Company: Paladin Press
Tape Name: Kyusho Jitsu Street Fighting
Tape Cost: $19.95
Length of Tape/Time: 107 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: Approximately 12
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: 8
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
Comprehension Score: 9
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 8
Score on delivery vs hype: 9
Degree to which we’d recommend this product: 9
Wasted Time ( The higher the number, the less " fluff ") 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: 92 % ( Good = 3.25 Stars )

Secondary Grading Criteria

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

Written Summary:

This interesting tape by Vince Morris demonstrates, from a realistic perspective, the use of pressure points against an opponent. Mr. Morris is obviously highly skilled in the use of these techniques. Throughout this video, he demonstrates on a number of unfortunate ukes, how to incapacitate an assailant.

On a personal note, I've always felt that using pressure points effectively is one of the more difficult things to master in the martial arts. First, it requires a thorough knowledge of the human anatomy. Second, I've been a bit skeptical about relying on their use in the street, under stress, against a moving assailant. However after having watched Mr. Morris in action, he can make one wonder.

Mr. Morris is very smooth, he easily torments his ukes, and subjects them to tremendous amounts of pain, even though he is obviously not striking them very hard. The ukes grimace, they jump back, they let go, they buckle, and basically do everything except mount an effective counterattack.

This video is just over an hour long and is taught at a seminar in a gymnasium. The audio part is not very good at the start of the video, but it improves as it progresses. The video would have been much more enjoyable without these audio difficulties.

It's a sweet little video that provides good information. My only complaint is that I wish Mr. Morris would have gone into a bit more detail about applying nerve point strikes.

In evaluating this video, and how to learn it's various techniques, one of the first things that came to mind is that applying these techniques, on a training partner, would be very painful for them. This made me realize that for many, training could be limited to very short sessions.

If you are interested in learning about the practical application of pressure point defenses, this would be a good purchase for your video library.


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