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Fun Format for Kids Karate Makes It a Winner With Phoenix Parents

February 13, 2012


USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix
Integrating Practical Martial Arts
and Personal Development for Fun Kid’s Karate

USA Martial Arts Phoenix Kickboxing has proudly served the Phoenix community since 1992. Please explore our webpage and discover why USA Martial Arts Phoenix is Arizona’s leading source for professional martial arts instruction and self defense advice.
USA Martial Arts Little Tigers Childrens Taekwondo Karate Kung Fu

BULLYING PREVENTION SPECIALISTS!

“Our Karate Kids formula for teaching Children’s Martial Arts makes it a winner with children and adults alike. Our high energy format makes learning safe, fun and rewarding. From bullying prevention to learning the fundamentals of self-defense, the kicking and punching workouts are great for mind, body and spirit. That’s why we have people driving from so far away to be a part of USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix program. It’s a relationship, not just a business, and people sense our passion for what we do. We love martial arts and teaching our students.” – John Nottingham, 6th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor, Owner

Children Martial Arts Phoenix
Our Little TIGERS Children’s Martial Arts curriculum is developed specially for kids ages 4-7. The program is a fusion of Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu, and Jiu-jitsu developed to build a firm foundation for enjoyable training in the martial arts, as well as developing children into healthy, well-mannered individuals. The training is fun with high energy games and physical development developed to maintain kids interest and involved throughout the entire class. USA Martial Arts Phoenix Kid’s instruction uses motor skill training, rewarding exercises, and instructor lead activities to introduce sound self-defense methods and develop coordination and build strong bodies. Kids are directed to interact with other children and in small groups toward specific learning objectives, teaching them how to cooperate and behave responsibly within a group dynamic. Children are specifically taught tenets, wisdom and character lessons of the martial arts such as respect, integrity, and self-control.

“Fantastic learning experience
You can learn at your own pace, great for young students as well as adults. My two young sons have a super positive attitude now and went from average grades to A’s & B’s at USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix. You learn more than Kicking and punching, you learn a way of life and self defense all in the same class.” -Phoenix Parent rating on Kudzu

Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu, Jiu-jitsu Fun For Children

Bullying Prevention Specialists!

Karate Kids Youth Martial Arts and Self Defense Program
USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix Kids Karate curriculum provides a solid foundation in physical, mental and emotional development. The unique blend of Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, this kids karate program is unique. It begins with character development lessons along with practical life skills. The physical development provides a foundation that parents love for cross training in other sports. “It gives my kid an edge.”, says one USA Martial Arts parent.

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If the Little TIGERS or KIDS KARATE program seems right for your child, we welcome you to participate in our online beginner program. Our easy start program allows children to try martial arts and work with our amazing instructors without risk of long term commitment. You will be pleasantly surprised at the positive changes and smile you will instantly see in your child.
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Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Arizona
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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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Children Learn Leadership and How To Handle Bullying With Taekwondo in Phoenix

December 19, 2011


Do Your Kids Kick and Punch Like Karate Kids Around The House?

Perhaps you have seen the positive press and exposure Taekwondo and Kids Martial Arts programs have been receiving. Maybe your son or daughter has expressed interest in doing a martial art. You don’t have to be Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris or Bruce Lee to do martial arts. In fact, you might be surprised at what you find for children at one Phoenix Martial Arts school.

Lots of children want to train in Tae Kwon-do because:

o They are being bullied
o They have low self-esteem/confidence
o They have no confidence
o They are lacking in co-ordination/motor skills
o They find it hard to make friends

Our Phoenix Karate Kids children’s program will teach your child core values such as discipline and respect. By starting at an early age, they will develop positive habits to last a lifetime. We believe in bringing out the best in your child and have designed our classes to be entertaining and informative.

With training in USA Martial Arts Phoenix Karate Kids Tae Kwon-do, the content of the classes and the way they are structured, your children will develop:-

o Self confidence, self control, self esteem and self discipline
o Respect for adults and for each other
o The value of setting goals and working towards them
o Non-violent techniques in conflict-resolution
o How to overcome a bully or gang situation
o The Tae Kwon-do training will channel their energy into their Tae Kwon-do skills
The way the instruction is given and broken down for the child, you will see a great improvement in a matter of weeks.
The training in Tae Kwon-do promotes individual and group activities which will develop,

(1) Communication skills, leadership life skills,

(2) Group interactions/activities.

Children who acquire self-confidence at an early age are far more likely to succeed in their adult ambitions. Martial Arts training is arguably the best method of instilling confidence into children and at the same time emphasises the importance of respect and discipline. As a result of the fast and exciting nature of Martial Arts there are thousands of children participating throughout Arizona, the USA; and worldwide there are millions.

Children see Martial Arts training as the ultimate activity, in our classes everybody wins, it’s not just who’s the best gets to play.

Our system of training is based on inner development and self-expression; concentration, focus, goal setting, self-achievement are the topics of discussion. Motor skill development, co-ordination, flexibility and self-awareness are the basics to the physical training.

Children learn to reach their full potential through our confidence building martial arts program. Caring Instructors provide expert training in a fun and safe, although still disciplined environment, to produce positive results.

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Award-winning children’s martial arts instruction designed to build better kids and reinforce the values parents teach at home.

Children’s Martial Arts School Phoenix Wins Hearts and Minds of Phoenix Children and Parents

October 25, 2011


John Nottingham’s USA Martial Art of Phoenix Provides Kids Activities in: Martial Arts, Taekwondo, Karate, Kickboxing, BJJ, Krav Maga, MMA, JKD, Self-defense, personal training, bootcamp

John Nottingham’s USA Martial Art of Phoenix Background

Karate Kids
The Martial Arts develop your child physically. Our programs increase speed, stamina, and strength in children. They also develop balance, coordination, and timing, which in turn, will help in all other sports and activities.

Children’s Self Defense
We promote non-violent resolutions to conflict. Our methods help children to explore and understand conflict through role-play and other exercises. Students will develop confidence, self-discipline, and self control as they learn how to act and react to the world around them.

Martial Arts Discipline and Leadership
The Martial Arts promote leadership skills in children to help them succeed in life. Our programs will teach your child about setting goals. These qualities will help your child become successful in school, college, and life. The young students are treated with respect and taught to return the same respect to others.

Taekwondo Children Phoenix
USA Martial Arts Phoenix teaches through positive recognition. We use praise, encouragement, and positive reinforcement to support the values parents teach at home. We have incentives for good academic report cards and students must maintain high grades at school to be promoted to higher rank. Children learn the value of setting goals and how to develop the perseverance and self discipline to achieve them.

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Korean Martial Arts Trademark High Flying Kicks

December 1, 2010

Korean Martial Arts Trademark High Flying Kicks

TaeKwonDo TangSooDo HapKiDo KukSoolWon HwarangDo ChunKukDo TaekKyeon

Taekwondo Master John Nottingham Flying Side Kick Punch 1995

Taekwondo Pictures | Action Pictures | Flying Kicks | Jump Kicks

The flying side kick – punch photo above was taken by my student David Goron circa 1995 at a park in Mesa Arizona near my first retail storefront school called Academy of Asian Martial Arts. On the left is James Gann and on the right is David Bravo.

From Tang Soo Do, Hwarang Do, Kuk Sool Won, Hapkido, or the highly popularized Olympic Taekwondo, the Korean Martial Arts are well known for their high flying kicks.

Beginning A Martial Arts Journey
My journey in the martial arts started when I saw James Bond perform spy martial arts moves that seemed to have magical results – even on bigger men. It was refined, dignified, intelligent and quite impressive to the eyes of a little boy.

This was my first introduction to Japanese Jujitsu (traditional art of locks, throws, strikes and pins). Later I would see Bruce Lee performing his own Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, a composite American freestyle hybrid system rooted in Wing Chun, fencing and boxing (the beginnings of modern MMA). From the start, I loved the kicks.

Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do
While growing up my bigger brothers and I often wrestled (rough housing) with one another and Dad which provided me with a foundation without knowing it. But it was my first martial art that introduced me to Korean style martial arts kicking in an art called Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do). Today, some schools retain that branch name while many have simply gone under the banner of Taekwondo.

Advanced Black Belt Kicking
As I continued to study I had the privilege of practicing several branches of Hapkido, Hwarang Do, and several of the classical Kwans (Chung Do Kwan, Ji Do Kwan, Song Moo Kwan). In 1945 the Korean Martial Arts styles officially registered with the Korean government as various KWANS. Each has its similarities and yet beautiful differences that I came to appreciate and respect.

Is This Kicking Practical?
I observed that the kicking was not only spectacular, but it could be very practical. It made sense for smaller people because the legs give a reach advantage, are preconditioned, and generate as much as 3 or more times power than the arms.

It struck me as interesting that every-time I heard someone criticize high kicks or “fancy kicking”, it was a person who: A. Could not do it or B. Had yet to square off with a kicker who had functional kicking skill.

Kicking Criticism
Since I had the opportunity to have been booted in the head by so many skilled kickers, it seemed an arrogant and ignorant statement. Every technique has it’s strengths and weaknesses, so why was advanced kicking the target of so much criticism?

Practical Self Defense Application and Much More
Of course, self defense practical application is not the only measure and reason for practice of the art. Nor are the arts comprised only of kicking. Kicking is a fantastic way of building and maintaining flexibility, health, burning calories, expressing an aesthetically pleasing art, reducing stress and developing a respectable skill. Those are just some of the many benefits, but certainly not all. To my way of thinking, it is just one way to help develop the mind, body and spirit – and a fun one at that.

It sure beats the stair-master, starvation diets and the treadmill.

John Nottingham
6th Degree Black Belt
USA Martial Arts Chief Instructor

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USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 E. Greenway Road
Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone: 602-896-8721
Tatum & Greenway in North Phoenix Scottsdale Paradise Valley

Does Your Child Have Everything They Need for Back to School?

September 3, 2010

USA Martial Arts Phoenix Offers Much More Than Kicks, Punches and Blocks


New Phoenix Martial Arts School Aims to Be Much More Than a Kicking and Punching Sport.

USA Martial Arts Phoenix just opened it’s newest location at Tatum and Greenway roads in the Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, North Phoenix area. Specializing in teaching professional martial arts classes for families, men, women and children ages 4 and up can learn traditional martial arts lessons with an exciting modern approach to self-defense.

Here are some of the many benefits that martial arts training provides:
o Better concentration
o More focus
o Improved self confidence
o Self discipline
o Modesty
o Courtesy
o Patience
o Self control
o Integrity
o Goal setting
o Respect
o Positive attitude
o Healthy exercise
o Bully Avoidance Skills
o Leadership Inner Strength to say no to unhealthy peer pressure

All that and a positive atmosphere where homework is encouraged and is a part of our after school programs.

Award-winning Phoenix AZ Martial Arts for Children
All of these things can ultimately help improve grades, encourage academy excellence, maintain a healthy body and reduce stress for a happier child.

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USA Martial Arts Phoenix Scottsdale
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone 602.896.8721
Website http://USA-MartialArts.com
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The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Child

August 30, 2010

Much More Than Kicking and Punching


Arizona USA Martial Arts Phoenix Opens

At Arizona’s USA Martial Arts Phoenix, we use your child’s motivation towards Karate to reinforce positive values that are taught at home. Our children are rewarded for a positive attitude in every area of their lives.

The Greatest Gift You Can Give To Your Child!

Discipline…To know when to use Karate and when not to. Never on family or at school.
Confidence…To believe in themselves and to project a positive image to others.
Concentration…To become a better listener at home, school, and attentive to parents.

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USA Martial Arts Phoenix
Tatum & Greenway Paradise Valley | Scottsdale
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
(602) 896-8721

August 26, 2010

Taekwondo

Hi, my name is John Nottingham.

I’d like to tell you the stories of four kinds of kids that I’ve seen walk through the doors of my Martial Arts academy time and time again.

Then, afterward, I’d like to tell you about how this program transformed their lives. And the joy their parents got from seeing the incredible transformations.

(Please note: On this page I say “he” a lot when talking about kids – but that’s just to keep thing simple. Martial Arts is just as much for girls as it is for boys!)

So without further ado… click here

Martial Arts Schools (how do I choose?)

June 6, 2010

Martial Arts Schools (how do I choose?)

The Most Important Aspects of Selecting a Martial Arts Schools are as follows:

There are a myriad of martial arts styles, karate, kung fu, taekwondo, jujitsu, judo, aikido, tai chi chuan, and kendo, to name a few. Some have passed through the centuries, while others have been modified and are relatively new.

However, the style of martial arts should not be your primary criteria in selecting a martial arts school. Instead, you should consider what is emphasized in the martial arts program.

The Appropriate Martial Arts Emphasis for Children and Families

For children and families, martial arts instruction should primarily be focused on the personal-development aspects of martial arts – rather than the fighting aspects.

All of the martial arts develop self esteem, self confidence, focus and concentration, self discipline, physical fitness and self defense skills. An emphasis on these benefits of martial arts is what you should look for rather than seeking out a specific style of martial arts based on the techniques used for kicks, punches and/or throws.

You should also consider how the martial arts programs are taught. The practice of martial arts is largely about the development of self esteem so you want to find a martial arts program where the instructors emphasize the effort as well as the result.

Self esteem comes from having real successes in doing something you care about. For many children and adults, martial arts can be an important activity that helps build self esteem but only if the martial arts instructors acknowledge, recognize and reward the efforts of the martial arts student as well as their accomplishments and successes.

To summarize – the most important two criteria in selecting a martial arts school should the level of emphasis on personal development and an approach towards teaching that is focused on building self esteem.

To evaluate a school against these two criteria, you should discuss them with the martial arts instructor and observe a class, paying particular attention to what is emphasized and how classes are taught.

Other Criteria To Consider in Choosing a Martial Arts School

1. Curriculum

Is there a structured curriculum?
What are the opportunities for leadership? For competition?

2. Values

Many martial arts schools have a student creed that students must memorize. Does this creed agree with your personal values?
What is the school’s reputation in your community?

3. More Class Considerations

While watching a class, observe the interaction between students and instructors very carefully. The atmosphere should be formal and professional, but the students should be having fun as well. Evaluate if the students seem happy and motivated.
A good instructor can instruct 50 students with control and ease, but for an inexperienced instructor, 5 students might be too many.

4. Martial Arts Instructors

What kind of training do the instructors have? Just because the instructor has a black belt does not mean he or she is a good instructor.
The martial arts instructors at the school you select must be positive role models for the students and should be able to establish an immediate rapport with your child.

5. Martial Arts Facility and Safety Issues – The school should be welcoming and comfortable for both students and parents.

o Is the facility clean?
o Is there a large matted area where students can train?
o Is there a viewing area for parents?

Selecting the right martial school will have a positive influence on your child’s development. We certainly hope you select PV USA Martial Arts Scottsdale Phoenix.

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We are masters of making it easy to get started. We are experts at making the learning fun and exciting. We are committed to being role models of honesty, customer service and good old fashioned value.

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