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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Good lessons!
Reviewer: Tony (, )

Good lessons to learn how to escape from the attackers when threatening. Unfortunately there is a fine line between an attacker and a victim depending on a question: "Who starts a fight?" . This video explains carefully how to protect yourselves being justified through self defense. Highly recommendation for those who wants to learn to protect themselves. Need a good partner willing to share those practices with each other.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A Self-Defense must have
Reviewer: AZ (Rumson, New Jersey)

Escape Master shows you simple but highly effective escapes from numerous different holds. A self-defense DVD library must have.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BULLSHIDO PUT THIS IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT!!
Reviewer: Johnathan Jones (Riverside, California)

I found CFA doing a simple search for combat conditioning and what I found is FORT KNOX of fighting information! This is my third CFA DVD and let me tell ya Sammy delivers. The content is so so simple yet so effective. I truly believe Sammy may have cornered the market on street fighting and self defense. I do not mention sports fighting cause that is what sammy does not teach (MMA). So for you skeptics and critics out there who believe the only way to truly test any self defense system is through the Octagon continue your sport training. BUT!!!! If you want to learn the proper techniques that will help you in a street fight, any maybe get cha home alive! CFA is SHiZNIT!!!!!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Very reality based!
Reviewer: Anderson (Defiance, Ohio)

I'm familiar with many techniques of escaping from chokes and holds from different martial arts but they all had a certain type of situation where they don't quite work. i'm lucky i came across this DVD that covers in details the most common chokes, holds etc... and how to escape in a way that can be done in the streets.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Escape Master
Reviewer: Quin (Carmichael , California)

Again, the focus of combining all escape material in one place is great. As a self-defense instructor, it helps me review and prepare for my classes in a comprehensive way.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Master of Escape
Reviewer: Demany (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Once again reality is the key. In this dvd Sammy goes over the most common holds that occur in the streets and how to get out of them. I like the acronym M.A.P. Very informative dvd and like I always say when you have good information, you have good power!!! Hey Sammy, how bout flying me in to maryland to be on the dvd for Law Enforcement Officers?


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Escape Master
Reviewer: Adam (Fair Lawn, New York)

Perfect for law enforcement and military applications!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 To the point!
Reviewer: Michael Clarke (Altrincham Cheshire, United Kingdom)

The great thing about Sammy's system is that he does away with all the BS and gets to the point. Simple, yet destructive and effective moves.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great street survival techniques
Reviewer: Michael (Adelaide Lead Victoria, Australia)

The escapes here demonstrate the use of good body mechanics (leverage, balance, etc) to maximise effectiveness as well as varying levels of force -eg, if you are grabbed by a friend or your job requires you to restrain people then it's nice to have non lethal options to pacify them. Having "pressure tested" these techniques I believe they give you the highest percentage chance of escaping these holds -you do still need to practice the escapes, ie just watching the dvd is not enough to make you proficient. I feel that the techniques and principles here are essential and will serve you well.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Escape Master
Reviewer: Bill Lewis (Mays Landing, New Jersey)

"Escape Master" teaches valuable easy to learn techniques to add to your arsenal since many situations begin with a grab. Women are especially vulnerable to attacks that starts off with a grab. My wife found it very interesting and actually sat down and watched it with me. It also goes together well with the "First Strike "DVD. If you are serious about "Not Being a Victim", you need these two DVD's.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A Must Have!
Reviewer: Chris (Cold Spring, New York)

The great thing about Sammy Franco's videos & programs, is that he demonstrates "holds" & "techniques" that actually happen in "real life" situations. This video demonstrates everything from all kinds of choke holds, sleeper holds, grabs...etc....and explains (in depth), how to get out of them, in an easy to digest manner. It's a great title to have in your DVD library, even if you're NOT a full-time Martial Artist. If you want to keep yourself & your family safe, you may want to invest in some of Sammy's programs. You'll be glad you did. I have quite a few of his programs (including the Widowmaker program), and the one thing I can honestly say is that his programs work. Watch them carefully, follow his advice, and you'll learn a lot. I hope I never have to use any of my former training, but, it's nice to feel a bit safer, especially these days...


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Escape Master
Reviewer: Joel (Hickory Creek, Texas)

Sammy Franco does a masterful job on how to escape the most common grabs and holds one might encounter in the street. Another CFA home run!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 How not to be a Victim of ...
Reviewer: Glen V. (SAINT) (Auckland, New Zealand)

Being grabbed is a very real scenario for every human that has ever lived. We learn to grab as children, before we learn to walk. We grow up, and people use this simple concept to rule through intimidation. You don't need training to grab people, to hold onto someone, as it is wired into us. Many training systems teach how to punch and kick, but don't even consider the real need for tuition like this DVD offers us. The trouble is that we seldom get taught how to 'escape' the grabs, the grips, the holds we all have the ability to use on others. They train for trophies and fitness, not for our real needs. Here, Sammy Franco gives you all the advice and skills to never be a victim of grabs and holds again. All tuition provides differential responses based on need (using the MAP system), so you can be sure to use the required response that fits the scenario you find yourself in. I have shared the wisdom of "Escape Master" with my family. Do it for yourself, do it for your family. Get this DVD! 6 Stars.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simple and clear
Reviewer: matthew walton (Wilmington, North Calolina)

If you are in any kind of career where you got to go "hands on" this is the DVD to watch.It is simple and clearcut,very easy to learn and retain.


4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don't get locked up!
Reviewer: Ben (Victoria, Australia)

One of the last things you want to do in a fight is have somebody else lock you up. Whether it be a headlock or whatever. You want to be able to escape from it quickly. This dvd shows many different escapes from different holds. And this is important because the longer you are in a hold, the more chance his friends have to harm you, and they will if they get the chance. Get this dvd and you will learn how to escape the most common holds and go home at night to your family.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simple, simple, simple!
Reviewer: Stephen Arend (Kingman, Arizona)

The techniques on the DVD are very simple. There is nothing complex to these defenses, and that makes them usable by anyone. When it comes to a real fight outside the controlled environment of the ring, a person needs reliable, usable and simple techniques; and you can find all that here. Also, Sammy does a great job with his instruction and camera angles. There is nothing difficult about this DVD, but there is a ton of usable information here. You need these DVD.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simple, Powerful and Easy to Learn!
Reviewer: Ken Berns (Gaithersburg, Maryland)

Definitely one of my favorite CFA dvds!! If you want to learn simple, powerful, effective techniques for dealing with common street chokes, holds and grabs then ESCAPE MASTER is the dvd to get. Nothing fancy, nothing tricky only easy to learn methods for dealing with these kind of attacks. As I am sure you know, most attacks , even if they start off with punches and kicks, usually wind up in some kind of choke/ grab situation. Get this dvd and practice the techniques and before you know it chokes and grabs will be something you can effectively deal with!! I have even taught these to my wife and though she is fairly petite, she now can escape the attacks shown in the dvd. Something to think about , not just for yourself but for your loved ones also. A great dvd at a great price. Get it and you won't regret it.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Escape artist
Reviewer: brian atherton (Marysville, Ohio)

This belongs in every self defense practitioners collection sammys inovative MAP system gives you a clear cut common sense method for escaping a variety of holds you are likely to encounter in the street


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Outstanding!
Reviewer: jason gurnari (Lorton, Kentucky)

I have studied various martial arts and boxing for over twenty-five years and I have also been trained in security/military police tactics while serving in the U.S. Army. This dvd by Sammy Franco dealing with scenario based self defense techniques is truly outstanding! It's realistic and effective for anyone wanting to learn self defense for the first time or the seasoned practitioner. Much of what I've learned for self defense is useless, I wish I had had this dvd years ago.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wonderful!
Reviewer: martin (Bristol, Tennessee)

This is a great dvd for anyone who needs to know how to escape holds, or who has no experience at all, especially ground fighting experience. I found it to be the perfect dvd to go along with the "ground war" book. Absolutely fantastic video that will have you looking at some of these holds in a whole new light! Worth ten times its price, by all means!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Counter the assault
Reviewer: Hammad (Germantown, Maryland)

You never know what you are going to encounter on the streets. Nobody is just going to square of with you in a fighting stance and let you come to him, so you have to be ready for anything and everything you can possibly deal with. This DVD covers an assortment of common chokes, locks, and holds used on the streets, and the most efficient, effective, and safe counters to them. As always, Mr. Franco explains the in's and out's of the techniques to a T, pointing out common mistakes while showing how to properly perform each escape through the drills demonstrated by CFA students. There are no excuses for not knowing these rudimentary escapes, don't hesitate to buy this DVD. 5 Stars!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Real good!
Reviewer: Walker (Potomac, Maryland)

This DVD will tell you how to get out of all the likely and even unlikely locks, chokes, holds that you might encounter in the streets. This is a great video for Law Enforcement, Security officers, and people who work with the mentally handicapped. Sammy Franco covers a wide variety of different levels of force and when the right time is to apply the correct amount of force.


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wonderful DVD!
Reviewer: Michael Gruber (Rockville, Maryland)

This is a wonderful DVD! Every technique is explained very thoroughly with precise directions on how to escape from about every situation you could find yourself in. The escapes are very logical, and you can tell that countless hours have gone into researching the most safe, effective and quickest way to get the job done. This DVD is highly recommend for anyone who wishes to know more about escaping from any situation!


4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Realistic attack counters
Reviewer: mleone (Wesport, Connecticut)

This dvd covers all the realistic attacks for the street. Head holds, grabs from behind and so on! Its all very gross motor skills that are very useful!


5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 I highly recommend it!
Reviewer: Richard (Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania)

This video provides easy to follow techniques to defend against many common grabs and chokes. All the techniques are effective and clearly "street-oriented". I highly recommend this video for beginners, however, you will likely get plenty of new ideas even if you have a lot of experience.


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