Company: TRS
Tape Name: How To Build A Streetfighter in 40 Hours, Volume 1
Tape Cost: $97.00 (comes as a 3 volume set)
Length of Tape/Time: 1 hr, 20 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 24 + Drills
Return Policy: 90 Day Money-Back Guarantee!
Experiences in dealing with this company: Great
The Instructor: Tom Cruse
Company’s Address: 606 E. Acequia,Visalia, CA 93292
Company’s Phone Number: 1-800-899-8153 Dept.77
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Primary Grading Criteria:

1. Production/Tape Quality: 10
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 9
3. Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 10
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 ): 8
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: 91 % ( Good = 2.75 Stars ) Original Grade = 90%

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Good
2. Intermediate benefit: Good
3. Advanced benefit: Good
4. Time to benefit: Techniques are not difficult to learn.
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

You have to hand to the guys at TRS. They have the coolest titles in the entire martial arts video business. This video is entitled “ How To Build A Streetfighter “ and the title reminds me of one of those Boris Karloff “ How To Make A Monster “ movies. But the title is a good one because the material presented on this video is highly functional yet relatively easy material to learn. If you learn the material on this video, you will be a pretty good fighter. However, the material presented is not new to most advanced level martial artists and those with a background in the filipino arts will be familiar with about 90% of the material shown.

The actual material on the first volume deals first with street effective kicking techniques and is followed by material on street effective hand techniques. Oblique kicks, shin kicks, groin kicks, and round kicks make up the bulk of the kicks and there is a very good section on how to defend against these kicks as well. As far as the hand techniques, we are shown the jab, the cross, the hook, some basic limb destructions, eye strikes, and the straight blast. There is also good advice on training sprinkled throughout the video. The video is shot in a class format with Mr. Cruise demonstrating a technique and then the class participants performing the technique one each other. This was repetitive at times and I felt that too much tape time was used showing the students practicing on each other.

This video is clearly aimed at the novice martial artist, the person looking for a quick fix street fighting system, and any martial artist who wants to make his own system more street effective. If you fall into any of these categories, then this video would be a good buy.


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