Archive for February, 2008

5 Stages of Successful Development

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Due to my childhood "disabilities" - specifically dyslexia's lack of directional sense and osteochondrosis' gruelingly slow motor development - I was forced to create a deliberate method of skill acquisition and refinement. Without these conscious processes, I could never have hoped to be successful in multiple sports, especially at the ...

Don’t Stretch! MOVE!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Are you stretching? Have you asked why? Did you read the studies proving the reason?  One reader posted this comment: "I am reading the Prasara Yoga book with interest. Scott writes that when one does flexibility exercises it is similar to nailing a rubber band in a stretched position. The rubber band will ...

FREE eBOOK for a Pain-Free Back!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Jason Erickson, Director of CST Minnesota, is a licensed massage therapist and long time Certified CST Instructor. Jason makes great strides with his clients because he knows how to create "all of the little shades of grey" incremental enough so that you can move post-rehab back safely and strongly into fitness conditioning through the most ...

From the Office of Common Sense

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

I find it fantastic to see such progressive thinking from kettlebell lifters, where only five years ago because of the dominance of one point of view there was such close-mindedness. Among weight-lifters, kettlebell lifters of this kind tend to be among the best education, most coordinated and longest lasting. "Flowfit is ...

FREE Webisode: Gallazzi Handgunner Press

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I've never wanted to learn to fight. I realize that sounds strange from someone who has competed successfully at a world class level in multiple martial art styles. But for me, that's just sport fighting: an athletic activity which lets me play a chess-like match against another human in a safe, productive ...

Hating Your Enemy vs. Loving Life

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

In the mid 1990s I was working with the team leader from a Russian special operations unit named Vimpel. "Sergei" wasn't what the public romanticized the Spetsnaz to be. He was maybe 140lbs soaking wet, with a haunt embedded in his eyes from what he had seen, experienced and done. Pulling me aside, we ...

Gaining the Power of Visibility

Monday, February 18th, 2008

One of my private students, Camilo, who has been making amazing strides in his professional and personal lives, just posted this ideal example of a forward-thinking, high-vibration attitude. With this mentality, success becomes a guarantee. The Universe literally opens doors and pushes you from behind into opportunity. (Yes, literally. I ...

Flow Like Never Before!

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

"As I mentioned in a previous post, I joined the Scott Sonnon Core Cadre for a year, mostly so I could have access to the 9 video "webisodes" accessible to "members only," plus new stuff as it is released. And apparently I can "chat" with certified coaches online for two 30-minute sessions ...

Know Him By His Walk and By His Talk

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

  MA Illustrated Magazine Feature A well-known publishing firm has begun interviewing me for a biography on how I came from physical disability to become a multi-sport champion martial artist and acclaimed yoga guru, from mental disability to Mensa International Member and best-selling author, and from an impoverished trailer park to become an internationally-acclaimed ...

URGENT: End Crappling Now! CST For GroundFighting 101

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

My name is Ryan Hurst, and I'm a proud member of Scott Sonnon's Powerhouse Faculty at RMAX® International. As a former USA gymnastics champion, celebrity yoga teacher on Japan's version of ESPN (called GAORA), and black belt competitor from Japan's famed Minatoku Police Judo Team, I understand the demands of ...