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The new Intro to Hida Shiki Kyoken Jutsu by Harumichi Hida.Learn More
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Special Price $9.99In 1914, a small Brazilian man named Carlos Gracie learned the forbidden secrets of Jiu-Jitsu, a martial art developed by the warrior classes of Japan throughout the centuries. “The Gracies and the Birth of Vale Tudo” is a feature documentary that profiles this larger than life guru. Together with his brothers, Carlos created free-for-all competitions (Vale Tudo) and built an army of modern-day warriors. After almost a century, with 47 black-belts and hundreds of world titles, the Gracie family still fight with this single collective goal: to prove their techniques are more effective than any other making them one of the most dominant families of athletes in modern history. From Brazil’s gyms to its streets to the beaches of Rio, the film takes the viewer behind the scenes and examines the family dynamics of this most unusual clan. It follows both the progress and the conflict of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's two founding brothers, Carlos and Helio Gracie and the army of champion fighters and huge global business they would ultimately create. It tells the personal stories of the most legendary and noteworthy family members: Carlson, the strong fighter who broke from his family; Rolls, the tragic hero; Rorion, the ruthless businessman; Royce, the unlikely evangelist; Rickson, the unbeatable champion and Renzo, the reconciler. Fascinated by these principles and via unprecedented access to home movies and family archives, filmmaker Victor Cesar Bota follows the first family of no-rules fighting from their humble origins on the streets of Brazil to a worldwide fascination now called Mixed Martial Arts. In the United States, he discovered most people thought Mixed Martial Arts was brand new, when actually it had existed in Brazil for more than 70 years and during all of that time was almost completely dominated by this single family. “The Gracies and the Birth of Vale Tudo” is a tale of morality, pride and family tragedy, an unyielding belief in a lifestyle and philosophy that grew to be a booming global phenomenon. dvd extras: Training with Helio and Rolls Gracie at early 80's Rickson x Zulu Ryan vs Tito Renzo vs Full Contact Gym Inauguration in the 60's Infanto juvenil Jiu-Jitsu vs Karate Early Family Photos Learn More
List Price: $32.95$26.95After the succes of Filipino Warriors and Okinawa the birthplace of karate
A new Lionel Froidure film
Enter into a rarely seen martial art and discover a new chinese way to fight.
One of the most mysterious martial arts : Yi Quan Learn More
List Price: $32.95$26.95The new documentary directed by Lionel Froidure et produced by Imagin Arts.
Filmed in summer 2009 with sensei Choyo Kiyuna (Goju Ryu), Minoru Higa (Shorin Ryu) et Kyode Shinjo (Uechi Ryu) Learn More
List Price: $39.95$29.95This previously unreleased award winning documentary film is an irreverent yet brutally honest look inside the minds of Reality fighters, Randy "The Natural" Couture's quest to re-gain the World Heavyweight crown to Victoria Schiltz winning inspiration from her boyfriend/manager's ringside cheers. FIGHTER deftly and stylishly captures the skill, dedication, rivalry, camaraderie, and tremendous mutual respect among our country's "ultimate" athletes. Learn More
List Price: $59.95$49.95Kazuo Ohno (or Ohno Kazuo, 大野一雄) (b. October 27, 1906) is a Japanese dancer associated with Butoh. He has become a guru and inspirational figure. It has been written of him that his very presence is an 'artistic fact'.
He was born in Hakodate, Hokkaido, and began formal study of dance in 1933, not long after seeing the dancer La Argentina. Roughly 50 years later, he paid homage to her with his solo performance entitled 'Admiring La Argentina'.
He began in 1960 to work directly with Hijikata Tatsumi, who may be said to be the originator of Butoh technique. Ohno, on the other hand, was less a technician and choreographer and more of a solo performer. Ohno and Hijikata form the nucleus of what has become known as Butoh. Students who have spent time with Ohno generally seem to be more eclectic and individual in approach.
Now mostly confined to a wheelchair, Ohno taught and performed with his son Yoshito well into his nineties. Learn More
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List Price: $49.95$34.95Directly from Brazil, the new Insane video Magazine. Delve into the mystique of brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Learn from the source. Featuring world champions: Xande Ribeiro, Marcelo Garcia, Ricardo Vieira, Ronaldo Jacare, Daniel Moraes, Andre Galvao, Roger Gracie, Felipe Learn More
List Price: $39.95$28.95See Grand Master Helio Gracie's historical battles against Japanese Jiu-Jitsu champions Kato and Kimura, which took place in the 1950's and the 1975 Team Gracie vs. Team Karate challenge, on tile floors, where Rorion, Relson, and the legendary Rolls Gracie were pitted against various karate black belts. Learn More