Company: DEL Enterprise Productions Inc.
Tape Name: Champion Karate Fighting, Volume 9 (CK-9)
Tape Cost: $39.95
Length of Tape/Time: Approximately 50 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 50
Return Policy: Don't Know
Experiences in dealing with this company: Very Good
The Instructor: Danny Lane
Company's Address: P.O. 777 Grayson, KY 41143
Company's Phone Number: 304-638-8235
Web Page: http://dannylane.com/dldvds.html
E-Mail: DannyLaneMartialArtist@Gmail.Com


Primary Grading Criteria:

1. Production/Tape Quality: 9
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 9
3. Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 9
4. Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 8
5. Score on delivery vs hype: 9
6. Degree to which we would recommend this product: 9
7. Wasted Time ( The higher the number, the less " fluff" /repetition ): 9
8. Playback Score/Watching if over-and-over again: 8
9. Would I purchase more of this company's products:9
10. Overall grade based on cost vs. Value: 8

Grand Total: 87 % ( Fair = 1.75 Stars ) Original Grade = 90%


Secondary Grading Criteria:

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


Written Summary:

This video, by Danny Lane, is clearly aimed at someone who wants to learn about tournament fighting/sparring. There is a great deal of basic to intermediate level material on this video, including an decent segment on how to correctly execute various jumping kicks that are commonly seen in the Korean arts of Tae Kwon Do and Tang Soo Do. The video concentrates on teaching various punching and kicking combinations and also includes some basic linear footwork as well. I felt the material on this video was presented in a logical, straight forward manner, and Mr. Lane explained, in good detail, the finer points of each combination. It's apparent that Mr. Lane is an experienced tournament fighter, and his instructor, Chuck Norris, makes an appearance at the beginning of this tape.

While I don't personally believe the material on this tape would be particularly effective for ALL self defense street situations, it does give some good suggestions on the tournament aspect of the martial arts, which seems to have a great appeal to many people. Because of that, I would say this video is definitely suited for the beginning to intermediate martial artist who aspires to learn "tournament style" karate. However, this video is definitely not recommended for anyone who is interested in learning practical, street oriented self defense.

CJ


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