Company: Panther Productions
Name: Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Wing Chun Dummy
Tape Cost: listed at $49.95 in catalog
Length of Tape/Time: 49 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 24 plus training drills
Return Policy: defective merchandise only
Experiences in dealing with this company: very polite and friendly
Instructor: Paul Vunak
Company's Address: Panther Productions, 1010 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, CA. 92673
Company's Phone Number: 800-332-4442
Web Page: Century purchased Panther's entire library

Primary Grading Criteria:

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

Grand Total: 86 %

Secondary Grading Criteria:

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

Written Summary:

This tape is basically an attempt by Mr. Vunak to unify the trapping hands concepts of Wing Chun Kung Fu with the limb destructions of the Filipino martial arts. To some degree, Mr. Vunak succeeds doing this. However, the material shown is somewhat esoteric in places and I wonder about the combat utility of trapping hands in the first place. In most fights that I have seen, trapping range exists for only a microsecond before one opponent goes down, goes back, or the opponent’s separate. So how useful is this kind of material ? Not that useful, but still very good to know. As Mr. Vunak clearly states, trapping is a way to get around an obstruction ( a block for example ). If there is no obstruction, then there is no to attempt to trap. The Filipino section of this video is very similar to the material presented on Mr. Vunak’s trapping tape by Panther including limb destructions and low line kicking. As in the previous video, this materia is very basic and only suitable for people with little to no background in the Filipino arts.

So who is this video for ? Well, if you own a Wing Chun Dummy, it is probably safe to say that you already know the Wing Chun portion of this video. This tape does give some good ideas on using the dummy for Filipino training and I think this is probably the most useful portion of this video. Still, a lot of the material on this video is estoeric and not that street applicable in my opinion. Trapping skills are fun to watch, fun to learn and practice, and fun to teach. But I doubt the utility of trapping skills in general and this video is for people who realize that but still want to learn some basic trapping hands and limb destructions.

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