CEO of Telappliant – a managed IT and Communications services company for small businesses
I spent most of my life really feeling a lack of physical self confidence which translated into a great deal of anxiety about what I’d do if I was confronted with a situation where I, my family or a third party was being threatened in front of me.
I started training with Hussain and FFS and within a handful of lessons it was like a new world opening up. I was really surprised at how fast the training built a number of things:
- Understanding how violence can erupt
- How to defuse or deal with a situation with some basic techniques that can be easily learned
- The difference between the reality based training in FFS versus the sports based martial arts or the traditional based martial arts
- the fact that usable skills can be developed in a matter of weeks rather than the years that seem necessary with sports/traditional martial arts
My confidence and calmness improved measurably even by the end of the 4 lesson!
I would recommend FFS for all the reason cited above. In short – you learn effective skills fast – it deals with the psychology of violence as well as stress testing realistic scenarios. And you learn how to avoid and de-escalate situations as well as how to effectively handle yourself if a violent threat is sadly unavoidable.
On Hussain personally – I have never come across someone so passionate, knowledgeable and committed to his work and the principles he trying to teach. He is constantly learning himself. If you want a real life (though a lot younger) Mr Miyagi, he is the person to meet!