Six-time World Karate Champion Chuck Norris takes you through the ultimate in martial arts instruction, workout and demonstration. Geared for the entire family and, in particular, women, Chuck teaches basic self-defense te... more »chniques, which result in enhanced personal awareness and a greater level of self-confidence. Part Two of the lesson includes a high-energy, low-impact aerobic workout, and your private lesson concludes with an artful demonstration by Chuck.« less
Joe Mucha (firstname.lastname@example.org) | United States | 10/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I take karate and wanted to learn more. I saw this video by Chuck Norris. I had to have it. So I bought it and it was the best. I have learned a lot from it and I love to do the 22 minute aerobic workout. This video is excellent for someone who wants to learn self-defense and burn fat at the same time. I recomend this book to everyone. Chuck Norris, if you are out there, please consider making another video."
A+ instruction , A+ exercise, A+ overall!
a | Akron, OH | 01/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD can be broken into three segments:I. DemonstrationBrilliantly demonstrated by six-time world champion Chuck Norris. His students are three able students of varying experience. All three help the viewer learn the technigues.The instructions include basic self-defense and disabling moves that every PERSON, not just women, should know. (Sadly, the idea that this DVD is for women is prevalent).Each of the moves is understood quickly, then you practice them.II. Cardio-Karate Workout.Frankly, don't think of this as your cardio training. Just add this to whatever you do. Because this portion is shown still incorporating some instruction, it moves a little slow. But in practice, you could extend the workout for your practice. Obviously, as with any activity, you must practice the moves.III. Martial Arts DemonstrationThis section features advanced moves from Mr. Norris. It is very interesting. This DVD should be required viewing for EVERYONE! Every parent should require their children to not just watch this but to practice the moves. Also, for many children this could become a gateway to the martial arts. Mr.Norris should get involved with the White House, and use this DVD for instruction in schools as part of gym class.Please purchase it."
Great Martial Arts/Self-Defense Teacher Workout
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 12/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This program was better then I could have hoped for. He is very detailed in his instructions, teaching many martial arts punches such as punching, jabing, palm strikes, spear hands & even elbow strikes & kicks such as front, round & side. He always makes sure of the most important, use of hips & blance & not locking joints. He spends a few minutes demonstrating slowly a punch or kick & then a couple of minutes practicing that move with BOTH sides of the body. After 1 hand & 1 kick demonstration/practice, he then demonstrates combinations just learned to use for an assailant and then spends several minutes practicing it. This continues for an hour. It is great he incorporates use of combinations to learn for muscle memory.
The workout is more practice of 22 minutes. He does still speak, but where else can you get a DVD where they pay to have the instructor show you over & over again to make sure you keep at it & really learn it? Not just see it once, practice for 1 minute & the video is over & you forget everything. You do want him to speak: form & balance is the most important & when you're first learning, it's the first thing you will be sloppy on & will compromise your ability the most, not to mention cause muscle & joint injury & lose balance. This DVD runs exactly how a real martial arts class would be run.
There is about a 5-10 minute demonstration of more advanced moves such as spining kicks, fake turns, etc. Which is what everyone thinks looks cool, but don't realize it's there in case you strike wrong & how to keep going. He makes it look VERY easy & he has SO much fun doing it. He also has a female student using the techniques learned on a stunt man (Mr. Norris is VERY happy it wasn't him LOL) with also some nice advanced moves that inspires you to want to learn more.
The only bad things I could say was the 80s type set, the bad music, everyone dressed in leotards, and all the women forced to wear too much makeup & looking brain-dead except for a few. But even the most vacant woman when demonstrated with Mr. Norris, didn't seem to know when to stop before crushing her knuckles in his face hard & he had to keep grabbing her wrist in time. Even I'd want her on my side in a fight, she looked "blood-thirsty" as he said.
Since all my faults have to do with what is the director's & producer's fault & not with the information provided, they layout or Mr. Norris's teaching ability, I would happily reccomend this to anyone."
Professional yet personal
Paul & Vicki Fremont | Hong Kong | 02/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video with Mr. Norris is exceptional. The techniques are not so difficult and the equipment required is not a room full of exercise equipment, but something that EVERYONE has....a chair! This video is for EVERYONE! My children are also learning these self defense techniques! Thank you Mr. Norris! Thank you Amazon for selling it at an affordable price!"
Chuck Norris: Great Self-Defense and Work-Out Video
Buckeye_Knight | Massillon, Ohio | 01/15/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Chuck Norris teaches good beginning self-defense techniques - punches, kicks, and more. The video is 3 parts: Instructional (1 hour), Work-Out/Review (22 minutes), and Advanced Demonstration (5-10 minutes).After going through the instructional part once, I was able to pick up on the techniques fairly easily, and practice often with the 2nd part - the workout. I find the workout to be very aerobic/cardiovascular, while practicing self-defense techniques.I would have given this video 5 stars, except that after seeing the advanced demonstration, I wanted Chuck to teach me more. He mentioned that they would be in later videos, but, to my knowledge there are no later videos. (I believe this was filmed in 1993. Maybe "Walker" is the reason.)Chuck, PLEASE GIVE US MORE INSTRUCTIONAL TAPES!!!It's still a worthwile tape! Good deal from Amazon, as I have seen it as high as $39.95 elsewhere."