Company: Paladin Press
Tape Name: One Strike, One Kill
Tape Cost: $49.95
Length of Tape/Time: 1 ½ hours
Number of Moves/Techniques: Approximately 30
Return Policy: Refund on damaged or defective tapes only
Experiences in dealing with this company: These guys are great
The Instructor: Vince Morris
Company's Address: P.O. Box 1307, Boulder, CO., 80306
Company's Phone Number: 1-800-392-2400
Web Page:

Main Grading Criteria

Production/Tape Quality: 9
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score: 10
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 9
Score on delivery vs hype: 8
Degree to which we’d recommend this product: 8
Wasted Time (The higher the number, the less " fluff "): 9
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: 93 % ( Good = 3.5 Stars )

Secondary Grading Criteria

Beginners: Good
Intermediate: Good
Advanced: Excellent
Time to benefit: Not immediate for most people but excellent information
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: Possibly

Written Summary:

The thrust of the information in this tape by Mr. Morris is that karate as taught in commercial dojos is not " real karate ". The forms or katas that are taught have lost the real essence of what they are about. Mr. Morris, in this video, attempts to show and explain exactly what he is talking about as he shows pressure point strikes and techniques that are in certain katas but are never obvious to the untrained eye.

The way Mr. Morris punishes the ukes in this video is quite astounding because of they way they wobble, pass out, make strange gurgling sounds and other bizarre physical manifestations when the are hit. This video goes into more detail on how to hit these points on the human body than in previous tapes that I have seen by Mr. Morris.

Mr Morris is very fast, very powerful, and yet very controlled. He is inflicting the exact amount of pain on his uke's that he intends to. The man must have an extremely high level of skill to " hurt to that degree " with such precision.

I have said before, that using pressure points in a combative situation requires a high level of martial arts skill. I know that it can be done. I just don't know if it can be done very well from studying a video. If this material is of interest to a viewer, I would suggest he buy and study the videos by Mr. Morris, then seek qualified hands on instruction in this type of art, in order to obtain maximum benefit from this kind of fighting method. Once mastered, and even incorporated into another base art, this could be a real " lean, mean fighting machine " of a martial arts system.


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