I am looking for two. I have the Renzo Gracie/Craig Kuikuk one but it skips the fundamentals. I want the ultimate A-Z instructionals. Looking for one with Gi and one for out.
S.D.Force said:I have probably hundreds of instructional DVD sets.
A couple that are wildly overrated are the Sperry and Garcia sets. Of course these guys are very well known and if anybody has limited money they will buy the set from the best known guys. And of course you don't have much to compare them to.
For NO Gi,...Chris Brennan has a great set out, Mark Hatmaker make great no gi stuff as well. If you were to watch these two instructors for example you would see what i mean. They instruct quickly and to the point. And you get a lot of moves to go over in their tapes. And they highlight a lot of fine detail in a quick concise way during instruction.
The tapes with Sperry and Especially Garcia have been likened to "watching paint dry".....quite a bit of the tape is taken up with the instructors talking very slowly (and being translated in the Garcia case), followed by very slow instruction, of a relatively few moves. There is really not good flow to them and there isn't a lot of moves demonstrated. There are a few good things on each instructional series that i do use. But if you have limited funds these tapes are definitely NOT the ones to get.
Brennan, Hatmaker, Erik Paulson, Craig Kucuk(sp) BJJ A-Z tapes, those are just some off of the top of my head.