The Rebirth of the Hall of Fame Award Winning Martial Art Conditioning Program designed by Distinguished Master of Sport, former USA National Sambo Team Coach and Champion, Scott Sonnon.
Martial artists all admire natural grace of masterful grapplers from Jiujitsu, Judo, Sambo and Wrestling. To an extent, much of that ferocious fluidity is learned. For movement masters like Scott Sonnon, learning didn’t come easily. Persistent, he traveled the world to find and formulate the right methods to match up with the learning requirements of the non-gifted. His unique approach stands on the broad shoulders of his Olympic and national coaching and international success on the mat.
Coach Sonnon designed these “biomechanical exercises” as a powerful form of specific physical preparedness which:
- creates a safety valve for when movements deviate from the expected, like they always do in the chaos of and fighting, so that when you or your opponent move too far, too fast, too hard, you can safely recover and stay on target.
- three-dimensionally strengthens connective tissue (the “outer bag” of your fascia and the muscle it contains, and the “inner bag” forming the joint capsules and holding in the precious synovial fluid, ground substance, and of course your cartilage and bones.)
- provide a movement model for your nervous system to improve your technique without a partner, like a form of “shadow grappling” - probably the most under-estimated form of practice in modern day gyms.
If you practice these as a warm-up, before your practicing the technique with a partner, of if as your form of off-season conditioning, you’ll skyrocket your performance on the mat. Practice consistently for 60 days and you will completely rewire your nervous system.