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Fighting Sticks of Arnis: Bobby Taboada

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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.

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The History of Budo (Lectures)

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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.

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Warriors of Budo Artwork (Episode One)

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We are finally able to post the cover art for Episode One: Karatedo. Each episode of Warriors of Budo will have a different color theme. This is green. Our latest estimate is for an early October release for the episode one. Cover story notes: A warrior trains his entire life for a moment that may…

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Warriors of Budo. Series details

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  We have been overwhelmed recently with questions about our upcoming new series, Warriors of Budo. We thought we would publish some details on who is appearing in this epic series. The entire series will comprise of six episodes as below. Each episode will be a full length movie in itself, around 80 to 90…

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Trailer: Warriors of Budo

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This is the official trailer for our new release: Warriors of Budo. A seven episode series on the Japanese Martial Arts or Budo. Episodes include Karate, Aikido, Judo, Kendo, Naginata and Shorinji Kempo. Filmed on location in Japan over a two year period, the Warriors of Budo is the most complete and detailed broadcast video…

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Masutatsu Oyama… A Legacy

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  He was often known just by Mas Oyama… one of karate’s legendary figures and a pioneer of full contact fighting. He was the founder of Kyokushin Karate which is now known under a number of titles. It is a karate style very orientated toward competition and we recently attended the 5th Kyokushin Cup All Japan tournament…

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The Professor of Budo

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When we require a knowledgeable voice to talk about Budo, wether in the past or today, we turn to the Professor of Budo… Uozumi Takashi sensei. Professor Uozumi teaches and researches at the International Budo University (see photo below) and is the director of the Budo and Sports Research Institute. His main field of research…

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Martial Arts Beginnings…

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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

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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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