Company: Dog Brothers
Tape Name: The Grandfathers Speak
Tape Cost: $40.00
Length of Tape/Time: 1 dvd
Number of Moves/Techniques:
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Instructor: Marc Denny
Company Address: 703 Pier Ave, STE B, PMB 664, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Company Phone Number: 1-310-543-7521
Website: Dog Brothers

Primary Grading Criteria:

Production Quality: 8
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 10
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 3
Score on Delivery Vs Hype: 5
Degree to which you would recommend this product: 5
Waster time (The Higher the number, the less “Fluff “/repetition):0
Playback score/watching it over and over again: 1
Would I purchase more of this company’s products: 10
Overall grade based on cost vs. value: 8

Grand Total: 60% (Good = 3.0 Stars)

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Good
2. Intermediate benefit: Good
3. Advanced benefit: Some
4. Time to benefit: Hard to say
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

Let me preface by saying the grade doesn’t really reflect a bad review. It’s just that this is not an instructional tape and therefore does not fit in with our criteria. This is not a technique tape. It was mostly a series of interviews with various Filipino kali Masters shot in 1988. It is a history of how Kali came to be in America. I personally liked it. It was like the history channel except about martial arts. Will it make you a better fighter? The answer is no. Will it make you more interesting and knowledgeable about the art you are studying? Yes it will, and for that reason I recommend the Grandfathers Speak.

Review by: Rick Weisbrot

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