Archive for the ‘violence’ Category

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 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 / ...

Failing the Criminal Interview to Defuse a Robbery

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

A man attempted to rob my son and I. He screamed obscenities while I retrieved money @ the ATM, I leaned in to whisper. My son said, "Whoa, Dad! How'd you make him run away with your words?" I replied, it takes practice to not need to ...

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 ...

Balance the Warrior and the Yogi

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Perhaps you're more enlightened than me. But in the event that this article can help you as it has me, I'd like to share a lesson I learned from my teacher, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (or "Amma") who gave me the honor of my Sanskrit name (accepting me as a ...

Expos’e: Socially-Irresponsible Fitness Companies

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

The videos embedded in this article are NSFW/NSFF (Not Safe for Work or Family)! Please don't view them in your workplace or with family or minors within viewing distance. This video contains nudity and violence not suited for the workplace, family or minors. But I feel an overwhelming sense of dread ...

20 Quick Lessons to No-BS Self-Protection

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

As one who lived within violence and terror from childhood due to a special array of circumstances including physical and mental childhood disabilities, I dedicated my life to becoming “invisible.” Fighting back never worked for me as it only exacerbated the problem, leading to a worse ambush later. I didn’t ...

The World’s 1st Tactical-Specific Metabolic Conditioning System: TACFIT.tv

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Sometimes it feels as if I must lead a double-life: walking the middle of the road between mobility and yoga on one side, and conditioning and strength on the other. Because of the platform of public speaking, except for my instructor certification seminars, I often don't have the opportunity to ...

FlowFit ARMY and Preventing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Violence to each other is not in our genetic makeup. It takes extreme conditioning and psychological leverage to kill another human being (Lt. Col. David Grossman, On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill). We are genetically programmed to support our species... and yet millennia of violent atrocities against ...

FREE Webisode: Gallazzi Handgunner Press

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I've never wanted to learn to fight. I realize that sounds strange from someone who has competed successfully at a world class level in multiple martial art styles. But for me, that's just sport fighting: an athletic activity which lets me play a chess-like match against another human in a safe, productive ...