For more information on the set I’d highly recommend Liam Wandi’s review at the Part-Time Grappler. I’m going to be focusing on the 2nd and 3rd DVDs of the set. These are the meat of the instruction and really showcase Emily’s techniques and ability as a teacher. “Compensating for Strength” is 2 hours and 24 minutes long. Within the DVD you’ll find 35 chapters that focus on escapes, sweeps and passes with the butterfly guard and single leg x-guard being shown prominently.
The 3rd DVD – Top Five Moves, is 1 hours and 15 minutes long and contains 22 chapters. Emily shows her Top 5 submissions, guard sweeps and transitions/escapes. Each section is prefaced with a short chapter explaining the general concepts that Emily is using and then goes into the techniques themselves.
This DVD set is excellent, especially if you don’t have any DVDs focusing on the butterfly guard or x-guard. The material is taught very clearly, the quality of the video is excellent and Stephen provides a great counter point to Emily by asking questions about the techniques as they are taught. For those that teach these DVDs also do a great job showing details, demonstrating Emily’s mindset and her teaching method.