Company: Total Approach JKD
Tape Name: Strength, Precision, Sensitivity
Tape Cost: $26.95
Length of Tape/Time: 35 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: Drill Training Tape
Return Policy:
Experiences in dealing with this company:
The Instructor: David Elwood
Company’s Address: PO Box 8727, Somerville NJ 08876
Company’s Phone Number: (908) 685-TAJKD
Web Page:

Primary Grading Criteria:

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

Grand Total: 89% ( Fair = 2.25 Stars )

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Good
2. Intermediate benefit: Good
3. Advanced benefit: Fair
4. Time to benefit: Immediate
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

This video is presentation of approximately 30 or so training drills to help improve one’s the fighting attributes of strength, sensitivity, and precision striking. There is a good deal of effective training material on this video, particularly for the beginning to intermediate level student.

The first section of the video deals with striking strength drills. Most of the these drills deal with teaching a student how to effectively shift weight into a strike while in motion. The remainder of the drills deal with strength in a stand up grappling situation where students attempt to use leverage to off balance their opponent.

The second section deals with precision striking. Use of focus mitts is emphasized in these drills as the students attempt to use visualization skills as well as developing good target acquisition skills.

The third sections deals with sensitivity training. In these drills, sensitivity is developed by learning to feel the what the opponent is doing and then attempting to counter this move. Lock flow counter for counter drills are shown and explained in good detail. This section was my personal favorite on this video and Mr. Elwood discusses how this generalized drill may be applied to joint locks that the viewer may already know but were not demonstrated on this video.

These training drills seem to have good potential for teaching beginning to intermediate level students. My main problem with the material on this video is that most experienced martial artists will have seen and done these drills already, in one form or another. While the material presented is sound, it is not particularly insightful or revealing to anyone with any significant amount of martial training.


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