Control & Conquer: Knife Disarming Skills (Vol. 1) DVD
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    This knife attack defense dvd features one full hour of fast-paced, hard hitting knife survival instruction. Here, Contemporary Fighting Arts founder, Sammy Franco teaches you some of the most important life savings skills.

    In CONTROL AND CONQUER (Volume 1) you will learn the four (4) knife defense principles that can save your life, the different types of edged weapons used by street criminals, knife familiarity, the five (5) types of knife encounters, the 4 possible defenses to a knife attack, static and dynamic knife attacks, understanding knife grips, knife palming cues, the 6 ways a criminal can injure or kill you with a knife, target vulnerability and anatomical orientation, how to select a good training knife, the knife defense stance, knife defense stance drills, essential knife defense footwork, how to control the knife attack, how to redirect the chest thrust attack, redirecting to manageable angles, the "V" grip, the "C" grip, the "V" grip orientation drill, the "V" grip engagement drill, Vaseline for blood and sweat simulation, 4 man "V" grip drill, and much more! 

    NOTE: Since this is a two part dvd series, we also recommend getting the companion DVD: CONTROL & CONQUER (Volume 2)

    DVD DETAILS: CONTROL AND CONQUER: Unarmed Against the Knife (Volume 1) is a multi-regional dvd and will play anywhere in the world. Top audio and color quality. Approximate running time: 1 hour. 

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    Defending against a knife
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    Out of all the knife attack Self Defense systems I have learned in 20 years...This is the GREATEST! This video teaches you to go beyond knife defense by NEUTRALIZING the attacker who is the foundation of the knife. By defeating the attacker- the knife is no more. The techniques are very direct and powerful to the point that even I am very impressed on how easy it is to disarm and defeat the knife attack after watching this DVD. I have confronted knife attacks since I was ten years old and I was stabbed 3 times in my life. I wish I knew Sammy Franco's training system back then in the 80' and 90's. But I am very thankful that I have learned them now and I will continue to keep learning from CFA. Thank you, Mr. Franco

    Reviewer: Adrian Ishmael (Toronto Ontario, Canada)

    Control and Conquer Volume 1
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    This video will benefit both beginners and more advanced practitioners. Goes into detail about many aspects that are neglected by other self defense systems. I like the fact that you use it as a flow-along guide to go through the drills and exercises. I also ordered Volume II of Control & Conquer and was very satisfied with my purchase.

    Reviewer: Larn (Arlington, Virginia)

    Real knife survival training
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    This is a must see for hard-core knife survival when you are unarmed and opponent is armed with a knife hell-bent on killing you with the knife. It has drills for surviving a knife attack.

    Reviewer: Johan Randa (Lund Skane, Sweden)

    The #1 Knife Defense Program Period!
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    This is by far the best knife defense program that I have ever seen. As usual, Sammy Franco gives you incredible instruction in the self-preservation realities of dealing against someone who wants to carve you up. I would strongly suggest getting the Control and Conquer Package, together they provide the viewer with the #1 Knife Defense Program ever put on DVD. An absolute must-have!

    Reviewer: Joel (Hickory Creek, Texas)

    first timer judgement
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    This one comes from Italy. Well, this is the first time I purchased Sammy Franco's stuff. My expectation were uncertain, instead I was surprised by the material. Although the video quality can be better (even though it might have been a choice of Sammy Franco to offer a raw situation for a raw matter), the issues are excellent. By far the most realistic material I have seen. Other videos show only the teacher while he perform things you can immediately tell it won't happen in real life. Here instead you see guys stabbing each for real, of course with training knives. You can see the students attempting to practice defence and attack while putting virtually all their physical force to it. Definitely a must.

    Reviewer: Michael Mellner (Campi Bisenzio Firenze, Italy)

    Highly Recommended!
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    These skills are highly effective against a knife attack, although of course they will need to be trained -the training methods provided are outstanding and will greatly improve your chances of destroying your opponent and going home alive. As very few styles adequately cover knife defenses, I strongly recommend for any martial artist to watch this high quality dvd.

    Reviewer: Michael Franklin (Perth, Great Britain)

    Reduce the fear of a knife attack!
    4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    The thought of a knife attack evokes feelings of fear in most sane people; however, Sammy Franco provides instruction devoid of mysticism and full of doable techniques. Do not be fooled; you will be cut if attack by a knife, but with this video, you can have more than a fighting chance.

    Reviewer: Stephen (Kingman, Arizona)

    The Title Says It All!
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    The title says it all!! It seems every time I pick up the paper the number of assaults with a knife seem to be occurring more and more often. Whether its gang related or not its scary!! If you're threatened with a knife, GET AWAY!! If you can't get away make sure you know the material in Control and Conquer (Volume 1). Mr. Franco goes through all the basics that you need to know in dealing with a knife threat. Most protective stance, footwork and movement, and most importantly control techniques. I just got the DVD and have already watched it 3 times. Now its time to start practicing!!

    Reviewer: Ken Burns (Gaithersburg, Maryland)

    The cold truth about a knife attacks
    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    This video will show you the the cold truth about a knife attack. This DVD will prepare you for hands down the most dangerous weapon attack that you can fall victim to. Control and Conquer 1 brings the reality of a knife attack into focus and systematically shows you how to handle them. The DVD also has some awesome drill to get ya ready in case you find yourself under the knife.

    Reviewer: J.C. Meadows (Dearborn Heights, Michigan)

    Excellent knife defense training
    4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    Army I learned how to use a knife but not how to defend against one. Over the past decade there have been a few reality based self defense DVDs on knife defense that have helped me learn how to defend against a blade. Sammy Franco's Control and Conquer is definitely one of the best. Make sure you purchase volume two also-there's no overlap at all and you only get half the story with vol. 1.

    Reviewer: jason gurnari (Louisville, Kentucky)

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