Company: ESPY-TV
Tape Name: Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Volume 1
Tape Cost: $29.95
Length of Tape/Time: 45 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 55
Return Policy: Return On Defective Or Damaged Merchandise Only
Experiences in dealing with this company: Excellent
The Instructor: Rick Tucci
Company’s Address: 611 Broadway, N.Y., N.Y., 10012
Company’s Phone Number: 212-673-0899
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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: 9
9. Would I purchase more of this company’s products:9
10. Overall grade based on cost vs. Value: 9

Grand Total: 91 % ( Good = 2.5 Stars )

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Good
2. Intermediate benefit: Good
3. Advanced benefit: Good
4. Time to benefit: Some of the concepts may be difficult for beginners
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

This video is an introductory look at Jun Fan Gung Fu ( Jeet Kune Do Concepts ) as interpreted by Rick Tucci who is a certified instructor under Dan Inosanto. Mr. Tucci is very skilled and gives the viewer a general, broad based look at fighting in the four ranges of kicking, punching, trapping, and locking ( grappling ). After some very basic JKD footwork drills, Mr. Tucci shows several kicks used in Jun Fan which are all very standard kicks, common to most martial arts. The next section on punching is essentially a quick look at western boxing and the use of different pieces of training equipment including focus mitts, heavy bag, and hanging paper. The trapping section is the longest segment on the tape and probably the most advanced of all the material that is presented. Some of the trapping maneuvers are quite basic and some are fairly advanced. While I do not personally believe in the practicality of complex traps, they are nonetheless interesting to study and learn. The section on locking is very brief with only a few common joint locks shown. Mr Tucci then combines the four ranges into some partner drills and shows the viewer how to move smoothly from one range to the next. The video closes with Mr. Tucci teaching reactio drills in a classroom some to of his students.

This video is designed to be an overview of Jun Fan Gung Fu and is not an attempt to teach a great deal of advanced material. The material presented is quite good and easy to understand. I would recommend this video to beginning martial artists of any style. People with prior exposure to Wing Chun and/or Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do based systems will have seen most of this material before.


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