John offers a program called VIPER at USA Martial Arts. I'm going to try to put into words how it helped me. I used to have nightmares NIGHTLY for months on end. Every night without fail, the same thing of being raped, abused, attacked ect... I would try to stay awake as long as possible, just so I wouldn't have these nightmares. Needless to say I was to say a bit nervous, would be an understatement. So I listened to him and made the decision to take part in VIPER. Now I've heard stories about the "real life" scenarios...yep, I thought...great I'm gonna be the one curled up in the fetal position in the corner. Before each scenario, I was freaking out. Why you may ask...FEAR! But come to find out...it was something I learned was just "unwarranted fear". The lessons I learned and the skills I was given...there are no words. To be able to tell the difference between "true fear" & "unwarranted fear"...WOW! To hear that I AM WORTH SOMETHING! I AM WORTH FIGHTING FOR! I mean the lessons just kept coming, too many to talk about here. Not only were some of my greatest "fears" put to rest, or squashed. But I was able to take what I've learned, and share it with those I love. I was even able to see the "warning RED FLAGS" in on of my friends. She found herself in a situation, and when she started to share with me what was going on...ALL of my teachings & skills came flooding into my head. Bottom line here, not only did I benefit from taking VIPER, but I was able to save one of my friends from a bad situation. She ended up taking VIPER the next time around, and was able to pass it on to her family.
So you see it's not just what you learn for yourself, but it's an amazing gift for you to pass on to others.
I am so very grateful for John Nottingham, and his dedication to share safety with others. He truly cares about what he does, and it shows. To pour ones heart into something they believe in, is just what he does. I mean anyone can stand up and "teach" something, but it is a rare gift to "teach" the way John does. He does have a gift, and for him to share it with others...priceless. Thank you for having the heart, passion, desire to do what you do, and love sharing with others.
Again I believe that EVERYONE should take VIPER! If not for yourself, then for the ones around you that you love.