Archive for the ‘toughness’ 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 ... 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 ...

Inside the Mind of a Fighter; How Will You Be Remembered?

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

What's inside the mind of a fighter? I've trained many but the true inner life remains locked private.Within my heart I wonder: what if this were my final competition? How would I be remembered? Would I fight with honor; with valor; with integrity and dignity? Would I be worthy of ...

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 ...

TACFIT Kickboxer 1D Workout Video

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

TACFIT Kickboxer 1D Workout Video Special thanks to CST Head Coach Mike Locke! For Time, Compete 6 Rounds Non-Stop: 30sec Double Clubbell Swings (70lbs) 30sec Two-Handed Kettlebell "Sambo" Swing (32kgs) 30sec Plyometric Hurdle Triple Jump ...

Why I Got Started in Martial Arts

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Doctors claimed my joint pain related to osteochondrosis, which basically means as I grew my connective tissue didn't adhere to my growth plates like normal children and causing conventional sports and athletics to shred me, requiring my mother to rub my joints with liniment nightly as I screamed through tears ...

TACFIT Kickboxer I Workout Video

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

TACFIT Kickboxer I Workout Video Special thanks to CST Head Coach Mike Locke For time, complete 5 rounds of the following circuit: 30sec Double Clubbell Rock-It (70lbs / 2X35lbs) 30R/30L sec Bulgarian Split Squat (135lbs) 30sec BOSU Jump ...

TACFIT Groundfighter II Workout Video

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

TACFIT Groundfighter II Workout Video For time, complete 6 rounds of the following circuit: 3 Shoulder Stands (10s hold) 10/10 elevated lever lifts 10 dips (with full hip extension) 10/10 recline 1-leg rows 10 plyo-lever presses 5 commando pullups 10 rocca ...

Israeli Commando TACFIT Challenge: Man Up!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Having just returned from Israel, a stream of requests have appeared for the workout everyone keeps hearing about: the Israeli Commando TACFIT Challenge. Before I share the workout with you, honor must be paid to the warriors who use this workout.   Here, Alberto Gallazzi - CST Head Coach, TACFIT Team Leader, ...