Archive for the ‘education’ Category

Fitness vs. Tactical Conditioning?

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

One of our CST nation asked a great question which deserves repeating. "Hi. I've been watching with interest Coach Sonnon's TACFIT Groundfighter workout videos recently. Clearly they are an excellent resource, whether for follow-on by the gifted or adapted for mere mortals such as myself. However, I was wondering whether it ...

Perfect Practice does NOT make Perfect!

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

You're often told that practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect. Unfortunately, this redundant cliche lacks meaning and guidance. Firstly, even if you could practice a perfect technique, the body always adapts neurologically, so technically... perfect practice would make perfect-er. But that's not the problem is it? The difficulty isn't ...

Breaking the Code on your Physical Mastery

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Many of you are developing in your Circular Strength Training (CST). Some, coming to understand that linear training doesn't even exist: just "good" CST and "bad" CST.  Lately, I've been receiving valid questions from you why the books and videos in the CST Coaching Development Program cannot be purchased beforehand, ...

Gained 33lbs of Athletic Muscle and 40 Years of Life!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The 2 images on the left were from early November 2008, just about to depart for Italy. The 2 on the right were from last week. So, ten months. Not a ten weeks steroid induced swell, BUT I have better range of motion, mobility, functional power, flexibility, mental stamina and ...

POLL: How Well Do You Know… Your Development?

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Have you ever noticed that what you once valued falls out of attention, only to become valuable to you again? Ideas, trends, fashions, even beliefs... We seem to move from one aspect of practice to another, both in individual periods, and also to a degree, in collective periods. As your goals ...

Kai: My Son’s 1st Boxing Video

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Kai Sonnon takes on his much more seasoned (but still good looking) father in a round of fisticuffs... because the Son got scolded but Dad was wrong, so now... is payback time. I try to not teach my kids martial arts believe it or not. We only play. We've been playing ...

What’s Your Total Physical Response; and your Kids?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

My mother helped me seek out many alternative educational approaches as a child. But due to my rampant forms of dyslexia, I found great difficulty in comprehending language, understanding concepts and internalizing ideas. So often did I have that glazed over look in the classroom that my teachers nicknamed me ...

The 11 Essential Skills to Teach Your Children

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

As my children continue to sprout, I find myself focused on sharing with them the essential skills which I believe a self-sufficient adult should master. These are low-tech, perennial disciplines which I intend to offer my family. Read through these, and let me know what your essential self-sufficiency skills are. ...

“Camera-Friendly Hostile Subject Control”

Friday, June 27th, 2008

In this month's issue of Australia's Premier Law Enforcement Magazine, RESPONSE AUSTRALIA, one of the participants of my Force-Responsive Subject-Control (FRSC) workshops in Brisbane, Doug Nicholson - an incredible professional who is advancing the support, information sharing and communication between law enforcement personnel worldwide - published a review of his ...

Want “The Missing Key Ingredients”?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

If you believe that you have everything you need in your wellness, then this isn't for you. But if you're like most people, there are "Missing Key Ingredients" that have prevented you from optimal energy, vitality and health. Many people around the world are discovering those key ingredients because of my Circular Strength Training® System. Just ...