As a ball of fire sets over the Indian Ocean, Jonathan Brookins reflects on the fights he won and lost…“My opponent being myself has been tougher than anyone else I have ever fought.” This is a Fighters Journey featuring Ultimate Fighter Jonathan Brookins.
This is a story of great courage. When Jonathan Brookins was named Ultimate Fighter after winning the 12th Season UFC Finale, he was about to face a much tougher opponent… himself.
A video clip from Fighting Sticks of Arnis featuring the grandmaster Bobby Taboada. This is part of an interview filmed in the island of Negros where Bobby Taboada talks about his childhood on the streets of Cebu city and how he started training in Arnis and the Balintawak style.
A video clip from Fighting Sticks of Arnis featuring the grandmaster Rodel Dagooc during his legendary Sunday classes in Luneta Park, Manila.
In Fighting Sticks of Arnis we explore the Filipino Martial Arts with more than twelve grandmasters of Arnis guiding is across the Philippines from Manila to Cebu.
Wudang Master Zhong Yun Long featured in our new release, The Immortal Path… The Tao of Tai Chi Chuan. In this scene he talks about the relationship of Wudang Tai Chi Chuan and the Tao Te Ching.
An excerpt from our latest release The Immortal Path. This clip from the film features Standing Meditation… a Tai Chi practice that is found throughout the schools on Wudang Mountain. Standing meditation is a perfect example of non-action, an underlying theme of the Tao and found in the classic text, Tao Te Ching.
The Immortal Path, the Tao of Tai Chi Chuan. Our latest film release coming very soon. Eighteen months in the making, this is a remarkable documentary of the Taoist Martial Art of Tai Chi Chuan and of its relationship with the Tao.
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. This is a long unabridged interview with professor Takashi Uozumi.
From the Samurai weapon of 12th century Japan, the Naginata, to the weapon that evoked the coming of modern warfare, the bayonet or Jukendo and ending with almost a weaponless art… the short stick or Jodo.
No other Budo or Japanese martial art is so closely identified with Samurai culture and the spirit of Japan than Kendo, the way of the sword.
Mixing a martial art with religion is not new and can be traced back 1500 years ago to Shaolin Temple. There the similarity ends. Shorinji Kempo is a modern martial art combining the best of Japanese Budo techniques with a philosophy based on ancient Buddhist scriptures.
USA Olympic Judo coach Jimmy Pedro with Kayla Harrison (Olympic gold medal winner 2012) demonstrate gripping strategy in a match.
Sensei John Gage, 8th dan, gives an introduction to Jujutsu and explains how it differs from Judo.
Demonstration of Aikido’s Tenchi-nage by Susumu Chino of the Yoshinkan Aikido Hombu Dojo.