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Anshu Christa Jacobson – Ninja Documentary Part 3 & 4

 

 

Just thought that I would share this with all of you, it is really good, with really good information.  I hope that you all enjoy! Take care, Be safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo! – Anshu Christa Jacobson


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Diligence

‎”The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” – Confucius


SHINOBI NO MONO MAGAZINE – ISSUE #17

 

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Page 1 – Introduction
Page 4 – Table of Contents
Page 7 – Budo Ryu Dojo Event Scedual

Page 10 – Spying Skills of the Shinobi Part 1 by Antony Cummins
Page 14 – Should it Matter? by Master Paul Dyer
Page 16 – Gendai Kage Ryu by Shihan Barron Shpherd
Page 28 – Truth of the Shinobi by Anshu Christa Jacobson
Page 34 – Chi no Dachi Part 2 by Sensei Paul Adams
Page 42 – Take Ori by Sensei Dan Buckley
Page 45 – Social Butterfly by William Sempf
Page 55– Kuden “Fire Element’ by Anshu Christa Jacobson
Page 56 – Flow of Motion by Soke Rick Greene
Page 66 – Spying Skills of the Shinobi Part 2 by Antony Cummins

SHINOBI MAGAZINES FEATURES
Page 47 – Interview with Antony Cummins
Page 61 – Interview with Nakashima Sensei

Page 10 – Shinobi Soldiers Part 6
Page 35 – Shinobi Soldiers Part 7

Page 64 – Shinobi Kyomon
Page 70 – Ninjutsu History
Page 72 – Shinobi no Waza

Page 74 – Dojo Directory

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Anshu Christa Jacobson – Bansenshukai – Part 2

 

BANSENSHUKAI VOL #2

Seishin (correct heart/mind) is the essence of “nin”(忍) and is the correct heart and mind. The elements of “nin” (忍) are covert activity, information gathering, disguise, and surveillance. Without first having a correct heart, it is impossible to take advantage of strategy.

Koshi said that not cultivating the proper heart will cause confusion and distress. The meaning of “correct heart” is the adherence to virtue, righteousness, loyalty, and sincerity. Without maintaining virtue, righteousness, loyalty, and sincerity, it will be impossible to have intrepid spirit.
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I hope that this helps with all of your training! Take Care, Be Safe and Good luck in your Journey of Budo!

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Bansenshukai – Part 1

BANSENSHUKAI VOL #1

Military affairs are a major importance to the state. It is the way of life and death, existence and cessation. It is an important matter and should not treat it lightly.

Therefore, we shall first specify the details, clarify the five matters and seven stratagems, and grasp the essence of a person’s heart and draw up the correct strategy. The five matters are, (1) wisdom, (2) virtue, (3) sincerity, (4) valor, and (5) austerity. These are not different from the three efficacies of (1) heaven, (2) earth and (3) man.

Even if you attack a huge army with mere one thousand soldiers, in one hundred battles you can be victorious one hundred times, and you shall not be in the risk of being defeated.

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I hope that this helps with all of your training! Take Care, Be Safe and Good luck in your Journey of Budo!

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo

Ninjutsu Documentary Part 1 & 2

 

 

Just thought that I would share this with all of you, it is really good, with really good information.  I hope that you all enjoy! Take care, Be safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo! – Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

 


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Haters, Critics & Slander

Thank you to all of my haters out there!
You save me a “KILLING” on advertisement cost! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Nothing like people who like talk a lot of trash and then send them to a professional website that offers high quality instruction, HD videos & downloads that is dedicated to the teachings of Authentic Historical Ninjutsu & Samurai Bujutsu! In case they did not know, they are helping way more than hurting!

*** BUT SERIOUSLY *** BUT LETS LOOK AT THE FACTS HERE!!!! ***

The Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo has been around a lot longer than most of these hating people that have nothing better to do than the slander others online.

So because the internet is all about “keywords” and “tags” to create people to “click on your site”. They use my name and my schools name to get people to click on their site so that they can sell whatever MMA / Martial Arts products that they are selling!

So all I can say is to all of the haters, you are welcome, without you using my name and my schools name no one would have ever clicked on your sorry site anyway,..so,..so you are welcome, glad that I could be of a help to you! 🙂

Message to the Haters:

“I’ll make you famous” – William H. Bonney (a.k.a Billy the Kid)

Hope you are all well! Remember today could be the best day ever if you let it!

Take Care, Be Safe & Good Luck in your Journey of Budo!
Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo

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Anshu Christa Jacobson – Past,…

‎”Study the past, if you would divine the future” – Confucius


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Official Fan Site

OFFICIAL FAN WEBSITE

About a month ago a young woman from Russia that is a great supporter of the store contacted me and asked me if it was OK if she started the “Official Anshu Christa Jacobson” fan site.

When she first asked me I was shocked, I mean fan site,..really?…Why?

But then after talking more to her, I understood that she wanted to help, she wanted to help support the school and myself, to be honest I was completely humbled that someone wanted to go through all of the trouble to help support myself, my endeavors and the school. So I thought why not, it is not going to hurt anything.

So now, I have a fan running a fan site! She said that she is going to constantly update it as well as link all of my social media like facebook, myspace, twitter, etc, etc to it also. Just thought that i would share this with all of you, I know that a lot of it is not done yet with the photo albums and such, but it is published to the web, here is the URL, I hope that you all enjoy! Have a great day!

http://www.anshuchristajacobson.com/


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Teach the People

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” – Confucius


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Kansas City, Ks – Martial Arts Program

 

The Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo is a school of traditional Japanese fighting arts and has established 22 schools world wide with its headquarters located in Kansas City, Ks.

The B.R.N.D trains in all areas of traditional Japanese bujutsu (old Japanese fighting arts). This includes hand to hand combat, grappling, ground fighting, all traditional weapons of the ninja and samurai, modern weapon applications and tactics, self-defense, self-protection, survival skills as well as mental and emotional conditioning.

7 WARRIOR TRADITIONS OF THE SCHOOL:
* Koka Ryu Kempo (甲賀流拳法)
* Tenjin Ryū Jujutsu (天神流柔術)
* Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu (戸猛流忍術)
* Musō Jikiden Eishin-ryū (無雙直傳英信流)
* Koto Ryu Koppojutsu (虎倒流骨法術)
* Gyokko-Ryū Kosshijutsu (玉虎流骨指術)
* Togakure-ryū Ninpo Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術)

Each of these ancient fighting arts has it own aspect to warfare. SOME of the Skills that a student will train in are: Seishinteki kyōyō (spiritual refinement) Taijutsu (unarmed combat), Kenjutsu (sword techniques), Bōjutsu (stick and staff techniques), Sōjutsu (spear techniques), Naginatajutsu (naginata techniques), Kusarigamajutsu (kusarigama techniques), Shurikenjutsu (throwing weapons techniques), Kayakujutsu (pyrotechnics), Hensōjutsu (disguise and impersonation), Shinobi-iri (stealth and entering methods), Bajutsu (horsemanship), Sui-ren (water training), Bōryaku (tactics), Chōhō (espionage), Intonjutsu (escaping and concealment), Tenmon (meteorology), Chi-mon (geography), Dakentaijutsu (striking body arts), Kosshijutsu (muscle tearing), Kyushojutsu (vital points), Jujutsu (grappling), Koppojutsu (bone breaking), Yonin, Inpo, Tonpo, Shinobi-iri, Ninjutsu (art of stealth).

If you are interested in training with the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo please call us at:
913.449.5367

Or you can visit our website at:
BudoRyuNinjutsu.com

Take care, Be safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo.

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo.


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Ability

 

“I will not be concerned at other men not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability.” – Confucius

Photo: Training with Kusarigama
Anshu Christa Jacobson
Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Shoninki Study Part 11

SHONINKI – Part 11

Photo – Japanese Castle Moat

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Mizudori no Kangae
Understadings of the Water Bird

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Imagine you are looking at a place with where enemy spies are present, as well your own spies.

Your heart is racing very fast, you are a shinobi that is spying on the enemy,…at this point you need to approach this mission, like a water bird.

Many times people can be very easily distracted by the little things and will allow you to move freely towards your destination. This path is the same that is experienced by a bodhisattva or a person striving to attain illumination.

——-OLD POEM——-
The Shishui River of Hunan
Blue as the sky.
In the middle a water bird white as snow,
I aspire to become like.
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Water birds and other animals are often found around the castle moats, stone walls, and other hard to reach places where spies will surely take up position.

The shinobi has to become one with the elements, if a sound is heard, the birds and other animals will surely fly or run off, this will alert the guard that you are there as a spy or something “not natural” there. So your presence has to be so natural that not even the water birds fly away.
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There are many ways to cross the moat silently one of the many tools is the “Mizu Gumo” (water spider) In one description a device was worn like a harness around the hips and had small air pockets to keep the ninja afloat. Another way is to use the “Shindake” which is a bamboo tube around 4 feet long, used as an underwater breathing tube and a blowgun.

When it is time to climb the castle wall the shinobi should use a “kaginawa” (hooked rope) or use “kogai” these are long metal pins that the samurai (bushi) would use for many reasons, originally they were used to scratch the head while wearing a helmet, the kogai are easy to carry and the shinobi can use them to wedge in between the castle rocks to help climb up and in.

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

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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
http://www.budoryuninjutsu.com/


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Bansenshukai – 萬川集海

HISTORICAL NINJUTSU – BANSENSHUKAI – 萬川集海

In 1676, Fujibayashi Yasutake in Higashi-yufune edited the Bansenshukai for the fear of losing the value of Ninjutsu (Ninja’s skills and techniques). It those days, the Bansenshukai remained to be like the Bible among all of Ninjas. So, having the Banseshukai was permitted for the top class of Ninjas. the Bansenshukai was strictly forbidden to be shared.

The Banseshukai meaning is 10.000 rivers gathering into 1 sea. That is to say, the 10.000 rivers are compared to all kinds of Ninjutsu in Iga and Koga, and the 1 sea was Fujibayashi Yasutake’s Ninjutsu. The Bansenshukai was a written transmission of philosophy, military strategy tactics, astrology and weapons that were identified specifically with Ninjutsu, Fujibayashi Yasutake was influenced by Chinese thought, and even indicates a connection to Chinese military traditions in its writings. He presented the material as the ultimate accumulation and perfection of Ninjutsu knowledge.

As the name, “the Bansenshukai” itself suggested it’s collection includes one volume of introduction, a question and answer section, and a table of contents; 2 volumes on thought and philosophy, 4 volumes on leadership, 3 volumes on “Yo Ninjutsu; “5 volumes on “In Ninjutsu,” 2 volumes on astrology and 5 volumes on weapons. The Iga version has 22 chapters bound in 12 volumes with an additional 4 chapters in 4 volumes. The Koga Version has twenty-two chapters bound in ten volumes, with an additional one volume attached to it.

In the Bansenshukai there were writing about the 11 most wonderful Iga Ninjas: in Iga area, Nomura-no-Magodayu; Shindo-no-Kotaro; Tateoka-no-Dojun; Shimotsuge-no-Kizaru and Kozaru; in Ueno area, Ueno-no-Hidari; Kanbe-no-Konan; Takayama-no-Taroshiro and Tarozaemon; in Oyamada area, Yamada-no-Hachiuemon; In Ayama area, Otowa-no-Kido. It was from Tateoka-no -Dojun that Dojun school started and later expanded into the 49 known Iga schools. That is to say, Iga Ninjutsu had 49 schools.

“The Bansenshukai,” even at the end of Edo period were much worth. Around 1940 Nakano Military School for the special military in Japan, used the Bansenshukai as a text of tactics and psychology in battle.

Kobayashi Sensei told me (when training in the Tomo Ryu methods of ninjutsu) that the Bansenshukai was the backbone of all ninjutsu and outside of the makimono of the ryu, I was to refer to the bansenshukai. All black belt students of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo get a translated copy of the bansenshukai to aid in their training.

I hope that this helps better your understanding of Historical Ninjutsu! Take Care, Be Safe and Good luck in your Journey of Budo!

Anshu Christa Jacobson


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Ketsuin

HISTORICAL NINJUTSU – KETSUIN

Ninjas used to increse their concentration and skills before their important work, fights or battles. Originally Ketsuin was form the priests of the Singon religion (created by Kukai around 750) or Yamabushi. The method is to use 9 words (Rin) (Pyo) (Tou) (Sya) (Kai) (Jin) (Retsu) (Zai) (Zen) That is to say, first, speking (Rin) and moving the index finger of a right hand from right to left . secondly (Pyo) and moving the finger from top to down. And then doing the same deed. In doing Ketsuin, it is important toconsder the index finger as a sword.


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Gofu

HISTORICAL NINJUTSU – GOFU

In fact Ninjas were very religious. The reason was that Ninjas always faced the battle. It means that Ninjas were the border between death and life. So, Gofu were the very important charm. No.1Gofu is a protection from the diaster by the enemy. No.2 is to make good friends with the other or the couple, No.3 is not to be injured in battle, but no one put Ninjas know the difference among the three charms. The characters of Gofu were said to be written in blood to keep the person pure.


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Noroshizutsu

 

HISTORICAL NINJUTSU – NOROSHIZUTSU

In Japanese Noroshizutsu means wolf smoke pipe. Noroshi was used to send signals. Ninjas were good at getting and sending information. As a fuel for noroshi, Ninjas put dry wolf’s dung into the pipe. The reason why ninjas used wolf dung because it added more smoke and more power.


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Nekonome Dokei

HISTORICAL NINJUTSU – NEKONOME DOKEI

Ninjas were said to be a good observers of animals. Many ninjutsu were derived from imitating and/or watching various animals. In the old days people didn’t have watches, but Ninjas had the a substitute. They were cats’ eyes. Cats’ pupils change sharpness thruough out the times of the day. Ninjas compared the secret song remember the cats eye time: the cat’s pupil is round at Mutsu ( 5-7a.m.and 5-7 p.m.), egg’s shape at Istu Nana (7-9a.m. and 3-5p.m.), the shape of persimmon’s seed Yostu and Yatsu (9-11a.m. and 1-3p.m.), and the shape of needle at Kokonotsu (at noon)


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Shinobi Iroha

HISTORICAL NINJUTSU – SHINOBI IROHA

The Ninjas’ special code : Ninjas made the code difficult to decipher in oreder to prevent from breaking it. Shinobi-iroha was used by one school of 49 Iga Ninjas. The code consited of 49 letters, and two types of kanji. The left letters of kanji represent the 5 basical elements of Earth and 2 human represntations, they are wood, fire, earth, gold, water, man and body. Each of the right letters represent the colors, they are color, blue, yellow, red, white, black and purple


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Shoninki Original Japanese Text!

 

This edition of the Shoninki is the manual in it’s original Japanese form, to be used as a compendium with the English translation “True Path of the Ninja“. The version of the ninja manual used here is the one currently located in the Tokyo National Diet Library and is considered to be a 1743 transcription of the original 1681 manuscript. The original Japanese text found within these pages is a reference for any serious Japanese reseacher, Ninjutsu student, or martial arts collector. When being used in tandum with the above translation, students will find all the necessary additional information to help them explore the writings of Natori Masatake and the Ninjutsu curiculum of the Natori-Ryu. The is a Japanese language product.

Anshu Christa Jacobson


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Where?…

“And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” – Confucius


Anshu Christa Jacobson – SALT

SALT – ANGELINA JOLIE

Not as good as the Bourne Series, but it was still pretty good spy movie!  It had lots of great twist and action, hope that they make a part 2, love to see wher the director is going with the story.  I mean even in the Bourne series it was not till part 2 that they really got into his past and story, maybe they can do that with this movie???

For me 4 out of 5 stars

It was a good movie, somethings I think could have been better,…but if you are into SPY / CIA movies definitely worth watching! 🙂


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Oppression

“An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.” – Confucius


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Diamond with a Flaw,…

“Better a Diamond with a Flaw, than a pebble with none” – Confucius

Anyone of my students that trains directly with me in the marital arts has heard this before  A diamond is a rare & precious stone. A pebble is a regular stone that you walk on and over hundreds of them everyday and do not pay attention.  To understand the me…aning is to understand who you are. Keep in mind that the word “flaw’ means opinion, so what is one persons view of “flaw” is another persons view of beauty.

Each of us is precious in our own way, rare, there is only one you. If you are who you are, if you live your life to be who you are, that is great, if you just want to be “normal’, like everyone else, no one, not even you will see the true potential and beauty.  Learn from your mistakes, and let those teachings make you a better person, Be who you are, because the ones that love and care for you will always be by your side, and always want you to be happy.

Anshu Christa Jacobson