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I’m on Video 15 so far. I’ll refrain from much opinion on it at the moment.
However I can’t help but wonder if the guys who made this have ever watched many of the successful existing training videos on the market before. As far as structure goes.
Its a bit frustrating to watch videos that are 50-60 seconds long and each one has an 8-9 second wartribe logo intro.
Feel free to chime in and add your own as you watch them. Hoping for some positive insights in the techniques and discussion
(UPDATE: Videos completed)
Well. 27 mins and I’m done.
Many of the videos are only about 24 seconds long preceded by the eight second intro. Then another video followed by the technique break down which is about 50 seconds long.
I had tremendously high hopes for this instructional and personally I feel let down by it. The production alone I found clunky and although the lighting is good and the HD is appreciated I don’t think the very strict format will be appreciated by many and for anyone Blue Belt or above I think will definitely feel the infonis remedial.
I predict this instructional goes over about as well in the BJJ community as masturbating in church. Sorry to say. Because I am a huge fan of Rickson.
I think for the $30 I paid I’m ok with it and will chalk it up as an experience and glad to have supported Rickson. I likely will not by anymore. I think the average person would be more well served to buy the Gracie Basics Video from way back in the day if you are looking for something comprehensive.
****************************UPDATE FROM GALLER 3-23-18******************************
Update from Galler
Thanks for your support.
On March 12th, we launched Module 1 of Self.Defense.Unit., the first series of instructional videos ever shot by Master Rickson Gracie, and you were one of the first to purchase it.
The success of the launch was incredible, and tens of thousands of people have taken the classes, which seek to rescue the essence of BJJ.
We could list the best compliments we received regarding production, choice of positions, concern with self-defense, and the execution of the moves by Rickson, who is considered by many to be the greatest fighter in history.
But Master Rickson is a perfectionist, and he won't settle for 99% of students satisfied.
We got together, and he asked:
"How can we satisfy 100% of our students?"
With that goal, he decided to take immediate action on two recurring complaints:
- The videos are too short, and the execution (demo), explanation (technique) and complicators (stress) being in separate videos marred the experience.
- There aren't enough details in the practical lessons.
Alright. To solve the first problem, we edited the positions anew, and starting today, the stages of a given move are found in the same video.
Check it out and tell us whether you like it.
And to tackle the second one, we're back on set!
That's right – right now, Rickson is shooting all positions again, focusing on the explanation and details that enable him to execute them so efficiently.
It's gonna blow your mind.
So save the date: On April 12th, exactly a month after launch, your SDU course will have been magically updated with 20 new videos that will help you in practice, or – if you’re a teacher – in teaching the techniques.
See you then.