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.
Featuring Moriteru Ueshiba (Doshu) of Aikikai Foundation, Tsuneo Ando and Jim Dawes of Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu, Susumu Chino of Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo… and more.
Cover artwork for Episode Three: Aikido of our Warriors of Budo series… A Journey to Explore the Way of Martial Arts. Release due in Mid-March 2015.
Warriors of Budo series narrator, Dr Alex Bennett talks to NHK TV about his life in Kendo and Budo.
From our Warriors of Budo series. Master Hironori Ohtsuka of Wado Ryu Karate demonstrates the best practice for Seiza or sitting.
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…
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…
Our good friend and representative in Japan for all things Budo, Baptiste Taverner introduced us to Jukendo, the art of the bayonet.
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…
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.” [fvplayer src=’https://s3.amazonaws.com/trailer.emptymindfilms.com/One-Shot-Clip4-720.mp4′ width=1020 height=575…