Company: World Martial Arts
Tape Name: Tape 10 - Attacks from the Top
Tape Cost: $59.99
Length of Tape: 58 min.
Number of Moves/Techniques: 17
Return Policy: Money back guarantee but only if the complete 6 tape series is purchased. View the enclosed preview “preview tape”, return them all, BEFORE OPENING ANY OF THE OTHERS, for a refund.
Experiences in dealing with this company: Excellent
The Instructor: Mario Sperry
Company’s Address: P.O. Box 26712 Rochester, NY. 14626
Company’s Phone Number: 1-800-682-9842
Web Page: http://www.groundfighter.com/
E-mail: WMA@groundfighter.com


Primary Grading Criteria:

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

Grand Total: 98% (Excellent = 4.5 stars)


Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Excellent
2. Intermediate benefit: Excellent
3. Advanced benefit: Very Good
4. Time to benefit: Some Immediate, greatest benefit with practice
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None, although having Mario Sperry’s 1st series would be of benefit in some instances.


Written Summary:

This tape was my personal favorite of all the video’s in both series one and two. This is fundamental BJJ. This tape teaches you how to control someone while on top by moving from position to position. This information can applied to both NHB and sport competition. Sperry explains that you must know how to control someone before you try a choke, armbar or leglock. All of the positions are connected and Mario’s move is based upon what his opponent will attempt to do. For example when in the broken scarf hold position and a person attempts to turn towards you would transition to the side control position. Most video’s just show you a random set of armbars or leglocks but this tape really brings everything together and will greatly a person’s skills. This tape will be of special benefit to the beginner. The four positions are as follows: broken scarf hold, side control, reverse scarf hold and the top and bottom position. (actually there are really 7 positions, 3 on each side & the top & bottom position). Sperry explains each position in detail stating that you want to control the person first and wait for a mistake or for your best option. Sperry also shows some the following techniques on this tape. Keep in mind a lot of the techniques described may sound familiar but Sperry usually adds some little subtleties that make the techniques just a little more effective.

1) How to get into the mount position from the reverse scarf hold

2) How to set up a armbar transitioning from the side control to the top and bottom position

3) Leg scissor choke again set up from side control to the top and bottom position.

4) Escapes from the knee on stomach position by grabbing your opponents trunks from the front and rear and scooting your hips out.

This tape is excellent and would be of most use to the beginning student. Advanced students will not get as much from this tape as the beginner.

M.O.


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