Company: Health For Life
Tape Name: Dynamic Jeet Kune Do, Volume 1
Length of Tape/Time: 50 min
Number of Moves/Techniques: Not a
Return Policy: Unknown
in dealing with this company:
The Instructor: Chris
Company's Address: 3015 W. State St., Boise, Idaho, 83703
Phone Number: 208-629-6800
Web Page: http://www.ckjkd.com/publications
Main Grading Criteria
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 8
Score on delivery vs
Degree to which we’d recommend this product: 8
Wasted Time ( The lower
the number, the less " fluff "): 9
Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 9
based on cost vs value: 8
Grand Total: Revised to 90 %, Fair = 2.5 Stars.
Original score was 92%.
Secondary Grading Criteria
Time to benefit: Immediate for beginners.
Review for advanced.
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one:
Overall Written Summary:
This is an
introductory video designed to familiarize the viewer with some of the basic concepts
of JKD. Mr. Kent clearly states on the video that the purpose of JKD is to find the
common thread that runs through all martial arts and to help the individual discover
and create his own personal combat style. By focusing on general principles rather
than on technique, I believe Mr. Kent accomplishes that task on this video.
Kent discusses and shows how certain qualities such as balance, speed, timing, economy
of motion, and mobility are important to a martial artist, regardless of his particular
style. He gives advice and shows the viewer how to train to develop these qualities.
He also talks a lot about " tool development " and gives more good advice
on " sharpening the tools " ( making your strikes
more efficient, how
to hit with more power, etc. )
The material in this video is excellent material
for beginning and intermediate students but is probably "old news " to
many advanced students. This video series is progressive and does assume that the
viewer has some basic understanding of how to punch, how to kick, etc. This volume
is the basic stuff and is an appropriate video to introduce the rest of the series.
I would say it is a must have for beginners and intermediates and a good review of
the basics for advanced students.