An in-depth interview with our director, Jon Braeley by Kendo World Magazine.
Empty Mind Films were very humbled to recieve a kind invitation to film at the 2017 World Shorinji Kempo Organization Taikai which also marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of Shorinji Kempo in 1947. This is a brief summary of this exciting event which took place this July.
A film clip taken from Warriors of Budo: Episode seven Shorinji Kempo. In this trailer we hear from Hombu Chief Instructor Tsunehiro Arai and watch the Embu or paired practice demonstrations.
A film clip from Warriors of Budo: Episode Six… featuring Jodo or short staff. This special Koryu class of Shinto Muso-Ryu Jodo takes place at the Kashima Shrine.
A clip from Warriors of Budo: Episode Two Karatedo… Sensei Tatsuya Naka, the 7th dan JKA Karate legend talks about his new career as a movie star.
Film clip taken from Warriors of Budo: Episode Five Kendo where Alex Bennett talks about his 7th dan Kendo grading, which he passed at the first attempt at a fairly young age .
A brief history of Karate taken from the Warriors of Budo: Episode One Karate.
In Meiji Park there is a demonstration of Kobudo or classical martial arts. It is the Meiji Jingu Enbu is held each year on November 3rd, a national holiday to celebrate Culture. This is the full version movie.