Company: DEL Enterprise Productions Inc.
Tape Name: Hidden Secrets of Basic Fundamentals - HS1
Tape Cost: $39.95
Length of Tape/Time: Approximately 60 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 15
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:
E-Mail: DannyLaneMartialArtist@Gmail.Com

Primary Grading Criteria:

1. Production/Tape Quality: 9
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
3. Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 9
4. Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 9
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: 9

Grand Total: 90 % ( Fair = 2.5 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 gives us a look at the hidden moves behind some of the basic fundamental moves of Tae Kwon Do. Mr. Lane asserts that the fundamental movements of TKD forms can have several different interpretations and self defense applicatons. We are treated to a review of the various TKD basic stances and how they relate to not only striking and kicking movements but to some grappling throws and takedowns as well. From here, Mr. Lane moves on to demonstrate the basic hand strikes of TKD. At this point, we are told that nearly all fundamental movements of TKD can have a basic, intermediate, and advanced interpretation, and we are treated to quite a few examples of this. Specifically, we are shown several interpretations of the TKD high defense, the outside knife hand, the inside defense, the crossing arms defense, and the reinforced chop.

This is a fairly interesting video because of the ability to interpret the material on several different levels. It is not strictly a Tae Kwon Do video and Mr. Lane makes the point that the fundamental movements shown on this video are common to most martial arts. All in all, this is an interesting video for anyone who is interested in learning the basics of kata and self defense interpretation. While the trend in many martial arts today is to defend kata on the basis of the hidden movements (i.e. bunkai), I do think that this is best way to learn practical self defense. Emphasis on realistic street fighting concepts and drills are much better, in my opinion, than reliance on such esoteric notions as kata bunkai.


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