Posts Tagged ‘tactical training’

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

Thought about Krav Maga Jeet Kune Do Hapkido Jiu-Jitsu Kick Boxing MMA?

April 22, 2010

Sometimes Simple is The Most Effective


REALITY BASED TRAINING FACILITY
Context Driven Mission Specific Self-Defense Personal Security Training for Individuals and Organizations

Thought about Krav Maga? Jeet Kune Do? Hapkido? Jiu-Jitsu? Kick Boxing? MMA?

Our training system includes a well established curriculum and it is primarily based on live exercises and simulations. We believe that only a wise combination of strategy and tactical learning, with extensive and realistic training, can offer professional and practical solutions in modern high stress situations.

Nottingham Training Systems IMPACT Self Defense is Arizona’s 1st Full Spectrum Self Defense – Anti-Fighting – Fitness center for families. Our Paradise Valley/Scottsdale Self Defense courses offer classes that teach Modern Self Defense & Weapons Techniques, Stand-up & Ground Techniques as well as offering Outstanding and un-replicated Conditioning Classes. NTS -USA Martial Arts and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security IMPACT, VIPER and Hit Like a Girl Self Defense has been assisting Phoenix, Scottsdale and PV-area residents in reaching their personal development goals since 1992.

The members and staff are friendly, helpful and encouraging towards each other & guests. There are NO attitudes at NTS / USA Martial Arts Self Defense. All classes, with the exception of Conditioning Classes, are designed to teach students Offensive as well as Defensive techniques. USA Martial Arts IMPACT Self Defense classes will teach Self Defense & fighting skills, build stamina & endurance and teach students how to properly organize their mental attitude towards a defense situation in order to improve the odds of winning, and not just surviving, an attack.

From fitness to functional self defense and classical martial arts, we offer a full range of services to fit the needs of men, women and children of the Scottsdale, PV, Phoenix Arizona area.

Stop by any time or take advantage of our TRY IT SPECIAL.

Ask About: Military, Law Enforcement and Government discounts.

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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.

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

http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecuritycom
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.