What is FASST/Dux Ryu?
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An Introduction

To focus on what is and is not FASST/Dux Ryu is to attempt to focus on the shadows cast when lightning flashes in the sky. Like a shadow, FASST/Dux Ryu takes its shape from that which casts it. It behaves with unbridled unpredictability--with no way of determining when and where it will next strike with the thunderous explosive power that is quicker than one can imagine or the eye can follow. This is what it means, metaphorically, to think, to be FASST/Dux Ryu.

"It's my job to evaluate and recommend defensive tactics programs. All I can say is: FASST/Dux Ryu is light years ahead of anything out there."

Defensive Tactics Instructor, Officer Larry Eklund
Oxnard Police Department

FASST/Dux Ryu is a process, a philosophy, as well as a form of empirical technology that anyone can adopt and apply to overcome adversity. For instance, it can be used to enhance personal growth in one's life in the business world or when addressing personal relationships because it identifies what it describes as the various dynamics and dimensions of conflict as well as provides one with the ability to formulate a set of rules of engagement--the self-imposed laws eliminating indecision and hesitation. FASST/Dux Ryu was created with the intent of being forthright but flexible in meeting the unique characteristics of every individual regardless of his skill level or prior training.

Contrary to many other training systems, FASST/Dux Ryu operates only on empirical experience and is void of otherwise esoteric, theoretical assumptions that cannot be tested or duplicated to reproduce the same results with consistency.

Conceptually, learning the technology of FASST/Dux Ryu is like learning all the notes and bars that make up music. This fundamental knowledge enables the individual to be inspired by his own situation and abilities to compose his own harmonies. It is no coincidence that mortal combat is described as a dance of death.

"I teach SEALs, Navy pilots, police officers, and other professionals whose lives depend on their training. I can do this in good conscience as I am exposing them to what I believe is the very best thing out there for producing real results without having to abandon what you already know and can do. Frank Dux's FASST course truly is America's first premier and truly original martial science."

Tang So Do Grandmaster Gary Amen
U.S. Naval Base Instructor, Coronado

To take control of a lethal threat is to be the composer who sets the tempo--the one who directs the timing and rhythm--which can only be punctuated by those who are skilled in combat's fundamental complexities and, as well, can harmonize them with impromptu originality--the byproduct of understanding and applying the Secrets of Warriorship.

The Features of FASST/Dux Ryu