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.
A film clip from Warriors of Budo: Episode Six… featuring Jodo or short staff. This special Koryu class of Shinto Muso-Ryu Jodo takes place at the Kashima Shrine.
A clip from Warriors of Budo: Episode Two Karatedo… Sensei Tatsuya Naka, the 7th dan JKA Karate legend talks about his new career as a movie star.
Film clip taken from Warriors of Budo: Episode Five Kendo where Alex Bennett talks about his 7th dan Kendo grading, which he passed at the first attempt at a fairly young age .
A brief history of Karate taken from the Warriors of Budo: Episode One Karate.
In Meiji Park there is a demonstration of Kobudo or classical martial arts. It is the Meiji Jingu Enbu is held each year on November 3rd, a national holiday to celebrate Culture. This is the full version movie.
The school of swordmanship known as Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū is at the Shinbukan Dōjō in Narita City with instruction lead by Ōtake Risuke Shihan. It is the first martial arts school to be designated an intangible cultural asset in Japan.