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Archive for May, 2011

Anshu Christa Jacobson – The Eye of the Warrior

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Anshu Christa Jacobson - Eyes of the Warrior

Bushi no Me – “Eyes of the Samurai”
(sight and insight)

A warrior does not see things in an ordinary way. A warrior has trained their mind and spirit to process the impulses from a highly refined manner. A warrior does not focus on one thing, but sees one thing.

To the warrior, the ideas of “eye sight” and “sight” are different, there are many different methods of sight and insight with a warrior.

NIKUGEN (Naked Eye)
TENGEN (Neutral Eye)
EGEN (Interpretive Eye)
SHINGEN / HOGEN (Compassionate Eye)

The training for all methods of warrior sight and insight for the samurai is called “Bushi no men Rensho” The complete understanding of these concepts will be found in Chapter Three of Budo Ryu Kai; School of War. This book details all of the fundamentals of the Budo Ryu Kai as well as the fundamentals and basics of all Budo.

This book is a must have for any practitioner of the Japanese martal arts and is to be released later this year!

I hope that you all enjoy the lesson!

Take care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo!Anshu Christa Jacobson
21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Headmistress of the Budo RyuSchool of the Warrior Way
Founder of the Budo Ryu Online University
Owner of the Ninjutsu Super Store
Chief Editor of the Shinobi no Mono Magazine
Founder of the Ninjutsu International Federation
Professional Model and Artist


Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu – Keiko 2011- 武道流 – 戸猛流忍術 – 忍び- 古流 武 術

In this video is some of the training that we have done this year, in the art of the Tomo Ryu tradition of Shinobijutsu (ninjutsu). Some of the areas that were covered at this training event were:

History and Tradition
Taijutsu (empty hand fighting)
Tantojutsu (knife fighting)
Bojutsu (stick and staff fighting)
Kusarigama (sickle and chain fighting)
Kenjutsu (swordsmanship)
Shinobi-iri (stealth walking)
Inpo (entering methods)
Tonpo (exiting methods)
Yonin (light infiltration)
Innin (dark Infiltration)
Applications of Night Fighting
Boryaku (art of military strategy)
Chi-mon (geography)
Seishin teki Kyoyo (spiritual refinement)
Hensojutsu (art of disguise)
Kobuki (old weaponry)
Hibuki (hidden weaponry)
Katon-no-jutsu (art of using fire)
Kaginawa-jutsu (art of the hooked rope)

War is Chaos at Best, this was the artistic expression that was used when making the video, Chaos. I hope that you all enjoy the Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu Video Promo!

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

Anshu Christa Jacobson
21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Headmistress of the Budo RyuSchool of the Warrior Way
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 – Autograph

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Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson signing and autograph

Photo Taken – 5.21.2011
Me Signing and Autograph

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“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
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Every time that this happens I am shocked, but humbled and honored.

If anyone was to tell me in 2004 (when I started the Budo Ryu) that the Budo Ryu would have over 9,000 students; 22 schools all around the world and I would be a recognized name with the art of ninjutsu, I would have laughed and said that you were crazy.

But all of that did happen and I would not have gotten to where I am or my school is without a strong supporting cast and fan base! I owe all of my success to my students and all of the people that support me. There are hundreds of thousands of great masters of the arts all over the world that is teaching the arts,..yet my school keeps growing and growing. And I could not have had any of this success without my wonderful students, strong supporting cast and a strong fan base, thank you all for the support.

I am truly humbled (bow)

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


Kawagoe Rikishi Historical Museum – Kawagoe, Japan

I was asked to do a video promo for this museum as they have seen some of the video promos that I have made for the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team! Since I accepted this honor I wanted to share this video promo with you of the Kawagoe Rikishi Historical Museum.

A selection of famous samurai armor at the Kawagoe Rekishi museum in Kawagoe Japan. The museum is 15 minites from Kawagoe station in saitama. Follow the instructions in the video or search google earth for喜多院 Kitain Temple. Friendly museum!

*** Tell them you saw their museum on Youtube and they will let you hold guns and swords! Have fun! 🙂

I hope that you all enjoy the video promo! If you are in Japan, you should check out the museum first hand!

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


Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu – 2011 Taikai Photo’s

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Anshu Christa Jacobson teaches hanbojutsu from the taijutsu kimi ugoki.

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Anshu teaches fire techniques using the kusarigama

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Anshu teaches how to use light as a way of escape or as a use of signal to the camp.

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Kuden - This is the most important aspect of ninjutsu, transmission between master and student

These photos are taken from the annual Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu TaiKai (戸猛流忍術-大会)! In this event we look only at the Tomo Ryu methods of Shinobijutsu and train in these historical methods of the ancient ninja! If you want to see all of the photos in this album, please subscribe to my facebook fan page here!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anshu-Christa-Jacobson/119934164717846

When you get there here is the url for the photo album!  Enjoy!

I hope that you all enjoy the photos!  Take care and be safe

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 – Blossom

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“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard De Nerval

This koan can be understood many ways, and in fact, we all as martial artist can apply these teachings, I hope that this helps with your training today.

I hope that you can all understand today’s lesson, take care and be safe –

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 – Sage

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“The career of a sage is of two kinds — She is either honored by all in the world, like a flower waving its head, Or else she disappears into the silent forest.” – Lao Tzu

This koan can be understood many ways, and in fact, we all as martial artist can apply these teachings from Lao Tzu. I hope that this helps with your training today.

I hope that you can all understand today’s lesson, take care and be safe –

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 – Shadow

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“To light a candle is to cast a shadow. This is how ninjutsu has always been handed down through the generations from master to student; Kuden.” – Anshu Christa Jacobson

I hope that you can all understand today’s lesson, take care and be safe –

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 – The Future

Photo Taken March 2011
My daughter and I in the ocean – Spring Break; Florida

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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

“The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein

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“Focus on the now, and realize that everything changes, nothing stays the same. Because of this wisdom, that we as martial artist understand towards constant change, this alone is the reason for the constant training in the arts and the dedication towards the journey of Budo.” – Anshu Christa Jacobson

Art of the Nude – 15% OFF THIS MONTH! MAY 2011

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This month there is a sale on all books in the Lulu Store!  If you are wanting to purchase the book Art of the Nude and have not done that yet, this is your chance!  All you have to do is follow the link here:
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/art-of-the-nude/12438939

And proceed to check out, at the check out, make sure that you type in this code so that you get the 15% off
MAYSAVE305

I hope that you all enjoy the book, this is art, this is not porn, all of the poses are from the renaissance era, strongly emphasizing the works of Michelangelo.


This is not a pornographic book. The images contained in this book have been created with the sole intention of portraying the nude body as art. There is a difference between beautiful artistic expressions of the nude body and the portrayal of explicit, indecent sexual acts. Those who have not been exposed to different levels of nude art will often find that they cannot see the difference; thus the result is the common thought of all forms of nudity as an indecent pornographic act which leads to closed minds and lack of artistic understanding of the human expression. Artistic Expressions is here to us help see the beauty of the human body as art and to show the world that nudity does not have to be distasteful or indecent; it can be portrayed as a natural artistic expression of the life that we live.

Thank you again for all of the support, I hope that you all enjoy the book!

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