Company: Turtle Press
Tape Name: Flexibility, Reflexes, Coordination
Tape Cost:
Length of Tape/Time: 30 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: 51
Return Policy:
Experiences in dealing with this company: Fantastic
Instructor: Sang H. Kim
Company's Address: 403 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield, CT., 06109
Company's Phone Number: 800-77-TURTL
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Main 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: 8
6. Degree to which we'd recommend this product: 8
7. Wasted Time (The higher the number, the less "fluff" and repetition): 10
8. Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over again: 10
9. Would I purchase more of this company's products: 8
10. Overall grade based on cost vs. value: 8

Total: 92% (Good = 3 Stars)

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners: Good
2. Intermediate: Good
3. Advanced: Good
4. Time to benefit: some drills, a couple of weeks
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

Were the other 2 tapes of Mr. Kim's we reviewed just a warm up to this one or what? In his tape UFS1 (review # 215) he shows 32 techniques in 30 minutes, in his tape UFS2 (review # 224) he shows 47 techniques in 30 minutes, in this one we got an incredible 51 techniques in 30 minutes. Now that to me spells value, with a capital V-A-L-U-E ! Hear that all you martial arts video companies?

95% of this tape is about flexibility, in my opinion. Although one is shown what kinds of drills to do for "reflexes" and for "coordination", this tape is primarily loaded with a wealth of flexibility information.

This tapes covers:

Flexibility: 48 drills
Reflexes: 1 drill
Coordination: 2 drills

If there was a gripe to make about this tape, it's that it didn't cover "Reflexes" and "Coordination" enough. Between those 2 topics, all one gets to see is 3 different drill/exercises, covered in very general terms. And we all know there are lots of specific things one can do to work on those. If someone bought this tape for those two reasons, there's a good chance they may end up very disappointed. Personally, I think the tape should be re-edited and re-titled. Keep all the flexibility stuff, and drop the "Reflex" and "Coordination" sections. They really, in my opinion, don't do justice to those topics. For that reason, this tape didn't get as high a grade as it would've if it was just a flexibility tape. If it was just a flexiblity tape, I'd probably give it a VERY HIGH grade. There were several exercises I'd forgotten about and hadn't seen in years. Plus, there were several stretches I'd never seen before. And to go along with the flexibility section, Mr. Kim gives the viewer some very practical information that will help too.

To sum up this tape, it's an EXCELLENT tape for "Flexibility" and a so-so tape for "Reflexes" or "Coordination". The 48 techniques shown on flexibility, covered in less than 30 minutes, combined with some never seen before stretches, made this tape "excellent" However the 3 measley drills shown to cover both reflexes and coordination made the tape "so-so" on those topics. Averaging all 3 topics, yet weighting it because of the phenomenal job down on the flexibility side, and I'd say this was a "GOOD" tape.

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