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Sammy Franco is the founder and creator of Contemporary Fighting Arts, a state-of-the-art offensive-based self defense system that is specifically designed for real world self defense. Contemporary Fighting Arts is a sophisticated and practical system of self-defense, designed specifically to provide efficient and effective methods to avoid, defuse, confront, and neutralize both armed and unarmed attackers.
Sammy Franco is one of the most recognized authorities on both armed and unarmed combat. Highly regarded as a leading innovator in self defense, Sammy Franco was one of the premier pioneers in the field of hand to hand combat. Convinced of the limited usefulness of most martial arts in real street combat, Mr. Franco believes in the theory that the best way to change traditional thinking is to make antiquated ideas obsolete through superior methodology. Sammy Franco has instructed thousands of students in his career. His innovative ideas have made a significant contribution to changing the thinking of many in the field about how people can best defend themselves against vicious and formidable street criminals.
Contemporary Fighting Arts system draws from real world combat experience and
concepts and principles of numerous sciences and disciplines, including police
and military science, criminal justice, criminology, sociology, human psychology,
philosophy, histrionics, kinesics, proxemics, kinesiology, emergency medicine,
crisis management, and human anatomy.
Early Video Production
Warrior Wisdom: Inspiring Ideas from the World's Greatest Warriors
Combat Energy Drills
Audio Book Production
Mr. Franco has instructed members of the US Secret Service, Military Special Forces, Washington DC Police Department, Montgomery County, Maryland Deputy Sheriffs, and the US Library of Congress Police. Sammy Franco is also a member of the prestigious International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) as well as the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET) and he is listed in the “Who’s Who Director of Law Enforcement Instructors.”
Sammy Franco is a nationally certified Law Enforcement Instructor in the following curricula: PR-24 Side-Handle Baton, Police Arrest and Control Procedures, Police Personal Weapons Tactics, Police Power Handcuffing Methods, Police Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (OCAT), Police Weapon Retention and Disarming Methods, Police Edged Weapon Countermeasures and “Use of Force” Assessment and Response Methods. Mr. Franco is also a National Rifle Association (NRA) instructor (both police and civilian) who specializes in firearm safety, personal protection, and combat pistol shooting.
Sammy Franco holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a regularly featured speaker at a number of professional conferences, and conducts dynamic and enlightening seminars on numerous aspects of reality based self defense. Mr. Franco has instructed thousands of students in his career, including instruction on street fighting, grappling and ground fighting, close quarters combat, knife defense and knife fighting skills, multiple opponent survival skills, stick fighting skills and firearms training.
Sammy Franco teaches combat proven techniques from the standpoint of having a firsthand understanding of the emotional, psychological and spiritual issues that arise from physical violence. His goal is not the glorification of violence, but rather to help people free themselves from its costly price.
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