The Enigma DVD by Paul Vunak

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Anybody has it? Can you tell me if it's worth $200?


 
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He has some fantastic training material--lots of good ideas for making things functional. Still, $200 is a lot of money!
 

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I recently watched one of his older videos and really liked it. He has a good talent for teaching through the tv screen and is honest and upfront about things that cannot be taught on video. How many DVD's come with his new set???
 
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Well, the thing is that this Engima DVD is sopposed to contain all the material found in all of his other 100(or so) DVDs. Thus making Enigma a video collection of what the guy has done/found out until now.
 

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Eru Il繳vatar;1123540 said:
Well, the thing is that this Engima DVD is sopposed to contain all the material found in all of his other 100(or so) DVDs. Thus making Enigma a video collection of what the guy has done/found out until now.

I have watched the 2 DVD set. It is NOT a complelation in that it is the complete PFS series that he has put out before. What the enigma dvd is, is a barebones set of tactics that are quick and easy to learn. If you bought his first PFS series you would have all the same things and more as on the set. It consists of straightblast to close, elbows, knees and headbutts in close. Then if you go to the ground, how to bite. It also goes over 6 of his favorite traps and flow drills for those.

I would say that it is NOT worth $200. You would be better spending it on the whole PFS series and get more tools if you had that much to spend.
 
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Nothing much I'm afraid. If you want, you can look at it as something that might improve the way you apply your WC. One of the things the guy studies is WC tho. It depends on the perspective but one could see quite a lot of WC in what he does. I'm sorry if something bothers you.
 

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Eru Il繳vatar;1123588 said:
Nothing much I'm afraid. If you want, you can look at it as something that might improve the way you apply your WC. One of the things the guy studies is WC tho. It depends on the perspective but one could see quite a lot of WC in what he does. I'm sorry if something bothers you.

nothing bothers me m8 its just things have got a bit confusing around here what with all the love that was spread around with the bjj thing,im like scrutinising every post to make sure its in place,and maybe makes a bit of sense.

no big deal.
 

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$200 is a lot of money but Paul Vunak covers a lot of material. I think it's worth it. He compiled his life's work into that DVD and it's so cool to see how to learn the ultimate formula to win any fight.

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Anybody has it? Can you tell me if it's worth $200?


 
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$200 is a lot of money but Paul Vunak covers a lot of material. I think it's worth it. He compiled his life's work into that DVD and it's so cool to see how to learn the ultimate formula to win any fight.

Yep, drill the heck out of your basics techniques and know how to apply them. Then, when that doesn't work you know how to implement your backup tools and those you have drilled the heck out of as well.

There is no "formula" that will work for every fight.
 

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Eru Il繳vatar;1123588 said:
Nothing much I'm afraid. If you want, you can look at it as something that might improve the way you apply your WC. One of the things the guy studies is WC tho. It depends on the perspective but one could see quite a lot of WC in what he does. I'm sorry if something bothers you.

Who is he studying or studied Wing Chun with? Never heard that before. If it's through someone teaching JKD, I wouldn't necessarily call it Wing Chun. I've met several JKD people claiming to know Wing Chun only to find they got it from another JKD person, with a lot of the system missing. I wouldn't call that studying Wing Chun.
 

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Nope not wing chun at all. Has some elements but that's about it. I don't think very many or if any jkd guys actually learned all that wc has to offer. If they did they wouldn't need jkd. Imho.
 

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The real secret of course is that there is no secret formula. Only what works. To discover that is to have been in those situations many many times. Thankfully I have not but do have the benefit of others. Primarily my own teacher (Martin Workman) with whom I train every week and other teachers (Geoff Thompson) from whom I seek inspiration and honesty. The truth is that in the chaos of street combat, pre-emption and hitting hard are the most significantly effective tools you need.

I like Vunak's material for it is honest, messy and painful. Yes it is expensive but quality material is quality material. If I had the cash I would pay that for life saving information. I would rather be taught 6 things well and in-depth knowing they have been battle tested rather than 600 things superficially because some master thinks I should learn it because it is part of his system or method.

Once we know and accept that pre-emption and hitting ********** hard are keys to successful survival we can get on with learning our martial art.

Perhaps Vunak may not have the best looking wing chun or the deepest knowledge of our art but the core of his system is a concept at the core of ours. Hitting hard and fast with committed aggression. Whilst a tad nervous of his marketing machine, it is hard to argue against those institutions who have sought him out for their training of their personnel.

How many of us here have had to face the horrors of street violence and thus tested what we have learnt? I have not but choose to follow those that have. I know what they teach works and I am happy to pay for that knowledge.
 

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Nope not wing chun at all. Has some elements but that's about it. I don't think very many or if any jkd guys actually learned all that wc has to offer. If they did they wouldn't need jkd. Imho.

Tenzen, a supercilious attitude to wc over other arts is needless. As you know it is the man that makes the system not the system that makes the man. The best (only) street fighter I know is a grappler by martial arts choice: BJJ and submission wrestling. Yet in the street he has never gone to the floor and insists on 2 techniques only. Right cross, head-butt with a healthy dose of primal aggression. He has survived or 'won' all of his street fights using these alone.

I have no desire to street fight. My desire is to defend myself. Apologies if I have veered off topic.

Be proud that a martial artist as esteemed as Vunak is taking elements from out art. I feel complimented by it.

Paul
 

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I like Paul Vunak. He does good stuff.

But $200?

A couple points:

-Youtube. (it's free)

-Practice. A lot of what Vunak does is born from his years and years of practice. So just do what he did - practice a lot & you'll figure it out for yourself.

Again, I like Vunak, & have gained a couple insights from watching his stuff, but honestly it would have done me just as much good to have spent that time practicing. So I wouldn't spend $200.00 on a Vunak vid.
 
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Found an interesting video about paul vunak talking about some aspects of fighting.

 
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