Company: Unique Video
Tape Name: Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do Trapping Skills Volume 3
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: 9
Degree to which we would recommend this product: 9
Score on delivery vs hype: 8
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:

Mr. Grody introduces the viewer to some new concepts in Jun Fan trapping such as defending yourself during a trap and countering an opponent who is trying to trap you. Does something seem amiss about the previous sentence ? This is supposed to be about fighting, not playing pattycakes against your opponent's arms and wrists. The material here is academically interesting and is for those martial artists who like to study things that are of limited practicality. In my opinion, ( and there are many of us in eclectic real life fighting martial arts ) trapping hands are overrated when it comes to learning how to fight in the streets. The material on this tape is very advanced, very complicated and very pretty to look at. But I just can't buy that the material on this tape is suitable for a street situation. Oh sure, some people could argue that a few of the techniques on this tape are street effective, and who knows, maybe they really are. But I am a martial artist who has actually been in street fights and I can personally attest to the absence of trapping hands. Sorry folks, but that's the truth. You don't have the time or the strength to " tan sao " an incoming hook unless you want to wake up in the middle of tomorrow.

I would recommend this tape to anyone interested in trapping but with the caveat that once you try these things out in a full speed spar ( use good headgear ), you will find yourself hit many times before you can remember " Now which trap did he say I should use in this situa…".


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