<html><head> <TITLE>Nick Cerio - Kenpo Bo</TITLE> <META NAME = "DESCRIPTION CONTENT = "Reviews of martial arts instructional training videos, vhs, tapes, dvds"> <META NAME = "KEYWORDS" CONTENT = "martial arts video reviews, martial arts instructional tapes, martial arts training videos, martial arts instructional training video reviews, martial arts tapes, martial arts videos, martial arts training, martial arts instruction, martial arts video reviews, martial arts videos, martial arts training tapes, martial arts training videos, martial arts instructional tapes, martial arts instructional videos, self defense tapes, self defense videos"> <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> </head> <BODY BACKGROUND = "urbtextb.gif" BGCOLOR = "#C0C0C0" TEXT = "#000000" LINK = "#FF0000" VLink = "#FF0000" ALINK = "#000000"> <div align="center"><center> <table border="0" width="743"> <tr> <td><table border="0" width="743"> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <div align="justify"> <P>Company: ESPY-TV<BR>Tape Name: Kenpo Bo<BR>Tape Cost: $29.95<BR>Length of Tape/Time: 30 minutes<BR>Number of Moves/Techniques: Kata Tape<BR>Return Policy: Return On Defective Or Damaged Merchandise Only<BR>Experiences in dealing with this company: Excellent<BR>The Instructor: Nick Cerio<BR>Company's Address: 611 Broadway, N.Y., N.Y., 10012<BR>Company's Phone Number: 212-673-0899<BR>Web Page: <A HREF = "http://www.espytv.com/">http://www.espytv.com</A><BR>E-Mail: <A HREF = "mailto:order@espytv.com">order@espytv.com</A> <HR SIZE = "1" ALIGN = "CENTER" NOSHADE> <P>Primary Grading Criteria:<BR><BR>1. Production/Tape Quality: 9<BR>2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10<BR>3. Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 9<BR>4. Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 9<BR>5. Score on delivery vs hype: 9<BR>6. Degree to which we would recommend this product: 9<BR>7. Wasted Time ( The higher the number, the less &quot; fluff&quot; /repetition ): 9<BR>8. Playback Score/Watching if over-and-over again: 9<BR>9. Would I purchase more of this company's products:9<BR>10. Overall grade based on cost vs. Value: 9<BR><BR>Grand Total: 91 % <HR SIZE = "1" ALIGN = "CENTER" NOSHADE> <P>Secondary Grading Criteria:<BR><BR>1. Beginners benefit: Good<BR>2. Intermediate benefit: Good<BR>3. Advanced benefit: Good<BR>4. Time to benefit: Immediate <BR>5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None <HR SIZE = "1" ALIGN = "CENTER" NOSHADE> <P>Written Summary:<BR><BR>This is the first weapon kata tape we've reviewed, and this particular video from ESPY, is a very good place to start. This interesting video begins with Mr. Cerio performing the Kenpo Bo kata with no explanation. After that, he gives the viewer a breakdown of the individual blocks and strikes, and good explanations on proper angulation of the blocks, correct hand positioning, proper body shifting and timing (when to move). After this, he shows the kata again, slowly, and then goes into the bunkai which is what the various moves within the kata actually mean.<BR><BR>Mr. Cerio proceeds to show the viewer a traditional Okinawan Bo kata and gives the viewer a breakdown on the bunkai of this kata as well. As an added treat, we are also shown a competition kata that is performed by one of Mr. Cerio's advanced students, which was very impressive.<BR><BR>Altogether the viewer is treated to 3 different Bo katas. What I found interesting was that each of the 3 katas shown, had within them some very good combat applications. <BR><BR>So who is the video for? I would say any martial artist who has an interest in weapons katas, especially those interested in learning to use the Bo. </div> <HR SIZE = "2" WIDTH = "100%" ALIGN = "LEFT"> <CENTER><P><A HREF = "reviewsc.htm">Click here to go to reviews 201-300</A> </P> </CENTER> <HR SIZE = "2" ALIGN = "CENTER"> <CENTER><A HREF = "http://www.mannsmartialarts.com"><IMG SRC = "5554691.gif" ALIGN = "MIDDLE" BORDER = "0" VSPACE = "0" HSPACE = "0"></A> <HR SIZE = "2" ALIGN = "CENTER"> <CENTER><P><B>&#169; 1997-2016 Martial Arts Video Reviews. All Rights Reserved.</B> </P> </CENTER> </BODY> </HTML>