Tactical Street Survival DVD by Larry Wick

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A.W.
An excellent primer on a mostly defensive style

Contrary to the reviewers who've slammed this video, I found this DVD set excellent. Sure, Wick uses a bit of hyperbole. So what? Most instructors do as well.

Wick's reasoning is that you need to be ready to deal with attackers who are bigger, stronger, younger or faster than you. You need to be prepared for the chance your attacker has friends or has a knife.

Wick's approach is based on not opposing force, not getting situationally fixated on the point of attack, maintaining situational awareness, disengaging as fast as possible and not going overboard with your counterattacks. Read Marc MacYoung's book "In the Name of Self Defense" for more on this philosophy.

The "defend yourself with a comb" concept is not new. Combs raked across a thug's face or throat they can cause him to startle, allowing you time to flee. Fingernails work the same way.

A comb isn't some "magic weapon." Wick doesn't make that claim.
Pens are also mentioned and tactical pens are available online. Personally I don't recommend using a tactical pen. It can be used against you in a court of law.

Wick's approach isn't sophisticated, which is one of its better features. It's not designed to make you a badass, which is probably why others slam it. It's not macho.

But this material is very realistic, where in the background of any physical altercation there's a prosecuting attorney eager to jail you and where an unsympathetic jury might roll its eyes at your use of other, "manlier" fighting arts.

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D.B.
Just say no!

I have watched several videos from him and others from his school Split Second Survival. They have no grasp on reality. They are going to get someone seriously injured or worse!!

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J.W.
A must see to believe!

A must see to believe!

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T.B.
I'm hoping someone reads this review.

I'm hoping someone reads this review. I bought this dvd. It is by far the worst self defense dvd I've ever purchased. This guy is an idiot. He does a lot of talking and doesn't teach anything. Instead, he just talks about how you don't have to know anything to defend yourself against an attacker (or two). It's like a dance dvd where the instructor tells you, "You don't have to learn any steps, just move around". He even suggests that you fight back with a comb (yes that's what I said. Fight off an attacker with a hair grooming comb). He basically tells you to wear a jean jacket in order to keep your comb available in your front pocket. He talks about "mind-set" a lot; but there is no method to this foolishness. Anyway, you don't need to waste your money on this dvd. If you do, don't say I didn't warn you.