Company: Realfighting
Tape Name: Essential Defenses in a Bar Unarmed
Tape Cost: $24.95
Length of Tape/Time: 11 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques 20
Return Policy: Replacement for defects
Instructor: WR Mann
Company's Address: NYC
Company's Phone Number: 212-255-1040
Web Page:

Primary Grading Criteria:

Production Quality: 10
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 10
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 10
Score on Delivery Vs Hype: 10
Degree to which you would recommend this product: 10
Wasted time (The Higher the number, the less “Fluff “/repetition): 10
Playback score/watching it over and over again: 10
Would I purchase more of this company’s products: 10
Over all grade on Cost vs Value: 10

Grand Total: 95% (Excellent = 5 Stars)
Secondary Grading Criteria:

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

Written Summary:

WR Mann well known for his realfighting. Website, which profiles the best of realistic combatives also teaches his own brand of fighting in classes in New York as well as seminars worldwide. He has recently come out with a realistic DVD, showcasing techniques that you can use unarmed in a bar, aptly titled Essential Defenses a bar Unarmed. This DVD is more of a review of techniques that WR does in his courses. The DVD is short in length only 11 minutes but there are about 20 techniques here and served as a nice refresher of dealing with grabs and chokes. Wr comes off as rather dapper, dressed in a sport jacket as he calmly dispatches his assailants in the bar. The DVD is nicely shot and anybody can clearly see how a technique is applied and when to use it. This DVD showcases Wr’s no nonsense approach to taking care of business quickly and without a lot of superfluous moves. His own philosophy is to teach anybody how to deal with violent conflict by training smart and that doesn’t take years. He takes the best of combatives and shows what works and shares his information freely both through seminars and his website. I am eager to see WR’s future DVD where he will show his system of knife defense and offense. I am well acquainted with his knife work which I think greatly simplifies how to use one and deal with one coming your way. Too many instructors complicate combatives and that is why I believe WR is on the cutting edge (no pun intended) of what works and what will get you home to your loved ones at the end of the day. Though a short DVD it is priced accordingly, and I highly recommend it.

Rick Weisbrot - NY Reviewer

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