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

Archive for March, 2011



Here in this video promo is of the Ninpo Goshintaijutsu Workshop 2011 DVD that will be released by the Budo Ryu -School of War. In this event we looked at the raw reality of self defense. There are so many schools that do not focus on this, they only focus on strictly kata, or understanding of. In this school of martial training we train to defend ourselves, family, village, and ryu by all means necessary.

Ninjutsu is the art of survival, we train so that we can survive and live our lives the way that we want to live our lives to make us and our loved ones happy.

I hope that you all enjoy the video,
if interested in the DVD it will be released in

Take Care, Be Safe &
Good Luck in your Journey of Budo!

Anshu Christa Jacobson
headmaster of the Budo Ryu – School of War

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Cowards Hate

“Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.” – George Bernard Shaw: Nobel Prize Winner for Literature (1925)

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Meaning of Kata

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Today’s Lesson 3.29.2011
Photo taken 2011 for video promo of “True Ninja Traditions”

There are different types of training practices in the marital arts, none of which is more popular yet so mis-understood as kata.

Kata (型) or “form” is a set pattern of movement to teach one how to fight against an attack. This is simply the basic knowledge of that kata, the meaning goes even deeper than that.

Once the student understands the basic idea of it, they need to understand that kata is simply a strategy that the masters before us placed into the training to give us another strategy, principal and philosophy towards fighting as well as a way of life.

Kata is the link that we have to the past, many loose the densho and makimono, many misunderstand the kuden, but kata has stayed with us.

Kata is taught in a “form” or a set movement against a set attack, yet to master kata all of the masters say the same thing, you have to not do the kata, but do the essence of the kata.


“”You may train for a long time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning karate is not very different from learning a dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of karate” – Gichin Funakoshi


When you are practicing kata, do not just learn the initial physical move and say that you have it, what you need to ask yourself when you are practicing kata is this.

(1) What is the attack, What is the defense?
(2) What is the concept, Can I apply it other ways?
(3) What is the strategy that this kata is teaching?
(4) What Ryu does this come from (deeper meaning)?
(5) How does it feel, what feeling am I protecting and how can I apply this same defense to other aspects of my life?
(6) How many different “physical forms” or “ways’ can I do the kata and still stay true to the essence, strategy, principals and philosophy of the kata?

To master this you have to train hard, press your body physically, mentally and emotionally. You need to do this with every kata in the ryu, if you only do this with a few, you may understand a few kata, but you do not master the ryu (school). To master the ryu, these concepts has to be applied to all kata of all of the ryu-ha.

There are many people that like to “critic” others kata and try to say that they are wrong, when in essence this very action shows the level of skill that they have as a marital artist. As well as their understanding towards kata and the physical aspects of training within the martial arts.


“”Principles of motion take precedence over sequence of motion” – Ed Parker



(1) Plant the seed.
(2) Make a strong root
(3) grow from that and make a stronger foundation.
(4) understand it and branch out from the base.
(5) master it and watch all of the beautiful things grow.

(*** These five rules of kata are from my teacher Kobayashi Sensei and are also relevant towards the 5 elements of the Godai ***)
Watch the Video Promo from the picture above!
(1) See if you get the meaning of the kata
(2) How many different ways can you do the same principals with different motion?

Video Promo:

I hope that you all enjoyed today’s lesson.

Take Care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo!

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War

Anshu Christa Jacobson – The Right to Protect!


Anshu Christa Jacobson


Anshu Christa Jacobson
Photo taken Goshinjutsu Kuden Even 2011

You have the right to protect yourself and the ones that you love, self defense is not just in the physical world, it is anywhere that you have identity.

No matter if it is “physically” in person, “mentally” with interaction towards others or “emotionally” such as online access, social media and public image. You have the right to defend yourself as well as defend the ones that you love from harmful abuse.

If there is no physical harm and you and your family are safe, understand that you are a practitioner of Budo, and keep in mind the true meaning of “BU” (武 ). this kanji means deflecting the spear, this is also understood as a way to avoid violence or to be a way of peace. You simply walk away. The best defense is to not be there.

The goal is to be happy and spend one more day with the ones that you love.

I hope that this helps you all.

Take Care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo.

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Historical Ninjutsu Research Team – Gunpo Jiyoshu – Sword Thief


This is a short video of actual samurai techniques hon how to defend yourself when a thief comes in to steal your sword! These techniques comes from the book True Ninja Traditions. This book is comprised of three historical text of the ancient ninja!

(1) The Ninpiden (secret Ninja Tradition) written by Hattori Hanzo and is comprised of 4 scrolls!

(2) The Gunpo Jiyoshu Scrolls which isthe collection of the samurai arts, there are three scrolls of shinobijutsu in this collection and all three scrolls are in the book translated in True Ninja Traditions.

(3) 100 Ninja Poems – These poems were made centuries ago to preserve ancient ninja traditions.

True Ninja Traditions is the only book that has all three of these old scrolls completely translated in english in one book! This is for sale on AMAZON!

The Historical Ninjutsu Team contacted me and asked if I would do this video and I jumped on the opportunity to help show the world REAL ninjutsu.

I hope that you all enjoy the video, we had a good time making the video! If you are interested in training with our school please log on to:

Take Care, Be Safe &
Good Luck in your Journey of Budo

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
School of War

Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series! Lesson #1


Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series Part 1!

Everyone of these videos will be a 2 part video:

Part 1 — Mr. Cummins talking about the kanji of the ancient scrolls and historical records!

Part 2 — I will teach various techniques that are taught in the Budo Ryu – School of War!

I hope that you enjoy the Study Series! There will be 20 lessons that will be placed up, all you will need to study along is the original japanese text of the shoninki and the ninpiden produced by the historical ninjutsu research team!

This can be found on!

Thank you all very much for all of your support! I hope that you enjoy the series and I hope that you enjoy the training from the Budo Ryu! As many of you know I keep a lot of the training away from the public, so I hope that you enjoy the lesson, the training and the series!

Take Care, Be Safe &
Good Luck in your Journey of Budo!

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War

Anshu Christa Jacobson – NEW BOOK RELEASE! SCHOOL OF WAR!


BUDO RYU – 武道流
Release date winter 2011/2012

As many people know already I am writing a book called:
—– Budo Ryu – School of War —–

This book will go over the *history of the 7 warrior traditions *philosophy *progression of training *kihon waza *formal kuden *goshinjutsu* truth of the historical shinobi* curriculum of the ryuha* survival * scrolls and documents * translations of historical text and much more! This book is a must have for anyone that is in the Budo Ryu as the book will have all of the study materials needed up to shodan in the Budo Ryu Curriculum!

There has been much opposition towards me for some reason as of late, and I really don’t know why. Maybe it is because I am successful,…Maybe it is because I am happy,…Maybe it is because I am a woman. Either way, this book will bring light to all of the students of the ryu and give you a deeper insight in the Budo Ryu!

***** I want to say these 2 points; way before the book comes out *****

(1) This book is NOT written specifically for the people that want to talk ill of me as a reference to prove them wrong, although the book will make many of them look as though they really don’t know what they have been talking about all of these years. This book is for the students, supporters or anyone that is interested in the school, so that they have a correct references towards the school.

(2) This book will cover all of the training curriculum up to shodan level. I want to make this clear, many of you know how private I am with training. however; I think that it is a good thing to have a little bit up too; that way people do know what we are doing. “Shodan” is not a high rank, all of the black belt training materials (Nidan and above) will still stay only within the training halls of the school. The book will not “teach” all of the techniques, but give the course syllabus of the levels so that the students have a guideline and a reference towards their training.

I am already talking to many different publishers for the production of the book! The book will be over 250+ pages of pictures, history and much more! I am working hard on it so I hope that you all will enjoy!

Thank you all very much for your support!
I really do appreciate it very much!

Take Care, Be Safe & Good Luck in Your Journey of Budo
Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
School of War


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Koto Ryu Kuden Event – 2.2011


The Budo Ryu held a Koto Ryu Koppojutsu kuden event in February of 2011. This is some of the training that we went over during that seminar.

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.

* 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:

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

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War.

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Self Empowerment


3.6.2011 – Lesson – Self Empowerment

Self Empowerment is not simply building confidence, it is the complete training to increasing the mental, physical, spiritual, political, social, or economic strength that is on the inside and the outside of the person. This is much different than building self confidence where you believe in your…self, this is training in the arts to make everything that you are, all of the elements of your personality, stronger and more efficient towards your path of enlightenment.

In Budo, the teachings are to make yourself better, while making everyone around you better. This is not just fighting technique, but in all areas of life. This also stems from Kamae as kamae is a reflection of who you are and if you are not refined correctly this will show in your kamae and gives you a major weakness that your enemy will prey on.

Don’t let the negativity given to you by the world dis-empower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you, and share with the world that of what you have found.

I hope that you have enjoyed today’s lesson!

Take Care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo!

Anshu Chista Jacobson
headmistress of the Budo Ryu
School of the Japanese Warriors Way

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Kamae


3.5.2011 – Lesson – Kamae

Kamae is more than jut postures and stances. Kamae comes from the inside out, as does all of the wonderful things that we do in life such as love, compasion, your personality as well as your fighting spirit.

Kamae is the opportunity to embody and unify the mind, body, and spirit/attitude all toward a common goal.

The warrior’s kamae are natural reflections of directed intention. This is not a form to be set as law, these are principals to be set and formed towards kamae.

Kamae (構え) is alive, it breaths and changes with everyone of your movements. Don’t practice kamae in a fixed ridged way, you are missing one of the most beautiful lessons of taijutsu.

I hope that you enjoyed the lesson today!

take care, be safe and good luck in your journey of Budo! –

Anshu Chista Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
School of the Japanese Warrior’s Way