John Nottingham

John N.

Phoenix, AZ

About John N.

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John teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: March 1985
Last sign in: More than two months


An amazing Martial Arts teacher changed my life as a child. That sparked a dream deep in my heart to one day be a teacher and transform others live's as well. For thirty years, I have lived that dream of teaching men, women and children of all ages. I own Nottingham Sword & Shield Security and USA Martial Arts & Kickboxing Phoenix. You may have heard of us from our numerous news and media features, BullyProofing, or Personal Protection talks.
I invite you to check our my team's award-winning martial arts and life skills lessons at our Phoenix Academy. We specialize in building confident leaders with the strength to stand up for what is noble.
We would be honored to have the opportunity to share our passion for this powerful life changing system with you or your child.



Feb 1996 - Present
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security

Founder and Director of Nottingham Sword & Shield Security. Advanced Threat Assessment, Investigation, Protective Security, Family Protection, Security Consultation & Close/Executive Protection Training.

Military Intelligence

Mar 1989 - Mar 2005
12th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Intelligence analyst for 12th Special Forces Group (Airborne).


Advanced Threat Assessment and Management

Sep 2004 - Sep 2004
Gavin de Becker's Advanced Threat Assessment and Management

Close Protection

Sep 2003 - Sep 2003
Academy for Protectors

Languages Spoken


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Warrior Krav Maga

May 2014
Warrior Krav Maga K.A.

Warrior Krav Maga certification and sub-affiliate of Krav Maga Worldwide. Certification includes Phases Basic, Advance B and Advanced A Instructor training.

7th Degree Master Black Belt

Nov 2013
International Taekwondo Masters Association

7th Degree Master Black Belt in Song Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do traditional martial arts and Korean self defense.

Special Forces Krav Maga

Apr 2013
CT707 Counter Terrorism Special Forces Krav Maga

Special Forces Counter Terrorism and Law Enforcement SWAT certification by CT707 Director of Training Nir Maman.

Shamrock Mixed Martial Arts

Oct 2009
Frank Shamrock's SSF

UFC Champion Frank Shamrock's Submission Fighting MMA system Level II Instructor certified.

5th Degree Black Belt

Mar 2008
Kukkiwon Taekwondo World Headquarters Korea

Officially recognized by the Korean government, the Kukkiwon is the national governing certification body for the art and sport of World Taekwondo.

6th Degree Master Black Belt

Sep 2006
USA Martial Arts Association

6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Full Instructor PFS JKD Concepts

Sep 2004
Progressive Fighting Systems

Navy SEAL trainer and Hall of Fame member Paul Vunak promotion to Full Instructor in PFS Jeet Kune Do and Filipino martial arts concepts. He is the protege of the world renown Guru Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee's training partner.)


Hall of Fame

Sep 2011
USA Martial Arts Association
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