Company: Blauer Tactical
Tape Name: Panic Attack Seminar, Level 2
Length of Tape/Time: 2 hours
Number of Moves/Techniques: Concepts
Policy: Conditional Refund Policy ( See web site )
Experiences in dealing with
this company: 3-4 week delivery time
The Instructor: Tony Blauer
Address: PO Box 278,Westmount, Quebec, Canada, H322V5
Company's Phone Number:
Web Page: https://blauer.rlxmediastreaming.com/us/
Main Grading Criteria
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score: 10
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 ")
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
Total: 98 % (Excellent = 4.5 Stars)
Secondary Grading Criteria
Time to benefit: Immediate
need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: Panic Attack, Level 1 is very
important to understanding volume 2.
Have you ever met a
martial artist instructor who DID NOT claim to teach realistic, street self defense
? EVERY ONE OF THEM will say "Oh yes, we teach realistic self defense, blah
blah blah !!! " But we all know that many experienced martial artists, for
the most part, do not stand a chance against a good boxer, high school wrestler,
or even an experienced street punk. Why is that ? If you really want to know the
answer to that question, the answer is on this video.
This video is a continuation
of the material found on Panic Attack, Level 1. While volume 1 contains the groundwork
for understanding Panic Attack, this volume is where the training gets serious.
All of the material on volume 1 finds it's application in this volume. This is
where the rubber meets the road. My previous review of Panic Attack, Level 1 was
excellent and all of those comments apply equally to this video as well. The Panic
Attack is where all the theorizing about fighting meets the hard test of reality.
It's quite eye opening and I wish every dojo ballerina in the world could see this
video. We get to see students, wearing protective gear, training in realistic street
situations with real life assaults. Having done similar training ( but nothing to
the degree that Mr. Blauer teaches ), I can state that a person learns more about
street fighting in just a few Panic Attacks than in months and months of traditional
After a brief introduction about the Panic Attack training, Mr.
Blauer introduces the viewer to the Panic Attack protective gear that the students
will be wearing. This protective gear appears to give an optimum balance between
adequate protection and allowing for natural movement. Students then suit up and
begin enacting various scenarios. One student is the " bad guy " while
the other student is the intended victim. All of Mr.Blauer's psychological arsenal
can be practiced in this scenario training along with the physical tools as well.
As the various scenarios are acted out and as the participants launch into their
fights, we get to see, once again, the futility of learning how to fight by strictly
learning technique. These scenarios seem to bring out the primal defensive responses,
the gross motor skills, the instinctive " caveman " stuff. After each
scenario, Mr. Blauer gives a brief critique of each one, pointing out both the good
and the areas that need improvement. This critiquing is very important because as
the founder of Panic Attack, Mr. Blauer, who has seen and experienced thousands of
these scenarios, can offer sound advice to improving one's street fighting skill.
As Mr. Blauer humorously states " All martial arts training is fake. Mine
is just less fake than everyone else's ". Very well said.
I did not
count the number of Panic Attack sessions that were on this video but there were
quite a few. Some of the participants were females, defending themselves against
male attackers. And they all did very well, enough to probably deter the attacker
if the protective gear had not been in place. That alone speaks volumes about women
learning how to do panic attacks. ( This is not model mugging however, as Mr. Blauer
addresses the differences at one point on the video ).
So what do people learn
from doing Panic Attacks ? What does the viewer learn from watching this video ?
For starters, even if you never do a panic attack, you at least see the uselessness
of training technique from static positions. You also get to see how Mr. Blauer's
total holistic system fits together ( meaning the fusion of physical and psychological
tools ). Many of the basic Chu Fen Do concepts are here including CWCT ( closest
weapon, closest target ), verbal diffusion/distractions, overkill mentality, proximity
sense training, gross motor skill training, and fear/stress management. I challenge
anyone to find all that down at the local karate school. People who have been in
a few real fights or have witnessed many real fights know that Mr. Blauer is right
on target with this kind of training. The amazing thing, at least to me, is that
every serious dojo in the country is not doing similar training. And since they obviously
are not, then why not ??
As alway, we give a strong recommendation to this
video from Tony Blauer. All of his material that I have seen is right at the top
of the street fighting videos. Give him a shot and you won't be disappointed. No
one has all the answers. But Tony Blauer is one of the few asking the right questions.