Company: Diesel Crew
DVD: Grappling Conditioning 1 and 2
DVD Cost: $29.95 each
Length of DVD:
Number of Moves: Numerous
Company: Diesel Crew
Tape Name: Grappling conditioning 1& 2
Tape Cost: $29.95 Each
Length of Tape/Time Approximately series of 2 DVDS 4 Hours
Number of Moves/Techniques Numerous
Return Policy
Instructor Diesel Crew
Company Address: PO Box 806 Wyalusing, PA 18853
Company Phone Number 607-857-6997
Web Page:

Primary Grading Criteria:

Production Quality: 4
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: 10
Degree to which you would recommend this product: 9
Wasted time (The Higher the number, the less “Fluff “/repetition):10
Playback score/watching it over and over again: 8
Would I purchase more of this company’s products: 10
Overall grade: 10

Grand Total: 89% (Excellent = 4.5 Stars)
Secondary Grading Criteria:

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

Written Summary:

Everybody these days has a DVD on grappling conditioning. I have already reviewed the king of these DVDs with Martin Rooney’s Training for Warriors and another good one by Juan Carlos Santrana. Now comes the Diesel Crew’s DVD. I will be honest the quality of the DVD is not going to win them and Oscar for cinematography or sound editing. Some of the speaking on the DVD looks like a Hong Kong kung fu flick with the words and picture out of sync. I want to be fair though, their heart is in the right place and they do show some different and very innovative exercises that you can do with your grappling partner that I am sure will take your game to the next level. Covered in the DVD are a series of exercises for explosive upper body and lower body training. There are wall walking exercises from beginner to advanced, partner lifts, carries, presses and resisted climbs and crawls. The individual exercises are then grouped together into complexes where you put it altogether into a routine. The only one I was hesitant about is bear climbing down a flight of stairs. I’m brave but not that brave. The Diesel crew was Initially hesitant about sending me their DVD because they thought it might not live up to the DVDs already on the market. The price of the DVD two disc set is pretty inexpensive, $29.95 each one, and if you are a grappler looking for that extra edge this could be it. These guys also have a great website Diesel Crew .com which is all about strength training which is how I originally found out about their DVD. If you are a grappler or just want to get really strong and conditioned for your martial art, I say buy it.

Rick Weisbrot - NY Reviewer

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