Company: Panther Productions
Tape Name: Close Quarter Fighting Tactics, Volume 3
Tape Cost: Tape Cost: 6 for $99.95
Length of Tape/Time: 55 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 16
Return Policy: Return on damaged or defective tapes only!
Experiences in dealing with this company: Fair
The Instructor: Leonard Holifield
Company's Address: 1010 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, California 92673
Company's Phone Number: 1-800-332-4442
Web Page: Century purchased Panther's entire library

Primary Grading Criteria:

1. Production/Tape Quality: 9
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
3. Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 10
4. Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 9
5. Score on delivery vs hype: 9
6. Degree to which we would recommend this product: 10
7. Wasted Time ( The higher the number, the less " fluff" /repetition ): 9
8. Playback Score/Watching if over-and-over again: 10
9. Would I purchase more of this company's products: 9
10. Overall grade based on cost vs. Value: 9

Grand Total: 94 % (Very Good = 3.5 Stars)

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Very Good
2. Intermediate benefit: Very Good
3. Advanced benefit: Very Good
4. Time to benefit: Immediate
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

This video is the fourth in this series on hand to hand combat taught by Mr. Leonard Holifield. My comments in the previous three reviews on the other tapes in this series apply equally to this volume as well. Mr. Holifield is a terrific martial artist, the material is hard core and potentially lethal, and the instruction is very good as well. The format is the same as on the previous two videos in this series. I see no reason to repeat myself ad infinitum in each review when the reviews on all of these videos will be essentially the same. Instead, I would like to inform the readers of the type of material on this particular volume.

We are shown 16 techniques on this video. Each one is shown with good explanation by Mr. Holifield and each is shown again at different speeds and viewing angles. As I have said before, there is not the usual Panther overkill on this video series since each technique is shown between 6 and 8 times. ( Some Panther products I have seen go up to 13 repetitions per technique ). We have 4 techniques against a punching attack, 4 techniques for knife defense, 2 techniques versus a bayonet, 3 different chokes, and 3 handgun defenses. All are relatively simple to learn from a video and all would be highly effective. As I have said before, many of the techniques are lethal when taken to the ultimate end so make sure one knows when and when not to apply these techniques in a civilian situation.

The grade on this video is a 94 which carries a recommendation as a purchase. I believe anyone with a serious interest in hard core martial arts should have a look at this series. There is some very effective material on these videos and Mr. Holifield is a very good video instructor. Please see our other reviews of the other volumes in this series since those comments apply equally to this volume as well.


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