Company: Paladin Press
Tape Name: Hardcore Submission Fighting/Volume 2/Fighting from the Guard Position, the Mounted Position, and Dynamic Throws and Takedowns.
Tape Cost: $34.95 or all 3 tapes in the series for $90.00
Length of Tape/Time: 70 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 24+
Return Policy: Don't worry about it on this one, it's a keeper!
Experiences in dealing with this company: Unbelievable (Fantastic!)
The Instructor: Nicholas Starks
Company's Address: Paladin Press, P.O. Box 1307, Boulder, CO, 80306
Company's Phone Number: 1-800-392-2400
Web Page:

Primary Grading Criteria:

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

Grand Total: Revised to 92 % (Good = 3 stars) Original score was 100%

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Very Good
2. Intermediate benefit: Very Good
3. Advanced benefit: Fair
4. Time to benefit: Immediate, some with practice
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

This is Stark’s 2nd tape of his Submission Fighting series. It is rated the same as his 1st video of this series. This tape covers Takedowns, some of which may be new to the viewer. Starks also shows what to do if someone catches your kicking attack and how to flow into a submission when you catch your opponents kick. The Mount Position is shown with various chokes and other submissions being demonstrated. There is also a section on the Guard position and how to use turnovers into submissions.

This tape would of rated higher if Starks had paid more attention to the finer points of the techniques being shown. Overall a good tape. Not great, but still good. See review 1 of this series for a general overview of the series.


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