Category: Works


War of the Wolves

A short film by Michael Shu
Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at the Burbank International Film Festival


Shinkendo – Japanese Swordsmanship

Onyx Cinema’s Michael Shu has been a student of Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship under Toshishiro Obata Sensei for 8 years.  There had only been videos from public demonstrations in the past.  Michael decided to give his long-time sword school a more fleshed out video, demonstrating the variety of techniques taught by Obata Sensei.

Cinematography by Michael Shu and Charlice Lin
Edited by Michael Shu

Featured Instructors: Founder Toshishiro Obata Kaiso, Yukishiro Obata Sensei, Michishiro Obata Sensei, Nicholas Lauridsen Sensei, Matthew Lynch Sensei and Gabriel Koneta Sensei.

Special thanks to all the students and instructors who helped out in the video!