Circular Strength Training
CST Head Coach Brandon Jones began his martial arts studies at the tender age of eight. His tireless pursuit of knowledge led him to train with many people in a wide range of arts, and to earn several black belts and teaching certifications along the way. Years ago, he opened his own martial arts school in northern California, where he taught the classical Chinese Internal Arts of Xingyi , Tai Chi, and Western Boxing, as well as several esoteric systems of meditation and chi kung.
His training philosophy during that time was simple:
Train Harder and Do More than everyone else…
Sadism is requisite…
Contact is good.
In the late 1990’s Brandon came across Coach Scott Sonnon’s “Grappler’s Toolbox” video series. He knew immediately that this was what he had been searching for. The series had a profound impact on him; he knew he could no longer teach in the same way. All of his questions and ideas, all of the nagging doubts that he had long harbored about traditional training, were confirmed by Coach Sonnon’s work. He dropped all of his traditional training to devote himself fully to exploring this exciting new method.
Brandon closed his school in northern California and joined the Navy. After a five year stint of dedicated study of Coach Sonnon’s materials, he started attending CST seminars and working more and more with Coach Sonnon in person.
As a graduate of CST Alpha Brandon was one of the first certified Circular Strength Trainers, and was among the first few to be named to CST Head Coaching staff.
Brandon’s passion for boxing led him to pioneer velocity-specific Clubbell® training, the subject of his book “Going Ballistic.” Not one to gather dust, he is now hard at work on several new projects.
He currently resides in Fresno, California where he works with private clients in the areas of fitness, conditioning and fighting (with an emphasis on the latter).
Coach Jones’ training philosophy has evolved along with RMAX, and is now
Train smarter and more efficiently than everyone else…
…contact is STILL good!
…and a little sadism goes a long way.
As for the future, Brandon is actively working towards the establishment of RMAX gyms, and one of his personal goals -- helping to crank out some of the most efficient and effective fighters on the planet