Film clip taken from History of Budo: Part Two. Professor Uozumi explains how Budo expanded internationally and what led to the sportification of Budo.
An in-depth interview with our director, Jon Braeley by Kendo World Magazine.
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.
The deadly arts of Naginata and Jukendo and Tankendo and Jodo… the weapons of Bujutsu.
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.
Kendo World Magazine has a new issue with a featured story on Empty Mind Films and an interview with Jon Braeley.