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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 War Blade review
Reviewer: michael peloquin (Carmichael, California)

I was pleasantly surprised by this vid as not the typical Filipino taping drills.In fact it is one of the first times I have seen the distinction spelled out and the importance of grabbing the arm in real street confrontations.The drill work was excellent in pointing that out as well.Controlling the weapon arm was clearly pointed out.I purchased the control and conquer double set to get more knowledge on this critical aspect of real knife attacks. I also thought the knife fighting stance info was excellent on being tight in,blocking arm in place and keeping all movements in centerline.Most angle of attack work is wide from stick fighting habits. The grips explanations where very thorough as well.I have never seen the filipino and razor drips shown.I might add the purpose of the Filipino grip for arm seizing and on the foil or eppee grip you might add posting which is putting the back of the knife in your palm for strong thrusting. Great job and looking forward to the my new double dvd set that has been shipped,by the way your service is always very prompt

 

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 War Blade Program
Reviewer: Tom (Detroit, Michigan)

It's a complete guide to knife fighting. I'm impressed!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Excellent Knife Fighting Program
Reviewer: Brent Goldsmith (Waldorf, Maryland)

Exactly what i was looking for. The drills and instruction are great!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Technically Superior to all I've studied!
Reviewer: Khalil Shabazz (Atlanta, Georgia)

I am very analytical and I need specific, logical instruction in order for me to feel as if I've learned something. With "War Blade"; I've learned (am learning) a lot! I really, really appreciate your teaching style and how you forgo the fluff ... definitions, practical applications, and genuine demonstrations ... I love it! I'm a customer/ student/ and ally from now on. I will hold your product up to anyone else's out there.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The best of the best!
Reviewer: Michael Sleep (Hampton New Brunswick , Canada)

I have seen a few programs on knife fighting but this one is the best. Know what to do when you need to do the most. Save your life, by this DVD!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TRULY EDUCATIONAL!
Reviewer: Robert rogus (Park Forest, Illinois)

I have been seriously looking for a decent knife fighting program without all the fluff. WAR BLADE is truly educational! From the different types of metals used in production, to different types of folders, to types of grips, stances, and drills. Sammy even shows you what to look for when buying a quality folder. I definitely got my money's worth! Thanks, Sammy!

 

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Good knife fighting program
Reviewer: Rob Michels (Howell, Michigan)

I too have been involved in several knife fighting/defense program and I prefer this one over those. I look forward to the next level

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 I new nothing about knife fighting
Reviewer: Paul Alba (Henderson, Nevada)

until watching this dvd. How educatational and insightful this dvd is explaining the various grips, types of knives used in street fights, best way to defend using most efficient economy of motion both defensively and to dispatch an attacker. There is alot of information here which explains how to defend and attack at different ranges and angles, and the different types of wounds suffered in knife fights being the difference between life and death. Very humbling and educational giving me a very strong aversion to engaging in a knife fight at all cost unless given absolutely no choice. Makes you never want to encounter an attacker with a sharp edged weapon unless you have something for him. Start with this video just in case.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best knife fighting dvd out there!
Reviewer: Mike Bennett (Lyons, Illinois)

i've seen a lot of blade fighting dvd's and this is the best one that i've seen......none of the normal b.s. that doesnt work......this is the real deal....plus covers the knives themselves which most dvd's don't do......i picked out a nice blade for myself after viewing this material

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Top Notch!
Reviewer: Michael (Dundee Tayside, United Kingdom)

Outstanding and informative, this is essential viewing for a critical area of self defense. Many valuable insights are given here . Even if you never intend on using a knife yourself it is still worth seeing this dvd to help get into the mindset of a knife fighter so you know what you're up against. And if you like knives I can virtually guarantee you'll gain some high level knowledge here. Another important point is that Mr Franco discusses some of the weakness in other schools strategies, so that you can see that his own methods have been very well analysed and well thought out.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Knife fighting to the max
Reviewer: Johan R. (Lund Skane, Sweden)

With this package of DVD and manual you learn how to fight using a knife and names some of the myths regarding knife fighting. It explains attributes necessary to fight with a knife.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Real Deal on Knife Fighting!
Reviewer: Bill Lewis (Mays Landing, New Jersey)

This knife fighting program gives you the whole picture on using a knife for self defense. From trying diplomacy and being legally and morally justified, to straight to the point effective techniques to get you home alive. Definitely a must have DVD.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 War Blade
Reviewer: RICHARD BONET (Upstate, New York)

I will recommend this knife fighting program to all my friends because it's the best blade training I have seen.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 No fluff, no BS...Just reality based combat!
Reviewer: Mark Laskowski (Bastrop, Texas)

I'm a martial artist with 30+ years experience and multiple black belts. I have trained police and correctional officers in defensive tactics, and I've seen actual law enforcement footage of prison shankings and knife fights. I've also seen and studied many would-be knife fighting systems from all over the world. Sammy Franco's War Blade system is far and away the best program out there for the street. Tactical, practical...the program is lightyears ahead of anything else on the market!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 An ugly truth, but as real as it gets!
Reviewer: Damian Jensen (Glendale, Arizona)

The fact is a knife fight can be the bloodiest and deadliest form of personal combat there is. Are you prepared? In Control and Conquer you learned to DEFEND against an attack, here you learn the OFFENSE and how it can save your life! These are the skills you need in order to utilize what is one of the most ubiquitous weapon available in the streets. Be prepared! You've never seen truly effective knife fighting until you have seen this program!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A knife is a dangerous tool
Reviewer: Ceccato Alexandre (Saint Etienne, France)

Fancy sleight of hand with your balisong? Not in this knife fighting system. Long kata to learn step by step? Not in this program. How to use exotic blade weapon from middle age asia? Not in this program. But if you search realistic knife fighting, how to defend yourself against a knife, and a rational study of the use of the tactical blade, you will find all that and even more in this knife fighting program.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Awesome!
Reviewer: Nelson (Toronto Ontario, Canada)

When people mention to me certain styles or instructors they hear about or have dvd's from for realistic training, I always refer them to Sammy Franco and his dvd's as the best source. I trust my life with the techniques and principles Sammy Franco teaches! Let Sammy Franco teach you the principles and techniques of his War Blade Knife Fighting program. This truly belongs in your CFA collection!!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best I have seen
Reviewer: MacDonal Robinson (Sault Ste. Marie, Canada)

This is the most informative knife DVD I have watched. No BS, just practical knowledge. Skip the flashy parries and counters, learn to survive. Thanks Mr. Franco, you are providing the best programs out there.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best on the market!
Reviewer: Nico (Gaithersburg, Maryland)

To quote from the War Blade book, "The best way to defeat a knife attacker is to first become a skilled knife fighter." I couldn't agree with that statement more, and I firmly believe that anyone else who agrees with it can do no better than the War Blade program. Sammy's concise, logical and realistic approach completely does away with any notion of the glorified fencing that you see in movies that has no basis in reality. Though I hope I never find myself in a knife fight, if I am ever am assaulted with a knife I'm confident that the skills I learned and continue to learn from this program will increase my chances of getting out alive dramatically.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 realistic knife training
Reviewer: brian atherton (marysville, Ohio)

i have had alot of knife training both in the classical martial arts like kali/silat and the more modern military methods and warblade combines the best of both worlds the direct no nonsense approach of the military systems with the skill and variety of the classical methods(but without the sometimes unrealistic techniques of the latter) just like everything else he does mr franco breaks it all down covering grips stances footwork target zones etc this is by far the best knife program ive ever seen i highly recomend it especially if your already expierienced with the blade and want to take your skills to the next level

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Knife Fighting, in All of it's Unromantic Glory
Reviewer: Hammad (Germantown, Maryland)

Mr. Franco has addressed knife defense in his Control and Conquer DVD series, but this DVD package introduces the world of knife fighting. The wealth of information in this package is astounding, Mr. Franco covers everything from the different types of knives, carrying methods, grips, opening skills, and the list goes on. It is virtually impossible to absorb everything the first time around. Like with the other CFA DVD packages, it is recommended that you read the complimentary manual before watching the DVD, because the manual not only covers the material in the DVD, but also includes useful information such as the different grades of steel for when you are selecting a knife and helpful tips for how to care for a knife. I cannot begin to address everything in this DVD, but I hope this review is enough to convey just how invaluable the War Blade program is. Another masterfully done DVD package, this stands on a level above everything else, 5 stars!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great for Law Enforcement
Reviewer: Walker (Potomac , Maryland)

This DVD is great!! Sammy Franco goes into great depth and detail about the tactical folding knife and it's applications in a street fight. Sammy Franco also addresses the legal and morale responsibilities that you will have to know in order for you to carry around a tactical folder. This DVD is definitely something that a law enforcement officer should own, members of the military, and anyone who wants to learn about the tactical folder. Highly Recommended!!

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great Knife Fighting System
Reviewer: radetri (Providence, Rhode Island)

A great introductory system to knife fighting. Basic grips,stances and points of attack are taught in a comprehensive and unique method. An excellent assortment of drills are taught which will sharpen defenses,reaction time and offensive attacks. The accompanying manual reviews and highlights important material. One will gain much skill in handling and defending against a knife.

 

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Great Knife Fighting Program!
Reviewer: Richard (Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania)

I own three other knife fighting videos, and they pale in comparison to War Blade. The other video instructors like to show off, but they have no idea how to pass their skills on to you. Sammy is great at breaking everything down step by step. Not only does he show you a plethora of tactics and techniques, but more importantly, he shows you how to train those techniques. If you are looking for a compact, self-contained knife system, you should definitely consider this program.

 

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 knife vs knife
Reviewer: Tomcatgenius (Valdosta, Georgia)

This is a an excellent program for those interested in fighting with a knife, specifically a tactical fighting folder. The focus is on fighting knife vs. knife.

 

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 War Balde Knife Fighting
Reviewer: HansOlavJuul (Oslo, Norway)

Wa rBlade was reccomended to me with WidowMaker and I began studying the programs at the same time. The knife defense and offense skills, knowledge, and advice contained in this package are true to CFA's philosophy of effectiveness, effeciency, and safety, as are all of the other CFA materials. However, effective, efficient, and safe knife fighting skills are your only chance of survival in a knife fight or attack. Knowing how to use a knife, what type of knife to use, how to carry, and hold a knife are just a few of the lessons taught in this program. You will be shocked at how much you didn't know prior to owning this product. Also, you will gain an incredible amount of respect for the blade.

 

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