Archive for the ‘martial art’ Category

Combat Systema Kettlebell High Row

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Some have asked about the high row I learned from Master of Sport (in kettlebell lifting and Sambo wrestling) and Systema master Oleg Shishkin in Moscow for combative performance in Sambo. This is it. As fast as possible explode vertically with no swing to bottoms-up top lock. No post swing, ...

Secret #3: “Become Acquainted with Every Art” by Scott Sonnon

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Secret #3: “Become Acquainted with Every Art” by Scott Sonnon Art might be defined as expression of the deep psychological and spiritual structure of the self, refined through technique.  The art that I’ve studied most is human movement, in particular martial. Becoming a student ...

My Interview by TACTICAL Magazine

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

TACTICAL MAGAZINE: How was your interest for tactical training born? Scott Sonnon: "My father was in the US ARMY, and served in the Korean War. When he returned, our family disintegrated. He wasn’t given the tools to transition from combative stress / chronic hypervigilance, back ...

The Most Important Loss of my Career: 1993 World Games Gold Medal Match

Monday, February 21st, 2011

This was my first world championships, the 1993 World Games gold medal match vs their team captain, USSR Judo Champion, Georgian Greco-Roman Champion, Master of Sport in Sambo, Zurab Bekochvili. I had two years of Sambo training at this point, not yet a black belt. So to face such a ...

See you in Holland in 2 weeks for TACFIT and Krav Maga?!

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Please repost word about our workshop in Geleen, Netherlands JAN8/9. The entire RMAX-EU Coaching Staff (Italy with RMAX European Director Alberto Gallazzi , England with Head Coach Vik Hothi, Germany with Head Coach Raimar Mohrdieck, Norway with Instructors Åsa Holtsmark and Øystein Sondrup, Sweden with ...

The difference between a fight and a fight.

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

People in "self-defense" oriented classes and programs often state that they're not in a "sport" but in it for "reality." However, all physical movements are "sports" - as in athletics, requiring physical training. Whether civilian self-defense, military close-quarters combat, law enforcement subject / crowd control, professional protection / ...

Kettlebells for Gold Medal Performance (VIDEO INSIDE)

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Having returned from the 2010 World Martial Arts Games with gold medals in Submission Grappling, Sport Jiujitsu and Grapple Strike Mixed Martial Arts, someone said to me that I'm an "evil marketing genius." The World Games wasn’t marketing. I could have lost. Or I could have won but ...

NEARLY HERE: My Kettlebell Special Operations Secrets Declassified

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Hey gang, Having just returned from the 2010 World Martial Arts Games proudly wearing 4 gold medals for the US Team (in submission grappling, sport jiujitsu and mixed martial arts), I'm able to finally share some of the methods that I used to get into world-class fighting ...

Mastering the System

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Joe Wilson and I have been training together for over a decade, whether martial artists and professional fighters, special operations soldiers and federal law enforcement personnel, or health and fitness professionals from countries Australia to Scotland. I cannot say that I respect very men more than ...

Identify and Own Your Style

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Everyone experiences an array of changing mental and emotional challenges as they walk through the ascending ranks of martial arts study. We often hear about the mind-body-spirit connection, but how this concretely manifests remains often unaddressed. How and why do belt rankings exist? There's certainly a historical reason. There's also a ...