We are pleased to announce that our new 2018 movie catalog is now available with updated new film releases.
To go deeper into the many styles of Pencak Silat we are traveling back to the heart of Indonesia, to its roots in Central Java. Historically this region has produced more styles than any other and it is here that Inti Ombak’s lineage can be traced back many centuries to the Mataram Kingdom.
On a secluded mountain peak above Five-Dragon, Wudang’s oldest Daoist temple, is a cave excavated out of the mountain rock. In the tradition of the Daoist hermit, it’s purpose was as a sanctuary for meditation and Tai Chi.
A clip from The Island Art of Silat featuring the Pencak Silat style of Tapak Suci. Founded 50 years ago, in a time of great political upheaval in Java, Tapak Suci followers wear a distinctive red uniform in a tribute to the Muslim struggle against communism that took place in Indonesia in the 1960’s.
We are pleased to release the cover artwork for our new release, The Island Art of Silat.
The official trailer for our upcoming new release: The Island Art of Silat. This is a Journey across Indonesia to uncover the secrets of one of the world’s most important and relatively undiscovered martial arts… Pencak Silat.
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 film clip taken from Warriors of Budo: Episode seven Shorinji Kempo. In this trailer we hear from Hombu Chief Instructor Tsunehiro Arai and watch the Embu or paired practice demonstrations.