Saturday, May 28, 2011

TACFIT Spartan Challenge 'Earn You Armour' Contest


Spartan Training Gear, in conjunction with Scott Sonnon and TACFIT, are offering up the ultimate warrior prize package in the TACFIT Spartan Challenge 'Earn You Armour' Contest.


Step 1 - The Challenge: First, you will need to have downloaded or have access to the TACFIT Spartan Challenge. Once you’ve got that, you must then complete the Challenge exactly as prescribed on the Intermediate or Advanced Level (details below).

But there’s a catch. Simply being able to ‘Defeat the Beast’ isn’t enough. You have to be one of the first 10 entries submitted following the launch of the contest. Those entries  are then eligible for participation in the contest and judging. The winner will be the person who not only scores the 30 points, but also has the best form, technique and the cleanest reps in the eyes of Coach Sonnon and his team of judges.

So, while time is of the essence, don’t sacrifice quantity for quality.

Here’s the Spartan Challenge as prescribed, on both difficulties:

Intermediate Level
2 reps per side (right/left) – Dive Rolls
2 reps per side (right/left) – Base Switches
2 reps – Tadpole Sprawls

Advanced Level
3 reps per side (right/left) – Dive Rolls
3 reps per side (right/left) – Base Switches
3 reps – Tadpole Sprawls

Step 2 – The Proof:  We're going to need proof that you pulled this off. So, you must film yourself doing the Challenge. Every second of it. EXCEPT for the warmup and cooldown. All we want to see is the actual challenge itself. No editing, no fancy music. Just you, your inner warrior and the camera.

Upon completion, the complete video must be uploaded to our private group on Veoh.

Here are the exact steps to follow:

a. Sign up for a free account at
b. Upload your Spartan Challenge video in its raw, unedited format. Don’t worry, the size and length of your video will not be an issue.
c. Title your uploaded video ‘TACFIT Spartan Challenge: Earning My Armor’.
d. Then, go to the following link and join the ‘Earn Your Armour’ Contest group.
e. Return to your profile and add the newly uploaded video to this group.
f. Send an email to Marc Joseph at to confirm the time and date of your successful upload.

The TACFIT Spartan Challenge 'Earn You Armour' Contest starts NOW!! Entries must be submitted NO LATER THAN Wednesday, June 1st at midnight EST. But remember, only the first 10 entries are eligible.

Step 3 - The Payoff: Here’s what the winning Spartan receives:

1 x Hoplite Training Armour Vest (in the color of your choice)
1 x Hoplite Training Armour Helmet
1 x Spartan Training Gear 'Revenge' T-Shirt
1 x exclusive TACFIT ‘WINGS’ pin (Normally recipients of this prestigious pin must ‘bleed’ on first pinning, but Coach Sonnon is nonetheless extending this honor to the victor of this contest)

To insure maximum participation in this contest, we’re going to have a stipulation available to the winner. The winner can, should he or she choose, donate his ‘Armour’ to another deserving individual. For example, should the person who wins not actively participate in martial arts or another form of tactical training, you will have the option to donate the Hoplite Vest and Helmet to a colleague, friend, police officer or soldier. This way, everyone has a reason to fight for the title.


Dare to better yourself. Dare to win. Dare to take the Spartan Challenge and Earn Your Armour!

Legal Stuff:
  1. Agreement: No purchase is necessary to enter this contest. The act of entering this Contest constitutes acceptance of the contest rules and the decisions of the contest judges.
  2. Eligibility: The Contest is open to anyone age 21 or older. You must submit entries as indicated above. Limit of one entry per contestant.
  3. Contest: Start and end dates for the challenge are set out above. Selected contestants are chosen in order they are received. The winning contestant will be contacted by email by a representative Spartan Training Gear.
  4. Release: Spartan Training its officers, employees or assignees shall not be liable for personal injury, property damage, lost profits or revenue or for any claim against us by any other party arising out or in connection the Spartan Challenge.
  5. Submissions: By agreeing to submit your video footage, you authorize Spartan Training Gear to use it for promotional purposes related to this challenge.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Are You Ready For The TACFIT Spartan Challenge?!

May 14th, 2011: Scott Sonnon of RMAX International and TACFIT launches the first ever TACFIT Spartan Challenge

Do you have what it takes to complete the challenge and 'Defeat the Beast'? Are you ready to earn the title 'Spartan'? Will you survive 30 gut-wrenching minutes? Can you do it? We're about to find out.

Here's a description of the challenge itself in Scott's own words:

"The TACFIT Spartan Challenge is a bodyweight-only workout which moves the body through its full range of motion. This isn’t one dimensional exercises which can only be performed on machines costing tens of thousands of dollars. You can perform this anywhere, anytime.

Download your FREE TACFIT Spartan Challenge book and videos, for the next 3 days ONLY (May 14th-16th, 2011):
At the above link you will be able to get your
  • full color layout instructional book, including not only the complete challenge instructions, background, and technique description, but also an entire foundational progression for those of you who would like to back up for a running start with a remedial regression to practice.
  • detailed instructional video with my signature “over-coaching” emphasis on technique, breathing and health-first fitness, where I go through the minutia of each technique to guarantee that you’ll know precisely what to do when and how.
  • as well as a unique videographic innovation to give you a full 30 minute follow-along video, where I use new editing production technology to take advantage of knowing exactly what to do next, with visual and audio cues to help you stay on target.
  • I’ve also included a short demonstration video to show you how crazy my guys are. To prove a point, two of our coaches even took the challenge wearing armor to test the movements for their tactical efficacy and gymnastic effectiveness. (That’s right. I said, “armour” - Hoplite Training Armour by Spartan Training Gear used for martial art and self-defense training.)
As I’ve traveled the globe training with the greatest teachers in their respective disciplines, the most effective fitness methods answered: What are you fit for? Are you fit for your life? Are you fit to move through all environments you need to, navigating any obstacle, hazard or challenge with ease and imagination? That’s how the men and women I train define fitness.
Now, you don’t need to be an ultimate fighter or an elite commando in order to take the challenge. I’ve also provided a basic level progression, so that anyone, even if you haven’t done any bodyweight exercise since elementary grade school, can perform.
And that’s really what I wanted to showcase for you with this free book and video: that given sufficiently incremental enough of a baby step, anyone can develop the fitness levels they dream of. Dreams don’t appear from thin air. There’s work to be done. But intelligent progression creates the opportunity for errorless development. 
My goal has always been to provide other people like myself who need to exploit all of the training technologies possible to succeed, what I’ve culled from the great teachers I’ve had the honor of studying with around the globe.
Sure, you could do the same as I have and travel around, finding the greatest coaches possible, memorizing their contributions, dissecting their teachings, and through years of trial and error develop a concise, no-fluff method for maximizing the results and minimizing the derails, but I hope, with this upcoming release of Tactical Gymnastics, that you will no longer feel that the only way for you to succeed is if you would do so.
Listen, I could certainly keep my discoveries to myself. I make a great living teaching my units, teams and agencies. And it’s an incredible honor to do so. But I believe everyone should have access to these discoveries. Insights kept are wasted. And the insights my teachers have given me feel like uncontainable abundance. Okay, that’s a bit too hippie a concept for some, but my experience has been that I have a duty to share what I’ve learned, to honor my teachers as much as to have the privilege of providing others with the highest quality technologies possible. So, I can’t really contain this.
Grab your copy of my free book and video, and I’ll let you know about the free full deluxe packages of Tactical Gymnastics that I’m going to give away in a few days.
----> Get your free book and video here!
Scott Sonnon
Chief Operations Officer
RMAX International

To coincide with the launch of the TACFIT Spartan Challenge, Spartan Training Gear is running a promotion of epic proportions. NOW through MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, MAY 17th, you can order our Hoplite Training Armour Basic for $900USD (plus shipping). That's $300 OFF the retail price. And to really make this offer irresistible, your price of $900 includes a FREE Spartan Training Gear Duffle Bag AND a 'Revenge' T-Shirt.

This exclusive offer also extends to our Hoplite Training Armour Elite which can be purchased for $1000USD (plus shipping) and also comes with the FREE Spartan Training Gear Duffle AND 'Revenge' T.

Don't miss this opportunity. Download the *FREE* TACFIT Spartan Challenge and get your new Hoplite Training Armour NOW!!

To order simply email: