First Strike: End a Fight in Ten Seconds or Less! (paperback)
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    Product Descriptions

    Learn how to stop any fight before it starts by mastering the art of the preemptive attack. First Strike gives you an easy-to-learn yet highly effective self-defense game plan for handling violent close-quarter combat encounters.

    First Strike will teach you instinctive, practical and realistic self-defense techniques that will drop any opponent to the floor with one punishing blow.

    This book will show you:

    • How to end a fight instantly
    • How to spot and avoid being targeted for a fight
    • How to deceive the most seasoned street thug
    • Simple and effective fighting techniques
    • Critical knock-out targets
    • How to avoid being arrested

    First Strike also includes: range proficiency, ghosting, secondary strikes to finish off an attacker, the compound attack and offensive flow, the relocation principle, how to avoid getting arrested, strikes, blocks, parries, punches, jabs, and beginner, intermediate and advanced workout routines, real-life first-strike fighting scenarios and much more!

    By reading this book and by practicing, you will learn the hard-hitting skills necessary to execute a punishing first strike and ultimately prevail in a fight. And that’s what it is all about: winning in as little time as possible.

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    Well Done!
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    I bought the book to accompany the First Strike video and was not disappointed. The book goes into great detail many aspects related to striking first from mindset to legal issues. Well done!

    Reviewer: R. Cormier (Northbridge, Massachusetts)

    First Strike
    4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    Sammy, excellent as usual! It goes right along with the First Strike DVD. Everything that I have gotten from you have been very informative, realty-based, and exceptionally written and explained. Thank you!

    Reviewer: Bruce (Boca Raton, Florida)

    The way to strike pre-emptively
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    A pre-emptive strike might be the only way to go victorious out of a street fight. This book shows you how to do this in an in depth way.

    Reviewer: Johan Randa (Lund Skane, Sweden)

    Do Unto Others First!
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    This is a powerful how-to book on taking an adversary out before he even has the chance to get a shot on you! This is information that every serious martial artist should have. Great job Sammy!

    Reviewer: Joel Lucky (Hickory Creek, Texas)

    Strike First, Win Fast!
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    This excellent, reality-based, instructional book is a must in " today's " self defense. This book teaches you the preemptive strike ( first strikes, secondary strikes, and compound attacks ); and the knowledge to gain the upper hand and survive a real combat encounter! A real "defense" is a fast and furious offense, and this teaches real "defense".

    Reviewer: Anthony Flarey (Nashport, Ohio)

    Every martial artist should read this
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    This is an impressive book that takes you by the hand and leaves nothing to chance in educating you about this critical area. You may have exceptional fighting skills, but if you are unable to anticipate and pre-empt an attack then you will probably end up hurt before you even get the chance to use those skills. That's why this book is so important -it gives you real skills and knowledge for neutralizing real life attackers, regardless of your background. The concepts are excellent and a pleasure to read through, and in particular the "Alphabet Drill" is a tremendously powerful skill that is absolutely worth gold from the self defense practitioner's view.

    Reviewer: Michael Franklin (Perth, Great Britain)

    Good book!
    4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    This was one of three books that I purchased from Sammy Franco a number of years ago, and it is currently my favourite. Sammy addresses a variety of topics ranging from the psychology of confrontations to the first strike arsenal. There are numerous photos in the book that show you exactly how to implement the first strike arsenal, as well as what tools to use to train. One of the most valuable sections of this book is the discussion on the subject of "ghosting." This opened my eyes to a whole new way to look at physical confrontation! You can't go wrong with this book. Though I don't have the First Strike video, I have seen the previews, and they look as though they would be the perfect companion set!

    Reviewer: Gargamel Jones (Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada)

    This is reality based self-defense!
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    The streets are a cold, unfair place, far from the unrealistic world of dojos and boxing rings. In an actual altercation, there are no such things as rules or limitations on what a person might do; he can easily pull out a knife or call a friend when something starts to go wrong. Thus, it is imperative that one is ready to deal with such situations by preparing to defend himself in the most efficient, effective, and safest way possible. First Strike is all about correctly utilizing the preemptive strike in a self defense situation, since delivering one of the many first strike techniques leaves you in a much better position to dispatch of an assailant than if you gave him the offensive flow. This book covers everything from the mental components, such as target acquisition, ghosting, and fear management, to the physical components, which include natural body weapons, first strike tools, secondary strike tools, combinations, and the de-escalation stance. Everything in the boo! k is fully explained by Mr. Franco with simple yet comprehensive descriptions as well as copious amounts of pictures. This is a must have for anyone who wants to truly prepare for what the streets can bring. 5 stars!

    Reviewer: Hammad (Germantown, Maryland)

    How to hit first in a fight!
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    The difference between winning a fight and getting seriously hurt or killed often lies in your ability to go on the offensive by launching a pre-emptive strike. In this book Mr. Franco explains the science of launching the pre-emptive strike. He shows not only when it is legally justified to strike first, but also how to set up the first strike and the tools that are available to launch this type of strategic strike. This book is a must have for anyone that wants to gain the tactical advantage when a violent attack is imminent.

    Reviewer: James McGarvey (Frederick, Maryland)

    First Strike Book
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    Explores the need for a pre-emptive strike for self-defense. A lot of martial arts instructors teach that one must first be struck before launching a defensive attack. The book dispels that myth and explains the rational behind it.

    Reviewer: kbak (Atlanta, Georgia)

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