An excerpt from our latest release The Immortal Path. This clip from the film features Standing Meditation… a Tai Chi practice that is found throughout the schools on Wudang Mountain. Standing meditation is a perfect example of non-action, an underlying theme of the Tao and found in the classic text, Tao Te Ching.
The Immortal Path, the Tao of Tai Chi Chuan. Our latest film release coming very soon. Eighteen months in the making, this is a remarkable documentary of the Taoist Martial Art of Tai Chi Chuan and of its relationship with the Tao.
Part two commences at the dawn of the Meiji Restoration as a more progressive society questioned the usefulness of traditional Bujutsu.
A two part series on the history of Budo and the culture of the martial arts. This is a long unabridged interview with professor Takashi Uozumi.
From the Samurai weapon of 12th century Japan, the Naginata, to the weapon that evoked the coming of modern warfare, the bayonet or Jukendo and ending with almost a weaponless art… the short stick or Jodo.
No other Budo or Japanese martial art is so closely identified with Samurai culture and the spirit of Japan than Kendo, the way of the sword.
Mixing a martial art with religion is not new and can be traced back 1500 years ago to Shaolin Temple. There the similarity ends. Shorinji Kempo is a modern martial art combining the best of Japanese Budo techniques with a philosophy based on ancient Buddhist scriptures.
Judo… created by Jogoro Kano from an ancient deadly fighting art into ‘the gentle way’. It is the only Budo that is an Olympic sport.