Company: Health For Life
Tape Name: Dynamic Jeet Kune Do, Volume 2
Tape Cost: $59.95
Length of Tape/Time: 60 min
Number of Moves/Techniques: Not a technique tape
Return Policy: Unknown
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The Instructor: Chris Kent
Company's Address: 3015 W. State St., Boise, Idaho, 83703
Company's Phone Number: 208-629-6800
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Main Grading Criteria

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

Grand Total: Revised to 92 %, Good = 3 Stars. Original score was 94%.

Secondary Grading Criteria

Beginners: Good
Intermediate: Good
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

Written Summary:

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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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).

I 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.

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