Company: Paladin Press
Tape Name: Destroy, Trap, Lock
Tape Cost: $39.95
Length of Tape/Time:
Number of Moves/Techniques: Too numerous to count
Return Policy: Refund on damaged or defective tapes only
Experiences in dealing with this company: Fantastic. Great customer service.
The Instructor: Kelly Worden
Company's Address: PO Box 1307, Boulder, Colorado, 80306
Company's Phone Number: 303-443-7250
Web Page:

Main Grading Criteria

Production/Tape Quality: 9
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score:9
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 9
Score on delivery vs hype:9
Degree to which we'd recommend this product: 10
Wasted Time ( The lower the number, the less " fluff ") 10
Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over again): 10
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 10
Overall grade based on cost vs value: 10

Grand Total: 96 % ( Excellent - 4 Stars ) Original grade was 95%

Secondary Grading Criteria

Beginners: Good
Intermediate: Excellent
Advanced: Excellent
Time to benefit: Not immediate but a huge payoff with practice
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

I have been reading about Kelly Worden for years in the martial arts magazines but this tape is the first time I have seen Mr. Worden in action. I assure all the readers of this review that he is a very good martial artist and an excellent instructor as well.

It is hard to categorize the material that Mr. Worden teaches in this video. I would describe it as primarily a Filipino based system with strong influences from Wing Chun, Jiu Jitsu, and maybe a little Kenpo thrown into the mix.

The video assumes that the viewer has a basic understanding of martial arts. This is not a "how to punch " or " how to kick " video. Mr. Worden effectively integrates the striking and kicking range with the trapping range and the locking or grappling range. Keep your rewind button handy as Mr. Worden flows smoothly from one trapping and locking technique to another. There are many subtleties on this tape such as maintaining proper attachment and dissolving an opponent's forward energy. This tape also has one of the best demonstrations of practical use of the bong sao ( wing chun ) that I have ever seen. There is just so much material on this tape that I really cannot do it justice in a review.

My only criticism of this tape is that Mr. Worden may assume too much knowledge on the part of the viewers. He makes many references to " attack lines", " opening and closing gates " and similar terminology that might be confusing to some viewers. Personally, I loved it.

I would highly recommend this video to any martial artists but beginners should be warned that this is not something that will come easily at first. More experienced martial artists should be able to add much to their personal arsenals from this video and I am including those people who have trained in Filipino systems. This video goes a long way in helping martial artists " make the connection " between empty hand fighting and weapons training that is characteristic of the Filipino systems.

I had always thought of Kelly Worden as a weapons expert and I did not know that he taught such deadly empty hand material. People, just go out and buy this video. All intermediate and advanced martial artists need this video in their collection.


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