Company: ESPY-TV
Tape Name Vee Arnis Jitsu Volume 1
Tape Cost: $19.95
Length of Tape/Time: Approximately 1 ½ hour
Number of Moves/Techniques: Many Concepts plus over 70 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: 9
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score:10
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist:10
Score on delivery vs hype:10
Degree to which we'd recommend this product: 10
Wasted Time ( The lower the number, the less " fluff ") 9
Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over again): 9
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 10
Overall grade based on cost vs value: 10

Grand Total: 97% ( Excellent = 4.25 Stars )

Secondary Grading Criteria

Beginners: Excellent
Intermediate: Excellent
Advanced: Excellent
Time to benefit: Immediate
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

This tape is the first in ESPY Video's six tape series on Vee Arnis Jitsu, one of the very best street self defense systems I have ever had the pleasure to watch on video. I have reviewed other tapes on Vee Arnis Jitsu and this one, like others, is a top quality production on the subject of realistic street self defense. Professor Visitacion's unique system combined with the excellent teaching of the highly skilled David James make this video a " must have "for any martial artist who is serious about learning about street self defense.

Shihan James has a unique ability to communicate with the viewers as he introduces the viewer to one fighting concept after another, the Vee Arnis Jitsu way. There are many techniques scattered throughout this video but this tape is really more about concepts than it is about technique.

One very special treat on this tape is that we actually get to see Professor Visitacion himself, doing techniques and explaining his system of self defense. Although Professor Vee is elderly, he shows what a great martial artist he is as he walks the viewer through one technique after another.

As far as the content of this tape, there are a great many techniques shown including a few that are very unique. Some basic concepts of Vee Arnis Jitsu are introduced which include " touch and go striking", " V stepping ", " triangle stepping ", " dead hands ", " trading places " and " above and beyond ". All of these concepts make a great deal of sense from a personal protection perspective. This video comes with our highest recommendation for anyone interested in learning about practical reality based street self defense.


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