Posts Tagged ‘Martial Arts Phoenix’

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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How To Choose the Right Martial Arts School

October 29, 2011

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Guide to Choosing A Good Martial Arts School

Is there really a difference in martial arts schools? Aren’t they all about the same? You would be surprised! Even someone very dedicated to beginning a healthy lifestyle by enrolling in martial arts can be overwhelmed by the number different martial arts schools (also called “dojos” or “dojangs”).

Although I am the owner of USA Martial Arts Phoenix in Arizona, I want to help you understand some general guidelines that can assist them in choosing the right martial arts school, even if it’s not mine! Drawing on my lifetime of martial arts experience, I offer the following helpful tips to assist you in your decision so that you can feel confident in choosing a high quality martial arts school. This information is based on Master Asads article Guide to Choosing a Martial Arts school with my personal additions and advice.

Who can open up a legitimate martial arts school?
Anyone can apply for a business license and be granted the right to rent a space and advertise it as a martial arts school. In martial arts, there are no comprehensive accrediting bodies like the American Medical Association for doctors, or the Bar Association for lawyers, or even a state regulated system of licenses like that for tradesmen.

One self regulating industry association was created in the 1990s called the ACMA, the American Council on Martial Arts, of which I was proud to be part. Grandmaster and Film star Chuck Norris and numerous other highly respected Masters are part of this organization. However, most schools did not participate, nor were willing to agree to the code of ethics nor meet the certification standards.

In the past, when a Master thought one of his high ranking Black Belts (usually 4th degree and up) had demonstrated exceptional loyalty, skills, dedication, and ethics in their training, that person would be granted the opportunity to open a school under the direct supervision of the Master. This is how USA Martial Arts operates but few others do.

Today this is not the case with most schools. Many martial arts billing collection and consulting companies sell affiliations and memberships with no regard for a martial artist’s background, behavior, abilities, skills, and knowledge. You can even buy your rank out of the back of a martial arts magazine!

Therefore, it is of utmost importance that consumers understand the background, training history, and lineage of potential martial arts instructors.

According to industry data, over 2000 martial arts schools open up in the United States. More than 1700 of these schools close within the first year of operation. Of those that remain, over 80% go bankrupt within the first three years. Most of these do not use contracts to protect themselves and the students (by getting things in writing.)

When you look for a legitimate martial arts school make sure that they have been around in business for at least 10 years. These schools have passed the test of time and clearly have gained the general public’s respect and trust through hard work!

What is the difference between a Black Belt and a Master in martial arts?

A Black Belt is like a high school graduate, someone who has just finished the basic requirements of a particular style of martial arts. A Master on the other hand is like a principal of the school, the equivalent of a terminal degree, such as a Ph.D., in their field. Masters normally have at least 25 years of strong martial arts training, and a minimum of a 5th Degree Black Belt (in most arts), and, of course, the blessings of their Grandmaster. Legitimate schools will often have regular “check ups” and accountability evaluations with Senior Masters and Grandmasters. If you are in a school without them, this could be a serious red flag.

How does the martial arts belt system work?
Generally, all martial arts systems start with a white belt, which designates a beginner rank, and go through a number of colored belts until the black belt. Then, students can earn degrees or “Dans” of black belts. Generally once a student reaches a 5th Dan he/she may be considered for a Master rank in their particular style by their master instructor.

Who can award me a legitimate black belt rank?
If you want to eventually earn a legitimate black belt, make certain that your instructor holds a minimum rank of 4th Dan and is recognized and supported by a legitimate and reputable Grandmaster of martial arts. Rogue instructors, no matter how charming and convincing have done tremendous damage to the martial arts industry. A legitimate black belt rank can only come from a Master or a Grandmaster instructor. Traditionally, an instructor must hold at least a 4th Dan to award others a simple, plain black belt if that rank is to be considered legitimate.

Checklist: Background Questions for Instructor
How much martial arts experience have you had?
What degree of black belt do you have?
With whom have you studied? How long have you studied with them? Can I contact your master instructor(s) for more information?
How long have you been in business?

Checklist: Instructor Observations
Does the instructor maintain a healthy lifestyle?
Does the master instructor project success in other aspects of his/her life and model that for your child?
Does the instructor practice what he or she preaches?
What are good ways to get information on martial arts schools?

Start by contacting your local Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Then, go online and check the websites of schools in your area. See if their goals match those of yours and your families. Then, call the school or visit it in person. As about their background, their instructors, ongoing education, then verify what they say is true by calling or emailing.

What should I think about before calling a martial arts school?
You should think about what you would like to get out of training at a martial arts school. Are you looking to build self-esteem, respect, discipline, confidence, focus, and/or courage? Or perhaps you are looking to get in shape, to train in a social environment, or to learn self defense? Once you know this then start your homework to match your goals to those of an appropriate school in your area.

What should I look for in a martial arts facility & program?
Make sure the facilities are safe and sound. The school should be equipped with matted floors and carry professional insurance. Next, make sure the program is designed by a legitimate Master for the goals you want to achieve.

Price of Instruction: You Get What you Pay For
In the martial arts industry, just like anywhere else, you get what you pay for. Martial arts training, if done right, is a significant investment of your time and energy, as well as your master instructor’s wisdom, skills, abilities and knowledge. Many legitimate martial school owners locally have dedicated their lives to martial arts training in various styles in different arts from around the world. As a student, you will be learning the benefits of twenty to forty years of life experience of a martial arts master who has devoted every day of his/her life to acquiring skills, knowledge, and abilities to not only make himself better and stronger as a martial artist but to understand different educational systems to further help their students. Be willing to pay for all of this experience. Don’t let price deter you from choosing the right martial arts school. Price should reflect your instructors experience and rank, as well as the costs of operating the training facility.

What length of time should I commit myself to for training?
Schools can offer various agreements, from month-to-month or for longer terms, such as a year. If you don’t have a problem with commitment, you will benefit greatly from a longer contract because this will help you save money by locking in a low rate. This is just one of the ways that a master instructor encourages students who make a serious commitment to their martial arts training.
However, some people don’t want to make a serious commitment to this kind of training right away, and therefore it will cost them more money with less reliability. In this case, some schools allow you to take classes on a month-to-month basis. If you have done your homework and are sure about a good match between your goals and the programs at a particular school, I suggest that you get a 12 month program where you pay month-to-month but you give your word of honor to the school that you will not quit during that time. A win-win deal that saves you some money!

Checklist: Price Questions
How much does an Introductory Trial Class cost?
Are there any affiliation or annual membership fees?
Are there testing fees? How much are they?
What are some ways to save money on tuition and lock in the lowest rate?
Do I need a uniform? How much is the uniform?

Discipline is Not Punishment

September 23, 2011

Martial Arts Discipline Reinforces Good Grades and Good Manners


The Martial Arts are legendary for the development of self-discipline, especially in children.

While most understand the methodology of martial arts instruction, some parents confuse the discipline in martial arts for punishment. However, it is not punishment at all, rather it is the secret to the key of developing self discipline and empathy.

There was a movement in the martial arts in recent years to eliminate push ups, board breaking and failing students on belt tests. Some instructors felt it was bad business. The consequence is that many martial arts schools today have earned the reputation as belt factories or McDojos. Unfortunately, some people have generalized that all traditional or classical martial arts schools are the same. This is not the case.

Many instructors chose to stay the course and risk the business to stay true to the disciplined style of teaching without watering down standards. It is this group that understands the profound impact that discipline and the tools such as push ups, board breaking and sparring have on their students.

Yes, these can be scary to the overly protective parent. However, the world we live in is not as nice as we hope. Even the parent with the best intentions and highest hopes cannot protect their child from every challenge, obstacle or risk. Life is risk. In my experience, rather than trying to change all 5+ billion people on the planet, it is better to work on preparing ourselves and our children to properly face those realities.

Martial Arts discipline is one method of preparing children for todays world, and perhaps more importantly tomorrows. I would encourage parents to seek out an instructor that encourages excellence in your child, has high expectations and holds them accountable. They should also use encouragement and lead by example. The instructors life should be evidence of this discipline from their physical conditioning, technical ability, attitude, social skills to achievements.

While there are no perfect people, therefore no perfect instructors, I would encourage you to keep looking for one that is perfect for your child, goals and aims. There are some truly great instructors out there if you take the time to look. Just keep in mind that their methods may seem tough at times but good communication and patience will usually help you see the profound benefit of discipline in a child’s life.

The Secret To Happier, Healthier More Confident Kids…

May 31, 2011

•••Attention Parents•••

Can you find your child in this checklist?

“If So, Read On…You Might Just Find
the Big Breakthrough You’ve Been
Seeking for Your Child!”

___ Rita, age 11, used to be confident…ready to take on the world. But after starting middle school, she seems like a different person: hesitant and unsure of herself.
The peace of the household is frequently disturbed. Everything is a battle: getting ready for school; dinnertime; homework; even things that used to be enjoyable family activities are now potential battles. Screaming matches occur on a regular basis.

___ Paula is so concerned about being popular. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, worry that this will make her an easy target for negative peer pressure.

___ Simon used to enjoy playing outside, but has now settled into a couch potato lifestyle. He is putting on weight and seems to be increasingly hooked on junk food.

___ Martin, bright, smart, and formerly very interested in doing well, has succumbed to the mentality that, somehow, it’s not “cool” to try hard with his school work.

___ Mr. and Mrs. Grant are frustrated at the level of disrespect demonstrated by their children. The kids never used to talk like this before! The Halls think, “If I had talked like that when I was a kid — I would have gotten clobbered!”

___ It seems that Harper always gravitates toward the “bad crowd.” He is attracted to kids that don’t do well in school and are constantly in trouble.

___ Grace is concerned about her son, Alex. Since the divorce, he doesn’t have a positive male role model. Alex is often sullen and difficult to get along with.
If you’ve “found” your son or daughter on the checklist above
(and most people do)… Read on…

Note: We get reports like these, literally every day, from parents
whose kids train at “USA Martial Arts Phoenix.”

Gabriella’s confidence has grown tremendously since earning her Green Belt. Mrs. Johnson, her teacher, has just called to say that Jenny can now stand up in front of the class in school and confidently speak. Mom and Dad are shocked and surprised.

Not only has Jacob gotten into great physical shape…his athletic skill has improved enormously. Jacob seems to have a newfound love of being outdoors, playing, and running.

Cory, formerly terrified of moving outside his comfort zone, now eagerly takes on new challenges. As his confidence grows, he moves on to the next challenge with excitement. His parents, Laura and Eddie, credit the high energy, positive environment of “USA Martial Arts Phoenix.”

Michael has become more cheerful and helpful around the house. He enjoys family activities…just like he used to when he was younger. His mother, Barbara, reports that he is now a joy to be around.

Mom was delighted when, after the neighborhood BBQ, Mrs. Swift from down the block said, “Your son Joshua is such a well mannered young boy!”

Carol said, “Mom, the kids were saying mean things to me at school today.” Mom thinks, “Oh no, here we go again.” — and says, “Well, how did you handle it?” Mom breathes a sigh of relief when Carol says, “It’s no big deal. Their words can’t hurt me. I learned that in Martial Arts class!”

Timmy, formerly quite a slob, now seems to be taking pride in his appearance. Without being asked, somehow his hair is combed, his shirt is clean, his teeth are brushed. And, not always, but at least occasionally, his bedroom seems to be picked up and clean! Just as Timmy is proud of his Karate accomplishments, he also seems to take pride in other aspects of his life!

Introducing the USA Martial Arts Phoenix Ten Point Success System

1. Positive Role Models: The biggest asset of “USA Martial Arts Phoenix?” Easy. The teachers. Now, I’ll tell you up front. They are not like the teachers you’ve seen in the Martial Art movies. Are they “tough guys?” Yes. But what you will notice (and so will your child)…is that they are “Nice Guys.” They have been hand selected…not just because they are great Martial Artists. They have been chosen because they are wonderful people…and have a great love of helping others benefit from the Martial Arts! All of our teachers were once students at “USA Martial Arts Phoenix” themselves. They care about each student individually — and are totally committed to helping your child reach his or her potential.

2. Physical Fitness: It’s hard to feel good about yourself when you are out of shape physically…or when your athletic skills have not been fully developed. Our belief is that, regardless of how athletic somebody seems to be…there is an athlete inside all of us. When a student feels their physical skills skyrocket…it’s not long before their self-image follows suit!

3. A High Energy, Exciting Environment: Many kids have grown accustomed to virtual activities (video games, television, internet). Participating in an exciting, high energy environment, focused on an actual activity, will give your child a very real sense of achievement!

4. Regular Incentives for Effort and Achievement: The belt system of Martial Arts (your child will earn a new belt every three months: white, yellow, gold, orange, green, etc.), regular positive feedback and recognition of accomplishment, incentives for improvement, applause, smiles, and high-fives will systematically lead your child into the “Yes, I Can!” attitude you’ve always wanted for him or her.

5. The “Life Lesson of the Week”: Regular exposure, through our “Life Skills Lessons from Martial Arts Masters,” to systematic instruction, accompanied by exercises in the lessons of respect, discipline, focus, persistence, courage, discipline and confidence. (Most of the “USA Martial Arts Phoenix” parents name this as their favorite part of the program!)

6. A Proven System of Skill and Personal Development: No fancy theories or hard to understand concepts here. Our teachers are experts in teaching the actual SKILLS of listening and focus. Hint: We’ll be teaching these to your child in the very first week!

7. A Series of Positively Constructed Challenges that will build your child’s confidence. You will be delighted as you see your children confidently move outside their comfort zone. As the weeks go by, you will smile with pride as your son or daughter moves from challenge to challenge…their confidence soaring at each new accomplishment!

8. An Atmosphere of Respect: You watch with satisfaction as your children learn to give respect and to earn respect. Most importantly, they learn the essential lessons of Self-Respect!

9. Order and Structure: Even though the atmosphere is friendly and supportive, Karate is not “play time.” You will be delighted to see how your children develop focus and persistence in our orderly, structured environment.

10. A Friendship Based Environment: If you are expecting the old, harsh, authoritarian, military style Martial Art training…you are going to be sadly disappointed. When you visit us, you will find a friendly, supportive environment.

Some of the teachers and long time students have been friends for nearly 20 years. That atmosphere of friendship, support, and respect will give your
child the support he or she needs to succeed!

More information
on USA Martial Arts Phoenix.
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USA Martial Arts Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley Arizona
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone 602-896-8721
info@usa-martialarts.com

The Best Kept Secret to Building Greater Self-Confidence and Self-Control

April 12, 2011


The Best Kept Secret to Building
Greater Self-Confidence and Self-Control

Give your child the gift of CONFIDENCE
“ I was skeptical when I heard that karate would teach my child discipline, confidence, and self esteem……
But, now – he’s a “Straight A Student,”
Confident, and, Respectful!”

Dear Phoenix Parent,

As a parent, you prepare your child for school the best you can every day. But what do you do about developing the confidence to ask and answer questions? What about the self-control it takes for your child to raise their hand in school? How about the discipline to focus, concentrate and learn at their maximum potential. Our USA Martial Arts Phoenix school will insure these traits will be developed at our Kids Karate and Children Taekwondo programs.

I have been working with children like yours for over 25 years, helping them develop character tools they can use for the rest of their life, such as self-confidence, discipline, respect, naming a few. The USA Martial Arts Phoenix School and its full-time professional staff are fully dedicated to this goal.

In our program your child will not only have fun, but also he or she will learn and build the confidence to be a great success at home, school and in Life! You don’t believe me? Read on and see what some parents have to say about our program.

The Karate for Kids program works hand-in-hand with a child’s schoolwork, providing improved self-discipline, self-confidence, mental alertness and goal setting skills. Watch as your child increases in confidence, energy and spirit. Stand and be dazzled as he becomes unstoppable in his quest for…

Greater academic achievement.
Unshakable self respect.
Increased strength and fitness, in both body and mind.

What we offer in our Karate for Kids program goes beyond kicking, blocking, and punching. It reaches into your child’s inner challenges that goes beyond “beating up the neighborhood bully” – instead it battles with your child’s inner self doubt as he develops.

Doubts like:
” I’m not good enough”
” Am I as good a Johnny?”
” I wish I was smarter than Sarah?”
” Why do they always pick on me?”
” Why doesn’t anybody like me?”

I am sure you have questioned yourself on how to help your child with these doubts. The good news is, I have a proven solution. A Program that has already worked for thousands of children- our Kids Karate program which will help your child learn easier than you think.

Remember, it’s not so much about your child learning the skills to fight others, but the ability to conquer himself by taming his innermost fears. Once your child learns these lifelong self-improvement tools we would have unleashed within him, a powerful, unstoppable force.
In other words, when your child uses the discipline of karate to conquer his fears, he has power to transfer that discipline to all other areas of his life. I know of no other sport that does this better than karate.

You may wonder how we can make a claim that karate is unlike any other sport in helping your child develop the important attributes we have been talking about. Fact of the matter is, that karate will increase your child’s strength, flexibility endurance, balance, and harmony, which in turn will leave him/her marveling at these changes.

In fact, these changes to his/her physical skills will act as a foundation for something much more important: the development of his/her value skills, mental and spiritual; not separate from her physical skills, but intimately connected – even bonded-to them.

The following are but three examples of what areas your child will grow in. These are just three of the powerful, energizing values your child will get from the “Kickin’ Kids” program. In short, you can look forward to your child developing:

Powerful Self Control: Your child will refuse to give in to negative peer pressure, and will develop a deeper respect for rules.
Improved Focus: Your child will learn what’s needed, along with the skill to “zero in” on critical tasks at hand. Normal, yet time-wasting, childhood distractions won’t get in his/her way.
Fearless Self Confidence: Watch as your child finds the courage to open any door life has to offer.
LITTLE TIGERS CHILDREN TAEKWONDO- Ages 4 to 6

In addition to our internationally recognized Phoenix Kids Karate program, we offer a program called the Little Tigers program and was developed specifically for preschool age children ages 4 through 6. Just like in the Kids Karate program, Little Tigers have their own unique patches and “Victory Stars.” Stars are earned in the same way as the Karate for Kids program, with slight modifications in recognition of the preschool age of the child. Four different colored.

There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the Martial Arts. We have developed programs based on traditional Martial Arts for kids. The Kids Karate Programs are based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks for our system are monthly themes such as:

Goals

Perseverance

Confidence

Self Awareness

Respect

Self-Esteem Friendship

Self-Control

Self-Improvement

Courtesy

Integrity

Dedication

In addition to monthly themes, our system includes the unique victory patch. Kids are rewarded special “victory stars.” These difference colored stars are rewarded for outstanding performance in karate class, school, home, or at a tournament competition. Kids may receive the following stars for the following deeds:

GOLD – Straight A’s, honor roll, or significant improvement
SILVER – Special performance awards
BLUE – Monthly themes, weekly lessons, classroom performance
RED – Tournament participation

Four different colored Victory Patches are available to accommodate all the stars that can be earned by high achieving Karate Kids:
Blue 0-24 Stars
Silver 25-49 Stars
Gold 50-99 Stars
Blue/Gold 100+ Stars

So, what are you waiting for?
Call Us Now at 602 896-8721
to make an appointment or fill out our
On-Line Information Request Form for special offers.

Develop a More Focused, Confident, Fit Child with Martial Arts in Phoenix

March 14, 2011

Attention Phoenix AZ Parents!

“The Secrets To Develop a More Focused, Confident, Self-Disciplined and Physically Fit Child Revealed To Phoenix Parents.”

From:
John Nottingham, Owner- USA Martial Arts Phoenix

Dear Friend,

As a parent you prepare your child for the future the best way you can everyday, but what about developing the core “Character Lessons and Practical Life Skills”: The Self-confidence to speak up for themselves, the ability to Stay Focused so they can get good grades and set and achieve their goals. How about developing the Self-Discipline to start and do the right things on their own without being reminded again and again by you?

There are so many skills for life that we need to teach our kids to be successful, yet there’s so little time and so many distractions. If there was a Fun, Exciting and Easy Way for your child to get all of the “fundamental life skills” needed for success would you be interested or at least be open-minded enough to test it out and see for yourself?

Happy Healthy Safer Karate Kids!

Nothing Builds Confidence Like Knowing Self Defense

My name is John Nottingham, and I have been a martial arts and self-defense teacher for over 25 years, specializing in helping kids and families become super successful at those core life skills. My team and I teach bully prevention, stranger safety, conflict avoidance, and practical personal protection strategies as well. You may have seen us on channels 3, 5, 10, 12 news or in newspapers or magazines. As an Eagle Scout and former Army Airborne soldier, I take these traditional martial arts values very seriously, but teach them to children in a fun way. My team is hand picked and highly trained to lead by example and encourage these values in each child.

Why Do Phoenix Parents Bring Their Kids To Our Karate School?
One thing that I’ve discovered over the years is that more families bring their children to martial arts for so many other benefits far beyond the blocks, punches and kicks. The unfortunate part is that there are so many martial arts places out there who claim they can deliver what parents really want but fail miserably at actually making it happen! But not USA Martial Arts and I Can Prove it to you!
Click here to see what Arizona Parents Say

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

November 22, 2010

Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010

Now enrolling for our Kung Fu Kids Course inspired by The Karate Kid and Kung Fu Panda Movies!

New Phoenix Phoenix Martial Arts Studio Teaches More Than Just Self Defense, Chops and Blocks

Look out Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan, the Karate Kids are coming to Phoenix. USA Martial Arts is opening it’s newest location at Tatum and Greenway in North Phoenix and Scottsdale area.

Designed specifically for families, men, women, teens and children as young as 4 years old can kick and punch their way to fitness and learn much more than just chops and blocks of traditional martial arts. Specializing in kids and families the school motto is

“A Family who kicks together, sticks together.”

Self esteem, self-control, inner-strength and personal development lessons are integrated into classes with ageless martial arts wisdom in an up beat, positive environment. Martial Arts Teachers are individually choses for their passion, communication skills, maturity and positive attitude as well as advanced martial arts ability.

The new Phoenix location is located in the Albertson’s center on the South West corner of Tatum and Greenway serving the areas of Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Paradise Valley Phoenix.

This USA Martial Arts school is much more than the corner Karate dojo, TaeKwondo dojang or Kung Fu gym. The traditional and modern mixed martial arts classes have something for everybody from fitness, women’s self-defense, Taekwondo Karate for Kids, Teen XMA, Kickboxing, personal training, and special guest teachers.


Here are just some of the new schools features:
Cardio, Fitness and Muay Thai Kickboxing
Tiny Tigers and Lil’ Ninjas children’s program including Stranger-Anti-abduction skills
Taekwondo Karate for Kids including Bully Defense and Prevention
Executive Boxing and custom training programs
Women’s Self Defense classes, training and seminars
IMPACT Combat Fitness Conditioning combining Krav Maga, Yoga,& Kickboxing
PFS Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee’s anti-street fighting system taught to NAVY SEALS
Scientific Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Submission Fighting
Martial Arts pro-shop with supplies including TAPOUT, CENTURY and more

Ask about our Kung Fu Panda Kids Safety and Self Esteem Course!

Law enforcement, Military, teachers and students qualify for discounts. Save up to 50% by enrolling now.

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Call 602.896.USA1 (8721)
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Self-Defense Martial Arts Classes Cave Creek, Paradise Valley Phoenix

“USA Martial Arts is the best thing we’ve ever done for our children.” -Dr. T. Lukavsky

A new Cave Creek, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley Phoenix Martial Arts School is offering classes in Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Kickboxing in a unique Mixed Martial Arts Curriculum. Click here for SPECIAL INTERNET offer.

John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts new SELF DEFENSE and FITNESS facility is located at the South West corner of Tatum and Greenway at the Albertsons center. Convenient Men, women and Childrens Martial Arts classes for Phoenix Arizona families of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek can learn effective self defense while developing self confidence and getting fit. Cardio Kickboxing, Personal Training, a full line of martial arts, KARATE, KUNG FU, TAEKWONDO equipment and nutritional supplements as well as other services will be available. Click here for more info and a FREE pre-Grand Opening offer. Professional Martial Arts Instruction for children, men, women of all ages. Ask about the special family Karate program.
We offer special rates to Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory (PVCP), Scottsdale Christian Academy, military, law enforcement and firefighters.

Instantly Build Your Kids Confidence

November 15, 2010

Awarded BEST OF PHOENIX 2010

Citizenship, Character and Life Lessons From Martial Arts Masters Series

Over the 20 plus years of teaching martial arts, parents have often commented how amazed they are at the transformation in confidence they see in their child. Sometimes it happens quickly and other times it takes a bit longer. Without a doubt martial arts has proven itself as one of the best ways to build a child’s self esteem.


Secrets To Building Self Confidence The USA Martial Arts Way
The next strategy that can make an instant change in your child’s confidence is eye contact.

FREE UNIFORM TRIAL SPECIAL

Have your child practice making and maintaining eye contact upon meeting others. Encourage them to maintain eye contact when someone is asking them a question. Eye contact communicates confidence and self assuredness.

Eye contact like we teach at USA Martial arts says to others that you have inner strength. As children practice using more eye contact, they begin to feel a sense of empowerment. Children begin to see positive response in others and how they are treated. This reinforces their innate value and builds a sense of self worth.

It is important to practice it as well. Good social skills and habits are like muscles – the more you you exercise them, the stronger they become. Have your child role play a polite greeting with eye contact.

You can also try martial arts lessons where these habits are encouraged and reinforced on a regular basis.

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USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 E. Greenway Road Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
602-896-8721
info@usa-martialarts.com

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

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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.

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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!

Martial Arts for Children’s Confidence Phoenix Scottsdale Arizona

September 13, 2010

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