Company: Direct Action Video Inc.
Tape Name: Hostile Control Systems, Volume
Tape Cost: ?
Length of Tape/Time: 1 hour
Number of Moves/Techniques: 12
Experiences in dealing with this company: ?
The Instructor: Jerry
Company's Address: 1895 Hwy 50 East #4172, Carson City, NV., 89701
Phone Number: 1-800-457-0330
Web Page: ?
Main Grading Criteria
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 8
Comprehension Score: 8
to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 8
Score on delivery vs
Degree to which we would recommend this product: 8
Wasted Time ( The
lower the number, the less " fluff "): 8
Playback Score/Watching it
over-and-over again): 8
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 8
grade based on cost vs value: 8
Grand Total: 80 ( Poor - 0 Stars )
Secondary Grading Criteria
Time to benefit: Little to zero benefit
need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None
Overall Written Summary:
If you are
a martial artist and are known to have suicidal tendencies, do not, under any circumstances
watch this video. If you try to apply the blocking techniques as taught by Mr. Peterson,
you will surely be seeing STARS ( or hearing the voices of long dead relatives
). Okay, so the blocking techniques are not that great, what about the rest of the
video ? I am glad you asked. The section on take downs is not too bad. Most of our
old friends from judo/jiu-jitsu are here including osoto-gari, uchi-gari, iriminage
and a FEW others. Mr. Peterson makes no mention of the
fact that to apply a takedown,
one or more strikes should always precede the attempt. To be fair, Mr. Peterson does
apply strikes before takedowns but he does not emphasize what he is doing. A novice,
watching this material for the first time, would probably not pick up on what is
happening. Once again, trying to apply osoto gari on someone who outweighs you without
the benefit of a few strikes, could be a form of suicide.
There is a lengthy
section where 2 students apply techniques on one another. One does the techniques
and the other one does ( guess what ? ), AUTONOMICS. Again. I thought I had seen
the last of it on Volume 1 but it pops up again here as well. Only more so. Mr. Peterson
implies that knowing how your opponent will react is the key to successful fighting.
I agree in principle. I only disagree in fact because you cannot depend on such nonsense.
The final ( and best ) insult of the entire two tape series is saved
for last. Remember, the SCARS system is super secret and CLASSIFIED. So while the
2 students go at each other, the techniques are shown in stop frame motion only.
In other words, even though you have paid your money for this video, you don’t even
get to see the techniques being applied. I kid you not, folks. They don’t even let
you in on what is happening ( other than a few loud grunts and slapping sounds ).
The big secret CLASSIFIED system cannot be shown on video. We are gonna make you
want it so bad that when we release SCARS in a few years, everybody’s gonna come
knocking on our door to buy it. Not me, pal.
Editors Note: As good
a series as this was, I can’t wait to see more STAR’s ! ;-)