Company: Turtle Press
Tape Name: The Way of the Warrior/Fundamentals/Tape 1
Length of Tape/Time: 45 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 40+
Return Policy: Defective Merchandise or By Authorization
Experiences in dealing
with this company: Fantastic
The Instructor: Sang H. Kim
Turtle Press, 403 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield, CT., 06109
Company's Phone Number:
Web Page: http://www.turtlepress.com
Primary Grading Criteria:
1. Production/Tape Quality: 8
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 9
4. Degree to which this will make
someone a better Martial Artist: 10
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): 8
8. Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over
9. Would I purchase more of this company's products: 10
grade based on cost vs. value: 10
Grand Total: 93% (Good = 3.25 stars)
Secondary Grading Criteria:
1. Beginners benefit: Excellent
2. Intermediate benefit: Excellent
4. Time to benefit: Immediate
5. The need to buy additional
tapes to understand this one: None whatsoever !
The title of this
tape can be somewhat deceiving. Even though it's titled "Fundamentals",
it shows a lot of advanced techniques. Initially I thought I was going to sit down
and be looking at an hour long tape of basics. This tape was a real surprise. It
had a whole lot more. I'm literally amazed at how much information Turtle can get
on their tapes. I catch myself sitting there counting the number of techniques, watching
the clock, and being amazed at all the innovative techniques they show on their tapes,
within the running time of each tape.
The tape starts out by showing various
striking techniques, with punches, kicks, elbows, and knees. Good for beginners.
Then it kicks into high gear by showing a lot of submission techniques, such as wrist
locks, elbow locks, shoulder locks, and chokes. And you get to see lots of them.
After that, you get lots of takedowns, escapes, ground fighting techniques, and self
defense too. Then you're shown various applications in which to use these techniques.
This is a good all around tape for any martial artist. It doesn't matter
whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced.