Archive for the ‘self-defense’ 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 ...

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 / ...

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 ...

Ultimate MMA Conditioning [Videos Inside]

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

In addition to serving as the U.S. National Sambo Team coach and a top-level referee, I've had the honor of competing in multi-sport national and international championships for the US Team. As the first American to study behind the Iron Curtain with the USSR’s national and Olympic ...

Scott Sonnon’s Ultimate Conditioning DVD Series

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Scott Sonnon's Ultimate Conditioning DVD Series Coming to Crush Weakness in Muscles Near You! From the Desk of Raymond Horwitz, Black Belt Magazine: Scott Sonnon DVD Series Explores World of Ultimate Conditioning "Coming soon from Black Belt Magazine Video are three new martial arts conditioning DVDs from fitness expert Scott Sonnon that will take viewers ...

SAMBO Leg Locks and Creating your Core Base Study

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Every fighter should have a base martial art, a specialty which fits his/her physiology and psychology. From this sturdy foundation, you build your comprehensive fighting strategies. Without any "core" art, under stress of sudden, overwhelming or unfamiliar circumstances, you will fall to the level of your fitness, rather than the technique ...

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 ...

3 Deadly Scarcity Sins and 4-Step Abundance-Defense

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

In a time when the media chants gloom and doom of a global recession, you can find yourself tempted to make desperate decisions... feeling the heavy burden of being incompetent, insufficient, or even irrelevant. However, you can, at any moment, elect to return to a state of abundance, relevance and ...

Self (Health) Defense

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

I received an overwhelming volume of messages regarding yesterday's post on Becoming Unbreakable. Firstly, thank you for your comments. I've worked on my issues long and hard time with my teachers, so I feel very grateful that many of you found it inspirational. A few sent messages of concern for ...