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Budo: The Art of Killing
Budo The Art of Killing
Actor: Harry J. Quini
Director: Masayoshi Nemoto
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
PG     2005     1hr 41min

Filmed entirely in Japan, BUDO:THE ART OF KILLING is a highly acclaimed docu-drama and a favorite of martial arts practitioners and fans alike. Highlighting the various techniques of "Budo" (Karate, Judo, Aikido, etc.), th...  more »


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Actor: Harry J. Quini
Director: Masayoshi Nemoto
Creator: Hisao Masuda
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Martial Arts, Indie & Art House
Studio: Synapse Films
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/25/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: Japanese

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Movie Reviews

One of the best martial arts documentaries I've ever seen
Haseeb | Tempe, AZ United States | 07/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The traditional Jappanese martial arts are discussed in this film. Karate, Judo, Kendo, Naginata, Aikido, Sumo as well as the traditional weapons are featured such as the sword, the nunchaku, the staff, the three section staff and the sai. The sound track and filmography are excellent. I was particularly impressed at how the slow motion footage showed some of the most dynamic throws of Judo.Athough the traditional Jappanese martial arts are given fair treatment, it focuses on the ideals and philosophy of the Samurai Warrior (Budo)."
In Japan just"Budo."
Living in the past | 07/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a fourth {dan} degree black belt and a second degree from one of the Masters featured in BUDO, the late SHOGO KUNIBA, I have
seen this video, as you might expect. In Japan it was known
only as BUDO. "The Art of Killing" was added for the people
outside of Japan.
I spent many seminars and sessions with the late Master KUNIBA
and I KNOW first hand of the effectiveness of these techniques.
Remember, when you watch this video, that nothing is "faked or
Also, keep in mind that BUDO means the warrior's way. An "ART,"
as referred in the Western title, is a JUTSU in Japan and a "DO"
refers to a "WAY," in particular, a way to enlightment not
When you watch this video look for my late master's credits
at the end of the Video. Shog Kuniba, the late, great,
MEIJIN {Masterless Master}.
With all the hype in martial arts in the US, here are definitive
demonstrations of the real martial ways. For once, with the
traditional demonstrations in this video it should be obvious
that the real secrets of traditional martial ways is located
in simple, dedicated, hard work.
I hope you,also, will find a way and find a Master like
Soke Shogo KUNIBA. This Video is a great pointer."
Classic documentary
S J Buck | Kent, UK | 10/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary was filmed in the late 1970's, in Japan, and shows off most Japanese martial arts. Many well known martial arts masters are featured including:

Gozo Shioda (Aikido)
Takamiyama (Sumo)
Taizaburo Nakamura (Iaido)
Sadaharu Fujimoto (Karate)
Teruo Hayashi (Okinawa Kobudo)

There are also many other Judo, Kendo, Naginata and Samarai sword masters featured. The film takes place in Dojos and outdoors and shows off some of Japan's natural beauty very well. The film also covers some historical areas and a certain amount of the philosophy behind martial arts. What it shows best of all is the dedication and skill required to become skillful in any of these arts. This is an essential purchase for the enthusiatic martial arts student.
A Must See for any Martial Artist
Nomad | Charlottetown, PEI, Canada | 11/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a classic movie from Japan that my martial arts instructor has hauled out on a yearly basis to show his students. After many repetitions, the VHS tape was very worn, so I was really pleased to see this finally available on DVD.

It is rivetting from beginning to end. Beautiful scenery, and video of several true masters of the martial arts in Japan."