Company: Dog Brothers
Tape Name: Kali Tudo
Tape Cost: $65.00
Length of Tape/Time: Approximately 3 Hrs. series of 2
Number of Moves/Techniques: Many
Return Policy:
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: 9
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 10
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 8
Score on Delivery Vs Hype: 5
Degree to which you would recommend this product: 3
Waster time (The Higher the number, the less “Fluff “/repetition):7
Playback score/watching it over and over again: 3
Would I purchase more of this company’s products: 8
Overall grade based on cost vs. value: 5

Grand Total: 68% (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 first preface that I am a huge Dog Brothers Fan. I have most of their tapes and have been studying Pekiti Tersia for some time. In 1996 I actually entered a full contact stick fighting tournament similar to a Dog Brothers gathering, called the Lion Heart Stick fighting tournament. I got my head handed to me, but as the Dog Brothers say, higher consciousness thorough harder contact. So it is with great regret that I have to say I was very disappointed when I viewed the Kali Tudo DVDs. It’s like the emperors new clothes. Everybody is trying to be polite, but the fact is he’s not wearing any. Marc Denny has two tapes that purport to show some amazing new concept of taking the Kali techniques and applying them to the mixed martial arts arena. Maybe I’m too blind to see the great innovations. All I really see is Mr. Denny moving to the side with Kali foot work and slapping the hands down in a motion similar to the stick work he does. And….So…Uh….Mr. Denny, hasn’t some form of triangular footwork been used in the ring with mixed martial arts already? Hello! The tapes are not bad, but so what. I am not seeing anything new. So either it’s your humble reviewer who is out of touch, or this tape series is not really the Holy Grail that Kali Tudo makes itself out to be. In the words of Michael Corleone in the Godfather, “You broke my heart, Fredo”. I can recommend this series as good tape for empty hand fighting but not for the hype that surrounds this supposed new concept.

Review by: Rick Weisbrot

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