Company: Iron Warrior Federation
Tape Name: Destructive Low Kicks and Knee Attacks, Volume 2
Tape Cost: 39.95
Length of Tape/Time: 45 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: Mostly Concept and Drills
Return Policy: Money Back Guarantee
Experiences in dealing with this company: Very Good
The Instructor: Marco Lala
Company's Address: PO Box 979, Yonkers, New York, 10704-0979
Company's Phone Number: 800-573-7655
Web Page:

Main Grading Criteria

Production/Tape Quality: 9
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score: 9
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 10
Degree to which we would recommend this product: 9
Score on delivery vs hype: 10
Wasted Time ( The higher the number, the less " fluff "): 9
Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over again): 9
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 10
Overall grade based on cost vs value: 9

Grand Total: 94 % ( Good - 3.5 Stars )

Secondary Grading Criteria

Beginners: Very Good
Intermediate: Very Good
Advanced: Very Good
Time to benefit: Immediate for most martial artists
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: Volume 1 in this series would be most helpful.

Written Summary:

This tape is a continuation of the previous tape in the series. Mr. Lala states that the purpose of this volume is to show more advanced low line kicking techniques and how to integrate low kicks with other techniques. The video does a good job of accomplishing that goal.

In the first segment, we see Mr. Lala break a baseball bat with his shin on three separate occasions. Very, very, impressive. We are also treated to a horrific real time accident as one of Mr. Lala's students receives a dislocated knee as a result of a well timed low kick, thrown with what appears to be minimal power.

The next segment shows Mr. Lala instructing a class and teaching various drills to his students to accomplish the integration of low line kicking and hand techniques. There are some great drills here that train endurance, high-low technique integration, and rapid fire low line kicking. There are several very good drills on this tape for conditioning the body to take low kicks to the legs and all involve the use of a training partner. There is another excellent drill that involves ¾ speed sparring but is done in such manner that some degree of safety is maintained. There are some nice little tidbits such as Mr. Lala's modified shin kick for close in fighting and several good segments on knee strikes as well. The tape closes with groundfighting applications of low kicks. I was impressed with the caliber of Mr. Lala's students, which reflects well on his ability to instruct. This tape, along with Volume 1, would make a good reference tape for any instructor or martial arts student on the subject of low kicking and knee attacks.


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