Company: Video Creations
Tape Name: Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Level 2
Tape Cost: $29.95
Length of Tape/Time: approximately 45 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques:
Return Policy: Don't Know
Experiences in dealing with this company: Great
The Instructor: Tim Mousel
Company's Address: 1113 Vine Street, Suite 140B, Houston, TX 77002
Company's Phone Number: 832-654-3819
Web Page:

Main Grading Criteria

Production/Tape Quality: 9
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 9
Comprehension Score: 9
Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 8
Score on delivery vs hype: 9
Wasted Time (The higher the number, the less " fluff "): 9
Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over again): 8
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 9
Overall grade based on cost vs value: 9

Grand Total: Revised Score 89% ( Fair - 2.25 Stars ) Original score 91%

Secondary Grading Criteria

Beginners: Good
Intermediate: Fair
Advanced: Fair
Time to benefit: Immediate ( with practice )
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

This video, taught by Tim Mousel of Houston's Mousel's Self Defense Academy, is a review for all the rank requirements for Level 2 at Mr. Mousel's school. The material for Level 2 is obviously geared for the less experienced martial artist but there is good review material here for the advanced martial artist as well. This tape cover some basic footwork, basic boxing punches, rudimentary hand trapping, five sensitivity drills, knife tapping, locking, Thai boxing basics and a very interesting section on grappling. The grappling is taught by an instructor who is certified to teach Jeet Kune Do Grappling by Mr. Larry Hartsell. There may actually be a few moves on here that many people haven't seen. There were certainly some I hadn't.

This tape is very well produced and easy to watch. Mr. Mousel does a good job of explaining what is going on in each section. This is a good video tape for an intermediate to beginning student and would still be a good basic review for any advanced student as well. Since this is basically a rank requirement tape, it leaves a lot to be desired as far as a learning tool. Not a bad tape however, but I would think it is aimed at a very specific audience, namely Mr. Mousel’s beginning students.


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