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Ongyōjutsu (隠形術) – Uzura-gakure

Ongyojutsu

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson explains Ongyojutsu technique Uzura-gakure

Ongyōjutsu (隠形術) – Disappearing Techniques (隠形術)

Ongyojutsu (隠形術) is the art of disappearing and hiding (or what others say “invisibility” techniques). When talking about this form of hiding, usually the techniques such as (1) Kitsune-gakure (2) Uzura-gakure (3) Kannon-gakure (4) Tanuki-gakure and (5) Ukigusa-gakure are just some of the hiding techniques that come to mind when talking about this forms of Ongyōjutsu (隠形術) within classical ninjutsu.

There are many names that are associated with the art as well as other collections of training for infiltration, evasion, hiding and extraction. To name a few of these names & collections:

Onshin no Hō (隠身の法)
methods for attaining invisibility

Onshin no Jutsu (隠身の術)
techniques for attaining invisibility

Onshin Tongyō no Jutsu (隠身遁形の術)
techniques to hide the body so it seems to be gone, or get out of line of sight;techniques for concealment and escaping)

Inton no Jutsu (隠遁の術)
escape and disappearing techniques

Tenchijin Santon no Hō (天地人三遁の法)
Three methods of escaping using Heaven, Earth and Man

Tonjutsu (遁術)
Fleeing techniques; to run away and hide

Tonkō no Jutsu (遁行の術)
escaping techniques

Tongyō no Jutsu (遁形の術)
vanishing techniques; disappearing techniques

Tonpō (遁法)
Fleeing methods; to run away and hide

Omote Gotonpō (表五遁法)
Five escaping methods

Ura Gotonpō (裏五遁法)
Reverse five escaping methods

Metsubushi no Tonpō (目潰しの遁法)
Blinding and fleeing methods

Goton no Jutsu (五遁之術)
***** Mokuton-no-jutsu (木遁之術)
***** Doton-no-jutsu (土遁之術)
***** Kinton-no-jutsu (金遁之術)
***** Suiton-no-jutsu (水遁之術)
***** Katon-no-jutsu (火遁之術)

In the photo above I am teaching at the 2011 Shinobi Stealth camp the technique “Uzura-gakure” (a.k.a Quail Hiding). Usually this is done at night or right as it is getting dark so that you can use the shadows to your advantage.

When you are in a garden or area with natural foliage, wrap both of your arms over your head and crouch down like a quail shape ball to resemble a garden stone so that you would be over looked if someone gazed through the area.

This is to be done wearing classical shinobi garb (shinobi shōzoku 忍び装束) and also making use of the zukin (hood) as this will help aid cover the natural tones and silhouette of the human form. However this can also be done wearing dark colors as well and using one of the basic tools of the ninja the “sanjaku tengui”.

In this photo above I was not wearing the shinobi shōzoku (忍び装束) but utilized what I had so that I could demonstrate the use of this technique to the students, as you can see, it still works!

I hope that you all enjoy today’s 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


Shinobi-iri; Ko Ashi – Small Step

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Anshu Christa Jacobson demonstrates the stealth technique "ko-ashi"

 

Photo taken from the 2011 Shinobi Stealth Camp!

SHINOBI-IRI (忍び入り;stealth entering methods)
HOKOJUTSU (歩行術; art of walking techniques)
KO ASHI (小足;small step)

Ko Ashi (small step) this is part of “hokojutsu” (art of walking techniques) and also is trained and classified as “senkojutsu” (art of infiltrating walking techniques).

This is a small stabbing step that is used to move silently through shallow water, high grassy area or dry leaves. The objective of the technique is to get the foot beneath the surface without causing any unnatural noise.

Make sure that you maintain a low hip position keeping your hips pointed at the targeted position. As you step down, keep your toe pointed straight down and penetrate through the foliage and onto the surface. As your toes hit the ground, slightly lower your heal to the ground place your weight on that foot. From here, relax and move to the next step; this is ko-ashi.

The artistic image is that of a crane walking and picking it’s way through the wild terrain.

I hope that you all enjoy today’s 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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Doton-no-jutsu (土遁之術)

Doton-no-jutsu; Metsubushi

Anshu Christa Jacobson demonstrates Doton use of Metsubushi

Photo taken from the 2011
Shinobi no Mono Stealth Camp!

DOTON-NO-JUTSU (土遁之術)
METSUBUSHI (目潰)

Doton no jutsu: Literally “Earth Evasion”. Includes such concepts as using rocks, soil and land contours to aid in the ninja infiltration, evasion and deception.

In this photo here I am demonstrating how the ninja would use soil to throw into the eyes of the enemy as a means of escape. As this does attack the eyes the waza would be part of the metsubushi (目潰し) or eye closers.

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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – NO MERCY!

Anshu Christa Jacobson

NO MERCY!

“There is no samurai code for fair play in battle!

NO SWORD? – USE A STICK!
NO STICK? – USE A ROCK!
NO ROCK? – USE YOUR FIST AND FEET!

Loose your life; but make the enemy pay!

(MOVIE QUOTE; 13 Assassins Film; 2011; Magnet Release)

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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – See with your eyes; Feel with your heart

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts” —– Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955)

I hope that you understand today’s lesson, look inside to find the truth.

Take Care & Be Safe! 🙂

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


Historical Ninjutsu Research Team Video #3 — Gunpo Jiyoshu — Call Signs

This is a short video of actual ninjutsu on how to leave call signs with other spying agents! 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:

BudoRyuNinjutsu.com

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


BUDO RYU KOBUJUTSU DVD #4! JUST RELEASED! – 武道流古武術

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

NEW BUDO RYU KOBUJUTSU DVD!
武道流古武術

JUST RELEASED — BUDO RYU KOBUJUTSU DVD #4!

CLICK HERE TO BUY!
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In this Training Event Anshu teaches methods of Sojutsu, Iaijutsu, Tantojutsu & Kusarigamajutsu! Learn historical knowledge of these weapons and the various ways of applying them in real combat! This is a must for all Koryu Practitioners of Bujutsu!

CHAPTER 1 – PLAY ALL
CHAPTER 2 – INTRO
CHAPTER 3 – TENJIN RYU – SOJUTSU KAMAE
CHAPTER 4 – TENJIN RYU – SOJUTSU GIRI WAZA
CHAPTER 5 – TENJIN RYU – SOJUTSU – KIHON WAZA
CHAPTER 6 – SOJUTSU WAZA #1 – UKE NAGARE
CHAPTER 7 – SOJUTSU WAZA #2 – HICHO
CHAPTER 8 – SOJUTSU WAZA #3 – YARI KAITEN
CHAPTER 9 – SOJUTSU WAZA #4 – TOBI GERI
CHAPTER 10 – TENJIN RYU – NODACHI GIRI NO KATA
CHAPTER 11 – EISHIN RYU IAIJUTSU – KUDEN
CHAPTER 12 – EISHIN RYU – NUKITSUKE
CHAPTER 13 – EISHIN RYU – DRAWING FROM SEIZA
CHAPTER 14 – EISHIN RYU – IPPON MAE
CHAPTER 15 – EISHIN RYU – MIGI, HIDARI & USHIRO
CHAPTER 16 – EISHIN RYU – MULTIPLE ATTACKER DRILL
CHAPTER 17 – EISHIN RYU – UKEMI WAZA
CHAPTER 18 – TANTOJUTSU
CHAPTER 19 – KUSARIGAMA

Approx: 45min.

BUY THE BUDO RYU KOBUJUTSU DVD TODAY!
http://cjj2004.tripod.com/​internationalbudoryuninjut​susuperstore/id119.html

Thank you all for your wonderful support! Looking forward to helping ll of you in the arts, if you have any questions or need help, do not hesitate to ask.

Take Care and Be Safe!

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


ANSHU CHRISTA JACOBSON; BUDO RYU SHINOBI KAJUTSU 武道流 忍び火術 – 火遁之術, 火薬術, 火器

This video is a very brief introduction to the kajutsu training within the training halls of the Budo Ryu — School of the Warrior Way.

The Budo Ryu is dedicated to teaching traditional samurai bujutsu and authentic ninjutsu. To do this the Budo Ryu has 7 Warrior Traditions that it teaches from:

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 (英信流居合術)
* 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)

The majority of Kajutsu (fire techniques) training outside of the historical research from the ancient scrolls of the samurai and ninja; comes from two of the warrior traditions. The two primary traditions within our school that details Kajutsu or “fire techniques” are Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu and Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu.

In this video you will see that the Budo Ryu beaks down the kajutsu training into 3 areas:

Katon no jutsu (火遁之術) is the section that teacher – evasion, infiltration and deception.

Kayakujutsu (火薬術) is the section that teaches – firearms, explosives and gunpowder.

Kaki (火器) is the section that teaches “fire tools” these are tools that the ninja used on missions that aided them in the art of stealth and use fire, smoke, hot coals and ash.

I hope that you enjoy the video! Thank you all for your support!

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


MONOMI – Shinobi Hand Torch

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

MONOMI – Shinobi Hand Torch
Photo above: Anshu with a “Monomi” or ninja scouting hand torch.

When on a night mission within a residence or building, the Shinobi had a small hand torch that they used to be able to see within or to see into. This would help aid in “stealing in”. It was small, easily concealable and just as easy to put out in case they felt they were seen.

Split a cedar board to get a piece of 4 or 5 Sun (12 or 15 cm). Apply a little sulphur on the tip and hold it out. This is called Monomi Scouting Torch and used by the shinobi to look inside a window or a knothole.

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Information comes the Shinobi sections of the Gunpo Jiyoshu Scrolls; by Ogasawara Saku’un Katsuzo (1612)

If you are interested in buying this book, this translation is found in the book “true ninja traditions” here:
http://www.amazon.com/Ninp​iden-True-Ninja-Traditions​-Scroll/dp/1604818301/ref=​sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310733​316&sr=8-1
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The lesson today comes from my own personal collection and study of these documents. 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
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


Goshiki mai – Five Colored Rice of the Ninja

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

GOSHIKI-MAI

Secret Messages were conveyed with the use of elaborate codes that would be overlooked by anyone but the recipient. The ninja’s ploy included rice grains dyed different colors (goshiki-mai) as well as knotted rope (yuinawa-moji) as well as letters that only their allies could understand.

In understanding the “Goshiki-mai” (Five-color rice) Rice grains were dyed blue, yellow, red, black or purple and arranged in different combinations or patterns. With this technique, the ninja could make over 100 different codes.

There is a new Historical Ninjutsu video being released this week on this topic from myself and Antony Cummins that you can all see and understand these old methods of secretly passing information.

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The lesson today comes from my own personal collection and study of these documents. 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
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


BUDO RYU DAIKOMYOSAI 武道流大光明祭 2011 – 武術, 忍術, 古流, 武道

Here is a brief video of some of the training and teachings of the:
2011 BUDO RYU DAIKOMYOUSAI 武道流大光明祭!

DAIKOUMYOSAI (大光明祭) means; celebration of illumination from inside to the outside — The Budo Ryu holds and annual Daikomyosai every year.

Training goes in depth within the 7 traditions of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo! Direct teachings of the history of the arts, classical kata as well as the present applications, deeper understandings of these 7 warrior traditions that make up the Budo Ryu – School of the Warrior Way!

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 (英信流居合術)
* 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).

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


Bansenshukai; Yonin – 陽忍上

Yoninjutsu

BANSENSHUKAI VOL #4
(taken from Anshu Christa Jacobson private collection)

“YONIN”

There is yojutsu and injutsu in ninjutsu.

YONIN (yojutsu / yoninjutsu) is infiltration when in plain view of the people, so you are dressed like them and moving in and out of the crowd. This is where the Shinobi Nanabake (ninja disguise) was used. Many say that Yonin is only done during the day and that is wrong. You can use this tactics day or night. Yoninjutsu; is for the very highly skilled ninja.

INNIN (Injutsu / Inninjutsu) is infiltration when you are not in plain view, you are staying in the shadows, not in the area of people at all, climbing on roof tops, staying in the shadows, staying in the rafters of the house to gather information, in this situation, your goal is to stay out of complete site of everyone, stay in the shadows and carry out the mission, this infiltration tactic is called Innin. Inninjutsu; is primarily used for the lower ranking ninja.

Yojutsu — could be any kind of infiltration in plain view of the enemy, so the use of disguise to move through the crowd is a essential (i.e., shinobi nanabake, yamabushi, komuso, performers, fortune tellers, etc).

Injutsu — is when the infiltration and information gathering is done completely unnoticed and in the shadows. So the classical black outfit, would be of use in this situation. For example, entering the enemy territory at night and hiding in the bushes during the day while observing the enemy’s movements.

If you look at the 2nd row from the right you will see:
YO (陽) NIN (忍) JO (上)

YO (陽) Means; Positive or Light. Hence the training of Yo-jutsu being done in plain view —

NIN (忍) In this case means Shinobi, or in modern term “Stealing in” —

JO (上) Means; Top, Above, Upper. So this where the idea of this type of training being done by upper level shinobi comes from. —

If you look at the 5th row from the right, a little over half way down you see:
Shinobi (忍) Iri (入)

This (忍入) is giving detail to the entering methods of the Shinobi, in many schools called “Shinobi-iri”

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The lesson today comes from my own personal collection and study of these documents.  All students know that one of the major documents that we use here at the school in reference to ninjutsu is the Bansenshukai.  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
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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – See the Light

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

See the Light,….
Photo Taken 7.4.2011

“Cultivate your happiness within the hard work of your daily passion and illuminate this positive emotional light through the dark fog that surrounds us all.

This will foster happiness within, and inspires others to follow. Remember; Budo is about polishing your training to make yourself and the others around you better, this can only be done through refining action.”

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


Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series! Lesson #9

Shinobi Study Series #9! Part 1 Mr. Cummins talks about the ancient text from the densho, and part 2 I teach from the Togakure Ryu (戸隠流) Mokuton-no-jutsu Scroll (木遁之術). The Togakure Ryu kata is “Gi So no Ho” (偽装之法) & Uzura-gakure no Ho (蹲隠之法). I hope that you enjoy the lesson!

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