Company: Paladin Press
Tape Name: Destroy, Trap, Lock
Tape Cost: $39.95
Number of Moves/Techniques: Too numerous to count
Refund on damaged or defective tapes only
Experiences in dealing with this company:
Fantastic. Great customer service.
The Instructor: Kelly Worden
PO Box 1307, Boulder, Colorado, 80306
Company's Phone Number: 303-443-7250
Main Grading Criteria
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 9
Score on delivery vs
Degree to which we'd recommend this product: 10
Wasted Time ( The lower
the number, the less " fluff ") 10
Playback Score/Watching it over-and-over
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 10
based on cost vs value: 10
Grand Total: 96 % ( Excellent - 4 Stars ) Original
grade was 95%
Secondary Grading Criteria
Time to benefit: Not immediate
but a huge payoff with practice
The need to buy additional tapes to understand
this one: None
I have been reading
about Kelly Worden for years in the martial arts magazines but this tape is the first
time I have seen Mr. Worden in action. I assure all the readers of this review that
he is a very good martial artist and an excellent instructor as well.
hard to categorize the material that Mr. Worden teaches in this video. I would describe
it as primarily a Filipino based system with strong influences from Wing Chun, Jiu
Jitsu, and maybe a little Kenpo thrown into the mix.
The video assumes that
the viewer has a basic understanding of martial arts. This is not a "how to
punch " or " how to kick " video. Mr. Worden effectively integrates
the striking and kicking range with the trapping range and the locking or grappling
range. Keep your rewind button handy as Mr. Worden flows smoothly from one trapping
and locking technique to another. There are many subtleties on this tape such as
maintaining proper attachment and dissolving an opponent's forward energy. This tape
also has one of the best demonstrations of practical use of the bong sao ( wing chun
) that I have ever seen. There is just so much material on this tape that I really
cannot do it justice in a review.
My only criticism of this tape is that Mr.
Worden may assume too much knowledge on the part of the viewers. He makes many references
to " attack lines", " opening and closing gates " and similar
terminology that might be confusing to some viewers. Personally, I loved it.
would highly recommend this video to any martial artists but beginners should be
warned that this is not something that will come easily at first. More experienced
martial artists should be able to add much to their personal arsenals from this video
and I am including those people who have trained in Filipino systems. This video
goes a long way in helping martial artists " make the connection " between
empty hand fighting and weapons training that is characteristic of the Filipino systems.
had always thought of Kelly Worden as a weapons expert and I did not know that he
taught such deadly empty hand material. People, just go out and buy this video. All
intermediate and advanced martial artists need this video in their collection.