Authentic Ninjutsu and Samurai Bujutsu from Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson (宗家 暗主)

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Shoninki Study Part 4



Photo – Woodblock Print: Samurai Spy watching Japanese women, waiting for others that may come into the room.

10 Methods of Stealth Walking

1 – Nuki Ashi / Stealthy Step
2 – Suri Ashi / Rubbing Stpe
3 – Shime Ashi / tight Step
4 – Tobi Ashi / Flying Step
5 – Kata Ashi / One Step
6 – O Ashi / Gaint Step
7 – Ko Ashi / Little Step
8 – Kizami Ashi / Small Step
9 – Wari Ashi/ Quick Step
10 – Tsuene no Ashi / Normal Step

All of these steps are taught in great detail in the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo and at every annual Shinobi no Mono Stealth Camp!

I must say that this is the list of the 10 that are on the scroll of the SHONINKI, which is Kishu Ryu school of ninjutsu. There are other schools of ninjutsu that have different stealth methods, such as yoko aruki, yoko bashiri, kitsune bashiri, and various other walking methods.

However; even though different ryu may have different methods of walking within their school. These are the 10 most basic or kihon methods of walking and is considered basic knowledge of the historical shinobi and is the basic / foundation of stealth walking and should be mastered and taught by ALL schools of ninjutsu.

(there are many interpretations of this book, this is my personal interpretations; I hope that this can help you in your training.)


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

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo


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