Company: Turtle Press
Tape Name: Wristlocks (JSD5)
Tape Cost: $34.95
of Tape/Time: 42 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 16
Return Policy: Defective
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Experiences in dealing with this company: Excellent
Instructor: Sang H. Kim
Company's Address: 403 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield,
Company's Phone Number: 1-800-778-8785
Web Page: http://www.turtlepress.com
Primary Grading Criteria:
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 9
3. Comprehension Score/Immediate
4. Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist:
5. Score on delivery vs hype: 9
6. Degree to which we would recommend this
7. Wasted Time ( The higher the number, the less " fluff"
/repetition ): 8
8. Playback Score/Watching if over-and-over again: 8
I purchase more of this company's products:9
10. Overall grade based on cost vs.
Grand Total: 88% ( Fair = 2 Stars ) Original Grade 90%
Secondary Grading Criteria:
2. Intermediate benefit: Fair
3. Advanced benefit: Fair
Time to benefit: Immediate for most of the material
5. The need to buy additional
tapes to understand this one: None
This is an interesting
video that deals intensively with wristlocks. The video takes a base wristlock (one
sometimes called a gooseneck or pigeon lock) and builds several types of locks, lock
flow drills, come-alongs, and takedowns based on this initial lock. Hanho (Mr. Kim)
does a fair job explaining the fine points of the locks and there is adequate verbal
explanation of each move. The moves are shown many times, both in slow motion and
in regular speed.
One area that could've possibly been done better, would've
been to show how to set up, and enter, each technique for a street/combat situation.
Also, in my opinion, each technique was shown several more times than necessary.
A few less repetitions might have allowed a few more techniques to be shown, or how
to set up and enter them. But these were fairly minor concerns, and shouldn't be
weighed heavily, so as to take away from the quality, or value, of this video and
The video introduces a training concept for those who are
able to catch the idea. The concept is taking a base (or root) wristlock and learning
every possible combination or lock flow that is possible from this root movement.
If a person did this with every jointlock in his or her repertoire, then that person's
skills would be increased greatly.
This video would be a good learning tool
for most beginning martil artists, particularly those who come from striking based
arts and need to be exposed more to stand up jujitsu skills