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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.

V.I.P.E.R. Personal Protection Bodyguard Tactics for Self Defense Security
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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http://Phoenix-MartialArts.com
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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.

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Jiu-jitsu MMA Program Now Enrolling Phoenix – Scottsdale – Paradise Valley

September 21, 2010

The Way Martial Arts Should Be Taught
Mixed Martial Arts Designed For Your Body, Goals and Safety

With the popularity of MMA events like the UFC, more an more people are interested in learning the skills of mixed martial arts. But not everyone wants to learn in an intimidating gym setting with all of its uncomfortable atmosphere and testosterone driven fighter attitudes.

Our BJJ MMA program is designed to build you up, rather than tear you down, increase your strength, not test your will and durability. Be a safe place to train and enjoy yourself, not worry about being embarrassed and getting injured. We place our emphasis on gaining wisdom, improving skills through better leverage, position and strategy. Much like chess, the win usually goes to the better strategist who can outwit his opponent and gain the advantage.

Self defense: You will learn one of the most acclaimed combat system in existence today.

Skill development: You will dramatically enhance your motor skills, coordination, reflexes, balance and agility, which will positively impact all your other activities.

Physical development: You will build strength, flexibility and an overall wellness only achieved through positive physical activity.

Self improvement: Confidence gained from setting and accomplishing goals. Self discipline, perseverance, and new found courage, achieved by conquering new challenges. You will defuse stress and acquire a powerful new focus. Therien Jiu-Jitsu will give you the edge.

If you are going to try martial arts once in your life, give yourself a memorable experience.

You will begin a journey of rich traditions, exhilarating skills, and most of all gratifying accomplishments. You will progress step by step through the most sophisticated martial arts training system available. From your white belt presentation, through thousands of combat techniques, hundreds of hours of physical development, deeply satisfying achievements, all the way to the day you receive your world renowned black belt, the USA Martial Arts experience is one that you won’t want to trade for anything else.

At its core is one of the most dynamic and effective martial arts system in the world, yet USA Martial Arts Schools retain a family atmosphere. Camaraderie, friendships, instructors that care and are truly dedicated to your success, and an unmatched positive environment empower you to achieve your goals.

In just a few brief weekly sessions you can be on your way to what is surely going to be your most exciting activity.

Let us invest our nearly four decades of experience into your success.

Apply for acceptance today. (We interview each applicant to weed out those with bad attitudes or those who would make training unsafe or uncomfortable for other members.)

Send your email inquiry to info@usa-martialarts.com with the title BJJ in the headline.

New Generation of Martial Arts Opens in North Phoenix

August 27, 2010

Self Development Through Self-Defense

A unique school just opened in North Phoenix Arizona. It is a place with some unexpected offerings beyond the typical Taekwondo, Jiu-jitsu, Karate or Kung Fu school. It is a place where personal perfection is achieved through personal protection.

Unique Self Defense Instruction in Phoenix
USA Martial Arts founder is a security, military, police and bodyguard trainer with a lifetime experience in teaching self defense to men, women and children of all ages. In fact, over the past two and a half decades, his teachings have reached an audience of over 10,000 people from all over the world.

Clean, Safe, Professional Facilities in Phoenix
The school is much more than the typical corner strip mall Karate dojo. You won’t find teenage instructors strutting around in gaudy Taekwondo uniforms in front of students barking out orders. Nor will you find any drill sergeant attitude or boot camp power trip. While it is a place with a certain reverence and discipline, it is also a welcoming safe-haven. Each instructor is a professional, advanced Black Belt with over 500 hours of instructor training and dedicated to student safety, comfort and success.

Much More Than Kicks, Punches, Blocks & Throws


Students notice the positive, but structured atmosphere immediately upon entering the clean and well conceived facility. Fully modern amenities and technology with tasteful touches of tradition from Korea, China and Japan (Specially selected from when members of the school train there!).

Arizonan’s LOVE The USA Martial Arts Self-Defense System
The USA Martial Arts system teaching method is unconventional to say the least. Developed more like a University learning institution, it centers on the student and their individual goals and course of study.

USA Martial Arts founder is far more concerned that his students perform academically and qualify for scholarships, rather than qualify for the next belt.

“Belts, uniforms, weapons are tools we use to motivate students and pass on character and citizenship skills that cause them to stand out as leaders.”

A Heart for Students
Eagle Scout, Scottsdale Airpark Rotarian, former Army Intelligence trained soldier who served in an Airborne Special Forces Reserve Unit, this Master Instructor demands the best from his instructor cadre. Having nearly 200 Arizona Black Belts to choose from he selects only the best of the best. These are great communicators, motivators, and skilled instructors in articulating concepts with outstanding service. Each instructor must demonstrate what the founder calls a heart for students.

From the moment a student walks through our doors, we begin to look for their unique gifts and talents. We first want to make sure they are having fun because that is where learning and motivation begins. Second we are focussed on developing trust, for this is the basis of the student/parent teacher relationship. We accomplish this by leading by example. You won’t see fat, unhealthy or unkempt instructors barking orders at our school. Rather you will see a smiling instructor who leads by example with humility and a gentle graciousness.

USA Martial Arts has a series of Grand Opening events planned including hosting the Korean Eagle Taekwondo Children’s Team from Seoul, Dan “The Beast” Severn, free events such as Bully Busting, Verbal Judo, Character Kicks, Hit Like a Girl and more. The school is filling up fast as referrals continue to increase and word gets out.

So for those thinking about putting your kids in a Karate program, this could be the opportunity you were waiting for. Plus you can do it for less than you probably suspect.

Our area has been hit hard by the recent changes in the economy. We decided to reduce our regular rates to give families a break trusting that it would be made up in the long run in student loyalty and positive word of mouth advertising. Our aim is to serve the members of this community and we consider it an honor to have the opportunity to teach.

, says the owner and Master Instructor of USA Martial Arts.

For more information on USA Martial Arts Specials click here
For free video click here

USA Martial Arts North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek area
Tatum & Greenway
4731 E. Greenway Suite 9
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 896-8721
http://KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com
http://iLoveKickboxingPhoenix.com
http://USA-MartialArts.com

Thought about Krav Maga Jeet Kune Do Hapkido Jiu-Jitsu Kick Boxing MMA?

April 22, 2010

Sometimes Simple is The Most Effective


REALITY BASED TRAINING FACILITY
Context Driven Mission Specific Self-Defense Personal Security Training for Individuals and Organizations

Thought about Krav Maga? Jeet Kune Do? Hapkido? Jiu-Jitsu? Kick Boxing? MMA?

Our training system includes a well established curriculum and it is primarily based on live exercises and simulations. We believe that only a wise combination of strategy and tactical learning, with extensive and realistic training, can offer professional and practical solutions in modern high stress situations.

Nottingham Training Systems IMPACT Self Defense is Arizona’s 1st Full Spectrum Self Defense – Anti-Fighting – Fitness center for families. Our Paradise Valley/Scottsdale Self Defense courses offer classes that teach Modern Self Defense & Weapons Techniques, Stand-up & Ground Techniques as well as offering Outstanding and un-replicated Conditioning Classes. NTS -USA Martial Arts and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security IMPACT, VIPER and Hit Like a Girl Self Defense has been assisting Phoenix, Scottsdale and PV-area residents in reaching their personal development goals since 1992.

The members and staff are friendly, helpful and encouraging towards each other & guests. There are NO attitudes at NTS / USA Martial Arts Self Defense. All classes, with the exception of Conditioning Classes, are designed to teach students Offensive as well as Defensive techniques. USA Martial Arts IMPACT Self Defense classes will teach Self Defense & fighting skills, build stamina & endurance and teach students how to properly organize their mental attitude towards a defense situation in order to improve the odds of winning, and not just surviving, an attack.

From fitness to functional self defense and classical martial arts, we offer a full range of services to fit the needs of men, women and children of the Scottsdale, PV, Phoenix Arizona area.

Stop by any time or take advantage of our TRY IT SPECIAL.

Ask About: Military, Law Enforcement and Government discounts.

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1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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Nottingham Sword & Shield Security provides on or off site training. Unique Security Services and Self Defense Training nationwide including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Phoenix Arizona areas. This information provided in cooperation with: John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Scottsdale PV Phoenix, Nottingham Sword&Shield; Security and Hit Like a Girl Self Defense Personal Security Training
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Author
John Nottingham, EPS is a graduate of Bodyguard Training International / USA Bodyguards. He was trained at Gavin De Becker Academy for Protectors and in Advanced Threat Assessment and Management. A Sixth Degree multiple Black Belt holder he served in a Special Forces Airborne reserve unit as a Military Intelligence Analyst. He is the founder of Nottingham Training Systems, Nottingham Security and the USA Martial Arts chain of schools.
The Firm
NTS Nottingham Training Systems is a public and private sector consulting and training firm specializing in developing mission specific solutions for first responders, law enforcement, military, security and civilians.
Nottingham Sword&Shield Security is the Protective Division of LCI Inc. which provides security strategies and solutions to public and private clientele. Nottingham Security serves and advises media figures, corporations, government agencies, police departments, universities, and at risk persons of situations that might escalate to violence. Nottingham Security’s capabilities include: individual, executive, family, children, event and mobile high and low profile protective services.