I, too returned Capt. Chris' materials to him after I saw the DVDs. He encourages people to purchase them on this basis, and if his system is not everything he claims it is, one may return them within 30 days, and pay nothing.
I viewed the DVDs, and they weren't even close to what he claimed. I returned them in about ten dayswell before the 30 day review period, and he STILL charged my VISA $297.00
In his sales blogs, he claims that after an embarrassing Road Rage incident, he traveled all over the world to study with legendary fighters in the Far East. Even went to Britain and learned from old WW II Commandos those techniques they used to Kill the Nazis. Then worked out an innovative system consisting of Gross Motor moves to more efficiently utilize the aforementioned Commando techniques while under extreme duress. This is the system he offered to sell me. That's not what was in the package.
There isn't a single windpipe crushing, neck snapping, crippling, maiming or blinding technique anywhere. The gross motor movements are the few techniques shown on his website. It's got karate chops (to the back of an opponent's shoulder, in one example). It's got whip kicks, and of course, wristlocks. I cannot believe that WW II Commandos killed the Nazis with wristlocks and whipkicks. Never mind Karate chops to the backs of their shoulders. Nor do I believe that any n**i ever attacked anyone with a Norman Bates-style downward stabbing motion.
When I've been threatened with knives, it was nothing like a Norman Bates-style attack. On the rare occasions that someone has grabbed me in the opening stages of an attack, it wasn't by the wrist while they stood before me. In fact, in his sales blog, he vividly describes his own attack by a road rage fueled psycho, stating that he had Mr. Roadrage in a wristlock when fat, knife-wielding Mrs. Roadrage went after Pizzo's wife, causing him to release Mr. Roadrage leading to Capt. Chris being savagely beaten-- I'll bet Mr. Roadrage didn't use a wristlock, either.
After Capt. Chris recovered, he claims to have had an epiphany regarding the lack of streetworthiness of his earlier, traditional martial arts training, deciding that it didn't prepare people for the real world. His new system he claimed, addressed that deficiency. Yet, in his DVDs, he spends an inordinate amount of time demonstrating the very wristlocks he'd learned as part of his traditional training, finishing with the information that once the viewer has an evildoer in a wristlock, he can do anything I want with him.
Naturally, he offers no real suggestions as to what that should be. The truth is, I wouldn't grab an assailant of unknown capabilities to wristlock him, or for any other reason unless he were already so incapacitated as to represent minimal risk to myself while I finished him off. Better to crush his windpipe in the opening seconds of the encounter and then walk away. That's what the WW II commandos would have done. There's just no point in wrestling with a Mr. Roadrage.
I don't know if Capt. Chris Pizzo has the knowledge he claims, but I DO know that it's not what he's sharing here for $300.00. I want my money back.
Albuquerque, New Mexico