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    When Seconds Count is a comprehensive street smart self-defense book instructing law abiding citizens how to protect themselves against the mounting threat of violent crime. You can't learn this in a Karate class or mixed martial arts school. In fact, there are many instructors out there who are doing a lot more harm than good by making people believe they are trained to cope with vicious street criminals. Truth is, the martial arts techniques that score points and win trophies could get you killed in real-life self-defense encounters.

    Learn how to:

    • Protect yourself and your family from vicious street criminals
    • Hone your awareness skills
    • Assess threat levels
    • De-escalate situations before they turn violent
    • Fight back with simple, no nonsense self-defense techniques
    • Use self-defense weapons skillfully
    • Prepare your family for a home invasion
    • Remain calm and focused when faced with fear
    • Cope with the aftermath of violence
    • Get realistic self-defense training

    Self-defense expert, Sammy Franco is no stranger to violence and personal protection. With decades of experience, he is the author of numerous self-defense books and the innovator of Contemporary Fighting Arts, a reality based self-defense system that breaks self-defense down to its simplest elements: practical skills, proven techniques and the confidence to use both on armed and unarmed criminals.

    When Seconds Count is considered by many to be one of the best books on real world self-defense instruction. Ideal for men and women of all ages who are serious about taking responsibility for their own safety. By studying the concepts and techniques taught in this book, you will feel a renewed sense of empowerment, enabling you to live your life with greater confidence and personal freedom.

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    Excellent Book!
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    Excellent, easy to read and helpful for women who want to gain a better understanding of what self defense is really about. This is must reading for women, of all ages. A lot of young women would benefit from reading this book.

    Reviewer: Jane M. (Potomac, Maryland)

    The Complete Self-Defense Book
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    Although this book is comprehensive and covers many important areas the topic in which it truly excels in is awareness. You may already have devastating moves and a good level of awareness but I would still recommend this book even to seasoned street fighters, because I honestly believe you will still gain real insights and tactics from the ideas presented here, showing you the way to hone your awareness and intuition to extremely high levels. Informative and a joy to read.

    Reviewer: Michael (Victoria, Australia)

    Self-defense for all.
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    A perfect book for men, women and also for people who are weaker physically to guide them to safe ways of self-defense. Written in an easy to understand way.

    Reviewer: Johan Randa (Lund Skane, Sweden)

    Life Saving Lessons
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    This book is priceless. I hope some day this book makes it as a college book for self defense. Thank Sammy for enlightening the public and keep us aware. Graduating into a real life I hope every student get this book as a gift. Also thanks for the dedication.

    Reviewer: Anna (Bethesda, Maryland)

    When Seconds Count Book
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    I have many on self defense but When Seconds Count is by far the best.. Explanations well done. To me this was even better than War Machines. I would give it a 5 Plus, if possible!

    Reviewer: Bruce (Boca Raton, Florida)

    Real Self Defense
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    Anyone interested in being able to protect themselves and their family in the violent world we live in today should own this book! If I could recommend one book on self-defense this would be it. A CFA home run!

    Reviewer: Joel (Hickory Creek, Texas)

    When Seconds Count Review!
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    When Seconds Count is THE companion to your Reality-Based Self-Defense Studies. When Seconds Count succeeds where most other traditional martial arts systems fails by explaining the legal aspect of self-defense. Also contained within the book are several workbook-style exercises (I recommend getting a notebook for completing those assignments) which prepare you mentally for situations where your judgment may need sharpening and forewarned...is foreARMED. You're not going to get a bunch of fancy-schmancy B.S. about chi flow or terms you're not going to understand...it's all in terms you'll comprehend and understand and, if purchased alongside The Street Fighter Package DVD series, you'll find your confidence in your judgment and abilities skyrockets. Genocyde's Note: The information contained within this book truly does make it Everyone's Guide To Self-Defense. Once purchased, you'll see that there are no false claims here that you're going to become a ninja or the equivalent of some spec-op soldier. What you will find is honest, hard-hitting and applicable in the immediate sense. Since getting this book, my insight into the world of Reality-Based Self-Defense has grown exponentially. I honestly think that this book will arm you with the knowledge needed to get your training in order.

    Reviewer: Travis M. (DeQuincy, Louisiana)

    A Book for Fighter and Non Fighter Alike!
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    This book probably taught me more about true defensive awareness and the realities of the street more than all other sources Ive seen combined! I would recommend it to ANYONE and EVERYONE! You NEED to KNOW what is out there and how to deal with such situations! Be prepared, get this book!!!

    Reviewer: Damian Jensen (Glendale, Arizona)

    Thorough and well written
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    This book exceeded by expectations. Anyone can appreciate the information in the book. Not just about the fight itself. Excellent content involving how to diffuse a potentially dangerous situation and how to be ready for such a situation whenever it may arise. The section on awareness is particularly useful.

    Reviewer: sean sweeney (Baltimore, Maryland)

    When Seconds Count
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    This is a very important book to add to your RBSD collection. This is a fact based learning encyclopedia of knowledge. This book is the best I have seen anywhere when it come to knowing how to defend your self and family .Gives all the tools needed to know every aspect of self defense . Both mental and physical. This book gives the real insight on reality based self Defense bare non.Every person who wants to take care of themselves or their family should read this one.This give the ground work and foundation to grow and build upon. awesome read I know I couldn't put it down.Excellent Book.

    Reviewer: Kenneth Hettinger (Asheboro, North Calolina)

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