Company: Paladin Press
Tape Name: Ultimate Street Fighter, Volume 2
Tape Cost: $79.95 (gets you Volume 1 & 2)
Length of Tape/Time: Approximately 1 hour, 10 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: Concept Tape with numerous techniques
Return Policy: Refund on damaged or defective tapes only
Experiences in dealing with this company: Fantastic
The Instructor: Kelly Worden
Company’s Address: PO Box 1307,Boulder, Colorado 80306
Company’s Phone Number: 303-443-7250
Web Page: http://www.paladin-press.com
E-Mail: sales@paladin-press.com


Primary Grading Criteria:

1. Production/Tape Quality: 9
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
3. 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
6. Degree to which we would recommend this product: 10
7. Wasted Time ( The higher the number, the less “ fluff” /repetition ): 10
8. Playback Score/Watching if over-and-over again: 10
9. Would I purchase more of this company’s products:10
10. Overall grade based on cost vs. Value: 10

Grand Total: 97 %


Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Excellent
2. Intermediate benefit: Excellent
3. Advanced benefit: Excellent
4. Time to benefit: Some material is immediate benefit, some material requires serious
investment of training time.
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None


Written Summary:

This video is the second in a series from Paladin Press featuring Kelly Worden. As in the first video, the material presented here is “ high velocity “ and is a continuation of the material presented in Volume 1. As on the first video, the material presented by Mr. Worden is heavily influenced by Filipino Arnis and Wing Chun and is very “ street modified “. Mr. Worden is a believer ( and I agree with him ) that concept training should take precedence over training in technique. There are many, many sound fundamental concepts of fighting presented on this video and it's worth watching
many times.

Mr. Worden builds on the five basic strategies of fighting written about by Bruce Lee ( hence the subtitle of the video series “ Renegade Jeet Kune Do ). There is something for everyone on this video. If you want to learn technique, you will find enough here to keep you busy for months. If you want training tips and advice, there is plenty of that here as well. If you want information on how to improve your skills as a martial arts instructor, then you also need to check out this video.

But in my opinion, the real focus of this video series is none of the above. Instead, the focus of this video series ( once again, my opinion only ) is to help any martial artist learn to “ customize “ his own personal arsenal. This is why the concept training, as taught by Mr. Worden, is so important. How can you personalize your own martial arts training without understanding the concepts behind the techniques ? The answer is you cannot. If you do not learn to apply concepts, then you are simply learning by rote and can probably never each the skill level that you otherwise could. Mr. Worden’s video series goes a long way in helping the individual martial artist make that very important jump. Obviously, if you are an instructor, then the preceding sentence applies to you even more.

We have reviewed quite a few videos by Kelly Worden in the past and all of them have ranged from very good to excellent. However, I believe this is Mr. Worden’s best work to date of the videos we have seen. Even though the video is subtitled "Renegade Jeet Kune Do", I believe that title to be somewhat inaccurate. I think a more appropriate title should have been “ REAL Jeet Kune Do “. I do not want this review to turn into another long winded speech about the nature of Jeet Kune Do. But if the title and the material are annoying to others in the Jeet Kune Do arena, then so be it. All I can say is “ It’s about time “.


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