Company: Health For Life
Tape Name: Dynamic Jeet Kune Do, Volume 4
Tape Cost: $59.95
Length of Tape/Time: 60 min
Number of Moves/Techniques: Not a technique tape
Return Policy: Unknown
Experiences in dealing with this company:
The Instructor: Chris Kent
Company's Address: 3015 W. State St., Boise, Idaho, 83703
Company's Phone Number: 208-629-6800
Web Page:

Main Grading Criteria

Production/Tape Quality: 10
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 9
Comprehension Score:9
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist:10
Score on delivery vs hype:9
Wasted Time ( The higher the number, the less " fluff ") 9
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: Reevised to 93%, Good = 3.25 stars. Original score was 97%.

Secondary Grading Criteria

Beginners: Good
Intermediate: Very Good
Advanced: Very Good
Time to benefit: Beginners will take time. Immediate for advanced
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

In my opinion, this is by far the best tape in this four tape series by Chris Kent. This tape is called "Putting It All Together " and gives the viewer a training framework to develop what Mr. Kent calls " essential qualities" which include speed, power, endurance, coordination, precision, balance, body feel, and awareness. Mr. Kent talks about each of these qualities and gives training tips to develop each. This is good stuff.

The second portion of the tape is devoted to tactics and strategy. This was my favorite part of the entire four tape series. Mr. Kent talks about the different types of opponents one may face and suggests strategies for dealing with each.

The tape closes with a section on training equipment and training methodology. While most experienced martial artists are very familiar with the different types of training equipment mentioned, it is still informative and fun to watch.

Mr. Kent closes with a few comments on what JKD is and what it is not. He states that while combat is at the heart of JKD, it is not what it is all about. He quotes Bruce Lee with the following quote " Life is combat and must be dealt with accordingly. If you understand combat, you understand life ". I can't top that one. This is a very good tape.

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