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 taken from our Wing Chun documentary as we introduce our audience to Sifu Sam Lau at his Hong Kong training center.
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.
A film clip from Fighting Sticks of Arnis featuring knife expert Grandmaster Bram Frank teaching the large Filipino Knife or Bolo.
A film clip taken from the Chen Village movie. We listen to some of the foreign students talk about what a visitor from outside China can expect when they come to study and practice Tai Chi Chuan at the remote Chen Village.
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 .