Company: Matt Furey Combat Wrestling
Tape Name: Training Drills For Martial Artist. Tape #1
Tape Cost: $99.00 for 3 tape series
Length of Tapes: Tape 1 (25 minutes)
Number of Moves/Techniques: 24 plus variations
Return Policy: Unknown
Experiences in dealing with this company: Excellent
The Instructor: Matt Furey
Company’s Address: 10339 Birdwatch Drive Tampa, FL 33647
Company’s Phone Number: 813-994-8267
Web Page:

Primary Grading Criteria:

1. Production/Tape Quality: 9
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
3. Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 10
4. Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 10
5. Score on delivery vs. Hype: 9
6. Degree to which we would recommend this product: 10
7. Wasted time (The higher the number, the less “fluff”/repetition: 10
8. Playback Score/Watching it over and over again: 9
9. Would I purchase more of this company’s product: 10
10. Overall grade based on cost vs. Value: 9

Grand Total: 96% (Excellent = 4 stars)

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Excellent
2. Intermediate benefit: Very Good
3. Advanced benefit: Good
4. Time to benefit: Some Immediate, greatest benefit with practice
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

This is the first tape in a three tape series on Training Drills for Martial Artists by Matt Furey. For those who don’t already know who Matt Furey is (most I’m sure do through his other video’s, books and web site ) here is a bit about his background. Matt is a gold medal winner at the World Shuai-chiao Kung Fu Championship’s in Beijing, China as well as a former national collegiate wrestling champion. Recently Matt has been teaming up with respected catch wrestler Tony Cecchine to learn the art of “hooking”. This three tape video series has some excellent drills that an
Instructor can add to his classes. Over the months I personally have put in several of these drills into my classes and have received positive feedback from students. The first tape deals strickly with solo drills and can certainly get someone in better shape as well as improve them as a Martial Artist.

Some of the drills included in this video are:

- Indian squats
- Tiger bend pushups
- Penetration step drill
- Sprawling drill
- Neck strengthing exercises
- Shrimping (hip scape)
- Crab walk
- Hot dog rolls (wasn’t sure what this one was for)
- Kangaroo jumps
- Frog jumps
- Foot strengthing exercises
- drills to strenghten the tendons and ligaments in your elbows (I liked this one)
- Jacknife sit ups
- Hyperextensions
- Front break falls to get your body use to the impact of falling (very basic)

As you can see there are a lot of drills presented on this 25 minute video. The only complaint I had with the series was that the tape lengths were quite short. This series should of been on two tapes (or even one) rather than three. To Matt’s credit though there is very little wasted time on the video’s just drill after drill. There is no playback or slow motion just to eat up tape time.

If your looking for drills to add to your personal training or if your an Instructor and want to add some new material to your class this would be an excellent start.


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