Way of the Warrior aired in 1983, with a total of 8 episodes. Commented by John Waterman, the series of documentaries is of a high quality, in the spirit of BBC. The series has not been available commercially, and has become a highly sought after collection.Fortunately, there are some budo entusiasts out there who taped the series. And now, one of them has transferred the whole series to DVD.
I must say he's done a remarkable job. The original recording was done on Betamax tapes, which at the time provided the best quality home video recording. The tapes were played back on a high quality Betamax player, and the composite output was fed into a professional digital enhancer/decoder, allowing adjustments to the color balance, color shift and time base correction. He claims that the transfers actually look better than the original recordings. I have no way of knowing if that's true, but the result is clearly as good as you get it when you consider the original media.
The episodes are:
1 - Shorinji Kempo - "The New Way"
2 - Kalari - "The Indian Way"
3 - Aikido and Kendo - "The Sporting Way"
4 - T'ai Chi - "The Soft Way"
5 - Eskrima - "The Fillipino Way"
6 - Karate - "The Way of the Empty Hand"
7 - Kung Fu - "The Hard Way"
8 - The Samurai Way