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Essential Ray Floro iPod Edged Weapon Instruction Course + 130
Page .PDF Manual

"Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication" ~ Leonardo DaVinci.

Military and Police Don't Bother With Edged Weapon Training Tactics
That Fail Under Realistic Pressure And Real World Circumstances.
That Is Why Many Choose Ray Floro's System.

After years of solid development and testing his Floro Fighting
System program with elite military and police units in the US and
Australia, Ray Floro is finally satisfied that he has a system that is
simple and effective, easy to integrate into any training routine and
ready for release with this step-by-step DVD instructional package.

It doesn't matter if you are a Boxer, Kickboxer, Karate or Kung-Fu
guy, Wrestler or Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, Instructor or Novice, or
simply just someone who wants to be confident they know what to do in
the event of an armed threat or attack.

Ray Floro has put together an instructional two disk DVD program
that is simple, effective and immediately useable in any confrontation
that involves edged weapons!

MANY SYSTEMS OF EDGED WEAPON DEFENSIVE TACTICS INVOLVE YEARS OF
TRAINING AND THE SKILLS AND REFLEXES OF AN ELITE ATHLETE IN ORDER FOR
THE TECHNIQUES TO WORK!
Most people simply do not have the time or in some cases even the
natural abilities to functionalise these tactics so that they are
usable in a conflict environment.

THAT IS WHY SO MANY MILITARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATIONS
CHOOSE RAY'S SYSTEM when it comes to edge weapon training. They simply
do not have the time to spend years or even weeks to get this right,
these guys simply need something they can use straight away, on that
very day if need be.

THE FLORO FIGHTING SYSTEM APPROACHES EDGED WEAPON TRAINING FROM A
DIFFERENT DIRECTION, PUTTING SIMPLICITY, IMMEDIATE USABILITY AND
EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONALITY HIGHEST IN ITS ORDER OF PRIORITIES

Ray's system is also easily integrated into these various
organiations existing training methods and practices.

It's increasingly clear that edged weapon violence in everyday
society is no longer just a threat to Military and Law Enforcement
personnel.
IT HAS BECOME AN ISSUE THAT AFFECTS ALL PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED
WITH SELF DEFENCE AND PERSONAL PROTECTION. Whether you are a Martial
Arts Instructor that is looking for a useable system to integrate into
your existing art or an individual who is training in some form of
self defence discipline, or simply a person that lives or works in a
high risk environment, the information and tactics contained on the
Essential Ray Floro DVD set can benefit you!

THE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM WILL GIVE YOU A SOLID UNDERSTANDING
OF HOW EDGED WEAPONS WORK AND A REALISTIC VIEW OF HOW TO DEFEND
AGAINST BEING INJURED BY AN ARMED ASSAILANT.

Here are just some of the topics covered in this DVD instructional
program.

* YOU WILL LEARN THE ESSENTIAL FOUNDATION MOVES OF FLORO FIGHTING
SYSTEMS.

* You will learn how to take a handful of defensive moves that are
easily integrated into your particular style to create a system that
works for you against various methods of edged weapon attack.

* You will learn concepts to maximize your range without moving
your feet.

* You will be taught methods and principles that have a universal
tactical quality and are applicable to all manner of improvised,
impact and edged weapons.

* You will learn the key principles on how to develop the Floro
fighting System non-telegraphic strike.

* You will be shown advanced options and variations to allow more
effective simple attack and defence tactics.

* You'll learn long range non-telegraphic striking methods and
strategies.

* You will be taught methods on how to effectively protect yourself
in the crucial area of close quarter fighting.

* You be shown step-by-step instructions on how to deal with an
opponent who is aggressively charging and pressing a rapid piston like
edged weapon attack.

* You will be taught real world simple methods that are applicable
to all manner of scenarios, of defending yourself unarmed against an
armed attack.

* You'll be taught the principles of the Floro Fighting System
deceptive combat strategy.

* You will learn how to set up your opponent to ensure your attack
is successful.

* How to create openings through deception and drawing you
assailant.

* You will be shown how to use longer weapons of opportunity like
magazines, walking canes and umbrellas for devastating defensive moves
against an armed assailant.

* You will be shown specialised combat tactics to use against a
more skilled opponent.

* YOU WILL LEARN THE FLORO FIGHTING SYSTEM METHOD OF BRIDGING THE
DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR OPPONENT AT EXTREME LONG RANGE.

Check out what those who have first hand knowledge of Ray Floro's
System had to say....

Ray reminds me of a physics professor who once told me that progress
comes from reducing the principles needed to explain how the world
works.
Ray is like that-- he is not just non-telegraphic and really quick,
he is a thoughtful man who seeks the essence.

"Crafty Dog"
Marc Denny
Dog Brothers
USA

Ray Floro doesn't conform for the sake of conforming. He won't teach
anything that he hasn't personally pulled off not once but thousands
of times. I'd highly recommend anyone seeking skills sets that are
applicable as soon as you finish viewing them to order "The Essential
Ray Floro" DVD. Ray's a refreshingly true FMA maverick. Remember them?


Tuhon Rafael Kayanan,
Sayoc International Group
USA

Simple, Direct and Effective. I am a policeman of 13 years and a
full time SWAT operator in one of the largest police forces in the
southern hemisphere. I am a Weapons and Defensive Tactics Trainer and
have instructed many police in Ray's system. Ray's methods are
brutally effective and extremely efficient to learn, which makes them
easy to retain under real world pressures. The techniques are
versatile and can be adapted easily to fit any training program. I
have no hesitation in recommending Ray's training methods and I
consider him to be an extremely competent instructor in an area which
allows little margin for error.

Matt Hamilton
Senior "Less Lethal" Instructor

I first met Ray Floro in Canberra, when we were both engaged to
instruct soldiers undertaking a Military Unarmed Combat course. Ray
was there to educate the troops in the simple but highly effective
system of dealing with edged weapon attacks. I found him to be
engaging, professional and refreshingly honest in his delivery. Since
that initial meeting, I have had the pleasure of working with him in
instructing law enforcement and military personnel both here and
overseas. Ray is the real deal.

John Will
National Director
Machado BJJ
Australia

When I step into the cage I have all my weapons on me and I know
what weapons my opponent has. I always come prepared.
When I step onto the street it's a whole new world. So I go to the
best
out there, Ray Floro, because I always want to be prepared."

The King of Rock n Rumble
Elvis Sinosic
Australia

Whether with edged, impact or improvised weapons, or empty handed,
the Floro Fighting System presents principles and training
methodologies that are at once fully integrated, sophisticated, and
deceptively simple.
I have had the pleasure of training with Ray both publicly and
privately, and he offers insights and skills for weapons applications
that are highly refined and state of the art. There are few trainers
that I actively recommend to people seeking real world weapons skills.

Ray Floro is one of them.

Chris Leblanc
Special Operations
SWAT officer
USA

My personal opinion is that this day was by far the best weapon
related training I have ever experienced.
Rays ability to train and his easy to follow systems are word class.

Ray is a consummate professional; his manner was relaxed and made
for a very informative training session. Rays approach to weapons has
completely changed my mind set when faced with a weapon threat.

Constable Johnathan Humphreys
New Zealand Police
Serving

Here are Comments That Came in Just Days After The DVD's Release!

Hi Ray

Thanks for the great DVD. The information is great, and extremely
practical, I'm already integrating it into my weaponry class with the
students receiving with avid enthusiasm.
It adds to the material that you worked on at the Police College in
NZ last year that I had already integrated into my system, once again
thanks.

Regards

Geoff
Academy of Combat
Christchurch
New Zealand

Posted On "Blitz" Forum.

Hi Everyone,

Here is a quick review of the Essential Ray Floro DVD.

As you guys know I am an instructor of FFS so I won't go too much
into the content of the DVD other than to say that it is the best
Edged weapon program out there.

The DVD comes nicely wrapped and finished from the manufacturers, it
even arrived quickly through snail mail (Aus post) to Karratha.

Ray has divided the DVD into "lesson" chapters on both DVDs. There
is a quick overview of what each lesson comprises on the back of the
DVD case. The way the content is set out in the DVDs may seem a little
strange too some but this is how Ray teaches one on one and has found
that it is the quickest and easiest way for anyone to pick the
concepts up, me included.

Production wise the DVD is put together very well, I don't think a
big production company could have done much better without making it
too flashy. The angles the DVD is shot from makes things very easy to
pick up and learn.

Content wise, has all the things an Edged Weapon DVD should have,
how to use them and most importantly how to defend against them either
armed or unarmed. I have learnt quite a few up to date unarmed knife
concepts and I have to say FFS is the easiest to learn and use plus it
will give you the highest percentage of surviving an Edged Weapon
attack! In my opinion any way.......

All in all the DVD was very well shot and produced and will make
learning from it a breeze. I have quite a few instructional DVDs and a
lot of them are crap camera angles and so on which make learning very
hard but this DVD is one of those exceptions.

Money very very well spent.
Matt Lawson
www.everydaydefence.com.au [1]

Hi Ray,

This DVD is way cool . . . just like being at a seminar with Ray
except you can rewind over and over! It is one of the best I have seen
both content and production-wise. Definitely a must-own for anyone
wanting to explore edged weapons! Well done Ray!

CHEERS,
MARTIN.

Posted on "Total Protection Interactive" Forum.

Hi Guys,

My copy of the DVD's just arrived today and I'm currently going
through my second viewing. Overall I think the series is excellent!I
won't go into what is covered, as the description covers it very well,
but I'd have paid the same price just for an explanation of the
footwork alone. The system seems like it would work pretty much
seamlessly with the Shivworks material, focusing more on fighting at
longer ranges, then letting the REM DVD's take over for close range
fighting and in-fight weapons access.

Definitely one worth buying! ________________ THEFIFTHCOLUMN

Hey Ray,

The DVD arrived yesterday, anyhow I just finished watching the DVD,
and I just wanted to say Thank you!! The DVD is a great wide range of
skills compiled into a compact ways to allow anyone to integrate the
tactics you teach. I am simply amazed by the way you easily and
clearly demonstrate the knowledge into physical application.

Cheers to you Ray!! I am sure this DVD will clearly help all of us
Martial Artists to acquire new thoughts and concepts to better
ourselves.

Many Thanks to you again.

SINCERELY, JEE CHOI
Renton, WA. USA

Hi Ray,

I received my copy of your two (2) set DVD instructional about 1
week ago. I've experienced many systems or tricks regarding the knife
in combat and I must say that the system that you have developed here
and are always evolving is straight forward and very practical. The
information is packed with realistic concepts that WILL save your life
in a knife encounter. Your generosity in sharing this information to
the general public has to be commended because I know that the
concepts and ideas in your DVD/Program has already saved lives and
will save someone's life in the future.

You are a credit to the combat/martial art/Filipino community.
Please continue your work. Your instruction and kindness/humbleness is
evident. All I can wish is the very best for you my friend.

Hope your well and take care!

Regards,

Luis A Rodriguez
Naples, FL, USA

Posted On "Blitz" Forum.

Hi Ray,

I just watched it, all i can say is well done you're very ingenious,
love the theories and concepts and practicality, kinematics-easy
techniques, not like other methods that are really complicated.

The universal block kind of reminds me of that position in kata
where you're moving from one techique to the next and cross your arms,
i will highly recomend to all my MA buddies.

MAGPIE

Posted On "Blitz" Forum.

Ok guys, another review of Rays outstanding DVD.

Firstly, you do not have to be a "knife guy" to benefit greatly from
Rays stuff. Rays simple but incredibly effective concepts are readily
transferable to both open and closed baton and improvised weapons such
as torches of all sizes. FFS concepts are highly suitable for Law
Enforcement and Security applications and the most valuable concepts
are compatable with existing defensive tactics doctrine.

If you want to learn the best "real" edged weapons and stick work on
the planet, both offensive and defensive, and can't make it to Sydney
to train with Ray, this DVD is exactly what you need to get started.
Ray is an expert in this field and internationally recognised as such.

As MattL has said, the quality and presentation is quite good.

Lesson one starts with the FFS grip. It is quite deceptive in that
it enables both slash's and thrusts. Rays stance allows you to move
your body quickly in either direction - either away from the attack or
towards the attacker to counter attack. The arm is not left exposed
and the bodymechanics enable fast non-telegraphic strikes and maximum
use of long range, while still being able to close the gap lighting
fast.

Ray shows some drills he uses to develop speed and avoid
premption/anticipation, which is essential to developing the
non-telegraphic strike.

Lesson 2 - covers the slash strike and the angle matrix. The angle
matrix can be used for empty hand strikes as well.

Lesson 3 - the universal shield and the latch. The universal shield,
so called because this cover, a modern day evolution of the x block
actually covers against ALL attacks and angles of attack. It is the
fallback when all else fails. The latch is used to block and grab the
knife arm when sitting or pinned against a wall etc.

Lesson 4 and 5 - deceptions, fakes, setups and strategy - this is
what really sets FFS well apart from the FMA crowd when weapons
sparring. There is also a session on longer stick/improvised weapons.
Rays unique methodology is very easily learnt, has a high probability
of success and a low probablity of injury right from the first lesson.

This DVD set is just like Rays highly acclaimed seminars. What sets
Ray apart from most other instructors is that he proves everything he
teaches by putting on the gear and sparring with the new skill
immediately.

In summary, I have seen DVD's from some of the worlds leading
instructors and this DVD set is the only one that I have watched more
than twice.

Well worth the low price!

DAVE

Posted On "IRONGARMx" Forum.

First, let me say that I do not claim to be a knife expert in any
way. I've always been interested in knife fighting, I've attended
knife fighting seminars, and I do a bit in my training, but there are
many, many others far more qualified than I am. Tom Furman can answer
more questions than I can on this subject so let me defer to him as
our local forum expert.

Also, my personal knife fighting plan is to run like hell or shoot
them if I can. I have zero interest in every being caught in a knife
fight. The truth, however, is that even if I was armed with a gun
someone under 20 feet away can probably close the distance and stab me
before I can draw. (especially from a concealed position) I can draw
pretty quick, but most people in that distance will get stabbed before
they get off a shot - even TRAINED folks. (See the Tueller Drill as an
example of this. . . . ) Also - See Gabe Suarez and Marc Denny (Dog
Brothers guy) for empty hand to knife to gun transition work . . . . )
So the point is that having a gun will not always help so you need to
know what to do.

"The Essential Ray Floro" is the best Knife Fighting DVD I've ever
seen. It is beautifully simple but brutally effective. I really like
what I've seen from the Sayoc guys and the Atienza guys, but there is
a depth and complexity there that I do not have the time to pursue
given my other training priorities. Floro's stuff is extremely well
thought out, very easy to understand, and most importantly, it's
something that a lot of people can grasp and practice AND reproduce.
That is the key here. THIS is something I can incorporate into my
existing training routine. (and that is part of why its so very good)

To put it into perspective, this is something I feel like I could
teach my 60 year old Dad. The techniques are simple, but flexible, and
if I could teach the basic stabs and cuts, defense, and footwork, he'd
have a nice foundation to work from.

Do not think that because this stuff is simple that it has limited
effectiveness. Ray has created a wonderful simplicity that has more
than enough flexibility to scale up to more complex fighting
scenarios.

Ray's resume includes:

Okinawan Karate
Italian Fencing to National Level
Modern Arnis
Balintawak Eskrima
Lameco Eskrima (3rd Degree)
Kalis Illustrismo (Master Teacher)
BJJ with John Will and Michael Jenn

(Thanks Tom for this background info)

Some of his fencing footwork is scary as hell. Ray is so fast and he
can reach out and touch you from much further away than you'd imagine.

Absolutely awesome stuff . . . . I'll buy anything else Ray puts out
for sure. This DVD is going into my 'never get rid of' stack.

I can't say enough good things about it

IRONGARMX

Posted On Physicalstrategies.com

If I had to send you to a far away place, with nasty people who
wanted to kill you, even on the plane to that nasty place,.. and I
could only give you indirect advise and not personal instruction, I
would give you The Essential Ray Floro DVD set. It is not that
complex, it does not have a tool for every occasion. It just has the
right tools for the right occasion.For those of you who do not know
Ray Floro, let me give you his background. He is a Filipino martial
arts practitioner who lives in Australia. His voice, or methodology
has been heard around the world.

His background includes Okiniwan Karate, Modern Arnis, Balintawak,
Lameco Eskrima, Illustrisimo Kalis, and Western Fencing. Mix in a
health dose of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with John Will, and a flavoring of
Aussie street methodology by his peers in Oz, and you get an eclectic
warrior. He teaches the Australian State Police, Special Forces Teams,
and many other Special Response Units. No mystery here,.. photos and
letters of recommendation are all over the 'net. What is unique is
what he teaches them, VERY few techniques.

Ray's idea is to see how few techniques it takes to deal with every
situation. To summerize his methods,.. _Ray's whole system is to get
the utmost out of the minimum._Many of us have been bugging Ray for
years to put his thought process on DVD and let us get more of a
glimpse of his fighting methods than YouTube allows.

Well, He finally did it. He produced, "The Essential Ray Floro". Ray
managed to cover tremendous amounts of material in a slick,
professional manner. The DVD is divided up into lessons, much like if
you were a personal student of Ray's. He takes you through footwork,
angulation, striking patterns, fakes, improvised weaponry, empty hand
vs blades, and blade vs blade. He actually spars the patterns and
shows the methods vs aggressive force. Of particular interest is Ray's
use of improvised weapons which may be worth the price of the entire
set. It's just that good.

THIS DVD SET GETS THE HIGHEST RATING FROM PHYSICALSTRATEGIES.COM.

In fact look for future collaborations between Floro Fighting
Systems and Physicalstrategies.

Tom Furman
http://www.physicalstrategies.com
USA

The entire Essential Ray Floro DVD's are now available as a
Professional iPod* Nano Video
(Running time is approx 2 hours, thirty minutes)

Also included is a
130 page .PDF Instruction Reference Manual
*iPod Player not included.

If you are sick of sitting in front of the TV or PC you can now take
your Floro Fighting System Edged Weapon Instruction course with you to
training!

Note* It will play on PC as well!

Get The Complete Digital Download of Ray's Outstanding Edged Weapon
Instructional Training Tools For Less Than 50% of the Double DVD cost
:
$44.95

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