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

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Shoninki Study Part 9



Photo – Japanese Raccoon Dog.

Changes in your Appearance

It is said that kitsune (foxes) and tanuki (raccoon dogs) change shape to deceive their enemies.

We are not as lucky as this animal, however, if you skillfully disguise yourself, it is necessary to stay on guard, and keep this act of deception as you are in constant view of the enemy.

A person that does not disguise him/herself well will quickly become unmasked. This is a technique that must be studied in depth and very seriously.


* Note* in Japanese folklore the kitsune and tanuki are the 2 most popular characters of fantasy bestiary. This is the thought of this idea of changing ones shape. ***


We have already discussed the 6 things every ninja will carry on a mission, we have already discussed the 7 disguises of the ninja as well.

But there are times when these 7 have to be changed, and in that situation, make sure that you wear clothing that changes your appearance, change the eyebrows, teeth, face and if possible wear a beard.

If you are going to use make-up make sure that you understand make-up and get the colors that are right for your skin color or you will immediately stick out in the crowd and be seen.

There are so many variations and situations that you can get into, so make sure that you are adaptable, use the thoughts of the kitsune and the tanuki when changing your appearance.

(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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