Company: PFS Video
Tape Name: Terminating the Fight
Tape Cost: $9.95
Length of Tape/Time: Approximately 1 hour
Number of Moves/Techniques: Concept tape and many techniques
Return Policy: 45 days - 45 years
Experiences in dealing with this company: Very Good
The Instructor: Tom Cruze
Company's Address: PO Box 50, Oley, Pennsylvania,19547
Company's Phone Number: 800-692-9622
Web Page:

Main Grading Criteria

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

Grand Total: 92 % ( Good = 3 Stars )

Secondary Grading Criteria

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

Written Summary:

This tape is primarily concerned with fighting in the close quarters combat range and Mr. Cruze gives the viewer a multitude of options to choose from when the fight gets " up close and personal ". Mr. Cruze primarily chooses to use elbow strikes, head butts and knees when fighting in this range but he draws on many other arts and gives the viewers examples of when those specific arts are being used. Mr. Cruze mentions that he draws from Savate, Tai Chi, Dumog, Western Boxing, Thai Boxing, Panantukan, Pananjakman, Drunken Monkey Kung Fu, Praying Mantis Kung Fu and Fencing. Obviously, this tape does not cover all these arts in depth but Mr. Cruze picks and chooses from these arts the techniques and strategies that are helpful in learning to fight in the close quarters fighting range.

The material on this tape will definitely teach the viewer how to " terminate the fight " or at least take a giant step toward that end. As with all martial arts material, there is great deal of training time required to effectively pull off these moves in the heat of battle. But there is some really good stuff on this tape, especially for the less experienced martial artist or for those martial artists who have not been exposed to any of the filipino based arts which feature a lot of limb trapping, limb manipulation and limb destruction.

My only criticism of the tape is that some of the moves were shown more times than I thought was probably necessary. They did however show these moves from different angles so perhaps this criticism should not be taken as a major criticism, but only a minor one. If you need a tape to sharpen up your close quarter skills, then this would certainly be a fine addition to your video library.


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