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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

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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: Art of the Japanese Sword

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Considered the pinnacle of Japanese culture for more than a thousand years, the Japanese sword endures today as a legacy of the Samurai and as a beautiful but deadly work of art. In this detailed exploration of the swordsmiths craft you will enter a rarified world where ancient steel is forged into the sharpest and…

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Trailer: One Shot. One Life

In traditional martial arts, mastery of the art is not acquired through technical skill alone. In following ‘the way’ one must look beyond technique to become a true master. Yet the teachers tell us that only through technique will we be able to hit the target correctly. This is starting to sound like a Zen…

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