Company: PFS Video Inc.
Tape Name: PV Tape #8: Mass Attack
Tape Cost: $39.95
Length of Tape/Time: 40 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: None
Return Policy: 45 days - 45 years
Experiences in dealing with this company: Very Good
The Instructor: Paul Vunak
Company's Address: PO Box 50, Oley, Pennsylvania,19547
Company's Phone Number: 800-692-9622
Web Page:

Primary Grading Criteria:

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

Grand Total: 83 %

Secondary Grading Criteria:

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

Written Summary:

This video is purported to teach a viewer how to defend against a mass attack of groups ranging from 2 to 3 against one and with no weapons involved. Anyone who is an orange belt or higher in most systems will have seen and done the material on this tape. There is nothing particularly revealing or enlightening other than to tell people they are in big trouble when they face 2 or more opponents. Duh. Mr. Vunak also tells people to use improvised weapons when confronted with 2 or more attackers. Gosh, I never thought of that one either. There is some emphasis on footwork but most of the footwork demonstrated is strictly instinctive for most people. I felt there was way too much wasted footage of watching various unknown students of Mr. Vunak trying to do imitations of Barry Sanders juking and dodging. There are some barroom scenarios featuring Mr. Vunak but the material to me seemed trite and repetitive. Headbutt, elbow, and hit ‘em with a weapon should be the name of this segment.

While the material on this video will be of some benefit to those who have never actually trained against 2 or more atackers, I feel the majority of martial arts schools today expose their students to this kind of training already. I know I was way back when I was an orange belt. Because of this, I feel that this video is aimed at those with little to no knowledge of how to deal with 2 or more opponents. Most experienced martial artists will probably feel this information is too basic for them, and better for beginners.

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