Company: Okinawan Adventures
Tape Name: Traditional Karate Kumite Volume 2
Tape Cost: $40.00
Length of Tape/Time: 55 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 40+
Return Policy: ?
Experiences in dealing with this company: Fantastic
The Instructor: Glenard A. Grabow
Company's Address: Okinawan Adventures, P.O. Box 3572, Jamestown, NY, 14702-3572
Company's Phone Number: ?
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Primary Grading Criteria:

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

Grand Total: 10% (Poor = )

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Poor
2. Intermediate benefit: Poor
3. Advanced benefit: Poor
4. Time to benefit: Immediate
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

First off let me say this, the title can be a little deceiving for those of you that might be looking for a tape on freestyle fighting that I know many of us refer to as KUMITE. It seems that Mr. Grabow's idea of KUMITE, is to take one through different pre-arranged applications, or "one-steps"/"self defense", in which you're shown how to apply various Okinawan karate techniques. These end up being a variety of strikes, blocks, and kicks, applied in various situations. This tape was a little "slow" for my taste. I watched it late at night and could literally barely keep my eyes open. However if you're into traditional Okinawan karate, you might enjoy it.

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