Company: Scientific Streetfighting Congress
Tape Name: Street Fighter II
Length of Tape/Time: Approximately 90 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques:
Return Policy: ?
Experiences in dealing with this company: Excellent
Instructor: W. Hock Hochheim
Company's Address: PO Box 292373, Lewisville, Texas
Phone Number: 1-972-315-5128
Web Page: http://www.forcenecessary.com/
Primary Grading Criteria:
Production/Tape Quality: 9
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Score/Immediate Understanding: 10
4. Degree to which this will make someone a
better Martial Artist: 9
5. Score on delivery vs hype: 10
6. Degree to which
we would recommend this product: 10
7. Wasted Time ( The higher the number, the
less " fluff" /repetition ): 9
8. Playback Score/Watching if over-and-over
9. Would I purchase more of this company's products:10
grade based on cost vs. Value: 10
Grand Total: 97% ( Excellent = 4.25 Stars
Secondary Grading Criteria:
Beginners benefit: Excellent
2. Intermediate benefit: Excellent
4. Time to benefit: Immediate
5. The need to buy additional
tapes to understand this one: None
is the second video in a series by Mr. Hock Hochheim of Lewisville, Texas. Mr. Hochheim
is the founder of the Scientific Fighting Congress and is considered by many to be
one of the leading authorities on hand to hand fighting. This video does nothing
to hurt Mr. Hochheim's growing reputation. In fact, I believe this video is even
better than the first video in this series, Streetfighter Level I. The material
on this video is the test material for blue belt in Mr. Hochheim's system of hand
to hand combat called American Combat Kempo. Unlike many test material videos
have watched, this video actually instructs the viewer as well as defining the test
material. In other words, you do not have to preparing for a rank test to absorb
effective fighting material from this video. So why do I think that the material
on this video is so great ? Well, start reading.
Mr. Hochheim applies several
unique teaching approaches to his material. The primary approach is that his material
is combat scenario driven. He takes the fight and works backward, problem solving,
dealing with various " what if " situations, and attempting to wire in
spontaneous fighting reactions. One of the most effective teachers I have seen on
video, Mr. Hochheim systematically breaks down techniques logically and thoroughly.
On this video, the section on the rear leg takedown alone is worth the price of
the entire video.
As on Streetfighter Level I, the material is organized into
takedowns, joint locks, hand strike, kicking and trapping hands. What makes Mr.
Hochheim's videos so unique is the logical progression of material from volume to
volume. The material from this video builds on the information from the first video
until the viewer has been shown a tremendous amount of material. However,one does
not feel overwhelmed because the material is presented in such a logical fashion.
We have all seen videos that show 1000 techniques, all very pretty, very nice, and
not one word of explanation. Not here. Everything is explained in great detail.
As far as source material, Mr. Hochheim's material draws on a wide variety of martial
arts. It appears that he has drawn material for his system from boxing, jeet kune
do, filipino arnis, wing chun, kenpo, and jiu jitsu. But the better systems emphasize
concepts over techniques and this one does just that. Mr. Hochheim tries to instill
a realistic sense of fighting savvy in the students and also teaches ways to deal
with the fight or flight syndrome ( which can be devastating to an untrained fighter).
far as the specific material, we are first shown a few ideas on combat stances. Mainly,
this is some practical advice on setting yourself up for a confrontation. An excellent
section on the rear leg takedown is next (complete with several very practical escapes
) followed by a thorough examination of the standing center lock ( sankyo ). Front
and rear leg thrust kicks are examined as well as some good punching drills. Lock
flow drills ( using a progression from the material in Streetfigher I ) and combat
trapping hands out of filipino hubud are in the final segment. All of the material
is " street modified " and ready to use. Each segment contains quality
information with a depth of information that is sadly lacking in many martial arts
videos. I absolutely cannot wait to see the rest of this video series.
Hochheim obviously believes that in-depth quality instruction is superior to the
slam bam, thank you Ma'am approach of some videos. I for one would highly recommend
this video ( as well as the previous volume SF I ) to anyone interested in learning
new skills or refining some of their old ones. One final thought: I have never seen
Mr.Hochheim making exaggerated and unverifiable claims about his system in any of
the martial arts magazine. I find it interesting that the better combat systems
do not have to resort to such hyperbole.