Posts Tagged ‘Security’

Military Hand to Hand Combat Now Offered in Phoenix for Self Defense and Defensive Tactics (and a little bit on Tactical Bacon)

April 23, 2012

Open Letter To Law Enforcement, Security Agents, Corrections and Military:

Dear professional protector:

First let me start by saying thank you for your service to our communities, nation and the cause of protection. My name is John Nottingham and I’d like to invite you to consider a program I’m opening to a select group of like-minded individuals. It’s called IMPACT. Here’s a bit about it.

IMPACT Tactical Training for Defensive Tactics and Military Combatives

Not only will you get fit, you’ll get strong. Strength is a skill and that is what you will learn at IMPACT. It is a carefully designed curriculum that adapts to the individual user. Drawing on the strengths of Jeet Kune Do, Krav Maga and Military Hand to Hand combat concepts, the system is built on using superior strategy to resolve conflicts and survive hostile engagements.

The curriculum has been developed over the last twenty six years and has origins in American Military Hand to Hand (H2H), Hand to Weapon Close Quarters Combat (CQC).
o Functional Fitness
o Rehabilitating movement
o Emphasizes Adaptation
o Injury prevention
o Reverse engineered from tactical applications

A little on my background…

Military Origins
My in-depth research on this subject started when my company commander asked me to develop an updated military combatives program for hand to hand combat. At the time I was serving in an Intelligence Detachment supporting a Special Forces Airborne unit. The experimental trial was tested as part of a Physical Training program. That research continues to evolve over the last twenty plus years. Besides being an advanced Black Belt, Instructor and International competitor at the time, I think that part of the reason I was chosen was because I was one of the smallest and lightest men in the unit. If it could work for me, it could work for them.

IMPACT stands for Intense Mental Physical Applied Conditioning Training.

Professional Protectors Training
IMPACT fuses my experience in teaching people of all ages and abilities over my career how to effectively protect themselves. It is the best of the executive protection (bodyguard tactics), advanced threat assessment, military combatives, and personal training including therapeutic yoga for rehab and stress management. (Let’s face it, most of us combat athletes, veterans and operators have injuries we have to work around. Hello Airborne knees.) One of my strengths has always been fear management and creating simple solutions to complex self defense and defensive tactics problems.

Practical Tactical Self Defense
Today the word tactical is attached to almost anything that can be sold to gun and military enthusiasts. However, tactical in IMPACT refers to the specific tactics used in close quarters battle and survival situations. These tactics are specifically designed for a purpose.
Defending and countering:
o Handguns
o Long guns such as rifles and shotguns
o Punches
o Grabs
o Shoves
o Tackles
o Chokes
o Ground and pound & submissions

Functional Fitness “Fit to Fight”
IMPACT is as much mental conditioning as it is physical. That is why we have classroom with Powerpoint presentations, demonstrations and interactive small group education in addition to the functional physical fitness conditioning. Those with a military or SWAT background will recognize many of these drills because they draw upon elite team training concepts. This is an opportunity to reinforce the fundamentals, build a foundation for safer, smarter movement, as well as keep reactions sharp. In addition, clients learn some little known tactics from executive protection training, advanced threat assessment, and our own proprietary testing. They will observe crime footage of actual attacks, assassination attempts and ambushes to better prepare them for the tactical careers or skills they want to maintain.

Alternative to Pain Chasing – The Smarter Long Term Choice
Too many law enforcement, military and members in protective fields have been conditioned to chase pain. You can see the results of that mentality in their bodies and performance over time. I know that I was taught to chase pain (mind over matter – “If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”) and it took its toll on my body. IMPACT is not about proving that you’re tough because if you’re an operator, you’ve already proven that.

Years of rehabilitation later, I have regained mobility and in some cases surpassed my conditioning from the past. IMPACT is designed to be the smarter approach to tactical strength training. IMPACT’s goal is to reduce destructive stress to the body and mind while maintaining a healthy level of adaptable, injury preventing fitness (readiness). That separates IMPACT from most other conditioning programs that cause injury, induce premature aging and encourage a go-hard-or-go-home mentality. Speaking from personal experience, IMPACT is a more evolved and mature approach to advancing and maintaining critical skill areas and health.

o Reduce fatigue
o Improve mobility & strength
o Improve response time
o Reduce and prevent injury
o Increase energy and improve health

Check The Ego At The Door
If you are willing to check you ego at the door, work smart and consistently with a group of like-minded individuals, then IMPACT is for you. This is not an MMA sport program for wanna-be fighters and thug types. It is not an alpha-male driven tribal experience and filled with wanna-be cool clubbers. The purpose of IMPACT is to build you up, not tear you down. IMPACT is designed to give you more energy, not wipe you out. IMPACT is designed for the professional operator in mind from beginning to end. We work with what our clients can do at their age, level of wellness and ability.

Membership is by interview and selection only. This helps keep it safe, professional and enjoyable for members.

We invite you to consider IMPACT.

Respectfully,

John Nottingham
Founder, IMPACT Personal Protection Functional Strength

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How To Stop Bullying, Bullies and Bully Behavior

February 24, 2011

How To Stop Bullying Training Workshops, Bully Prevention Seminars, Bully Help School Talks
Bully Prevention Bully Training Anti-Bullying Seminars How To Stop a Bully How To Deal With A Bully

Bullying Prevention Training Workshops & Advice
Proud Partners in Education | Training The Teacher | Train The Trainer | Phoenix AZ

Advanced Threat Assessment, Conflict Management, Tactical Language (Verbal Judo), Bodyguard Strategies combined with the Time Tested Peaceful Wisdom of Martial Arts Redirection and Inner Strength that Stops Bullying Behavior
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ATTENTION: PARENTS, (teachers/leaders),

Discover The Secrets To Stopping The School or Playground Bully From Stealing Your Child’s Confidence and Self-Esteem Forever

These days you will find there is a lot of advice on how to handle a bully. Unfortunately, much of it is unqualified advice from people who have little, or worse, NO EXPERIENCE in successfully managing bullying behavior.

o Many of the “academics” offering bully programs were bullied themselves – and give kids impractical advice that can lead to your child getting beat up! (You may recognize the signs of these guys through their pushing infective and potentially dangerous policies like the politically motivated “zero tolerance”.)

o Some teachers tend to over-talk it and were themselves targets of bullying and STILL lack the practical skills of protection. It simply lacks common sense and usually won’t work in the real world.

o Other advocates are well intentioned parents of bullied children now advocating the demonizing of the bully (who is somebodies child) ie “Anti-Bully training” . Newsflash…Bullying is a BEHAVIOR – NOT A PERSON. Did you know that most children who are targets of bullying often become bullies? It could be your child. That’s why bully solutions requires a more responsible, intelligent and practical approach.

FACT: A parent or teacher simply can’t be there to protect a child every second of their lives.

The John Nottingham 5 Step Bully Management Method teaches common sense before self defense and how to defeat a bully without fighting or violence. Using humor and verbal judo “word blocks” kids learn the warning signs and how to thwart bullying behavior. They often learn to turn Bullies Into Buddies! But if push comes to shove, children need to know that nobody has the right to hurt them and we give them responsible and clever tools to protect themselves with appropriate force and escaping with dignity. They won’t teach you that in other programs.

The Ugly Truth Nobody Is Telling You, The Parent

Did you know that children report that they are being beaten, tormented, abused and harassed by bullies and it continues day after day because they are afraid THEY will get into trouble or suspended?

o Children are told by the bully that if they tell, they will get beat up.

o Kids are told by teachers and administrations that they will get in trouble if they are in a “fight”.

o Children are often ashamed to tell parents or friends because it is embarrassing, makes them feel weaker or it causes such a fuss. Remember what it felt like to be a kid?

FACT: Bullying is one of the leading causes of absenteeism and harms scholastic performance

Where do children turn in this crazy system that lacks common sense?? We have the answers.

The truth is that most of the Anti-Bully programs out there are just parroting the popular bully information but have no real life experience implementing successful bully behavior management programs. While they are usually well intentioned – they are, in our experience, giving inaccurate and potentially dangerous advice that is NOT in the best interest of your child. Parents need an intelligent alternative “peacemaker” approach – NOT being a bigger bully or a push over pansy like so many armchair quarterbacks advocate.

Fact: Did you know that most of the BULLY EDUCATION programs out there are designed around limiting schools, administrators and institutions liability rather than protecting the safety and self esteem of your child?

How is my program different?
I’m so glad you asked. It starts with my background. My name is John Nottingham and I’ve been teaching people for over 23 years how to effectively protect themselves in the real world. From training the military for combat, law enforcement for the street, bodyguards protecting celebrities to thousands of children successfully managing bullies, I have taught a great number of people in my chain of USA Martial Arts schools, community talks as a public speaker, and owner of a bodyguard security training company. It has been my lifelong professional obsession and it has taken me all over the world to learn what I can share with you.

Our Bully Solutions Program is made to work in the real world. Like it or not, bullies exist in the playground, at schools and in the workplace so we have to equip children with skills to deal with bulies. Ignoring bullies or denying bullying only causes it to escalate and get worse. Now parents have proven effective bully solutions.

A Little Background and Personal Experience & Why You Should Here What I Have To Say About Bullying
I was the target of bullying when I was in school (as well as several other stages of my life). I know the pain and lasting trauma it can cause. Fortunately, I got involved in Martial Arts at an early age and it changed my life forever. The life lessons I learned there not only helped me COMPLETELY DEFEAT MY BULLIES WITHOUT FIGHTING, but gave me the tools to become an Eagle Scout and overcome asthma (you can read about it in a Taekwondo Times Magazine article here).

“Wax On Wax Off?” -Mr. Miyagi, The Karate Kid movie
I know what your thinking… 98lb weakling joins martial arts, becomes black belt and learns to beat up bully – but thats not what happend at all (this is real life-not the movies). I learned to handle my bully long before I earned Black Belt – you’ll see that my bully solution techniques can be put to use the very first day (and has been by thousands of children just like yours). You see, it’s not about the kicks, punches and blocks – it is a systematic method developed for responsibly handling bully behavior -usually without ever getting physical.

It’s True- No Bull – Read on…
I went from having average to poor grades as a child to earning academic honors. But it didn’t stop there as I went on to serve in an Army Airborne Special Forces Unit in a support detachment and graduate the US Army Intelligence School. I earned numerous Black Belts and Instructorships in 4 styles and had a 6th Degree Master Black Belt rank bestowed on me. We even have a foundation for prevention and treatment of child abuse, public awareness and education.

You Won’t Find Anyone Else With That Unique Background and Set of Skills Teaching How To Deal With Bullies
I don’t say those things to impress you with my credentials. I share it to impress upon you that this program really is different and it really works due to the very unique experience and education I have had in my life.

Why Our STOP BULLYING Training Works Like Magic
I learned how to incorporate the wisdom of martial arts peace process, the strategy used by military intelligence (and the lessons history teaches on the subject), then I trained in bodyguard schools, then worked with school teachers, psychologists and some of the greatest minds in the world on the subject (one such mind is my teacher Gavin de Becker – I recommend you read his best selling book The Gift of Fear). Gavin de Becker is a three time Presidential appointee and one of the greatest minds on situations that could lead to violence. Our Bully Stop system teaches step by step, easy to learn pre-contact, contact and post contact techniques.

“John Nottingham’s Defeating the Bully Without Fighting Works Like Magic and the children loved the training.” – Kathy Lester, Teacher

My experience afforded me a unique opportunity to bring together some amazingly effective tools and skills to handle conflict in different ways. The result is a 3 pronged treatment 5 step process for DEFEATING A BULLY WITHOUT FIGHTING and, in general, a CONFLICT AVOIDANCE method that works like magic. (You won’t see these same methods in other programs, unless they got them from us.)

A dirty little secret about bullies…
Nearly all bully situations can be prevented, thwarted and diffused if your child knows what early warning signs to look for and what to do at the right time. However, not all bully situations can be stopped before they get physically abusive. We train children for that too. You won’t hear that in most bully training programs!

Can We Really Teach You or Your Child How To Quickly and Effectively Deal With Bullies?
Yes we can, just as we have thousands of children just like yours. But wait… just because I have great ideas and bully avoidance program that works doesn’t necessarily mean I can teach it. That’s where my experience as an educator comes in. I’ve been teaching martial arts since I was a teenager, was paid to brief Officers and high ranking brass in the military, and my staff and I have taught over 10,000 men, women and children. My hand-picked team and I have the ability to articulate our Bully Solution message in a way that makes it non-intimidating, rewarding, and fun.

We hope to work with you and share our experience in how to resolve conflict peacefully and defeat a bully without fighting.

Respectfully,

John D. Notingham
USA Martial Arts | Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
Phoenix | Scottsdale Arizona USA
http://USA-MartialArts.com

FREE Class Offered By USA Martial Arts Phoenix Reveals How To “BulIy-Proof” Your Child!
How To Deal With A Bully – Defeat The Bully Without Fighting – Turn Bullies Into Buddies

ALL PHOENIX PARENTS- A New class being offered to the community totally FREE by The Break the Chain Foundation and USA Martial Arts in Phoenix AZ can save your child from the lifelong affects of bullying. Bullying has and will continue to erode the self esteem of millions of young victims.. Bullying is linked by the CDC to isolation, drug abuse, school violence and suicide. But, YOUR child doesn’t have to be just another statistic! It’s tough for both Parents and Teachers to deal with bullying and most kids are forced to deal with it on their own. The problem is they’ve not been trained!

Do you remember seeing kids get bullied?
Did it happen to you when you were a kid? How did it make you feel?
Do you remember the names of the bullies when you were a kid? This Special FREE Class Will Reveal…
How To Easily Spot and Read The Bully.
How To Defeat The Bully WITHOUT Violence.
The Secret Word That Always Stops The Bully In His Tracks
The Little Known Strategies For Dealing With Mental Bullying
How To Deal With a Bully – In The Real World!
Much Much More

Date: Call for Details
Time: Call for Details
At: USA Martial Arts Phoenix in cooperation with Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
(4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite9 Phoenix, Arizona 85032)

This Class is held FREE at designated times for all Phoenix AZ Children, But Space is Limited! You Must Register in Advance!

For a fee: seminars, appointments, off site seminars, school talks and training Call: (602) 896-8721 or visit http://USA-MartialArts.com to Reserve Your Space Now! Don’t Wait! Your Child’s Self-Esteem is Too Valuable!

MMA Legend Dan “The Beast” Severn Teaches Arizona Police Defensive Tactics

August 28, 2010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MMA Legend Dan “The Beast” Severn
Teaches Arizona Police Defensive Tactics

PHOENIX, Arizona (September 01, 2010) – Helix Tactical and USA Martial Arts honor local law enforcement, military and first responders by offering free defensive tactics training by UFC Hall of Famer and ASU wrestling legend, Dan Severn.

The training will be available from 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday September 1, 2010 at the grand opening of the newest location of Helix Tactical at Tatum and Greenway roads in North Phoenix. The event will include a tribute to local law enforcement, military and first responders as part of the festivities.

“It is time that we demonstrate our appreciation to those who serve our country and community. We are honored to have true MMA Legend and Competitor, Dan Severn, to be a technical advisor, subject matter expert and instructor,” said James Harter, owner of Helix Tactical. “We have to face it, MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world and effects the way people are resisting officers. Dan provides the experience, leadership and skill set to help guide this integration of proven and highly efficient skills into defensive tactics for officer survival and the humane handling of suspects. It is designed to counter the bad guys’ MMA skills. It is also a tremendous confidence builder for officers to learn and stay healthy.”

Dan Severn, still active as a fighter, has over 95 state, national, and international wrestling titles under his belt. He has captured the attention of fight and wrestling fans all over the world since his 1994 debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championships [UFC]. Dan is known as “The Beast”, a name given to him by Jim Brown during one of his many fights in the UFC. The Beast’s world class wrestling skill, commitment, and desire have provided the foundation for his success.

The native of Coldwater, Michigan, Dan is the only Triple Crown UFC champion in the sport today. He began his career in the fight game as a Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestler in High School and continued as a collegiate wrestler at Arizona State University. Dan captured many local titles and several national and world titles, setting eight national records in his early career. He was inducted into Arizona State University’s Wrestling Hall of Fame at the end of his prestigious collegiate career.

After college, Dan continued on a quest to be the best amateur wrestler in the world. Numerous competitions from 1982 to 1994 took him to Japan, Hungary, Cuba, France, and Turkey. On each trip, Severn captured another title. Dan also secured 13 National AAU wrestling championships during those years. The Beast also tried his hand at coaching wrestling at ASU and Michigan State University as he continued to compete. He accepted all challengers in any no holds barred, or professional wrestling events. On May 17, 1996, Dan was crowned the UFC Superfight Champion in his home state of Michigan. He defeated “The World’s Most Dangerous Man”, Ken Shamrock to regain the title. In 1999, Dan reached a milestone by competing in his 4000th match.

In addition to his wresting career, Dan also holds Black Belts in the sports of Sombo, Judo, and JiuJitsu. He is a UFC Champion and has been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Dan has also appeared on 48 Hours, 20/20, The Gordon Elliot Show, Nash Bridges, and many commercials.

John Nottingham, Co-Director of Training at Helix Tactical and President of USA Martial Arts says, “This is a great example of how Helix Tactical integrates multiple disciplines to provide the best solutions for our customers. Our expertise in tactical training, real life simulation and education made us the right choice for Arizona’s training programs. The grand opening event will introduce many locals to our services.”

HELIX TACTICAL is a mobile and on site training company specializing in training military, law enforcement and first responders in protective fields. Providing risk management, officer development, firearms training, defensive tactics solutions and more; Helix Tactical also provides customized training systems to provide today’s Police and Security with the capability to conduct realistic, high intensity training exercises and mission rehearsals designed for officer development and safety.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Helix Tactical
John Nottingham 602-896-8721 (office)
info@usa-martialarts.com

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Dan Severn Teaches UFC Lessons to Arizona Police and Military

Risk Assessment & Management

April 24, 2010

Risk Assessment and Management
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security | Nottingham Training Systems

Professionals, celebrities, and other high-risk individuals deal with an increased threat of violence on a daily basis. While a bodyguard is a popular (if costly and sometimes bothersome) option, this is simply not an option for a large number of people.

But what is just as good as having your own personal bodyguard? How about training with somebody who holds the same qualifications as the most sought-after bodyguards in the business? You can indeed become your own bodyguard, without the years of training normally associated it.

John Nottingham, EPS has trained and graduated in several of the most advanced and well-respected programs in the personal protection business, including:

Graduate of Gavin de Becker & Associates Advanced Threat Assessment and Management
Graduate Academy for Protectors
Graduate of BTI Bodyguard Training International
ASIS Security Executive Protection Certified by Robert Oatman (Secret Service Agent)

In addition, Master Nottingham is the founder of NTS — a personal safety, tactical and security training company. Through NTS, Master Nottingham is able to offer all the benefits of attending all of these high-profile schools, in a fraction of the time, and tailored to suit exactly your needs. In addition to offering individual training and services, Master Nottingham also offers personal security-related seminars in various cities.

For more information on these seminar offerings please visit the Seminars page, or if you are interested in private training, visit http://NottinghamSwordandShieldSecurity.com page to contact Master Nottingham directly.

Bodyguard Writes Blog on Self Defense and Security

April 23, 2010

Bodyguard Writes Blog on Self Defense and Security

Bodyguard Security Blog offers FREE Self Defense and Security Strategies to Protect You and Your Family
What does a bodyguard do to protect his family? A new blog is dedicated to sharing FREE protective strategies and self-defense security tactics. It is an inside look at how professional security agents think, plan and act.

http://MySecurityExperts.com
http://NottinghamSecurityAdvisor.com

Security Self Defense Specialist John Nottingham
Written by John Nottingham, owner of a Phoenix Arizona based Security Agency which specializes in training and deploying close protection agents (Bodyguards), Armed and Unarmed Guards and Security Consultations on Advanced Threat Assessment and Management.

The blog is not your typical women’s self defense tips or tricks you can find in free handouts, the internet or in spam emails. Instead, readers will find professional strategies and tested tactics used to protect dignitaries, celebrities and other VIPs. In fact, this non-traditional advice will contradict many self proclaimed self defense experts information and commonly promoted media advice.

Nottingham Sword&Shield Security provides professional security services in Arizona

NSAS case management division specializes in training clients on situations that might escalate to violence. His company, Nottingham Sword and Shield Security, also has a mobile training team that conducts public speaking and training seminars on topics such as: workplace violence, women’s self defense, and developing intuition for predicting violent situations.

Nottingham’s background includes serving in a US Army Special Forces Airborne Unit as a Military Intelligence Analyst, a graduate of Bodyguard Training International, Gavin De Beckers Academy for Protectors and Advanced Threat Assessment and Management Academy. He holds certifications from Tony Blauer, Tom Patire, Paul Vunak and many others. Nottingham is also a 6th Degree Black Belt and behind the chain of USA Martial Arts studios in Arizona.

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Safety and Attack Prevention Planning for your Lifestyle and Peace of Mind

March 29, 2010

Security, Self Defense, and Personal Protection Training

Personal Protection. Security Beyond Basic Self Defense

Safety and Attack Prevention Planning for your Lifestyle and Peace of Mind

The following is a summary of the physical, mental, tactical and legal skills taught in the NTS courses curriculum. NTS training programs are mission/context specific and customized to client’s needs.

Physical:

Principles of structure/base, range, power generation and movement

Why self defense is not fighting or hand to hand combat
Fundamentals of footwork, angles, positioning and built-in defense
Fighting ranges: kicking, striking, in-fighting, grappling
Principles of takedowns and throws
Principles from martial arts: Juijutsu, Brazilian Jiu-jutsu (BJJ), Ninjutsu, Jeet-kune-do, Wing-chun Kung-fu
Critical lessons from history, war and battle strategists that can save your life
Applications of military hand to hand combat hybrids: Krav Maga, Kapap, LINE, Army CQB (close quarters battle)
The Role of Joint manipulation and joint locking for personal defense
Releases and restraints for less dangerous situations
Counters&Defenses; against common attacks
Dealing with the sucker puncher
Dealing with the criminal predator
Ground survival: holding out on the ground, dealing with the grappler or wrestler
Dominating offense: take away the attacker’s ability to fight
Great equalizers: when you need to negate size and strength
Scenario-based training and force-on-force resistance and aliveness drills
Adrenal stress conditioning: train for abnormal physiological state
Beating “freeze response” and panic with fear management techniques
Surviving, countering and/or disarming attacks with edged and impact weapons
Surviving, countering and/or disarming against guns and other firearms
Surviving multiple attacker situations and gang-style attacks
Disarming weapons such as a knife, gun, or club
Off hand tools: Using improvised weapons of opportunity and circumstance

Mental:
Understanding violence, self-defense, rights and responsibilities
The role of intuition “Gift of Fear” and your premonition of danger survival intelligence
Awareness to alertness / Presence of Mind
Ethical, moral, social self-defense
Effective boundary development how to completely eliminate indecision
Force vs. violence, assertiveness vs. aggression
Inside the criminals mind, criminology 101
overview
How attackers operate – know your enemy
Adrenal stress conditioning: having fear work for you
Effective verbal defense and de-escalation
Bodyguard skill of target hardening: become a hard target in any interaction

Tactical:

Understanding awareness: yellow, orange, red threat zones
Understanding context: yellow, orange and red responses
Realistic threat assessment for your lifestyle
Street smarts: dangerous places, dangerous people and situations
Foreseeing / foretelling violence
How to fail a criminal’s interview
The right habits for self-defense
Home security and defense
Car/auto/vehicle security
Workplace security
Security for traveling
Safer habits and choices

Legal:

Legal use of force for civilians
Legal requirements for successful self-defense – scenarios
Self-defense vs. fight vs. assault vs. combat
How to avoid criminal charges
How to avoid civil charges
Arresting officer’s perspective
Third party protection
Home/office protection

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http://ScottsdaleBodyguard.com
http://USA-MartialArts.com
http://ScottsdaleKarate.com
http://JohnNottingham.com

Author

John Nottingham, EPS is a graduate of Bodyguard Training International / USA Bodyguards. He was trained at Gavin De Becker Academy for Protectors and in Advanced Threat Assessment and Management. A Sixth Degree multiple Black Belt holder he served in a Special Forces Airborne reserve unit as a Military Intelligence Analyst. He is the founder of Nottingham Training Systems, Nottingham Security and the USA Martial Arts chain of schools.

The Firm

NTS Nottingham Training Systems is a public and private sector consulting and training firm specializing in developing mission specific solutions for first responders, law enforcement, military, security and civilians.

Nottingham Sword&Shield Security is the Protective Division of LCI Inc. which provides security strategies and solutions to public and private clientele. Nottingham Security serves and advises media figures, corporations, government agencies, police departments, universities, and at risk persons of situations that might escalate to violence. Nottingham Security’s capabilities include: individual, executive, family, children, event and mobile high and low profile protective services.

UFC Champ Dedicates Police Training to Slain Police Officer Lt. Eric Shuhandler

February 9, 2010

UFC Hall of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn and John Nottingham of Sword and Shield Security have dedicated an Officer Survival and MMA Defensive Tactics training seminar to recently slain Police Officer Lt. Eric Shuhandler. Gilbert Arizona Officer Shuhandler stopped a truck for an obscured license plate and was moments later fatally shot once in the head. Lt. Shuhandler was a family man, father of two, and a highly respected Police Officer. A donation will be made to a memorial fund for his family from the training event.

Event Info:

UFC Champion and wrestling legend Dan Severn, alumni of Arizona State University, will conduct Modern MMA “The Dangerzone: Defensive Tactics” (DT) training for law enforcement including Police, Military, Security and those in protective services for two days in Antioch Illinois. All law enforcement invited.
DT is FREE to sworn officers. Sponsored by Nottingham Sword & Shield Security and USA Martial Arts. MMA is not sponsored and tuition applies.

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Sponsor: Nottingham Sword&Shield Security [Free to LEO/LEA]
Location: USA Martial Arts Antioch across from Super Wal-Mart Route 173
Contact: Master Brian Van Patten/Inst. Dan Skrzypek USA Martial Arts
Officer Eric Gugel Lindenhurst Police Department

Tuesday May 9th: 7:00-9:00pm DT
Wednesday May 10th: 4:30-6:30 DT

Autograph and Photo session included for those pre-registered. Attend one or both training days. Separate MMA seminars open to civilians and officers available for a fee.

USA Martial Arts Academy of Antioch Illinois
22221 W IL Rte 173, Antioch IL 60002
Tel.: 1-847-838-0605
E-mail: antiochil@usamartialartsacademy.com

For direct donations to Lieutenant Eric Shuhandler’s memorial fund:
Wells Fargo Bank Memorial Fund Account: 1359531975

POSTED BY JOHN D. NOTTINGHAM EPS, 6TH DAN AT 10:06 AM 0 COMMENTS
LABELS: ANTIOCH, DAN SEVERN, GILBERT, ILLINOIS, MARTIAL ARTS, MMA, OFFICER LT. ERIC SHUHANDLER, SEMINARS, SWAT, TACTICAL, TRAINING, UFC

Dan “The Beast” Severn to teach Illinois Police and Security

February 1, 2010

Dan THE BEAST Severn UFC and WWE Champion

UFC Champion and wrestling legend Dan Severn will conduct Modern MMA “The Dangerzone: Defensive Tactics” (DT) training for law enforcement including Police, Security and those in protective services for two days in Antioch Illinois.

According to co-host and DT Instructor John Nottingham, “The objective is to familiarize law enforcement with the increasingly popular techniques that suspects may be using. It is imperative for officer survival and to offer effective arrest and control options that are functional even under stress. Protectors like security and law enforcement’s training and tactics need to evolve as criminal tactics do. ”

The Police training event is underwritten by Nottingham Sword & Shield Security and hosted at VanPatten’s USA Martial Arts of Antioch and provided free to officers and security professionals.

Nottingham continues, “I come from a military, martial arts and bodyguard background. We believe that more training means more options; in particular, not having to use lethal force like the firearm. That’s specifically why our training is infused with bodyguard diffusion and escort techniques for resistive suspects, stress and fear management, confidence building and stress inoculation. Proper use of force is taught at every level to avoid costly liability to the department and ultimately, taxpayers. Ultimately, our goal is to equip officers to be able to go home safe to their families.”
MMA, or MIXED MARTIAL ARTS like featured on popular Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) seminars will be open to the public for beginners to experienced individuals to learn directly from the UFC Champion. Dan is one of the few inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame with the likes of Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock, Mark Coleman, and Chuck Liddell. Others may recognize him from his distinguished wrestling background including being an alternate to the Olympic Wrestling Team and a WWE Superstar. Contact USA Martial Arts for MMA seminar pricing.

For more information contact:
Local event and coordinator: Officer Eric Gugel, Lindenhurst Police Department
Event host: Master Brian Van Patten, USA Martial Arts Antioch Illinois

Have confidence when it most counts. How to survive the most critical seconds of your life.

When: March 9th and 10th. Call for specific seminar times. MMA and DT seminars will be held in the evening on both days.
Where: USA Martial Arts Antioch Illinois across from Super Wal Mart
USA Martial Arts Academy of Antioch Illinois
22221 W IL Rte 173, Antioch IL 60002
Tel.: 1-847-838-0605
E-mail: antiochil@usamartialartsacademy.com
Ask for: Brian Van Patten/Dan Skrzypek

Hosts/Instructors: John Nottingham, Brian Van Patten, Dan Severn, Eric Gugel
Sponsors: USA MARTIAL ARTS in cooperation with NOTTINGHAM SWORD & SHIELD SECURITY

Special Bonus: Register now and get an autograph and photo session with UFC Champion Dan “The Beast” Severn included FREE.
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