Company: Gata Importer & Distributor
Tape Name: Passing The Guard: Tape
Tape Cost: $29.95
Length of Tape/Time: Approximately 30 minutes
of Moves/Techniques: 12
Return Policy: Refund on damaged or defective tapes only
in dealing with this company: Great.
The Instructor: Claudio Franca
Address: PO Box 902, Capitola, CA., 95010
Company's Phone Number: 408-465-9235
Main Grading Criteria
Instructors demonstrated skill level: 9
Comprehension Score: 9
to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 8
Degree to which we
would recommend this product: 8
Score on delivery vs hype: 9
Wasted Time (
The higher the number, the less " fluff "): 10
it over-and-over again): 9
Would I purchase more of this company's products: 9
grade based on cost vs value: 9
Grand Total: Revised to 89% ( Fair = 2.25
Stars ) Original score was 91%
Secondary Grading Criteria
Time to benefit: Immediate for most
of the material.
The need to buy additional tapes to understand this one: None
This is the second
tape in a four tape series by Gata Importer that deals with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
As in the previous tapes in this series, this video is a concise no nonsense look
at some tournament techniques and is directed at the NHB martial artists. This video
is well produced and although short, it does not waste time with needless repetitions
of techniques. Mr. Franca gets right to the point quickly and covers a lot of material
for a 30 minute video.
The techniques on this tape deal primarily with passing
the guard and with counters to these attempts. Most of the material is directed at
beginning to intermediate martial artists, and I would estimate that just over half
of the techniques shown are street effective. Mr. Franca's accent takes a bit of
getting used to but I was comfortable with his explanations after the second viewing
of this video.
This video is a good buy if you are interested in tournament
jiujitsu and need to learn a few basic to intermediate moves on dealing with the
guard position. Not recommended for experienced grapplers.