Posts Tagged ‘MMA Phoenix’

Award-winning Self-Defense, Kickboxing and Fitness in Phoenix AZ

October 12, 2011

Kickboxing Phoenix Adult Self Defense Martial Arts Taekwondo Karate Kung Fu Muay Thai Boxing

Award-winning Self-Defense, Kickboxing and Fitness
Action packed functional martial arts that are practical for street self defense.

If you’re looking for a practical self defense program taught in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, you’ll find it at USA Martial Arts in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley Arizona.
USA Martial Arts Phoenix provides interesting, high-energy training using a combination of traditional Taekwondo, infused with a special blend of mixed martial arts. We call it integrative martial arts and have been refining our curriculum for over 40 years. Not only will you receive training lessons but you’ll learn in depth about the history of the techniques and why they work so well for practical self defense and hand-to-hand combat.

o Lightning-fast kicks and punches
o Empty hand combat moves
o Power striking techniques using kicks, knees, and close quarter elbow striking
o How to recognize and deal with potential threats
o Plus, how to protect yourself in almost every situation imaginable!

Voted Maricopa County’s Phoenix Best Martial Arts & Kickboxing School, USA Martial Arts Phoenix provides a warm inviting FAMILY atmosphere where you can have fun and get into amazing shape. The leadership at our school is top notch and our students treat each other like family.
More importantly, as you train you’ll improve your strength, stamina and flexibility, as well as your health, confidence and willpower. This program in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley AZ is Ideal for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Best of all, we provide kid , junior, adult and family classes
To learn more about our Adult Martial Arts classes in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley, please click here. On the site you’ll find a sign up box, where you can fill in your contact details and have information sent immediately to your inbox.

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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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MMA Mixed Martial Arts Paradise Valley Phoenix

March 22, 2010

Integrative Fitness Self Defense Martial Arts Training

Learn MMA without glorifying unnecessary violence, training with smelly tattooed street thugs or in a dingy dungeon.

The increasing media coverage of the sport since the first UFC in 1993 has created a massive group seeking to learn how to fight like their heroes on TV. They are not looking for traditional martial arts or Tae Bo.

Make no mistake. The EDGE MMA class is not like many so called “martial arts schools” programs that are little more than motivational day care centers governed by the concerns of mothers more than the needs of the student or a McDojo program that turns out Paper Tigers. This is true Mixed Martial Arts designed by Champions, world class MMA athletes and trainers. I don’t mean watered down Taekwondo with some kind of grappling layered in. I mean a stand alone, safe, professional curriculum from top-to-bottom (EDGE MMA is exactly that).

Carlos and Rigan Machado with USA Martial Arts Founder John Nottingham

Master Nottingham with Rigan and Carlos Machado, Chuck Norris trainers and cousins of the Gracies. Their younger brother JJ Machado was a featured trainer at USA Martial Arts and grappled with each student.

Executives Trade in Golf Clubs for Fight Club
Fueled by events like the UFC, PrideFC, IFL, and the hit SPIKE show TUF- The Ultimate Fighter, MMA or Mixed Martial Arts, is the hottest thing going. Founder of Scottsdale Fight Club, Hall of Fame Master John Nottingham claims he has carved out his own niche’. “I personally designed this program because not everyone who wants to learn MMA is a tattooed angry street fighter. In fact, most of those guys don’t last in traditional programs because they don’t like to follow instructions and ritual. Many of our clients are highly successful executives and family men who cannot afford to show up to work the next day with a torn rotator cuff or black eye. By no means are they any less tough or effective, this training specifically designed for a more mature and intelligent individual who respects his health and body. We focus on strategy, technique and emphasize fun and health. It’s a hit!”

Intelligent non-violent people, business professionals and beginners can learn MMA without getting black eye!

“I’ll tell you who is loving our EDGE MAA training–professionals like financial advisors, attorneys, business owners and executives. They are fascinated by what I did with this program. They are hooked by our unique more friendly and professional approach and can’t get enough.” -John Nottingham

Develop explosive speed, strength and flexibility while having the time of your life!
Here is how USA Martial Arts IMPACT MMA is different:
1. The ego is checked at the door
2. No military type instructions and rituals
3. Clean, professional environment with the best gear and mats money can buy
4. A qualified instructor who keeps his focus on you, not his own workout
5. No long term binding contract required
6. No training with kids
7. Seminars and special training with legends and champions
8. Strategy, mechanics and technique is emphasized over brawn
9. Safety is our number one concern
10. Designed specifically for beginners

Skills Areas of MMA
Stand-up: Boxing, Kickboxing and Muay Thai to improve footwork, elbowing, kicking, kneeing and punching.
Clinch: Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, Sambo, and Judo are trained to improve clinching, takedowns and throws, while Muay Thai is trained to improve the striking aspect of the clinch.
Ground: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, shoot wrestling, catch wrestling, Judo and Sambo are trained to improve submission holds, and defense against them. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and styles of amateur wrestling are trained to improve positioning and maintaining ground control.

The USA Martial Arts Instructors started training in a “Mixed Martial Arts” long before it became popularized by the Gracies, the Ultimate Fighting Championship [UFC] and PRIDE FC. He took the initiative to train with Rigan Machado (Chuck Norris BJJ Trainer)years ago, continued with Chris Lopez (MMA teacher), then traveled to the Gracie Academies to further research. At that time he was a member of the Rickson Gracie Association and continued to travel to expand his knowledge and skill. He hired and trained with top names like Ricco Rodriguez, JJ Machado and 4 time Olympian Mike Swain to come to his schools.

Master Nottingham takes pride in having provided significant educational, meeting and training opportunities to his staff and students including top names like:
Chuck Liddell, UFC Champion
Cung Le, Sanshou World Champion
Royce Gracie, UFC Champion
Mike Swain, 4 time Olympian
Jimmy Pedro, 4 Time Olympian
“Judo” Gene LeBell, “The Worlds most Dangerous Man”
Tito Ortiz, UFC Champion
Matt Hughes, UFC Champion
Randy Couture, UFC Champion
Maurice “Mo” Smith, UFC Champion, Kickboxing Champion
Bas Rutten: King of Pancrase, UFC Champion
Amir Perets, Israel’s heavyweight full-contact martial arts champion, Special Forces Krav Maga teacher
Paul Vunak, NAVY SEAL trainer, protege’ of Dan Innosanto
Marco Ruas, UFC Champion and others.

Master Nottingham is one of only a handful of personally trained and certified Level II instructors in 5 time undefeated UFC Champion Frank Shamrock’s SSF or Shamrock Submission Fighting. Frank Shamrock (not to be confused with Ken Shamrock) is perhaps best known for having soundly defeated both the Gracies (KO in 21 seconds) and Tito Ortiz. USA Martial Arts appears in the recommended officially certified SSF schools in the MMA FOR DUMMIES book by Frank Shamrock.

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