Archive for the ‘learning’ Category

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 ...

Happy New Decade: 10,000 Hours in 10 Years

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Finishing 10,000 hours of training in my 10 year goal today, I felt that I needed to share my reflections on the journey... Many of you know my story, and have read why I got started in martial arts and tactical fitness. I had amassed a great deal of guidance and ...

The Orgasm of Fitness

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Now, I know what you're thinking. And you're probably not far from the truth. When we're talking about states of euphoria, the sexual orgasm lights up the brain's neural circuitry like a Christmas tree. The only endogenous (deriving from inside the body) phenomenon close to the sexual orgasm are the ...

Perfect Practice does NOT make Perfect!

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

You're often told that practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect. Unfortunately, this redundant cliche lacks meaning and guidance. Firstly, even if you could practice a perfect technique, the body always adapts neurologically, so technically... perfect practice would make perfect-er. But that's not the problem is it? The difficulty isn't ...

Breaking the Code on your Physical Mastery

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Many of you are developing in your Circular Strength Training (CST). Some, coming to understand that linear training doesn't even exist: just "good" CST and "bad" CST.  Lately, I've been receiving valid questions from you why the books and videos in the CST Coaching Development Program cannot be purchased beforehand, ...

POLL: How Well Do You Know… Your Development?

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Have you ever noticed that what you once valued falls out of attention, only to become valuable to you again? Ideas, trends, fashions, even beliefs... We seem to move from one aspect of practice to another, both in individual periods, and also to a degree, in collective periods. As your goals ...

Be Better than Happy

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Have you ever heard the comment about relationships that "it's better to be happy than be right"? It sounds plausible, but it application it's a problematic fantasy. Asking two quarrelsome parties to forfeit trying to prove their point and just acquiesce to the other is like asking wolves to wear ...

Kai: My Son’s 1st Boxing Video

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Kai Sonnon takes on his much more seasoned (but still good looking) father in a round of fisticuffs... because the Son got scolded but Dad was wrong, so now... is payback time. I try to not teach my kids martial arts believe it or not. We only play. We've been playing ...

What’s Your Total Physical Response; and your Kids?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

My mother helped me seek out many alternative educational approaches as a child. But due to my rampant forms of dyslexia, I found great difficulty in comprehending language, understanding concepts and internalizing ideas. So often did I have that glazed over look in the classroom that my teachers nicknamed me ...

Quit Working Out Now! Here’s How…

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Fitness has become a quandary of "working out" - a bubble-rapped gerbil wheel whose monotony you must endure through distractions like loud "duff-duff" music, neon strobe, and television mounted equipment. From a sports psychology perspective, everything possible is being done to distance you from the internal experience of the movement, ...