Company: Blauer Tactical
Tape Name: Panic Attack Seminar, Level 1
Tape Cost: $39
Length of Tape/Time: 2 hours
Number of Moves/Techniques: Concepts
Return Policy: Conditional Refund Policy ( See web site )
Experiences in dealing with this company: 3-4 week delivery time
The Instructor: Tony Blauer
Company's Address: PO Box 278,Westmount, Quebec, Canada, H322V5
Company's Phone Number: 514-482-1643
Web Page:

Main Grading Criteria

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

Grand Total: 98 % (Excellent = 4.5 Stars)

Secondary Grading Criteria

Beginners: Excellent
Intermediate: Excellent
Advanced: Excellent
Time to benefit: Immediate
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

How many martial artists out there know for sure what they have in their arsenal will work for real ? Tony Blauer knows what works and what does not work for real and one big reason he knows is because of his Panic Attack training scenarios. Mr. Blauer was one of the first ( and very few to this day ) to seriously address the many flaws in traditional dojo training. His early Panic Attack videos by Panther were revolutionary to those with the intelligence and open mindedness to listen to what he was saying. And the beat goes on . This video is the first in a two part video series that brings us up to date on the state of Mr. Blauer's Panic Attack as he is teaching it today. As always, Tony Blauer brings us more in a 2 hour video than anyone else in the martial arts today. Mr. Blauer's methods and philosophies have matured since his early days with the Panther video series and he is truly at the top of his teaching game on this video series.

So what is a Panic Attack training scenario ? It is where you get to test your skill ( both physical and psychological ) under the stress of a unrehearsed, full contact street situation. If that sounds appealing to you, then check out this video series by all means.

Mr. Blauer begins this series with a long classroom segment where he discusses the merits of Panic Attack training. There is a lot of open discussion with the classroom students about the use of psychological as well as physical skills that are learned when doing Panic Attacks. Much of the material that Mr. Blauer has taught on other videos appears here as well. I would even say that much of this material is directly applicable to other areas of one's personal life besides the obvious self defense training. Some of the concepts taught in this classroom setting are the force contiuum, the " cycle of success ", the importance of personal directives in one's training, the " government of self " concept, verbal diffusing skills, submissive strategy, and much more.

It is futile to try to completely address the wealth of material that exists on all of Mr. Blauer's videos and this one is no exception. From the classroom setting, we see students training in a few basic " stun and run " moves followed by Mr. Blauer teaching a very unique all purpose self defense move called the S.P.E.A.R. I won't reveal what it is but it is a terrific all purpose move that can be modified to many different self defense situations. The actual full contact Panic Attack sessions appear on volume 2 of this series using the equipment designed by Mr. Blauer for his Panic Attack drills.

As you have may have guessed, I highly recommend this video ( and volume 2 ) to anyone seriously interested in learning how to defend themselves. Mr. Blauer does not teach you to defend yourself by teaching techniques. He teaches concepts which to me is the Holy Grail of martial arts teaching. Once you see a few Panic Attacks, you will begin to realize the futility of trying to fight using techniques. And if you are honest with yourself and your own training, you will have to admit that what Mr. Blauer is teaching is one of the very best holistic fighting systems in existence today. Do yourself, your family, and/or students and purchase this video series. If you are an instructor and seriously interested in pursuing this material even further, I suggest contacting Mr. Blauer personally or via the web site listed at the top of this page.


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