Company: World Grappling Federation
Tape Name: Oleg Taktarov Series - Tape Four - Combinations
Tape Cost: $24.99 ( All five tapes of series $99.95 ) + s/h $4 per tape ,$12 max. per order
Length of Tape/Time: 38 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: Eleven
Return Policy: Unknown
Experiences in dealing with this company: Unknown
The Instructor: Oleg Taktarov
Company's Address: P.O.BOX 366 , Lakeside , CA 92040
Company's Phone Number: (619) 938-0611
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E-Mail: ?

Primary Grading Criteria:

1. Production/Tape Quality: 10
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 9
3. Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 9
4. Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 9
5. Score on delivery vs. hype: 10
6. Degree to which we'd recommend this product:9
2. 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: 10

Grand Total: 93 %

1. 80%-100% = 93 %
2. Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent = Good
3. 0-5 stars = 3.25

Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Fair
2. Intermediate benefit: Good
3. Advanced benefit: Good
4. Time to benefit: Practice makes perfect
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None

Written Summary:

First, the obvious. Repeating myself all over again would be as boring for the reader as it would be for the reviewer , so , for more general comments regarding the reviewer's feelings re Mr. Taktarov, please read the reviews for the three previous Taktarov tapes.
A list of the combinations shown on this video :

1. Choke to arm- lock from being rear -mounted on opponent in hedgehog position
2. Choke to banana-split in position as above
3. Arm-lock to toe-hook
4. Knee-bar to squeeze-lock
5. Finger-choke to ankle-lock/leg-lock
6. Guillotine choke to neck-crank
7. Knee-bar to leg-lock ,from bottom position, opponent in halfguard
8. Defence against rear choke; ankle lock to armlock
9. Standing Combinations : hip throw to a kind of rear double leg takedown
10. Hip Throw to hip throw
11. Hip Throw to double-leg type takedown

Plus some Randori shown. There are some really nice combinations shown, which I feel it might be useful to experiment with. Mr. Taktarov, with his Sambo background, is clearly an expert as far as leg-locks are concerned. Again, whilst this is not one of the all-time top ten grappling instructionals , there may be quite a few things to be learnt here.


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