Since the message boards were upgraded several threads were unfortunately lost in the process* so I've reposted this info for those who are not familiar with this series...
The series was originally broadcast by the BBC in the early 1980's and was comprised of 8 episodes which featured top Masters of each system. Each part lasts approx 35-40 minutes so the total content is approx 5˝ hours long. It is not intended as a training tutorial. It is a documentary going into the rich historical background, philosophy, methods and practices of each system. Each part has numerous footage of demonstrations, explanations and practical applications. Whichever martial art system you may be studying this is a very absorbing and inspiring series.
The series is comprised of:
1 Shorinji Kempo 'The New Way'
2 Kalari 'The Indian Way'
3 Aikido and Kendo 'The Sporting Way'
4 T'ai Chi 'The Soft Way' - also included Hsing Yi and Ba Gua
5 Eskrima 'The Philippino Way'
6 Karate 'The Way of the Empty Hand'
7 Kung Fu 'The Hard Way'
8 The Samurai Way
I'm pleased to say that I was fortunate to have recorded and kept all 8 episodes. Some time ago I finished the task of transferring them from Betamax tape to DVD. So this great treasure of a series has been preserved! If you're interested drop me an email.
(*all credit and thanks to Chris and others for managing the huge task of upgrading the hardware so we can all enjoy more features and faster message boards!)
Edited by Board Room (05/08/05 11:51 AM)