Company: Health For Life
Tape Name: Dynamic Jeet Kune Do, Volume 2
Length of Tape/Time: 60 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: 9
to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist:9
Score on delivery vs
Wasted Time ( The lower the number, the less " fluff ") 9
Score/Watching it over-and-over again): 10
Would I purchase more of this company's
Overall grade based on cost vs value:8
Grand Total: Revised
to 92 %, Good = 3 Stars. Original score was 94%.
Secondary Grading Criteria
Advanced: Very Good
Time to benefit: Depends on
level of skill. Not a tape for beginners.
The need to buy additional tapes to
understand this one: None
In Mr. Kent's previous
video in this series, he covered the basics ( see previous review ). With that out
of the way, he really starts things going on this video. Mr. Kent could have called
this a " Jeet Kune Do Attack Video " since the majority of the tape is
devoted to learning how to attack and counterattack against various types of opponents.
Kent does a very good job explaining and demonstrating the JKD Five Ways of Attack
that Bruce Lee initially wrote about in " Tao of Jeet Kune Do ". The five
ways of attack discussed are Single Direct Attack, Attack By Combination, Progressive
Indirect Attack, Attack By Drawing, and Hand Immobilization Attack. Mr. Kent goes
into detail and describes advantages and disadvantages of each attack strategy.
Kent goes on to discuss and demonstrate feinting, false attack, and countertime and
concludes with an excellent demonstration of four differenttypes of sensitivity drills
( harmonious spring drill, hinge drill, bong sao / lop sao drill, chi sao drill).
liked this tape much better than Volume One in the series. This is definitely not
a beginners tape. It assumes a fair amount of knowledge, particularly in the area
of " trapping hands " or hand immobilizations. To get the most out of this
tape, find a work out partner and study this video very carefully. Then try it out
with each other. See if you like it and if you do, go find yourself an instructor
in JKD or Wing Chun Kung Fu and give it try from an instructor. This is the kind
of training that must be " felt " and that is impossible to convey in a
video. Mr. Kent does a good job of explaining it however and the video, while a bit
pricey, is still a good buy, particularly for intermediate to advanced level students.