When Seconds Count is a comprehensive street smart self-defense book instructing law abiding citizens how to protect themselves against the mounting threat of violent crime. You can't learn this in a Karate class or mixed martial arts school. In fact, there are many instructors out there who are doing a lot more harm than good by making people believe they are trained to cope with vicious street criminals. Truth is, the martial arts techniques ...
When Seconds Count is a comprehensive street smart self-defense book instructing law abiding citizens how to protect themselves against the mounting threat of violent crime. You can't learn this in a Karate class or mixed martial arts school. In fact, there are many instructors out there who are doing a lot more harm than good by making people believe they are trained to cope with vicious street criminals. Truth is, the martial arts techniques that score points and win trophies could get you killed in real-life self-defense encounters.
Learn how to:
- Protect yourself and your family from vicious street criminals
- Hone your awareness skills
- Assess threat levels
- De-escalate situations before they turn violent
- Fight back with simple, no nonsense self-defense techniques
- Use self-defense weapons skillfully
- Prepare your family for a home invasion
- Remain calm and focused when faced with fear
- Cope with the aftermath of violence
- Get realistic self-defense training
Self-defense expert, Sammy Franco is no stranger to violence and personal protection. With decades of experience, he is the author of numerous self-defense books and the innovator of Contemporary Fighting Arts, a reality based self-defense system that breaks self-defense down to its simplest elements: practical skills, proven techniques and the confidence to use both on armed and unarmed criminals.
When Seconds Count is considered by many to be one of the best books on real world self-defense instruction. Ideal for men and women of all ages who are serious about taking responsibility for their own safety. By studying the concepts and techniques taught in this book, you will feel a renewed sense of empowerment, enabling you to live your life with greater confidence and personal freedom.
With over 30 years of experience, Sammy Franco is one of the most recognized authorities on both reality based self-defense instruction and martial arts training. Highly regarded as a leading innovator in self defense, Sammy Franco was one of the premier pioneers in the field of hand to hand combat. His innovative ideas have made a significant contribution to changing the thinking of many in the field about how people can best defend themselves against vicious and formidable street criminals.
Sammy Franco is the founder and creator of Contemporary Fighting Arts (CFA). Contemporary Fighting Arts is a sophisticated and practical system of self-defense, designed specifically to provide efficient and effective methods to avoid, defuse, confront, and neutralize both armed and unarmed attackers.
Sammy Franco has frequently been featured in the Washington Post and the Washington Times newspapers and appeared on radio and television programs, including the CBS television news magazine 48 HOURS (TV series) with Dan Rather as well as the Montel Williams Show. Mr. Franco is also frequently featured on Washington DC's top news stations including: News Channel 8, NBC 4 News, Channel 9 News, and Fox 5 Morning News.
Mr. Franco has also published 13 books on subjects relating to the martial arts and reality based self defense training. He has also authored numerous self defense articles for Black Belt magazine, Inside Karate, Inside Kung-Fu and several other national magazine publications. In addition, Mr. Franco has written and produced over 60 instructional self defense dvds.
Sammy Franco's experience and credibility in the field of reality based self defense is impressive. One of his many accomplishments in the field includes the fact that he has earned the ranking of a Law Enforcement Master Instructor, and has designed, implemented, and taught officer survival training to the United States Border Patrol (USBP). Mr. Franco has instructed members of the US Secret Service, Military Special Forces, Washington DC Police Department, Montgomery County, Maryland Deputy Sheriffs, and the US Library of Congress Police.