Company: ESPY-TV
Tape Name Vee Arnis Jitsu Stick Fighting Concepts, Part 2
Tape Cost: $29.95
Length of Tape/Time: Approximately 1 hour
Number of Moves/Techniques: Concept Tape + many techniques
Return Policy: Return On Defective Or Damaged Merchandise Only
Experiences in dealing with this company: This company is terrific.
The Instructor: David James
Company's Address: 611 Broadway, N.Y., N.Y., 10012
Company's Phone Number: 212-673-0899
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Main Grading Criteria

Production/Tape Quality: 10
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score: 9
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 10
Degree to which we would recommend this product: 10
Score on delivery vs hype: 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: 99 % ( Excellent = 4.75 Stars ) Original Grade = 99%

Secondary Grading Criteria

Beginners: Excellent
Intermediate: Excellent
Advanced: Excellent
Time to benefit: Immediate
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: Tape 3 in this series would be necessary for complete understanding

Written Summary:

In this tape, Professor Vee and Shihan David James take up where they left off in the previous tape by demonstrating various " dimensions" of the stick versus the 5 basic angles of attack. One dimension is cupping the hand and Professor Vee works this particular dimension against the 5 angles using flowing striking methods seen on the previous video. He proceeds to another dimension, the "butt" dimension where he uses the butt of the stick against the 5 angles of attack and working in the striking techniques shown on the previous video. Folks, if you want to learn how to flow, then this is where it's at. The footwork, the multiple hand coordination, the target acquisition skill, and the high / low attacks are a thing of beauty in Professor Vee's hands.

Shihan James then does a similar routine using the knife, pointing out the similarities between the knife and the stick. He too shows impressive knowledge of flow and aggressive knife work.

Next, we are treated to many scenarios where Shihan James defends himself in various situations such as backgrabs, front chokes, hook punches where he shows the entire Vee Arnis Jitsu system at work. The " touch and go " striking, the changing of the opponent's focus, the finishing holds of the jiu jitsu portion of this incredibly deadly system are all seen at work in this final segment. Plus, this video is filled with good advice on dealing with typical street scenarios. Good advice on what to do and more importantly, what not to do. Everytime I watch a new tape by these guys, I say it can't get any better. But so far, it has kept getting better with each video. I think the readers of this review know how I feel. Go buy this video ( and the other ones that I have reviewed ) and check it out for yourself. I promise that you won't be disappointed.


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