Company: Unique Video
Tape Name: Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do Trapping Skills Volume 2
Tape Cost: $39.95
Length of Tape/Time: Approximately 45 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: About 30
Return Policy: Refund on damaged or defective tapes only
Experiences in dealing with this company: No Comment
The Instructor: Steve Grody
Company's Address: 1984 N. Main St., Los Angeles, CA, 90031
Company's Phone Number: 213-625-0516
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Main Grading Criteria

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

Grand Total: Revised to 87 % ( Fair = 1.75 Stars ) Original score was 83%

Secondary Grading Criteria

Beginners: Fair
Intermediate: Fair
Advanced: Fair
Time to benefit: Material is of marginal benefit
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

The Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do trapping hands material shown on this video is very esthetically pleasing to watch. The material is also the type of material that a practitioner would literally have to devote his entire marital arts career to master it in a way that it could be practically applied on the street. This tapes material is presented in a logical fashion and I am sure that Mr. Grody is a very good martial artist. But I just do not agree that the use of trapping hands, particularly the more complex trapping hands shown on this video, as integral to becoming an effective fighter. Most of the traps on this tape are complex making them difficult to execute in the heat of a real fight. Yes, I know that some people will disagree vehemently with what I say but I have fought against boxers and if you think you can pull this stuff off against a boxer, then please do it when a hospital is in the vicinity.

The tape never shows any of these moves at full speed and I think I know why. A full speed view would show the " trapper " frantically trying to slap and pin the incoming blows as the boxer plows through these traps, making contact with trappers face. Face trapping would probably be the end result of these techniques.

This tape might be enjoyable for those who believe that trapping is really effective fighting. As for me, I think I would look elsewhere for effective fighting information.


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