Tape Name: Single Cane Drills, Tape #1
Tape Cost: $49.95
of Tape/Time: 58 minutes
Number of Moves/Techniques: Approximately 100
Policy: Exchange on defective tapes only?
Experiences in dealing with this company:
The Instructor: Remy Presas
Company’s Address: 335 Billingsley Rd.,
Charlotte, N.C., 28211
Company’s Phone Number: 1-800-774-6284
Web Page: http://www.boxergenics.com
Primary Grading Criteria:
Production/Tape Quality: 10
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
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
to which we would recommend this product: 10
7. Wasted Time ( The higher the number,
the less “ fluff” /repetition ): 10
8. Playback Score/Watching if over-and-over
9. Would I purchase more of this company’s products:10
grade based on cost vs. Value: 10
Grand Total: 99 %
Secondary Grading Criteria:
Beginners benefit: Excellent
2. Intermediate benefit: Excellent
4. Time to benefit: Immediate for some of the material. Later
for more advanced material.
5. The need to buy additional tapes to understand
this one: None
filipino martial arts tape, right ? Wrong, wrong, wrong. I have watched dozens, if
not hundreds of tapes, on or related to the filipino martial arts. Put this one at
the very top of the stack, folks. Remy Presas IS the filipino martial arts. From
what I have seen, all the other guys are vying for second place. Mr. Presas, more
than anyone, is the person most responsible for introducing and promoting the filipino
martial arts in America. I had always heard he was the king of arnis. After watching
this video, I know why.
The content of this video deals with the use of the
single stick. However, there is a great deal more shown. There is a tremendous amount
of single stick translation to empty hand and some of the best jointlock/takedown
segments I have ever seen on video.
Arnis, unlike many martial arts, has
depth, depth, and more depth. The only question is how deep do you want to dive.
I know some people will watch this video and complain that “ I can’t understand what
Mr. Presas is saying “. My response is “ Quit listening and start watching “. Watching
a true grandmaster at work is enjoyable on many levels, particularly in this day
when there are b.s. grandmasters in many dojos, and at least 10 in every set of yellow
If you have studied arnis at any level, you need to get this video.
It will open your eyes and/or reawaken your interest in the filipino martial arts.
If the remainder of the tapes in this series are this good, then this may be the
standard by which all filipino martial art videos are measured. But in the end, the
final product of a martial art is how well does it train you to fight. And if you
have ever trained in arnis, you know that you know how to fight. Remy Presas may
not be in class by himself. But it sure doesn’t take long to call the roll.