Every Waking Moment by Goran Powell – Book Review

    I first came across Goju Ryu and the DKK style while sat in, the now defunct, Borders in Oxford street. It had been three years since I had torn my achilles tendon and lost my Taekwondo master (a close friend to whom I had often been an Uchi-deshi) to cancer. Three years of recovery. In truth, my body had probably recovered after one year [...]

Peace at Once – Chapter 1

Welcome, below is a free chapter from my upcoming book,  enjoy! Chapter 1 Peace. Everyone wants it, everyone desires it. So strange that I only found it when I finally stopped looking for it. Like some cosmic version of hunting for my keys, I only needed to stop from tireless [...]

Fitness DVD Reviews – Insanity with Shaun T

This is the first in a series of reviews of the top home workout DVDs, starting with Insanity.

8 Years’ today!

8 Years' ago today, Cesca and I took off on a 1 year backpacking adventure around the World. I'll never forget those memories and the lessons I learned. We met some incredible people on the way, from curious Australians telling tall tales about meeting the pope dressed as Charlie Chaplin [...]

The ‘Basho Healthy Method’ of roasting potatoes

Hey all, There follows my method for roasting the perfect potatoes, while at the same time reducing the fat needed. Keeping the potato a healthy treat. First, peel and cut up the spuds. Boil in water until nearly "too far gone". Then pour out the water and return to the [...]

Dealing with and De-escalating Conflict when Switched On

I have written before about violent conflict and the story of a crime, a true crime, and its martial consequences. In that instance the consequences for those who attempted to mug a kung fu expert acquaintance of mine. That’s the result of attacking the trained man; however, for most of [...]

Losing Control, Releasing Nature – The Directors Cut!

In the last of my series of films re-examining my output over the last 10 years, I present the definitive edition of my film celebrating my wife’s silver gilt award at the RHS show. The background to the film was that Cesca’s Garden Design class had headed down to the [...]

Film commission – Advert for war-zone.co.uk/

Basho Films is proud to present a film commission for http://war-zone.co.uk/; a new milsim company setting up in the UK. I was contacted about doing a film for this new company, but there was a problem - they had no footage yet. Always ready to meet a challenge I suggested a short [...]

Major overhaul of Basho Films

We are happy to announce that we have completed a major overhaul of Basho Films, including a new logo for our favourite sub-brand! Airsoft & Milsim Film-making Recorded live, no scripts, no retakes – Pure, affordable, event recording It has been a long discussion regarding splitting off the airsoft and [...]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation Payback Milsim – full film

This is milsim roleplaying at its very finest. No actors, no retakes, everything happens live once the game is on! This incredibly well played event showcased some of the highest quality effects ever used in milsim. Including RPG attacks, EOD detonations, explosive entries and more.

50 Shades of Uluru

Come see the ever changing colours of Uluru in all its unbelievably rich and mesmerising splendor at sunset. Followed by the next morning as the sun rises and the colours grow as the sun bathes the rock faces in light.

The Magnificent Temples of Angkor (Special Edition)

The magic of the temples of Angkor are almost beyond imagination. I met many people on my travels who have claimed to be “templed out” – tired of seeing one similar looking temple after another. I always ask them if they have been to Angkor, as the quality of temples [...]

Christopher Ward C60 TRIDENT PRO 600 Review

Introduction There is nothing like buying, owning and enjoying watches for inducing consumerist fervour in men. Perhaps the love of cars comes close; but, in watches we find something that enables us to tell the world who we think we are. Of course some disagree with this sentiment, [...]

For Sale: RASPBERRY PI – Pre-configured as a TOR WIFI Hotspot!

The amazing Rasberry PI is a mini home computer for Linux hobbyists. It is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, [...]

Big in Japan

This was the very first film I ever made when I first purchased my camcorder. In 2008, I visited my father and assisted as his roady when he went out for a gig; as I had done so a multitude of times over my childhood. It brought back many memories as [...]

Wudang Mountain – Climbing the Dao in China

A journey to Wudang Mountain; the small mountain range in the northwestern part of Hubei, China, just south of Shiyan. This film details the 20,000 steps up this magical mountain and the strange Daoist religious monastery atop. Through the clouds and out of oneself, you really feel a part of [...]

New Zealand – Country of Contrasts (Special Edition)

After watching LOTR for the first time I started a long journey of the heart. The first steps were the reading of the book itself, now and forever with the New Zealand landscape in my mind, followed by many years wondering if the real country actually looked like that. Many [...]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation PAYBACK – Download Now

This incredibly well played event showcased some of the highest quality effects ever used in milsim. Including RPG attacks, EOD detonations, explosive entry and more. All captured in the 20 minute film from Outside Context. If you have any interest in milsim then this is a must watch!

Hamilton JazzMaster Maestro Auto Chrono Watch Review

Yes, there are many reason to wear a watch, but simply telling the time is the least of them. The first clue that there is another reason comes from the mind boggling array of wrist-based choice.

Endings and Beginnings – Basho and Cesca return home from their adventures

Endings are actually beginnings too. This is what I told myself as I sat in the tiny, oh so tiny, room in Osaka. It's one of those glass half empty or half full sort of things. The reality of what we had done was before me and it came in [...]