Our Customers Tell You About Self-Defense: Tools of Attack
“This is the most realistic video I have seen. There is no place for nonsense in his training—every move devastates [his opponent]. Those in martial arts who believe that they know how to defend themselves should watch this video. It will increase your awareness.”
5th dan Kyokushin Karate
5th dan Musubi Ryu Jujitsu
“Knowing the reality and knowing the enemy you will not get surprised.
“Any martial art, as a model of combat, must test itself over and over and adapt it to ever-changing reality. So developing of a martial art never stops.
“This video shows the reality. Crude and brutal as the street could be. It is eye-opening and could greatly help you in adapting your self-defense training to the real situations.
“Techniques shown, their force, brutality and the level of proficiency of the attacker is something that every martial artist must take into consideration. Living in your own world of dojo will get you disconnected of what happens outside.
“The video is worth watching. I hope you will not get horrified after viewing it.”
Aikido & self-defense instructor
“This an effective, deadly system of combat that should make the rest of fighting arts nervous.
“A shining example of creativity, ingenuity, skill, precision targeting and power. Rarely have I seen such efficient use of body mechanics or such mastery with common weapons. G. S. is truly a master. This hard hitting, street style of self-defense is real eye-opener to even those who have trained for many years.”
6th Dan JuJitsu
4th Dan Tenshi Goju Karate
“This short video shook me out of my complacency. I see how far from real were the attacks I learned to defend against. [All because] my practice partners, well meaning as they were, have never seen how these weapons are really used.”
“Why have I decided to publish this short video? I like it. It has no fluff. With just one viewing you will know how to use weapons—and if you do the drills you will be too good to be intimidated—even when you are empty handed.
“The demonstrator collected debts, settled scores, and provided personal protection in some of the worst neighborhoods of Eastern Europe. He shows the simple moves and simple drills that kept him unbeaten in every fight. This video is the result of his bloody experience and keen insight into `what’ works and how to practice so `it’ works.”
Publisher, Stadion Publishing Company
and author of Basic Instincts of Self-Defense
“It’s truly a rare occasion for me to receive genuinely unique fighting materials, either as an instructional format or as a demonstration-medium. When one has been around the international martial arts arena for over forty years, studying, researching, cataloging, and participating within this realm, there are few surprises. TOOLS OF ATTACK has been a pleasant surprise for me.
“Sent to me in a 16 minute, VHS video format from Thomas Kurz, the founder and president of Stadion Publishing Company and the new sister LLC: Real-Self-Defense, the video provided a presentation of a man demonstrating his physical skills with the aforementioned weapons. The video footage was filmed in May of 1995 of a gentleman simply called: ` G.S.‘
“According to Thomas Kurz, G.S. had spent many years in the torturous, East European penal system, during which time, G.S. had perfected his craft, of which the blade held his preference. Following his release, to my understanding, G.S. became an enforcer in this region of Eastern Europe.
“While the video was not recorded as a step-by-step, detailed instructional medium, it is designed to capture the full intimidating essence of human movement, from an experienced, real-world combatant, demonstrating what the actual application of a short, heavy club, an all metal hatchet, a large hawkbill knife held in an `ice-pick’ grip, a short piece of hydraulic hose, a straight-razor, and home-made `blackjack’ would look like at full-force, full-speed. Understand that the possession of several of these weapons is illegal in numerous municipalities in the United States, and that this video is for information/documentation purposes only.
“ G.S. demonstrates how he uses each weapon in real time, and where applicable, on a heavy leather punching bag.
“The actions with the impact weapons (short, heavy club, homemade blackjack and a short piece of hydraulic hose) had short, tight powerful movements, using the entire body behind each subtle application. Combined, G.S.’s maneuvering was simultaneously devastating and deceptive in his delivery. G.S. demonstrated proficiency of utility in both his left and right hand, when using the club on the heavy bag.
“The knife work was unique in both the kind of knife chosen (hawkbill) and the way it was deployed. The actions G.S. used with this knife where incredibly strong and viciously illusory. Deploying this tool as he demonstrated in this video presentation reveals actions which would be very difficult to stop or defend against. The expression of his knife work is a perfect amalgamation of offensive and defensive principles, where there is no distinction between either principle.
“The demonstrations of G.S.’s, using the hatchet and the razor remained consistently powerful, tight, and fluid. Given the speed of execution of all his physical abilities, including endurance, simple footwork, level changes and body evasiveness, his simplicity succeeded in misleading the viewer as to what angle the subsequent action would follow. Just when I thought I figured out G.S.‘s rhythm, he would catch this viewer with a surprise vector of approach. Impressive!
“Watching this video enlightens the observer to the harsh reality, not only to what it would like to actually deploy these weapons, the video illustrated just how frightful weapons applications are in the hands of an experienced wielder who has actually used real weapons in real time against real, mean people in a violent and unforgiving environment.
“Thomas Kurz narrates the video, stipulating that by watching this video, one will be receiving a visual understanding of what true attacks with these weapons would look like. He continues that by possessing a truth about such attacks, one owns the correct information upon which one can base appropriate protective responses. I agree, fully. And the video succeeds in providing this truth of attack.
“This short video provides the viewer with a sense of realism extremely hard to find or come by in the martial arts and self-defense arenas, especially if one does not actually operate in high risk, violent environments at a professional level, which makes this video presentation priceless.”
Rev. A. Bodhi Chenevey, RM, DD
Hikaze Learning Corner
329 Ihrig Avenue
Wooster OH 44691
hikazeshinjin AT yahoo DOT com
Rev. A. Bodhi Chenevey writes for Jissen Magazine
“As a lifetime martial artist over the past 65 years and a MMA and kickboxing trainer, I really liked your new DVD with G. S. and would highly recommend it to others who are interested in training with impact weapons. He is excellent and reminded me of my first two sensei who were WWII military hand-to-hand combat instructors who besides their military CQC training were trained by the Shanghai Police prior to the war and studied with the Japanese following the war. G. S. is made from that same tougher-than-nails mold. No B.S.!”
Dr. Richard J. Vahl
7th Dan Karate
7th Dan Judo
7th Dan Daito Ryu Aikijujitsu
“He is a killer. The only way to protect yourself is to run away.”