Empty Mind Films were very humbled to recieve a kind invitation to film at the 2017 World Shorinji Kempo Organization Taikai which also marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of Shorinji Kempo in 1947. This is a brief summary of this exciting event which took place this July.
A two part series on the history of budo by Professor Takashi Uozumi. You can download the artwork covers here.
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.
The deadly arts of Naginata and Jukendo and Tankendo and Jodo… the weapons of Bujutsu.
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.
Cover artwork for Episode Four: Judo of our Warriors of Budo series… A Journey to Explore the Way of Martial Arts. Release due in Early April 2015.
Short featurette of the life of a foreign Uchideshi or ‘live-in’ apprentice in Japan training in Aikido.