Company: ESPY-TV
Tape Name: JUDO #2 - SHIME-WAZA
Tape Cost: $39.95
Length of Tape/Time: 42 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 105
Return Policy: Return On Defective Or Damaged Merchandise Only
Experiences in dealing with this company: Excellent
The Instructor: Professor Nobuyoshi Higashi
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 ): 10
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: 92 % ( Good = 3 Stars ) Original Grade = 95%

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Very Good
2. Intermediate benefit: Good
3. Advanced benefit: Good
4. Time to benefit: Immediate for most of the material
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

This video was a nice surprise. It consists of judo competition techniques and deals exclusively with chokes and armlocks. Most of the choking techniques involve using the opponent's gi against him which may be a problem in some street applications depending on what the potential opponent is wearing. However the armlocks shown on this tape were very good and very street effective. Experienced grapplers will have seen most if not all of these chokes and armlocks but this is still an outstanding video for the money. Unlike volume 1 in this series, Professor Higashi does a much better job of explaining the fine points of each technique yet there is virtually no wasted time or fluff on this video. The video is well produced

This video is definitely geared for beginning to intermediate students of the grappling arts and will make an outstanding addition to anyone's video library. It's one of the better buys around considering the number of techniques shown versus its cost.


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