Tape Name: Boxergenics
Tape Cost: $19.95
of Tape/Time: 50 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 14 +
Return Policy: Exchange
on defective tapes only
Experiences in dealing with this company: Great
Instructor: Dr. Estwanik & Master Bobby Taboada
Company's Address: 335 Billingsley
Rd., Charlotte, NC., 28211
Company's Phone Number: 1-800-774-6284
Main Grading Criteria
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 8
Comprehension Score: 10
to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 8
Score on delivery vs
Degree to which we'd recommend this product:
Wasted Time ( The lower
the number, the less " fluff "): 10
Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 10
based on cost vs value:10
Grand Total: 94 % (Good = 3.5 stars)
Secondary Grading Criteria
Time to benefit: Immediate
need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None
In this video, Dr.
Joseph Estwanik, M.D. and Master Bobby Taboada, provide the viewer with a good aerobic
boxing program to follow. What I found very pleasing was the medical perspective
used in putting this program together. Dr. Estwanik credentials are AMAZING. As an
orthopaedic sports medicine specialist, not only has he been a ring side doctor on
many an event you've heard of (UFC included), but quite a few you many not have.
And if that weren't impressive by itself, he's also a former weight lifter, body
builder, and martial artist too. The Boxergenics program describes itself as, "
The F-I-R-S-T medically designed boxing aerobic workout to promote overall fitness,
symmetry, confidence, and well-being." In my opinion, that's exactly what they
deliver. For $19.95 you're given what appears to be a safe, yet challenging, workout
routine, that can be followed everyday.
The video starts with a brief intro
and then goes into a 20 minute warm-up that includes various exercises and stretches.
After that, the reader is shown a couple of the basic punches. Next, the punches
are put together with some footwork, to give the viewer a nice little 20-30 minute
workout routine to follow.
The video is shot in Master Irwin Carmichael's
dojo. There are about 12 people in the room, from a variety of backgrounds, all going
through the program together. Out of the 12, there are several beginners, several
intermediate, and several advanced persons following along. What I liked was the
fact that no matter what each persons skill level was, each was getting one heck
of a workout. At the end of the tape, during the credits, we get to hear who each
person is, and a little about their background. Several were "advanced"
black belts, and they had been been following along, punching hard, and at the end,
were sweating and trying to catch their breath. Everyone got a good workout !
only would this be a good tape for many martial artists, but also for aerobic instructors,
and significant others who don't want to put on a gi and go to the dojo with you.
While watching this tape, I saw a number of interesting ways it could be used. This
could also be a great tape to have around for those days you can't make it to the
Some advanced martial arts practitoneers might view this tape as "too
basic a workout". But while watching it, I was intently focused on watching
everyone in the room, their skill level, and the degree to which they were exerting
themself. When combined with the footwork, I feel most individuals could get a great
workout by following this program. At $19.95, it's an excellent value.