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The Secret To Happier, Healthier More Confident Kids…

May 31, 2011

•••Attention Parents•••

Can you find your child in this checklist?

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

___ Rita, age 11, used to be confident…ready to take on the world. But after starting middle school, she seems like a different person: hesitant and unsure of herself.
The peace of the household is frequently disturbed. Everything is a battle: getting ready for school; dinnertime; homework; even things that used to be enjoyable family activities are now potential battles. Screaming matches occur on a regular basis.

___ Paula is so concerned about being popular. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, worry that this will make her an easy target for negative peer pressure.

___ Simon used to enjoy playing outside, but has now settled into a couch potato lifestyle. He is putting on weight and seems to be increasingly hooked on junk food.

___ Martin, bright, smart, and formerly very interested in doing well, has succumbed to the mentality that, somehow, it’s not “cool” to try hard with his school work.

___ Mr. and Mrs. Grant are frustrated at the level of disrespect demonstrated by their children. The kids never used to talk like this before! The Halls think, “If I had talked like that when I was a kid — I would have gotten clobbered!”

___ It seems that Harper always gravitates toward the “bad crowd.” He is attracted to kids that don’t do well in school and are constantly in trouble.

___ Grace is concerned about her son, Alex. Since the divorce, he doesn’t have a positive male role model. Alex is often sullen and difficult to get along with.
If you’ve “found” your son or daughter on the checklist above
(and most people do)… Read on…

Note: We get reports like these, literally every day, from parents
whose kids train at “USA Martial Arts Phoenix.”

Gabriella’s confidence has grown tremendously since earning her Green Belt. Mrs. Johnson, her teacher, has just called to say that Jenny can now stand up in front of the class in school and confidently speak. Mom and Dad are shocked and surprised.

Not only has Jacob gotten into great physical shape…his athletic skill has improved enormously. Jacob seems to have a newfound love of being outdoors, playing, and running.

Cory, formerly terrified of moving outside his comfort zone, now eagerly takes on new challenges. As his confidence grows, he moves on to the next challenge with excitement. His parents, Laura and Eddie, credit the high energy, positive environment of “USA Martial Arts Phoenix.”

Michael has become more cheerful and helpful around the house. He enjoys family activities…just like he used to when he was younger. His mother, Barbara, reports that he is now a joy to be around.

Mom was delighted when, after the neighborhood BBQ, Mrs. Swift from down the block said, “Your son Joshua is such a well mannered young boy!”

Carol said, “Mom, the kids were saying mean things to me at school today.” Mom thinks, “Oh no, here we go again.” — and says, “Well, how did you handle it?” Mom breathes a sigh of relief when Carol says, “It’s no big deal. Their words can’t hurt me. I learned that in Martial Arts class!”

Timmy, formerly quite a slob, now seems to be taking pride in his appearance. Without being asked, somehow his hair is combed, his shirt is clean, his teeth are brushed. And, not always, but at least occasionally, his bedroom seems to be picked up and clean! Just as Timmy is proud of his Karate accomplishments, he also seems to take pride in other aspects of his life!

Introducing the USA Martial Arts Phoenix Ten Point Success System

1. Positive Role Models: The biggest asset of “USA Martial Arts Phoenix?” Easy. The teachers. Now, I’ll tell you up front. They are not like the teachers you’ve seen in the Martial Art movies. Are they “tough guys?” Yes. But what you will notice (and so will your child)…is that they are “Nice Guys.” They have been hand selected…not just because they are great Martial Artists. They have been chosen because they are wonderful people…and have a great love of helping others benefit from the Martial Arts! All of our teachers were once students at “USA Martial Arts Phoenix” themselves. They care about each student individually — and are totally committed to helping your child reach his or her potential.

2. Physical Fitness: It’s hard to feel good about yourself when you are out of shape physically…or when your athletic skills have not been fully developed. Our belief is that, regardless of how athletic somebody seems to be…there is an athlete inside all of us. When a student feels their physical skills skyrocket…it’s not long before their self-image follows suit!

3. A High Energy, Exciting Environment: Many kids have grown accustomed to virtual activities (video games, television, internet). Participating in an exciting, high energy environment, focused on an actual activity, will give your child a very real sense of achievement!

4. Regular Incentives for Effort and Achievement: The belt system of Martial Arts (your child will earn a new belt every three months: white, yellow, gold, orange, green, etc.), regular positive feedback and recognition of accomplishment, incentives for improvement, applause, smiles, and high-fives will systematically lead your child into the “Yes, I Can!” attitude you’ve always wanted for him or her.

5. The “Life Lesson of the Week”: Regular exposure, through our “Life Skills Lessons from Martial Arts Masters,” to systematic instruction, accompanied by exercises in the lessons of respect, discipline, focus, persistence, courage, discipline and confidence. (Most of the “USA Martial Arts Phoenix” parents name this as their favorite part of the program!)

6. A Proven System of Skill and Personal Development: No fancy theories or hard to understand concepts here. Our teachers are experts in teaching the actual SKILLS of listening and focus. Hint: We’ll be teaching these to your child in the very first week!

7. A Series of Positively Constructed Challenges that will build your child’s confidence. You will be delighted as you see your children confidently move outside their comfort zone. As the weeks go by, you will smile with pride as your son or daughter moves from challenge to challenge…their confidence soaring at each new accomplishment!

8. An Atmosphere of Respect: You watch with satisfaction as your children learn to give respect and to earn respect. Most importantly, they learn the essential lessons of Self-Respect!

9. Order and Structure: Even though the atmosphere is friendly and supportive, Karate is not “play time.” You will be delighted to see how your children develop focus and persistence in our orderly, structured environment.

10. A Friendship Based Environment: If you are expecting the old, harsh, authoritarian, military style Martial Art training…you are going to be sadly disappointed. When you visit us, you will find a friendly, supportive environment.

Some of the teachers and long time students have been friends for nearly 20 years. That atmosphere of friendship, support, and respect will give your
child the support he or she needs to succeed!

More information
on USA Martial Arts Phoenix.
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USA Martial Arts Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley Arizona
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone 602-896-8721
info@usa-martialarts.com

FREE KUNG FU PANDA 2 Tickets!

May 28, 2011


FREE KUNG FU PANDA 2 Tickets!

Get Your FREE KUNG FU PANDA 2 Tickets at USA Martial Arts Phoenix!
Try Our Phoenix Martial Arts Childrens Class and We’ll Take Your Kid and a Friend to KUNG FU PANDA 2
Is Your Child a Kung Fu Kid or Karate Kid?
USA Martial Arts Phoenix Children’s Program is thrilled to sponsor free movie passes offer for “Kung Fu Panda 2!
These tickets are on a first come first serve basis! Please contact us at info@usa-martialarts.com to request tickets.

Why are we doing this? Because we love children and families! All you have to do is sign up for any USA Martial Arts Phoenix program: Summer Camp, Karate Kid Day Camp, Evening Camp, Summer Kung Fu Kid Special, and we’ll give your child and a friend free movie passes to see Kung Fu Panda2!
We are simply loving our community and showing our appreciation for making USA Martial Arts the preferred Martial Arts school in Phoenix!

So, get your request for movie passes in ASAP as they are going fast!

Rating PG
Running Time 90 mins Genre
Action Director(S) Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Cast Jack Black, Jackie Chan, David Cross, Victor Garber, Dustin Hoffman, James Hong, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Gary Oldman, Seth Rogen, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michelle Yeoh
Release Date Thu May 26, 2011

Don’t put it off because we expect this offer to go really fast! Join the funnest Martial Arts school in Arizona!

USA Martial Arts Phoenix
Confidence Summer Camp for Kids
4731 E. Greenway Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone (602) 896-8721
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Martial Arts Summer Camp Groupon Deal Match!

May 18, 2011


Martial Arts Summer Camp Groupon Deal Match!

$69 FOR ONE WEEK OF SUMMER MARTIAL-ARTS CAMP FROM USA MARTIAL ARTS PHOENIX ($139 VALUE)
USA Martial Arts Phoenix Location

Martial Arts Summer Camp Fun For Phoenix Kids!

Kids Camp in Phoenix Builds Confidence
Karate Kids Confidence Camp Phoenix is a combination of an athletic camp that keeps Arizona kids active, an educational summer camp that teaches them safety skills, and a fun adventure camp filled with positive experiences and memories.

Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu
Best of the Martial Arts in a Fun Summer Camp!

Build your child’s self-discipline with today’s Groupon matching deal: for $69, you get one week of martial arts summer camp (a $139 value) from USA Martial Arts (the instructors Awarded BEST of PHOENIX). This Groupon matching summer camp deal is at USA Martial Arts Phoenix.

Fitness
Fun crafts
Activities & Games
Safety Skills
Rewards and Positive Experiences

USA Martial Arts Phoenix caring and highly skilled instructors teach children ages 4 and up.

In addition to hands-on direction in self-defense and kid safety techniques, children take part in fun field trips and enjoy activities that keep them learning and building lasting memories. Day and evening camp classes are available.

Plus at our camp kids learn to:
Deal with bullies!
Avoid dangerous situations!
Leadership & problem solving skills!
Crafts!
Have more fun!

Sign up now and we’ll take your child to see Kung Fu Panda 2 for FREE!
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USA Martial Arts Phoenix Karate Confidence Camp
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix Arizona 85032
Telephone 602-896-8721
http://USA-MartialArts.com
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How is USA Martial Arts Phoenix Different?

March 16, 2011


How is USA Martial Arts Phoenix Different from Other Martial Arts Schools and Children’s Activities?

Parents and teachers frequently ask how USA Martial Arts is able to create such positive growth in children. From improved respect, better grades, confidence, and how to resolve conflicts peacefully, parents and teachers say we are on to something.

Here are three primary reasons:

1. The USA Martial Arts curriculum is comprised of several award-winning life skills programs including the “I-CAN” curriculum and the STAR (Stop, Think, Act, Review) emotional intelligence and problem solving curriculum. This gives these Karate Kids an edge in virtually every area of their lives.

2. Students are engaged, actively involved in building healthier minds, bodies and an enthusiastic spirit (positive attitude). The USA Martial Arts curriculum passes on the ancient wisdom of Masters with virtues and values such as modesty, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit. It’s not just talk and theory, its hands-on, immersion learning where kids put these lessons to use in each class and see the results of their actions. Nobody sits on the bench at USA Martial Arts. These values, experiences and skills go a long way in building better citizens for the future and champions in life.

3. USA Martial Arts has the best instructors around. They are selected for being outstanding role models and then given more training than any other school. Just take a look at the Instructor selection and training process.

USA Martial Arts Phoenix Instructors

Instructors of USA Martial Arts Phoenix undergo a rigorous teaching program that includes years of hands on student training and guidance for working with diverse cross references of learning. While each instructor has excelled during their time in the martial arts, they have also shown a genuine and sincere passion for teaching and investing in people from all walks of life.

As a student of USA Martial Arts you can expect every instructor to bring a unique combination of structure, discipline, excitement, and energy to class. Click here to read more about our class programs.

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Telephone 602-896-8721
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The Karate Kid (Kung Fu Kid) Premiers and The Martial Arts Industry Holds Its Breath

June 11, 2010


“Wax on Wax Off”

Thousands of martial arts enthusiasts, practitioners and instructors are eagerly awaiting the release of the Karate Kid this weekend. For those of us who have been in the industry for a while and uphold the traditional values, we’re hoping and praying that this movie will have a similar effect as the original Karate Kid starring Pat Morita (Miyagi) and Ralph Macchio (Daniel).

In the mid 80s the martial arts industry saw a massive influx of children into local martial arts schools due to a fundamental shift in the popular perception of martial arts.

“Sweep the leg!”

The original Karate Kid captured the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere with the classic new kid on the block underdog story. It was the Charles Atlas 97 pound weakling gets his revenge against the bully with some clever twists and deeper lessons.

“An enemy confronts you he deserves no mercy.”, John Kreese (Martin Kove) of the Cobra Kai dojo

Most importantly, the original Karate Kid movie demonstrated the dignity, wisdom and life-affirming values found in classical martial arts when taught by a caring and qualified teacher. This is a far cry from the violent image many of today’s parents hold of martial arts from more recent promotion efforts of events like the UFC and cage fighting.

Rarely promoted are the lessons of good manners, compassion, honor and restraining self control, the hallmark of a classical (traditional) martial arts education.

Instead of ego driven, glory-seeking, knuckle-dragging inter-male violence jockeying for position on the social ladder, the Karate Kid revealed that our biggest battle is within ourselves. The wise Master Myagi helped Daniel Larusso learn that our greatest opponent is our own fears, insecurities and self-doubt. When we begin to understand those things, we are better equipped to handle other challenges in life such as bullies.

When the first Karate Kid demonstrated the respect, honor and age-old classical martial arts lesson of “Karate (Martial Arts) is for defense only”, mothers everywhere saw how Martial Arts helps improve confidence, attitude, and develop inner strength to avoid fighting. The coming of age tale showed how the mild-mannered Miyagi used his brains over brawn to stop the bullying and fighting while helping Daniel earn respect. The teen character Daniel ultimately learns that one can find honor in avoiding a fight and winning others respect.

Through the teaching of his eccentric mentor Miyagi, Daniel learns not only karate, but also important life lessons, such as the importance of focus, balance, dedication, hard work and the belief that martial arts training is as much about training the spirit as the body.

Try us and Get 2 Free Movie Passes To The Karate Kid


My hope is that the new Karate Kid movie starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan restores some of the dignity and honor to martial arts. I hope that viewers see the education and martial arts life affirming values, rather than making a silly mockery with clown-like antics or unnecessary violent messages.

Perhaps it is overly optimistic to place such high hopes as this on a film simply designed to entertain and sell movie tickets and popcorn.

“It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get up.”

However, I’m still holding out hope that the film can recapture some of that magic in a bottle as the original Karate Kid film and deliver a positive message that resonates with children and parents alike.

Martial Arts stands ready with the solutions to many modern-day problems for children including: handling bullies, resolving conflicts peacefully, combating the pediatric obesity epidemic and instilling patriotism, manners, integrity, honor and respect.

o Try our program now and get 2 Free Passes to the Karate Kid Movie
o Click here for info on How to Handle a Bully Training
o Click here for info on Summer Karate Kung Fu Taekwondo Camp

Tel. 602.896.8721
USA Martial Arts PV, Scottsdale, Phoenix
Located at the SW corner of Tatum & Greenway Roads
John Nottingham