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Martial Arts for Kids, Teens and Adults in Phoenix – Now Enrolling For Summer

July 6, 2012

KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com

Are You Looking For a Way to Channel Your Child’s Energy For The Summer Months?

Our classes offer much more than you would expect:
Your Child Will Learn:
1. Focus & Discipline
2. Confidence
3. Stranger/Bully Awareness Self Defense
4. Positive Attitude

For over 25 years USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix has helped thousands of children improve their Confidence, Focus, Self-Discipline, Respect & Leadership in addition to invaluable life skills.

USA Martial Arts programs are taught Masters and highly trained certified, caring instructors in a highly energetic, motivated, safe, fun and enjoyable state of the art facility.

We begin by teaching students valuable life skills in a positive family environment. Students will develop an overall winning attitude committed to goal setting and success.

USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix offers the most modern up to date training available for all age groups. Students will be equipped and prepared to face the challenges that await them in the real world today i.e. bullies, strangers, peer pressure, fitness & nutrition, etc.

USA Martial Arts curriculum is a unique freestyle system that has been mixing martial arts for self defense for years. The result is a highly refined system that offers students, not only a better education, but a more enjoyable learning experience as well. Students are challenged to be their best and reach their goals from weight loss, a fun activity, competition and earning an authentic Black Belt.

The founder of USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing believes in leading by example. An Eagle Scout, Army Airborne veteran and internationally recognized Hall of Fame Master Instructor, he considers himself a student of all martial arts and committed to developing better citizens and leaders for the future.

Find out what makes this program and instruction so unique. Begin your martial arts journey and personal transformation today.

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Chuck Norris says…Karate is the Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child

June 2, 2012

If Walker Texas Ranger endorses it, you know it’s good.  Carlos “Chuck” Norris began his martial arts journey while an Airman in Korea.  He studied the Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do.  Today a branch of that martial arts family is teaching classes at an award-winning school in Phoenix Arizona called USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing. 

“Karate is the best thing you can do for your child.” -Chuck Norris
Hello Parent,
My name is John Nottingham and I’ve been teaching children and adults martial arts and self defense for over 27 years.  You may recognize me from my appearances on channels 3, 5, 10, 12 or in the AZ Republic, Arizona Parenting or my modest work in TV or Film.  My passion is sharing the life enhancing benefits of martial arts and self defense with people of all ages and abilities.
I would be honored to have the opportunity to teach you or your child the secrets I’ve spent my lifetime learning.  You’ll not find them in any other sport or activity.
You see, I’ve been very blessed to have traveled the world and trained in Korea, China and with the best of the best.  My passion for researching and learning martial arts is only rivaled by my passion to teach it and share the amazing life transforming power of this discipline.
Martial Arts transformed my life and it can transform your child’s too.
Here are the USA Martial Arts Phoenix our tenets recited as the principles of Black Belt at the beginning of each class.
“As a dedicated student of the martial arts, I will live my life by the principles of Black Belt.
o Modesty
o Courtesy
o Integrity
o Perseverance
o Self Control
o Indomitable Spirit
If you would like a change in your life or maybe your child’s life, I would invite you to give us a try.  My school is quite unique in that we only work with select students who have a sincere desire to learn.
No worries friend…You don’t have to have any special athletic ability or skill, in fact quite the opposite.  While we have champions and Black Belts who transfer to us for higher education, the majority of our students are beginners who have never done any martial arts.
Your Child Will Learn:
  1. How to Deal With Bullying The Smart Way
  2. How to Focus and Concentrate for Better Grades
  3. How to Respect Himself and Others
  4. How to Solve Problems To Be Happy
  5. How to Lead His Peer Group Rather Than Follow
  6. How to Have Confidence, Control and Discipline for Success in School and Life
  7. How to Be Strong, Fit and Develop Inner-Strength with Unshakable Character
We would love to have the opportunity to introduce you to our our special curriculum.  It has been developed and refined over many years and has a profound positive impact on our members.  Just surf around the internet, Google our name and find out what people say about us.  Then contact us, check out our WEBSPECIAL,  or stop by to meet us in person.  We would be pleased to get to know you.
Respectfully,
John Nottingham
Owner USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix
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The Real Truth About VIPER Street Combat Personal Protection Self Defense & Bodyguard Training With John Nottingham

May 11, 2012
No More Deer-In-The-Headlights!
Viper taught me how to function clearly under stress, and channel the power of my adrenaline. If you know martial arts, VIPER magnifies your knowledge and training ten fold.
Phil Borgia, Insurance, Real Estate, Black Belt
 
“I Was Shocked…”
As a long time professional in martial arts, I was shocked at the VIPER program. I thought I could handle any situation, but VIPER introduced me to reality. It’s real, its in your face, and it works. I am a force to be dealt with.
David Bravo
Model, Robert Black Agency
Trained in Krav Maga
Professional Martial Arts Instructor
 
I Was Unprepared For a Fight!
Priceless training. I couldn’t believe how unprepared I was for a real confrontation. I learned more about street defense in the VIPER course than in 10 years of martial arts.
Tommy Brown
Police Officer
Martial Arts Champion
 
Two Strange Men Approached
I was able to use what I learned while out with my 5 year old daughter one evening. I backed two strange men off… and I believe I wouldn’t have known what to do and keep my daughter safe without this training.
L. Templeman
Former Federal Corrections Officer
 
“Life Transforming!”
I have used the VIPER skills. It is truly a positive, life transforming experience. You will not be the same person… and you really wont want to be.
Teresa “Tess” Jenkins
Actor
Martial Arts Instructor
 
TRS Review:
Why do the Spec Ops love this training? Cuz it’s super-fast to learn… and unbeatable in the field. These are all new cutting-edge skills. With no practice at all, you will be at home with extreme violence… and be able to USE your new skills when it comes down to “you or him” situations. Learn how to reduce ALL your “pre-fight” thinking to just 3 simple choices… the 4 super-accessible weapons hidden inside your body… how to recognize a true threat 6 times faster than “normal” people do! (Simple ways to judge the situation — allows you to safely ignore false threats, and react with stunning speed to real danger.)… how VIPER-trained combat-ready professionals control their emotions in crunch-time… how to take a gun away as easily as scooping a pair of scissors from a small child… how to demolish an attacker in the dark. (90% of attacks occur in low-light conditions — not in the bright dojo. You’ll be astonished how easy it is to fight in the dark, the way John reveals.). And a lot more.
 
John Nottingham, PI, EPS, 6th Dan, Master Instructor
John Nottingham holds certificates from Paul Vunak (Seal Team, FBI Trainer under Dan Inosanto), Tony Blauer, and letters of appreciation from Special Forces for his hand to hand combat instruction.  A military veteran, he taught an experimental hand-to-hand combat to a Special Forces Reserve Unit while assigned to a support detachment.  lifetime martial artist, he holds multiple Black Belts and the title Master Instructor as a member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.  He is also a graduate of Bodyguard Training International (USA Bodyguards) and Gavin de Becker and Associates Academy for Protectors as well as trained in Advanced Threat Assessment and Management.  His training concepts and methodologies have been disseminated all over the world and used by elite combat teams.  Nottingham owns and operates a Security Agency and Bodyguard Training company in Phoenix Arizona as well as a professional martial arts school.  

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

How To Do Taekwondo in Phoenix – Karate for Kids

November 25, 2011


Kids Martial Arts Phoenix
How To Do Taekwondo
Martial arts Karate for kids – Let your little one get his kicks
How does your child spend the rest of the day after getting back from school? Chances are that they prefer to stay indoors, slumped on the sofa with a bag of chips in one hand and the TV remote control in the other. It’s been proven that children these days spend more time playing with gadgets or watching television and less time engaging in some physical activity outdoors.

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Gabriel really enjoys coming, his concentration and focus as well as his ability to pay attention and listen have improved amazingly. I find it is great for his confidence too.

-Jim

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But, you don’t have to worry about how to keep your kids busy, because USA Martial Arts Phoenix has a fun challenge for your child – special classes in martial arts karate for kids!

What USA Martial Arts Phoenix has to offer for your kids
Kids martial arts are available in over 36 classes each week at BTC, Queensland’s, largest martial arts, health, and fitness centre.

Our karate kids martial arts classes are also divided by age and by experience level to make sure every child is training at a level appropriate for their age, and with kids their own size ensuring they can enjoy the best balance of safety, fun, focus and challenge.

We also have special beginners kids martial arts classes so that when your child first starts out, they feel comfortable, train with other kids their own age who are new starters too, and really get the attention they need.

Karate Kids martial arts offer many benefits to children, that will not only help them now, but help to create good habits for the future.

Martial arts for kids- What’s that?
If you’ve read this far, and if you are a parent, you’re probably wondering:-

‘Is my child ready to learn a martial art?’
‘Isn’t he too young? After all, he’s just 5 years old!’
‘Will my little girl enjoy learning martial arts?’

Let us assure you that anybody can learn a martial art no matter how young (starting from just 4yrs old) or old they are. A session in martial arts for kids is something your child is certain to enjoy because in each class, your child will learn something new and still have oodles of fun!

We’re a Phoenix Taekwondo school that believes in empowering kids so that they can stand up for themselves and not become victims of bullying. Learning a martial art builds both the mind and body. So, what other benefits will your child get by attending classes in karate kids martial arts?

Learn many self-defence skills (for life!)
Have better concentration abilities at school (the teacher’s new pet!)
Be more confident (no challenge is too big!)
Develop better flexibility.
Stay fit (and healthy!)
improve more self-esteem.
And make lots of new friends!

Kids martial arts – mental benefits
Respect
Courtesy
Determination
Self esteem
Confidence
Focus
Commitment
Self discipline
Kids martial arts – physical benefits
Self-defence skills
Fitness
Balance
Coordination
Agility
Flexibility

Join our martial arts for kid’s classes
At USA Martial Arts Phoenix, we know how important it is to keep young minds challenged all the time. That’s why we have the best instructors who have years of experience in teaching martial arts for kids. They make sure that the little ones have plenty of fun in each session and train at a level that is just right for them.

We even have an Introductory Program for new students so that they get a firsthand idea about what’s taught in martial arts for kid’s classes. To find out more about any of our great kids martial arts classes, clich here for our WEBSPECIAL. No prior fitness, flexibility, or experience is required.

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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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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Great Gift for College Women!

Register Now for Split Second Self Defense
Split Second Self Defense is a crash course in personal security, crime prevention, survival signals and physical intervention self defense skills.
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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
http://USA-MartialArts.com
http://NottinghamSwordandShieldSecurity.com
info@usa-martialarts.com

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.

http://JohnNottingham.com

Beyond P90X, INSANITY, CROSSFIT, Now It’s EF3.

May 23, 2011


A cutting-edge training program in Phoenix Arizona is making waves with its new approach to fitness, weight loss and energy. According to claims, EF3 is “faster, easier and makes you feel great” says Coach Mark Mayes.

Founded by lifelong athletes, a martial arts Master, nutritionist and fitness researcher, EF3 has the answer to the personal energy crisis people are facing. It solves three fundamental problems modern life in America has presented:

1. Time
EF3 promises to get you in great shape in just 12 minutes a day.
2. Weight loss & health
EF3 fitness promises you will lose body fat, increase lean muscle and improve health.
3. Energy
EF3 fitness guarantees you will feel energized after the workout – a far cry from the wiped out feeling some of the most popular programs are offering.

How To Lose Weight & Build Lean Muscle Fast
We see people who do P90X, INSANITY, CrossFit and other programs who are injured, so sore they can barely move, bored and literally losing their health and sanity. While just about any program will give you results for the first 90 days, people plateau. It’s just not a sustainable protocol. EF3 is not a diet, not a quick fix workout – it’s a simple, easy to use, idiot proof system that works for even the busiest lifestyles.

FEEL ENERGIZED RATHER THAN WIPED OUT!

eF3 . . .
ENERGIZED FIGHTING FUNCTIONAL FITNESS will help you develop an MMA Fighters Body with Kickboxing, personal coaching, nutrition counseling and a strong dose of encouragement.

Energized Functional Fighting Fitness | Combining Personal Training | Nutrition & Training Science | MMA

eF3 Functions on 3 Levels
1. Mental: You’ll have the disciplined, positive mindset that makes a champion in any arena.
2. Physical: You’ll have strength, energy and endurance like never before.
3. Spirit: You’ll forge an indomitable will and non-quitting spirit like a fighter.

12 Minutes of EF3 is all it takes!

EF3 is the revolutionary fusion of personal training and state-of-the-art training combining lifestyle fitness of Kickboxing, Karate, Taekwondo and Kung Fu that makes getting in shape SIMPLE, CLEAR and POTENT. EF3 is NOW OPEN in Phoenix serving Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Cave Creek! Be among the first to experience the one-of-a-kind FIGHTING FIT training workout.

Kickboxing Training Classes
Bootcamp Weight Loss
Fight Fat Nutrition
Personal Training & Kickboxing Coaching

Get lean, strong, fast and fighting fit with ENERGIZED FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINING & NUTRITION.
Bootcamp
Weight Loss Training
Nutritional Dietary Counseling
Personal Training
Kickboxing

USA Martial Arts Phoenix
I LOVE KICKBOXING PHOENIX
ENERGIZED FITNESS & NUTRITION EF3 REVOLUTION
COACH MARK MAYES
4731 E. Greenway Road Suite 10
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone 602-896-8721
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