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Anshu Christa Jacobson – Art of War Part 6


Art of War – Part 6

Photo – Anshu Christa Jacobson in 2008; at the Video shoot for the Togakure Ryu Shinobigatana DVD Series.


“Unless it is absolutely necessary, never use force when taking control of another state, Not using force will enable you to relax the fears of the people. If you use force you ultimately will not get the following or support that you are fighting for. If you do not use force, they will realize the meaning of your intentions and they will follow your lead.”

“People will always have the desire to see the demise of any leader, including their own.”

“People will always show hatred towards those in power, because they hate their own lives.”

“If there is the slightest annoyance or inconvenience brought about, people usually get unsteady when under pressure and they will usually follow the bread wagon and do so with little regard for future consequences. The masses of people are only concerned with their own welfare. that is why they are peasants and not leaders.”

“Warlords see the future; peasants only see the present and grumblers only see the past”

(my personal interpretations and research taken from Sun Tzu’s book; (Art of War)


I hope that these words from Sun Tzu can help you on your journey of the arts. be Safe my friends.

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo