Years in the making, the Budo: Japanese/Okinawan Masters of the Martial Arts DVD is an incredible collection of the best Masters of Budo: Karate, Aikido, Judo, Sword, Kobudo, and much more. This is not just one person's collection - more than 15 of the world's leading martial artists have contributed to its making. The narration is detailed, the music appropriate, and the writing factual. The rare archival footage ranges from 1917 to as recent as 2003. This DVD is perfect for martial arts schools to play as a history lesson, or for those who are interested in comparing the kata of Higa Seko to that of Yagi Meitoku, or who want to compare Hidetaka Nishyama to Gichin Funakoshi, or maybe Nagamine's Shorin Ryo to Hohan Soken's Shorin Ryu. You will see why Masters such as Ueshiba, Nishiyama, Kano and Miyazato will go down in history as legends and national treasures of Japan. Plus, you will see some of the most amazing feats of power ever: Tak Kubota smashing his shins with a sledge hammer, Seiji Uechi slicing a solid concrete slab with a single cut of a sword, Mas Oyama fighting a Bull, Hidetaka Nishiyama smashing boards in four different directions, and so much more. They are all here: Yamaguchi, Ueshiba, Kano, Higa Seko, Nishiyama, Tomiki, Richard Kim, Oshiro, Demura, Tohei, Kubota, and close to 70 more of the most famous Japanese/Okinawan Masters of the Martial Arts.
1 hour and 52 minutes