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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. 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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Inoue Sensei at Kendo World Taikai

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This is a short clip of Kendo master Inoue Yoshihiko Sensei., 9th Dan. Filmed at the Kendo World Magazine Taikai at the Budokan, Tokyo in 2012. One of Japan’s foremost experts on Kendo Kata and it’s history and philosophy. Inoue Sensei was the author of Kendo Kata: Essence and Application among other titles. Although his philosophy is applied…

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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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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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Trailer: Art of the Japanese Sword

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Considered the pinnacle of Japanese culture for more than a thousand years, the Japanese sword endures today as a legacy of the Samurai and as a beautiful but deadly work of art. In this detailed exploration of the swordsmiths craft you will enter a rarified world where ancient steel is forged into the sharpest and…

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