Welcome to the Robert Patton Global Podcast. Join SHEATH Underwear CEO, Robert Patton, as he sits down with talented, impassioned and determined individuals from all walks of life for a melding of the minds. This series' primary focus is to map out a systemic approach to peak human performance by exploring the fundamental attributes of motivation, creativity, optimization and well-being as crucial tools in the strife for success.
On this episode, Robert is joined by Sammy Sandoval, MMA trainer and fitness specialist at Submission Concepts and YF365 in San Antonio. The two discuss steel mace, martial arts, police training, and personal growth, among many more intriguing topics.
1:11- Sandoval first got into Steel Mace Flow after it was introduced to him by his wrestling coach. His main work is teaching Ju Jitsu and Steel Mace Flow at Your Fitness 365 gym in San Antonio, Texas.
2:35- Patton was originally very frustrated with the steel mace because they can make even just fifteen pounds feel very heavy if you are not using proper technique.
3:30- Patton is currently lifting heavier to build muscle in his upper body because his legs are already strong and built.
6:36- The first time Patton & Sandoval met was at the Onnit Academy for Leo Savage’s Steel Mace Flow Course.
7:45- Patton became Steel Mace certified when he took the Viking Ninja Course by Savage last year in Colorado.
10:15- Sandoval’s father was the first one who told him about the connection of the steel mace with Persian religious history.
12:40- Whenever he catches a break from the desk at the gym, Sandoval will work on going into a new mace flow.
16:05- “That’s where the body trouble shoots.” (Sandoval commenting on rolling Ju Jitsu)
17:23- Blazing up is something Sandoval will do before rolling but not when teaching or learning something new.
20:24- San Antonio, Texas is one of the forefront cities for improving police training to reduce the number of violent deaths.
24:55- Your Fitness 365 & Submission Concepts are both veteran owned companies, Sandoval made his start there as a sales associate while he still considered enlisting into the Marine Corps.
30:33- Patton breaks down his current workout sessions at Victory MMA with Colorado fighter Dylan King.
32:56- Patton states that MMA training has boosted his confidence in everyday life.
36:15- “Nothing replaces that in person training.” (Sandoval)
42:29- Sandoval has not owned a car in over six years because he prefers to walk or bike.
48:00- Having faith and believing in yourself is essential for success.
49:39- Some people are making excuses because of COVID, while others are growing and developing into their best self for the greater collective.
52:00- One of Sandoval’s mantras is “learn, grow, share.”
54:15- The powers that be are only concerned with sex, power and things.
56:30- “Everything we go through makes a difference.” (Sandoval)