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Bas Rutten's "Lethal Street Fighting" Self Defense System (2004)

Bas Rutten  |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bas Rutten
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Bas Rutten
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2003
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000Y8IWS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,218 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In this dynamic DVD World "Ultimate Fighting Champion" and 3X "King Of Pancrase", Bas Rutten personally teaches you his "Lethal Street Fighting" Self Defense System designed to immediately give you the skills and combat techniques needed to win any street fight! Winner of over 200 deadly street fights and numerous No-Holds-Barred Titles Rutten knows what he is talking about when it comes to reality combat. All techniques taught in this exciting DVD have been battle tested by Rutten in the ring and on the street so you know they will work in the deadliest combat situations! Don't Delay! Start learning the World's most effective Street Fighting Self Defense System by ordering Bas Rutten's, "Lethal Street Fighting" training DVD Today! Over 1 hour 45 minutes of non-stop action! What you learn today may save your life tomorrow.

Techniques taught by Bas Rutten in this dynamic DVD include:

*Proper street fighting posture and positions to take when encountering the enemy to give you the advantage when the fight begins.

*Strikes including the straight right punch, uppercut, the deadly palm heel strike, elbow strikes, nasty eye gouges and nose breaking head butts.

*Kicks including front kicks to the groin and solar plexus, knee smashes to the face and body, stomping kicks for when your opponent is down, roundhouse kicks to the head and body plus deadly low kicks to the legs.

*Over 75 non-stop Lethal Self Defense techniques covering every street fighting situation you may encounter including techniques against one and two man attacks, defensive techniques against deadly knife and gun attacks, defending against attempted take downs, ground fighting self-defense and much more!

*How to use everyday instruments as deadly weapons against your attacker such as beer bottles and chairs, street fighting strategy and much, much more!

From the Contributor

Winner of over 200 deadly street fights the legendary Bas Rutten is one of the most dynamic and versatile fighters the sport of No-Holds-Barred combat has ever seen. Known for his fierce striking ability and deceptive ground game, Rutten is one of the most respected and feared fighters because of his notoriety for pulverizing opponents in NHB competitions. His NHB victories have brought him numerous world heavyweight titles including 3X "King Of Pancrase" and "Ultimate Fighting Champion". Recognized for his exceptional martial arts abilities, Rutten has been crowned the pretigious title of "World's Greatest Martial Artist" by Black Belt Magazine. World Champion Rutten, also holds high ranking black belts in traditional martial arts including Tae Kwon Do and Kyokushinkai Karate. Fans can write Rutten C/O Master Fighter, P.O. Box 73610, San Clemente, CA 92673.

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80 of 89 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Self defence for a big man January 8, 2005
The instructor in this film is Bas Rutten, former bouncer and UFC champion. This background is evident in this film, as some of the techniques presented are somewhat exotic, and not your average street realistic self defence for every man and woman -type stuff.

The film is divided in two halfs. The first half is filmed in a bar, and the techniques concentrate on standing techniques. The latter half is filmed in a boxing ring, and the techniques cover floor techniques. The film opens up with presentation of various objects found in a restaurant you can use as improvised weapon. Next, Rutten presents a correct ready posture and handles ranges of combat. After that, the film moves on to actual self defence techniques.

Most (but not all) of the techniques are quite simple, but many of them are not very universally applicable, or even very safe to perform. First of all, many of the techniques require that you lift your attacker off the floor. That might suit well for a big and strong man, but I don't see how a petite woman would pull this off to a man three times her weight. OK, it can be done, but is it reasonable to practice these kind of techniques, when you could use a different kind of technique that doesn't require as much strength. Secondly, some of the techniques can be used only in a very specific situations, and are not usable in different situations. Third, some of the techniques are risky to perform, like haymaker block, that makes you to walk straight into your opponent's fist if you use it to block a straight punch. Or a knife defence that requires you to kick your opponent's knife hand, making it very easy for your opponent to make you impale your leg into his knife.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expert Self-Defense From Bas February 16, 2004
By Chester
As a no-holds-barred, mixed martial arts wannabe fighter I didn't know what to expext from Bas Rutten when it came to self-defense. I thought it would be the same UFC type techniques I have seen Bas use in NHB fights just taken outside to the street. Man, was I wrong. Bas explains the difference between a fight with rules and the no rules world of street fighting. The street calls for pure savagery when your life is on the line and there are no judges around to stop the bout. You will get an eye opener as to what street fighting is all about from spraying tabasco in your attackers eyes to breaking his leg with one sharp turn of your body. Good stuff and great quality from Bas all the way. Bas is "THE MAN"!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VHS Review April 1, 2004
By A Customer
I picked up the vhs no too long ago and I must say that it was a professional production. I cannot speak to the quality of the DVD since I have not viewed it.
It is true that while he shows many useful techniques and attitudes to use in a "situation", I am not sure that a small person could use even half of them. Then again, he assuems that you are seriously training if you want real abilities. Even so, I give it a five since it is still very useful for many techniques and for understanding the type of fighters that are out there who have no problem beating you up for "giving them the eye" or something as stupid as that. Bas is indeed a bad mo fo.
What I would suggest you to buy, however, is his ten video series on pancrase (sp?). He isn't joking around on them, so the entertainment value is zero, but each tape deals indepth with arm or leg locks, chokes, striking, take doowns, reversals, etc. I am not a huge person, but these techniques work very well with practice and time. He also shows you some techniques not to do and explains the physics behind each move as well as the pshychology involved. His work out tape is a killer and one of the series is an interview and several of his fights with his commentary. Very worth the money. Amazon may not sell them yet, but budovideos does for a good price.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bas Gives you the REAL info to kick butt November 12, 2011
When I saw some 1 star ratings, I was wondering why?? Then I saw it was because shipments were late or whatever. I don't see how anyone could complain about the content.

When I watch the video, it makes me think of what Bas might tell you if he has no choice but fight his way through a bar with you or he'll die. It seems like he really wants to help you.

The content is pretty good and the video is just all around entertaining. I remember ordering the Hostile Control Systems VHS tapes a million years ago from the back of some Ninja magazine. Those tapes were good, but no where near as entertaining as Bas showing you how to face smash someone with a chair.

Bas even covers good techniques for defending yourself against knives, guns, wrestling takedowns. He even discusses the adrenaline advantage attackers have and how you must be able to quickly increase yours to defend yourself.

I'm actually surprised someone hasn't hurt themselves and sued Bas by now. The dvd is not a toy and the information is serious and lethal. I learned a couple of things that might help defend myself against two or more people at some point in my life. That's well worth the cost of this dvd.

I would recommend it. Bas is funny, laid back, and very open in discussing the information. When I say he is laid back, don't mistake that for being unprepared. He demonstrates every angle of every move and he has stunt attackers who take his moves. He even brings in larger men to show what to do when bigger guys attack you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining and educational, but not really a self-defense system
Bas Rutten is one of the great modern characters. He is always entertaining. The video is like a specialist class in how to fight dirty in a bar. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Mark bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brutal! Absolutely loooovee itttt!
Published 2 months ago by Lakota Crowchild
2.0 out of 5 stars Not that good...
I have no doubt Bas Rutten is/was a butt kicker in his day, but this DVD doesn't do much toward teaching the average Joe to be the equivalent. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Shathadute
5.0 out of 5 stars This is easily the funniest self-defense video in existence
Bas Rutten is hilarious! I cried from laughing several times while watching this video. You can find clips from this on Youtube if you want to see just what I mean. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Parrhesiastes
5.0 out of 5 stars Look No Further, This Is The Real Deal
I was looking for some self defense training CD's to expand my fighting repertoire. Prior to finding out about this CD, I was taken by an internet huckster for about $200... Read more
Published 14 months ago by fatrat
4.0 out of 5 stars Not your run of the mill self defense dvd.
I like Bas Rutten and he has a great way of sharing his vast knowledge of fighting. With this dvd it says "Lethal" in the title and with a lot of the things he shows are... Read more
Published 22 months ago by good4play
5.0 out of 5 stars Real techniques, not just fluff.
While I find Bas Rutten's ego a bit inflated, his fighting techniques are excellent. They apply in the real world for real people. Read more
Published on October 12, 2012 by H. Silva
5.0 out of 5 stars Bass Ruten nuff said
Ive been a martial artist for about thirteen yrs and a bouncer for several yrs i bought this dvd just recently and i gota say ive actually used most of these techniques before so... Read more
Published on July 1, 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Some Good Ideas For Defense Survival
I liked this video and I like Bas Rutten. The video covers real life situations that one would experience in a street or bar fight and is not competition or "art" oriented. Read more
Published on May 30, 2011 by BlueBerry
5.0 out of 5 stars Its Bas...Need I say more?
If you are looking for some simple self defense techniques that will work
in a variety of situations LOOK NO FURTHER. Read more
Published on November 14, 2010 by Edward Brown
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