Company: Bill Hulsey
Tape Name: Kung Fu San Soo, Street Ready Volume 2
Length of Tape/Time: 60 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 50
Policy: Don't Know
Experiences in dealing with this company: Great
Company's Address: 16503 Bellflower Boulevard, Bellflower, CA, 90706-5416
Phone Number: 562-866-4904
Web Page: http://thesansoostore.ecrater.com/
Main Grading Criteria
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score: 9
to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 9
Degree to which we
would recommend this product: 9
Score on delivery vs hype: 9
Wasted Time (
The higher the number, the less " fluff "): 9
it over-and-over again): 9
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 10
grade based on cost vs value: 9
Grand Total: 91% ( Good = 2.75 Stars ) Original
Grade = 94%
Secondary Grading Criteria
Time to benefit: Immediate, Even
more benefit with diligent practice
The need to buy additional tapes to understand
this one: None
This video is the second
tape in a two part tape series that demonstrates the martial art of Kung Fu San Soo.
The instructor is Master Bill Hulsey. This video is quite a bit newer than the previous
one in the series but the content, while certainly not identical, is very similar.
The strikes, the kicks, the circular motion and the power in these techniques look
very similar to the first tape. However, in this video, Mr. Hulsey demonstrates a
number of throws, takedowns, and submission ( joint locks ) that were not seen on
the previous video.
One thing that makes this tape slightly better than the
previous one in this series is that Mr. Hulsey goes into a great deal more detail
when he explains both how to the technique and what it is that makes the particular
technique work. There is some particularly interesting footwork in this tape but
you must be looking for it. There is 10 technique section at the end of the tape
called the Num-Pi lessons. According to Mr Husley, very few people know these moves
and he is gracious enough to demonstrate ten of these lessons. Mr. Hulsey states
that the Num-Pi are primarily about learning to use angles and learning to use your
opponent's power against him ( not exactly new stuff to martial artists but always
worth seeing and hearing again ).
Just how effective is Kung Fu San Soo on
the street since the video is billed as Street Ready. Difficult to say for certain.
Certainly, there is tremendous power and momentum in the blows of Kung Fu San Soo.
But there were also a few holes in the defense as well and some of the attacks seemed
somewhat telegraphic to me. Against most people, I believe that this art would be
quite effective. And for that reason, I recommend this tape as a possible buy for
martial artists of intermediate to advanced skill IF your tastes run primarily to
learning striking skills.