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Chen Village by Journal of Martial Arts

Chen Village

In Chen Village, director Jon Braeley has captured taijiquan’s history, recorded valuable interviews with masters and students, and lets all observe the art performed with high levels of skill. For researchers, the film serves as a superb documentary of today’s practice at taiji’s birth- place. Please read below an in-depth review by the Journal of…

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Martial Arts Beginnings…

How does anyone outside of Japan or China get started in the Martial Arts? I grew up in Yorkshire, England. A long way from oriental martial arts. Yet there were good places to train in both Chinese and Japanese martial arts even in the north of England. It was the year of Enter the Dragon and I…

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Trailer: The Empty Mind

the empty mind

Our classic signature documentary. Here is what the editor of Black Belt Magazine had to say: “I must say I was impressed. Professionally filmed in Japan and China, it profiles practitioners of Aikido, Karate, Kendo, Kyudo, Shaolin Kingfu, Tai Chi and Wushu as they plied their trade in the dojos and tournaments. On a personal…

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Trailer: Chen Village

Chen Village

When you enter Chen village, you are struck by how unremarkable it is. Set in the remote China countryside surrounded by farmland, it appears to offer little. Except for one fact. Out of a population of 3,000 some 2,500 practice Tai Chi Chuan. In China it is known simply as Taiji village and is the…

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Trailer: Warriors of China

warriors of china

Travel inside the middle kingdom to experience the martial art of China. This once in a lifetime quest was to document the external styles and the internal arts in one movie. Shaolin Temple Kungfu and Sanshou boxing, Wudangquan, Tai Chi Chuan, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and Yiquan and more. These are the Warriors of China!  

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Trailer: Masters of Heaven and Earth

masters of heaven and earth

Explore the most mysterious martial art of all … Tai Chi Chuan. The Supreme Ultimate. The Heaven and Earth. Come with us to meet the best Tai Chi masters of China and gain a deeper understanding of Yang style, Chen style and Wudang Tai Chi Chuan. With the backdrop of the Forbidden City, Chen Village…

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Trailer: The Shaolin Kid

a boy in china

Andre, an eight year old American boy has just one dream: to be a Kungfu master like Jackie Chan. When he is offered the chance to enter the legendary Shaolin Temple, his father must take the heartbreaking decision to leave the mother behind and follow his son to China. While father and son face the…

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Trailer: Wing Chun a documentary

wing chun

Cutting through the hype and the myths to explore Wing Chun in Hong Kong to ask “Is this the most effective martial art in the world?” Listen to instructors and practical testaments from students that may just convince you!  For the first time, a unique and practical documentary that takes you on a guided tour…

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