Archive for the ‘competition’ Category

On competition in the marketplace

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Recently, I reviewed a product by a company. A competitor of that company called into question my integrity for having reviewed it, because the competitor claimed to have been the owner of the design. Another poster suggested that I would feel ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

TACFIT Fighter Core IV Circuit with Scott Sonnon

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Special thanks to CST Head Coach Mike Locke TACFIT Fighter Core IV Circuit Video Complete 3 rounds; 20sec/side/exercise; 60sec recovery between rounds: SUITCASE DEADLIFT (LEFT/RIGHT) BARBELL REVERSE LUNGE TWIST (LEFT/RIGHT) CLUBBELL OVERHEAD ROLL (LEFT/RIGHT) KETTLEBELL PULL SWING (LEFT/RIGHT) BARBELL SIDE ...

To the Athletes of the US Martial Arts Team…

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

We arrive during an era of desperation and turmoil: a gun-shy economy teetering on the edge of neuroses, a nation boldly facing both domestic and foreign terror, a society wallowing in massive unemployment, and an environment turgid with natural disasters. Worse still, traveling around the world for the past decades I've ...

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 ... MMA Boxing and Sambo

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

The hosting the US Martial Arts Team tryouts for the 2010 World Martial Arts Games. Myself, Brandon Jones and Dennis Haggard teaching Sambo and Boxing., Scott Sonnon Friend me on Facebook, Follow me on Twitter a2a_linkname=" MMA Boxing and Sambo";a2a_linkurl="";

Italy TACFIT Fighter 1 Workout Video

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Italy TACFIT Fighter 1 Workout Video Complete 5 Rounds of: 60 seconds Medball Sprawl 60 seconds Medball Plyo-Jump 60 seconds Medball Upper-Cut Slam 60 seconds Band-Resisted Suplex Friend me on Facebook, Twitter a2a_linkname="Italy TACFIT Fighter 1 Workout Video";a2a_linkurl="";