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Archive for April, 2011

Shinobi no Mono Magazine Issue #18

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

Page 13 – Kamae & Elements by Sensei Paul Adams
Page 19 – Meaning of Kata by Anshu Christa Jacobson
Page 20 – Ninja Hair Pulling by Sensei Dan Buckley
Page 24 – Nage-jutsu by Soke Rick Greene
Page 28 – Fan Art – Ninja Chi – by Chris Tabor
Page 29 – Reflections by Anshu Christa Jacobson
Page 30 – Hwrang & Samurai by Timothy Raymond
Page 32 – Chi no Dachi (part 3) by Sensei Paul Adams
Page 39 – Fan Art – Ninja Gathering Energy by Chris Tabor
Page 43 – Shinobi Ashi Sabaki by Anshu Christa Jacobson
Page 51 – Ninja Dress in Black by Philip Schoppmann
Page 56 – Surviving and Assassination by Anshu Christa Jacobson
Page 64 – Public WiFi by William Sempf
Page 65 – A Students Journey by Soke Rick Greene

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Page 68 – Shinobi Kyomon
Page 70 – Shinobi no Waza
Page 74 – Dojo Directory

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Anshu Christa Jacobson – Your Target

Anshu Christa Jacobson

PHOTO TAKEN 2009 – Annual Stealth Camp
(Ninja) Anshu Christa Jacobson
Teaching Combative Tactics against multiple attackers
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“If your target feels that you are following him, you should take another route so that you can cross paths somewhere else.” – Toshimori Hyakushi (taken from True Ninja Traditions)

I hope that you all enjoy today’s lesson!

Take Care, Be Safe &
Good Luck in your Journey of Budo.
Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
Founder of the Budo Ryu Online University
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
Soke / Inheritor of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Owner of the Ninjutsu Super Store
Chief Editor of the Shinobi no Mono Magazine
Founder of the Ninjutsu International Federation
Professional Model and Artist


Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series! Lesson #4

Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series Part 4!

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! In this section I was teaching goshinjutsu! The art of REAL SELF – DEFENSE! I did not write this when I edited the video, but in the 3 waza / strategies that I explained, I did a defense moving to the inside (waza #1) then moving to the outside (waza #2) and then moving to center line (waza #3) I hope that you all enjoy the teachings from the video!

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 Amazon.com!

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
Founder of the Budo Ryu Online University
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
Soke / Inheritor of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Owner of the Ninjutsu Super Store
Chief Editor of the Shinobi no Mono Magazine
Founder of the Ninjutsu International Federation
Professional Model and Artist


Historical Ninjutsu Research Team Video #2 – Shoninki – Ninja Assassination

The Historical Ninjutsu Research Team has made a short demonstration from the authentic ninja manual of the Shoninki’s english translation called “True Path of the Ninja“, one of the most prominent historical text that we have left from the feudal era of Japan.

In this video you will see 3 waza (techniques) demonstrated:

Waza #1 – is the actual kata /waza from the historical manuals.

Waza #2 – is a henka or variation based off of the historical manuals to show that there are many different ways to interpret the translations and many ways that you can change the technique to fit different aspects to the same strategy.
Waza #3 – This technique is actually a “off shoot” or “similar” situation from team video #1 (sword thief) in that video people really got all upset and started gossiping over something as little as the rope of the swords. They wanted me on Top,..They did not want me on Bottom,..sorry I meant the rope needs to be under me, not on me ;). So waza #3 is to show humor with the training, I hope that people can see the humor in it, the previous technique really is about feeling the rope being pulled and then acting accordingly. As the technique goes on you will see that it is also a henka based of the translation of this technique in this video.

The Shoninki was written in 1682 by Natori Masatake of the Kishu-ryu school of ninjutsu. Although the text is not very long, it reflects a certain way of thinking about ninjutsu, which is most interesting to anyone who wishes to learn more than just techniques. It is also important to keep in mind that the text was written for a selected contemporary audience. Without commentary and interpretation of the text, much would be lost. Therefore, a great translation is needed to understand the depth of the shoninki and the teachings of the kishu ryu school of ninjutsu.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK – TRUE PATH OF THE NINJA FOR ANY REAL SERIOUS NINJUTSU PRACTITIONER.

I hope that you all enjoy the video promo!

Take Care, Be Safe &
Good Luck in your Journey of Budo.
Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
Founder of the Budo Ryu Online University
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
Soke / Inheritor of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Owner of the Ninjutsu Super Store
Chief Editor of the Shinobi no Mono Magazine
Founder of the Ninjutsu International Federation
Professional Model and Artist


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Ashi Sabaki

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken – 4.20.2011
Photo & Video Shoot for Historical Ninjutsu Team Video

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Ashi Sabaki – Foot Movement or Foot Evasion

Ashi sabaki (足 さばき) or unsoku (运足)is a technique employed by a budoka in some Japanese martial arts.

Ashi-sabaki is the way of moving your feet to move your body or when you hit, including ayumi-ashi, okuri-ashi, hiraki-ashi and tsugi-ashi. Ayumi-ashi is moving your feet backwards and forwards in big steps to move quickly, okuri-ashi is moving quickly in various directions in small steps, hiraki-ashi can be used to hit your opponent or avoid their strike while moving to the side, and tsugi-ashi is used when you need to hit your opponent from a long distance.

In arts such as Ninjutsu, Ashi-Sabaki takes another definition than that of the sword arts. In Ninjutsu (aka shinobijutsu) we see foot technqies such as:

1 – Nuki Ashi …..(stealth step)
2 – Suri ashi …..(rub step)
3 – Shume ashi …..(tight step)
4 – Tobi ashi …..(flying step)
5 – Kata Ashi …..(one step)
6 – So Ashi …..(big step)
7 – Ko ashi …..(little step)
8 – Kakizami Ashi …..(small step)
9 – Wari Ashi …..(proper step)
10 – Tsune ashi …..(normal step)

These 10 steps above are found in the shoninki, and are the basics of all stealth movement; thus, these 10 should be taught in every “Ryu“.

However; In many different ninjutsu schools you see other steps as well. Some of the other walks that are also found in traditional Ninpo are as follows:

* Shinobi Ashi (toe walking/ ninja movement)
* Yoko Aruki (side stepping)
* Yoko Bashiri (side walk)
* Kitsune Bashiri (fox walk)
* Uki Ashi (floating foot)
* Inu Bashiri ( dog walk)
* Shin-so-toh-ho (deep grass rabbit walk)
* Ayumi Ashi (normal step)
* Hiraki Ashi (lateral stepping)
* Yori Ashi (simultaneous stepping)
* Sashi Ashi (cross stepping)
* Ashi Fumikae (foot change)
* Tenkan Ashi (trick step)
* Chakuchi Ashi (loss step)
* Sanshouo (salamander walking)

These are just some of the traditional ashi sabaki or foot skills of the ninja. Make sure if you are learning a real ninja tradition that they are completly teaching you all of the ways of the ashi sabaki at it is a basic and fundemental aspect to the art of ninjutsu.

Foot work is the basics of all marital arts, without the complete control of your foot movement, you cannot do any technique correctly in a real situation. Train your feet to go any where, any way!

I hope that this helps in your training in Budo.

Take Care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo.
Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
Founder of the Budo Ryu Online University
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
Soke / Inheritor of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Owner of the Ninjutsu Super Store
Chief Editor of the Shinobi no Mono Magazine
Founder of the Ninjutsu International Federation
Professional Model and Artist


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Friends

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken – 4.20.2011
Photo & Video Shoot for Historical Ninjutsu Team Video

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Last night I had a friend really have my back, one of those situations where they really stand firm and show the strength of the relationship. He literally went out of his way to have my back and defend me.

While he was fighting / arguing with people about myself and my school he emailed me and told me to “go here” (link) well,..’here’ is not available to me, for some reason or another, I do not have “permission” to go there. I noticed that he was online through instant message, and I asked him to call me, he basically said – No, he was busy, doing what it was that he was doing. I tried to call him, he did not answer. I knew he was defending me about something, but was unsure of why or what was going on. Since he did not answer, I went to bed & thought, here is a friend that is sticking up for me, defending me, against many, he has my back.

Many people have questioned this mans loyalty and honor towards others, saying that he is only out for himself, #1 and that is all. Last night he proved that statement wrong. He proved that he is one of the few that still do the right thing and stand up for what you believe in,….honor.

I was touched to see that someone put them self out like that for me, When things are easy, you can have many friends, but in the face of adversity, when things are really wrong, and just go bad, there are those few that will stand right there with you, those are your real friends.

Helen Keller once said — “Walking with a friend in the dark, is much better than walking alone in the light” these are words that I hope many can understand and also make the same decision to do so.

I do thank all of you for all of the support, without all of you, friends and students, we (budoryu) and myself would not be where it is today!

Thank you very much, I hope that you all have a wonderful day!
Anshu Christa Jacobson

Headmisress of the Budo Ryu – School of War

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“Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”
– Muhhamad Ali


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Fun Thoughts

Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

“I don’t mind living in a man’s world,…
As long as I can be a woman in it!”

— Marilyn Monroe


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Teaching from the Scrolls

 

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Teaching from the Scrolls.

“The real reason that we all train is to ultimately find happiness and the only way to attain true happiness is to attain mastery through our personal passion”

– Kobayashi Ichiro
20th Soke Tomo Ryu

Once a year I hold an annual Tomo Ryu TaiKai. Here I get to share all of the scrolls, densho, pictures and relics with my students. This is the way I can show and express this art to them personally and give them something special, something that only one gets if they train with me.

Here in this photo I am showing them the Tomo Ryu Heiho Makimono. This details the military strategies and tactics of the ryu. Towards the end of the makimono there is a section of survival skills when alone traveling. This details how to find or obtain water, food and shelter while concealing your identity from others.

I hope that you enjoyed the lesson,

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

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

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Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series! Lesson #3

 

Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series Part 3!

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 Amazon.com!

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


Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series! Lesson #2

Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series Part 2!

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 Amazon.com!

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 – Reflect Your Inner Self

Anshu Christa Jacobson

REFLECT YOUR INNER SELF.

Everyone of us has a essence, a soul and a spirit that resides within.
This spirit is what drives us to be who we are.

The physical realm changes as we change through life, when you are a little one, you look as such, when you become a teenager, to adult, you take the form of where you are mentally as well as spiritually. This is so that you can show the world who you are on the inside, and express with the others around you.

Some of us do many things to change our outward image to reflect who we are, such as change the color of our hair, get tattoo’s and body piercings, etc, etc. This list goes on and on, fact is everyone does these and changes the outward image to show to world or reflect the inner spirit.

When your body matches your mind and your mind matches the spirit, you have taken the sanshin (mind, body and spirit) and made them one, only at this time can you have complete happiness, control of oneself, a high level of self-esteem and awareness which leads to a positive self-expression.

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“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”
– Margaret Thatcher

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In life we learn that nothing stays the same, that everything changes. As you change, as you age, you need to maintain that same level of balance in your life, letting your physical form match that of how you feel with the mental and emotional forms to maintain that balance within.

NO BODY — “fits in” — hell; we are all misfits in some realm or another, but the facts are that we are all human, we all have feelings and we all strive to have balance and happiness in our lives. For this reason alone, no one person on the face of this earth should be judged by their gender, race or religion as all of these things are just emotional outlets to help maintain the balance and happiness that we all seek.

I know today that you probably wanted me to talk about the martial arts and fighting techniques, zen and mental clarity. And although that is usually what I talk about, if you take all of that one step further we are all doing these arts for the same reason, to be happy.

Does it really matter what martial art someone does as long as it works? And when I say works I do not mean hurting another person, I mean bring the practitioner happiness and outlets towards self expression as a person.

It should not matter, martial arts is just the vehicle that you use to get you from “A” to “B” and “B” is the destination. As long as you find happiness doing the arts, that is what is of importance, not what “style” that you practice, because the facts we are all different people with different feelings, no one art can truly relate this to every person who practices the martial arts,..this is why I have always said the person is always more important than the art, without the person, the martial arts do not exist.

Whatever martial art you choose to do, do so with complete balance of the Sanshin. Whoever you choose to be, do so with the complete balance of mind, body and spirit. You have the right to be happy, and only you can make yourself achieve that happiness. I hope you all enjoyed the lesson today.

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

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

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Anshu Christa Jacobson – Opponents Fate

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.” – Sun Tzu

I hope that you all enjoy the philosophy lesson today.  I wish you all well in your practice of the arts.

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 – Learn what you Love

Anshu Christa Jacobson

“There are too many things in this world to be learned, and life is too short to learn them all. So we should complete that which we have begun rather than dabbing in many things” – Buddhist Teaching

 

I hope that you enjoy 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 Truth

Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

“All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.” – Bruce Lee

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