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Children’s Taekwondo Phoenix Wins High Praise From AZ Parents and Children

February 27, 2011


Attention Phoenix Parents With Children

Hello, we’re glad you found this blog.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life and Character Lessons from Martial Arts Masters

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

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

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

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Learn To Fight So You Don’t Have To

November 10, 2010

Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010


Our training program is a comprehensive traditional system of Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, or under it’s more recognized Korean Martial Art name, Taekwondo. Our Mixed Martial Arts SELF DEFENSE curriculum is specially designed to provide our students with practical self-defense capabilities for real-life situations.

With skill sets including rapid blocking and striking with the hands and feet, leveraged joint locking techniques, practical kicking and throwing techniques combined with study of traditional Chinese Kung Fu, Japanese Karate and Korean forms, we strive to provide our students with a variety of self-defense options, enabling them to use the appropriate amount of force necessary to subdue any attacker and effectively handle any situation.

“Our goal is to teach our students to fight so well that they never have to.”

Traditional Martial Arts also includes a variety of martial weapons, the practice of which develop attributes such as strength, speed, endurance, coordination, concentration, and the ability to use anything as a self-defense weapon if necessary.

More importantly, we believe in building a student from the inside out.
You will learn to be mild on the outside and strong on the inside. Your confidence will grow to new levels as you discover your inner-strength through ancient wisdom and modern teaching techniques.

We are honored to have been considered as your Phoenix martial arts school, and will do our best to continue to provide quality information and instruction both in and outside our academy. Kamsahamnida. Domo arigato. Xia xia. Thank you!

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Phoenix Children Learn Life Skills Through Martial Arts

October 29, 2010

Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010


Phoenix Children Learn Life Skills Through Martial Arts

How Phoenix and Scottsdale Children Are Getting The Edge In School and Life Through Martial Arts

A unique martial arts school in Phoenix Arizona is changing the way martial arts is taught and Phoenix parents are taking notice.

“We have a unique traditional heritage at USA Martial Arts that stems from a unique Korean Grand Master named Hwang Kee. He founded a system called Moo Duk Kwan or “Institute of Martial Virtue”. The emphasis on the system is to develop virtuous individuals and what Grand Master called “warrior scholars”. It is considered of paramount importance to develop the mind as well as the body so academics and character education are encouraged at USA Martial Arts. I believe that is why we get so much respect in the community and have so many scholarship recipients.”

Children’s Martial Arts at USA Martial Arts Phoenix

The children’s martial arts program at USA Martial Arts is perfect for your child! We have specially designed programs for children ages 5 and up. Children’s classes are separated by age and experience level in order to create an ideal learning environment for your child.

Positive Learning Environment

Our children’s classes are taught by caring professional martial arts instructors who are dedicated to making a positive difference in your child’s life through martial arts training. Each action packed class is filled with exciting drills and activities that will teach your child valuable life skills such as confidence, discipline, goal setting, and perseverance while learning martial arts.

Character First

We like to think of ourselves as a Personal Development Center that uses martial arts training to help our students achieve their full potential in life. Our goal is to use martial arts training to help our students develop essential life skills such as discipline, self-control, respect, integrity, perseverance, and goal setting skills in order to equip them for success in life.

Self Defense

The practical self-defense training that your child will receive is invaluable! Every child (and adult for that matter) should have the CONFIDENCE and KNOWLEDGE to defend themselves from verbal and physical assault. Self defense is a SKILL that anyone can learn with training and practice. While it is unlikely that a person will ever have to physically defend themselves, I would much rather be prepared than leave it up to chance. We spends thousands each year on various forms of insurance, shouldn’t we invest in our children’s safety?

Martial Arts

In addition practical self-defense training your child will also learn a unique blend of modern and traditional martial arts including artistic martial arts (forms and traditional skills) and sport martial arts (sparring and kickboxing skills). As your child progresses in their training their level of fitness will increase. In particular, most students see an increase in flexibility, strength, muscle tone, and cardiovascular fitness. Our curriculum is designed to challenge your child and encourage them to reach to new heights as they progress towards earning their Black Belt.

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USA Martial Arts Phoenix

4731 E. Greenway Road Suite 9

Phoenix, AZ 85032

Frequently Asked Questions About USA Martial Arts Phoenix

October 24, 2010

Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010


Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a beginner – are there special classes for me?
Yes indeed. As a beginning student, you’ll have your own special classes as part of our Discovery course. You’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of Taekwondo, while you also learn some of the basics of being a martial arts student. These are strictly “no-contact” classes – no-one is going to be punching or kicking you.

Am I allowed to watch my child in class?

Not just allowed, but positively encouraged. We have a viewing area set aside where you can sit and view your child’s class in comfort. Your positive involvement in your child’s study of Taekwondo is more important than you may realize. When you take an interest in Taekwondo class, you show your child that you truly value his or her efforts. By watching class, you give your child support, approval, and recognition for their achievements in karate – you give them the encouragement they need to thrive. So, while you’re not required to watch every minute of every class, please do stay and watch your child whenever possible.

How often should I attend classes?

If you’re one of our Taekwondo Tigers, (ages 4-7), please attend at least 1 class a week. If you’re a student in our Discovery courses, please attend class at least 2 times a week. You’re always welcome to come to class more often during the week if you are able.

Will I have to compete at Martial Arts Tournaments?

No, you’re not going to be required to compete at Martial Arts tournaments. Sport competition in karate simply isn’t a good fit for everyone, and you’re not going to be pushed into it. That said, if you are interested in competition, we do work together with other reputable local and regional schools to make quality tournaments available to our students. Sport competition in Taekwondo (or open martial arts) can be interesting, rewarding, and fun – while expanding and enriching your experience of the art. We have local, State, National and International champions and programs that can take students on a path toward their Olympic dreams.

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About USA Martial Arts Phoenix Arizona

September 30, 2010

About USA Martial Arts Phoenix Arizona

USA Martial Arts Black Belt Universities Family Self Defense Leadership and Character Training Schools are owned by John Nottingham. His first full-time training center opened in Mesa Arizona in 1992. It had been his goal to build a martial arts school that offered not only an effective self defense program for children and adults, but also a comprehensive program of personal growth and development. It would be the emphasis on teaching the life skills of leadership, integrity, goal setting, self discipline and academic excellence, to name a few, that would cause the community to respond. An Eagle Scout, former Airborne Army Reservist, and bodyguard, he is living his dream with a chain of successful affiliate USA Martial Arts schools and a gifted staff.

His Phoenix/Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Arizona training center, the most state of the art martial arts school in the area with members of all ages, relocated to its present facility on Tatum and Greenway in 2010 to acquire additional space to accommodate the school’s continued growth. The beautiful facility ranks among the top martial arts schools in the nation with a large training room and classroom, Olympic style rubber flooring, spacious lobby, pro shop, martial arts store, quiet homework area for children, and a coffee and snack bar. USA Martial Arts training facilities are among the best in the country. They are as beautiful as they are functional.

John D. Nottingham
John Nottingham began his martial arts training under his first teacher in the mid 1980s. He has gone on to study in the US and Asia (China and Korea) under a virtual “Who’s Who” of martial Arts legends. John now holds the rank of 6th degree black belt in Taekwondo. He has also been awarded the title of Kwanjang (professor/Master) and was awarded Master of The Year and inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2005. He holds multiple Black Belts and Instructorships. Under his tutelage, nearly 200 students have obtained the rank of black belt. John is also part of the US host Masters for the Korean Eagles Taekwondo Demo Team. John sits on the board of directors for the Break The Chain of Child Abuse Foundation and the Black Belt Society Warrior Scholars program which awards scholarships to graduating black belts. John is a respected local and national motivational and peak performance coach and speaker. John and his team are active in their community supporting the local school system and many charities.

Discover how our Martial Arts Program will help you raise a safer, happier, healthier child all from learning to kick, block, and punch

September 21, 2010

WHAT’S THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILD?…

CONFIDENCE!

A confident kid is UNSTOPPABLE!
Discover how our Martial Arts Program will help you raise a safer, happier, healthier child all from learning to kick, block, and punch

“I laughed when I heard that karate could help him in school…
Now he’s a Straight A Student”

It’s amazing, but true . . .
(learn the same lessons that I have – with this special FREE offer!)
And all of it comes from learning how to “kick, block and punch.” Still, you’re wondering if this will work for your child. I understand.

Dear Parent,

I don’t blame you. You’re probably wondering, how could one activity have such an impact on my child?
Well, it’s incredible, but true. The martial arts is not only a sport that can be enjoyed throughout a lifetime, but can also improve the quality of ones life! By teaching wholesome values and, success skills.

My name is John Nottingham, I’m the owner of one of the most successful martial arts schools in the Phoenix area.

For more than 20 years I’ve been nurturing children like yours with character building tools found only in martial-arts. No other sport can match them. I have consulted with over 10,000 Parents and many of them share the same concerns and priorities for their children.

Parents talk about the importance of positive influences, organized activity, developing discipline and confidence, goal-setting, and physical exercise. I’m happy to report that many parents also found that training at USA Martial Arts can accomplish all these objectives.

Your child’s Biggest Challenge comes from:

Their Fears and Self-Doubts. And it’s this limited way of thinking that is all around them that holds them back more than anything.

“I’m not as good as John.”
“I never get what the teacher is saying.”
“Other kids are getting all the breaks.”
“How come I can’t be as popular as Jane.”
“I’m not good at this, it’s just not for me.”
“How come that kid keeps picking on me?”

The list goes on and on. The question is: How can your child defend themselves against these attacks everyday?

When your child uses the power of martial-arts to conquer their fears, they have the power to transfer that to all other areas of life.

Martial-Arts lessons are the best way for your child to develop a continued feeling of confidence and achievement. When it is time for them to move up in rank we require they have your permission and the permission of their school teacher. That is just one of the ways we encourage good academic performance.
Watch as your child increases in confidence, energy, and spirit. You’ll be amazed as they become unstoppable in their quest for:

Greater Academic Accomplishments
Superb Attitude
Fitness
Unshakable Self Respect
Personal Achievement & Black Belt Excellence
All of this while having fun!

“Master Nottingham: Be sure to keep developing great leaders and minds for today’s world. You have no idea how influential you have been in not just my life, but many others. I honestly don’t know what type of person I would have become without martial arts forming a backbone for character.”
-Derek Roberts, Georgia Tech University Student

Your Child will develop the “I Can” “I Will” attitude that will, more than anything, set them a part and make them a leader!
It Does Not happen over night! Anything worth while requires dedication, persistence, and commitment. These character qualities can be learned by doing. I know you’re one of those very select parents who realizes that investing in your child now will pay you big dividends later.

Through our program your child will learn the fundamentals of LEADERSHIP:
Courage, Follow Through, Goal Setting, Communication Skills, Team Work, Self-Discipline, Self-Control, and the list goes on and on.

It doesn’t matter whether your child is out of shape or a star athlete. Martial-arts training will increase their flexibility, stamina and overall health. I have seen so many kids who were at first, over weight or felt physically inadequate transform their appearance and their confidence in themselves by becoming physically fit.

I have seen many star athletes gain the winning edge with the techniques they learn in martial-arts. Over the years I’ve also watched asthmatic children develop the ability to breathe easier (I was one of them. You can read my story in TKD Times Magazine here).

But don’t take my word for it………

“We, the Fox Family, want to thank EACH of you for making this one of the best experiences we have had – individually & together. At every class – from fellow lower belts to the many helpful upper belts that assist in class – we are met with such enthusiasm and encouragement!”
-April, Chris and Ashley Fox

“From my training throughout the last six years, I have gained so much that it is hard to explain with words.I’ve become stronger mentally and physically, continue to strive beyond my expectations, devise goal plans and structured schedules to achieve such goals, established myself as a person, as well as realized the friendships I have made through my martial arts family.”
-Lianne Russo, Arizona State University student

“I just finished reading the book Living the Martial Way. After reading the chapter on the Ideal Master, I realized that is exactly what we found in Sabumnim (Master Nottingham) and the wonderful instructors at USA Martial Arts. Chance couldn’t have brought us to a better school.”
– Mrs. Dawn Martin (The entire Martin family are members of the Leadership Program)

Our program can and WILL help your child increase their confidence, self- esteem and discipline, while teaching them life skills that will last them a lifetime and much more. (Let me explain why you MUST come see our program for yourself, it will be the best thing that you’ll ever do for your child.)

Imagine how you’ll feel when your child becomes unstoppable at achieving all of the positive things life has to offer and unstoppable at avoiding all of the negative things life has to throw our way.
In our martial arts program, your child will improve their confidence, increase their focus, and develop more self-control. We can say this with confidence because we have personally witnessed the positive effects our programs have provided for children just like your own.

Here a short explanation of how our programs teach these valuable life skills:

Confidence – By learning how to protect themselves, your children will develop confidence in their ability to handle life’s challenges. In turn, their improved confidence will give them the courage to say “no” to negative influences.

Focus – We will help your child increase their focus by giving them clear goals and showing them how to reach those goals through hard work and being consistent. (Of course, they won’t realize they’re learning focus because our classes are so much fun! But keep that to yourself – it’ll be our little secret…)

Self-control – Kids learn self-control in the martial arts by learning how important it is to have respect, both for themselves and for others. Martial arts training teaches that in order to get respect, you first have to give it. Once your child learns this important lesson, their self-control will naturally increase.

As you can see, our martial arts programs teach so much more than “just kicks and punches.” We help children develop life-skills that will take them far beyond the four walls of our martial art school – benefits that will last them a lifetime.

Positive Role Models Who Will Encourage Your Child to Succeed
Kids need strong role models who set a positive example for them to follow. Yet, everyone knows that kids can’t look up to professional athletes anymore – so where can they turn for positive examples to follow?

Our answer to this question is our professional staff of caring instructors. We honestly believe our martial art instructors are some of the best role models your child could have.

Experience has shown us that kids respond to our martial art teachers in way that no other coach or instructor can match. Because we realize how much our students look up to us, we work hard to set a positive example for them by living the martial arts principles of honesty, integrity, courage, kindness, and self-control.

As you know, children are hard-wired to seek attention and approval. So, when kids see positive behaviors demonstrated by our instructors, they are strongly driven to display those same behaviors in their own actions.

USA Martial Arts North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Paradise Valley Arizona

Karate is the Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child, Guaranteed!

To repeat, Martial Arts are less about your child learning to fight others, and more about fighting themselves. Their innermost fears. Conquer them, and your child unleashes within himself a powerful, unstoppable force.

A force that gives him the strength to kick down the doors of their own self doubts, A force that opens your child to the exalting power of values.

In other words, when your child uses the discipline of martial arts to conquer their fears, they have the power to transfer that discipline to all other areas of his life. I know of no other sport that does this better than karate. (I should know. Remember, I’ve been teaching it for 26 years.)

As you can see there are many great reasons to get involved in our program but the many benefits your child will develop, don’t start happening until you ACT!

Since many parents are not familiar with the benefits that USA Martial Arts PV provides, we would like to make a very special offer:

I’m going to allow you to check out USA Martial Arts Phoenix totally at NO Risk to you and at 100% my expense…

“Martial Arts has become a way of life now for Harrison as he has been a student for 2-1/2 years. He exudes confidence and has a tremendous willingness to learn. He was not athletic when he began, but has definitely built up both strength and coordination. I believe strongly that it is from training. The tenets of Taekwondo keep him on track.”
– Stacey Ambrose, Scottsdale

You Can Quickly and Easily Increase Your Child’s Self-Esteem and
Physical Fitness For FREE!
Let me Explain…

You can try USA Martial Arts for 2 Full Weeks For FREE! To kick things off I’ll let your family come in for a 1 on 1 private lesson where we will meet face to face. At this special lesson You will be working with our “Admissions Director”. He will help your family get acquainted to our school and more importantly make sure your child feels 100% comfortable. At this lesson he’ll teach your child…

The 4 laws of razor sharp focus
– The 7 Magic Words That Get and Give Respect, Instantly
– The True Meaning of Self-Discipline, so they can actually use it in their lives.
– The Secret Word That Stops The Bully in His Tracks
– And Much, Much, More

And, remember parent, this is only the first lesson!

“In about 15 minutes, I’ll have you child more focused and feeling more confident. Just click here to take advantage of our INTERNET SPECIAL

If you hurry and register and mention this blog You’ll Also Get…

The Most Incredible FREE Gifts Ever Just To Try Karate Worth $177.00!

4 WEEKS of Lessons ($159 Value)
To make sure karate is right for your family with NO Strings Attached. We’ll do this because we’re so confident that our program will get results!

FREE Student/Parent Conference ($49.00 Value)
We’ll spend time One on One discussing your child’s needs and your child’s progress. We’ll educate you on the developmental process for your child.

FREE Official Martial Arts Uniform ($49.00 Value)
We’ll make your child feel like part of the team. The uniform is theirs to keep, No Strings Attached!
Call Now (602) 896-8721 To Reserve Your Spot! I can Only Give You All Of The Free Gifts Until Monday, September 27, 2010.

Sincerely,
John Nottingham, 6th Degree Black Belt
Chief Master Instructor
Owner: USA Martial Arts Phoenix
602-896-8721
http://USA-MartialArts.com
info@USA-MartialArts.com

P.S. I know that this all may sound to good to be true, right? That’s why All you really need to do is say…”Maybe.”

I’ve made it super easy for your family to explore USA Martial Arts Phoenix Scottsdale with No Obligation; you really have nothing to lose! But there are a few things you need to know..

If after your first visit you know that everything we talked about in this letter is true and you beg us to join we still won’t let you. See even though I’m allowing a few people to try us out for FREE, USA Martial Arts still has a very strict qualification criteria that you must meet. (I’ll allow our “Admissions Director” to go over that with you.)

The bottom line is this…we operate like a private school and don’t just “Surrender to anyone with a check book or Visa card.” You really need to be the kind of family that is concerned for the future of your child!

P.P.S. If this sounds like you, call us at 602.896.8721 to arrange your special visit!