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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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The Professor of Budo

Book of Five Rings

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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The198.com Article…

One Shot. One LIfe

One Shot. One Life on the web….”I try to bring you a mixture of content here on the website, things that are slightly offbeat for our specific theme, but have an interesting story/concept. I especially enjoy ideas that can be pulled across as inspiration, this post today takes on a spiritual vibe.”   Shockingly I…

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Hypebeast discovers Empty Mind Films

Jon Braeley at AJKF

The very “cool and trendy” website Hypebeast published a story on our new release – One Shot. One Life. Unusual for such a commercial fashion site… has Empty Mind Films entered the mainstream? Here is part of the reprint…   Empty Mind Films, an independent film studio specializing in eastern mind and body practices, presents…

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Zen in the Art of Archery

One Shot. One Life. Zen of Japanese Archery

A clip from One Shot. One Life. Filmed at the beautiful Enma Kyudojo in the grounds of the Engakuj Temple is best described by the book title, Zen in the Art of Archery. As Koyama Yasuko sensei states “The method of Kyudo that this dojo practices is that of Standing Zen.” Share the video Facebook…

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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: One Shot. One Life

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In traditional martial arts, mastery of the art is not acquired through technical skill alone. In following ‘The Way’ one must look beyond technique to become a true master. In Japanese archery or Kyudo, hitting the target by itself is not enough. In order to shoot correctly we are instructed to “Shoot from the Heart”.…

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