I just ordered the first two discs of JDK 3. I'll let you know how they are once I get them.
I watched series 3 last year. Training at SBG Portland, I'd already heard all the ground stuff, so that wasn't very interesting to me (although all the videos have footage of coaches from the various gyms rolling & playing around which was interesting to see). I thought the Clinch DVD was great, as I don't get to work takedowns as much as I'd like & it gave me some tools to play with during open mat times. Karl Tanswell's disc on keeping it standing wasn't quite as good as the others in terms of production values but the material presented was absolutely great.
So: if you want takedowns get the clinch disc. If you're a stand-up fighter looking to specifically develop a defensive clinch game to keep things on the feet, then get Karl's disc & if you are looking for ground material get the discs on the A.P.E. guard & the top game if you're a beginner looking for basics or get the MMA & X guard discs for something a little zanier. The Aliveness disc is Matt's standard FAQs lecture on aliveness with fun montages over the top.
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