Company: TRS
Tape Name: Street Safe # 2, Volume 2
Tape Cost: $97 (sold only as a set Vol 1 & 2)
Length of Tape/Time: 40 minutes (for V1 & V2)
Number of Moves/Techniques: 15
Return Policy: Varies by title
Experiences in dealing with this company: Good
The Instructor: Paul Vunak
Company's Address: 606 Acequia Avenue, Visalia, CA. 93292
Company's Phone Number: 1-800-899-8153
Web Page:

Primary Grading Criteria:

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

Grand Total: 95 %

Secondary Grading Criteria:

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

Written Summary:

This is the second video in the Street Safe 2 series and deals exclusively with weapons training. Mr. Vunak believes that weapons training is an important skill to be mastered if one is to become a proficient street fighter. Correct training with weapons allows the individual to master the concepts of the weapon rather than the weapon itself. Mr. Vunak makes this very clear when he discusses the similarities between various long weapons, short weapons, and flexible weapons (chains, nunchaku's).

Mr. Vunak's training in the filipino martial arts is very apparent on this video as he introduces the filipino concept of "defanging the snake" (which means to attack the hand that is holding the weapon when you are being attacked). Mr. Vunak makes some good points when he discusses the pointlessness of attempting to block a weapon attack and when he touches on the correct use of mental training for street fighting. There are several good drills shown that help train the viewer in the use of stick and knives.

This video, like the others in the Street Safe series, is very good and well worth a look by nearly all martial artists. If you have an interest in weapons and their street applications, then tis video is definitely for you.

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