Company: Panther Productions
Name: Combat Sambo/Volume 8/Street Self-Defense
Tape Cost: listed at $39.95 in catalog
Length of Tape/Time: 60 minutes
of Moves/Techniques: 60
Return Policy: defective merchandise only
in dealing with this company: very polite and friendly
Instructor: Tony Lopez
Company's Address: Panther Productions, 1010 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, CA.
Company's Phone Number: 800-332-4442
Web Page: Century purchased Panther's entire library http://www.centurymartialarts.com/accessories/media
Main Grading Criteria:
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 9
3. Comprehension Score/Immediate
4. Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist:
5. Score on delivery vs. hype: 10
6. Degree to which we'd recommend this
7. Wasted Time (The higher the number, the less "fluff"
and repetition): 10
8. Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over again: 10
Would I purchase more of this company's or instructor's products: 10
grade based on cost vs. value: 10 (at $39.95 it comes to less than $1.00/technique)
Total: Revised to 95%, Good = 3.75 stars. Original score was 98%.
Secondary Grading Criteria:
2. Intermediate: Excellent
3. Advanced: Excellent
Time to benefit: Immediate
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand
this one: a very minor concern, however some things were mentioned that might've
required previous tapes to fully understand.
been looking for a great tape on self-defense, this one definitely delivers. I saw
some great, and incredibly easy to use techniques on this tape, that in 17 years
of martial arts, I'd never seen before! And the best part was that the techniques
shown don't require years of practice to be effective. This video was truly an eye
opener. It was so well done, that by combining several ideas and concepts from it,
you could easily come up with more techniques than what the tape showed. SHOWING
PEOPLE GOOD TECHNIQUE IS ONE THING, BUT DOING SO IN SUCH A WAY THAT YOU OPEN THEIR
EYES TO INFINITE POSSIBILITIES, IS ENTIRELY ANOTHER. This is another reason why I
really liked this tape. As you can guess, I just can't say enough good things about
this tape. I think a lot of martial arts video companies should check this tape out,
and think about using it as a guideline for the way ALL TAPES SHOULD BE DONE.
look at the scoring.
As far as wasted time on the tape, or excessive repetition,
in our opinion there wasn't any. Each technique was shown just 1-3 times. Thereby
allowing there to be MORE TECHNIQUES SHOWN. So on #7, we gave them a 10.
playback score was high too, with so many techniques never seen before, and the total
number being 60, we gave them a 10 on #8.
Overall the tape was everything
they said it was, and then some, so on #5 they get a 10.
And if you think
you know self defense, this video might just show you some things you've never seen
before. As far as recommending the product, we gave it a 10 on #6.
as purchasing more of this company's products, especially Mr. Lopez', where's my
credit card? They earned a solid 10 on #9.
So if you've been thinking about
purchasing a tape on self defense, this one comes with a pretty high recommendation
! And if you've been thinking of taking advantage of Panther's 5/$100 program, and
can't decide on that 5th tape, this would be a great choice!