Company: Scientific Streetfighting Congress
Tape Name: Street Fighter II
Cost: $35.00
Length of Tape/Time: Approximately 90 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 30
Return Policy: ?
Experiences in dealing with this company: Excellent
The Instructor: W. Hock Hochheim
Company's Address: PO Box 292373, Lewisville, Texas
Company's Phone Number: 1-972-315-5128
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: 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 again: 10
9. Would I purchase more of this company's products:10
10. Overall grade based on cost vs. Value: 10

Grand Total: 97% ( Excellent = 4.25 Stars )

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Excellent
2. Intermediate benefit: Excellent
3. Advanced benefit: Excellent
4. Time to benefit: Immediate
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

This video 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
I 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).

As 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.

Mr. 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.


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