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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ultra War Machine Prototype Development
Reviewer: Michael J. Fields (Appleton, Wisconsin)

Okay so it's called "War Machine." My first thought was this must be some type of Viking/Gladiator manual with Spartan workouts involved. My 2nd thought was I was hoping it wasn't going to be the run of the mill commonplace workouts when people put together a workout manual. My 2nd thought was DEAD WRONG! and Sammy Franco is NOT some average combatives or martial arts instructor looking to mislead people, and not some black belt/karate stuff that gets a lot of those guys/girls hospitalized or worse in the streets, among other things those out there who deem themselves or want the Genuine stuff that works out in the field. He has taught military personnel, police, personal security specialists, there is an "about him" at the back of the book that anyone into combatives/martial arts would enjoy reading. There is some very heavy duty information on him. I recommend you going to his website if you want to know anything more, just google Contemporary Fighting Arts and you'll find it. Onto "War Machine" now. 1st things first, most people get a good idea from the table of contents so I'll start there Part I: War Machine Psychology Part II: War Machine Physiology Part III: War Machine Combatives Part IV: War Machine Unleashed Part V: War Machine Unleashed note: there are also four appendixes on "Battle Casualties" "Code of Conduct" "A Glossary of Terminology" "Suggested further reading on various related topics" and an "About the Author" So breaking it down without typing the entire book, which I don't think Sammy would appreciate, he elaborates on information on fighting psychology/provides intense workout regimens/the realities of street fighting/combat etc. To summarize it in one sentence, it is an all out manual on Hard-Core street fighting, the psychology of attacks and the attackers, interspersed with warrior philosophy, profound warrior quotes, and unique methods of protecting yourself from the would be perpetrators trying to mess up your day in a bad way. I thoroughly enjoy the contents, and the workouts are truly intense and geared towards developing a Gladiator's mindset and physical form. I have been at it for a few months now and it definitely optimizes you into battle ready form in body, mind, and spirit in the truest sense. I don't believe I've seen anything like this ever written since Bruce Lee wrote "The Tao of Jeet Kune Do." War Machine Tops it though on levels that Bruce Lee didn't touch on. At least on the fighting psychology aspect of it. Anyone who would think of "War Machine" as just another book on diagrams, fighting techniques, and sloppy workouts is in for a rude awakening, because nothing could be further from the truth. This is thee Ultimate manual, you don't need any other book if you are seeking out the difference of what has been said and what SHOULD be said. This book is well worth it, deserves and has earned all it's stars, and will arm you with the knowledge you really need. What more needs to be said other than this book is Super Kick Ass!! Very Highly Recommended!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great over-all action plan
Reviewer: Travis Roberson (Johnson City, Texas)

This book, 150+ pages divided into five chapters, lays the groundwork for becoming an actual street fighter. An all encompassing work (mind-set, physical health, weapons, etc.); War Machine truly covers all that is necessary to make you a modern day warrior. Knowledge is power, and Mr. Franco provides that power.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Awesome Book
Reviewer: Steve Ashwood (Lorton, Virginia)

I originally bought this book for weight lifting exercieses to strengthen the body, but it has so much more. It goes into how to condition yourself not only physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually also. It also gives tips and techniques on proper knife fighting and defense, stick fighting and defense, and shooting techniques. This book covers everything for the beginner who wants to become a street fighter and advanced fighters may learn something as well.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 This is it!
Reviewer: Kevin Hunley (New Tazewell, Tennessee)

War machine is my favorite book by sammy franco. It is IMHO the best place to start in the cfa system. This book transforms you mentally and physically into a true warrior.Everything is covered.Its an easy 5 stars


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 How to be a superior street fighter
Reviewer: Johan Randa (Lund Skane, Sweden)

A book that shows how you how to become a formidable street fighter with all its attributes. Written in an easy to understand way.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Street fighting animal!
Reviewer: Kenneth Hettinger (Asheboro, North Calolina)

This book not only describes the way to get a war machine physique but the mental tools to become an all out take no bs combat warrior.It's a no bull shit guide to if you want it you can have it but you will have to work and prepare. RBSD is a way of life not something that comes over night.And Mr. Franco gives all the tools to guide you on this journey, another very well written and thought out book another must have From CFA!


4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Building the CFA Beast!
Reviewer: Joel (Hickory Creek, Texas)

Well organized and written, the information presented here will indeed put you on your way to becoming a true War Machine!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Build Your Own War Machine
Reviewer: Travis (DeQuincy, Louisiana)

Not only is this book the way to get yourself fighting fit but prepare yourself...for glory. Look, many workout programs promise you that you'll build yourself to near-superhuman for getting up off your couch and doing practically nothing but this one makes no such promises. You're going to work and sacrifice your time to get more than just some run-of-the-mill beach body. You're going to turn yourself into a machine with this workout...a War Machine. Combined with the companion DVD War Machine II, you get an in-depth look at how to promote a great physique, physical health, endurance, stamina and the ability to keep going against the criminal element. Genocyde's Note: In reality, the more physically fit you are, the better the chance you stand of living through an explosive and deadly street fight. How about making some time to promote great physical health and rising to the challenge of giving yourself some of the greatest benefits that you can. Combined with the companion DVD and a good'll feel the benefits within the first two weeks.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Highly Recommended!
Reviewer: Anna (Potomac, Maryland)

Most important book you ever buy. A must read for all fighters out there. This book may safe your life.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 War Machine Book
Reviewer: Rich (Fresno, California)

Great book! Plenty of useful information. I will keep it on my bookshelf, in my combat library, forever.


4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Excellent knowledge
Reviewer: Michael Franklin (Perth, Great Britain)

It's great to have a conditioning book that actually focuses on the martial artist and building the muscles that are relevant for fighting. Written in an aggressive tone this book is motivational and thought provoking.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 War Machine
Reviewer: David Martinek (Lomita, California)

This is a great book!!! It will give you the knowledge to transform your self mentally and physically into the WAR MACHINE! This is the real deal on reality based street fighting.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Become a true war machine!
Reviewer: john sorensen (Omaha, Nebraska)

I cant even begin to say how much this book will transform you into a true war machine.You cant find knowledge and insight like this anywhere except from sammy franco himself and he puts it all into this cant go without it so I'm telling you that you wont regret getting this book at all it will make you a true warrior on the streets.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lot's of good advice!
Reviewer: malcolm cosby (Wilmington, North Calolina)

Mr. Franco breaks it down in this book and tells you what is useful in building a warrior's body!!I definitly recommend it for those who are new to the gym.You need War Machine II too it's a great companion to the book.


4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Very Interesting Book
Reviewer: Gargamel Jones (Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada)

War Machine was one of the first books (perhaps the first) that was independently produced and distributed by Sammy Franco. It provides advice on virtually every aspect of unarmed combat, from street fights to armed assaults with blunt weapons and knives. There is a also a brief section on physical conditioning that is extremely useful, as well as motivational quotes. The only thing preventing a 5 star review is that it would have been nice to see a few more pictures. That said, however, this book, and 1001 Street Fighting Secrets, serve as excellent companions. Get both!!!! Every time you read this book over, you get something new out of it!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The 101 on Reality Based Training!
Reviewer: J.C. Meadows (Dearborn Heights, Michigan)

This book is a great introduction to Reality Based Self Defense. It takes you from attitude to developing killer instinct. From combat conditioning to technique. This book is a must for anyone who is serious about self defense.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 War Machine
Reviewer: Matthew Walton (Bristol, Tennessee)

Great read, packed with information. The mental conditioning section was awesome. There is so much info that it can not be read quickly and digested. You will go back to it over and over!


4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 War Machine book review
Reviewer: Richard Jaffre (Lawrenceville, Georgia)

Great book. I already knew the weight training exercises as I am an avid weight-lifter. I particularly liked the parts about the mental conditioning. I am ex-military with combat experience, and what you teach in your book on the mentality of fighting is right in line with what we were taught in the service as far as dealing with the brutalities and moral issues of war. Great read ......


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great!
Reviewer: Hammad (Germantown, Maryland)

The difference between CFA and practically any other combat system could not be made clearer than in this book. War Machine is designed to show you how to transform yourself into a vicious and deadly street fighter, and definitely lives up to its premise. The book covers everything from the psychology to the physiology of the War Machine, including such topics as visualization, nutrition, weight lifting, and combat attributes. If you have other CFA material and feel you are ready and able to transform yourself into a modern day warrior, then pick up this book. 5 Stars.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Good book!
Reviewer: Walker (Potomac, Maryland)

War Machine is a great book for someone who really wants to learn how to boost their self esteem, confidence, and want to become a warrior of the modern world. This book will turn you from a kitten into a ferocious lion!!! You will feel great after reading this book. Sammy Franco not only addresses the mentality of the War Machine, he also addresses how to become one. Chapter 2 goes into great depth on what exercises to do and how to perform them, a guide to healthy eating and how to loose weight. Highly Recommended!!!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Combat Masterpiece
Reviewer: James McGarvey (Frederick, Maryland)

This book is a complete mind and body conditioning program for anyone that wants to become a fighter. Technique is important, but so is physical and mental toughness. This is the book that will show step by step what it takes to achieve a level of conditioning necessary for you to destroy a violent attacker. In this book Mr. Franco covers everything from mental and physical conditioning to armed and unarmed combatives. This is the most complete street fighting program you will be able to find on the market.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Excellent!
Reviewer: Joseph Green (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

For those of you who are looking for a one-stop product that can serve as a reference point for jumpstarting a stale workout, or for using as a reference point for starting someone on their way to a healthier lifestyle, this product comes highly recommended from this corner! I am using this product to guide my child, and it has proven invaluable in guiding him. This, coupled with War MachineII DVD and the new Combat Conditioning Journal, are indispensable supports for the journey.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A must read!
Reviewer: radetri (Providence, Rhode Island)

This book is an absolute must read for anyone committed to practicing the fighting arts. It is a comprehensive guide incorporating the psychological, physical and tactical strategies for becoming an effective combatant. The psychological components listed are an excellent guide to continually motivate yourself towards mental toughness. The workout strategies listed are sound muscle building weight training exercises that will strengthen and condition you for street based combat. A creative four day split routine is recommended, A host of CFA fighting strategies are listed with useful information about their effects on various human targets. This book will become a long term reference for your fighting skills.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A shot of testosterone!
Reviewer: dickiedoda (Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania)

Reading this book is like getting a shot of testosterone! It gets in the mindset to train harder than you have before, and provides a roadmap to make that happen. Highly recommended.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 I highly recommend it!
Reviewer: Bruce (Carol Stream, Illinois)

This was the best book I have ever read on combat conditioning training, the philosophy and the art of Sammy Franco's WAR MACHINE. Exceptionally informative and full of clear drawings. If you ever wanted to know how to transform yourself into a warrior, this is the book to read! Covers all the main muscles of the body and how to train them. I highly recommend it!


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