Archive for the ‘fire rescue’ 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 ...

Congrats to the BFD: the 1st TACFIT Department

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

   Captain Ryan Provencher, myself and Captain Christian Carson being honored with special recognition at the Bellingham Fire Department Annual Awards Banquet for 5 years of work bringing improved health and fitness to our city firefighters through the TACFIT System. Proud to work with both ...

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 ...

About the TACFIT Chevron

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

The TACFIT symbol is made up of a Florian cross bearing two crossed Clubbells set on bat wings. The Florian Cross represents Saint Florian, patron saint of firefighters. Firefighters have been heavily involved in the design and ongoing evolution of TACFIT, and we honor their willingness to run toward danger to rescue ...

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, ...

How-to Walk the Tightrope of Perfection

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Due to my genetic disadvantages, I needed to exploit every technological (training) advantage possible. This included the hormonal edge of training. Though my opponents may have been physically superior, tapping into the hormonal cascade helped me super-charge my skills beyond that of my competition. But it's a fine line, a ...

Win the Battle - Lose the War Fitness: STOP!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Practice something daily better than the day before, and mastery becomes inevitable. Nothing can resist this self-evident law of conditioning. Not even imperfect practice can withstand that maxim, fortunately for me. Swimming upstream from the shallow end of the gene pool, I am no accident. I'm not gifted, advantaged or ...

Cross-training or TACFIT (Tactical Fitness)?

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

There are approaches on the market which have done a great job at popularizing high-intensity interval training: Crossfit, Parisi, Athletes Performance. Now, I agree that we've become such an overly-PC exercise society that people rarely push themselves hard enough. But sometimes the pendulum swings too far the opposite direction in ...