Interviews with leading Instructors, founders and experts of traditional martial arts of Japan. Film director Jon Braeley spent over twenty years traveling across Japan, recording interviews with legendary figures in the martial arts of Aikido, Karate, Judo, Kendo, Kenjutsu, Shorinji Kempo, Naginata, including Moriteru Ueshiba, Tsuneo Ando (Aikido), Morio Higaonna, Mikio Yahara (Karate), Naoki Murata (Judo), Tsunehiro Arai, Kazuhiro Kawashima (Shorinji Kempo), Alexander Bennett, Hiroshi Ozawa (Kendo) Otake Rizuke (Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū) and many more. The editor of Black Belt Magazine said of the author, "Jon Braeley makes the best martial arts documentaries in the World."
The interviews, complete and uncut, have not been published until now. Each legendary figure share their personal history and practice, their philosophy of martial arts and life, that will inspire every reader to reach a deeper understanding of what it means to spend a life dedicated to martial arts. This definitive reference book, Masters of Budo: The Interviews, contains 280 pages with behind the scenes stories by the author, with over 300 color photographs.