Posted On:10/01/2010 12:02am
Posted On:10/01/2010 6:41pm
Ok, his performance looks good, but I have never heard of this competition. Sonnon is wearing a USA logo so I assume he was “selected” for this team. What team is this? What is the record and background of his competitors? What are the rules of this tournament? The caption says 2010 World Games yet it looks like it took place in a high school gym with only a few people attending. It does not look anything like MMA , so I do not know quite what to make of this presentation.
Posted On:10/01/2010 6:48pm
I just noticed that this one video is "therma"'s only post,,,,,,hmmm
Posted On:10/01/2010 7:02pm
I googled and found that at http://www.worldmartialartsgames.com/ it describes the “World Martial Arts Games” held in Las Vegas. It looks like a mixture of traditional stylist. I have never heard of it till now. I will let you all make up your own minds about the significance of this event.
Posted On:10/01/2010 7:03pm
Posted On:10/01/2010 7:16pm
Hmmmm there are a couple of interestingly worded things on his face book page:
Originally Posted by Scott Sonnon
I may not be the most talented or gifted, but where I do excel, where I do overtake those who have every genetic right defeating me, is a ridiculous, sickening work ethic. Little people can pigeonhole my individual achievements and say this or that wasn't good enough. I don't care. I'm too busy on the next challenge. It's not the achievement, but the pursuit which is the true gold medal.
8 hours ago.
Originally Posted by Scott Sonnon
Just received my DHS orders to teach, as FLETC staff, the first ever federally-approved tactical fitness course at the State and Local Law Enforcement Symposium. I love my job. I really do.
Scott Sonnon Scott Sonnon Highlights from the 2010 World Martial Arts Games in Grappling, Jiujitsu and MMA.
Gold in Grappling, Silver overall.
Gold in Jiujitsu, Bronze overall.
Gold in MMA, Gold overall.
2010 World Games Highlights Grappling, Jiujitsu, MMA [HQ]
Scott Sonnon Highlights from the 2010 World Martial Arts Games in Grappling, Jiujitsu and MMA. Gold in Grappling, Silver overall. Gold in Jiujitsu, Bronze overall. Gold in MMA, Gold overall.
This is an info dump because WOMA (World Organization for Mixed Martial Arts) is pretty interesting.
Here is what I assume is their websites:
Last edited by It is Fake; 10/02/2010 8:51am at .
Posted On:10/01/2010 7:26pm
The World Martial Arts Games Committee will host their 5th World Martial Arts Games in Las Vegas, USA September 17 to 19. The Games will be held under the Patronage of TAFISA and Secretary-General Wolfgang Baumann will be on hand for the Offiical Opening. The Games will feature a number of events including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Xtreme Forms as well as the Combat Sports of Point Sparring, Continuous Sparring, Grapple/Submission, Sport Jujutsu and Grapple/Strike. Alll Combat events will be limited to Semi-Contact which means that competitors will be limited to only the touch of the skin or uniform and any "intent to injure" will be be penalized.
This is why the video bothered me. It looked like point fighting MMA but, I wasn't sure. Now I am.
Posted On:10/01/2010 9:13pm
Good work It is fake.
I would still like to know the actual identity of therma.
Normally I would not write anything about someone having a victory in a no contact tournament. However, Sonnon has held his training methods up as better than what other coaches offer. He has specifically put down crossfit and barbell training. He has been around a long time, and if he is going to put himself out as the best I would like to see some proof. By now either he or one of his students should have racked up some real MMA victories.
I am getting tired of his misleading marketing hype.
Posted On:10/01/2010 10:49pm
Originally Posted by therma
Yet again, an easy win against low-caliber competition, select the event appropriate for your meager skill-set...add up Gold medals...post on blog...hear the accolades of your dwindling cadre of sycophants...
[/big fish meets small pond, boasts heartily]
Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
-Mentat Text Two (dicto)
Posted On:10/02/2010 1:18am
Originally Posted by theotherserge
hear the accolades of your dwindling cadre of sycophants...
I have always wondered about his cheering section. There could not possibly be that many naive people all kissing up to him at once. Has anyone ever checked to see if they are fictitious?
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