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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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Inoue Sensei at Kendo World Taikai

Budo Kendo world

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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In the Footsteps of Buddha: Meditation

Footsteps of the Buddha

A scene from our new 2014 release, In the Footsteps of the Buddha. This clip features a passenger from the ‘Buddha Express’ as he joins our pilgrims on Buddha’s journey. Here he discusses his introduction into Vipassana meditation – the technique discovered by the Buddha while he searched for enlightenment. It is a method of self-observation…

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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 Book of Five Rings

Book of Five Rings

  Following from the last topic which mentioned Musashi, one of the most important and well known historical texts on the Japanese Martial Arts is ‘Gorin-no-Sho’ or Book of Five Rings by the swordmaster Miyamoto Musashi. This is a rare copy of the complete five scrolls kept in the office of Japan’s leading expert on…

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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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