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Warriors of Budo | 65 mins | Documentary

For a master of martial arts victory takes seconds. Not losing takes a lifetime.


S 1 | E 1 | Warriors of Budo Episode One: Karate (2015)

At the age of seventy five, Sensei Morio Higaonna begins each day the same, a walk downstairs to his Okinawan dojo or training room. Here, Higaonna goes through his private routine… four hours of gruelling Karate that involves striking large stones with hands and feet to toughen them and endless Kata or pre-arranged technique. Each evening he teaches class, leaving his students with little strength left to get home. It is after midnight when Higaonna leaves his dojo to walk back upstairs. This is a Warrior of Budo.

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Warriors of Budo Episode One: Karate
G - General Audiences
2015
For a master of martial arts victory takes seconds. Not losing takes a lifetime.
At the age of seventy five, Sensei Morio Higaonna begins each day the same, a walk downstairs to his Okinawan dojo or training room. Here, Higaonna goes through his private routine… four hours of gruelling Karate that involves striking large stones with hands and feet to toughen them and endless Kata or pre-arranged technique. Each evening he teaches class, leaving his students with little strength left to get home. It is after midnight when Higaonna leaves his dojo to walk back upstairs. This is a Warrior of Budo.
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A journey to explore the way of martial arts or 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 mean death, can be a simple matter. Yet at the highest level, a Warrior of Budo will choose peace instead of conflict. At the age of seventy five, Sensei Morio Higaonna still begins each day the same, a walk downstairs to his Okinawan dojo or training room. Here, Higaonna sensei goes through his private routine… four hours of gruelling Karate that involves striking large stones with hands and feet to toughen them and endless Kata or pre-arranged fighting technique. Each evening at 7pm he teaches class, leaving his students with little strength left to get home. It is after midnight when Higaonna leaves his dojo to walk back upstairs. Sensei Morio Higaonna is a Warrior of Budo. In this episode we take you inside Morio Higaonna’s family owned dojo for an intimate talk about his life and his Karate. In the evening class, we witness the toughest martial arts training we have seen in thirty years documenting Japanese Budo. In his twilight years Higaonna holds nothing back… sharing for the first time, technique and philosophy that display his profound knowledge of Karate. Yet Higaonna still practices with the intensity of a student, saying “I am still green. Waza (technique are endless. The more you train, the more you must pay attention to this. I’m deeply grateful toward my own sensei. Even today I say, “thank you sensei !!” In Warriors of Budo, Episode One we begin the series with a short history of the martial arts by visiting it’s birthplace, the Shaolin Temple in China. We follow it’s route to the island of Okinawa to meet historian Tetsuhiro Hokama, a 10th degree Karate master who has dedicated his life researching the history of Karate. Finally we meet the grand master of Okinawan Karate, Sensei Morio Higaonna who was famously referred to by Black Belt Magazine as “The most dangerous man in the world.”
Martial Arts, Budo, Japanese Budo, Karate, Aikido, Judo, Kendo, Naginata, Jodo, Japan, Zen
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Episode List
S1 E2

Episode Two: Karate

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S1 E3

Episode Three: Aikido

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S1 E4

Episode Four: Judo

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S1 E5

Episode FIve: Kendo

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S1 E6

Episode Six: Naginata

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S1 E7

Episode Seven: Shorinji Kempo

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