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 Movies, Videos and Book Recommendations


Bushidokan Federation Promotional Video

Great Overview of  DZR

and what we also teach

Burbank Jujitsu

Burbank Danzan Dojo

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Prof. Gustavo from Ecuador funny

Karate Kid Clips

Is Consciousness Primary to Reality (Documentary)

Remo Williams:

The Adventure Begins

Brace yourself for hilarious, action-packed adventure! When a street-smart NYPD cop (Fred Ward) regains consciousness after a bizarre mugging, he has a new face and a new identity! Now he's Remo Williams, the #1 recruit of a top-secret organization, and he's toppling evil at every turn - even atop the Statue of Liberty

Circle of Iron

In a mystical desert kingdom, young martial arts fighter Cord (Jeff Cooper) loses a contest to determine who will journey to take the powerful Book of All Knowedge from Zetan (Christopher Lee), an evil wizard. Despite his lack of a sponsor, Cord's rule-breaking nature leads him to try retrieving the book anyway. Help is offered by a mysterious blind man (David Carradine) who gives advice as Cord fights his way through multiple opponents, discovering more about himself as he gets closer to Zetan

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Are you okay? That's probably the most important question anyone will ever answer, and Dr. Thomas Harris's groundbreaking bestseller helped millions respond in the affirmative. Using Transactional Analysis, which confronts the individual with the fact that he or she is responsible for what happens in the future, Dr. Harris explained how to distinguish the three active elements that make up everyone's personality (Parent, Adult, and Child), as well as the four life positions underlying people's actions. Best of all, his theories are presented in wonderfully easy-to-understand language, and there's practical advice on how to change harmful behavior. Anyone can lead a happier, more effective life and better understand friends and family.

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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders...until he meets Donald Shimoda--former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar....
In "Illusions, " the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller "Jonathan Livingston Seagull, " Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar...that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them... and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places--like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.

Mind Walk

Jack Edwards (Sam Waterston) is a disillusioned former presidential candidate who escapes to France to see his friend Thomas Harriman (John Heard), an expatriate poet. They travel to Mont Saint-Michel, speaking philosophically about their lives. While there, they meet Sonia Hoffman (Liv Ullmann), an academic who stopped teaching science at an American university when she realized her work was being used by the military. Together they discuss mankind's future through modern systems theory.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People  by Dale Carnegie

A 1936 self-help book written over 30 million copies have been sold worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. Carnegie had been conducting business education courses in New York since 1912.

From Prof. Bob Karnes

Martial Arts Kata and Beyond Part 2

Nidan to Yodan

Recommended Books and Movies

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

by  Richard Bach

Illustrated with black-and-white photographs shot by Russell Munson, is an allegorical fable in novella form about a seagull who is trying to learn about flying, personal reflection, freedom, and self-realization.

Carlos Castaneda. "The Teachings of Don Juan" and his other books helped me through some tough times working at the Psychiatric ICU State Hospital. The review to the right is pretty much what I discovered also. I like to start with #2 book. Prof. Bobasan

  1. The Teachings of Don Juan (1968)

  2. A Separate Reality (1971)

  3. Journey to Ixtlan (1972)

  4. Tales of Power (1974)

  5. Second Ring of Power (1977)

  6. Eagle’s Gift (1981)

  7. Fire from Within (1984)

  8. Power of Silence (1987)

  9. The Art of Dreaming (1993)

  10. Magical Passes (1997)

  11. The Wheel of Time (1998)

  12. The Active Side of Infinity (1999)

The Spot - First episode based on book by Carlos Castaneda

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Finding Something to Live and Die For

The Philosophy of Viktor Frankl


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Buy this book!

"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."--Samurai Maximum.

Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than 25 years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to you how the daily application of Zen principles not only developed his physical expertise but gave him the mental discipline to control his personal problems-self-image, work pressure, competition. Indeed, mastering the spiritual goals in martial arts can dramatically alter the quality of your life-enriching your relationships with people, as well as helping you make use of all your abilities.

#1  The Teachings  #2 A Separate Reality #6 The Eagles Gift

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

(A Toltec Wisdom Book)

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

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“The meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day, from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment. To put the question in general terms would be to the question posed to a chess champion: "Tell me, Master, what is the best move in the world?" There simply is no such thing as the best or even a good move apart from a particular situation in a game and the particular personality of one's opponent. The same holds for human existence. One should not search for an abstract meaning of life. Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone's task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.

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Available at amazon

Prof. Estes DZR and

Prof. LaGue DZR Zenyo 


between DZR and Zenyo

The Tao of Physics

interview of the author


The Tao of Physics brought the mystical implications of subatomic physics to popular consciousness for the very first time. Many books have been written in the ensuing years about the connections between quantum theory and the ideas of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism, but Fritjof Capra’s text serves as the foundation on which the others have been built—and its wisdom has stood the test of time. Its publication in more than twenty-three languages stands as testimony to its universal applicability and its enduring significance.

“Physicists do not need mysticism,” Dr. Capra says, “and mystics do not need physics, but humanity needs both.” It is a message of timeless importance.

Books that had an early impact on me. Some out of print and free PDF not yet found.

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The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese-American poet and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf. It is Gibran's best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over 100 different languages, making it one of the most translated books in history, and it has never been out of print.

A Yaqui way of knowledge. The teachings of don Juan is the story of a remarkable journey: the first awesome steps on the road to becoming a “man of knowledge” — the road that continues with A Separate Reality and Journey to Ixtlan. “For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel, looking, looking, breathlessly.” — Don Juan


Below is from a newer review 

I first read this book when I was in my early 20’s around 1973. I took this book to be true, and as such, I thought it was profound. I am now 71, and I have just reread this book. While re-reading it, I’m thinking to myself, what a bunch of baloney! This must be all made up. Sure enough I look up Carlos on the internet, and find out this book is fictional. Which means it is not based on facts. How naive and stupid I was in my youth.  How wise and mystical! How approving of drug use to expand consciousness! He was sort of the pop Timothy Leary with shiny varnish of shamanism. It’s not completely without entertainment value, I suppose, and gets a star for the sheer audacity of its fraud. Another memorial on the long road of spiritual fraud. Probably goes without saying, but don’t use drugs to become wise unless you do happen to be a shaman, which you aren’t if you are thinking about buying this book.

Bruce Lee's - Jeet Kune Do

Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Zen & Taoism

By Alan Watts

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Martial Arts Shrine

MAKB  Reviews

Martial Arts Kata and Beyond by Prof. Bob Karnes 5.0 out of 5 stars Exact and Complete Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2020


"This detailed overview takes the user from beginner to Black Belt within a style of Jujitsu known as Danzan Ryu Zenyo Bujutsu. Its descriptions are accompanied by several in person photos of the techniques completing the view at any stage. The author includes variations and transitions for some of the techniques for even further clarity on the topic. Basic massage, though not often discussed in other formats, is demonstrated in a chapter toward the end of the book. The added personal insights and wisdom make this manual engaging and friendly while also very complete. " -Prof Mike Miller

Martial Arts Kata and Beyond(MAKB) by Prof Karnes is a manual of Dan Zan Ryu (DZR) and DZR Zenyo Bujitsu styles of Jujitsu. The book consists of detailed descriptions and photos of all DZR techniques upto and including Shinnin arts. It also has chapters on Rolls/falls, Yasu nage (Low impact arts), restorative massage, Kappo, Honbo and womens self defence techniques.

The book draws on Prof Karnes extensive experience in the field of Jujitsu, massage and self defence spanning more than forty years.

The book is very well written and the text and drawings allow for an easy to follow and yet detailed description of the arts. The author has a very lucid writing style, adding in his own anecdotes and more detailed explanations of the background of the arts and of the origins of jujitsu also. This has created a very engaging work that is more than just another manual of Jujitsu. Instead it has enough detail and background( including numerous variations) to be considered a reference volume on the subject.

What also comes across is Prof Karnes views of the way martial arts should be transmitted and learned. The Sensei – student relationship and the need for dedication, time and mutual respect that this relationship entails is evident in this work and is refreshing to see.

I was also surprised to see a few variations that were new to me despite being a practitioner of DZR for more than 25 years!

I feel this book would be invaluable to any serious student of DZR or DZR Zenyo Bujutsu no matter what level of training they are at and would unreservedly recommend this work.

Prof Milind Dhond, MD, FACC

7th Dan DZR Zenyo Bujutsu , Bushidokan Federation

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