I've just recently discovered Coach Sonnon's material and have een going through this website for the past month. I printed out the online catalog with the thought of circling the items that I would be most interested in.
Well, by the time I was through, I noticed that I had circled almost every video/dvd/book etc that was offered. As great as it would be to immediately get everything, I'm finding it wold be just a little too hard on my pocketbook. As a result, I thought I would come in here & hopefully get some advice from Coach Sonnon and/or members that are more experienced than me in using these materials.
Some background on me: I'm a 38-year-old 5'9 male. I practice Xingyiquan, a Chinese internal art that some of you may be familiar with. As a fighting art, it is very aggressive, with quite a bit of forward intent and utilizes movements that act as simultaneous blocks & strikes. I also practice some Filipino martial arts along the lines of Arnis, Pekiti Tirsia, Dog Brothers, etc.
I am interested in building "whole-body" functional strength as well as increasing my overall level of health. By the same token, despite my martial arts practice I have a great deal of physical & mental tension that hinders me in my performance. I'm looking for a way to decrease & hopefully eventually eliminate that long-standing physical & mental tension.
No major physical limitations, but I do have a collapsed disc on L5 that I have to watch out for.
So....I guess I'm trying to put together a program that will enhance my martial/fighting abilities, increase my overall strength & health & at the same time lead to mental & physical relaxation. Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated.