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Budo: The Art of Killing (1979)
"Budo" (original title)

PG  |   |  Documentary  |  April 1982 (USA)
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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.

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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.

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Fine documentary!
19 May 2008 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

The martial arts have always been my favorite. One of of them is karate. Influences like Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee made me want to get into this type of sport. Karate, kung fu, judo, aikido, and several other forms were very fascinating. My favorite part of the movie was the power-breaking. I've broken wood boards, bricks, and my favorite, ice blocks. I used trees, poles, and homemade dummies, to enhance my skills. The one segment with sumo wrestling really got me. I've seen the grueling workout they receive. The weight, the speed, and exercises is a must for these fighters. And the torture they get, I thought they had it rough. The ladies had their own kendo-like skills which is fascinating as well. Cleaning the floor looked like a ritual, which it is. Don't see any socks on these ladies. The samurai is one noble fighter and they are never forgotten in there. This documentary is fabulous. A must have for ALL Martial Arts buffs! 5 stars!


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