Invictus 6 Backstory
The Invictus 6 Name
Invictus is Latin for “unconquerable”. We believe that the most important things in life cannot be taken from you, only surrendered. Learn to never surrender and you will be unconquerable. The “6” has a double meaning. In the Army, units and leaders have radio callsigns to enable rapid communication and context. The number six is used for commanders. So Invictus6 has the connotation of command. We want our clients, our tribe, to be “in command” of themselves. It is the first step in refusing to surrender that which cannot be taken. The first step to being unconquerable.
The second meaning is a reference to the six degrees of freedom that the human body moves in. Scott Sonnon developed the concept at RMAX International and explained in detail in his books “Free to Move” and “Body Flow“. Restoring full range of motion, pain free, removes significant fear reactivity from the body and is a prerequisite to becoming unconquerable.
The Invictus 6 Logo
The kettlebell and crossed clubbells represent simple, portable, and ancient tools of strength. Tools to build strength expressible in all six degrees of freedom. The shield represents the compensatory work that protects our restored mobility and strength. The sword is the gladius hispanica. The close combat weapon of the Roman Legions and represents the sharpness of the unconquerable mind developed through physical training. The wings pay honor to Michael the Archangel. Patron of paratroopers and police officers. Swift and agile in leadership, protector of all that is good. This is your potential when unconquerable.
Invictus 6 Actual
I am a career infantry officer in the National Guard. I founded Invictus 6 to bring to my community the skills and attributes I developed in and for the Army to make our soldiers more resilient and more capable. I learned hard lessons as a middle aged field grade officer about stress, fitness, and sustained peak performance. You can read a short story about me posted at Guard Your Health. As all generations have had to cope with, some more so than others, we are in a time of national and international conflict, economic uncertainty, social, technological, and cultural changes. Our ability to adapt and serve our families, friends, communities, and our fellow man is contingent on being of sound mind. A sound mind begins with a sound body. So make savage the body, in order to civilize the mind. Sign up for our newsletter, follow this blog, and sign up for training. Become unconquerable. Become invictus.