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The ABC’s of Personal Safety from a Security Self Defense Specialist

March 21, 2011

The ABC’s of Personal Safety from a Security Self Defense Specialist, Trainer and Speaker

Self Defense Tips – The ABC’s of Personal Safety and Security for Personal Protection

Self defense is something everyone knows that we should learn, yet few actually do. Rather than use a few self defense or fighting tips as an emotional pacifier, it is important to test and apply what you think you know. It is through this process that self defense competence is built. With self defense competence comes personal protection and security confidence. A good self defense instructor will ad to your peace of mind and help you use your innate survival signals and skills to bring to bear in protecting yourself and/or the ones you love.
When you learn to defend yourself you are less likely to have to because:

1. You tend to avoid potentially dangerous situations because you recognize them earlier
2. You are more likely to trust your intuition/gut feelings therefore act on them
3. Project more confidence which often removes you from the victim profile. Criminals like easy targets, not difficult ones.

HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR ABC’s OF PERSONAL PROTECTION – SELF DEFENSE STRATEGIES FOR PERSONAL SECURITY

Alert to Avoid Potentially Dangerous Situations
– Knowledge and Awareness of dangerous situations and how criminals operate
– Trusting instincts and Acting on intuition
Always observe safe habits and practices – Remember, we are always building habits – so practice good ones

Breathe and Be Calm by Believing you have options
– Belly Breath with Backpressure on exhale helps manage stress, adrenaline and fear
Be looking for opportunities, weapons, barriers, escape routes and targets
Be prepared with training and a plan but Be flexible

Communicate with Confidence and Commit
Clearly say and demonstrate directly what you mean and mean what you say
Change the Context of any situation you feel might lead to a violent encounter
Commit to your plan and execute with intensity

Distance
Whenever you increase distance, you increase time and options and usually deny the targets

Eyes on targets and Escape options
Eyes, neck, groin, knees, Everything’s a weapon, Escape

Recommended reading: “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker

Personal Security and Self-Defense Training Courses
Escape to Gain Safety: Jeet Kune Do based self defense for women www.fighting.net/johnn
P.E.A.C.E.: A 5 Step Program of Self Defense
ABCs of Self Defense: Self Defense Basics for Everyone
The 5 Fingers of Self Defense: Self Defense Concepts
Street-Wise Street-Smarts: Street savvy self defense lecture
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com http://USA-MartialArts.com
Hit Like a Girl: Bodyguard Tactics for Women in a fun entertaining format http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hit-Like-a-Girl/339618134337?ref=ts

Children’s Personal Safety Self Defense Courses
Kid-Wise Street Smarts
Bully to Buddy
Escape School for Kids- Stranger Safety Skills
http://USA-MartialArts.com

Rapid Learn Immersion Reality Based Self Defense Training
Paul Vunak’s RAT: The rapid learn hand to hand combat course taught to Navy SEALS
John Nottingham’s VIPER Personal Protection: A customized street combat course specializing in scenario based training and adrenal stress conditioning, survival stress inoculation with context driven solutions.
http://NottinghamSwordandShieldSecurity.com
Each program can be taught as a lecture or hands on clinic and tailored to the individual or organization.

USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 E. Greenway Rd. Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
602-896-8721
http://USA-MartialArts.com
http://JohnNottingham.com

Nottingham Sword&Shield; SecurityNTS TACTICAL TRAINING Phoenix Campus
4731 E. Greenway Rd. Suite 10
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com
The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The Arizona Bullying Prevention Project
http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/

* Credit for the original ABC’s of Conflict Avoidance to Kiyoshi Dave Kovar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpcB_2_kMKs

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As seen on Arizona News Channels 3, 5, 10, 12, 15, Good Morning Arizona, The Arizona Republic, Taekwondo Times Magazine, KONO Martial Arts for Kids, Hall of Fame Master of The Year
John Nottingham is a recognized expert in personal protection, author, consultant, speaker and a founder of Nottingham Security -Scottsdale Bodyguards- and the USA Martial Arts chain of schools. He resides in Scottsdale Arizona USA and provides professional consultation and training, products, and services related to self-defense, personal security and physical conditioning. A bodyguard, law enforcement and military trainer, he is certified Executive Protection Specialist (EPS).
John Nottingham has trained in martial arts for over 25 years including Taekwondo, Hapkido, Jujitsu, Aikido, FMA/Arnis, Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, Kyusho-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Wushu Kung Fu, Shamrock Submission Fighting, and weaponry. He developed his own integrative MMA or mixed martial arts curriculum designed for the average person to use for self defense and a healthy lifestyle. In his chain of martial arts schools, he and his staff teach men, women and children of all ages self defense and practical martial arts skills in a fun and exciting manner.
Master Nottingham also served honorably in a USAR Military Intelligence Det. of a Special Forces (Airborne) unit where he developed a unique hand to hand combat course for Special Operations Military forces.
He is currently hosting lifestyle and wellness events to train companies and individuals how to increase performance, improve health and vitality for an improved lifestyle. An award-winning instructor, he is a certified fitness instructor, personal trainer, boxing and Yoga teacher. He also is a sought-after speaker, consultant, subject matter expert, entrepreneur, and author.

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John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts

“When I hear the name John Nottingham the first thing that comes to mind is Passion! Master Nottingham is one of the most dynamic individuals I have ever met. He is an EXPERT and he has INTEGRITY. John is the REAL DEAL and having him provide a big portion of my Health and Wellness Programs, John Nottingham has guided me to great heights inside and out. I would recommend with the highest regard all persons and families to experience Master Nottingham’s training and personal guidance to a better you! I promise you will not be disappointed.” July 27, 2010
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
1st Eddie Fischer,
hired John as a Personal Trainer in 2009, and hired John more than once
“I first met John Nottingham in 1994. During that time, I’ve personally trained under him for 13 years as a student. As an instructor he works tirelessly with his students often times sacrificing his own personal time and resources. He does so gladly, with enthusiasm and the highest degree of integrity. In my professional career I’ve associated with thousands of people. I rank John Nottingham among the highest.” July 23, 2010
1st Phil Borgia, Agent, State Farm Insurance
was with another company when working with John at John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts
“Master John Nottingham is a very accomplished martial arts teacher with a strong will and determination to hone and perfect his craft while finding new techniques and fighting styles to incorporate into himself and his program.” July 23, 2010
1st Joseph Gangi, Film Maker, Gangi Films
was a consultant or contractor to John at John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts

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Taekwondo High Kicks Effective in Full Contact?

February 22, 2011

“It’s not what you do… it’s how you do it.”

Advanced Kicking Functionalized and On Display
MMA, UFC, K-1, Muay Thai Kickboxing

Notice:
o Footwork
o Set ups
o Changing high low, low high
o Integrating with punches, elbows and fakes

Anthony Pettis Rebound off Cage Kick in WEC Championship

Respect to anyone who masters their art and does the tough work to functionalise their techniques.

“It’s one thing to be able to fight, it is another thing to be able to do it with style.”

Time tested wisdom. One of the greatest fighting strategies of all time is to do the unexpected. “Respect tradition but do not be bound by it”.

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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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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1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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Nottingham Sword & Shield Security provides on or off site training. Unique Security Services and Self Defense Training nationwide including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Phoenix Arizona areas. This information provided in cooperation with: John Nottingham’s USA Martial Arts Scottsdale PV Phoenix, Nottingham Sword&Shield; Security and Hit Like a Girl Self Defense Personal Security Training
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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.

If you want to learn martial arts in the Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Phoenix Arizona area, it would be an honor to teach you

April 5, 2010

If you want to learn martial arts, it would be an honor to teach you

We love martial arts and would be happy to share our experience with you.
On our http://USA-MartialArts.com website you can learn about our school and what your experience would be like when you practice martial arts here. In short, you’ll learn practical martial arts skills, effective self defense and build yourself from the inside out. By coming here, you can get fit, learn martial arts from multidisciplined martial artists, make new friends – and have fun too!

Are you already interested in learning a particular martial art? If you are, great, give us a call. If you’re not sure which martial art program is right for you, no problem. Simply contact us for your

Free Martial Arts Phone Consultation
(602) 896-8721 info@usa-martialarts.com

USA Martial Arts is unique. We were founded with a philosophy the embraces and respects ALL martial arts. Our training also includes practical and exotic weapons.

Students at USA Martial Arts Academy have the opportunity to learn from the best in all martial arts. At our our school you can learn the fundamental concepts and techniques of Shamrock Submission Fighting Mixed Martial Arts (SSF MMA). Our founder is one of a handful of certified Level II SSF Instructors by Frank Shamrock. Plus he and his team have a whole lot of experience in teaching men, women and children of all ages.

We specialize in beginners. We’ll take you through the basics, step-by-step, to use leverage, proper mechanics and strategy to maximize your potential. You’ll learn the winning approach that SSF founder and 5 time UFC Champion Frank Shamrock used to become an MMA legend.

Imagine this: You instinctively know what to do in ANY
ituation standing up, in a clinch or on the ground.

We’ve taught over 10,000 students and hundreds of Black Belts over the last 25 years. We must be doing something right!

We encourage you to phone for current class information or stop by to view a class at any time.

If you are a practicing martial artist, we consider you part of the family and would welcome you as our honored guest. We love to learn from others and are always eager to swap ideas and discoveries.

No other martial arts school trains you like this

Whatever your skill level is right now, you can learn great new skills and have fun here. If you’re a Beginner with no martial arts experience, don’t worry. Some of our beginners say they’re uncoordinated, but you should see them after a few months.

In each class, you’re practicing at your pace and skill level. Each time, you’re building your muscle memory and each time, you’re getting better and faster. Your skills and confidence will build.

Why Our School?
Phoenix is a big city with many martial arts schools. Why choose our school?

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced student, you are welcome here. No words or sales pitch can accurately describe what we do so we want to invite you to be our guest and try it absolutely free. (No strings attached. No obligation whatsoever.) If you aren’t convinced that this is the right school for you, then we will do our best to help you find one that is. We’re that passionate about martial arts and helping people.

We know the difference martial arts training has made for us. It will make a positive difference for you too.

It’s easy to get started.

Just call, email or stop on by anytime.
Schedule your no-obligation tour now. You’re welcome to leave
your name and phone number during non-business hours, so you can phone us at any time.
Email questions to: info@usa-martialarts.com
http://USA-MartialArts.com
602.896.8721