Posts Tagged ‘Jeet Kune Do’

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

August 13, 2012

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IMPACT Krav Maga Phoenix at USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing

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

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

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

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

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

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Military Hand to Hand Combat Now Offered in Phoenix for Self Defense and Defensive Tactics (and a little bit on Tactical Bacon)

April 23, 2012

Open Letter To Law Enforcement, Security Agents, Corrections and Military:

Dear professional protector:

First let me start by saying thank you for your service to our communities, nation and the cause of protection. My name is John Nottingham and I’d like to invite you to consider a program I’m opening to a select group of like-minded individuals. It’s called IMPACT. Here’s a bit about it.

IMPACT Tactical Training for Defensive Tactics and Military Combatives

Not only will you get fit, you’ll get strong. Strength is a skill and that is what you will learn at IMPACT. It is a carefully designed curriculum that adapts to the individual user. Drawing on the strengths of Jeet Kune Do, Krav Maga and Military Hand to Hand combat concepts, the system is built on using superior strategy to resolve conflicts and survive hostile engagements.

The curriculum has been developed over the last twenty six years and has origins in American Military Hand to Hand (H2H), Hand to Weapon Close Quarters Combat (CQC).
o Functional Fitness
o Rehabilitating movement
o Emphasizes Adaptation
o Injury prevention
o Reverse engineered from tactical applications

A little on my background…

Military Origins
My in-depth research on this subject started when my company commander asked me to develop an updated military combatives program for hand to hand combat. At the time I was serving in an Intelligence Detachment supporting a Special Forces Airborne unit. The experimental trial was tested as part of a Physical Training program. That research continues to evolve over the last twenty plus years. Besides being an advanced Black Belt, Instructor and International competitor at the time, I think that part of the reason I was chosen was because I was one of the smallest and lightest men in the unit. If it could work for me, it could work for them.

IMPACT stands for Intense Mental Physical Applied Conditioning Training.

Professional Protectors Training
IMPACT fuses my experience in teaching people of all ages and abilities over my career how to effectively protect themselves. It is the best of the executive protection (bodyguard tactics), advanced threat assessment, military combatives, and personal training including therapeutic yoga for rehab and stress management. (Let’s face it, most of us combat athletes, veterans and operators have injuries we have to work around. Hello Airborne knees.) One of my strengths has always been fear management and creating simple solutions to complex self defense and defensive tactics problems.

Practical Tactical Self Defense
Today the word tactical is attached to almost anything that can be sold to gun and military enthusiasts. However, tactical in IMPACT refers to the specific tactics used in close quarters battle and survival situations. These tactics are specifically designed for a purpose.
Defending and countering:
o Handguns
o Long guns such as rifles and shotguns
o Punches
o Grabs
o Shoves
o Tackles
o Chokes
o Ground and pound & submissions

Functional Fitness “Fit to Fight”
IMPACT is as much mental conditioning as it is physical. That is why we have classroom with Powerpoint presentations, demonstrations and interactive small group education in addition to the functional physical fitness conditioning. Those with a military or SWAT background will recognize many of these drills because they draw upon elite team training concepts. This is an opportunity to reinforce the fundamentals, build a foundation for safer, smarter movement, as well as keep reactions sharp. In addition, clients learn some little known tactics from executive protection training, advanced threat assessment, and our own proprietary testing. They will observe crime footage of actual attacks, assassination attempts and ambushes to better prepare them for the tactical careers or skills they want to maintain.

Alternative to Pain Chasing – The Smarter Long Term Choice
Too many law enforcement, military and members in protective fields have been conditioned to chase pain. You can see the results of that mentality in their bodies and performance over time. I know that I was taught to chase pain (mind over matter – “If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”) and it took its toll on my body. IMPACT is not about proving that you’re tough because if you’re an operator, you’ve already proven that.

Years of rehabilitation later, I have regained mobility and in some cases surpassed my conditioning from the past. IMPACT is designed to be the smarter approach to tactical strength training. IMPACT’s goal is to reduce destructive stress to the body and mind while maintaining a healthy level of adaptable, injury preventing fitness (readiness). That separates IMPACT from most other conditioning programs that cause injury, induce premature aging and encourage a go-hard-or-go-home mentality. Speaking from personal experience, IMPACT is a more evolved and mature approach to advancing and maintaining critical skill areas and health.

o Reduce fatigue
o Improve mobility & strength
o Improve response time
o Reduce and prevent injury
o Increase energy and improve health

Check The Ego At The Door
If you are willing to check you ego at the door, work smart and consistently with a group of like-minded individuals, then IMPACT is for you. This is not an MMA sport program for wanna-be fighters and thug types. It is not an alpha-male driven tribal experience and filled with wanna-be cool clubbers. The purpose of IMPACT is to build you up, not tear you down. IMPACT is designed to give you more energy, not wipe you out. IMPACT is designed for the professional operator in mind from beginning to end. We work with what our clients can do at their age, level of wellness and ability.

Membership is by interview and selection only. This helps keep it safe, professional and enjoyable for members.

We invite you to consider IMPACT.

Respectfully,

John Nottingham
Founder, IMPACT Personal Protection Functional Strength

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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Military Hand-to-hand combat system for Special Forces comes to Phoenix in Self Defense Training Course

June 7, 2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cathy at 602-896-8721
Practical self-defense Phoenix Arizona

Military Hand-to-hand combat system for Special Forces comes to Phoenix

NTS VIPER Tactical Instructor Anthony Miles Shows an Explosive Move from VIPER Street Combat Self Defense under the watchful eye of founder John Nottingham

John Nottingham launched his Arizona school USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing in 1992 and recently opened a new training center in Phoenix to accommodate his Bodyguard Security & Training Company [Executive/Close Protection]. In addition to teaching kids good values through martial arts, Nottingham teaches military, law enforcement and the discerning civilian.

“There are no rules on the street when it comes to your survival or that of a loved one.”, says Nottingham.

Their methods are considered unorthodox to the mainstream self-defense or martial arts way of teaching. Nottingham’s approach is to break structure, conventional thinking and teach clients to think and operate outside the box. The majority of martial arts and self-defense systems pre-scribe rules and strict conformity, sportive emphasis or complex motor movements. Although well-intentioned, many tactical self-defense, fighting and hand-to-hand-combat instructors are retrofitting sportive and cultural tradition lifestyle martial arts to fit what they believe is effective self-defense.
Nottingham’s self-defense method, called VIPER, is designed to break things down into effective, simple self-defense steps and principles that can easily be adapted to a wide variety of individuals in varying dangerous situations.

Last Resort Handgun Disarm Defense

Military Origins
Nottingham and his team come from a unique backgrounds in the military, having served in Special Forces, Airborne units, law enforcement and a decades in the martial arts. In the early 90’s, Nottingham was asked by his Army company Commander to develop an updated, simple and effective hand-to-hand combat course as part of an experimental program. His research continues to this day as he stays on the cutting edge of combatives and defensive tactics. His client list includes those who serve in combat, on the street as law enforcement and bodyguards to protect VIPs.

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Bodyguard Tactics for Strategic Self-Defense

“The best way to explain VIPER (his version of reality based self-defense) is the skills you would use to survive the most terrifying criminal assault situations you or your family can imagine. We cover the entire gamet from early detection for avoidance to the harsh reality of physical intervention such as gouging out an attackers eye as a last resort. We teach our clients how to manage situations most people don’t believe are possible to survive.”, said Nottingham

“When your families lives are in danger or your life is on the line, you can’t be thinking about rules or worrying about the wrong things. Part of the initial education is deprogramming the incorrect conditioning and beliefs people have about self-defense so that they can adopt an accurate and winning mindset. Self-Defense is a leadership role so our clients learn to be assertive when they have to.”

VIPER Self Defense is built on natural reflexes, physics, bio-mechanics and the physiological response to intense stress.

“Clients have refered to VIPER as an American Krav Maga type training due to it’s reliance on combative principles, simple and effective self defense. However, VIPER Evolution I does not emphasize the physical as much at this level as Krav Maga does. Instead we teach smart strategies to avoid, detect, diffuse, avoid and thwart situations before the begin. We find this is a faster method to efficacy. Krav Maga was designed for young, fit, military personnel so it is very intense and high risk training. I love the Krav Maga system and practice it, however it is predicated on high mobility, explosive movement and a degree of athleticism most people don’t have or maintain. We take pride in VIPER being much safer than Krav Maga and can reach a wider array of clients because VIPER isn’t designed just for young, resiliant, military soldiers.”


HOW IS VIPER SELF DEFENSE UNIQUE?

Take for example a criminal threatening your family with a gun. The natural instinct for an untrained person is to fixate on the weapon. VIPER teaches clients how to control that intense stress and mental function through proprietary conditioning training, the same used for training elite Special Forces operators for combat. The body’s stress reaction becomes a conditioned trigger to look for exits, cover, and opportunities an untrained individual, gripped by panic, would not see.

Background of VIPER Close Quarters Combat CQC
VIPER was developed by John Nottingham while serving in a reserve detachment of a Special Forces Unit. He was selected by his company commander due to his unique background in combative martial arts in order to develop a scientific, highly effective method of practical self-defense for Special Operations. It had to be able to beat other elite forces hand-to-hand and weapon close combat training.

What Makes VIPER Different
The key difference in VIPER is in it’s testing. It only takes techniques, tactics and strategies that can be quickly and effectively implemented by a user then tested under stress. To date, Nottingham and his team have run thousands of scenarios and gleaned invaluable feedback from the tactics used in the field and street.

During the 25 years he’s served teaching Martial Arts, Law Enforcement, Military, Nottingham updated and refined his method of practical self-defense, and after scientific study and observation, adjusted his system to teach it to the civilian men, women and children.

Nottingham’s training materials, research and unique approach has inspired numerous other instructors. His training videos and programs have been adopted by military, law enforcement, martial artists, bouncers, agents and bodyguards all over the world.

“It’s gratifying to get feedback from Police Officers or Military that our programs saved their lives in the field. That’s what this training is designed to do – protect and give the good guys the edge.”, said Nottingham

Realistic Self Defense Training. Will What I Know Really Work?

“At some point everyone will face a moment when they have to ask themselves if what they know about self-defense and safety will truly and honestly work when they need it most. It might be to protect their loved ones or at a time when they are out of shape, injured or in a unique environment. VIPER will give them newfound confidence.”

Nottingham is quick to point out that martial arts is great and has numerous benefits but it is not to be mistaken with specialized self-defense and personal protection training. I encourage good martial arts training but it needs to be properly placed in context. Martial Artists are by far our fastest adapting clients, once they grasp the fundamental shift in mindset. However, what we do in VIPER doesn’t look anything like a typical martial arts class.

Nottingham and his team will be hosting a special VIPER SELF DEFENSE training course in May. It is a three day VIPER intensive immersion course combining classroom, slow motion drills and scenario training with a fully padded mock assailant.

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Students will learn to deal with the most common street attacks and self-defense situations including punches, chokes, grabs, and attacks from various positions such as from behind and on the ground.

The class even sets up different environments to have the students apply the VIPER thinking and action steps to resolve or escape the situations. Students get to learn how to deal with the stress and anxiety of a real attack in crunch time and how to manage the adrenaline dump, rapid heart rate and how to focus on what matters most for survival.

Instructors encourage students and create a learning atmosphere of comfort and relaxed professionalism where cheering is as prevalent as learning. Nottingham explains, “We know it is a stressful subject so our goal is to make it as enjoyable experience as possible. Our clients often comment on how much fun they had while learning and want to come back. Our repeat business is amazing. We guarantee you come out transformed and thrilled with your experience or we refund your money in full.”

In class, students learn the techniques of:
o Punching
o Kicking
o Elbows
o Knees
o Headbutts
o Biting
o Eye gouging
o [and some things Nottingham says only go to clients and too graphic for public articles]

Clients learn to develop power in their attacks and the vulnerable places on the human anatomy to attack for the best results. VIPER Self Defense emphasizes targeting and strategy over perfecting techniques, teaching students to keep it simple and direct.

Brutal Reality Check
Clients are shown videos of actual crime footage, assaults and then discuss applying VIPER tactics and tools to learn from the situation and prevail. Although graphic, Nottingham emphasizes that we have to understand violence in order to thwart it.

Our of Shape? Even More Reason To Take VIPER
Nottingham says that he can teach any willing student despite age, physical make-up or limitation. “Everyone can improve his or her personal protection with this course. It’s not about beating the other guy into submission. Most of it is brains over brawn. We focus on what a client CAN do, not what they can’t. People are often amazed to find out that we are hard wired for self-defense. We just need a few tools to best bring it out.”

USA Martial Arts Phoenix and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security – Scottsdale Bodyguard Academy -are located at 5930 W. Greenway Rd Suite 9 & 10, Phoenix, Arizona 85032. To sign up for this self-defense or another martial arts, kickboxing or personal training program, call 602-896-8721 Facebook: VIPER Personal Protection

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About John Nottingham
Owner Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
Founder USA Martial Arts Phoenix
John Nottingham is a 7th Degree multiple Black Belt holder, veteran who served in an Airborne Special Forces reserve unit, has been trained and holds certifications from Paul Vunak, Tony Blauer, Krav Maga, Gavin de Becker and Associates, Bodyguard Training International USA Bodyguards, ASIS, Robert Oatman, and many more.

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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AZ Neighbor California is Releasing up to 45,000 Prisoners. Self Defense Teacher Helps Phoenix Gain Peace of Mind with Self Defense

May 25, 2011


Arizona’s neighbor California is releasing 30,000 to 45,000 prisoners due to overcrowding. That leaves many Arizonan’s asking “How many of those criminals will flee to Arizona and the Phoenix area?” Security Specialist and veteran self defense trainer John Nottingham says, “If you are concerned with personal safety then this program will help you gain peace of mind. It makes a great gift to those you love and provides unconventional tools for self defense and personal protection.”

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Before you think Nottingham is just a local self defense instructor, take a closer look. John Nottingham, or “Master Nottingham” as his students call him, has taught military, law enforcement and over 10,000 students in his career. He is not only a multiple Black Belt holder with a 6th Degree Master Black Belt, but is a bodyguard trainer and owner of a security and executive protection company. He served in a Special Forces Reserve Unit and was asked to teach Hand to Hand Combat to Airborne Rangers, US Army Green Berets and other elite forces as part of a limited experimental unit program in the early 90s. Nottingham has also trained and taken students to national and international events in Korea and China.

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“Much of our self defense advice flies in the face of conventional training and teaching. We use an empowerment and educational model that makes the training different than most places. We’re certainly different than law enforcement in our advice. We train them- we should know.”

What Strategic Self Defense & Personal Protection is NOT:

o Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do
o Corner Dojo Karate or Taekwondo
o Highly stylized or retrofit techniques
o Complex moves & martial arts techniques
o Easy to forget techniques requiring tons of time to practice
o Rehashed old info you already know
o Typical self defense advice like “be aware”
o A politically motivated “women’s empowerment” or “man hater” course disguised as self defense
o Guys with big egos scaring people into fighting
o Misguided sport fighting such as Muay Thai Kickboxing or Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

What SecuritySafe | StreetWise is:

o Simple, but little known, techniques to end a physical attack instantly
o Tactics, techniques you already know and can instantly use (We’ll show you know where & when to use them.)
o Bodyguard tactics to avoid, prevent, thwart, deter would-be attacks
o Advanced Threat Assessment tactics to recognize and derail dangerous situations
o Military grade physical intervention techniques and the appropriate use of violence
o Mental, physical and emotional tools to use under stress of an actual criminal attack
o Clever tricks to see attacks coming before you lose the advantage
o Criminal mindset and typical tricks, tools and trouble spots
o Professional, respectful treatment with measurable results
o When most trainers tell you to “fight” we’ll teach you to evacuate
o When most courses will tell you to prepare to fight, we’ll show you how to end it
o Designed so that almost anyone can do it – even if out of shape

“Most self defense instruction available to the public is well intentioned but we would argue often, misguided, unfounded, dangerous or just silly. The premise of our training is to use proven tactics for protection to give our clients peace of mind. We’ll show you techniques used to protect the President that can work to protect you and your family. Training gives options and reduces stress that not having training denies.” – John Nottingham

Nottingham must be doing something right considering that his programs have been used by agencies and individuals all over the world. His concepts and training programs have spun off numerous imitators and other trainers. If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, Nottingham should feel proud.

“This course is an introduction with sound principles for protection (self defense). You won’t earn a Black Belt in a seminar or learn to fight like Jet Li or for the UFC, however you can instantly apply some of these [self defense] strategies to improve the level of safety and security in which you live your daily life. Clients tell me that is worth it’s weight in gold.”, says Nottingham.


PART I
The first part of the course is taught in a casual and relaxing classroom setting complete with a multi-media presentation, statistics, insight into the criminal mind and bodyguard tactics. It even includes crime footage of actual assaults and a discussion and analysis of options.

PART II
The second part is hands on, step by step instruction without the ego or drill Sergeant attitude. Male and female instructors help clients learn simple effective they can instantly use the moment they walk out the door. Since these are moves they already know, they don’t have to worry about remembering them under duress, when it most counts.

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Two Options John Nottingham’s Strategic Self Defense:

Women’s Self Defense I 4 Hours
Women are invited to take a 4 hour self-defense seminar and clinic to learn practical, simple techniques to use against the most frequent types of attacks. Call to reserve a space.

Split Second Self Defense Training Seminar | 4 Hours
Men and Women are invited to take a 4 hour self-defense seminar to learn proven and effective tactics to detect, deter, de-escalate, diffuse and defense the most common types of attacks. Limited to 12 participants.

Sponsors: Nottingham Sword & Shield Security & USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 East Greenway Road Suite 9-10 Phoenix Arizona 85032
Self Defense Seminar Telephone 602-896-8721
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Self Defense Security Specialist John Nottingham Bucks Trends as Teacher & Speaker

May 23, 2011


Bio – Background

John D. Nottingham, EPS, 6th Degree Master Black Belt. – “Maverick Security & Self Defense Specialist”

Corporate America’s Maverick Motivational Self Defense Trainer and Security Consultant

Breaking Boards, Bricks and the Norm
Energize | Entertain | Empower | Educate
Personal Security Trainer and Consultant since 1987, John Nottingham has shared his inspiring and life changing seminars to over 10,000 men, women and children at over 100 schools, associations and companies. John holds a multiple Black Belts, including an International 6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and has authored articles, produced Videos & DVDs, and is the founder of Nottingham Sword & Shield Security and the USA Martial Arts chain. He has appeared in print, on TV & radio numerous times in the US, China and Korea, inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and was awarded Master of the Year.

John Nottingham offers

How to stay safe on & off the job, Strategies to avoid and neutralize any confrontation successfully, How to develop the “Champions Mindset”, How to Manage fear and panic in a crisis and easy to learn step-by-step, proven, practical, effective, physical skills & techniques.

Women’s Self Defense Seminars
Corporate Speaking on Self Defense
Corporate Speaking on Security
Bodyguard Tactics for Advanced Threat Assessment
Workplace Violence & Prevention
Conflict Avoidance & Neutralization
Bullying Bullies and the Bullied

Call today to learn more, check availability, and to schedule a seminar:
(602) 896-8721 – info@usa-martialarts.com
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BACKGROUND
Since 1987, John Nottingham has studied, taught and trained with military, law enforcement, and corporate performance experts throughout the United States and Asia. As a master martial arts, bodyguard trainer, and Special Forces close-quarter combat instructor, John offers a unique perspective when working with men, women, children and teams for whom peak performance is literally a matter of life and death.

An maverick and unlikely motivational speaker and success coach, John offers raw, honest, and often humorous approach to developing winners in every field of endeavor. He has designed, written, and developed presentations, seminars, and hands-on workshops designed to help individuals, groups, and organizations recognize and achieve their fully-optimized potential. From the battlefield to boardroom, from the playing field to your family room, John has developed easy-to-learn and apply tools for your personal pathway to success.

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Performance Coach, Motivational Speaker, Security Self Defense Expert

March 2, 2011

John Nottingham.
Author, Performance Coach, and Motivational Speaker.
Unleash the Warrior Within You!


Since 1987, John Nottingham has studied, taught and trained with military, law enforcement, and corporate performance experts throughout the United States and Asia. As a master martial arts, bodyguard trainer, and Special Forces close-quarter combat instructor, John offers a unique perspective when working with men, women, children and teams for whom peak performance is literally a matter of life and death.

An maverick and unlikely motivational speaker and success coach, John offers raw, honest, and often humorous approach to developing winners in every field of endeavor. He has designed, written, and developed presentations, seminars, and hands-on workshops designed to help individuals, groups, and organizations recognize and achieve their fully-optimized potential. From the battlefield to boardroom, from the playing field to your family room, John has developed easy-to-learn and apply tools for your personal pathway to success.

http://JohnNottingham.com

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

November 22, 2010

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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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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.

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USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 E. Greenway Road Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
602-896-8721
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