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

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Shoninki Study Part 6



Photo – Woodblock Print: Japanese Wolf with Samurai.

The teachings of Wolves and Foxes

Foxes and wolves are very cunning animals; it is said that the fox can deceive man and that the wold can read his soul. The travel indirect routes and can solve the most difficult problems.

When traveling down a road in enemy territory, you run the risk of running into a check point and can get caught. So in no circumstance should a shinobi take these roads. Instead use the techniques of the wolves and foxes. You should use routes by natural inhabitants which are located a distance of 2-3 “RI” (Japanese measurement, approx 2.4 miles) from the checkpoints.

In principal it is preferable for a shinobi to travel alone. First of all, he can then go where ever he wishes. If he does travel with other shinobi they should be in correct dress / costume for the mission, and one should be very good at languages (dakko no shinobi) and capable of speaking and taking notes of all of the areas that they are going.

With travel, it is crucial to study the wolf and the fox. Stay away from the main roads and use the secondary routes and the routes of the inhabitants.

*** THOUGHT ***

The person who acts out of duress has lost the favor of heaven. The techniques of these kinds of experts are not handed down to their descendants. As quickly as pigeon eggs are speedily discovered and become victims; so will you,…you should keep this in mind and ponder.

(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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