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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 In Your Face Street Proof!
Reviewer: alexandre ceccato (villeurbanne rhone alpes, France)

Because a street fight doesn't begin like a fight in a dojo, you need to train whit realistic scenarios to learn how to deal with the very first seconds of an encroachment. This video will show you many drills to make you street proof.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 In Your Face
Reviewer: A. Roitman (Toronto Ontario, Canada)

Excellent material. As always, enjoyed the realism.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A must have for any serious martial artist!
Reviewer: Scott Gloede (Roswell, Georgia)

This dvd deals with pre-fight confrontation that can become an extremely tense situation! Woking as a bouncer for the last 10 years I've had to deal with out of control and irate people! This dvd should be required viewing for anyone working in that field! Highly recommended!!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 In Your Face-helpful information
Reviewer: C. Cary (Gibsonville, North Calolina)

I am a detention officer and found the information and instruction on this DVD very clear and well communicated. I expect I will have ample opportunity to put this knowledge to use.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Better late than never!
Reviewer: Ken Berns aka "LUCKY" (Gaithersburg, Maryland)

If you have never had someone encroach upon your personal space than you are luckier than most. All too often, someone minding his own business winds up face to face with someone who is drunk, high, belligerent, looking for trouble or all the above. IN YOU FACE teaches you how to deal with these kind of real life situations in the best possible way. That does not always mean winding up in a fight that you win. It is always better to avoid having to fight if that is a possibility This DVD will give you the knowledge to increase your odds of accomplishing this and also teach you what to do when walking away is not an option. A great DVD, wish I had had it dong my "clubbing" days. But better late than never!!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 End it before it begins!
Reviewer: ron (Haifa, Israel)

Living in today's violent and unexpected society, you better posses this valuable information taught in this dvd. Dojo sparring doesn't always prepare you for this kind of encounter. Strategy and tactics for dealing with a passive and aggressive face off are analyzed. Quick and simple counters, all presented in a realistic manner.The drills shown are important to incorporate the material, making it second nature.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great!
Reviewer: juan (San Francisco, California)

i loved the video, great tips!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 True Reality Training!
Reviewer: Damany (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Being a former robbery detective, I had first hand information in knowing how victims were getting robbed. The victims were being encroached upon in two different ways (find out the encroachments in this dvd). I have many of Sammy's dvd's and they all pertain to how things actually occur in the streets and that goes for this dvd as well.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 In your face
Reviewer: Alex (Southbank VIC, Australia)

Very good instruction both in mental and physical aspects of dealing with aggression. DVD shows how to control the situation, avoid confrontation if possible and effectively defend yourself.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 In Your Face Is Te Real Deal
Reviewer: ron mack (Brooklyn, New York)

Sammy Franco is 100% on point with this one. In your face breaks encroachment movements down to a science and teaches practical, simple and straight forward solutions to this style of fighter. New York City is filled with encroachers and this was the perfect dvd for the perfect time, thanks Sammy and crew

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Get this before you need it!
Reviewer: Timothy (Playa del Rey, California)

Just knowing how to punch and kick is useless unless you understand the context of violence and how to deal with the prelude to that first haymaker being thrown. Through realistic scenarios and practical drills, this DVD shows you how to deal with the aggressive jerk looking to enhance his ego at your expense. This should be an essential part of any reality-based fighting instruction ˆ highly recommended

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 In Your Face review
Reviewer: Lam (Springfield, Virginia)

Though dating back from several years( from the apparel worn), this tape delivers what it promised. Simple strategies and techniques for dealing with the main types of "In your face" common threats, it answered the questions I had. Of particular interest were the techniques of de-escalation which are essential in this litigious society. In my opinion, if used in combination with the feral fighting program, it forms a complete package. Kudos.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 On The Inside Position
Reviewer: T. McMillan (DeQuincy, Louisiana)

From working in corrections, the one place you do NOT want to be is on the "inside" position which means you're encroached, face-to-face in close proximity with a criminal attacker or potential assailant. If you ever find yourself in those positions, then this is your DVD. You'll learn how to stop situations before they start and, furthermore, how to keep yourself safe even in one of the worst positions imaginable. The information in this DVD could be the information that saves your life, get it TODAY!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Could save your life!
Reviewer: Travis (DeQuincy, Louisiana)

From working in corrections, the one place you do NOT want to be is on the "inside" position which means you're encroached, face-to-face in close proximity with a criminal attacker or potential assailant. If you ever find yourself in those positions, then this is your DVD. You'll learn how to stop situations before they start and, furthermore, how to keep yourself safe even in one of the worst positions imaginable. The information in this DVD could be the information that saves your life, get it TODAY!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Excellent!
Reviewer: Richard B. (Nordland, Norway)

An extremely common occurence in fights that break out from social dynamics in particular is that the guy encroaches your personal space. Challenging, dominating, or even just some guy walking up and asking you for the time to set you up for a mugging. Not only is it unpleasant but it puts you in a bad spot for defensive reflexes and so on. A LOT of peolple get knocked out by sucker punches in these situations. The only time you should be that close is when YOU are attacking, but most of the time - as opposed to a lowlife thug - you want to avoid having a fight so knocking someone out just because they're standing too close is normally not an option. That means you need to be capable of preserving your personal space by other means until the fight is either on or de-escalates. This DVD will give you the drills you need to develop that capability.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A Worthwhile Investment!
Reviewer: Danny G. (Cold Spring, New York)

In this video, Sammy and his team demonstrates different type of "encroachment situations", or the "pre fight" as I like to call it.....(someone gets in your face, maybe pushes you, calling you bad names...etc) Sometimes it could be nothing more than some person wanting to borrow a dollar, or it could also be someone trying to kill you, or do bodily harm to you or your family. In any case, it's nice to be prepared, and it's nice to know what to do, and how to turn the tables on the "bad guy", should anything happen. Let's face it, no "rational thinking human" wants to actually resort to violence. I've got better things to do....BUT, in a life or death situation, you need to be ready.....and Sammy Franco makes sure that we're ready!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 You Talkin To Me!!!
Reviewer: paul fedorchak (Succasunna, New Jersey)

You talkin to me!!! Yep, we all heard that one before. Some pinhead gets in your face and the last thing you want to do is fold like some cheap camera. Mr. Franco teaches you how to be calm, cool and collective. On the other hand, he also shows you how to send this guy to the promised land. No if ands or buts, pick this one up fellas.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Required viewing for all martial artists!
Reviewer: Michael Franklin (Perth, Great Britain)

Regardless of your style or background you will almost certainly learn a lot from this dvd that covers such an important topic that is normally poorly dealt with in most self defense systems. A life saver.

 

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 In your Face
Reviewer: Bruce (Boca Raton, Florida)

A very useful DVD teaching how to handle confrontational situations. As in other reviews, I feel the language should be toned down and the length of time spent showing each drill could be cut down. If it wasn't for those two reasons, it would be a definite 5.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 What everyone needs to know..
Reviewer: Joe Davis (Shawnee, Oklahoma)

I purchased this dvd and the first 5 minutes was well invested. I use alot of the techniques in my job and has proven to be very helpful and the stances alone have been a very helpful key to going home in one piece. This dvd can be applied to people who are bouncers, security or law enforcement along with the average law abiding citizen who is going about their day. Thank you Sammy for having a exceptional dvd that gives alot of valuable insight to what could possibly happen in the real world rather that alof of "self defense" schools that dont even come close to teaching what needs to be shown.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Its not all about beating people up..
Reviewer: Ben Ross (Victoria, Australia)

Before a fight even goes physical. You NEED to learn to deal with the pre-contact phase, when the attacker is In Your Face. So that you can either talk him down or effectively counter attack him should he have bad intentions. This dvd taught me a lot about passive stances and to be able to function in the face of aggression without things turning into the usual stupid 'ego based battle'. If you have only done traditional martial arts and know nothing about this phase of the fight, you need to get this dvd and learn from it!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 It's about time!
Reviewer: brian atherton (Marysville, Ohio)

its about time someone addressed the issue of encroachment anyone who has any expieriance in the real world knows that street thugs and other criminal scum use deception to get close to you so that when they suckerpunch you theres no time to react they do this becuase it works even against trained fighters in this dvd sammy teaches you how to recognize different types of encroachments and gives you tools to to help you prepare for a possible suprise attack

 

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 De-escalation and awareness techniques
Reviewer: jason gurnari (Louisville, Kentucky)

I have viewed several reality based self defense dvds on de-escalation and awareness techniques and in my opinion this is the best one out there! Every reality based practitioner needs this dvd in their library.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 necessary knowledge
Reviewer: anonymous (Los Angeles, California)

The DVD explains what to do when encroached. 'In your face' DVD will teach you useful techniques to defend yourself in such situations.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 THIS VIDEO WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE!
Reviewer: GEORGE JUAREZ (CARPINTERIA, California)

I dont care what you know! The encroachment is the beginning of every fight i've been in and if your not ready, your giving your encroacher first shot at harming you! I go to LA alot and ANY encroachment aggressive or not can turn violent. Be ready. I highly recommend this DVD even for just simple everyday alertness.Knowledge is power and this DVD definitley is POWERFUL!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reference material! A+
Reviewer: Matthew Walton (Bristol, Tennessee)

This is one of the dvd's that every one of us should own, if we own no other!!! Why?? Because this is where it often starts-- the encroachment. This is one of those dvd's that teaches you techniques that can be used TODAY!!! Worth ten times its price!!!!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Excellent!
Reviewer: T. Brown (Arlington, Virginia)

Encroachments are very common and happen everywhere. This DVD teaches the difference between passive and aggressive encroachments as well as the correct stances to use for the particular situation. The stances are non-threatening in appearance, but are actually a launching pad for fast strikes, blocks, and mobility. Verbal and non-verbal cues of violence are also addressed giving you the knowledge to properly assess the individual and their intentions. By learning the techniques in this DVD you will give yourself the upper-hand by being in complete control of the situation.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Self defense should begin with this DVD.
Reviewer: radetri (Providence, Rhode Island)

This is real "in your face"; training for street encounters. Whether its an argument over a parking space, a prolonged look at someone's girlfriend or an incident of road rage most confrontations usually begin with encroachment. This program helps to make distinctions between passive and aggressive type confrontation and the stances and hand positions necessary for both. Both stances allow optimal positioning for various punching or pushing attacks that may take place.One gets a sense of understanding the importance of spacing and body proximics necessary in self defense. Also quite useful are defenses against wrist grabs which are effective against any size attacker. Self defense study really should begin with this DVD.

 

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Highly recommended!
Reviewer: dickiedoda (Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania)

As Sammy explains, almost all physical confrontations begin with the encroachment, yet most martial artists are not trained with how to deal it. When you first start using the scenario training it is very uncomfortable having someone in your face. However, by following the drills on this video you learn to relax - and how to effectively strike when necessary. The information on this video will help prepare you for this very realistic scenario - you won't panic and you'll be ready to react. Highly recommended.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Very realistic!
Reviewer: Tomcatgenius (Valdosta, Georgia)

I found this DVD very informative. It was like a wet slap of truth. The scenarios illustrated are very realistic in my experience. That is exactly how aggression escalates between guys in the real world, and how fights are started. The techniques taught are gems man am I glad I know them!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 It's worth it!
Reviewer: M. Leone (Wesport, Connecticut)

So many martial art schools do not know how to deal with the "face to face" encroachment. Sammy's DVD throughly covers the different types of encroachments. Passive, agressive, finger pointing, mouthing off Scenarios are all on this dvd! This dvd gives you some strong tactics and natural body weapons to use in situations of high stress. This dvd really makes a difference in your training. Very simply because too many people don't know how to deal with encroachments. This dvd is awesome and its worth it!

 

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Important video
Reviewer: Gary (San Diego, California)

I would say everyone needs to see this video. This is by far the most common situation one will find themselves in on the street or in the bar.

 

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 In your face
Reviewer: HansOlavJuul (Oslo Oslo, Norway)

Extremely important training because of the common ego problems that occur in fights.

 

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