The audio and video are sufficient for the task of relaying the information to you. Digitsu uses different angles and also picture in picture to show the same technique from different perspectives. Each technique is gone thru in detail twice and then demonstrated several more times. Lucas’ English is accented but clear. From an overall production quality standpoint this is very similar to Stephan Kesting’s instructionals.
- When grabbing your opponents pants it's generally a good idea to grab as close to the cuff as possible
- If you can't effectively knee slide, back step and leg drag to pass then you really need to work on that
- A lot of these techniques get you into a position to finish with a more traditional pass, such as those mentioned above.
My instructor and I both watched the videos and liked the content. As someone who watches a lot of instructionals many of the techniques were new to me. We both also agreed that this isn’t for someone that is a beginner. Lucas makes some assumptions during his explanations that could create problems for those with less mat time. At the very least you need to be proficient at standard passes, knee slides, backsteps and leg drags. I highly recommend reading this review at Sherdog by one of their moderators for more information on the set.
Who’s this for? As a guard player I really liked it a lot. I was able to get some pointers on not only how to pass the “exotic guards” but also what my opponent may be using to pass mine. If you’re a competitor and see these guards a lot and/or has problems with them this DVD could be what you’re looking for. At ~$70 for 3 hours of instruction (28 techniques are shown) the DVD is priced competitively with other instructional DVD of similar length and newness. Please take a few moments to check out Digitsu at their website, Facebook and Twitter. Lucas can be found at Facebook and Twitter.
As always the study guide is available for download as a PDF at the link below.