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Martial Arts Beginnings…

How does anyone outside of Japan or China get started in the Martial Arts? I grew up in Yorkshire, England. A long way from oriental martial arts. Yet there were good places to train in both Chinese and Japanese martial arts even in the north of England. It was the year of Enter the Dragon and I…

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Trailer: The Empty Mind

the empty mind

Our classic signature documentary. Here is what the editor of Black Belt Magazine had to say: “I must say I was impressed. Professionally filmed in Japan and China, it profiles practitioners of Aikido, Karate, Kendo, Kyudo, Shaolin Kingfu, Tai Chi and Wushu as they plied their trade in the dojos and tournaments. On a personal…

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Trailer: Chen Village

Chen Village

When you enter Chen village, you are struck by how unremarkable it is. Set in the remote China countryside surrounded by farmland, it appears to offer little. Except for one fact. Out of a population of 3,000 some 2,500 practice Tai Chi Chuan. In China it is known simply as Taiji village and is the…

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Trailer: The Zen Mind

the zen mind

When Dogen, the founder of Soto Zen, brought Zen to Japan from China 800 years ago, it quickly took root and became an integral part of Japanese life. Yet what do we know about zen practice in Japan today? The Zen Mind is a fascinating journey across Japan to explore zen in its natural habitat.…

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Trailer: Warriors of China

warriors of china

Travel inside the middle kingdom to experience the martial art of China. This once in a lifetime quest was to document the external styles and the internal arts in one movie. Shaolin Temple Kungfu and Sanshou boxing, Wudangquan, Tai Chi Chuan, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and Yiquan and more. These are the Warriors of China!  

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Trailer: Masters of Heaven and Earth

masters of heaven and earth

Explore the most mysterious martial art of all … Tai Chi Chuan. The Supreme Ultimate. The Heaven and Earth. Come with us to meet the best Tai Chi masters of China and gain a deeper understanding of Yang style, Chen style and Wudang Tai Chi Chuan. With the backdrop of the Forbidden City, Chen Village…

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Trailer: A Natural Way

With health care costs soaring in the west, looking east to alternative medicine is the answer. In this comprehensive look into traditional medicine we connect India, Tibet and China through the core philosophy of the Five Elements and the common belief that a life-force exists that is vital to sustain a healthy life.   A Natural…

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Trailer: Talking with Buddha

talking with buddha

A heart warming journey among Tibetan Buddhist monasteries to seek guidance from some of the great Lamas of Buddhism, including His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. All this and more against a backdrop of Himalaya mountains and the rythmic chanting of morning prayers. This documentary will enlighten you about a religion that is often seen as…

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