Company: Parisi Speed School
Tape Name: Training For Warriors
Tape Cost: $59.95
Length of Tape/Time Approximately series of 2 DVDS 4 Hours
Number of Moves/Techniques Numerous
Return Policy
Instructor Martin Rooney
Company Address: 2-22 Banta Place, Fairlawn, N.J. 07410
Company Phone Number 1-201-794-1555
Web Page:

Primary Grading Criteria:

Production Quality: 10
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 10
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 10
Score on Delivery Vs Hype: 10
Degree to which you would recommend this product: 10
Wasted time (The Higher the number, the less “Fluff “/repetition):10
Playback score/watching it over and over again: 10
Would I purchase more of this company’s products: 10
Overall grade based on cost vs value: 10

Grand Total: 100% (Excellent = 5 Stars)

Secondary Grading Criteria:

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

Written Summary:

Training For Warriors is about the training techniques that Team Renzo Gracie uses for their competitive fighters. They are trained by former Olympian Martin Rooney in a thirty thousand square foot training facility called the Parisi school in New Jersey. This is the best conditioning training DVD on what it takes to a be a mixed martial artist, bar none. I have trained in Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu jitsu and both arts have very rigorous conditioning regimens. Though I think they are missing the Olympic conditioning principles that Martin Rooney brings to the table. A thousand Hindu push ups and squats are not going to cut in the high level game of mixed martial arts. Even the smarter athletes I know who cross train and add in strength training don’t take it to the level that Rooney takes his athletes to. This DVD is not martial arts DVD shot in someone’s living room or dojo. This is filmed in a sports facility with state of the art equipment and showcases Team Renzo going through actual workouts in real time. Not only does Rooney train them but he also works out with them. This is sophisticated training that one would see in someone training for the Olympics or a professional sport. The DVD is shot with a multiple camera set up and professionally filmed and edited. You may not have a running track at your gym or a specially designed treadmill with a tackling post attached to it, but you can do most of the workouts on this DVD in a modified version. It will make you rethink how you train and what it takes to be the best you can be. Mr. Rooney I am going to find a way to make the pilgrimage out to Fairlawn New Jersey for some of your excellent coaching. I think that is the big difference in this DVD. There is no guess work here. Rooney has take certain exercise science principles used for high level athletes and has tailored it to fit his fighters. This is the missing ingredient in most martial artists training. If you look at yourself as an athlete then you should train like one. This DVD gets my highest praise.

Rick Weisbrot (Reviewer) - With 30 plus years of martial arts training, Rick currently trains students one-on-one in Manhattan, focusing on combative principles that anyone can apply.

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