Monday, December 27, 2010

End the New Years Resolution Diet and Exercise Illusion

It's that time of year again when the droves of hopeful and well intentioned Americans will set a new years resolution to lose weight, join a gym, or look for a new diet.  Here is a fun solution to transform yourself...

We all know the results too.  The gyms are packed in the first couple weeks of January and by the end of the month they are thinned out and right back to the same numbers as before the new years resolution bubble.

You're not alone...
Having packed on a few holiday pounds from the winter months, many men and women reach a point when they say enough is enough.  One too many eggnogs, Christmas cookies or Hanukkah helpings and they are ready for a change for the new year.  Yes, Santa visited again and his gift to many of us was some holiday cheer and a few extra flabby spots.  But you don't have to ride the fat wagon and repeat the same mistakes year after year.
Check out the results and huge weight loss success stories here


So how do you avoid this holiday hamming of yourself?  Simple.  Stop doing what you have always done.  Change the pattern and change your life.  Martial Arts and kick-boxing are unique in that they offer us a lifestyle, rather than just a temporary solution to a problem.  Make no mistake, Martial Arts Kickboxing can get good results fast (burning up to 800 calories per workout), but it is their long term results that separate them from boot camps, personal trainers, diet fads, and weight loss pills.

Burning up to 800 calories per workout, Kickboxing beats, swimming, running, hiking, biking/spinning, aerobics, yoga, stepping and most bootcamps!


Forget the late night infomercials peddling the latest "thing" you have to have.  You won't find permanent health, well being and a toned physique from kettle-bells, the Total Gym, Juiceman Juicer, Abdoer or HipHopAbs anymore than you will from a ShamWOW or Ginsu knives.  The research clearly indicates that longterm these things simply don't work for the majority of people.

What does?  Eating good nutrition in reasonable portions and the right kind of regular exercise.

Put simply, we have to find a way to make proper eating and exercise a workable part of our lifestyles.  It's the only way to get off the YoYo dieting and stop spending money on ridiculous miracle pills, gadgets and people taking advantage of our hopes and dreams.

There are no shortcuts to long term health and weight-loss, but it can be fun!

The reason martial arts works is that it changes us from the inside out.  We feel better, know better and therefore do better.  Here are just some of the reasons it works as a healthy lifestyle where other programs and pills fail:

1. Group Kickboxing training.
You are immersed in an environment of people with similar goals (From all walks of life - not like the high school cheer-leading or jock atmosphere at many gyms.  Real people all encouraging one another without the bravado and attitude.)
2. Goals and rewards
You have incentive to improve because of learning to set realistic goals for your body and lifestyle.  By making little changes over time, you build new positive habits to replace the destructive ones.
3. Caring Kickboxing instructors
Caring instructors make all the difference.  It's like having personal trainers without the cost.
4. Motivating format
You will feel the energy the moment you hit the mat.  Smiles, high fives and great music set the scene to get you sweattin, smilin, and burnin off the goo.
5. Martial Arts Encourages personal responsibility
Due to the lessons inherent in the martial arts philosophy, your personal resolve will grow as you take on responsibility for your health- and the pride that goes with a healthy, toned, strong body and mind.
6. Kickboxing Improves self discipline
Your discipline will improve as you build inner strength and courage with each kick punch and class.
7. Enhances self control
The truth be told, it takes self control to accomplish good health and a lean, fit body.  Your control will build in your mind and body with USA Martial Arts Kickboxing.
8. Kick Boxing Stimulates the brains reward system (so you don't have to do it with food all the time)
9. Martial Arts Improves self image
You begin to see your own inner beauty and shuck the hype of media and modern marketing to discover your best YOU.
10. Isn't boring because you are always learning a useful skill
Not only does KICKBOXING stay fun because it's always changing, we incorporate YOGA, PILATES and Martial Arts SELF DEFENSE into our program to give you skills that could improve and save your life.

PLUS you'll get functional nutrition recommendations that can work for your lifestyle. (Not denying yourself the treats you love or pretending you're going to give up your favorite foods.)

Don't put it off.  Kick off 2011 with something different... do what works this time so 2012 won't have to be a repeat of fat bulge defeat.  Lose the weight permanently, get toned, strong and healthy for life.

USA Martial Arts Earns Better Business Bureau A+ Rating

Phoenix Martial Arts School Earns BBB A+ Rating

Arizona Martial Arts School Earns Highest Rating from Better Business Bureau for BBB Standards of Trust, length of time in business, advertise honestly, tell the truth, honor promises, no complaints filed, background information and 16 factors to put your mind at ease.

USA Martial Arts Phoenix is an Arizona Martial Arts school offering a family friendly curriculum to men, women and children ages 4 and up.  USA Martial Arts is located on the corner of Scottsdale and Paradise Valley in Phoenix at Tatum and Greenway roads in the Albertsons shopping center.

This business has been a BBB Accredited Business since September 2010. This means it supports BBB's services to the public and meets our BBB accreditation standards.

USA Martial Arts Phoenix is a company that offers martial arts & self defense classes in the Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley community.
BBB Standards for Trust, are eight principles that summarize important elements of creating and maintaining trust in business. This business has affirmed to meet and abide by BBB Standards for Trust.

Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of A+ on a scalefrom A+ to F.
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Business Address:4731 E. Greenway Road #9
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Original Business Start Date:8/1/1992
Type of Entity:Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Incorporated:2010 in AZ
John Nottingham, Member
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Friday, December 17, 2010

I Love Kickboxing Phoenix is What People Say About K3 Kickboxing!

Kickboxing Taking Phoenix By Storm

A new program at USA Martial Arts Phoenix has people burning fat, dropping pounds and getting a kick out of their workout.   They will have you saying "I LOVE KICKBOXING!" faster than you can eat a twinkie.  IMPACT K3 Kickboxing is a combination of several styles of martial arts and kickboxing specifically designed to get you into the best shape of your life.  
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 Thai Boxing, or Muay Thai Kickboxing, combines punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes into a self-defense system known for its power and effectiveness. Thai Boxing training methods are unsurpassed in developing speed, power, and superb cardiovascular endurance. By using specialized striking pads (Thai pads) and shields, students can practice punches, kicks, knees, and elbow strikes in combination and at full force. Thai pad and bag training also improves reaction time by allowing students to react immediately to the actions of the pad holder. 
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Other training methods commonly used include heavy bag training and controlled sparring drills. Heavy bag training plays an important role in developing power and conditioning, and reinforces the techniques practiced on the Thai pads. Sparring is a means to test technique, skills, range, strategy, and timing against a partner. Thai Boxing sparring is often conducted at light to medium contact to avoid injury.


If the Thai Boxing Program seems right for you, we welcome you to participate in our trial program. The trial program allows you to try a few classes before enrolling. To ensure a smooth and comfortable transition into the group class, your first lesson will be a a no obligation step by step class with one of our expert Black Belt instructors where you will be introduced to the basic techniques used in class. They will make it comfortable for you to work at your level and make an easy transition into classes.  You’ll be amazed how much you learn in only a few classes!

Anthony Pettis Kicks Dan Henderson in Head at WEC Championship Cage Fight in Glendale Arena Arizona

Anthony Pettis Kicks Dan Henderson at WEC Championship MMA Fight in Glendale Arena in Arizona Cage Fight - The "Showtime" Kick is a Classical Taekwondo Kick
The champion goes on to fight for the unified championship title in the UFC.  

Pettis Head Kicks Henderson With Rebound Kick Off Cage - Taekwondo on Display
More and more advanced classical and exotic martial arts are making their way into mainstream MMA and full contact sporting events such as the WEC and UFC.  Often cited by commentators, critics and those with less experience as "innefective" or "impractical", eventually someone comes along who has mastered and functionalized a skill and uses it to exploit the limitations or vulnerability of an opponent.

It's interesting that the first time the commentators see a technique in the octagon they act as if it is a new move nobody has ever done.  When in fact, they are just seeing the beauty and power of well executed classical martial arts techniques you can learn at your local traditional martial arts schools.  You just have to take the time to look- and maybe reconsider your views on the humble martial arts master in the local Dojo or Dojang.

UFC Wake Up
The first major shift in recent history was the Gracie family presenting a Master Black Belt, Royce Gracie, a non-imposing and mild mannered Ju-jitsu grappler in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  Using his highly developed strategy of avoiding strikes, clinching, take-down, establishing a dominant position and submitting much larger and stronger opponents, he was victorious time and time again.

It shocked most of the mainstream and many of the indoctrinated martial arts community by directly challenging and unsettling their belief systems about fighting.  It showed the power of technique and effective strategy when individuals underestimate their opponent.  This provided the opportunity to exploit an area of weakness while capitalizing on the strength of their Brazilian expression of jujitsu/judo.  Now it is commonly referred to as GJJ, Gracie Jiu-jitsu or BJJ or Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

It's Strategy Not Style
From a tactical and strategic perspective, this is the basis for these techniques, to exploit those who would underestimate their opponent.  In classic "traditional martial arts" strategy that would make Masters proud; do the unexpected.

Striking is Dramatic
It continued to shift as more grappling was integrated, until a point when the defenses for takedowns and submissions leveled out a bit.  Then came the audience pleasing striking era with dramatic knock out kicks, punches, knees and elbows.  This one sells seats because even the untrained can see and experience the obvious results of a strike from the blood, reaction or a dramatic KO.

Karate Kids
Just when the self proclaimed experts declared classical or "traditional martial arts" dead, a new bread of champions emerge in the form of Georges Rush St. Pierre, a Kyukoshin Karate Black Belt.  Then they were shocked again as Lyoto Machita, a Traditional Karate Master dominates the MMA world.  All along the truth was that most of the champions came from traditional martial arts backgrounds.  It is where they laid the foundation of developing character, inner strength, work ethic, and the traits of champions that make them trainable technicians and tacticians.

Taekwondo the Target
While Taekwondo enjoyed significant popularity due to its display on the world stage as an Olympic sport and numerous centers in strip malls across America, this popular "big dog" has been the target of much bashing and criticism.  Perhaps it was a convenient target because of the high number of child focussed beginner schools emphasizing the character and fundamental fitness education of children.  Plenty of examples of bad or mediocre instruction or practitioners due to the millions of participants worldwide.  However, from my point of view, few other arts have had the positive impact on attitudinal and character education as Taekwondo.  Beyond the kicks and punches, it creates healthier people and better citizens.  Anthony Pettis and Dan Henderson clearly displayed Taekwondo or classical Korean style kicking at the WEC Championship fight.

Lyoto Machita, Georges Rush St. Pierre - Traditional Black Belt Show Honor
For many of us traditional martial arts teachers, we are eager to see more honor, humility, respect and character displayed as befitting a champion.  When Lyoto Machita enters the ring wearing his traditional Karate Gi and conducts himself with dignity - win or lose, we are proud.  When George St Pierre wears his Black Belt into the ring honoring his roots, then bows to honor his opponent, it sends a message.  When an MMA champion refuses to engage in derogatory trash talk, it makes a statement.  Perhaps there is no better display than the gracious acceptance of a loss.  Millions of men, women and children see an example of honor and dignity befitting a champion.  I believe this is why these men have such a large and growing fan base.

The UFC Platform
It is encouraging to see those who take responsibility for being positive role models and leading by example.  The UFC is a powerful platform from which to influence others, especially impressionable youth.  It is a golden opportunity to display the true virtues of martial arts and inspire a new generation of practitioners, not to be bigger stronger bullies with kicking and punching, but to learn to be civil to one another and above all - honorable.

Styles Make Fights
While the old boxing saying that styles make fights may still be popular, I would argue that styles sell seats.  It goes to our core of wanting to know which is the best style and looking for the easy answer.  Creating division and branding (identification through styles) prods our competitive nature and makes it easier for us to choose sides and invest ourselves emotionally into the event.  Controversy creates curiosity, which in turn drives media exposure and ticket sales.  These are important and understandable components of fight event promotion and make it exciting for fans.  After all, the public loves drama.

Now we have the emergence of advanced kicking in the UFC
The fact is that it isn't about the style, it is about the individual.  A champion is a champion regardless of the style.  Each can provide a foundation from which to work.  The old martial arts wisdom is true from my point of view, "There are no superior martial arts, only superior martial artists."  It will be exciting to see what is ahead.  As the Bible says, there is nothing new under the sun, but is sure is fun to see it come around again.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Best Kickboxing - Best of Phoenix Award Winner

Phoenix Best of Award Winner - Experience the Best of Phoenix... jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, and other self-defense techniques to aid you in your quest to a better you this year!

USA Martial Arts Phoenix wins Best of Phoenix as "Best Place to Improve Your Daredevil Skills"., kickboxing martial arts, mma, mixed martial arts, martial arts, fitness, kickboxing k1, k1, mma, mixed martial arts UFC.  

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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You will get great results in our classes for many reasons. The most important one of all though is that this is not your local gym's cardio kickboxing class. All of our kickboxing classes are taught by martial arts instructors and kickboxers who have many years of experience. They aren't the typical aerobics instructors at your local gym who have been told to throw punches and kicks into thier routines and call it kick boxing. Our instructors are professionals who have trained with many of the best fighters in the world and know how to properly punch and kick and will teach you how to do it safely.

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4731 E Greenway Rd Suite 9-10
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone 602-896-8721