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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.

WEBSPECIAL CHILDREN’S MARTIAL ARTS TRIAL COURSE WITH FREE UNIFORM

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.
http://KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com
Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Arizona
Click Here to Register for Your Child’s Trial Program

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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

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

Project SMART Kid Weekly Prize Drawing

September 21, 2010

Project SMART Kid Weekly Prize Drawing
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Welcome to… PROJECT: “S.M.A.R.T. Kid”

On this page you will find:

It is our desire and mission to educate and train as many children and adults to protect themselves both physically and mentally. The “S.M.A.R.T. Kid” project is based on that outreach theory.

The “S.M.A.R.T. Kid” project is based on an acronym for:

It is the intent of this project to provide valuable positive mental growth materials, ideas, and free seminars for anyone wishing to increase the quality of their lives and that of others.

Have a great idea? E-mail it to us! We are always looking for ways to promote wellness!

&
101 WAYS TO PRAISE

Super Good!
You’ve got it made.
Super!
That’s RIGHT – Now you got it!
That’s good.
You are working hard today!
You are very good at that.
That’s coming along nicely.
Bam – I knew you could!
Wow…that is much better.
I am happy to see you working like that.
Exactly right.
I’m proud of the way you worked today.
You are showing great improvement!
You just about got it.
That is the best you’ve ever done.
I could not have done it better myself!
That’s it! Do it again just like that!
Now you have figured it out.
That is quite an improvement
Spectacular!
I am so glad we are on the same team.
Congratulations.
You are making real progress.
Keep working on it…you are improving.
Now you have it.
You are learning fast.
EXTRAORDINARY!
I could have not done it better myself.
You are a joy to work with.
Come on now…one more time just like that.
You are making my job fun.
That is the right way to do it.
You are getting better everyday.
You did it that time.
You are on the right track now.
Nice going!
You have not missed a thing.
WOW!
That’s the way.
Keep up the great work.
TERRIFIC!
Nothing can stop you now.
That is the way to do it!
SENSATIONAL!
You’ve got your brain in gear now.
That’s better.
That was first class work.
EXCELLENT!
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You have just about mastered that.
PERFECT!
That is better than ever.
Much better – keep up the hard work.
WONDERFUL!
You must have been practicing.
You did that very well.
FINE JOB!
Nice going.
You are really going to town.
OUTSTANDING!
FANTASTIC!
TREMENDOUS!
That’s how to handle that!
Now that is what I call a fine job.
That’s great.
Right on!
You are really showing improvement.
You are doing beautifully.
SUPERB!
Good remembering!
You have that down pat!
You certainly did well today.
Keep it up.
Congratulations – You did it!
You did a lot of work today.
Well, look at you go!
I am very proud of you.
MARVELOUS!
I like that!
Way to go!
Now you have the hang of it.
You are doing fine.
Good decision making!
Great job of thinking it through!
You are learning a lot.
Oh my! That is one of the best I have ever seen.
That is the kind of work that makes me happy.
It is a pleasure to work with you today.
I have never seen anyone do it like that before.
Today is the best work you have EVER done.
I can only say one word for your improvement: Excellent!
Practice is paying off…. You are doing much better.
You have come so far in a short period of time.
Let me shake your hand!
Job well done!
I knew with practice you could do it from the beginning.
Be proud of yourself…you do it!
I could see the success in your eyes!
The longest journey starts with the first step… and you just took it!
You are making me so PROUD!
Remember: It is one thing to SAY IT and another to MEAN IT! Sincerity it a must if you want the statement to have value and meaning. Now, use the above phrases to make a positive difference in your life and others.

*Source EFC, Kovars

Brought to you by your friends at USA Martial Arts Phoenix Paradise Valley Scottsdale at Tatum and Greenway. 602-896-8721 http://KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com

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.

Free Video here

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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
http://kidslovemartialartsphoenix.com/
http://iLoveKickboxingPhoenix.com

Announcing a New Children’s Program in Phoenix

August 31, 2010

National Champion Steve Caprara Teaches Phoenix Kids an Escape for Self-Defense


Phoenix USA Martial Arts Children’s Program

A Special Kid Oriented Blend of Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu and Jiu-jitsu designed to build character, coordination and confidence in your child.

Every child will gain confidence and enthusiasm while having a great time at each USA Martial Arts Karate Kids class they attend.

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Our program is a fun and engaging class focused on developing basic motor and listening skills of school aged children. The Phoenix USA MARTIAL ARTS KARATE KID program caters to all personality types: shy children will become more assertive and comfortable in public situations; energetic children will become better at controlling “those urges” and responding to instruction.

Phoenix, Scottsdale Area Kids Taekwondo Karate Program

The skills we focus on at Phoenix USA MARTIAL ARTS TAEKWONDO KIDS will help children enter society with a more confident and enthusiastic outlook. They will become better students at school, better listeners at home and more ambitious towards the future.

Children’s Age Specific Martial Arts Training

We believe the time between the ages of three to seven are some of the most important stages of a child’s development. However we recognize that three and four year olds have different developmental needs than the older five to seven year olds. Our Phoenix Kids Martial Arts program will enhance positive development for our youngest children to our oldest in a fun and motivating way.

Click here for our internet special
http://KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com
http://USA-MartialArts.com

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

WEBSPECIAL CHILDREN MARTIAL ARTS

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.

FREE Kung Fu Kids Classes – Fully Sponsored safety, self-esteem building, fun, fitness curriculum as a community service to introduce USA Martial Arts to the community. Absolutely no obligation. Guaranteed to positively impact your child’s life.

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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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Can You Find Your Son or Daughter in this Video?

February 25, 2010

The Truth About USA Martial Arts
Attention Phoenix Paradise Valley, Scottsdale Arizona Parents
Can You Find Your Son
or Daughter in this Video?

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

We get reports like these, literally everyday, from parents whose kids train at “USA Martial Arts”.

My name is John Nottingham. I’ve been helping kids (just like yours) develop confidence, character and leadership skills for over 25 years (over 10,000 students). You may recognize me from our many community appearances in schools, companies, News Channels 3, 5, 10, 12 with the Korean Eagle Team, or teaching Self-Defense. Our schools have won lots of awards and also been featured internationally in magazines, movies, on ESPN2, and on TV in Korea and China.

But enough about me- here’s some great news for you.

My team and I are opening up a new school in Paradise Valley Phoenix /Scottsdale Arizona. If you want results like you saw in the video for your kids contact us now for a Free Introductory Program.

Just call 480.443.0088
http://USA-MartialArts.com

John Nottingham
Founder

P.S. Remember, there is absolutely no obligation in trying the FREE Introductory Program. If you do the Introductory Program and love it (as most people do), you are welcome to register your child as a regular student. If, however, you feel that the “USA Martial Arts” program is not what you are looking for, there is absolutely no obligation to continue. Plus we’ll give you a valuable free gift thats yours to keep, whatever you decide.