Company: Bernie Lau Productions
Tape Name: Complete Techniques of Aiki Jujitsu, Volume 2
Tape Cost: 39.95
Length of Tape/Time: 1 hour
Number of Moves/Techniques: Approximately 135
Return Policy: Don't Know
Experiences in dealing with this company: Don't Know
The Instructor: Bernie Lau
Company's Address: PO Box 299, Mountlake Terrace, Washington 98043
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Main Grading Criteria

Production/Tape Quality: 10
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score: 10
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 9
Score on delivery vs hype: 9
Degree to which we’d recommend this product: 8
Wasted Time (The higher the number, the less " fluff "): 8
Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over again): 9
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 9
Overall grade based on cost vs value: 9

Grand Total: Revised to 91 % ( Good = 2.75 Stars ) Original score was 93%

Secondary Grading Criteria

Beginners: Good
Intermediate: Good
Advanced: Good
Time to benefit: Not immediate for most people.
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

Let me say that this is definitely the best tape in the Bernie Lau Aiki Jujitsu series. There is very little fluff in this first class production ( but all of the tapes in this series are very well produced ) as Mr Lau and his Uke walk outside onto the grass and begin to demonstrate one technique after another. The video is segmented so that we see all the the techniques required for 5th Kyu right up through the techniques required for Shodan rank. Needless to say, that is a lot of techniques in one video.

This tape is a technique lover's dream. The camera shots are good, the angles are good, there is some narration but very little. Many of the techniques are repeated as Mr Lau moves from one rank level requirements to the next but they are all well photographed and relatively easy to understand given the limitations of the video medium. Not too much fluff exists on this tape as we are given three or so looks at each technique and then we move on to the next one. This is a no nonsense tape. It gets right to the point of teaching aiki jujitsu techniques quickly, clearly, and effectively. This tape is a buy for anyone interested in aiki jujitsu. It will take some work to make these techniques 100% street effective but after watching this video, I am sure it can be done.


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