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Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu – Keiko 2013 – 武道流 – 戸猛流忍術 – 忍び- 古流 武 術

New Book Tomo-ryu Shinobijutsu – Shoden no maki:
This video demonstrates some of the training that we have done this year at the annual Tomo-ryu Keiko. The DVD will be available in the Ninjutsu Super Store:
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
Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson
21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of the Warrior Way
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Anshu Christa Jacobson – Virtues of the Ninja


*** Taken from the Bansenshukai (Koka Version) wriiten by Fujibayashi Yasutake in 1676 ***

Ninja are often viewed as ancient Japanese assassins and masters of stealth, although these are some of the skills that they possess, many of the ninja ryu aspired to maintain samurai ethical standards. Below are the 10 virtues of the Ninja taken from the Koka Bansenshukai written in 1676 by Fujibayashi Yasutake

* Loyalty
* Bravery
* Strategic Knowledge
* Diligence
* Trustworthiness
* Good Health
* Responsibility
* Ingenuity
* Knowledge of the Teachings of Buddha & Confucius
* Gifted Speech

I hope that you can add this to your knowledge of the arts.
Thanks for all of the support. Be Safe

Anshu Christa Jacobson
headmistress of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Secrets of Technique



The secrets of technique were said to have been passed to Ushiwakamaru (known as Minamoto Yoshitsune 1159-1189) by the mysterious Master Ki-ichi-hogen. These teachings have been widely employed by martial art instructors over the centuries and are still in use today.

Morihei Ueshiba (1888-1969), the founder of Aikido often quoted from this listwhen teaching and deomstratin Aikido technique.

* When your opponent comes, greet him at once.
*If he withdraws, immediately send him on his way.
* Where there is opposition, harmonize with it on teh spot.
* If there is a force of one, add nine to make ten.
* If there is a force of two, add eight to make ten.
* If there is a force of three, add seven to make ten.


* There is nothing in the universe that cannot be harmonized
* Distinguish between truth and falsehood.
* Know how to discern the hidden.
* Great is larger than the Universe.
* Small enters the tiniest particle.
* Adjust to the vagaries of life and death
* Adapt to ceaseless change.
*remain unshaken regardless of the circumstances.

Thought I would share my notes on harmony with you, these are the principles that have been taught for centuries. I hope that you can read them and find something positive from it also. Thanks for all of the support you all.

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

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo.

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Principals of Budo

Photo – Bamboo Forest – Kyoto, Japan


Three Essential Elements of Budo:

(1) The Timing of Heaven.
(2) The Utility of Earth.
(3) The Harmonization of human beings

– Bugei Koden

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Give your Students Everything

Photo – Antique Armor of Ninja in Ninja Museum, Japan.

“Why not give your students everything that you can?”

There are many different ninjutsu schools across the world, although some wants to discredit others, the facts are that we are all here, teaching martial arts on the same planet, even if they do not act like it.

One thing that really gets me is that there are schools that claim to teach ninjutsu, yet they only do taijutsu, they never really teach the weapons that much at all, they never teach stealth or any of the things that they “sell” with vintage footage, it is taijutsu. They don’t condition their students for a real fight either, no sparring, no grappling, no bag work. HAVE YOU SEEN PICTURES OF TAKAMATSUS HANDS AND FEET? (33rd grandmaster of the Togakure Ryu). They look like that because he practiced every day punching and kicking trees and other training objects to make his body withstand the force of a real fight!

These same people say that sparring is not needed because it is not a real street fight, so the kata is what they explore for the principals. This is true, Sparring is not a real street fight, but if you practice kata and get principals from that to apply to a street fight, than why can you not spar and take what you learn from that, and apply those principals and strategies to your martial training? Timing, Distancing, Offense, Defense, Counter Attacks, Learning how to train against a opponent that you do not know what they are going to do it is not a pre-set kata, I am sure that all of these things that we get from sparing can easily be placed into the real world of street fighting. You should train your body in all areas of combat, never tell yourself that you don’t need to spar, learn weapons tactics, ground fighting, impact or physical conditioning because by telling yourself that, that is ego, AND EGO WILL GET YOU DEAD!

Prepare yourself for anything that can happen, stop training for ego and train like your life depended on it! If you can learn anything from the past, I am sure that this lesson alone still rings strong.

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Zen

“Ability can take you to the top,
but it takes character to keep you there.”

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Same Root



Do you think you are any different from me? When was the last time that you went out into nature and just listened? If you listen close enough you can hear all the living things breathing together and you can fell all living things growing together.


We are all have the same roots, we are jut different branches of the same tree.

We need to learn to live in harmony with each other, not hate each other. Time is an illusion and so is death,….. the start of your life you did not choose, and more than likely the end of your life you will not choose either.

While you are here for this short time you need to make the best out of your life. This is why we train,…..

All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together.

I wish you all well with your training. Take Care, Be Safe & Good Luck in your Journey of Budo.

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Living your Life

How much of your life do you spend wishing you were somewhere else?

You only have one life, live it to be happy, never think that I wish I had that time back, if you think that, than you know that you did not spend the time wisely. Understand that true enlightenment is knowing that we are human, and in this physical nature we need to experience life as a human. We need to love and share our memories with others.

The way you live your life is your choice, however, No one wants to go to the grave forgotten, it is up to you how you perceive and fulfill your destiny.

– Anshu Christa Jacobson

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Principals of the Universe

All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together.
– Morihei Ueshiba

Anshu Christa Jacobson – Mind

The mind can be compared to the ocean and the momentary mental events such as happiness, irritation, frustration and fantasy can be related to the waves that raise and fall on the surface.

Just as the waves can subside to reveal the stillness of the oceans depth, so to is it possible to calm the turbulence of the mind to reveal its natural clarity.