DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Meitoku YAGI (Meibukan Goju Ryu) Vol. #1 (40 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Meitoku YAGI (Meibukan Goju Ryu), 40 min.*5 New kata *Rare photos *A personal Interview with the Master *Taught the way Miyagi taught him *Precise and accurate movements.On this DVD you will see Master Meitoku Yagi and be able to learn his personal history and background. Plus you will see and learn the katas of the Meibukan as performed by their top instructors showing every nuance and detail that they are so well known for. Also you will be able to learn and see all the forms that Yagi Sensei developed and added to the Meibukan Goju curriculm. Brilliantly photographed and expertly presented. This preserves the teaching of this great master and his teacher Chojun Miyagi Sensei.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Katsuya MIYAHIRA (Shidokan Shorin Ryu) Vol. #2 (32 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Katsuya MIYAHIRA (Shidokan Shorin Ryu), 32 min.*Rare photos *Learn the way he was taught by Chibana Sensei *So many katas and variations *A personal Interview *and so much more.Katsuya Miyahira born in 1918 is one of the true Okinawan Masters of Shorin Ryu Karate. A direct student of Chosin Chibana Sensei this is one of the best DVD's ever on this fabulous old and illustrious styles of Okinawan Karate. You will also be able to hear full length interview of the master plus so many forms done properly by the master himself and his students that you will have enough information for the next 30 years of training. High quality professionally shot and produced. This is one of the tapes that you will be very happy you own.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Shuguro NAKAZATO (Shorin Kan Shorin Ryu) Vol. #3 (35 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Shuguro NAKAZATO (Shorin Kan Shorin Ryu), 35 min.*Weapon Katas *Empty Hand Forms *Special Interview with the master *Rare Photos *and so much more.Shuguro Nakazato born in 1921 Teaches Shorin Kan Shorin Ryu which is his own interpretation of the kata and style of karate that he learnt from his Sensei Chosen Chibana. On this DVD you will learn the katas that are taught in his Okinawan dojo. They are performed by himself and his senior students. Expertly filmed and professionally produced you will also have the opportunity to listen to a interview done with the master that is a tell all of Shorin Ryu Karate.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Eiichi MIYAZATO (Jundokan Goju Ryu) Vol. #4 (42 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Eiichi MIYAZATO (Jundokan Goju Ryu), 42 min.*All Goju Katas *Hojo Undo *Personal Interview *many Rare Photos *and so much more.The Jundokan is believed to be the best Goju in Okinawa as it employs all the training of Miyagi Chojun from the basics, kata, weight training, hand leg and body conditioning and so much more it is amazing. This DVD has a complete interview with Miyazato Ei'ichi Sensei where he tells his entire Goju Story. The kata performances are impeccable and filmed professionally by professionals and the production is absolutely perfect as well. If you do Okinawan or Japanese Goju you need this DVD as this is one of the best of the best ever produced on the hard soft style created by Master Chojun Miyagi.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - JUNDOKAN - More than just Kata Vol. #5 (27 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - JUNDOKAN - More than just Kata, 27 min.*No katas *Lots of Self defence Techniques *Bunkai *Shime Waza *Performed by The Jundokan's best.The Jundokan is like many dojo that practise kata but this DVD is much different in that you will be able to learn all the Hojo Undo, Shime Waza, Self Defence techniques from the kata and outside of the kata. The drills are taught by the seniors at the dojo and you will see what makes the Jundokan much different then most of the other dojo's in Okinawa. This DVD will show you exactly how to practise like they do in the Jundokan.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Masanobu SHINJO (Shobukan Goju Ryu) Vol. #6 (62 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Masanobu SHINJO (Shobukan Goju Ryu), 62 min.*The Bull of Goju *All Goju Kata *Weights Hojo Undo *Bunkai and More.The Bull of Goju Ryu Masanobu Shinjo is one of the few who really captured the essence of Goju and in this DVD you will learn his kata, his Hojo Undo drills and routines plus him performing Supraumpai a short time before he passed away. This is one of those DVD's that you would normally pass up but beieve me when you see this Shinjo do kata you will understand why the seniors of Goju in Okinawa say he does kata the closest way to the way Miyagi did kata of any of the Goju Masters.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Matayoshi SHINPO (Matayoshi Kobudo) Vol. #9 (60 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Matayoshi SHINPO (Matayoshi Kobudo), 60 min.*So many weapons forms *Rare old Chinese like forms *A Biography of Master Matayoshi Shinpo *Many of these forms have never been seen before.Okinawan Legendary Kobudo Master Matayoshi Shinpo, was filmed shortly before his untimely death in September 1997. Master Matayoshi, along with his senior students, perform many of the traditional Okinawan weapons forms that he was taught by his father, Matayoshi Shinko. On this exciting DVD you will be able to learn these forms, as well as sparring drills and unusual sparring drills second to none. These intricate forms and moves are for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Matayoshi's karate has a very strong Chinese influence and is now taught in over 2000 schools worldwide.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Tetsuhiro HOKAMA (Bo Jitsu) Vol. #10 (63 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Tetsuhiro HOKAMA (Bo Jitsu), 63 min.*See inside Okinawa's only karate Kobudo museum.Tetsuhiro Hokama is well known for his amazing martial arts museum and as well his tremendous skill with the bo staff. On this DVD you will see inside the Okinawan Karate Kobudo Museum and be taken thru a guided tour of this amazing facility. Also Master Hokama will teach you rare Bo katas and drills that will totally improve your bo staff traning no matter what level of proficiency you are at.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Shoshin NAGAMINE (Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu) Vol. #11 (36 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Shoshin NAGAMINE (Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu), 36 min.*The Grand Old man of Shorin Ryu *Footage from three different decades *Terrific Drill Combinations *Basics-Kata and much more.Filmed in 1964, 1996 and 1997, this DVD is a complete overview of Master Shoshin Nagamine in his prime, and then later in life. Included are the empty hand kata, weapons kata and weight training exercises related to the Shorin Ryu style. One of the few 10th dans in karate, Nagamine Sensei passed away in 1997, after the Okinawan World Karate Championships, where he demonstrated his kata in front of a crowd who responded with a standing ovation. This important demonstration, and his last public demonstration, can be seen on this DVD. This DVD is part of Okinawan Shorin Ryu History.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Yoshimatsu MATSUDA (Shorin Ryu) Vol. #12 (54 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Yoshimatsu MATSUDA (Shorin Ryu), 54 min.*Three all New Shorin Ryu Kata *Strong-Hard-Fast *Easy to follow *and much more.This DVD is by one of Okinawa’s most technically and knowledgeable Shorin Ryu Karate ka, Yoshimatsu Matsuda 9th dan. Matsuda Sensei has been compared to Goju’s Morio Higaonna technically, and his power and speed are second to none, as is demonstrated herein. You will be able to learn all the original Shorin Ryu kata, plus three all new Myobukan, Seiru, and Fujite. All 3 of these new and exciting katas make this DVD, which was filmed in Tomari, Okinawa, a must for Shorin Ryu stylists. This DVD is easy to follow for all levels from beginners to advanced. Master Matsuda has one of the largest dojos in Okinawa and his following of students is growing daily.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Chosen CHIBANA (Shorin Ryu) Vol. #13 (21 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Chosen CHIBANA (Shorin Ryu), 21 min.*The Inheritor of all Shorin Ryu *Full color *Performed by the master *and much more."Chosen Chibana was one of the most important figures in Okinawan Karate.A student of Anko Itosu, Chibana began his karate training in the early 1900’s and his dojo training partners included names like Gichin Funakoshi, Kenwa Mabuni to mention but a few, his contemporaries included names like Chogun Miyagi, Chotoku Kyan, Taira Shinken and many others. In this DVD, which was shot in the 1960’s by Mr. Taiju Lee you will see the only known footage of Master Chibana. You will see him perform katas like the Naihanchi’s, Passai and several others. Some this extremely rare footage was even shot in full brilliant color making it even more spectaculiar. Plus there is a full interview with Mr. Lee about Chibana Sensei and much more.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Eisuke AKAMINE (Kobudo Hozon Shinkokai) Vol. #14 (20 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Eisuke AKAMINE (Kobudo Hozon Shinkokai), 20 min.*Shot in his dojo in early 1960's *Original kata direct form Taira Shinken *Black and White footage *and so much more.Eisuke Akamine was a direct student of Taira Shinken and as well his senior student. He was the second President of “Ryu Kyu Kobudo Hozon Shinkokai” until his passing. In this DVD, which was shot in the 1960’s by Mr. Taiju Lee you will see Akamine Sensei performing many of these katas he learnt from Taira Sensei directly. Like his teacher Taira he was also interested in preserving the ancient art of Kobudo for future generations. There is also a short interview with Mr. Lee about his training with Akamine Sensei and then he does a demonstrationof the forms he learnt from Master Akamine.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Masaji TAIRA (Bunkai Master) Vol. #16 (76 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Masaji TAIRA (Bunkai Master), 76 min.*Practical usefull Bunkai *Makiwara supreme *Thinking outside the box Bunkai *One of the ebst DVD's ever on Bunkai.Masaji Taira is a one of a kind as he is able to bring the kata to life by disecting the bunkai of the Okinawan Goju Kata. His home dojo is the famous Jundokan dojo home of the best in Okinawa. His skill is second to none and few if any are able to keep up to this master of the bunkai. As a undercover police officer in Naha Okinawa he has the chance to road test his techniques and skill. He is still alive to tell of his escapades on the streets of Okinawa. This is not ordinary Bunkai as you will see and this is what makes him in such greatd emand all over the world for seminars.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Hojo Undo Supplementary Training Vol. #19 (32 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Hojo Undo Supplementary Training, 32 min.One of the facinating things of Okinawan karate is their unique Hojo Undo training. Translated it means Supplementary exercises. These specialy designed exercises include Makiwara, Chi ishi, Nigiri Game, Ishi Sashi, Jari Bako, Makiage Kigu, and Kongo ken. These exercises are used to improve the muscles used in the actual karatetechniques. Many of these may seem redundent with the advent of modern day weight training but the mobility that can be used with these rather then the stationary modern day equipment is what makes them of such great value.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Yoshitsune SENEGA (Uechi Ryu) Vol. #20 (29 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Yoshitsune SENEGA (Uechi Ryu), 29 min.*Demonstrations *Applications Uechi Ryu style *Katas *Biography and history.Yoshitsune Senega is one of the unsung hero's of Okinawan uechi Ryu Karate. This DVD will show you why his karate is so amazing and although a humble man his karate and kobudo is some of the best ever to come out of Okinawa. You will see him demonstrate performing tamashiwara (breaking skills) makiwara and so much more. He shows his weapons skills that he learnt from Matayoshi Shinpo plus beautiful kicks and just so much more. You too will become an instant fan of Sensega an unsung hero of Okinawan Martial Arts.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Monuments Museums and More Vol. #21 (39 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Martial Arts Monuments Museums and More, 39 min.*Monuments and Memorials *Budokan *Shuri Castle *Home dojo's and more.This DVD is like a trip to Okinawa for the martial arts efficiado who just can not afford to go. Museums, monuments, dojo's, Budokan, history, guided tours, historic sights, rare artifacts, and so much more you will be in awe. See the famous Shuri Castle and right down to home personal dojo's of masters performing there art in street clothes. Truly an up close and personal tour of Okinawan martial arts.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Jundokan Old School 1984 Vol. #22 (28 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Jundokan Old School 1984, 28 min.*Demonstrations *Hojo Undo *Rare Photos *Drills and much more.The jundokan was opened in 1957 and the present structure was built in 1970 this is an up close and personal look at the 184 Jundokan and what they were practising like back then. The faces may have changed sense then but the art form has not. Miyazato Sensei was in middle of developing a stable of high quality students who would carry on both Miyagi Chojun and his legacy for the next generation and when you see these karate ka practise and demonstrate everything from kata to hojo Undo you will see what exactly makes this Goju karate so much different then theb other Goju dojo's in Okinawa.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Gichin FUNAKOSHI (Shotokan) Vol. #23 (56 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Gichin FUNAKOSHI (Shotokan), 56 min.*Kata in its original form *Performed by the master himself *See inside one of Japans famous Keio University *See the first Black Belt Gradings.Gichin Funakoshi an Okinawa was asked ot go to Japan and introduce the mainland to this rare and beautiful art form known as karate and that is exactly what he did. He demonstrated his skill and intellect in such a way that he and his art were well accepeted by the Japanese martial arts community including names like Kano who became a close friend and promotor of Funakoshi's karate.
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Masters of the 1900's Vol. #24 (46 min.)
DVD Okinawan Karate & Kobudo Legends - Masters of the 1900's, 46 min.*An overview of the masters of 1900's *Shuri Te, Naha Te, Kobudo and more *A short tour of Okinawan sites and monuments * and much more.This DVD is a short introduction on each of the individuals in this series called Okinawan Karate Kobudo Legends from Funakoshi to Miyazato, Yagi to Nakazato, Chibana to Akamine and so many more. You will see and hear their own stories and history. Truly a one of a kind on Okinawa Karate and Kobudo produced for those who want a quick over view on the Okinawan Martial Arts.