DVD The empty mind - The Spirit and Philosophy of Martial Arts 78 min., region free
DVD The empty mind - The Spirit and Philosophy of Martial Arts, 78 min., region free. Winner - Best Florida Film at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. Through revealing interviews and intimate film of their daily training, you will experience the philosophical and physical elements that unite all great masters of traditional Martial Arts. You'll get a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection and why this plays such an important role in the not only in martial arts, but in your daily life. Features: Hirokazu Kanazawa - SKIF Karate, Masahiko Tanaka - JKA Karate, Teruyuki Okazaki - JKA/ISKF Karate, Masao Kagawa - JKS Karate, Moriteru Ueshiba - Aikido, AJKF Kendo - Japan Kendo (sword fighting) Championships, ANKF Kyudo (archery) - Meiji Shrine, Sifu Zhao Ping - Beijing WuShu, Master Zhang Shengli - Beijing KungFu, Monk De Yang - Shaolin Temple Kung-fu, Priests of Wudang - Purple Cloud TaiChi. Filmed on-location (in progressive-scan digital video with Dolby Digital 5.1 ...
DVD TANAKA MASAHIKO - THE TRADITION, english and japanese, NTSC DCMP-954
DVD HASHA - LAST PROGRAM - THE TRADITION. Documentary DVD about Sensei TANAKA, Masahiko, 8th Dan, english and japanese, 50 min., NTSC. From the first competitions to his victorious fights becoming the JKA no. 1 kumite champion. How he started, how he trained and prepared himself without instructor. Katas: Enpi, Jitte. Tsuki - waza, keri - waza, tokui - waza. The last Samurai.
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 Warriors of Budo Episode One: Karatedo 65 min., region free
DVD Warriors of Budo Episode One: Karatedo, 65 min., region free. Chapter One: Kalari, perhaps Karate’s oldest ancestor. Chapter Two: Shaolin Temple, the roots of martial arts. Chapter Three: Okinawa, the birthplace of Karate featuring Sensei Morio Higaonna, 10th dan. Warriors of Budo Episode One: Karatedo begins at the Okinawan dojo of Sensei Morio Higaonna acknowledged as a true Warrior of Budo. A warrior trains his entire life for a moment that may never arrive. As a master of the fighting arts, achieving victory in a fight that may even mean death, can be a simple matter. Yet at the highest level, a Warrior of Budo will choose peace instead of conflict. Sensei Morio Higaonna is a Warrior of Budo. At the age of seventy five, his passion for Karate still burns bright, like a fire in his belly. Each morning Higaonna walks downstairs to his Okinawa dojo and begins his routine… warm ups and makiwara training followed by Sanchin kata and technique. Each evening he teaches class, leaving ...
DVD Warriors of Budo Episode Two: Karatedo 65 min., region free
DVD Warriors of Budo Episode Two: Karatedo, 65 min., region free. Chapter One: Japan Karate Association. Chapter Two: Karatenomichi World Federation. Chapter Three: Int. Federation of Wado Ryu Karatedo. By the time the senior students of Gichin Funakoshi opened the doors of the Japan Karate Association in 1949, Shotokan Karate was already well established. Just six months after Funakoshi’s death in 1957, the JKA held the first JKA All Japan Karate Championship and opened the door to Karate as a sport. Tatsuya Naka, 7th dan, a past winner of the All Japan Championships, is a new generation of JKA instructor. With his good looks and Karate skills he soon caught the attention of the movie industry. His first movie, Kuro Obi received praise from critics and Budoka alike for it’s realistic portrayal of Martial Arts, thanks to the casting of Naka in the lead role. For some Karate will never be a sport. There are no rules and no second chances. It is Bujutsu, where defeat has one consequence… ...