Archive for February, 2014

Flow Yoga benefit seminar for kids with special needs

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Flow Yoga Benefit Seminar for the Whatcom Center for Early Learning with Bellingham City’s Very Own World Martial Arts Champion, and Internationally Renowned Yoga Teacher Scott Sonnon WCEL provides comprehensive, early intervention services for children with special needs ages birth to three www.WCEL.net March 15th 2:15-4:45PM The Bell Towers Studios 1430 N. Garden Street Bellingham, WA Help an incredible cause: the annual fundraising ...

You can be painfree again

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

I once lived in a straight-jacket of agony for much of my childhood, due to a joint disease. The disease resulted in breaking my neck and back in competition. It took me almost a decade to recuperate. Last Fall, when my neck snapped again in Jiujitsu, I had to continue my ...

Flower your buttocks

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

“You are NOT a real yoga teacher. True yoga is a spiritual path of Hinduism and if you’re not practicing yoga to further that intent, then you’re not doing pure yoga,” posted a very angry yoga guru who had been off-centered by a link I shared on silly comments made ...

be free to live and move again…

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

A vintage clip from the RMAX “vault” of my coach: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKqLoZmfPGs. When I first saw General Alexander Ivanovich Retuinskih move, my study in psycho-physiology of fear and trauma screamed that he was on to something huge. Only months later, I had my bags packed and was on ...

21% to 6% Bodyfat - by taking it easy…

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The left photo was me in 2009 training twice as hard but gaining 3.5x the body fat. The stress of preparing to fight at World Games got me down to my weight class but made me "skinny fat" (21%BF). The right photo was me slowing down and focusing on technique, ...

Know your flow

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Snow finally hit Bellingham, so the neighborhood hit the sledding hill. And with all those wonderfully gleeful kids careening down the slope, how could any father stand there without pelting every kid with snowballs? Within minutes, I'd hardened the hood rats into a team against their common ...

Go until you get it wrong.

Monday, February 24th, 2014

The 'good' go until they get it right. The 'great' go until they get it wrong. Unfortunately, good folks misunderstand this to mean strength or conditioning failure: go even when your technique is total crap; grunt and groan and do whatever you can to achieve whatever might slip under the ...

The evolution of clubbell and yoga reunited

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Ten years ago, I distilled what I had learned from all of my various teachers and coaches, experiences and studies, into a system I named the "Circular Strength Training" System. (If you think I'm verbose now, consider the original name of CST was the "IBA" Method: ...

“I’ve done what you’re doing before you did it.”

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

This was posted to my page yesterday by a "professor" - "I taught TACFIT and did it for 30 years. Changing the name makes no difference. Your unoriginal." Two decades ago as I taught my principles of tactical fitness to national teams, most of the other national ...

Turning a load of trouble into an empire of opportunity

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Most may not believe this. I'm certain some won't. I believe YOU will realize the irony: I had never intended for the clubbell to be sold. It was just a crazy invention I developed from observing cultures prepare their bodies for stresses as I traveled the ...