a combination of traditional Taekwondo, infused with a special blend of mixed martial arts. We call it integrative martial arts and have been refining our curriculum for over 40 years. Not only will you receive training lessons but you’ll learn in depth about the history of the techniques and why they work so well for practical self defense and hand-to-hand combat.

o Lightning-fast kicks and punches
o Empty hand combat moves
o Power striking techniques using kicks, knees, and close quarter elbow striking
o How to recognize and deal with potential threats
o Plus, how to protect yourself in almost every situation imaginable!

Voted Maricopa County’s Phoenix Best Martial Arts & Kickboxing School, USA Martial Arts Phoenix provides a warm inviting FAMILY atmosphere where you can have fun and get into amazing shape. The leadership at our school is top notch and our students treat each other like family.
More importantly, as you train you’ll improve your strength, stamina and flexibility, as well as your health, confidence and willpower. This program in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley AZ is Ideal for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Best of all, we provide kid , junior, adult and family classes
To learn more about our Adult Martial Arts classes in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley, please click here. On the site you’ll find a sign up box, where you can fill in your contact details and have information sent immediately to your inbox.

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Best Kickboxing in Phoenix, ILoveKickboxingPhoenix Partners With Groupon

March 18, 2011

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The official launch and killer deal for K3 Kickboxing at USA Martial Arts is being released. It’s a kick-butt deal you won’t see anywhere else. If you’re not a member make sure you join Groupon now. It’s easy. http://www.groupon.com

USA Martial Arts is the home of the K3 Kickboxing program!

If you live in Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Cave Creek or Maricopa County, then you are close enough to come train with us!

This is the last Kickboxing workout you will ever need! Phoenix Kickboxing is great for fitness, self defense, cardio fitness and muscle toning. No other workout burns more fat, more calories or builds and tones muscle as well. It’s truly the best fat burning exercise.

Winner Best Kickboxing in Phoenix

You’ll be saying ” I Love Kickboxing at K3 Phoenix ”
USA Martial Arts Phoenix, Scottsdale, PV, Cave Creek
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9-10
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone: 602-896-8721
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FIGHT THE FAT with Kickboxing Classes in Phoenix

February 12, 2011

PHOENIX KICKBOXING CLASSES GIVE YOU A BETTER BODY IN 21 DAYS!

Are you having trouble buttoning up those pants?

Sick and Tired of diets that starve you, and worse of all don’t work?

Say no more! Our Kickboxing and Nutrition System will give you all the weapons you need in the  Fight against Fat!

Register Today by clicking this WEB SPECIAL LINK or picture below!

Visit our kickboxing website for our web special and schedule – Kickboxing Classes in Phoenix | Scottsdale | Paradise Valley

This is totally better than expensive personal trainers, the gym
any of those boot camps or even other kick boxing classes!

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Which Kickboxing Class is Best in Phoenix and Scottsdale?

January 27, 2011

What is the best Kickboxing Martial Arts school in Phoenix and Scottsdale?

USA Martial Arts iLoveKickboxingPhoenix.com!

Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010


USA Martial Arts I Love Kickboxing was awarded the Best of Phoenix Award by the New Times.
Designed specifically to be a fun way to get you into the best shape of your life while learning a valuable skill!

Why is USA Martial Arts IMPACT Kickboxing the Best in Phoenix and Scottsdale? Because you will:
o Get Lean!
o Get Toned!
o Get Strong! (on the inside and outside)
o Be Powerful!

Check out the new years special today and get free kick boxing gloves!

USA Martial Arts Phoenix
IMPACT Kickboxing iLoveKickboxingPhoenix.com
4731 E. Greenway Suite 9-10
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Tatum & Greenway
(602) 896-8721
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/bestof/2010/award/best-place-to-improve-your-daredevil-skills-1886577/

Fight The Fat Phoenix With Kickboxing!

January 3, 2011

Unique Kickboxing now in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix Fighting Fat With Kickboxing!

Kick Boxing North Phoenix Scottsdale Arizona!

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Krav Maga in an Exciting Blend! You’ll Love IMPACT!http://ilovekickboxingphoenix.com

In addition to our USA Martial Arts program that includes fundamental kickboxing training as part of the blended curriculum, we offer a stand-alone Kickboxing Program for teens and adults that can be attended without having to enroll in the USA Martial Arts program.

WINNER OF PHOENIX NEW TIMES BEST OF PHOENIX AWARD!

Kickboxing and Muay Thai Kickboxing Blend: You will learn the art and application of American Kickboxing with a Muay Thai and Krav Maga blend. This allows us to incorporate elbow and knee techniques and Krav Maga military combatives concepts not traditionally seen in American Kickboxing, your local gym or corner karate dojo.

Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010


This class incorporates a heavy use of water-based bags (safer for low kicking and beginners) and boxing focus mitts for your kickboxing training.

o Aerobic (High energy motivating fight combinations)
o Anaerobic (As seen in MMA)
o Strength (Resistance core and bodyweight conditioning)
o Flexibility (Yoga/Pilates)
o Nutrition (Sensible fuel for fat loss, health and performance.)

Teen and Adult Kickboxing:
This program is structured to teach defensive concepts and techniques used in all ranges of stand-up self-protection while getting students into the best shape of their lives.

We encourage a detailed focus on technical precision, attribute development and muscle conditioning. This class incorporates a heavy use of water-based bags and boxing focus mitts.

Not just a good workout… a GREAT workout!

Our program is a total fitness package combining strength, endurance and flexibility. We incorporate the latest exercise physiology, which assists in the development of all your muscular systems, building greater strength and definition. You get excellent cardiovascular conditioning, expanding your heart and lung capacity while you burn off calories. The result is a tremendous increase in energy and stamina to take on whatever comes your way. Each class also includes a variety of stretching exercises that help you to avoid injuries and keep you feeling young, fit and energized.

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Students are encouraged to do their best and challenge their limits within reason. Understanding that most of our members will have to go to work or attend school the following day, we emphasis quality over quantity with all exercises and encourage adjusting the intensity level to fit the experience, skill and age of each individual. Our program does not support the notion of “no pain – no gain”. This way we can help everyone progress at a pace that best suits them. Essentially treating everyone the same by treating them differently. The philosophy of this program is to always have consistency over intensity. If you want a greater sense of self-confidence and an effective workout without having to compete in a ring or cage – then this is the ideal program for you! Get in the best shape of your life, by working out with a purpose.

Call today to schedule a free trial class!
602.896.8721
Register here now and get a FREE pair of Boxing gloves!
http://iLoveKickboxingPhoenix.com
http://usa-martialarts.com
info@usa-martialarts.com

Kickboxing Boot Camp in Phoenix Packs a Fitness Punch!

December 8, 2010


Phoenix Kickboxing Bootcamp KOs Fat!

Say the word kickboxing and right away you might conjure up images of TaeBo’s totally ripped Billy Blanks shouting inspiring commands to throngs of sweaty hard bodies. Others might bring to mind a hard bodied MMA Ultimate Fighter sporting Muay Thai trunks and boxing gloves.

However, you might be surprised at the number of men and women getting toned up, lean and mean with a new kind of kickboxing in Phoenix called I Love Kickboxing Phoenix! http://iLoveKickboxingPhoenix.com

It’s a stress releaving, fat burning, fun way to get into the best shape of your life. Phoenix kickboxing classes are very different from martial art in that you are not focussed on learning self defense, instead the classes are geared to emphasize the fantastic fitness and health benefits of kicking and punching your way to fitness. From a rock solid core and tight abs to firm powerful thighs from functional strength and kicking drills.

Phoenix Kickboxing Classes
The classes include cardio, strength, aerobic and anearobic conditioning with a yoga component for flexibility and reducing stress on the body and mind.

Check out some of the benefits of Kickboxing Phoenix…

First, anyone with a body and willingness to show up can do Phoenix Kickboxing. You can work at your own pace and the instructors are very encouraging and highly skilled Black Belts. They are patient and enthusiastic, guiding you step by step through the routines that get you in the best shape of your life.

Phoenix Kickboxing Gym is really rewarding!
It not only gets you fit and super strong, Phoenix Kickboxing will increase your confidence. While it won’t make you a Black Belt or MMA Ultimate Fighter, the confidence you feel will give you a sense of empowerment in everyday life. From work, home to just being around town, you’ll feel better about yourself and your healthy new kickboxing body!

You won’t get these benefits at the gym going through the same old stepping, jogging or spinning routine. Plus it’s a lot cheaper than a personal trainer.

If you’ve been looking for a new way to make your exercise fun, burn fat, drop pounds, tighten the tummy to be a leaner-meaner you for 2011, kickboxing classes in Phoenix is a superb way to go.

Check out the site listed here to get started! Act now and get free boxing gloves (not the cheap kind either – these are top notch real kickboxing gloves for heavy bag work.)

Check out far more info here; http://www.ilovekickboxingPhoenix.com

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USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 E. Greenway Road Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone: 602-896-8721
email: info@usa-martialarts
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Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010

The Best of Martial Arts Styles, Functional Fitness and Reality Based Self-Defense

June 24, 2010

Beginners a specialty. Try it free with no obligation.


Welcome To The Exciting World of USA Martial Arts!
Come Learn from World Champions and a Hall Fame Master

Since 1992, Paradise Valley USA Martial Arts – Phoenix has been providing instruction in traditional and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defense) and the martial arts in the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley AZ area and surrounding communities.

USA Martial Arts students begin on a course of traditional martial arts for a rock-solid foundation then progress to integrative mixed martial arts for self-defense and other specialties. Not only will you learn the culture, history, philosophy and traditions, you will learn how to make those skills practical for real world self defense.

A Full Service Professional Martial Arts School with Experienced Staff
Due to our variety of specialists on staff students can learn Karate, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kung Fu to MMA, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, and Muay Thai Kickboxing – the choices at USA Martial Arts are endless. This is why USA Martial Arts students can develop an outstanding foundation and learn more than other martial arts schools or activities. Students learn to absorb and use what is best for their unique body, goals and lifestyle. No other Arizona school offers such options for specialization. Plus, we have the most fun!

USA Martial Arts – Self-Defense, Personal Development, and Peace of Mind!

The mission of USA Martial Arts is to build a stronger community by helping people get in shape, be safe and at the same time instill the life skills and character of a true Martial Artist. We strive to uphold important values like courtesy, honor, perseverance, respect, self-control and integrity.

We will also help you achieve self-discipline, high self-esteem, a positive out look, an attitude of constant improvement, and an indomitable spirit. These values and life skills will lead to remarkable improvements in academics, careers, and relationships, literally making a better community one Black Belt at a time.

Reality Based Self-Defense

USA Martial Arts incorporates a combination of techniques found in many effective disciplines: Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Jeet Kune Do Self-Defense to provide students with a realistic personal protection system for a modern world.

Read more about our program philosophy here: Our Programs

If you like Krav Maga, You’ll Love IMPACT
Integrated MMA | Muay Thai Kickboxing | Self-Defense | Functional Fitness

Developed by a Security Expert and Bodyguard Trainer

Fitness is a Goal

No matter if you are four or seventy four, Strength, Conditioning, and Flexibility are all benefits that a student can expect to receive with USA Martial Arts Training. Every muscle group is strengthened and defined with the exercises, movements, techniques, and training drills that are incorporated into our curriculum. Your endurance and stamina will peak as we increase your cardiovascular conditioning. All these physical benefits for your body will be felt in your daily life and activities, increasing your energy and confidence.

Get in the best shape of your life while learning a life-saving skill!


Bored with the Gym Scene?
Most exercise programs get boring. The problem is that most fitness programs fail to have clear goals or teach new things so it becomes mind-numbing. Nobody wants to be exercising like a hamster on a wheel with no interest or excitement. That’s why so many people join a gym only to fail in their fitness goals and soon feel discouraged and quit.

The Secret to Lifelong Health and Fitness Success
The success in the results of the USA Martial Arts IMPACT MMA physical training program is supported by personal development and an exciting mixed martial arts curriculum (for self-defense, not sport). The student learns concepts and receives coaching that keeps them on track like focus, goal setting, self discipline, and confidence, which are inherent in our Martial Arts training. It is like having your own personal trainer and success coach all in one. The best thing of all is you will receive incredible physical benefits and personal development traits, while receiving the empowerment that comes through the self-defense training that will be invaluable as you learn the skills needed to protect yourself and your family.

If you’re interested in traditional styles like Karate, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kung Fu or Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do and reality based self defense, USA Martial Arts may be the school you’re looking for. Give us a try! Beginners, Kids and Family are a specialty. We would love the opportunity to teach you.

Ask about our introductory specials. Call or stop by any time. We would be honored to teach you or your children. We have an award-winning Karate Kids Kung Fu Character program!
Web. http://usa-martialarts.com
Tel. 602.896.8721

What We Teach at USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley-Scottsdale

June 6, 2010


What We Teach

USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Phoenix Arizona USA
Located at Tatum & Greenway in the Albertson’s Shopping Center

USA Martial Arts has been coaching people of all ages, who are in the process of learning and practicing the martial arts as a tool for learning. These people also practice the art of being more complete, proactive, and empowered human beings.
You see, USA Martial Arts stands for something far beyond the kick, the punch, and the throw.

We consider ourselves an integral part of the village that helps parents instill valuable character traits, beliefs, and habits in their children, such as: self-discipline, the ability to stay calm under pressure, the appreciation of teachers, parents and other mentors, and the value of proper diet, exercise and education in a happy and fulfilling life.

For thousands of adults and young adults, we have been – and continue to be – a place to refuel, recharge, and remember the value of keeping one’s body fit, to keep the mind focused and the spirit strong.

We teach a brand of self defense that transcends our physical “art” and includes – the self defense skills of kindness, empathy, community, and compassion.

You are cordially invited to visit and or be a part of this school; that is if you are looking for something that is fun and extraordinarily engaging, interesting and life enhancing.

To learn more about the personal development aspects of martial arts, please access our free reports:

Free Reports
Help! My Child Needs More Confidence
How Can I Get My Child To Focus?
Say Yes To Discipline
Keys to a Healthy Weight For Your Child

Parents, would you like your child to have unshakable confidence, solid self-esteem, better focus and self-control?

April 1, 2010

Our students learn to “zero in” on critical tasks at hand and develop the ability to stay on task. They develop the ability to maintain focus, and develop self-discipline and self-control. All these attributes combine to improve academic achievement and the ability to make smart choices in friends, behavior, and other activities.

Adults, do you want to look and feel better, reduce stress and have more energy throughout the day? Tone your muscles and effectively manage your weight? All the while learning something useful?

Our programs match physical skills equally with powerful mental and emotional benefits. Professionals from all walks of life recognize that strengthening focus and perseverance gives them a huge competitive edge. We make the martial arts enjoyable so our members love coming back for more.

USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley Phoenix Scottsdale
SW Corner of Tatum & Greenway
info@usa-martialarts.com
http://USA-MartialArts.com
602.896.8721

John Nottingham’s Fire Brick Break Attempt for the USA Martial Arts Breakathon Demo in Glendale Arizona

January 28, 2010

25 Fire Brick Breaking Attempt by John Nottingham of USA Martial Arts Phoenix Arizona

Fire Break Posted on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuqxI07EulI thanks to Anthony Miles at http://4thWallTVandFilm.com

Several years ago my USA Martial Arts Arizona team and I were looking for ways to attract positive media attention for our annual USA Martial Arts charity breakathon. We wanted something newsworthy that the local press in Arizona would be interested in covering. Each year we do a breakathon, breaking sponsored boards and bricks with proceeds going to charities like the Break The Chain of Child Abuse Foundation. http://Breakathon.comIt started off as a bright idea and turned out to be something else.

“Set yourself on fire and others will gather to watch you burn.”
I have been known for my enthusiasm but was this idea half baked?
We came up with a the idea that I would revisit my brick break. For sensationalism and an element of danger to set it apart from other breaks, it would be set the stack of bricks on fire. Great, risking myself as a S’more. I sure hope the press showed up and it helped us hit our donation goal. If I had only known.

The breakathon went well and everyone was generous. It came time for the grand finale. We set up the 25 bricks, 10 as two stacks of 5 in the back, then the stack of 15 in the front. This was the biggest break I had ever personally attempted, my record being 12 bricks years earlier at a then 155lbs.

You would think than a former Airborne Paratrooper would be sharp enough to check wind conditions. Oops. Two cans of accelerant and several “Don’t try this at home” fire safety warnings to the audience later, we had ignition.

212, 220, 250F

“Wooovf”, gotta love that sound. I heard the audience make a collective “oooh” sound, apparently surprised at the intensity of the heat and enormity of flames. It was already a blistering summer 118 degree Arizona day before the fire. Then it grew quiet.The wind blew the intensely hot flames directly at me. Never had I used so much fuel. I then had to make a decision to press on or bail out. I decided to let the flames die down a bit. Unfortunately the extra time meant it burned hotter and heated up the bricks.

Bust out the marshmallows, I wasn’t going to let anyone down.

The first 10, set in two stacks of five bricks went well. Adrenaline and training took care of that part. I took a moment to gain my footing and prepare for the 15. I wanted to jump in and get out as quickly as possible to reduce my exposure to the intense heat and hopefully, prevent my hair or clothing from catching fire. Turning myself into a crispy critter wasn’t what I had in mind for positive media exposure for the breakathon.

As soon as I was in the air I knew I should have had a platform from which to jump. I just didnt have enough height or weight to drill through all of them. I could feel the energy return to my body from when the break stopped. I took mental note of my arm to feel if anything was on fire, broken or dislocated. All systems go.

Kicking off the top broken brick pieces I then hit the remaining 5 to finish it. I was a bit disappointed in myself for not getting all the way through them on the first try. I put that emotion into the last hit and got a clean break.

“Stop, drop and roll.”
Students came up to me after the break amidst the applause. I assumed they were going to congratulate me or show concern for my safety. Ha! Instead one held out a camera and was taking a picture of my singed hair, missing eyebrow and eyelashes. I couldn’t help but chuckle. Maybe I’ll post those photos in the future if readers have such an interest.

Note to self… don’t use hair gel to spike hair if planning to stick face near open flames.

In the end Mom was right when she said, “Don’t play with fire”. Despite promises, the press never showed but thanks to my friend Anthony Miles at 4thWallTVandFilm.com he captured it on video. However, it turned out positive in that it was one of our highest fund raising years for charity. Thanks Arizona.

Author’s Bio

 

John Nottingham is a recognized expert in personal protection, author, consultant, speaker and a founder of Nottingham Sword and Shield; Security, Scottsdale Bodyguards and the USA Martial Arts national chain of schools. He resides in Scottsdale Arizona and provides professional consultation and training, products, and services related to self-defense, personal security, and physical conditioning. He has trained in martial arts for over 25 years including Taekwondo (6th Degree Black Belt Hall of Fame Master), Tang Soo Do, MooDukKwan, Hapkido/Hwarang Do, Jujitsu, Aikido, Filipino Martial Arts/Arnis, PFS Jeet Kune Do Concepts, 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.

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. 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 is a proud board member of the Break The Chain Foundation Children’s Charity.

For more info see: http://AskTheMartialArtsMaster.comScottsdale:http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
Security and Executive Protection: http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com Self Defense Seminars Speaking and Instruction:http://ScottsdaleSelfDefense.comPhoenix, Glendale, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Mesa: http://USA-MartialArts.com Antioch, Illinois, Salem/Paddock Lake Wisconsin http://USAMartialArtsSchools.com
Scottsdale Academy. Serving: Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, DC Ranch, Grayhawk, McDowell Mountain Ranch, Troon, The Village, Silverleaf, North Scottsdale Neighborhood. Zip codes: 85260, 85262, 85259, 85255, 85254, 85250 Tel. 480.443.0088
Member: Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale Airpark Rotary, NAPMA, MAIA, MATA and more Photos courtesy of Anthony Miles and USA Martial Arts Arizona students. http://4thWallTVandFilm.com

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