Bas Rutten's "Lethal Street Fighting" Self Defense System
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(Nov 06, 2003)
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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!
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent product and excellent seller, a real asset for AmazonPublished 6 months ago by Carlos Alvarado-Valdes
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 morePublished 16 months ago by Mark bennett
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 morePublished 22 months ago by Shathadute
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 morePublished 24 months ago by David C. Prince
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 morePublished on August 27, 2013 by fatrat
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 morePublished on December 7, 2012 by good4play
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 morePublished on October 12, 2012 by H. Silva