Company: Blauer Tactical
Tape Name: How to Beat a Grappler
Tape Cost: $60.00
Length of Tape/Time: 2 hours
Number of Moves/Techniques: Concept training video
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:

Are you concerned that the current grappling " craze " has made your own martial arts skill obsolete ? Does it seem that every martial artist these days is trying to learn " how to grapple " in order to keep up with the current fad ? If these things have bothered you, then this tape is for you. Leave it to Tony Blauer to help put this grappling business in a proper perspective relative to street self defense. Tony Blauer does not de-emphasize the importance of learning to fight on the ground nor does he de-emphasize the dangers in facing someone skilled in a grappling art ( BJJ, Shootfighting, even college wrestling ). Instead, this tape gives you the concepts and training methods to deal with an opponent in the street who elects to " grapple " with you.

This tape is absolutely loaded with information. It begins with Mr. Blauer talking briefly about the psychological components of street situations ( which is his signature material in my opinion ) and moves into the first volume ( about 1 hour ) which focuses on forcing the fight to stay standing. Mr. Blauer, quite reasonably, explains why and how not to go the ground if given a choice. The second volume discusses what to do if you should end up on the ground. Concept after concept come at you in this video. I have watched several of Tony Blauer's videos and I can only wonder " Why isn't this guy famous ? Why isn't this guy on network TV talking about this stuff ?". Seriously folks, if you're interested in learning about groundfighting ( not " grappling " according to Mr.Blauer ) and street self defense, then you must have this video. No question about it.


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