Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Once Bullied Now Brave Bullied Kids Get Help at Phoenix Martial Arts School

Once Bullied Now Brave

Bullied Kids Get Help at Phoenix Martial Arts School

PHOENIX, AZ – Connor knows the fear, frustration and hurt that can come from being bullied. The 9-year-old Phoenix boy said, “They shove me around, trip me to the ground, I got choked by my backpack, kicked in the stomach.”

After trying to work it out with the school to no avail, his Mother Nicole enrolled him at USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix. When martial arts instructor John Nottingham found out about it, he offered to help the boy with techniques he uses to train Police and bodyguards.  

“I see kids like Connor all the time and my heart goes out to them,” said Nottingham. “I was bullied when I was a kid and know the pain it can cause. I wanted to make sure kids like him have the tools that they need to deal with bullies properly.  That's why I created the Bullying Prevention Initiative International to train other teachers and established the Arizona Bullying Prevention Initiative -The Phoenix Bullying Prevention Project to help children.”

With over 26 years of successfully teaching people how to deal with bullying he developed a bullying prevention program called John Nottingham's Bully Proof Vest
Along with the defensive techniques, Connor and the other youngsters in his class are learning verbal judo and tactical communication: language techniques to try and diffuse a situation that might lead to bullying.

Nicole said her son really changed.  She says it is like a totally different child, and even notices a big change in the way he carries himself, his confidence and even his grades. “Bully Proof Vest and his training here has completely changed him,” she said. “He’s not so afraid about being hurt or bullied anymore.”

Nottingham said his students are transformed through Bully Proof Vest and other training at USA Martial Arts “In just a short time, the kids are walking like their favorite heroes, carry inner-strength, and feeling good about themselves,” Nottingham said.

USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix is offering free Bully Prevention (they don't call it anti-bully) training to all Phoenix families.  They are also providing a free guide handle bullying plus a Bully Busters audio interview by registering at info@usa-martialarts.com.

My Story: http://usamartialarts.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/how-to-handle-a-bully-arizona-bullying-prevention-project/

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John Nottingham of USA Martial Arts & Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Trainers has over 25 years of experience in the martial arts and security fields.  He is the founder of the USA Martial Arts chain in the metro Phoenix area for 20 years and believes that the highest purpose of a martial arts education is to prepare students for citizenship. He and his team teach their Phoenix martial arts students to manifest the martial arts philosophy into their daily lives. That is how USA Martial Arts Tae Kwon Do has become the highest-rated karate school in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley areas. USA Martial Arts is also one of Google's Favorite Places. At USA Martial Arts the training doesn't stop on the mat; it transcends the mat! If you are looking for Karate Training, Phoenix Taekwondo classes, Arizona Self Defense in Phoenix, Paradise Valley or Scottsdale, visit USA Martial Arts at 4731 E. Greenway Rd., Suite #9 Phoenix, AZ, 85032 located at the SW Corner of Tatum & Greenway Phone: 602-896-USA1 (8721) http://USA-MartialArts.com Email: info@usa-martialarts.com

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Phoenix Bullying Prevention Specialist offers Free Anti-Bullying Camp for Children

Bullies, Bullying, Bystanders, and the New Documentary BULLY

With the launch of the new documentary movie "Bully" more and more parents are seeking new ways to teach their children about how to handle bullying.  Many Arizona parents want to make sure their child is not being bullied or acting like a bully.  Phoenix Bullying Specialist John Nottingham is offering free Bullying Prevention workshops to Arizona children and their parents.

Bullying Specialist and Phoenix Martial Arts Master John Nottingham started the Arizona Bullying Prevention Initative - The Phoenix BullyProof Project to give children the tools to handle bullying the right way.  A law enforcement, bodyguard and military trainer, Nottingham gives them unconventional and practical concepts that equip them for handling aggressive behavior.

Every child needs to know how to stop bullying the right way or they might resort to the wrong way and make things worse, get in trouble at school or hurt another child and end up with costly legal troubles.  Not to mention the long term effects of emotional scarring that bullying can cause if left untreated.  If you are a Phoenix parent and want to know how to prevent bullying, harassment, being picked on, teased, and tormented, then you want John Nottingham's BullyProof Vest program.  
John Nottingham's BullyProof Vest prevents bullying by using the same techniques that bodyguards use to protect judges, celebrities, VIPs and even the President.  
"These conflict avoidance techniques work brilliantly for bullying prevention. They teach how to respond intelligently and appropriately rather than react and make bullying worse.", says Nottingham a 6th Degree Black Belt and owner of USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix. 
Nottingham's program and Bullying Prevention organization was founded because so many children were falling through the cracks of the school wide bullying prevention efforts.  He says his program empowers children rather than turning them into helpless victims caught in a complex mess.  Nottingham has been teaching children to protect themselves against bullying successfully for over 26 years.  He also does it for free. 
He continues, "We are dedicated to helping Phoenix families learn how to protect children from bullying, improve peer acceptance and respect, redefine relationships, and enjoy peace of mind."
Specializing in bullying prevention, conflict avoidance and peace education, John Nottingham has been trained by some of the best including Gavin de Becker, leading expert on situations that might lead to violence and the best selling author of The Gift of Fear.
Nottingham points out that conflict avoidance bullying prevention are a set of skills that can be learned.  They include communication, problem solving, emotional management and some clever techniques that shift power from the child bullying to the target of bullying."
This anti-bullying program teaches children to develop the inner strength–and the practical mindset and skills needed to thwart bullying.
FREE Bullying Prevention Program
Register by email at info@usa-martialarts.com -no experience necessary
Receive a Guide To Handle Bullying The Right Way

Listen to a FREE Radio BullyBusters Interview with tips here

Sponsored in part by:
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Bodyguards
USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Phoenix AZ Children Summer Camp - BullyProof Karate Kids Camp

Bully Proof Camp Phoenix Arizona

Karate Kids Camp Makes Kids BullyProof This Summer inAZ

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative -  Phoenix Bully-Proof Project  has teamed up with USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing to offer a free summer camp for kids that teaches them how to deal with bullying.

Spaces are expected to fill quickly for this years Bully Proof Vest Summer Camp for Kids!

The camp operates throughout summer and offers free bullying prevention training to children ages 7-14 years old.  No experience is necessary.

  • Fun games that build confidence and fitness
  • Fantastic friendships with good kids and supportive parents
  • Super role model Black Belt instructors

John Nottingham's Bully Proof Vest Program Includes: 

  • Recognizing Dangerous Situations & Warning Signs
  • Verbal Judo Self-defense Training
  • Boundary Setting 
  • Conflict Avoidance Skills 
  • Defensive, Peaceful Self Defense Options
  • Fun skills, drills and games to build confidence and inner-strength

Register by email at info@usa-martialarts.com and receive a Five Step Guide on How To Handle a Bully The Smart Way!

Investing in the Phoenix Arizona community since 1992!

To guarantee your child's place, contact info@usa-martialarts.com without delay.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bully Buster Bodyguard Teaches Children, Parents and Teachers New Way To Handle Bullies and Bullying

CLICK to listen to Founder John Nottingham's 
Bully Busters Radio Interview

Message from Bullying Prevention Initiative International Founder John Nottingham

Bullying, aggressive behavior, rude remarks, social aggression, and wielding of power have always been around and they won't be going anywhere soon.  The recent politically motivated so called anti-bullying movement attempting to "stop bullying" is taking a, not only misguided and destined to fail approach, but a potentially dangerous one as well.

Bullying is a self defense, parenting and counseling issue.

I was recently on a radio interview called Bully Busters as a call in expert (I would say specialist).  One self proclaimed experts spouted some fear inducing media sound-bytes and then proclaimed that "Bullying Must Stop! We need more laws and more rules to stop it."  The arrogance of the statement and this false and failed ideology is one of the reasons I created the Bullying Prevention Initiative International.

Bringing Common Sense and a Dose of Reality To Bullying Prevention
The idea that we can eradicate bullying with laws, posters and education is tantamount to saying we can create world peace if we just give these people enough power and money.  With respect to their good intentions, we should just put those promoting this on a bus and use this idea to create world peace.  It lacks any basis in reality of history, research or common sense, yet it is thriving.    

DARE, GREAT, STRANGER DANGER Witch Hunts & Alarmism, Now Anti-Bullying
These same types gave us DARE, GREAT, and the Stranger Danger movement.  Over a billion dollars spent and yet the research shows little to no effect, and in some cases, ill effects from those programs.  The fact is that this is not within their power and sadly, they ignore what is.  It is in our power to protect children by teaching them to respond to bullying appropriately.

Schools Can't Keep Your Kids Safe From Bullies
The Department of Justice own data on bullying offers no effective solutions for a child who is the target of a persistent bully.  Furthermore, the list of headlines on youth suicides, attacks, shootings and bullying incidents prove that the school system cannot be entrusted with your child's safety.  I see parents and children who the system has failed and have fallen through the cracks at my martial arts school and bullying prevention programs.  It is a parents responsibility to equip a child for the world we live in.

"Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish and feed him for life."

Proof Positive That These Bullying Prevention Methods Work!
For over 26 years my team and I have successfully showed men, women and children how to prevent bullying, deal with bullying and thwart bullying attacks.  Now that culmination of experience and knowledge is put into a training program that can be learned via DVD, books, online streaming video, or best - live with one of our BPII trainers.   Now you can ARM your child with the inner-strength and tools to protect themselves against aggressive behavior, bullying and live a life free from those fears.

John Nottingham's Bully Proof Vest
John Nottingham's Bully Proof Vest curriculum gives children the advanced bullying recognition skills to spot a set up and the signs of bullying before it begins.  They are equipped with verbal judo strategies to handle themselves with a centered calm and walk away with dignity in tact.  They develop an unshakable confidence with non-violent, force appropriate self defense techniques that protect them and others in case of a physical attack.  

John Nottingham's Bully Proof and Self Defense methods have been featured in numerous schools and presented to thousands of children for over two decades and has an extraordinary success rate.  Featured on channels, 3, 5, 10, 12 and 15, Good Morning Arizona, The Arizona Republic and in various publications, John Nottingham is a recognized personal safety, bullying and self defense security expert (he say's "specialist").

 To find out more visit us online
or email info@usa-martialarts.com

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bully Self Defense The Proven, Peaceful, Practical & Powerful Way

Bully Self Defense The Proven, Peaceful, Practical & Powerful Way

Click Here to make your child “BULLY-PROOF” or call 602-896-8721
Listen Free to Bullying Specialist John Nottingham's Radio Interview on Bully Busters

Bullying In Arizona and America

Arizona has adopted one of the more expensive and ineffective bullying prevention programs.  On a regular basis we see children who have fallen through the cracks and need help with bullying.  "Their parents are desperate to get them help that provides practical solutions to real life bullying problems."  When your childs school anti-bullying program has failed, where can you turn?  Now you can have answers from professional protectors, not impotent, fearful professional pencil pushers.

Bullying has become a prevalent problem in American Society and a hot topic in Arizona.  

Bullying is a widespread and serious problem that can happen anywhere. It is not a phase children have to go through, it is not "just messing around", and it is not something to grow out of. Bullying can cause serious and lasting harm.

The three conditions need to exist to be categorized as bullying behavior:
  • Imbalance of Power: people who bully use their power to control or harm and the people being bullied may have a hard time defending themselves
  • Intent to Cause Harm: actions done by accident are not bullying; the person bullying has a goal to cause harm [This has since been called into question as a defining criteria.]
  • Repetition: incidents of bullying happen to the same the person over and over by the same person or group
Bullying Fact: Bullying is the #1 reason for absenteeism in schools.
What Are The Types of Bullying?
  • Physical: kicking, pinching, punching, slapping, poking, hitting, pinning, pulling, tripping, shoving 
  • Verbal: harassment, name-calling, teasing, taunting, insulting, mocking
  • Social: spreading rumors, leaving people out on purpose, breaking up friendships 
  • Cyberbullying: using the Internet, mobile phones or other digital technologies to harm others

Founder Was Target of Bullying

Founder, John Nottingham was the target of bullying and understands the pain, anguish, and trauma bullying can cause.  That is why John is so passionate about this subject.  
Feeling bullied and powerless was one of the primary reasons John Nottingham joined martial arts.  

If you feel powerless, trapped and frustrated as the target of bullying in school, at home, in the street, and on the playground then you have found an ally in John Nottingham.

Once John started training with martial arts, the bullying stopped almost instantly.  Once you know how to protect yourself and have these Bully Proofing skills, it makes a difference.  You carry yourself differently, address people differently and see problems in a whole new way.  
The empathy, compassion from remembering the feeling of helplessness is what makes our instructors so motivated to help children like us who experienced bullying.

Teaching Control - Not Violence

Some bullying prevention methods encourage violence, that is being a bigger bully and teaching them a lesson.  They forget that this often makes things worse and can escalate a situation to very dangerous levels of force.  Some other martial arts systems teach higher violence against violence which can get children into serious trouble, including with the law. 

"Our techniques are derived from teaching bouncers, law enforcement and bodyguards how to intercept violence before it begins and neutralize it in the most peaceful way possible.  Just as we do for law enforcement, we reverse engineer bullying attack scenarios children face and make them age appropriate.  We use strategy, leverage, distraction and mechanics to resolve bullying attacks. They are simple, proven and step by step bully violence neutralization techniques, concepts and principles that de-escalate a self defense situation."

Bully Defense The Wrong Way

Many martial arts (and hand to hand combat systems) teach a child to react with striking such as punches, kicks, knees, and elbows. These are problematic with school policies, not camera friendly, and can cause serious damage to another child.  In our oppinion, the punitive and percussive methods also may have a higher likelihood of escalating violence, retaliation or revenge attacks. 

Bully Defense The Right and Responsible Way

The Bully Proof Vest Self Defense program starts by teaching children how to recognize danger and avoid it.  Then they learn to verbally defuse potentially violent situations, to stop an attack or fight before it starts. However, if attacked, our students know force specific restraining self defense techniques that are defensive, use no striking, and can non-violently neutralize a bully attack. 

Fighting Fire With Water Peaceful Bully Solutions

The confidence provided by the Bully Self Defense program teaches our students, as the John Nottingham says, “to fight fire, be water and extinguish the flames.”

What Makes Our Bullying Solutions Approach Unique?
  • Peaceful approach where physical intervention (self defense) is the last resort
  • Based on Proven Bodyguard Tactics
  • Builds The Individual's Confidence and Inner Strength
  • Encourages Empathy, Kindness and Courage
  • Force Appropriate So Children Don't Go Overboard (It protects both children)
  • Proven practical for over 25 years - research and evidence based
  • Fun teaching method that is age appropriate
  • Continually updated and improved
Get started today and ARM your child with self confidence and inner strength to life a life of happiness and peace of mind.  

 Kids Martial Arts Phoenix WEBSPECIAL
USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix Arizona 4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9, Phoenix AZ 85032 602-896-8721

Sunday, March 11, 2012

How To Deal With a Bully's Attacks, Taunts, Insults, Rumors, Teasing, Torment, and Harassment

How To Deal With a Bully's Attacks, Taunts, Insults, Rumors, Teasing, Torment, and Harassment 
What will your child do when they have tried everything that they have been told to do about bullying and it still fails?
What Will Your Child Do When. . . 
  • There is no teacher around.  (The majority of bullying goes on when teachers aren't looking or around.)
  • There is no security, parents or person to protect them.
  • There is no escape. (Children trapped in a locker room, on a bus, or pinned cannot "just walk away".)
  • They are faced to face with a determined bully and being harassed, tormented, picked on or abused.

Are You Looking For Practical Solution to Bullying?

5 Steps To Handle a Bully
If you're looking for a way to keep your child from being bullied, picked on harassed or attacked by meaner, bigger kids, then this program is for you.  This isn't a program by some ivory tower pencil pushers who have no idea how to function in the real world other than hiding or begging someone else for help and praying you'll make it through another day.  

A Bodyguard Approach To Bullying
Instead, this is a program that will ARM a child for school and life on how to handle bullying with confidence, inner-strength and dignity.  But don't worry, it also teaches compassion and empathy so they won't become a bully.  In fact, they will learn to value peace, kindness, respect and noble strength.

John Nottingham's 5 Steps To Handle a Bully The Peaceful Way will give your son or daughter the ability to defend themselves against the school bully with practical bully self defense when all else has failed.
  • When They Have Tried Just Walking Away 
  • When They Ignore It and Still Get Picked On
  • When They Have Tried Being Nice
  • When They Have Tried Telling a Teacher
  • When They Have Tried Telling a Parent
  • When They Have Nobody There To Help Them or Tell Them What To Do

What Will Your Child Do When They Feel All Else Has Failed?
Some children resort to turning all that torment inward.  Rage turned inward can become depression and sadness.  Others might over react and take their feelings of anger and rage to extremes.

"Over the past 20 plus years, I've seen the children who the system has failed.  Many of the new anti-bully programs are failing children as well.  Often kids feel trapped, abandoned and alone.  Some begin to hide it and just say everything is OK, all the while they are suffering in silence.  Fortunately, we have solutions and effective answers that have worked for thousands of other children.  That's why I created the Bullying Prevention Initiative International, to share what I have learned with other teachers, parents and coaches.  It works and you can see immediate results."  - John Nottingham

Be a part of the movement to bring common sense to bullying prevention and teach the fundamentals of conflict resolution, self defense and living life with peace of mind.

Bully Self Defense - Practical Bullying Prevention Program

Bully Self Defense

A Practical Guide to Protecting Your Child From Bullying
Click Here to make your child “BULLY-PROOF” or call 602-896-8721

John Nottingham's Bully Proof Vest Bulling Self Defense 
Bully Proofing Your Child For Life!  Non-Violent Answers To Aggression The Peaceful Way
5 Steps To Handle a Bully Like a Bodyguard, a unique book and program designed by a bodyguard trainer, martial arts master, teacher and advanced threat assessment specialist. For over twenty years, John Nottingham has been teaching men, women and children how to  successfully deal with bullies, bullying and abusive situations in a peaceful manner.

Bullying In The United States

Bullying has become a prevalent problem in American Society. An American Justice Department school and cyber-bullying study shows that 1 out of every 4 kids will be bullied and that 150,000 kids miss school everyday in fear of bullying.  Victims want to defend themselves, but most are too afraid for their personal safety and well being to do so

Statistics In America

  • 1 out of 4 kids is Bullied.
  • 150,000 kids miss school everyday in fear of bullying
  • 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically.
  • 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some “Bullying.”
  • 8% of students miss 1 day of class per month for fear of Bullies.
  • 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school.
  • 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.

Bully Proof Your Child Today and Learn How To Defeat Bullying The Bodyguard Way!


Friday, March 9, 2012

USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix Reviews. What People Say About USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix

Read the online reviews of actual true encounters and experiences with John Nottingham's USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix Arizona.  The unedited reviews include:
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2/24/2012We were fortunate enough to find a really great martial arts school for our son! Not only did we find an instructor with amazing martial arts skills and knowledge but also one who is very patient and unselfish in sharing relevant information. What we are continuing to experience is far beyond our expectation of what a Martial Arts School is like, the students do not only learn martial arts skills but also self-defense, tips/strategies on how to act around a bully and escaping from captors which are very important to learn especially at this time when the dangers of bullying or kidnapping are becoming more and more alarming. The school is also active in helping out in the community by offering FREE Bullying Prevention Workshop, Anti-Abduction Workshop, etc. As parents, we enjoy coming to class too because we also learn a lot from Master Nottingham that we often find ourselves taking notes to remember what we learned. What we like the best is how the importance of RESPECT and GRATITUDE is very well emphasized. Overall, a very positive family experience!!!
by elainedb on 2/24/2012 | Submit a Comment
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2/21/2012USA Martial Arts under Master Nottingham's leadership and teaching skills has been a blessing in our lives! I enrolled my then 8-year old daughter to learn about self discipline, to increase her confidence levels around other children and unknown situations, and to get a good (athletic) workout on a regular basis. What we have experienced since she started has far exceeded my expectations! Yes, her confidence levels have soared, and yes, she is learning to more deeply understand the idea of self discipline and many other equally important concepts (respect, courtesy, altruism, sincerity). But equally important, she is spending many hours each week in the company of adults and children that share our desire for an environment in which ethics, honesty, and moral values are primary forces of communication. The children learn to treat each other with kindness and compassion. More advanced students help those that are still learning. Bigger kids support smaller ones. Coming to class is like entering a 'perfect little world' and the best thing of it is, the children take these lessons to heart and carry them into other realms of their lives such as school and play-dates. My daughter is now 9 years old and has grown tremendously, both inside and out. The simple workout I envisioned for her has turned into an activity that she truly loves and for which she works hard, both in class and at home. Who would have known! :-) As for us parents that sit and watch our children during class: You may confidently leave your books, magazines, and iPods in the car! When Master Nottingham teaches, there is wisdom and knowledge for everyone, not just the children. His advice and anecdotes, always told in a fun/humorous and never patronizing manner, will often lead you to reflect on your own life and many a time you will find yourself in the car or at home, discussing what he has taught with your child. My daughter constantly brings up topics that were discussed in class and wants to elaborate on them. It is what all parents want, open and healthy communication channels with their child. And when your child is trying to convince you that you, too, should join her classes, study Taekwondo alongside her, and reach black belt together, what could possibly be more amazing for a parent?
by birgit r. on 2/21/2012 | Submit a Comment
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2/19/2012Truly awesome instruction for beginners to black belts and advanced students looking to increase there skill levels and enjoy a quality martial arts experience. Master Nottinghams Walk's the talk all the way. Integrity is real and alive at this school. Tradition is taken seriously and they have fun while growing.
by Anthony M. on 2/19/2012 | Submit a Comment
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2/12/2012My son was 4 when he started at USA Martial Arts. The staff are very professional, respectful and courteous to not only the students but also to the parents. The 7 tenets of Tae Kwon Do are not only taught and stressed to the students but are lived by the staff. My son is now in another state and a different type of Martial Arts which does not stress these tenets. The difference in how the kids act is very different. Every parent that my son meets makes compliments about how well behaved he is. The other kids in his current class do not get this compliment because it is not taught nor stressed. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND USA MARTIAL ARTS to anyone wanting to learn the true meaning of Martial Arts.
by Jim Walker on 2/12/2012 | Submit a Comment
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2/12/2012Our children have been a part of the USA Martial Arts family for nearly two years! Our experience as a family has been nothing but positive. We have worked as a family with Master Nottingham to assist us in discipline and follow through at home. We feel very supported as parents, and know that we can look to our Martial Arts school to assist us in the disciplines that are taught at the school. I am confident that our two children listen and are attentive in class, it is critical to the practice of tae kwando that these lessons are taken out of the school and into the world. USA MARTIAL ARTS is committed to the families and to making our world a better place one student at a time! We miss our USA Martial Arts family during breaks, and vacations. This school is truly family, and we have experienced that over and over again! Our children are very happy to attend classes, and their self esteem and focus is thriving! Honestly, I do not have enough space to write all of my positive experiences that this school has brought and continues to bring to our home!
by Kimberly P. on 2/12/2012 | Submit a Comment
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11/3/2011Amazing staff. Very personable and willing to help one on one when needed. Workouts are hard, but fun. In kickboxing no one is expected to keep up with the other students, it's a work at your own level mentality. We are pushed to our limit and then brought back for active recovery. Age range is from high school to grandparents. School is very clean, mats are disinfected every day and the bathrooms are always perfectly clean. Inviting environment, no one feels inadequate or ignored. Everyone leaves in a great mood!
by Sugabug on 11/3/2011 | Submit a Comment
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Best ever!
Darrin ‎ - Feb 10, 2012
My son LOVES this school. In 1 1/2 years at at USA Martial Arts, he has been expected to earn each belt, he is learning so much respect and discipline. Master Nottingham values each student and transfers so much knowledge to them in each and every class. We have continually had quality, caring instructors and staff. I would highly recommend this school for learning all aspects of martial arts.
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mardigras7 ‎ - Nov 8, 2011
Super amazing school! Best decision that I have made in years! Not only am I taking kickboxing, but I am also in their Martial Arts program. I feel great!
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Dawn ‎ - Nov 7, 2011
Best thing I ever decided to do! I have been taking the kickboxing classes for more than a year. I am managing stress, sleeping and feel better overall - and oh yes I've lost more than 2 sizes. ILoveKickboxing Rocks!!
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Beth ‎ - Oct 25, 2011
The Impact kickboxing classes here are unbelievable!! I have been pushed harder and farther than I ever imagined. The level of intensity and high energy that each student brings makes these classes a weekly routine that I will continue for years to come. Thanks to John Nottingham and the team at USA Martial Arts, I am transforming right before my eyes.
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Sugabug ‎ - Oct 25, 2011
Amazing instructors and a very positive influence on both adults and children.
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Trey ‎ - Oct 25, 2011
This school is awesome! I wish I could go every night!!
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Tig ‎ - Oct 25, 2011
If you are looking for a positive environment to work out and learn self defense for yourself or your kids, this is the place for you!
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JD ‎ - Jun 30, 2011
Best ever!
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Posted on 11/25/07
USA Martial arts is one of the finest martial arts academies in the southwest. This school has programs for all types of students. The children's programs emphasizes personal development skills such as focus, discipline, and listening skills. Most of the children have improved their school grades and are better at doing chores around the home. Adult programs vary from self-improvement and overall wellness to self-defense skills. I have had prior training with Olympians, World, and National Champions. I can safely say that this school is among the elite schools in the nation. Anyone who is serious about learning martial arts or looking to get self-improvement skills should definitely check this school out. At the time of this post, USA Martial Arts has 3 schools in the Phoenix metropolitian area. Glendale, Scottsdale, and Mesa/Gilbert.


USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix

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4731 E Greenway Road , Suite 9
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Posted on 2/24/2012
Try it to believe it!!!
We were fortunate enough to find a really great martial arts school for our son! Not only did we find an instructor with amazing martial arts skills and knowledge but also one who is very patient and unselfish in sharing relevant information. What we are continuing to experience is far beyond our expectation of what a Martial Arts School is like, the students do not only learn martial arts skills but also self-defense, tips/strategies on how to act around a bully and escaping from captors which are very important to learn especially at this time when the dangers of bullying or kidnapping are becoming more and more alarming.

The school is also active in helping out in the community by offering FREE Bullying Prevention Workshop, Anti-Abduction Workshop, etc.

As parents, we enjoy coming to class too because we also learn a lot from Master Nottingham that we often find ourselves taking notes to remember what we learned.

What we like the best is how the importance of RESPECT and GRATITUDE is very well emphasized.




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Posted on 2/10/2012
The BEST workout ever!
I never thought me of all people would be able to do this. WOW! Was I wrong. There are people at all different fitness levels, and they all are willing to help you out too. You get to work at you OWN level, but are pushed to do your best. Always reminded to listen to your body too. You get the best workout from the best instructor. Master John Nottingham is so passionate at what he does. His knowledge is crazy amazing! People ask me why I go all the way "out there". I simply tell themI wan the best training, and to get the best, you need to be trained by the best! That's what you get when you come to USA MARTIAL ARTS in PhoenixTHE BEST!!! Come check it out for your selfyou won't be dissapointed you did. Plus you get to meet the funnest people to work out with. It really is a blast! Thank You Master Nottingham for you amazing school.




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Posted on 2/9/2012
Cardio and Defense all in one
I love this place. More importantly I feel safe training here, I know I am getting my moneys worth and the staff makes you feel like family. Great Workout for any level of fitness.




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Posted on 2/9/2012
best whole body workout you will ever get
If you want to get in the best shape of your life, make new friends, and reach goals you've only dreamed of, this is the place for you!




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Posted on 2/9/2012
Fantastic learning experience
You can learn at your own pace, great for young students as well as adults. My two young sons have a super positive attitude now and went from average grades to A's & B's. You learn more than Kicking and punching, you learn a way of life and self defense all in the same class




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quality martial arts training in Scottsdale

if you want to learn real Martial Arts Skills, from a real Master, this is the place for you! i have been practicing martial Arts for 10 years now, 2years of Kung Fu, and 8 years of Judo. i recently moved to Phoenix AZ, and started searching for a new Dojo to Practice in. i have tried 10 different Martial arts centers, and all were very disappointing. luckily i finally found USA Martial Arts. i highly recommend this school; Master Nottingham and his team are amazing. Great conditioning drills, attention to detail, safe, and very very knowledgeable instruction. 
By Pilates Bodywork on February 14, 2009 at 11:20 PM

Great with kids

Mr. Caprara is so good with the kids! He makes it fun while keeping discipline. This is a wonderful martial arts school.
By Anonymous on June 13, 2010 at 12:21 PM

above and beyond

This place is above and beyond anything I ever expected.
By Anonymous on June 10, 2009 at 07:31 PM

a rare find

This school is a rare find.
By Anonymous on May 22, 2009 at 02:10 PM

Martial Arts Training comes to Tatum & Greenway

Glad to see that USA Martial Arts has come to our neighborhood. Can't wait to see that sparking new training facility. Welcome!
By Smoothie King on July 23, 2010 at 10:10 AM

super place for kids

super place for kids
By Anonymous on June 19, 2010 at 03:02 PM

My kids saw Karate Kid and wanted to learn Kung Fu moves

My kids saw the Karate Kid and were excited to learn Kung Fu moves. I searched the area and found this dojo has so much to offer. The prices are pretty good and the people are so nice. The kids love it and I think the instruction is very, very safe.
By Anonymous on June 13, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Awesome kids programs

Super kids instructors. Very impressed.
By Anonymous on June 13, 2010 at 12:16 PM

The One You Can't Afford to Try

Master Nottingham is the best becuase he trains with the best. You will not find another martial arts instructor who is more committed to your success or giving you the knowledge to be able to reach your goals. He will inpsire you, drive you, and get you to the results you want. His self defense and perosnal protection plan is proven to work. But don't take my word for it. After one class with him or any of his highly trained Instructors you will know this is the truth.
By Anonymous on March 02, 2010 at 08:20 AM

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Amazing Workout!

I have been going to the gym for years and never once had a workout as effective as kickboxing at USA Martial Arts. The instructors make it fun while challenging us to push our limits. The environment is friendly and non competitive, so no one feels inadequate if they cannot keep up. "Go at your own level" There are ladies in the class ranging from high school age to grandmothers. Everyone leaves class with a smile!
By Anonymous on November 03, 2011 at 09:13 AM

Best instructors - best price

Best instructors and best prices by far.
By Hue on February 01, 2011 at 11:51 AM