Company: Blauer Tactical
Tape Name: Science Of The Sucker Punch
Tape Cost: $40.00
Length of Tape/Time: 106 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques:
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:

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
Degree to which we'd recommend this product: 10
Wasted Time (The lower the number, the less "fluff"): 9
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: 97 % ( Excellent - 4.25 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

Overall Written Summary:

Tony Blauer is the " king " when it comes to dealing with the psychological side of street self defense. He deals with both sides of the equation, you and the attacker, but the focus of a lot of his training is based on learning to control and use " the inner beast " inside of everyone regardless of gender, age, etc. A lot of people teach one technique after another, on and on, ad infinitum. But how many techniques does a person really need to adequately defend themselves in a street confrontation? Tony Blauer addresses this problem and others in " Science of the Sucker Punch ".

The tape opens with some basic drills to learn some basic street fighting strikes and counterattacks such as eye attacks, knees, and shin kicks. Mr. Blauer makes a point to broadly define a " sucker punch " as any kind of surprise attack or ambush which is unannounced and comes without warning.

Mr. Blauer teaches the viewer how to lull a potential attacker into a sense of false security by showing a variety of different " submissive stances " which are actually fighting stances in disguise. There is some really interesting stuff in here as Mr. Blauer shows a few drills to teach the student how to flow from one submissive stance to another and how to deal with not showing what he calls " incongruous behavior " ( body language that does match verbal language ). The use of the various submissive stances gives the viewer the element of surprise when used correctly. While this may sound obvious and simple, it really is not when you watch how Mr. Blauer breaks everything down and explains, in great detail, the reasons behind what he is teaching. He gives the viewer a wealth of ideas to draw on and encourages the student to use his own experiences and body language to "personalize " this aspect of his system.

Mr. Blauer sequentially takes the viewer through things such as the " Acid Test " drill and totality practice, all of which are so valuable and so important to being able to have confidence in one's abilitiy to defend oneself. I love it when Mr. Blauer emphasizes that this kind of training must be "wired in " through practice. Watching it and doing it are two different things. I could not agree more.

This video is not a technique video but is really a conceptual approach to video training. As in all of Mr. Blauer's stuff, he is right on target. I highly recommend this video to martial artists of all skill levels. Dojo sparring is one thing. Defending yourself on the street is quite another. This is stuff you can teach your kids, your wife, and 5th degree black belts. Everyone can benefit from this tape.


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