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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
Hapkido - great start
By Robert S. Bonser
I purchased this as a beginner to the art of Hapkido. I've trained in other martial arts over the years, but have decided to explore Hapkido as I'm getting older and looking for a "gentler" martial art. I'm one that likes to explore a subject thoroughly as I am learning. I found the instruction to be top rate in regards to the technique (again, understand I'm but a white belt). Steve goes even further in explaining the small details necessary for the practical application of the technique as well.
I have but two minor criticisms; First, I felt that Steve seemed a little unsure of just what he was going to say when he got started. He fumbled for the right words as if he was just winging the lessons. However, once he was actually showing and explaining the move he was superior. If you purchase this, don't let the first 5 minutes influence your view, the material is top notch.
Secondly, they need better quality video equipment and MUSIC. Honestly, my daughter and I chuckled at how terrible the musical background was in the transitions to the lessons. It sounded like something out of a terrible 70's martial arts film. I'm hoping that as Steve finds more success in his teach, which he surly will, that the companies putting together the videos will invest in better equipment AND music.
These two criticisms are VERY minor and do not affect the overall quality of this material. From the perspective of a new student to Hapkido, I've found it well worth the cost of the product.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
"Hapkido Ultimate Self-Defense" actually teaches self-defense techniques to the viewer.
By Michael Chesbro
While many martial arts videos and DVDs demonstrate self-defense techniques, "Hapkido Ultimate Self-Defense" actually teaches self-defense techniques to the viewer.
The DVD set consists of three DVDs, each of which is about 90 minutes in length. Techniques in these DVDs include:
>Stances >Single & Double Wrist-hold Escapes
>Blocks >Lapel-hold Escapes
>Kicks >Pushing Attack Defense
>Break-falls >Defense Against Belt Grabs
>Defense Against Rear Grabs
>Defense Against Chokeholds
>Defense Against Knife and Gun Attacks
>Techniques For Using the Cane for Self-defense
... and much more.
Steve Sexton explains each technique, breaks down each movement, demonstrates the techniques slowly and then at moderate and full-speeds. By following along with the DVD instruction and then practicing the techniques with a partner you can learn to effectively apply these Hapkido self-defense techniques.
Each technique is a basic, simple and most importantly workable technique that can be learned and used by anyone. These techniques will work on the street, in a real self-defense situation and don't require years of martial arts training to learn.
If you are looking for a way to learn some workable, basic self-defense skill... "Hapkido Ultimate Self-Defense" is a good place to start.
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By CHUCK REID