At EmpowerUSA, Inc. our mission is to strive to create positive experiences that provide personal and professional growth and quality of life improvement for our program participants and team members. We strive to develop a safe, strong, healthy, and confident community!
EmpowerUSA strives to assemble a team of leaders who will drive
the positive forces and activities that will create safer and
stronger communities in the USA.
EmpowerUSA, Inc. strives to create and provide a positive experience of personal and professional growth and improvement by empowering our students, clients, employees, and associates to take and maintain control of the mental, emotional, environmental, and physical aspects of life, through participation in our martial arts-based and fitness programs.
EmpowerUSA’s goals include enhancement of the body, the mind, and the soul, creating a condition of total wellness. Creating strong, healthy, confident people!
Our mantra is “One Body, One Life, One Choice!”
EmpowerUSA, Inc. started in 1984 as Health Kick, Inc., a brick-and-mortar martial arts & fitness training facility. In the late 1990’s, Health Kick became Empower Training Systems, Inc. because of the addition of the fitness industry continuing education and instructor training programs developed by Tim Rochford. He continued to operate the martial arts/fitness facility until 2015 but has since focused the business on training and developing instructors for his programs. He has continued to teach these programs in the facilities he has managed since 2015. In 2021, because of various societal factors, Rochford felt the need to emphasize the new vision for his business by changing the name to ‘EmpowerUSA’. The new name states exactly what he intends to do, with the help of the team of trainers who complete and become involved in the fitness and self defense/personal safety programs that EmpowerUSA currently offers and continues to develop.
An act of violence can happen to anyone, at anytime, anywhere and even though we might not think being personally assaulted will happen to us or someone we know the threat still remains an everyday possibility.
EmpowerUSA’s Personal Safety and Self-Defense Training Program provides businesses and corporations valuable interaction and instruction to help enhance their existing employee wellness programs or as an employee benefit
The ability to craft a program best suited to goals & objectives established by a client, with unlimited flexibility in delivery and location, are the important and valuable aspects of what EmpowerUSA offers.
You totally deserve all the praise you receive! You are an amazing instructor. Thank YOU. You maintain a professional and informative manner throughout the entire video, but I love the way you keep it light with the others in your videos and manage to have a few laughs while presenting valuable material thoroughly. That makes it more personal, not robotic at all. Kudos to you Tim!
“This is the best self defense course I have ever read. Everything is clearly explained and easy to understand! Phases 1 & 2 are very complementary and greatly enhanced my knowledge of self defense training. IMPECCABLE WORK! ”
I am really impressed with the amount of material, background, and philosophy in this course. I have studied self-defense for about 20 years through various Japanese, Korean, and Israeli martial arts, being more concerned with learning than with rank (although I did earn a black belt in Tae Kwon Do). I’m an NRA certified firearm instructor and was Senior Chaplain with a town police department for five years, through which I received extensive use-of-force training. Your course is right on the money. Thank you.
“This was as good as it gets for an off-site training. Stays to the point – excellent for a personal protection class I teach. The test will be a great reference forever.
“Master Tim, you Rock! This is the best and most comprehensive course I have EVER taken! As a fellow martial artist Black Belt and fitness professional, I want to state that the course was excellent! The quality of the material presented exceeded my expectations!
“Course was excellent in all regards! By far the best correspondence course I have ever taken. Awesome experience. Gained great new insights, knowledge, and skills!
“I have never given all high scores before! In honesty, the course deserves the highest scores! It held my attention from beginning to end. It repeated very important information – I will not forget it! It was challenging but everything made sense! It provided more than I had hoped for.
“I teach martial arts and am an ACE certified fitness professional. The material in this kickboxing fitness course was an excellent resource and presented a sound base of fundamentals.”
“This kickboxing fitness instructor training course took my teaching experience and ability to the next level. It was an awesome course!”
“This kickboxing fitness course was a very enjoyable and educational for me. It allowed me to combine theory with practical experience. Thank you!”
“Exceptional study and reference guide for kickboxing fitness – well organized, easy-to-follow. Pictures, step-by-step, following descriptive material were very helpful! As a mind/body fitness instructor, these materials provide an additional opportunity to teach ‘whole body’ exercises, which improve coordination, balance, core strength, endurance, and optimal range of motion.”
“Not only did I learn how to kickbox and how to teach kickboxing, I learned how to do it safely and correctly. Tim Rochford is an excellent instructor/teacher.”
Why should fitness professionals, especially personal trainers, consider adding personal safety/self-defense training to their skill sets?There are both personal and professional reasons!
Fitness professionals/Personal trainers have a solid understanding of biomechanics. While physical self-defense should always be the very last choice of action, it is still a major component of self-defense training.
Self-defense training, like fitness training, must be individualized. Each person has unique abilities, capabilities, strengths, weaknesses, physical attributes, experiences, mental/emotional abilities and capabilities
“One Body, One Life, One Choice!”