May 18, 2011
Genki Sudo (須藤元気), a famous Japanese martial arts fighter and kickboxer who has retired a few years ago to pursue a music career with his group World Order, has shortly after the March 11 disaster released a new music video for the track “Machine Civilization”.
As was expected (that is, if you’re familiar with this group) the video features pretty amazing choreography, including their signature slow-motion-in-real-time moves. Watch it here:
Sudo, an author of eight books and a practicing Buddhist, known for his motto “We are all one”, shared some thought-provoking words with this video on YouTube on March 18. Here’s a translation of his Japanese message:
The unprecedented disasters unfolding in Japan, earthquakes, tsunami and nuclear accidents, will somehow change things to come. This is the message I want to convey in my own way through World Order. I see these accidents as becoming a turning point for civilization. I think we are entering a time of revolutions where people coexists with the Earth against today’s modern society, economy and politics.
Any accident is neutral. Although we are wandering in deep darkness, I believe that we can overcome anything if each one of us can let go of our fears and face things in a positive way.
The world won’t change on its own. Each one of us must change, one by one. This is what will change the world. The deepest darkness is just before dawn. Let us rise up together to welcome the morning that will be so very bright for all mankind.
We are all one.
The group is offering Machine Civilization as a free mp3 which you can download here.
Check out some more videos of World Order’s performances:
And on the streets of New York City: