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“A Review of My Training Experience with Ultimate Bo.” -Black Belt Review Blog, Hemil Garcia Linares
“Your programs are AWESOME. I have been using the chuks program with my students – they just placed 1st through 3rd at a tournament. They love it! THANK YOU for everything, YOU’RE OUTSTANDING ”
-George Millman, 5th Dan, Rochester, NY
“I have been practicing the martial arts for 38 years and have been teaching for 23 years and I found this and the other Krav Maga DVD produced and taught by Michael Hodges to be excellent resources for the practice of Krav Maga and for anyone who wishes to learn the basics of effective and efficient self-defense. I am also a police instructor and full-time police officer and I am integrating some of these basic, yet effective, techniques into my training program for the officers who serve on my police department.
Mr. Hodges’ teaching style is very straightforward and is appropriate for students and instructors who learn from a variety of learning modalities such as Visual (Mr. Hodges shows you the techniques), Aural (hearing – Mr. Hodges explains the techniques), and Kinesthetic (Mr. Hodges has the student actually do the techniques with him).
I am also a university professor part-time and a researcher and have a Ph.D. in Education and from my professional background and experience I am aware of what effective learning methodologies looks like; Mr. Hodges has hit the nail on the head with his instructional techniques.
Overall, the cost is fantastic and an outstanding bargain! Do yourself a favor if you are a Krav Maga practitioner, enthusiast, or a martial artist who wishes to add some basic and solid techniques to your training program and purchase both of Mr. Hodges’ Krav Maga videos; you will not be disappointed!”
-Detective John M. Landry, Ph.D.
“Ultimate BO is a wonderful experience when it comes to hard work. Work as hard or as sporadically as you want. Sensei Hodge is a very skilled instructor, he has a way of making you feel as though you are his only Pupil. When itcomes to training, your instructor is in the D.V.D. You can fast forward, rewind, pause. Try that in a DoJo and see if the instructor will go for it. I doubt it especially when it comes to slow motion. Sensei Hodge does not mind, try him.
The exercise I get is great. I am 50 something & need a little extra motivation. Ultimate BO has made me stretch and exercise. Because I want to advance in my overall health, I made the right choice.
There are many Martial Arts courses being offered over the Internet now. Distance Training from Sensei Hodge is the first of its kind. Go with proven leadership. Onward & Upward.
“I hold the rank of third Dan in Tang Soo Do and I have had experience in Oyama Japanese karate, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Wrestling, and Golden Gloves boxing. I am now doing Tai Chi and Kung fu. The DVD’s were very well put together. The instructor did an excellent job of demonstrating the basic techniques and forms. This provided a solid base for more advance techniques. The elements should remain broken down so as not to overload the student. Also, you cannot over-emphasize the importance of repetition. I think the importance of the basic movements should be stressed especially when teaching self-defense. After all, some of the movements such as flying kicks are simply for show. They should never be used in a fight. Students must understand this. I am glad you made it possible to obtain a black belt, as I wrote earlier asking if I could obtain mine, especially with my past experience. If I begin teaching, I would not hesitate to use the DVD set to walk the student through the process. This would allow me to help correct the form while someone else is demonstrating. Also, if someone ever expressed a desire to study Karate, but lacked the time or funds, I would be glad to refer them to the DVD set.”
-Taylor Brasher, 3rd Dan Tand Soo Do
“I have over 100 self defense and martial arts DVDs. Of all the DVDs that I have, I feel that Michael Hodge’s teaching program is the best, because he goes slowly, and demonstrates the moves in different directions. But, what I like the most about Micahael is that he comes across as a friendly person. He has a humble spirit, and is a natural teacher. I enjoy learning and watching Michael teach on his DVD’s. Other instructors on various other DVD’s that I have come across as arrogant, or in some cases as kind of scary. But, Michael is friendly, likeable, and has a teacher’s heart for helping others.”
“First I congratulate you for your techniques and your skills are in a high level of performing. Also your web site is very helpful for people who want to learn martial arts especially with weapons like bo, sai, kama and nunchacku.”
-Salvko Majkic, Katana Team Slovenija
This is an excellent set of 8 DVD’s, very well explained and instructed, we were walked through the steps very easily. My boyfriend also bought a set so we have a set at both our places. I also bought the 4 DVD’s of Ultimate BO, I felt they were both very well demonstrated. We have decided we will by all our DVD’s at one place, others we had purchased just do not do any good for us. These are the ultimate in our collection.
Very nicely done. I have since ordered the bo training. Great job, Mike keep up the informative training for us.
This program is the best I have ever seen over nunchakus. This first volume demonstrates the basics to the single nuchaku very clearly and teaches three great forms. The instructor, Sensei Hodge, does an excellent job translating his great techniques into a learnable format for us beginners. I can’t wait to test for my next chevron level!
My partner started training with Sai when younger and really wanted to get back in to it, unfortunately we were unable to find classes in our city and so we searched for DVDs instead.
We came across Sensei Michael Hodge and after doing some background research, I was convinced this DVD would prove not only to be useful but worth the money.
Previous reviewers may say that Sensei Michael Hodge is young, but my experience of martial arts (my cousin reached 2nd dan black belt in karate before he was a teenager, won many tournaments and has many trophies) his age is not a negative factor at all, in fact, he is extremely talented and knowledgeable in his field of expertise. As far as the price goes, what you are learning from this DVD, if you attended classes you would be paying a lot more!
For those of you who know nothing of the history of Sai and simply want to learn a new skill or something that will make you look flashy in front of friends, think again! There is more to sai than looking like a cosplay character or Elektra! Sai is a disciplined art form which takes great practice, patience and above all RESPECT!
Sensei Michael Hodge starts by explaining what size, shape and the different metals Sai come in. You simply do not purchase any type of Sai, you need to know what size fits your arm and what metal is best for what you want to do with them.
Sensei Michael Hodge goes on to explain how to hold your Sai correctly – referred to as “grips” this is one of the most critical foundations, if you cannot hold your Sai correctly, you have no business progressing until you have mastered this, as there is a high chance you will end up hurting yourself or someone else around you, remember Sai are a weapon!
Punches/Flips/Blocks/Stabs/Slashes – Sensei Michael Hodge gives a demonstration first of all of how a punch/flip/block/stabs/slashes with Sai can be executed. This is done in a very controlled manner which allows the viewer to be able to watch his moves without missing anything and then breaks the moves down including the proper stances and form.
Sensei Michael Hodge then move on to show sequences, like before giving a demonstration of what you are about to learn and then breaks it all down at an easy to understand pace.
Overall I find The Beginner DVD to be very good, I like the pace in which it is set and the moves and techniques that are shown. This DVD is perfect for the novice or for those like my partner who are wishing to return to the art form after many years of not training.
I would just like to say having used Sai myself and now training with Sensei Michael Hodge’s DVD, your hands and arms will ache to start off, but be patient and consistent, don’t give up and most of all have fun!
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