Archive for the ‘Social’ 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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Thank you to the NYPD Academy!

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Last week, I had the honor of teaching TACFIT Police conditioning and defensive tactics at the NYPD Academy with my teammates, Alberto Gallazzi, Lara Forner, Joe Wilson, Will Chung, Mike Rivera and Matt Wiswesser. It marked a career highlight for me, and I wanted to take a moment to thank ...

TACFIT Police NYPD Academy Seminar

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

  TACFIT Police NYPD Workshop with Scott Sonnon and Alberto Gallazzi SATURDAY, JANUARY 29TH 11:00-2:00PM COST: $50 / Officer LOCATION: NYPD POLICE ACADEMY RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ONLY RSVP: Miguel Rivera <tacfit.police@gmail.com> A 3-hour introductory workshop to tactical fitness, and how it relates physically (mechanically), mentally (psychologically) and emotionally (biochemically) to officer survival, health ...

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 ...