Company: Blauer Tactical
Tape Name: Defensive Knife Fighting
Tape Cost: $39.95
Length of Tape/Time: 45 minutes
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: 9
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score: 10
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 9
Degree to which we would recommend this product: 10
Score on delivery vs hype: 9
Wasted Time (The higher 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: Revised to 96 % ( Excellent = 4 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:

This is one of Tony Blauer's older videos but the material is still relevant and very useful for training oneself to defend against an attacker who is using a knife. This tape is not a tape with numerous self defense techniques against a knife but is a program for helping the individual learn to improvise and react spontaneously when attacked by a knife. I totally agree with Mr. Blauer's assertion that to simply learn techniques by themselves causes a person to panic when " life doesn't go according to plan " during a knife attack.

This tape is a logical progression of drills that are given to the viewer in the order that they are to be learned and practiced. Mr. Blauer, as always, gives good narrative instruction while the various drills are being demonstrated. There is a ton of good information on this video. In fact, it is one of my top three personal favorite videos on defending against knife attacks.

Mr. Blauer and others have convinced me that the way to learn to defend against knife attacks is not by memorizing technique, but by learning spontaneous movement, sensitivity, good footwork, fear control, and being aware of the predator/prey psychology that exists in such confrontations. If you had only this tape to learn to deal with knife attacks, it would certainly be an excellent one to have as a reference.


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