A video clip from Fighting Sticks of Arnis featuring the grandmaster Bobby Taboada. This is part of an interview filmed in the island of Negros where Bobby Taboada talks about his childhood on the streets of Cebu city and how he started training in Arnis and the Balintawak style.
We thought we would share with you this artwork design from our Japanese distributor for the Art of the Japanese Sword. The design is for the DVD box and is a good example of how the Japanese work with graphics and design. They really do pack a lot of information on the DVD box and it’s…
We rarely feature outside content but a new book release by Alexander Bennett is very news-worthy. Kendo: Culture of the Sword brings to life the history of Japanese swordmanship in a way that only Professor Bennett can.
A two part series on the history of budo by Professor Takashi Uozumi. You can download the artwork covers here.
Part two commences at the dawn of the Meiji Restoration as a more progressive society questioned the usefulness of traditional Bujutsu.
A two part series on the history of Budo and the culture of the martial arts.
A two part series on the history of Budo and the culture of the martial arts. This is a long unabridged interview with professor Takashi Uozumi.
From the Samurai weapon of 12th century Japan, the Naginata, to the weapon that evoked the coming of modern warfare, the bayonet or Jukendo and ending with almost a weaponless art… the short stick or Jodo.
The deadly arts of Naginata and Jukendo and Tankendo and Jodo… the weapons of Bujutsu.
Cover artwork for Episode Five: Kendo of our Warriors of Budo series… A Journey to Explore the Way of Martial Arts. Release due in Mid-July 2015.
No other Budo or Japanese martial art is so closely identified with Samurai culture and the spirit of Japan than Kendo, the way of the sword.
A new film release in two parts grandly titled, The History of Budo. This two part release is based on the extended interviews or lectures of Professor Takashi Uozumi. He has published numerous books and hundreds of articles relating to Japanese Martial Arts history and is Japan’s leading expert on the swordmaster Miyamoto Musashi.
Mixing a martial art with religion is not new and can be traced back 1500 years ago to Shaolin Temple. There the similarity ends. Shorinji Kempo is a modern martial art combining the best of Japanese Budo techniques with a philosophy based on ancient Buddhist scriptures.
USA Olympic Judo coach Jimmy Pedro with Kayla Harrison (Olympic gold medal winner 2012) demonstrate gripping strategy in a match.
Sensei John Gage, 8th dan, gives an introduction to Jujutsu and explains how it differs from Judo.
Demonstration of Aikido’s Tenchi-nage by Susumu Chino of the Yoshinkan Aikido Hombu Dojo.