Company: TRS
Tape Name: How To Build A Streetfighter in 40 Hours, Volume 2
Tape Cost: $97.00 (comes as a 3 volume set)
Length of Tape/Time: 1 hr, 15 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 50 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: 8
9. Would I purchase more of this company’s products:9
10. Overall grade based on cost vs. Value: 9

Grand Total: 90 % ( Fair = 2.5 Stars )

Secondary Grading Criteria:

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

Written Summary:

This video series from TRS is exactly what it claims to be. It is a crash course in fighting and deals with material in the kicking, punching, trapping, and grappling ranges. It deals first with trapping range and finishes with grappling range. This material isn't difficult and anyone with some background in the filipino martial arts, wing chun, jeet kune do and brazilian jiu-jitsu should be familiar with most of it. If the viewer is not familiar with these arts, then he will find a wealth of information available on this volume.

The tape begins with a discussion of trapping range and proceeds to show a number of “trapping range” techniques. While some of these deal with trapping or limb immobilizations, the rest of them deal with close quarter striking tools, chokes, and jointlocks. All in all, a very interesting section. The tape finishes with a section on basic groundfighting. The groundfighting section will not teach you how to defeat Royce Gracie (it is basic training) but it will teach you a good deal of basic groundfighting knowledge. The camera angle on a few of these moves was not that great and it was difficult to see exactly what was going on. The final section features students and Mr. Cruse sparring from the ground as they emphasize the importance of “putting in the time on the mat” so one could learn how to apply these moves.

This video series is a good basic course in street fighting and this volume is no exception. Beginning to intermediate martial artists will probably derive the most benefit and people who have no exposure to the filipino arts, jeet kune do, and wing chun will also be very impressed as well.


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