Company: DEL Enterprise Productions Inc.
Tape Name: War Zone, Volume 3
Tape Cost: $29.95
Length of Tape/Time: Approximately 50 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 19
Return Policy: Don't Know
Experiences in dealing with this company: Very Good
The Instructor: Danny Lane
Company's Address: P.O. 777 Grayson, KY 41143
Company's Phone Number: 304-638-8235
Web Page:
E-Mail: DannyLaneMartialArtist@Gmail.Com

Main Grading Criteria

Production/Tape Quality: 8
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 9
Comprehension Score: 10
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 8
Degree to which we would recommend this product: 9
Score on delivery vs hype: 9
Wasted Time (The lower the number, the less " fluff "): 9
Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over again): 9
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 9
Overall grade based on cost vs value: 9

Grand Total: Revised grade 89% ( Fair - 2.5 Stars ) Original score ws 91%

Secondary Grading Criteria

Beginners: Good
Intermediate: Fair
Advanced: Fair
Time to benefit: Immediate (with practice)
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

This tape deals with gun disarms from a police perspective but can be applied very well even if the viewer is not a member of law enforcement. The techniques shown are not that difficult to learn and many of them are similar enough that the same base movement is applied even though the weapon is being placed against a different side of the body.

Some of these disarms I had never seen before. Whenever Mr. Lane and his uke would set up to do a disarm technique, I would say to myself " Oh yeah, yeah, I've seen this one before " and then, bang, " Hey wait a minute, I have not seen this one before ". In other words, there are some new moves ( at least to me ) in this tape on dealing with gun disarms.

Mr. Lane gives good explanations of what he is doing and why he is doing it. He speaks easily and directly to the viewer in terminology that all viewers can understand. There is also some sound advice given on dealing with an attacker who is pointing a gun at you. All of Mr. Lane's techniques can be trained to lightning quickness because there is not a lot wasted energy. These disarms are short, quick, and sweet once you have invested the proper amount of training time in these moves.

Regardless of your martial arts background, the gun disarms on this tape are worth a look. This tape is a buy because 1) everybody should know some gun disarms 2) the techniques seem to be biomechanically sound ( they won't get you shot if done correctly ) and 3) You may want to unlearn the disarms you already know and try to learn some of these. The main problem with this video is that with a title like “ War Zone “, I expected more than gun disarms. Also, even though these disarms looked good, you never know for sure until you try them out with some kind of pellet firing device. Until I do that with these disarms, they remain unproven, at least to me.


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