Company: Jiu Joe Jitsu
Tape Name: Video # 2 (Street Survival & Rape Prevention)
Tape Cost: $29.95
Length of Tape/Time: 45 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: Too many to count!
Return Policy: Defective merchandise only
Experiences in dealing with this company: Good
The Instructor: Joseph Saladino
Company's Address: P.O. Box 542, Mount Sinai, NY., 11766
Company's Phone Number: Online
Web Page: http://www.selfdefense.net
E-Mail: info@self-defense.net


Primary Grading Criteria:

1. Production/Tape Quality: 8
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
3. Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 9
4. Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 10
5. Score on delivery vs. hype: 10
6. Degree to which we'd recommend this product: 10
7. Wasted Time (The higher the number, the less "fluff"/repetition): 8
8. Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over again: 10
9. Would I purchase more of this company's products: 10
10. Overall grade based on cost vs. value: 10


Grand Total: 95%


Secondary Grading Criteria:

1. Beginners benefit: Excellent
2. Intermediate benefit: Excellent
3. Advanced benefit: Very good
4. Time to benefit: Immediate
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None !


Written Summary:

The more I watch of Mr. Saladino, the more I begin to appreciate his extensive repetoire of martial arts techniques. In this video "Joe" shines, and one gets a glimpse at how much of a well rounded martial artist he really is. Mr. Saladino incorporates the use of quick hand strikes, kicks, jujitsu techniques, and sometimes even the use of a stick (which he's very good with). Joe shows the viewer how they can use a multitude of these techniques, to defend oneself in the following 11 self defense scenarios:

1. Counter Attack to a Straight Punch
2. Double Arm Lock Escape
3. Double Wrist Hold Escape
4. Double Choke or Collar Escape
5. Counter Attack to a Rear Grab
6. Disarming and Attacker with a Club (Joe's VERY GOOD with a club/stick)
7. Sharp Object Counter to a Attack
8. Stick Defense Against Knife Attack
9. Choke Prevention and Counter Attack
10. Counter Attack Against a Boxer (In this one, we get a surprise glimpse at Joes' versatility as he throws an unbelievably fast and powerful turning side kick)
11. Counter Attack Against a Wrestler

The thing I like most about Joe's techniques are they're fundamentally sound, highly effective, yet they're not "style" specific, and most won't take years to master.

There are many teachers who show how to just use karate (block/punch/kick) in various self defense scenarios, and others who show how to just use judo or jujitsu, however rarely seen is the effective combining of these, which can create something very special, and Joe does just that. Great job and video Mr. Saladino.

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