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    Thumbs up Grafting: Bridges DVD / Bill Piper

    This dvd is the visual companion to Mr. Piper's book, Grafting: Bridges within American Kenpo.

    Production quality: Very Good. This was not shot with a cam-corder. I have no complaints about the audio / video quality.

    Content: This work is a companion to Mr. Piper's book. In this DVD, he and his students physically demonstrate the ideas contained in Grafting: Bridges within American Kenpo. It was worth the cost of the dvd just to see a visual presentation of the types of bridges within the grafting matrix and the opposite/reverse work with some of the techniques.

    Most interesting to me was the fact that Mr. Piper had his Yellow Belts demonstrating his grafting method at a basic but functional level. That lead me to an interesting question about starting the grafting material as soon as the new student starts class.

    The educational material is performed precisely enough (and at a comfortable enough speed) for any Kenpoist to clearly see and understand the ideas that are being presented. This title is not meant for entertainment purposes, yet I did find it to be entertaining while at the same time informative. Yes, I can say that I really did enjoy this dvd.

    As a side note, some people can read about a topic all day long, yet still need to see it in order to grasp its meaning. This is where Mr. Piper's dvd really hits home. This video was an excellent presentation of his written ideas. Regardless of what others have to say about the techniques within the video (i.e. questions about the validity of Gun Defenses, etc), the grafting ideas remain valid and highly workable.

    If you enjoyed Mr. Piper's book and workbook, then this video belongs on your shelf, too (after viewing it a few times, of course!).

    Thanks Mr. Piper!

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    Default Re: Grafting: Bridges DVD / Bill Piper

    thank you for the review, seems pretty extensive.
    just for the sake of clarity are you affiliated with Mr. Piper in anyway?

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    Default Re: Grafting: Bridges DVD / Bill Piper

    Nope, afraid I'm not affiliated with Mr. Piper. Haven't even talked to him on the phone.

    I do find his grafting method interesting, though. Even more so after seeing his lower ranked students working his method. At some point I may run on down to his Kenpo studio and see if I can get a half-hour of his time, lol. I would have already, but it's quite a drive from here.

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    Default Re: Grafting: Bridges DVD / Bill Piper

    thank you for the review, seems pretty extensive.
    just for the sake of clarity are you affiliated with Mr. Piper in anyway?
    Took me a little bit to get what you were actually saying there.

    A positive review of this product can only be the result of affiliation, yes? Maybe I'm trying to sneak some positive PR in under the wire for Mr. Piper?

    Am I "affiliated with Mr. Piper in anyway?" No. Your question is a not so subtle accusation of bias. If I found his product to be useless, I would've said so. I have no ties to anyone in Kenpo-land. I gave a reasonable review of his product based on what Mr. Piper was trying to convey. You have the freedom to do the same.

    Have a great kenpo day.


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    Default Re: Grafting: Bridges DVD / Bill Piper

    Quote Originally Posted by OSKenpo View Post
    Took me a little bit to get what you were actually saying there.

    A positive review of this product can only be the result of affiliation, yes? Maybe I'm trying to sneak some positive PR in under the wire for Mr. Piper?

    Am I "affiliated with Mr. Piper in anyway?" No. Your question is a not so subtle accusation of bias. If I found his product to be useless, I would've said so. I have no ties to anyone in Kenpo-land. I gave a reasonable review of his product based on what Mr. Piper was trying to convey. You have the freedom to do the same.



    Have a great kenpo day.

    My question was straight forward.
    I wanted to know if you were independant in your review, or biased.
    I am not a big fan of the majority of grafting info i have seen out there, Bill seems to have a different approach then some I have seen, but I was a bit disappointed with the small snipit of video that was posted on this forum earlier. I usually like to know what background a person has before i take their suggestions seriously.
    thanks for answering though

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    Default Re: Grafting: Bridges DVD / Bill Piper

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyKBoxer View Post
    I wanted to know if you were independant in your review, or biased.
    Understandable.
    Bill seems to have a different approach then some I have seen...
    Yeah, that's what I'm enjoying most. It's an interesting approach.
    thanks for answering though
    You betcha.


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    Default Re: Grafting: Bridges DVD / Bill Piper

    This was not shot with a cam-corder.

    Then what was it shot with?????

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    Default Re: Grafting: Bridges DVD / Bill Piper

    Thank you OSKenpo for the kind review. This shows that what I was trying to present actually came across as intended.

    You are welcome to visit my school anytime.

    Bill

    P.S. The DVD was shot with a $5000+ Professional grade camera and lens. It was rented, so I can't provide any more info than that.
    "If at first you don't succeed, hit harder next time!"

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    Default Re: Grafting: Bridges DVD / Bill Piper

    This is a youtube link to the DVD.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcJSG3k-O8k


    I like the concepts and video and audio quality but the sequences are clearly more "IP posed out" than I would prefer,but overall this DVD does not suck. Keep it going Bill

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    Default Re: Grafting: Bridges DVD / Bill Piper

    I also have a copy of Mr. Pipers Grafting Bridges Book and Work Book, a very well used beat up copy from my studying it. It was and is well worth the investment. Thanks for posting this, now I will have to get the Dvd for the archives.

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