Especially a combat training product because 99% of the stuff you’ll buy on the market today is complete crap! But after viewing the training DVD’s of TFT’s “Surviving the Most Important 5 Seconds of Your Life”, I am compelled to let others know this is the Real Deal.
When I was young, growing up in bully and gang infested neighborhoods, I always wanted to learn to fight. Not to be a bully, but so that I would not have to be a “victim”. So I looked to martial arts as a kid because it looked like the best and most efficient way to learn how to protect myself.
I began at the age of 8 and have been training in combat sports, primarily traditional martial arts for over 25 years. I have training in Karate, Tae-Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Muai Thai, Aikido, kick boxing, and dabbled in Shoot Fighting. I hold 2 black belts and to be honest, they don’t mean anything! Given my training, most would think that I had a really good grasp on how to fight. WRONG! I have a fantastic understanding on how to move and utilize martial art “techniques” that “LOOK” like fighting (typically in a “controlled” environment).
For years I was able to stand behind the mask of my training and belt rank reputation to avoid most violence. It was great, I didn’t have to fight because most people “assumed” I would easily kick their ass. But there were a couple instances where I still got my ass kicked. Both times by someone who had no training. I felt like my training was not complete enough. I needed to know “more” and practice harder. This is a psychological trap that many who train fall into to. The more I know, the better I’ll be. Truth is the more you know, the more confused you’ll get and the worse you’ll be in the “real world”.
Unless you can put it all together, most martial arts training is like having a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle dumped on you and not knowing what the TRUE picture is of what you are trying to build. And each week your “master/instructor” will give you one or two more pieces. People think that if I learn “enough” techniques (collect enough puzzle pieces) it will all come together at some point. Truth is, it probably won’t because you are never shown the picture of what you are trying to build. This type of training is done in “blind faith” and hoping that you are getting it right. Well hoping and faith ain’t gonna do squat against someone intent on putting you in the hospital, or worse.I recently ordered TFT’s new “Surviving the Most Important 5 Seconds of your Life” DVD series. I figured with a one year guarantee, what do I have to lose?
First I would like to say it is INCREDIBLE! I have to commend the work on these DVD’s and the TFT training principles and methodologies.
This training was the biggest light bulb ever to go off in my head. I have always found martial arts training and other technique based training lacking in terms of teaching the WHAT and WHY’s of combat and use of “REAL” violence. I know literally hundreds of “what if” techniques, but never felt fully confident in my ability to execute my training in a life or death situation. I think deep down in the soul of many martial artists, they feel a level of doubt as well.
I wasn’t sure what, or even “if”, I would really learn anything from these DVD’s. Was I surprised! Putting my ego on the shelf and watching and listening with an open mind and a willingness to learn, the TFT instructors took me to a whole new level of understanding on how to survive violence out in the “Real World”.
After watching the entire set just once, I was pretty excited to put these principles into practice. I went down to the club where I teach and grabbed one of our top black belts for about an hour. Needless to say, he was floored…literally. Even though I took it easy and was very careful in what I was doing, he spent a lot of that hour on the floor. I didn’t even use a single “technique” that our system so emphatically emphasizes to use in the real world. No matter what he would try to do, he kept ending up on the floor. All the chaos that exists in a violent confrontation, just disappeared. What was left was confidence, clarity, and RESULTS! I finally saw the picture on the puzzle box and knew what I was doing, why I was doing it, and what had to be done. It was amazing…TFT actually works!
Whether you have martial arts training or not, learning Target Focus Training is probably one of the most important things you could ever do for yourself. In our society learning things like driving, swimming, even walking are essential skills. Once you know them, you know them. Swimming is a great example because 70% of our planet is covered by water. If you haven’t swam in 20 years and fall into a river, swimming comes back to you. You don’t have to fear the water because you “know” how to survive in that environment.
Another thing that exists in our world are “random acts of violence”. They happen everyday. Just pick up any newspaper anywhere in North America and you’ll see that it is true.
You can spend your life thinking and hoping it will never happen to you. If it doesn’t you’re lucky. But if it does, even just once, your “head in the sand” attitude could get you killed.
Understanding how to protect yourself against violence is an absolute MUST HAVE skill that every man and woman should know. Again it’s like swimming, even if you don’t “like” to swim, if one time you ever fell into a body of water you’d be glad you knew how to swim. Otherwise you would probably drown.
Nobody likes violence either, but if you’re forced into that situation, you’ll be glad you knew how to survive it.
Target Focus Training is the same thing as swimming lessons (Tim will probably not like this analogy). Once you learn these skills and principles, they’ll be with you forever. Then if violence ever comes knocking on your door, just like swimming, you’ll know what you need to do to survive the situation.
Target Focus Training is the best training tool I have ever seen on how to simply and effectively use and survive violence. The thing I like the most is that if you have NO previous training, you’ll still be on a level playing field against someone who does.
Do yourself a favor, learn how to swim, both in the water and ‘on the streets’.”