I recently purchased a selection of Soke's Daikomyosai DVD's from Quest, along with a slew of RVD DVD's just for the fun of it. I've only gotten through 3 of them so far, so I though I would post a few reviews accordingly. 1) Richard Van Donk "Combat Ninjutsu". I was always a bit dubious about this one, so I took the description with a pinch of salt. In all honesty I was very disappointed with this one. I decided to watch it straight after Kung fu class with my instructor, since he's never seen or experienced Ninjutsu before. We put it on and immediately burst out laughing, when one of the opening scenes involved a dodgy looking biker dude sporting a Mullet, Bandana and huge Aviator style shades coming up behind RVD at an ATM machine. After pulling his "heat", RVD quickly and realistically subdues him. A montage of scenes followed involving very rough and choppy Taijutsu, which wasn't all that impressive or pleasing to the eye. (Now I understand that the theme is "combat Ninjutsu" so it's not always going to be smooth and sexy). I was quickly becoming embarrassed, since this was a bad first impression to be showing my teacher, hinting at switching to one of Soke's DVD's was on the cards, yet he was already late for an appointement. The DVD was worth it's weight in gold though, with one classic line RVD stretches his acting abilities to it's limits (i.e like Van Damme in Double impact, playing two roles at once) by applying/over acting out a technique which could have come straight out of Walker Texas Ranger, followed by looking straight at the camera with a huge Colgate smile and saying: " Was THAT realistic enough for ya ! ?" classic ! It's all downhill from there. Most of the techniques are shown by his senior students, and even some Kyu level students. It's mostly Judo style throws, nothing new, very choppy and forced so to speak. All in all, $30 USD for this DVD is paying WAY over the odds. I will post some Soke DVD reviews real soon, so far though, I've found them incredible ! extremely impressive.