DVD HISTORICAL G.FUNAKOSHI AND JKA MASTERS 1940-1950, 32 min.
DVD Collectors Edition "Gichin Funakoshi 1940-50", 30 min., english. This video features the founder of Shotokan Karate actually performing Ippon Kumite techniques qith Sensei Isao Obata. This video was filmed before the JKA was even formed. JKA-masters such as Nakayama, Kase, Kanazawa, Okazaki and Nishiyama performing dojo training and exhibitions of their favourite techniques when they were in their teens and ealy 20's. This footage comes from the 1940's or early 50's. The quality of this vide is of course not of today's standard.
DVD G.FUNAKOSHI 1924 VINTAGE FOOTAGE and KEIO UNIV., 30 min., jap.-english
DVD "Gichin Funakoshi 1924 Vintage Footage", 30 min. japanese. The father of modern Karate-Do is captured on this remarkable documentary film demostrating Tekki Shodan, Tekki Nidan, tekki Sandan and Meikyo kata shot c. 1924. Shot on location at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan at the Keio Karatebu (Karate Club of Keo) which was the first University to adopt Karate into it's physical education curriculum. In addition to Sensei Funakoshi, there is lots of other footage (including the 15 basic kata) covering the training of the University students and summer training camps (shochu keiko) 1932 at the beach. This "must have" video is a cultural and historical treasure! Due to the bad condition of the original recordings the quality of this video is not of today's standard.
DVD KARATE THE ART OF EMPTY HAND FIGHTING (Nishiyama & JKA 1955), 130 min.
DVD KARATE THE ART OF EMPTY HAND FIGHTING (Nishiyama & JKA 1955), 130 min. Two-DVD Set. Presented by Hal Sharp's Bushido series. Featuring Masatoshi Nakayama, Hidetaka Nishiyama, Hirokazu Kanazawa and other top JKA masters in this 1955 classic film. PLUS: Takayuki Mikami in 1955 doing a full demonstration in high quality. Extra bonus: 90 min. interview with master Nishiyama in 2001 plus training session with master Nishiyama in his Los Angeles dojo.
DVD The Cat Gogen Yamaguchi, english 60 min.
DVD The Cat Gogen Yamaguchi, english. This historic video is a documentary on Gogen Yamaguchi, Hanshi 10th Dan and founder of Japanese Goju Ryu Karate and the rise of the Goju Kai. Biography of Yamaguchi Sensei detailing his life in Karate Do, an instructional portion featuring the kicking, punching and blocking techniques of Japanese Goju. A demonstration of the Goju Kata Sanchin, Tensho, Saifa, Sanseiryu, Shisochin, Seienchin, Seisan, Seipai, Kururunfa and Suparenpei. Rare historic footage of Yamaguichi Sensei’s training camp including outdoor training, breaking techniques, kata and kumite. Contains Yamaguichi sensei’s famous Seishin Renshu spirit training and waterfall meditation on Mt. Karuma in Japan. Concludes with Yamaguichi Sensei’s funeral ceremony and a special demonstration of the Goju Kai Hakutsuru or White Crane Kata demonstrated by Goshi Yamaguichi, Yamaguichi Sensei’s youngest son. A piece of history. 60 min.
DVD Series Karate Shotokan Katas & Bunkai 1th and 2th Dan, disciples of Funakoshi, French PAL all region: Vol.1 Vol.2
DVD Series Karate Shotokan Katas & Bunkai 1th and 2th Dan, disciples of Funakoshi at Keio university, Japan, French (filmed in Japan). Official program of Kata and Bunkai for 1st and 2nd Dan, presented by the Masters: Kase, Mashimo, Suzuki, Iwamoto, Oohashi, Wada, Toyoda and Nagura. Discover also the original karate from Gichin Funakoshi through the movements and katas, and through the interviews of his direct followers.Vol. 1 (65 min): Katas with parts of Bunkai : Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yodan, Tekki Shodan, Bo katas: Suushin no kon y Sakugawa no kon, Bo against SaiVol. 2 (60 min): Katas with parts of Bunkai : Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai, Enpi, Hangetsu, Jion, TENSHO (as teached by master Funakoshi, Gichin!). Original forms of Jion, Kanku-dai and Enpi, interviews with the masters of Keio university
DVD JKA KUMITE 'THE LEGEND', English 32 min., region code 2
DVD-Video JKA KUMITE 'THE LEGEND', English. Go no sen, uchi waza, tenshin, sekkin waza, tsuki waza, keri waza, henka waza, kizamikeri waza, kuzushi waza. The following masters show their favourite kumite techniques: Nakayama, Shoji, Asai, Ueki, Enoeda, Abe, Tanaka, Iida, Oishi, Osaka, Yahara, Senfuka, Naito, Omura and Kawazoe. The comments give us an idea about the personality fo each master.
DVD JKA World Shotokan Karate Championships Sunderland 1990 155 min.
DVD JKA World Shotokan Karate Championships Sunderland 1990 (re-mastered 2007), PAL, 155 min. All Finals: Female: Individual Kata, Individual Kumite, Team kata. Male: Individual Kata, Individual Kumite, Team Kata, Team Kumite where Great Britain wins over Japan!
DVD WORLD SHOTO CUP
Now availables in DVD the images of the World Cups SHOTOKAN JKA of the years 1983, 1985, 1996, 1998 and 2000. 1983: 4th World Cup IAKF Egypt 60 min. 1985: 1st World Shoto Cup JKA Japan 55 min. 1996: 6ª World Shoto Cup JKA Japan, 90min. 1998: 7th World Shoto Cup JKA Paris 90 min. 2000: 8th World Shoto Cup JKA Nippon Budo-Kan Japan 90 min.
DVD Series Shotokan DEFENSA PERSONAL-GOSHIN vol.3, disciples of Funakoshi, French PAL all region, vol.3, 75 min.
DVD Series Shotokan SELF DEFENSE - KARATE SHOTOKAN - GOSHIN vol.3, 75 min. disciples of Funakoshi at Keio university, Japan, French (filmed in Japan), 35 GOSHIN-JUTSU techniques. Here is volume 3 of the series recently filmed in the famous KEIO dojo, Japan. The techniques are performed and explained by several direct students of Gichin FUNAKOSHI. Some have been training Karate for more than 60 years, including about 10 years studying with the founder of Shotokan Karate. This DVD focuses on the self-defence aspects of Karate and presents 30 Goshin-Jutsu techniques. Funakoshi's students, the Masters SUZUKI, KINICHI and Mamoru KASE have been training Karate for more than 60 years, including about 10 years studying with the founder of Shotokan Karate.
DVD CHOJUN MIYAGI'S DISCIPLES 30 min.
DVD CHOJUN MIYAGI'S DISCIPLES, 30 min., EnglishThis DVD shows the top students of Master Chojun Miyagi demonstrating the katas the way the master taught them so if you want to see he original versions of the Goju katas this is the right place. You will see Miyazato, Yagi, Higa, Sakayama, Toguchi, Yamaguchi to name but a few of the top students demonstrating their kata. Watch the Disciples of Chojun Miyagi perform Goju at its very best. Watch Zen Priest Sogen Sakayama Roshi perform Sanchin, Yagi Meitoku perform Seipai, Higa Seko demonstrating Suparempi and so much more. Also included are many rare photos of Chojun Miyagi Sensei teaching demonstrating with his contemporaries.
DVD ORIGINS of SHOTOKAN, Sean R. Marshall, english
DVD ORIGINS of SHOTOKAN, Sean R. Marshall, English, 118 min. Master Gichin Funakoshi's Okinawan Karate Lineage. Shorin Ryu Roots of Japanese Shotokan Karate. Studying the Okinawan version of japanese Shotokan Karate. This DVD is a very interesting, refreshing and deep research and very inspiring purely individual approach to understanding the origins of today's modern Japanese Shotokan Karate! Contents: Introduction, Junbi Undo (preparation exercises) with appropriate history & development narrated (making certain researched points and conclusions such as summarily discussing the proof that Master Itosu could not have been the original creator of the pin'an kata, and that it appears evident to have in fact been Master Matsumura who devised them, while Itosu altered those originals), Kata & Hojo Undo (complementary exercises), and Bunkaijutsu (realistic applications). Hojo undo: include the makiwara, nigiri game, [make-shift] chiishi (chi-tetsu), alternate ishi-/tetsu-geta/sashi, jari ...