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Anshu Christa Jacobson – Teppojutsu

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

TEPPOJUTSU – THE ART OF FIREARMS
Photo taken from:
Temaezutsu seisaku no koto of the Nakajima-ryu hojutsu kankiroku
(taken from Anshu Christa Jacobson private collection)

Teppo Jutsu refers to the “art of the rifle”, a warrior art practiced in feudal Japan by the Samurai.

Contrary to popular belief, the Samurai did use firearms and as with all their weapons arts they were quite skilled “riflemen”.

Similar to the other weapons employed, for the Samurai this art encompassed all aspects of the rifle as a weapon: achieving accuracy, proper cleaning and maintenance, rifle and ammunition design and development, as well as using the rifle in Close Quarters Combat. This latter included such skills as weapons retention, striking with the rifle as a blunt weapon, and even the use of the bayonet (Juken Jutsu).

“One of many things the Japanese were interested in were Portuguese guns. The Japanese were already familiar with gunpowder (invented by, and transmitted from China), and had been using basic Chinese guns and cannon tubes called Teppō (鉄砲 Lit.”Iron cannon”) for around 270 years before the arrival of the Portuguese. The Portuguese guns however were light, had a matchlock firing mechanism and were easy to aim with.

The Famous Daimyo, Oda Nobunaga, made extensive use of guns (arquebus) playing a key role in the Battle of Nagashino. Within a year, Japanese swordsmiths and ironsmiths managed to reproduce the mechanism and mass-produce the guns. Barely fifty years later, “by the end of the 16th century, guns were almost certainly more common in Japan than in any other country in the world”, its armies equipped with a number of guns dwarfing any contemporary army in Europe (Perrin). The guns were strongly instrumental in the unification of Japan under Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, as well as in the invasion of Korea in 1592 and 1597″.

I hope that you all enjoyed today’s lesson on Teppojutsu!

Take Care, Be Safe and good luck in your journey Budo
Anshu Christa Jacobson
21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Headmistress of the Budo RyuSchool of the Warrior Way
Founder of the Budo Ryu Online University
Owner of the Ninjutsu Super Store
Chief Editor of the Shinobi no Mono Magazine
Founder of the Ninjutsu International Federation
Professional Model and Artist


Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu – Keiko 2011- 武道流 – 戸猛流忍術 – 忍び- 古流 武 術

In this video is some of the training that we have done this year, in the art of the Tomo Ryu tradition of Shinobijutsu (ninjutsu). Some of the areas that were covered at this training event were:

History and Tradition
Taijutsu (empty hand fighting)
Tantojutsu (knife fighting)
Bojutsu (stick and staff fighting)
Kusarigama (sickle and chain fighting)
Kenjutsu (swordsmanship)
Shinobi-iri (stealth walking)
Inpo (entering methods)
Tonpo (exiting methods)
Yonin (light infiltration)
Innin (dark Infiltration)
Applications of Night Fighting
Boryaku (art of military strategy)
Chi-mon (geography)
Seishin teki Kyoyo (spiritual refinement)
Hensojutsu (art of disguise)
Kobuki (old weaponry)
Hibuki (hidden weaponry)
Katon-no-jutsu (art of using fire)
Kaginawa-jutsu (art of the hooked rope)

War is Chaos at Best, this was the artistic expression that was used when making the video, Chaos. I hope that you all enjoy the Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu Video Promo!

Take Care, Be Safe &
Good Luck in your journey of Budo

Anshu Christa Jacobson
21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Headmistress of the Budo RyuSchool of the Warrior Way
Founder of the Budo Ryu Online University
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
Soke / Inheritor of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Owner of the Ninjutsu Super Store
Chief Editor of the Shinobi no Mono Magazine
Founder of the Ninjutsu International Federation
Professional Model and Artist


Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu – 2011 Taikai Photo’s

Soke Christa Jacobson

Anshu Christa Jacobson teaches hanbojutsu from the taijutsu kimi ugoki.

Soke Christa Jacobson

Anshu teaches fire techniques using the kusarigama

Soke Christa Jacobson

Anshu teaches how to use light as a way of escape or as a use of signal to the camp.

Soke Christa Jacobson

Kuden - This is the most important aspect of ninjutsu, transmission between master and student

These photos are taken from the annual Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu TaiKai (戸猛流忍術-大会)! In this event we look only at the Tomo Ryu methods of Shinobijutsu and train in these historical methods of the ancient ninja! If you want to see all of the photos in this album, please subscribe to my facebook fan page here!

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When you get there here is the url for the photo album!  Enjoy!

I hope that you all enjoy the photos!  Take care and be safe

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
Founder of the Budo Ryu Online University
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
Soke / Inheritor of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Owner of the Ninjutsu Super Store
Chief Editor of the Shinobi no Mono Magazine
Founder of the Ninjutsu International Federation
Professional Model and Artist


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