The First Strike Combatives System Review is simply meant to highlight a self-defense fighting program developed by an ex-commander of the Canadian Forces SSF (one of the elitist Special Forces in the world).
The name of this highly decorated Special Forces operative is Todd Lamb and he is well versed with hand to hand combat techniques. These techniques determine the difference between life and death.
How would you react if two strong thugs start to bully you?
Would you panic if your fiancée was being harassed by a group of eave-teasers?
What would you do if a huge muscleman simply pushed you out of the way?
What would happen if you were attacked in the street and the robbers simply walk away with your day’s savings?
Todd has developed a system using which, a layman with no prior experience in combat sports can knock down an opponent twice his size. In order to avoid information overload, Todd Lamb shortlisted 17 fighting techniques for instant conflict resolution.
To ensure that I provide an unbiased review about the product, I ordered it (along with the bonus offers) and gave it a try. Here is what I found:
First Strike Combatives System Review
Name of the Product: First Strike Combatives System
Name of the Creators: Todd Lamb
Type of Product: Digital Guide
Nature of its Usage: Learning Self Defense at Home
Unique Selling Point: Vintage WW2 Fighting Styles
Bonus Offers Included: Yes, 3 in Total
Full Satisfaction Guarantee: Yes, for 2 Months
User Feedback Score: Extremely Positive
LeanAndFit Reviewer Rating: Positive
First Strike Combatives System Review Contents
1) Who is Todd Lamb and what is so Special about Him?
2) What is the First Strike System?
3) Contents of the First Strike Combatives System (Including the Bonus Offers)
4) The Advantages and Disadvantages of this Fight System
5) FAQ on First Strike Combatives System
6) How to Beat Someone who is Way Bigger & Stronger than You?
7) Should You Go for It?
Who is Todd Lamb and what is so Special about Him?
Todd Lamb is the creator of the First Strike Combatives System. He is not your everyday ‘ordinary Joe’ but a veteran in unarmed combat. Prior to compiling this eBook, Todd has served actively in the Canadian Special Forces as a Special Operator.
Apart from this, Todd has also served as a leader of one of the elitist SWAT teams in the entire world. He along with Ari Knazan (a veteran martial arts instructor) have put together some of the ‘deadliest’ and ‘easy to learn’ martial arts techniques so as to ensure that even a layman can execute these stunts at warp speed.
Todd reveals that Special Forces spend just a few weeks mastering a handful of deadly hand to hand combat techniques in order to take control of their opponent. All these techniques are based on the natural reflex action of the human body.
He is also of a firm opinion that relying on martial arts for defending oneself against a sudden onslaught is not an ideal way to protecting yourself. Even MMA techniques are ineffective. Todd explains that all this is owing to the rules that the traditional martial art forms are forced to follow.
What is First Strike System?
The First Strike System has been developed to help people that are physically and mentally weak to have an edge over their attackers. This program has been developed by elite special force operative and a martial arts instructor. They have ensured to keep in mind the ‘non-combat experience’ of the concerned individual before compiling the self-defense system.
The WW2 Fighting Techniques:
Todd has developed the fighting technique that was devised by the Shanghai Municipal Police some 200 years ago. The Shanghai Police used human instinctive reactions to contain an onslaught. These fighting styles were tested and then combined with Chinese gangster style fighting techniques before being tested on over two thousand (live and documented) encounters.
The World War II Special Force Teams of USA and UK were then coached by handpicked Shanghai Police officers to learn instinctive fighting techniques. This technique became so popular that within a few weeks of its inception, the trained officers recorded more enemy kills than ever before.
These techniques are so deadly that within a few weeks of mastering them, you can become confident enough to take on any kind of onslaught without a second’s hesitation.
When Can Violence Strike?
Violent crimes have been known to strike at will. They never come with prior warning and the results can be disastrous indeed. Todd has identified the following scenarios when violence tends to strike the most:
>>> While walking down at night with your girl when a thug starts pestering and even follows you. Despite you trying hard to walk away from the scene, the mugger follows you. The consequences can be disastrous if you do nothing.
>>> You are driving from school after picking up your daughter and stop at a busy intersection. Suddenly the back door opens and in comes a kidnapper with a gun pointed at your daughter’s head.
>>> If you are confronted by a couple who is fighting right on the street you frequent and you happen to witness the male getting abusive with his spouse. Like any other Good Samaritan, you decide to step in. This can be disastrous, especially if you do not have the physical and mental skills to ward of an irate male member.
>>> Sometimes, while paying a visit to a new locality, you enter a particular section wherein you are unwanted. This is when you need to display positive body language to escape from becoming a victim of the hood.
>>> You enter your house after a hard day’s work and find an unknown person inside (obviously a burglar). You are now in a serious situation as the burglar has seen you and so have you. How would you react to save your life and avoid a mishap?
>>> You just took some cash out of an ATM at night when you get mugged. How would you save yourself and your precious money from getting robbed?
Highlights of the First Strike Combatives Self Defense System
Here are a few of the things that caught my attention while viewing and practicing the fighting techniques via the video tutorials:
>>> I learnt that a single strike to the body that could end the fight. This was definitely a devastating move and an eye-opener for me.
>>> I mastered the top 3 strategies that can end a complicated fight in a jiffy. I also learnt how to avoid getting hit on the head if I was taken down to the ground.
>>> The top seven kinds of locks and breaks that are performed by the Special Forces to render their enemy helpless. I found each and every one of the seven techniques so simple and wondered why no one even bothers to teach them. Then I wonder – does anyone even know about them?
>>> I learnt the art of reading the mind of my assailant even before he has a chance to make a move. Trust me I knew this trick since I was ten years old but I could never understand how and when to make use of it.
>>> Todd taught me how to contain a crazed assailant who is hell bent on shooting everyone dead. There is only one technique to be used at such situations and it can make a difference between life and death (this involves not one but many lives).
>>> I mastered the art of defending myself against a sharp edged weapon.
>>> A simple take-down method that would usually break the face of the attacker, leaving him helpless and unable to do any further damage.
There were several more techniques that I learnt (17 in total) but the ones mentioned above, managed to capture my attention the most. The best part is that most fight techniques were taught via a short 3 minute video tutorial.
Who is it Meant For?
>>> If you have never even thrown a punch in your entire life and you are faced with a crisis then, this course is ideal for you.
>>> You have already received martial arts training but you are unsure of its application in the real life scenario, then again, this course would work wonders for you.
>>> If you are not confident enough to face your adversary then, this guide shall teach you how to unveil your ‘alpha-dog’ confidence.
>>> You have never been to a gym and have never lifted weights in your life. This makes you weak and vulnerable. Nonetheless, the First Strike Combatives System can help you overcome this drawback.
>>> You simply avoid conflict and dislike the idea of getting into a fight.
Contents of the First Strike Combatives System (Including the Bonus Offers)
A quick look at what you get when you order this digital guide:
1) The First Strike Combative System
This is a combination of 17 of the deadliest fight moves followed religiously by Special Forces across the globe. The 3 minute per fight technique tutorial teaches you everything that you need to know to win in a fight.
Bonus # 1: “Command Presence”
This is a digital guide that is valued at $19.95 and it teaches you how to keep your head high and make your presence felt wherever you go. It has the tricks and techniques to help develop your alpha dog confidence and ensure that you are always feared wherever you go. In fact, it is the most silent way of expressing your will (you do so without lifting a finger).
Bonus # 2: “Advanced Situational Awareness”
This is the second bonus in the package. This guide teaches you how to gauge a complex situation and contain a conflict even before it has a chance to go out of control. This technique too has been picked from the Special Forces training program at the SWAT level. If purchased separately, this training guide alone is worth $29.95.
Special Bonus Offer #3: “The Alpha Nation Online Coaching”
This is a special bonus offer extended by the creators of this program, which is available for a limited time period only. This video tutorial comprises of hundreds of well known fighting styles and it teaches you how to become well rounded and in complete control of any adverse situation. It is valued at $79.
Special Bonus Offer # 4 – “The Art of Being Invisible”
This is the last and final bonus offer that teaches you the art of keeping a sharp eye on the activities of your loved one. The skills taught here are used by surveillance experts across the world and are not available anywhere. They cannot be bought for a price.
Ari and Todd have started imparting their special combat training via the means of a workshop session, wherein they teach students ‘face to face’. The cost for this workshop is $379.
The Online Course
The same techniques are also taught via the means of an online course (the one which I underwent) and it costs you a meager $37.
@ Trust Factor – First and foremost, this program has been developed by Special Forces officers that have been leaders in unarmed combat.
@ Money Back Guarantee – In case I disliked the product (which I certainly did not) I had the privilege to return it back to the rightful owner and seek a complete refund. I had 60 days to do so.
@ Simple Strategies and Techniques – Unlike what I had thought, each and every fighting technique was simpler than reading a fairy tale comic book. I had absolutely no problem mastering these techniques.
@ Workable in the Practical Scenario – I found most of these techniques to work well in practical life as I managed to relate to them. This fighting style was within me – I just needed to unveil it.
@ Confidence Booster – Most of all, this digital video tutorial proved to be a big confidence booster for me. I not only managed to learn the best fighting techniques, I also managed to unleash the ‘Alpha Dog Confidence’ that was buried deep within me.
@ No Practical Trial – I had no way to judge whether this fighting style actually did me any good, simply because I have not yet gotten into a fight. I know this sounds crazy but until and unless I get a chance to practice what is taught in a practical scenario, I just do not have trust in its abilities.
@ Boring at Home – All alone at home with just my laptop for company is really boring indeed. This is especially true if you would like to learn something new. This course is not ideal for those students who like attending physical lectures.
FAQ on First Strike Combatives System
Answers to the most commonly asked questions on this digital book:
Q1: How soon can I learn this self defense style?
A-1: It takes a few days to a few weeks to learn the basics. Nonetheless, in order to perfect this fighting style, you might have to put in a few months. Your learning curve is directly dependent on your dedication towards this art form.
Q-2: How is First Strike Combatives System Better than Others?
A-2: No two systems of self defense should be compared (it is unfair to do so). Each has its benefits and disadvantages. First Strike Combatives System is an ideal style for home based learning. You do not need the presence of a physical teacher for the same.
Q-3: Can I keep the bonus guides if I chose to cancel?
A-3: Yes, you have the distinct advantage of keeping the bonus offers.
Q-4: Can I learn some fighting styles quickly?
A-4: Yes, Todd Lamb has introduced 17 fighting styles within his First Strike Combat system that can be mastered in 3 minutes only.
Q-5: I am just 5 foot 6 inches tall. Can this fighting style help me overcome a taller and stronger attacker?
A-5: Yes, it certainly can. This is the charm of First Strike Combative fighting method. Your lack of size and strength can be used as your advantage during a combat like situation.
Q-6: How soon can I begin to make use of this program?
A-6: All it takes is a few minutes after placing the order. As it is a digital guide, simply download it onto your laptop and begin browsing through the detailed lessons.
Q-7: How much do I pay for it?
A-7: Well, for a limited time period, this online self defense course is available for $37. The price may increase in the near future.
How do You Beat Someone Who is Way Bigger and Stronger than You?
No one wishes to get into a fight unless you are a trained fighter who is aiming to win a fight competition. Nonetheless, there are times when you get mugged while returning home late at night. If you have your wife or sister along with you then, getting robbed in the dead of the night can be a scary ordeal. When if you are cornered by a bigger and stronger opponent. How do you beat the man? Well, here are a few insider tips:
Keep Calm & Your Fist High:
The first instinctive reaction is to run or stay. If you cannot run, you need to stay and fight. Assuming you are not a trained fighter and your opponent is way bigger and stronger, you need to maintain your calm. Keep your fists clenched and elbows bent thereby protecting your rib cage, face and neck. Your body should stoop forward so as to absorb the blows and also to counter-punch your opponent.
Slip and Avoid Going to the Ground:
If the fight is allowed to go to the ground then, you are sure to lose. Your opponent is stronger and definitely heavier than you. It is quite likely that you can get seriously injured if you fall to the ground. So, use your speed to dodge his punches and thwart his intent to take you to the ground.
Never allow his strikes to fall on your body. Blocking strikes of a larger and stronger opponent shall inflict serious injuries to your body. So, use your light weight to your advantage by slipping and weaving. Quick head movement to evade punches thrown by your attacker is highly recommended in this scenario.
Getting Hit is OK but Be Quick on Your Feet:
It is but obvious that you shall get hit. If you are mugged then, you are taken by surprise. Even if you are a trained fighter, you shall have to take a punch. Avoid getting hit on vulnerable body parts such as the nose, jaw, throat, liver, groin etc. Instead, take a punch on your arm or the thigh. If you are struck on the face then, the forehead is the strongest.
Moving away from the strike is not advisable. Instead, if you are hit then, move towards the punch to lower its impact. Avoid taking too many punches. Instead, use the balls of your feet to keep your body away from your bigger opponent’s reach. Circle, weave in and out – do anything that wears the bigger man down.
Close the Distance & Sweet Time Your Punch:
When you are attacked by a larger opponent, you are at a distinct disadvantage. He has a better reach and hence, you shall find it almost impossible to get in striking distance. So, you need to bridge this gap. Using your speed and agility (which I am assuming is with a smaller opponent), you need to get closer to your opponent.
When you get close, his strike-impact shall be dramatically reduced. At the same time, you shall be able to strike him with ease. You may even try for a knockout punch by aiming at his jaw, throat, groin or the solar plexus. If he staggers despite your punch, keep up the attack and you shall eventually win the fight. The trick here is to keep the pressure on your larger opponent.
Submissions are the Key to Tricky Fights:
You need to be a trained fighter in order to execute these techniques. Nonetheless, a few holds such as choke-holds/locks can allow you to end the fight in a jiffy. You need not to attend a fight school for the same. Knee locks, armbars and rear naked choke are a few holds that can end the fight in a jiffy. You may learn these from a trained instructor without undergoing a lengthy fight course spanning several years.
There are No Rules in a Street Fight:
Feel free to hit below the belt (if you have to) in a street fight. In case your opponent is using a weapon (such as a knife) his intentions are evil indeed. You need to look for a weapon to defend yourself. It could be the leg of a broken chair, a wooden club, a baseball bat, a piece of cloth or even a pen. Use any items that you can get your hands onto and use it as a weapon. If push comes to shove then, break a beer bottle and use it as a sharp edged weapon.
If you were to ask me about this product, I would certainly say a ‘yes’ to it. One of the main reasons behind this affirmative attitude is the simplicity and the ease of convenience (learn from home) involved in undergoing this course.
Learning the art to defend yourself against larger than life thugs without any formal training, is a dream come true for most of us. This is one of the main reasons why I was hooked onto this concept. Besides, I just had to pay $37 for the entire course.
In my opinion, this is a scant price to pay for mastering the art of self defense developed by battle hardened SWAT specialists. I am sure their techniques actually work in the practical scenario.
So, to answer the second half of my title – “Does Todd Lamb’s & Ari Knazan’s Method Work in Real Life?” my answer would be an astounding “Yes!”