THIS IS THE COMPLETE SET OF 5 OLD SCHOOL DVDS BY CARL CESTARI:
OS1 - FUNDAMENTALS OF UNARMED COMBAT - This DVD covers the 3 prerequisites of hand to hand combat of distance, momentum and balance. You will learn how to establish a safe distance, how to position yourself in relation to an attacker and how to use explosive techniques such as edge of hand blows,chin-jabs, stomps and gouges. The concept of ‘lead with speed, follow with power’ will be discussed as well as how not to ‘telegraph’ your intentions to your attacker.
OS2 - ADVANCED STRIKES -This DVD is the perfect compliment to ‘Fundamentals of Unarmed combat’. This tape includes elbow smashes, shin-scrapes, head-butts, hip-whips and more. You will learn how to generate maximum power with theseunorthodox weapons. You will become more dangerous by learning how to use different areas of your body to cause damage to the target.
OS3 - GROUND FIGHTING - This DVD fills in the gap left by Brazilian jujutsu, judo, and catch wrestling if you find yourself fighting on the ground. Don’t get caught on your back without these additional techniques to add an edge to your bag of tricks. Some of the methods demonstrated include neck cranks, strangles, gouges, fish hooks, edge of hands, heel of hands and tiger claws.
OS4 - DEFENSE VS. GRABS AND HOLDS - This DVD covers what to do for close-in attacks that couldn’t be pre-empted, such as grabs and holds, where there aren’t specific defenses. You will learn how to use a few techniques for any situation you may confront, especially if you are caught by surprise.
OS5 - BARE KNUCKLE BOXING - THIS DVD COVERS BOXING AND FIST FIGHTING FOR CLOSE COMBAT. THE METHODS EMULATE THOSE TAUGHT IN BARE KNUCKLE BOXING. YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO HIT WITH POWER ANYWHERE ON THE BODY AND HOW TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE KNOCKOUT TECHNIQUE. WITH PROPER CONDITIONING, TRAINING AND ATTITUDE THESE TECHNIQUES CAN BE USED AS A VALUABLE ADJUNCT TO OTHER SELF-DEFENSE METHODS.
Posted by JC on 24th May 2016
Real no nonsense info! Carl teaches real WWII techniques that he learned from the legends of hand to hand combat ...Applegate, Fairbairn etc.
His KISS approach is the way to go if you really want to defend yourself. I highly recommend this DVD series!
Posted by Unknown on 6th Aug 2015
Simply the best!
Posted by FD on 14th Apr 2015
Great practical resource. Worthwhile addition to anyone's martial arts & personal defense library.