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Arizona Bodyguard Security Company Helps Launch Bullying Prevention Programs

March 12, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
John Nottingham
(602) 896-8721

Arizona Security Company Bodyguards help launch a Bully Prevention Initiative and Bully Proof training for Arizona children.

What
The Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative and Bullying Prevention Project is Phoenix based group who provide education, training and resources to parents, teachers and children of Arizona. Bully Proof Training Arizona teaches methods on how to stop a bully, school bullies and how to reduce bullying behavior.

Grade School Bullying | Middle School Bullying | High School Bullying

The Bully Solutions Project is a private initiative sponsored by a collaborative effort from USA Martial Arts Phoenix and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Bodyguards

Who
John Nottingham, owner and Director of Training Operations of Nottingham Sword & Shield Security of Scottsdale is using his bodyguard training skills and resources to educate teachers, parents and children how to effectively handle bullies. More than just a local Karate Dojo do-gooder, Nottingham has a background in the Army Special Forces Intelligence community and whose knowlege have been shared with law enforcement, military and companies throughout the world. He also owns USA Martial Arts Phoenix, a family oriented Martial Arts and Self Defense school in the North Phoenix, PV area.

Why

FACTS
o 160,000 children cut school every day in the United States to avoid a bully. –National Education Association.
o A majority of the school shootings have been linked to cases of excessive bullying – U.S. Secret Service.
o Studies have shown that adults who were bullied as children have a much higher level of depression and lower self-esteem than those who were not.
o Misinformation about bullying is growing

The Arizona Bully Initiative and Bully Proofing Project’s mission is to address the issues of bullying and prepare Arizona children for life.

The program was initiated in 1992 in Nottingham’s chain of martial arts schools but only recently was it formed into a State-wide program and put online.

Where
The Bully Intervention Project is headquartered in Phoenix Arizona.
The Arizona Bully Intervention Project – Bully Prevention Training
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone (602) 896-8721
http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/2011/02/arizona-bully-proof-project-training.html
How To Get Involved or Support These Efforts

BECOME A PARTNER IN EDUCATION
Arizona Bullying Prevention Awareness education is supported by its partners, organizations with a focus on bullying prevention, child and youth education issues. Partners actively promote the event on their social media channels, enewsletters, and printed materials. The AZ Bully Proof Prevention Initiative gratefully acknowledges their generous support in raising awareness of bullying prevention.

Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative Blog

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Phoenix Black Belts Help Stalled Motorist

October 23, 2010

Leading by example with Black Belt courtesy, members of USA Martial Arts Phoenix interrupt their Black Belt test to help a stalled motorist at Greenway and Tatum

Wear Your Belts In Your Heart, Not Just Around Your Waist

This is a common mantra I issue to my students. At the conclusion of nearly every belt rank promotion students hear me remind them to wear their belts in their heart – not just around their waists. Note the Black Belt testers wearing a white belt – a symbolic gesture demonstrating a new beginning and the importance of being modest and earning one’s rank daily.

Leading By Example
My goal is to remind them the importance of leading by example and being positive role models to others. From random acts of courtesy, kindness and compassion, more is expected of USA Martial Arts students than other sports or activities. That’s because we teach martial arts as a way of life.

Might for Right -Grand Master Jhoon Rhee

Phoenix Do Gooders
On Wednesday, we were running over to a local park as part of our week-long Black Belt test when we spotted a stalled motorist holding up traffic. Before I could even get the words out of my mouth, several of the Black Belts (Instructors) were ready to jump out there and lend a hand. They helped push the car to safety (once they got the guy to take his foot off the brake).

No Excuses – No Quit
After pushing the car, they completed the 2 mile run to the park only to then begin a grueling Black Belt test that required them to do push ups, sit ups, kicks and another 2-3 mile run. It was a proud display of perseverance and indomitable spirit.

Service Above Self
Our students are each required to perform a community service to earn Black Belt as well. It gives them a sense of responsibility and connection to community – to serve a cause greater than themselves. It’s powerful and they will always remember it. It’s also a reminder that Martial Arts is more than just kicks and punches and that the philosophical lessons are integral to the martial Way.

The Choice To Do Good
It makes me proud to work with such good hearted people. Sure, they could have just kept running by the stalled motorist, but they didn’t. What an awesome job I have leading and teaching the martial arts here in Phoenix. It was good to see the children at the test get to witness their martial arts older brothers jump out there and lend a helping hand. I hope it makes a lasting impression.

http://KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com
http://iLoveKickboxingPhoenix.com
USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone 602-896-8721
email info@usa-martialarts.com
Southwest Corner of Tatum & Greenway Roads
Serving Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the North Phoenix Community

Hey Kids, Bring Your Jackets for a FREE Kung Fu Lesson!

June 14, 2010

Enroll and Get 2 Free Movie Passes To The Karate Kid

“Pick up your jacket. Put it on. Hang it up. Take it off. Put on your jacket.” -Kung Fu Teacher Mr. Han (Jackie Chan) in The Karate Kid

Bring Your Jacket for a Kung Fu Lesson Just Like Dre in THE KARATE KID Movie!

Who: Kids ages 4 and up in the Scottsdale/PV Phoenix area

What: Kung Fu Lesson based on the Karate Kid Movie. You will learn:
1. The Jacket lesson
2. The Cobra
3. The importance of respect and honor
4. The real meaning of Kung Fu
5. Everything is Kung FU!

When: This Wednesday and Saturday. You must be registered. Hurry this won’t last long and classes are filling up fast.

Where: USA Martial Arts Paradise Valley Scottsdale at Tatum & Greenway Roads

Why: For fun, fitness, self defense. Plus it’s a great way to make friends.

How: Go to http://USA-MartialArts.com or call 602.896.8721 (USA1)

No cost or obligation to join whatsoever. Come join the summer fun!

FREE Children’s Program in Paradise Valley Scottsdale teaches safety, self esteem and fitness.

March 26, 2010

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Attention Paradise Valley/Scottsdale Arizona Parents

FREE Kung Fu Kids Fitness, Self Esteem and Safety training program during April – Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Have the peace of mind that goes with knowing your child is trained in the basic skills for personal self defense and safety. USA Martial Arts KUNG FU KIDS ESCAPE SCHOOL will teach your child the skills to recognize and avoid an attempted abduction, common lures used by predators and the most important skill in child safety.

Additionally your child will learn how to handle bullies, build better fitness in a safe and fun manner. Paradise Valley USA Martial Arts will be hosting it’s FREE Kung Fu Kids Safety, Fitness and Self Esteem Enrichment program for the month of April. Fully sponsored by Nottingham Sword & Shield Security and USA Martial Arts so there is no cost or obligation to join.

Since it is fully underwritten by sponsors it is FREE for all children and their parents.

The four week program is designed to teach children how to recognize common ploys and dangerous situations, thereby averting danger and guarding their safety. It is being offered for FREE to the general public on Saturdays starting APRIL 3rd from 10:30 a.m. to 11:20am at USA Martial Arts new location in Paradise Valley/Scottsdale at Tatum and Greenway road. Includes a free shirt. Ages 4-12. Limited space.

The teaching methods used are designed to educate children without instilling fear, but rather enhancing their confidence and awareness. For more information about the upcoming KUNG FU KIDS program, contact us at info@usa-martialarts.com or visit the USA Martial Arts website at http://usa-martialarts.com.

This is a FREE community service.