A journey across Asia from Japan to China to document the Martial Arts from the mountain tops of Wudang, China to the training halls and dojos of Japan. Join us as we travel from the Shaolin Temple and Wudang Mountain to the Budokan of Japan to explore the essence and the spirit of traditional martial training.
A breathtaking travelogue across China to look at all the major Chinese styles of Martial Arts and witness the master’s teaching in the grounds of temples, training halls, mountains and parks. Filled with in-depth interviews with many of China’s top masters and featuring Shaolin, Wudangquan, Tai Chi Chuan, Baguazhang, Xingyi and Yiquan styles.
If you had the chance to meet some of the world’s most enlightened Yoga masters, what would you ask them? What would you wish to know? Now here is your chance to meet the world’s top Masters and reach deep into their minds! We ask what is Yoga? How should I practice? Do I have to be flexible? Do I need religion? What is Yoga like in India?
They are a model of socialism. Living as a collective and as equals in a family-based commune. Their home is a Tulou, where as many as five hundred family members share an ancient way of life. But as China modernizes and the young leave for the city, life in the Tulou is disintegrating. This is the remarkable story of a clan’s struggle to survive.
In China it is known simply as Taiji village. When you first arrive you are struck by how unremarkable it is. Yet as the birthplace of Tai Chi Chuan and the Chen family, it is very significant. As our journey unfolds in Chen Village where 2,500 of the 3,000 residents practice Tai Chi, you will realize how remarkable it really is.
Considered the pinnacle of Japanese culture for more than a thousand years, the Japanese sword endures today as a legacy of the Samurai and as a beautiful work of art. In this detailed exploration of the swordsmiths craft, you will enter a world rarely seen, where ancient steel is forged into the world's deadliest cutting weapon.
We cut through the hype and the myths to explore Wing Chun in the schools of Hong Kong. Wing Chun has seen explosive growth, fueled by a blockbuster movie and a legion of new followers who regard it as the most effective fighting art there is. “We have seen heat waves before and not just because of Bruce Lee” says Ip Ching, son of Grandmaster Ip Man.