Company: Flowing Combat
Tape Name: Key Principles and Training Methods (2 dvds)
Tape Cost: $35
Length of Tape/Time: 1 hr 15 min
Number of Moves/Techniques: Numerous
Return Policy: ?
Instructor: Gary Romel
Company Address: Flowing Combat LLC, 7009 Old Glory, OKC, OK, 73135
Company Phone Number: 405-209-6381
Web Page:

Primary Grading Criteria:

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

Grand Total: 10% (Poor = 1/2 Star)

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Poor
2. Intermediate benefit: Poor
3. Advanced benefit: Poor
4. Time to benefit: No benefit I can see
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one:

Written Summary:

I watched about 45 painful minutes of the first dvd in this two dvd set, couldn't take anymore, so I'm throwing in the towel. Personally, I hated the first 45 minutes of it. For me, it was some of the most boring stuff I've reviewed over the past 9 months. It was alot of fixed stances, robotic fixed movements, tons of theory, and too many structured movements. Supposedly this set is suppose to help ones self-defense skills. Sorry, I just couldn't picture that. All I could keep thinking about was all the various horrible things that might happen to me trying to strictly use this stuff in the street. I pictured getting knocked on my butt, kicked endlessly while on the ground, and beaten to a bloody pulp. Best way I can desribe this video, imagine renting a slow movement Tai-Chi video and the video instructor trying to convince you those slow movements would take-out a Lidell or Couture in the Octagon. Would I recommend what I saw to any of my students? No!!! Note to self - never review another video about Taijiquan, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan, nor Qi-Gong. Next...


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