Company: Jiu Joe Jitsu
Tape Name: Video # 4
Tape Cost: $29.95
of Tape/Time: 70 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: Too many to count!
Policy: Defective merchandise only
Experiences in dealing with this company: Good
Instructor: Joseph Saladino
Company's Address: P.O. Box 542, Mount Sinai, NY.,
Company's Phone Number: ?
Web Page: http://www.selfdefense.net
Primary Grading Criteria:
1. Production/Tape Quality: 8
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 9
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
to which we'd recommend this product: 9
7. Wasted Time (The higher the number,
the less "fluff"/repetition): 9
8. Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over
9. Would I purchase more of this company's products: 9
grade based on cost vs. value: 9
Grand Total: 89% (Fair = 2.25 stars)
Secondary Grading Criteria:
1. Beginners benefit: Fair
2. Intermediate benefit: Fair
3. Advanced benefit:
4. Time to benefit: a little time
5. The need to buy additional tapes
to understand this one: None !
This is primarily
a stick fighting tape. On this tape Mr. Saladino shows various stick fighting techniques
and drills. Along with that the viewer is shown footwork, strikes, blocks, stick
vs. stick defense, and stick vs. knife defense, by Mr. Saladino.
drawback on this tape was the lack of detailed explanation offered. Mr. Saladino
went through many scenarios in which he didn't offer the level of explanation I think
many would need to understand the striking concepts shown.
Although Mr. Saladino
is definitely proficient with the stick, I personally found his hand-to-hand techniques
the most enjoyable. Mr. Saladino's ability to smoothly flow from one hand-to-hand
technique to another, and his amazing hand speed, made me want to see more.