Posts Tagged ‘martial arts for children’

Award-winning Martial Arts School in Phoenix Teaches More Than Kicks

January 30, 2012


It’s one thing to promote what you do to a community and the benefits of the martial arts. Of course my staff and I have a very biased point of view. So instead of sharing what we think about USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix, we thought we would share some of the comments we’ve received just in the last week or so.

Now you can hear from actual Phoenix, Scottsdale, PV and Cave Creek parents of USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix students and the public. Decide for yourself how we stack up and if we might be right for your child and their journey in the martial arts.

Master Nottingham, you are the best! Thank you for all you have done for my daughter Bianca. She has changed so much since being under your direction. You make Martial Arts philosophy shine in our eyes and many others I am sure. Thank you! -Angel Harrison, Phoenix AZ

Master Nottingham, we are so honored to be in your Martial Arts Family! Thank you for seeing Ridge’s desire last night to break that board with a sidekick, and then giving him the extra practice to make it happen… so good for his concentration and confidence! Ridge and Noelle are very blessed to be on the road to Black Belts with USA MARTIAL ARTS! – Kimberly Peterson, Scottsdale AZ

This is the best martial arts school in Arizona. The friendlly, knowledgeable and professional staff can help you reach your goals. – Brett Lechtenberg

We love USA Martial Arts! Diana and Darian are very respectful and having been to only 3 classes so far we can already see a huge improvement in their self confidence and they are all about self control and self discipline all on there own thanks to everyone at USA Martial Arts! – Esmeralda Moran-Villa, Phoenix Arizona

Winner Best Kickboxing in Phoenix

USA Martial Arts is located at the South-West corner of Tatum and Greenway roads in North Phoenix. We welcome you to stop by and watch a class, meet our students and friendly staff. Most of our group classes operate in the evenings or on Saturday morning. You can also call and set up an appointment. USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix offers award-winning group and private martial arts instruction, self defense, and children’s character education.

Instilling time-tested virtues and values to give individuals an edge with inner-strength!

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We’re Not Competing With Other Martial Arts Schools

August 21, 2010

Much more than kicks, punches, blocks and throws.


When I started teaching martial arts at age 14 in my first teachers Taekwondo Kung Fu school I made up my mind that I was not ever in competition with other martial arts schools. Here I am 6 degree of Black Belt and nearly 26 years later, having studied all over the world and taught thousands, still holding firm to that belief.

I love martial arts… all of them. I love martial artists.

We are all part of the same big family. It is in our diversity, each having our own gifts and abilities, that we have strength. We need every instructor and school to serve our communities in combating the issues men, women and children face these days.

I believe martial arts has the answers to so many of today’s problems that children and over-taxed adults encounter.

So what are we competing with?

Ignorance, glamorized violence, cruelty, bad manners, low self esteem, fear and self-doubt, poor health such as obesity, heart disease, undisciplined eating habits. If anything, we are competing with the ever-growing allure of stimulating video games and media that can influence an imbalance in life, disrupt healthy relationships and social skill development.

We’re competing with indifference in patriotism, a sense of community and fading American family values like serving a cause greater than one’s self. We’re competing with the disintegration of the family unit (because we provide a healthy activity the whole family can do together and reinforce respect at home).

Martial Arts can resolve these problems. There is no question it saves lives in self-defense situations as history clearly proves that. It is unparalleled in handling bullies and non-violent conflict resolution. But more importantly, Martial Arts can equip people, especially the next generation, with the leadership skills, character, and a strong spirit to face challenges head-on in an ever changing world.

Where else can parents choose their child’s peer group and surround them with polite, goal oriented, values-centered friends who are all engaged in a healthy lifestyle? It’s one stop shopping rather than being a Mom taxi toting the kids from one thing to another in hopes of gaining these important skills.

We have thousands of letters on file from ecstatic parents touting the amazing transformational power of our program on their children. It goes so far beyond the kicks, punches, blocks and throws. That’s because our role-model instructors teach martial arts as a philosophy and load it with life skills through experiential learning. Simply put, they walk the talk.

Why are more and more parents choosing martial arts? Because it works in a changing world and they want their kids to have the edge in school and life.

Consider martial arts for your family today. Even if it isn’t our school, find one that suits your goals and personality. Try a few out, watch a class and speak to the instructors. You may be surprised at the value you find.

Beware… it just might change your lives forever.

http://KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com

USA Martial Arts North Phoenix – Discover The Benefits For You

August 10, 2010

USA Martial Arts Phoenix – Discover The Benefits For You

USA Martial Arts has provided Taekwondo, Kung Fu, and Kickboxing instruction in the Phoenix Arizona area for well over a decade. We offer a positive yet challenging martial arts and fitness environment. Supplying a traditional Taekwondo (Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do/Korean Karate) based education for adults, families, teens, and children, our classes are motivational and goal oriented. We offer convenient class times, industry leading facilities, and career instructors who are focused on real results for each individual student. Test drive our classes with our EasyTry and discover the benefits of training with USA Martial Arts.

Throughout time Taekwondo has gained a reputation for proven benefits: improved physical fitness and conditioning, better focus and concentration, improved coordination, increased self-confidence and the development of valuable self-defense skills. At USA Martial Arts we pride ourselves on offering all of these benefits to each student—regardless of age or initial ability.

In addition to our traditional Taekwondo programs we have developed specialized, martial arts based, youth programs that offer traditional benefits in positively unique ways. Our Martial Art & Sport SummerCamps supply a safe, exciting, challenging and educational summer for children. USA Martial Arts FunCamps offer plenty of constructive activity and fun on select school holidays. Our exciting Taekwondo Birthday Parties are a big hit with children and parents alike. Lastly our A+ AfterSchool Program offers a constructive alternative to standard after school activities for children, while supplying parents a convenient and educational solution for their children.

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USA Martial Arts Blog & School Information

June 6, 2010

Welcome to Master John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts blog. You can see our main website here. We are Arizona’s leading martial arts and leadership development experts.

If you need help developing personal discipline, motivation, good manners, self esteem or leadership in yourself or your child, we are the place to be. We are a full time martial arts and leadership development facility. We are not a part time recreational club or someone teaching part time out of their garage. We are dedicated full time, experts in the field of martial arts and family success.

Please feel free to click the links on the bottom of the page and receive any of the free reports you feel will benefit you or your family. Also, please feel free to click on and read the testimonials from numerous happy families, local school board members, principals and teachers.

We are dedicated to your success!

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Self Esteem Martial Arts Summer Camp in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix Arizona

April 27, 2010

John Nottingham's USA Martial Arts Scottsdale | Paradise Valley | Phoenix | Arizona

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Award-Winning Group & Private Training Programs

Students and enthusiasts of Martial Arts have many reasons for their interest in the Martial Arts. Some are drawn to the physical fitness lifestyle and amazing weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add confidence, discipline, and self control to their lives. Some wish to belong to a proud tradition that dates back thousands of years and learn about other cultures. While still others are concerned about practical safety and realistic self-defense. Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, USA Martial Arts offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well. You’ll amaze your friends and yourself with what you will learn at our school.

Tiny Tigers & Little Dragons

The Tiny Tigers and Little Dragons pre-school program is specifically designed for 4 to 6 year olds. The emphasis is on developing attention span, following directions, respect and coordination. The students progress towards learning skills in three general areas. Those areas are Life, Safety and Martial Arts. When the Little Dragon earns their Little Dragon black belt they enter into a transition into the Basic Program.
Basic Program

The Basic Discovery Program offers awesome benefits and a dynamic curriculum for the new Martial Artist in pursuit of BLACK BELT EXCELLENCE. This program is designed to develop fitness, life skills, and personal development to name a few areas of growth as you develop a foundation in Martial Arts Training to take you to black belt.
In the Basic Program the new student can focus on learning the foundation of martial arts blocks, kicks, and strikes. The new student will learn some self defense skill without any contact sparring. This way the student can safely practice his or her skills without pressure. When the program is not challenging enough that it is time to look into upgrading to new challenges.

Black Belt Training Program

The Black Belt Training Program opens up a whole new world for your growth as a Martial Artist. By fully utilizing the Black Belt Club privileges of membership, you will accelerate your learning, strengthen the personal development attributes inherent in training, and most of all, move you into the inner circle of our school. The USA Martial Arts Black Belt Club is an exciting program that has a powerful impact on the lives of its practitioners. However, that impact is in direct proportion to the level of personal commitment the student makes to earn a Black Belt.
Leadership

The USA Martial Arts Leadership Program is designed for the students that want to take their training to the highest level, beyond the requirement of the Black Belt Training!
In addition to all of what the Black Belt Club Program offers, students will be trained on how to make themselves into a leader of champions. Leadership members are introduced to the top leadership training systems. Leadership students get a monthly seminar besides there martial arts classes.

Kickin’ After School Program

Our Kickin’ After School Program is designed as a Safe, Fun and Educational program for 1st throught 8th Graders. Here are just some of the program benefits: Pick up from school, Safe and secure, Trained Staff, Make New Friends, Convenient, Affordable, Daily Martial Arts Classes, Improve Self Esteem, Family Discounts Available.

Kickin’ Summer Camp

Our Kickin’ Camp is a Fun, Safe, High Energy environment for your child this summer. Some of the Kickin’ Camp benefits: Martial arts instruction, Arts and Crafts, Weekly Field Trips, Make New Friends, Affordable, Outside activities, and much more.

Special Programs

Throughout the year, USA Martial Arts Academy conducts special programs which last focus on a specific style, weapon or art. Some of the current special programs is our Chux program, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) program, Martial “Arts” creative kids program. Call the school today for times, dates and more details.

Special Events

USA Martial Arts is known for its extensive program in teaching the Best of many Arts to develop each student into the best Martial Artist. Each year, USA Martial Art’s hosts Seminars with such well known Champions and Masters as UFC Champ Dan “The Beast” Severn, Master Van Patten, Master Nottingham, Grand Master Na, and Weapons Training Programs designed by Master Williams. Join us for an upcomming seminar and take your Martial Arts to the next level!

Unstoppable Confidence from Legendary Self Defense Skills

How can you learn more in less time? The USA Martial Arts curriculum incorporates a combination of techniques and principles from a variety of Martial Arts styles, including some of the more commonly known; Taekwondo, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Hwarang Do, Hapkido, Krav Maga, practical and exotic Weaponry, Jeet Kune Do concepts and others. It is also taught with a much more personalized approach that incorporates our unique teaching technology. Our staff offers over 100 years of combined experience and it shows in our students.
In addition our students learn a “street – smart” practical self-defense method that gives USA Martial Arts students the advantage they need to confidently protect themselves in virtually any situation.

Our approach teaches students to outsmart an opponent and use strategies to gain the upper-hand, often using unconventional tactics that work even for the “underdog”. Some of these unique aspects include advanced threat assessment skills to predict, prevent, deter violence, powerful personal protection planning, and unique skills like using weapons of opportunity to manage potentially dangerous situations.

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Register now at info@usa-martialarts.com
Saturdays 10:30am at Tatum & Greenway USA Martial Arts PV
602.896.8721
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New USA Martial Arts for Kids Video on Youtube

January 24, 2010

New John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts of Scottsdale and soon to be Paradise Valley Arizona.

Check out our new video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK9t_A24o3w

Created by Mr. Anthony Miles at 4 Wall TV and Film, the short video describes the benefits and services of John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Schools in Scottsdale/soon to be Paradise Valley Phoenix at Tatum and Greenway. It was shot in one evening during a recent belt promotion at the John Nottingham’s Martial Arts of Scottsdale HQ location.

http://4thwalltvandfilm.com/

Thanks to our awesome students for making it fun and the very kind testimonials. Our new website will be launched soon as well as for Nottingham Sword and Shield Security.

God bless and best wishes for a tremendous 2010.

John Nottingham

PS Just some bonus eye candy, here is the amazing Mr. Anthony Miles, USA Martial Arts 3 Dan with his kick brick break at a Black Belt Spectacular.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK9t_A24o3w

Author’s Bio

John Nottingham is a recognized expert in personal protection, author, consultant, speaker and a founder of Nottingham Sword and Shield; Security, Scottsdale Bodyguards and the USA Martial Arts national chain of schools. He resides in Scottsdale Arizona and provides professional consultation and training, products, and services related to self-defense, personal security, and physical conditioning. He has trained in martial arts for over 25 years including Taekwondo (6th Degree Black Belt Hall of Fame Master), Tang Soo Do, MooDukKwan, Hapkido/Hwarang Do, Jujitsu, Aikido, Filipino Martial Arts/Arnis, PFS Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Kickboxing, Kyusho-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Wushu Kung Fu, Shamrock Submission Fighting, and weaponry. He developed his own integrative MMA or mixed martial arts curriculum designed for the average person to use for self defense and a healthy lifestyle.

Master Nottingham also served honorably in a USAR Military Intelligence Det. of a Special Forces (Airborne) unit where he developed a unique hand to hand combat course. He is currently hosting lifestyle and wellness events to train companies and individuals how to increase performance, improve health and vitality for an improved lifestyle. An award-winning instructor, he is a certified fitness instructor, personal trainer, boxing and Yoga teacher. He is a proud board member of the Break The Chain Foundation Children’s Charity.

For more info see: http://AskTheMartialArtsMaster.com Scottsdale:http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
Security and Executive Protection: http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com Self Defense Seminars Speaking and Instruction:http://ScottsdaleSelfDefense.com Phoenix, Glendale, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Mesa: http://USA-MartialArts.com Antioch, Illinois, Salem/Paddock Lake Wisconsin http://USAMartialArtsSchools.com
Scottsdale Academy. Serving: DC Ranch, Grayhawk, McDowell Mountain Ranch, Troon, The Village, Silverleaf, North Scottsdale Neighborhood. Zip codes: 85260, 85262, 85259, 85255, 85254, 85250 Tel. 480.443.0088
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USA Martial Arts New Location

January 23, 2010

Greetings students and friends:

We are very excited to announce good news. Our broker reached an agreement with the Albertsons anchored shopping center at Tatum and Greenway in Paradise Valley/Phoenix for our new space. This is just minutes from our previous location. We will move into a temporary 1800sf location in the center until such time as our permanent space becomes available and we build our suite.

Under new management, the new 2400 square foot facility will be larger and better equipped, making it one of the finest in the region. It will feature fitness equipment, free hanging MMA heavy bags, a kid zone, as well as a new array of services, including day camp and after school martial arts.

The school will also feature separate classes for Yoga, MMA Grappling and IMPACT Cardio/Strength Fitness Kickboxing. Personal training, massage and other services will also be available. We will be significantly expanding class time options for your convenience and scheduling flexibility. Students can also look forward to our own XMA Demo Team, as well as a Parkour FreeRunning tricking training.

Please join our Facebook page for USA Martial Arts to keep updated. Thanks to ImageOne, our new http://USA-MartialArts.com site will launch soon, so make sure we have your current email and contact information.

Respectfully,

John Nottingham & the USA Martial Arts Team