Company: Direct Action Video Inc.
Tape Name: Hostile Control Systems, Volume
Tape Cost: ?
Length of Tape/Time: 1 hour
Number of Moves/Techniques: 13
Return Policy: ?
Experiences in dealing with this company: ?
Company's Address: 1894 Hwy 50 East #1472, Carson City, NV. 89701
Phone Number: 1-800-457-0330
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Main Grading Criteria
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 8
Comprehension Score: 8
to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 8
Score on delivery vs
Degree to which we would recommend this product: 8
Wasted Time (The
higher the number, the less " fluff "): 8
Playback Score/Watching it
over-and-over again): 8
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 8
grade based on cost vs value: 8
Grand Total: 80 ( Poor - 0 Stars )
Secondary Grading Criteria
Time to benefit: Little to zero benefit
need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None
Overall Written Summary:
Seals Trainer. This claim, and others, are part and parcel of the hype job that this
video tries sell to you, the martial art video purchasing public. At last count,
I could name at least 5 individuals who all make the claim of being the “exclusive
“ hand to hand combat trainer of the Navy Seals. Jerry Peterson is one of the original
people making this claim and he has been at it for at least 6 years now. But get
this folks. In the first minute of this video, we are told that the “official“ combat
training of the Navy Seals is CLASSIFIED !!!! Imagine that. So instead of the CLASSIFIED
super secret Seals system (ominously named SCARS), we get the watered down “civilian”
or HCS version in this video. Now this video is several years old. And this entire
HCS video project was obviously designed to make us all want to get our hands on
the super secret CLASSIFED SCARS system. Six years later, this SCARS system is currently
being marketed by Mr. Peterson which I suppose means it is no longer CLASSIFIED.
Come on, who is kidding who here. Imagine a hand to hand combat system that would
be so deadly that it would have to considered TOP SECRET. Please, Mr. Peterson, I
don’t think so.
The funny thing about all this is that I wouldn’t feel so
badly if the material on this video was even half way to black belt level fighting
skill. It’s not. It’s not even up to green belt level in most systems that I am personally
familiar with. There are 13 techniques on Volume 1. And while they MIGHT be effective,
they are certainly not undefeatable (they actually make this claim on the video).
Do you honestly think that learning the 13 techniques on this video, will make you
the hand to hand equivalent of a Navy Seal ? If you do, then P.T. Barnum was definitely
correct. Some say that the material that Mr. Peterson teaches is straight out of
Kung Fu San Soo. I don’t think so. San Soo is a powerful striking art (when mastered)
and to imply that these techniques are the best that San Soo has to offer is insulting.
Insulting to San Soo, that is.
Another hype job promoted on this video is
the pseudoscience that Mr. Peterson calls “autonomics“. Basically, it says that a
fight is like a game of pool (my word, not Mr. Peterson’s). Whenever you strike somebody,
he (like a cue ball) will react with a perfectly predictable response. It’s great
to know that the 3 billion or so people on this planet will ALL react in the same
way. Playing “shape“ with human beings sounds a bit too iffy for my taste.
you get the impression, that I did not like this video, then you are correct. The
material is simplistic, the assumptions are inane (like autonomics ), and the Navy
Seals deserve better.