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Capturing True Budo

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson


Photo taken – 2.2012
Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Iaijutsu (居合術) at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo.

Without knowledge, a high level of warrior skill will never be focused.
Without high level of skill, one may never attain a high level of true strength.
Without true strength, knowledge may not be applied.
Without applied knowledge, one will never find wisdom.
Without wisdom, one will never find the enlightenment of which they seek.

This is a insight towards training that I came up with this morning, not for sure if it makes sense to any of you, but it makes sense to me, I hope that it helps all of you with your training.

Thank you all for your support!
Take Care, Be safe and good Luck in your Journey of Budo – Christa Jacobson

2012 USA Ichigun Ichimi Historical Ninjutsu Taikai!

Ichigun Ichimi Historical Ninjutsu USA Taikai!

Budo Ryu Budoka,
I was asked to be an instructor for this event on Historical Ninjutsu. I would love for all students of the Budo Ryu to please attend this seminar if at all possible, this will only better your skills in actual ninjutsu by attending. When the workshop is on break or directly after the event, I will take the time to review, test, or help any students in the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way, with their training materials in the Nana Musha-den (7 Warrior Traditions) Looking forward to working with all of you!


Anshu Christa Jacobson

Headmistress of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way

21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition

4th Soke of Kosei Ryu Kempo

Shibumi-do (下味道) The Way Towards Effortless Perfection


Photo Taken: 11.15.2011
Budo Ryu; Hombu Dojo

Inspiration is what people remember, not defamation. No one wants to go to the grave forgotten and the only way to be remembered is to inspire the ones around you.

Even if it is someone that you only met for a brief moment in your life, you can share with them the greatest moment in their life, just by a simple thank you, or a smile. To some, this changes their perception of the day.

There is this Japanese term called “Shibumi” (下味) which means effortless perfection. Kobayashi Sensei always told me that there is not such thing as perfection, and the better you get, the further your idea or perception of perfection is. he always used the term “Shibumi-do” or the “way of effortless perfection.”

He said the he uses this term because no one can achieve perfection (Shibumi) they can only dedicate themselves towards the idea of it (thus the usage of the kanji “Do). But this in itself is a stagnant thought because this is not a moment of time, this is a philosophy that you have to dedicate to within your journey of life; so he always told me good luck in that journey (Shibumi-do).

Everyone wants to tell you what you can and cant do, but no one other than yourself knows what you are capable of. Dedicate yourself to the things that make you complete. Inspire the ones around you, to become better and if you know what you are worth, than go get it. No one is going to give it to you.

I hope that you understand my rambling thoughts this morning, it made sense to me as I wrote it.

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