Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kickboxing With Phoenix Best Kickboxing Classes! As seen in Phoenix Groupon!

Kickboxing With Phoenix Best Kickboxing Classes!

You may have seen us featured on GROUPON or in Phoenix New Times as a Best of Phoenix Winner! 

K3 You'll Love Our KICKBOXING! K3 Kick Boxing PHOENIX ROCKS!
Phoenix Kickboxing Classes help you burn fat, lose weight, tone up fast!

Join a growing trend of people looking for something different that works for a lifestyle of fitness and getting into the best shape of their lives. If you're bored with the gym scene or looking for a way to be motivated, learning and fight fat, this is the bootcamp style kickboxing gym for you.

In our Phoenix Kickboxing Gym:
  • You'll learn Kickboxing from an actual Black Belt and Kickboxing coach, not some wanna-be personal trainer or gym rat who got their certification on a weekend course.  
  • You'll learn footwork, mechanics, timing, and challenge your entire body.
  • You'll learn step by step how to properly kick, punch, elbow, knee your way to the best kickboxing body of your life!
  • You'll build cardio, strength, flexibility and learn a cool skill safely.
  • You'll build confidence and inner-strength as you kickbox the heavy bag, work the mitts and cheer on your fellow kickboxers.
It all starts with a simple click here.  Transform yourself and begin your kickboxing adventure today!
You'll LOVE Our KICKBOXING at USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix
K3 Kickboxing at USA Martial Arts Kickboxing Kali Krav Maga Combatives Self Defense
4731 E. Greenway Rd. Suite 9 Phoenix AZ 85032
SW Corner of Tatum & Greenway in the Albertson's Plaza

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kickboxing is the Hottest Workout in Phoenix!

Phoenix Kickboxing Trainer Offers Fat Fighting Workout That Goes Beyond the Boring Gym Scene.
As seen on ABC, The Today Show, NBC, CBS News, Fox News, in Men's Fitness, Women's Health, SHAPE and many others, Kickboxing burns up to 800 to 1000 calories per workout.  That beats stepping, spinning, running, and just about anything the typical gym offers.  iLoveKickboxingPhoenix will also teach you the nutritional plan that works, a functional fun skill and in a clean professional facility.  You'll learn in an actual kickboxing school from an actual Black Belt instructor and Kickboxing coach.  Transform your life today.

Visit us at USA Martial Arts:
A Certified K3 Kickboxing Facility (formerly i Love Kickboxing Phoenix )

If you live in the following areas: Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Cave Creek or Maricopa County ,...you are close enough to come train with us!

This is the last Kickboxing workout you will ever need! Kickboxing is great for Fitness, Self Defense, Cardio Fitness and Muscle Toning. No other workout burns more fat, more calories or builds and tones muscle as well. It’s truly the best fat burning exercise.

Most of our members will tell you that this class is way more fun than the gym, fitness bootcamps, personal training, health clubs, trainers and is hands down the best way to lose weight, and get in great shape. Sign up today, you’ll be so glad you did!

“As a field hockey player in college I was always in great shape. But after graduation, my job as a professor just seemed to take up all my time and as a result – I put on some pounds.
I was looking for a way to get back into shape in just a few hours a week and yoga and the gym wasn’t getting it done for me. I startedkickboxing classes here and was amazed at how fast the weight came off…I lost 25lbs in just a few months!
It’s the funnest way to lose weight and get back into shape that I’ve ever seen!”
Andrea Perkins, 34
College Professor PhD

Martial Arts Builds Healthy Children

Martial Arts Builds Healthy Children
by John Nottingham on JANUARY 29, 2012 | Martial arts children kids karate taekwondo kung fu self defense bullying prevention specialists 

Happy USA Martial Arts Phoenix Students

From Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu, Kenpo, to Jiu-Jitsu, the Martial Arts build healthy, happy kids. Children face so many distractions these days that encourage them to be less active and unhealthy. From video games, watching television or surfing the internet, they are more isolated than previous generations and not using their bodies.

Do you want your child to learn how to build strength, flexibility and healthy habits? Do you want them to be able to make good friends, develop confidence and social skills to make friends?

Healthychildren.org states “More than 6 million children in the United States participate in martial arts. Martial arts are known to improve social skills, discipline, and respect in children.”
In our Phoenix martial art school, your child will develop physical attributes and mental focus through varieties of martial art lessons, fun activities, and group games directed by our caring instructors. The importance of self-defense will be taught, as well as personal security and protective techniques with and without weapons are introduced in a positive and supportive atmosphere. In our curriculum, we emphasize cooperation among each other, confidence in expressing themselves, respect to others, and discipline to follow instructions.

Here at USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix we offer martial art classes for juniors(7-13 years old) and children (4-6 years old) in our own special USA Martial Arts blend. USA Martial Arts is a martial art curriculum developed to meet the self-protection and self-development needs of modern times. This martial art is developed on its unique philosophy of ancient and modern personal, character and leadership mind, body and spirit development. Through USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing, your child will learn to increase their mental awareness in their daily situations, make healthy choices, and take appropriate action based on time-tested values. When taking appropriate action, your child will learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully. Your child will learn to set boundaries and stand up for their comfort level in mentally and physically challenging situations.

Photos Thanks to Patricia Dean

"This is the best martial arts school in Arizona. The friendlly, knowledgeable and professional staff can help you reach your goals." Brett Lechtenberg

"We love USA Martial Arts! Diana and Darian are very respectful and having been to only 3 classes so far we can already see a huge improvement in their self confidence and they are all about self control and self discipline all on there own thanks to everyone at USA Martial Arts!" Esmeralda Moran-Villa

I’m sure this sounds all great but why not come down and allow your child to try a free martial arts class. It’s important that you and your child feel comfortable.


In a Safe Environment your child will learn to:
  • Develop physical skills for self-defense 
  • Increase awareness and coordination of mind and body. 
  • Develop cooperation and interaction skills. 
  • Build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline. 
  • Set effective boundaries and express your child’s feelings. 
  • Identify potential conflicts or dangerous situations. 
  • Make friends and have fun in healthy activities. 
  • Express and direct energy in a positive and supportive atmosphere.
USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix
Serving Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek and North Phoenix Communities 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bully Busters: The Battle against Bullying with Tips for Parents and Kids on VoiceAmerica Outreach Today

Bully Busters: The Battle against Bullying with Tips for Parents and Kids

Aired January 18, 2012
Hosted by Melissa Jenkins-Simon with Co-Host Diane Stafford
Listen to the show on Bullying:  LISTEN NOW

itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=456371519

Today I was a phone in guest on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel show Outreach Today with Melissa Jenkins-Simon.  www.voiceamerica.com/show/1955/outreach-today  The above links will allow you to hear it if you missed to broadcast.

The featured subject in the show was Bullying and how parents can help equip their children for bullying.  I was asked about some of the strategies I teach to assist children with bullying education and training.  In this blog I have included some of those tips and expanded on the ideas for which we didn't have time.

Bullying Prevention - A Professional Protectors Point of View
To this day I believe my programs are the only bullying prevention programs:
  • Developed by a professional protector
  • Trained in bullying prevention
  • Conflict resolution
  • Verbal Judo
  • Advanced Threat Assessment
  • Non-violent/force apporopriate self defense, who is also a teacher with over 26 years of successfully teaching bullying prevention.
My Bully Proof Vest and Bullying Prevention Bootcamp (teaching one this Saturday for free) programs cover the full range of bullying prevention issues including avoiding, deterring, de-escalating as well as force appropriate, less violent personal protection.

My bullying prevention programs focus on:
 1. Treatment of the intended target of bullying (I do not like to label children a "victim").
 2. Treatment of the child exhibiting the bullying behavior.
 3. The social atmosphere and culture enabling the process.

The Three Shields Bullying Prevention Approach
This three pronged approach is what I refer to as the THREE SHIELDS strategy.  Drawing upon ancient martial arts wisdom, the three shields also represent the MIND, BODY and SPIRIT, or elements of a human being, that must be considered.

Each bullying situation is unique so it is important that we don't overly generalize and recognize the importance of understanding the dynamics and facts before rushing to judgement or offering overly specific prescription without adequate diagnosis.  This is where the wisdom of caring teachers, parents and administrators comes in. They can bring a sense of calm wisdom to bear in an effort to treat the situation appropriately.

Five Steps To Handling a Bully Effectively Without Fighting
1. Make friends.  Friendship beats bullying.
2. Tell everyone until they listen.
3. Avoid the bullying set up and bad situations. Listen to your gut.
4. Take a stand early.  " STOP! "
5. Defend yourself from bullying. Nobody has the right to hurt you.

Verbal Judo Comeback Lines to Stop Bullying
1. Humor: "You're funny. The last time I heard that I was in pre-school."
2. Cleverness: "I hear you. Too bad my spam-box is full."

How Parents Can Help Children With Bullying
1. Be a good listener and actively work on your relationship with your child.
2. Be a good role model of safe behavior and how to problem solve using your mind and peaceful means.
3. Role play safety and bullying scenarios as quality time.
4. Watch for signs and be prepared to stay involved.
5. Use resources and get educated so you can respond rather than react.  Use it as a teachable moment.

Following the show my friend and fellow martial artist, Police Officer Eric Gugel commented on his experience as a law enforcement professional and father regarding bullying.  He shared with me that he is being called in to deal with bullying situations as a Police Officer.  He encourages individuals, parents and children to learn conflict resolution skills.  Thanks Officer Gugel for your service to your community and being a great role model of professional law enforcement.
"If You See Something Say Something!"
Conflict Avoidance for Bullying Prevention overview
A = Always practice safe habits and avoid potentially bad situations with alertness to safety priorities
B= Breathe to stay calm and respond rather than react out of emotion
C= Communicate with confidence, body language is key for projecting inner-strength. Tell others - you're not alone.
D= Defend yourself. Common sense before self defense but nobody has the right to injure you. Protect yourself from physical bullying and escape to safety.
For more click here

For more information we are hosting a Bullying Event
The hosts were kind enough to mention our Bullying Prevention Bootcamp for children this Saturday at USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix.  The free bullying prevention workshop will be from 12:30-1:15 and cover some fundamentals from my Bully Proof Vest program.  Contact info@usa-martialarts.com or call 602-896-8721 to register for this free event.

Facebook Arizona Bullying Prevention Project
Webspecial Children's Martial Arts Bullying Prevention http://KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FREE Bullying Prevention Event in Phoenix AZ

Bullies to Buddies Message at Free Bullying Prevention Event

Friendship Beats Bullying Message at Free Bullying Prevention Workshop in Phoenix
Radio Interview on Bully Busting With Guest John Nottingham on Outreach Today LISTEN NOW

o Bullying is the most common form of violence in American society according to the National Association of School Psychologists.
o Bullying affects 15 to 30 percent of students as either bullying child or the targets of bullying
o Studies have shown that adults who were bullied as children have a much higher level of depression and lower self-esteem than those who were not.

FREE - Kids Safety
Bully Prevention Seminar
Sat. January 21st - 12:30 to 1:15pm
Please register at info@usa-martialarts.com

Master John D. Nottingham, PI, EPS
6th Dan Founder of Arizona Bullying Prevention Initiative
USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix | Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Bodyguards
4731 E. Greenway Suite 9
Phoenix, AZ. 85032


FREE - Kid Safety - Bully Prevention Seminar Sat. January 21st - 12:30 to 1:15pm

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Phoenix Fitness Bootcamp Workout To Lose Weight and Drop Fat

Fitness Bootcamp To Lose Weight, Drop Fat and Get In Shape For Your New Years Resolution

If you are surfing the net and looking for ways to get in shape, reduce fat, get fit and find a workout that will help you get the body you want for the new year consider a non-conventional approach.

PHOENIX BOOTCAMP Serving Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and North Phoenix Cave Creek areas.

  • Our Phoenix Bootcamp program incorporates elements from proven fitness systems.
  • This Bootcamp teaches you how to eat right for your body and lifestyle.
  • With our Bootcamp you'll learn to get motivated, stay inspired and build lasting positive health habits.
  • Our bootcamp has jump starts your metabolism, challenges your body, mind and spirit to help you achieve new fitness levels in a fun way.
  • Be inspired by your fellow bootcampers, build new positive friendships along with your mind and body.

Cut through the confusion of what to eat, when to eat and how to obtain the nutrtion that keeps you fit, healthy and feeling great.

  • Kickboxing: Burn up to 1000 calories per workout!
  • Resistance Training: Build lean muscle and dense strong bones!
  • Stretch, lengthen and tone with Yoga!
  • Build aerobic and anearobic strength for awesome cardiovascular heart health!

Register now for the January 2012 Kick-off of this unique BOOTCAMP!


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