The Cyborg Guard Collection – Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu Review
Producer: World Martial Arts
Retail: $124.95 (BudoVideos.com)
Format: 3 volumes on 2-Discs DVD
Video instructionals, much like printed material, did not really start clicking with me tell about a year and a half ago. Now, I love watching video materials. They are an amazing form of media to compliment your training and learning. The Cyborg Guard Collection was actually one of the first DVD sets that I picked up. I had heard about it from a friend who sent me the YouTube teasers to watch. After getting through them, I immediately got online and placed my order. A week later, I was glued to my T.V. every second that I could spare, learning some great new techniques at the hands of Cyborg.
The series is broken up into three volumes on two DVDs. The first DVD contains Volume 1: The Closed Guard while the second DVD contains Volume 2: The Tornado Guard and Volume 3: The Half and Deep Half Guard. Cyborg does a very good job on splitting up the different guard systems and then showing a great deal of techniques form each one. Overall, the organization of the whole series is very well done. Each technique in each section flows to the next which is something that is a must to have a great instructional series. Following are descriptions and overviews of each of the three volumes.