Company: Sports Training Institute (a.k.a. Warrior Productions)
Street Speed Kill: How To Win A Street Fight In 3 Seconds ( Or Less )
of Tape/Time: Approximately 1 hour
Number of Moves/Techniques: 8 plus variations
Policy: Refund on damaged or defective tapes only
Experiences in dealing with
The Instructor: John LaTourrette
Company's Address: 6252 Dark
Hollow Way, Medford, OR 97501
Company's Phone Number: 541-535-3188
Primary Grading Criteria:
Production/Tape Quality: 8
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 9
Score/Immediate Understanding: 9
4. Degree to which this will make someone a better
Martial Artist: 8
5. Score on delivery vs hype: 8
6. Degree to which we would
recommend this product: 9
7. Wasted Time ( The higher the number, the less "
fluff" /repetition ): 9
8. Playback Score/Watching if over-and-over again:
9. Would I purchase more of this company's products:9
10. Overall grade based
on cost vs. Value: 9
Grand Total: 87% ( Fair = 1.75 Stars )
Secondary Grading Criteria:
Beginners benefit: Good
2. Intermediate benefit: Fair
3. Advanced benefit:
4. Time to benefit: Immediate for most
5. The need to buy additional tapes
to understand this one: None
titles and clever marketing sell videos, then surely this video by Mr. John LaTourrette
would out sell all other martial arts videos. While this particular volume doesn't
quite live up to it's colorful title, it's certainly not a bad video. Neither is
it a great video either. As with all the videos we have reviewed from Mr. LaTourrette,
the quality is strictly home video and the price is strictly top of the line ( close
to 70 bucks ). As I have said before, quality content and quality production do not
have to always go hand in hand. I can overlook a lot for 35 bucks a video. It's harder
to overlook 70 bucks when the picture is fuzzy in places, the sound is atrocious,
and the lighting goes from dark to very dark at times.
So how do you win
a street fight in under 3 seconds ? According to Mr. LaTourrette, you either use
a front thrust kick, a side kick, a finger jab to the eyes or a fast shuto to the
side of the neck. Mr. LaTourrette shows some practical examples of when to apply
these basic techniques. He uses these moves to defend against an in rushing opponent,
a roundhouse punching opponent, and against a 2 on 1 hammer and anvil maneuver. Mr.
LaTourrette gives quite a bit of good advice on mental preparation for a street fight
throughout the video. The advice is sound but when it comes to mental preparation/combat
psychology, I have yet to see anyone who surpasses Tony Blauer. Still, that is not
to downgrade what Mr. LaTourrette has to say because it is still good advice.
is some good supplemental information as well. How to phrase things to the police
is one example and what are the best targets to hit ( in a street fight ) is another
example. This is strictly a stand up striking approach to street fighting. There
are no locks, throws, or ground fighting to be seen. Mr. LaTourrette assumes that
once you are able to hit or kick someone first, you will take them out and that will
be that. This may be an unfair assumption on my part but that is the way the material
was presented. I think it's only prudent to train more than 1 or 2 techniques for
initial striking in a street fight. I would never assume any technique(s) of mine
were so good that I could count on them exclusively. I want the whole arsenal and
I would think so do most of the viewers.
One word of caution about this video
( and others by Mr. LaTourrette ). The language used might be offensive to some people.
There is profanity laced throughout so one might be advised to keep the volume down
if sensitive ears are in the house.
The main reason I did not rate this video
higher is that considering the cool sounding title, it only barely scratched the
surface of street fighting. You mayuse these techniques to sucker punch some thug
but you gotta have more than what is shown here. The video is fine up to a point.
And it probably is fine as introductory material. But there is so much more out there
for the serious student. Because of that, we would only recommend this video as a
supplement to the better videos currently on the market.