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 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.
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.
A two part series on the history of budo by Professor Takashi Uozumi. You can download the artwork covers here.
Part two commences at the dawn of the Meiji Restoration as a more progressive society questioned the usefulness of traditional Bujutsu.
A two part series on the history of Budo and the culture of the martial arts.
A two part series on the history of Budo and the culture of the martial arts. This is a long unabridged interview with professor Takashi Uozumi.