Archive for the ‘combat’ 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, ...

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 / ...

160th SOAR Nightstalkers TACFIT Field Instructor School

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

The opportunity doesn't always arise for me to reflect upon the great honors with which I'm bestowed, but one makes me take pause in remembrance: the privilege of conducting the 3rd Battalion 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment TACFIT Field Instructor School at Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia, alongside of RMAX ...

TACFIT’s Origin in Stress Physiology

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

My father was a warrior who when he returned from the Korean War, was unable to reintegrate into our family due to post-traumatic stress syndrome. I was too young to understand, and only knew that my father was angry, abusive and detached. I had blamed my physical and learning disabilities ...

The Luxury of Pacifism has been Paved by the Duty of Warriors

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

My father served in the Korean War. When he returned our family deteriorated because he wasn't given the opportunity to re-acclimate, and was held in contempt by others who didn't serve. Our family melted down and as a result I never got to know my father after the divorce and even ...

About the TACFIT Chevron

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

The TACFIT symbol is made up of a Florian cross bearing two crossed Clubbells set on bat wings. The Florian Cross represents Saint Florian, patron saint of firefighters. Firefighters have been heavily involved in the design and ongoing evolution of TACFIT, and we honor their willingness to run toward danger to rescue ...

Ultimate MMA Conditioning [Videos Inside]

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

In addition to serving as the U.S. National Sambo Team coach and a top-level referee, I've had the honor of competing in multi-sport national and international championships for the US Team. As the first American to study behind the Iron Curtain with the USSR’s national and Olympic ...