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Archive for October 27, 2010

Anshu Christa Jacobson – NEW NINJA MAGAZINE #16!

Table of Contents
Page 12  – Difference between Knowledge and Wisdom
Page 13 – Chi no Dachi by Sensei Paul Adams
Page 19 – Keri Waza – Sensei Dan Buckley
Page 28 – Soke Jinichi Kawakami by Barron Shepherd
Page 38 – Shinobi Stealth TaiKai 2010 – Anshu Christa Jacobson
Page 53 – Shinobi Koryu Kyomon by Anshu Christa Jacobson
Page 60 – Thoughts of Martial Philosophy by Sensei Paul Adams

Shinobi no Mono Features
Page 58 – Ninjutsu History Research
Page 66 – Shinobi no Waza
Page 69 – Dojo Directory 

I hope that you all enjoy the new magazine!  

We had a great time placing it together!

Take Care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo!

Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Understanding the Fire Element


10.27.2010 – Kuden Lesson

Understanding the Element of Fire


During my meditation today I thought about the element of fire. Fire is a very aggresive element and if you have no control, it will eventually consume you.

* WATER – is a healing element, it is cool and soothing, it adopts to its surroundings with peace.

* EARTH – is strong and steady, it is confident and will not move, not even in the moment of destruction.

* WIND – is circular and soft, it gains power through constant motion, yet you cannot grasp it or see it.

* FIRE – is alive, a rock cannot move all by itself, yet a fire can spread and take out a whole city and everything in its path.

If you CAN control fire, it is just like the sun, the greatest source of energy and complete balance with nature. This control of fire comes from breathing, this is why it is very important to practice correct breathing.

No matter what element that you are training in, we are all of these elements at different times in the day and in different relationships with different people. Understanding this, is the understanding of “Ku” or void.

To learn any discipline, you have to have discipline first.

IT SADDENS ME TO SAY THIS, I once had a student that had to interest in learning discipline, although I tried to teach discipline and control, his only concern was with sparring and beating up his opponents using the fire element.

What he did not understand is that fire is a horrible element to have control of your life. Fire needs to be used only when needed,… fire in nature is to consume and without control it destroys everything around it. Without this understanding of the fire element, you risk loosing everything around you.

With the people that are consumed by the fire element in all areas of life,…fire brings destruction and pain. It forces the individual to have to walk a thin line of humanity and savagery.

As a martial artist we need to learn to use all of the elements at the right time and the right places in our lives, this balance of the elements will bring us happiness, control, a body as strong as any warrior, clarity of mind and peace.

I hope that today’s lesson to my students can help anyone that reads it. I wish you all well.

Take care, Be safe and good luck in your Journey of Budo.

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo