Company: Progressive Kenpo-Jitsu
Tape Name: The Complete Fighter Series/Explosive Strikes & Combinations/Tape 1
Tape Cost: $39.95
Length of Tape/Time: 42 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 8+
Return Policy: No Refunds or Exchanges
Experiences in dealing with this company: Fantastic
The Instructor: John Geyston
Company's Address: Progressive Kenpo-Jitsu, 2191 Stevenson Dr., Springfield, IL, 62703.
Company's Phone Number: 1-217-726-0097
Web Page: http://members.aol.com/jGeyston/cfs.html
E-Mail: jgeyston@aol.com


Primary Grading Criteria:

1. Production/Tape Quality: 9
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
3. Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 9
4. Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 10
5. Score on delivery vs. hype: 9
6. Degree to which we'd recommend this product: 9
7. Wasted Time (The higher the number, the less "fluff"/repetition): 9
8. Playback Score/Watching it 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: Revised to 92% (Good = 3.0 stars) Original grade was 89%


Secondary Grading Criteria:

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


Written Summary:

I guess the best way to describe what I got out of this tape is to compare it to what we called "one steps" in TKD. Someone throws a punch, and you step in and execute a series of techniques. This tape not only teaches you 8 of these but variations too. I would classify this tape of Mr. Geyston's as an "eye opener". It not only shows you some creative "one steps", but more importantly teaches you how to create open targets within them, and how to use an important concept called "contouring". After watching this tape a few times you should be capable to create many of your own "one steps".

The tape was really good, and my only complaint was a sparatic audio problem throughout the tape that drove me crazy. If you're looking for a tape that might help you understand how to create your own "one steps", this tape would be a good choice.


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