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The world's best Martial Arts documentaries

Martial Arts of Japan

Karate. Aikido. Judo. Jujutsu. Kendo. Koryu. Iaido. Naginata. Jodo. Tankendo. Jukendo. Shorinji Kempo. Kyudo.

Martial Arts of China + SE Asia

Wushu. Tai Chi Chuan. Shaolin Kungfu. Wing Chun. Xingyi. Baghuazhang. Yichuan. Wudangquan. Modern Arnis. Pencak Silat

Mind + Body

Buddhism. Zen Buddhism. Shintoism. Taoism. Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture. Ayurveda. GiGong. Daoyin. Meditation. Yoga.

"The World's best Martial Arts documentaries"

- Editor, Black Belt Magazine

The Immortal Path: The Tao of Tai Chi Chuan

Explore the Martial Arts of Wudang Mountain and Tai Chi Chuan with our guide, Wudang Grandmaster and Taoist Priest Zhong Yun Long

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"Art of the Japanese Sword blew the doors off the documentary I have seen produced by National Geographic."


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Jon Braeley by Black Belt Magazine

The story of Jon Braeley and Empty Mind Films from Black Belt Magazine. Somewhere between a Hollywood action flick and…

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One Shot. One Life

Trailer: One Shot. One Life

In Kyudo or Japanese Archery one must look beyond technique to become a true master.

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Chen Village

Chen Village by Journal of Martial Arts

In Chen Village, director Jon Braeley has captured taijiquan’s history, recorded valuable interviews with masters and…

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Kendo Enbu Taikai in Kyoto

A compilation of the 8th dan Kendo matches that took place in Kyoto at the Butokuden in 2012

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