Archive for the ‘Mental’ Category

Law #7 of the 7 Reasons Why Most Will Not Succeed

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

The Laws are Seven. Who knows these, understands these and applies these, holds the keys whose touch all doors of performance fly open. These are laws. Simple science. There are no chances. There is no chaos. Only order. Only progress. Only results. After 10 years of practicing the basics, I was finally ready to ...

Secret #2: “The Way is in Training” by Scott Sonnon

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Secret #2: “The Way is in Training” by Scott Sonnon Daily, Diligent, Consistent Training. Although I’ve won international gold medals in 5 sports, written nearly 20 books, published 2,000+ articles, produced well over 200 videos, presented at universities, agencies and organizations worldwide, as well ...

Secret #1: “Do Not Think Dishonestly” by Scott Sonnon

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Secret #1: “Do Not Think Dishonestly” by Scott Sonnon Avoid Dishonesty. Speak your truth and make the right, hard choice. Historically this was one of, if not the, most challenging of the principles for me, because as a child my voice was squashed out through humiliation, abuse ...

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 ...

A Sniper’s Meditation

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

How you breathe in the field under stress differs significantly from how you breath at rest in the sanctuary of protected walls. The central nervous system cannot differentiate between a true physical threat and an emotional/symbolic one, so regardless of whether someone’s pointing a gun at you, or ...

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 ...

Never Sufficient - Always Necessary

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

I posted this poll on my fanpage on Monday: if faced with a crisis where the life of a someone you loath depended upon rapid action, and you may face almost-certain harm, would you take the action: YES / NO? 95% would be a Good Samaritan. Though I believe ... 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="";

Do YOU Have What it Takes? Maybe!

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

In 1993, I competed in my first World Games. It was quite intimidating to be among so many elite athletes, especially considering it was the Universiade: the Olympics for University athletes. I had trained like a madman, between 4-6 hours a day, had to drop 22lbs to meet my weight ...