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Anshu Christa Jacobson: Survival Training – Budo Ryu Dojo; Kansas City, Ks

Here is the video promo of the 2012 Seizonjutsu Workshop from the Budo Ryu (School of the Warrior Way) headed by Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson!
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This shows some of the training that took place at the event, we did not place everything on this video promo, but enough for the viewers to capture the meaning and essence of the training!
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I hope that you all enjoy the video promo, we had a great time at the workshop. If you are interested in training in authentic ninjutsu or traditional samurai bujutsu, you can see our website at:
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http://www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com
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This DVD will be released in the International Ninjutsu Super Store along with all of the videos that are released by the Budo Ryu!
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http://www.NinjutsuSuperStore.com
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Thank you all for your support!
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Take Care, Be Safe and
Good Luck in your journey of Budo!
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Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
School of the Warrior Way

http://www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com


Shinobi no Michi (忍び道) The Way of the Ninja

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Shinobi no Michi (忍び道) or what is known as the “Way of the Ninja” is a book written by Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson, headmistress of the Budo Ryu Dojo and 21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu tradition.
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Shinobi no Michi Volume One is the largest book ever written on authentic ninjutsu and traditional samurai bujutsu in the English language and is the first volume of a an epic three volume book series!
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CHAPTER 1: REKISHI
CHAPTER 2: JINSEIKAN
CHAPTER 3: SHUGYO NO JUNJO
CHAPTER 4: HOJO UNDO
CHAPTER 5: KUDEN
CHAPTER 6: MUSHA KODEN
CHAPTER 7: KOKA RYU KEMPO
CHAPTER 8: TENJIN RYU JUJUTSU
CHAPTER 9: TOMO RYU SHINOBIJUTSU
CHAPTER 10: EISHIN RYU IAIJUTSU
CHAPTER 11: KOTO RYU KOPPOJUTSU
CHAPTER 12: GYOKKO RYU KOSSHIJUTSU
CHAPTER 13: TOGAKURE RYU NINPO TAIJUTSU
CHAPTER 14: HISTORICAL SHINOBIJUTSU
CHAPTER 15: HEIHO
CHAPTER 16: SEIZONJUTSU
CHAPTER 17: HIDEN
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Shinobi no Michi; Volume One is a must have for anyone that is interested in authentic historical ninjutsu and traditional samurai bujutsu!
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Anshu Christa Jacobson (Interview #002) “Halloween Special” – Kansas City, Ks, Budo, Ryu, Ninjutsu

This is an interview that was shot for the official fan website of Anshu Christa Jacobson.

www.AnshuChristaJacobson.com

In this video I answer questions that was sent to me from the Interview video (001).  Also I placed in video footage of my Halloween with my family and students having a good time!

I hope that you enjoy the video!

Thank you all for your wonderful support!

Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
School of the Warrior Way
www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com


KNOW THE GOOD & BAD

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Picture Above:  Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo.

KNOWING THE GOOD & THE BAD
(Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson in Budo Ryu Hombu)

“In times of peace, people do not remember times of war and what it is like and become comfortable, so they feel that there is no need for the shinobi and they no longer carry detailed information about each province nor do they give gifts to each other. On top of this, they do not know who is in which area or who good people are.”

Koka Shinobi no Den Miraiki; 1719
Dictated by Kimura Okunosuke Yasutaka
Written by Chikamatsu Hikonoshin Shigenori

 

 


MASTERING THE MARTIAL TRADITIONS

 

Soke Christa Jacobson

Picture Above:  Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo.

“In an effort to govern the behavior of those who studied her tradition, Fang cautioned her followers to only use their skills in self-defense.  She maintained that great bodily harm, including death, could easily result from excessive force.  Imparting her late father’s wisdom, Fang maintained that without first finding inner peace and harmony, one could never truly master the fighting traditions, and hence never master their own lives.  Master Fang asserted that it is only through discovering and then mastering the world within that the power of positive human force can be developed in harmony with nature and used to defeat any adversary.”

Bubishi
武備志
1621

 


The Way (道)

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Tenjin-ryu Jujutsu Buke Waza (天神流柔術 武家技) at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo (武道流本部道場)

(Transcription)
“There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But in doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you still get the same soaking, this understanding extends to everything.” – Yamamoto Tsunetomo; 1659-1719

(Translation)
If you are going to create art, their will be times that you spill the ink. If you are going to model, there are times that people do not look at the art. If you are going to farm the land, there are times that your crops don’t grow. If you are going to train in samurai bujutsu and authentic ninjutsu; there are times that you are going to be hurt.

If you are trying to find your way, there are times, as you are walking it will rain and you will be wet. You cannot learn without making mistakes, accept it, you are training in warrior arts, keep walking forward and the rain will stop sooner or later, and at that time, you will find your way.

I hope that you understand today’s lesson and can see my interpretation of this wonderful classic text on samurai bujutsu.

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 Ryu – School of the Warrior Way
http://www.budoryuninjutsu.com/


IAIJUTSU (居合術), KENJUTSU (剣術), SOJUTSU (槍術), SHINOBI (忍び), SAMURAI (侍)

I hope that you enjoy the video promo! If you enjoyed the promo, the DVD is for sale!
Thank you all for your support!  Take care, be safe and good luck in your journey of Budo!

A Champion; by Jack Dempsey

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

Photo taken – 3.2012
Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Goshinjutsu (self protection skills) against multiple attacker situations.

“A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t.”
– Jack Dempsey; 1895-1983

Train to live!

I hope that you all understand the lesson, I wish you all the best in your journey of Budo.

Thank you all for your support, take care and be safe.

 


The understanding of life and learning.

 

Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

“Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.” – Chinese Proverb

I hope that you all understand the lesson, I wish you all the best in your journey of Budo.

Thank you all for your support, 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


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


Bushido (武士道) The Way of the Samurai – Courage (勇)

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo taken – 2.2012

Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Hanbojutsu (半棒術) at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo

 

To see just cause and to not act, is lacking in courage.

When one finds oneself in a situation where there is an obvious right and wrong, yet remains silent for fear of loosing face, they prove nothing and show that they lack in the ability to stand up for their own beliefs.  As a warrior one should be ashamed of oneself.

This is not to say that one should go out in search of conflict to show their strength, as this is foolishness as well.  However; if conflict should present itself, one should have the courage, confidence and resolve to make themselves and their righteous beliefs known without fear of loosing something as trivial as public acceptance and stand up for what they believe in and have come to love.

I hope that you all enjoy the lesson.

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

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
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


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


Budo Ryu; Kansas City, Ks — Koka Ryu Kempo – 甲賀流拳法 – 拳法, 空手

This is some of the video footage from our Koka-ryu Kempo Kuden Event for the month of December 2011.

In the training of this event we looked at the basic fundamentals of fist fighting methods of kempo, and the raw reality of using your fist as a weapon, to inflict pain on the attacker to protect your life.

Koka-ryu Kempo is one of the 7 Warrior Traditions of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way as the training goes in depth within the 7 traditions of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo!

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)

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


Fear (恐) within Budo, Bujutsu, Ninpo, Ninjutsu, Samuria and Shinobi.

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Fear (恐)

“When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.” – Buddha

Fear is a wonderful lesson in the natural elements of IN & YO
(Ying & Yang in Chinese).

Fear is a distressing negative sensation induced by a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it (also known as the fight-or-flight response) but in extreme cases of fear (terror) a freeze or paralysis response is possible.

For this reason alone you have to understand yourself and how to read the sanshin (mind, body & spirit) within. If you understand how to look inside yourself and understand why you are feeling a specific emotional response, this gives you a greater chance for survival as now you are listening to your inner feelings, and using an educated strategy based on experience to back up the emotional gut feeling by physical action. I preach this type of strategy daily at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo. This is how warriors have been training for centuries; finding ways to be able to connect the mind and the body together in balance.

Remember a warrior acts; only fools react.

Next time you feel something such as fear, Fear (恐)

“When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.” – Buddha

Fear is a wonderful lesson in the natural elements of IN & YO
(Ying & Yang in Chinese).

Fear is a distressing negative sensation induced by a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it (also known as the fight-or-flight response) but in extreme cases of fear (terror) a freeze or paralysis response is possible.

For this reason alone you have to understand yourself and how to read the sanshin (mind, body & spirit) within. If you understand how to look inside yourself and understand why you are feeling a specific emotional response, this gives you a greater chance for survival as now you are listening to your inner feelings, and using an educated strategy based on experience to back up the emotional gut feeling by physical action. I preach this type of strategy daily at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo. This is how warriors have been training for centuries; finding ways to be able to connect the mind and the body together in balance.

Remember a warrior acts; only fools react.

Next time you feel something such as fear, anxiety, depression or sadness, do not just react to this feeling, as you are not in balance and more than likely do something that you might regret. Act to the emotion correctly, by using your mind in balance with the inner feeling. Developing the strategy needed to follow out the objective. This can be anything from a natural feeling of fear and love, to a daily goal all the way to military procedure.

This is why Budo is in everything that we do, it is who we are, and this is what separates us from the ones that simply read books on martial arts and think that they know; action from wisdom.

There is an old saying “He who knows others is wise; He who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu; 604 BC, Zhou Dynasty

I hope that you all enjoyed 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


NEW KUDEN DVD#13 – KODACHI and NINJA BIKEN

21st Soke Tomo-ryu; Anshu Christa Jacobson

This Kuden Training Event was taken at the Hombu Dojo of the Budo Ryu -School of the Japanese Warriors Way! Anshu Christa Jacobson looked at the Kodachi (小太刀) or short sword fighting skills from the Tomo-ryu (戸猛流) as well as the Shinobigatana from the Togakure-ryu (戸隠流). Towards the end of the training session we looked at various methods of Iaijutsu (居合術). Watch Anshu teach Various strategies, concepts and applications of short sword techniques! aprox 45 min.

Scene Selection:

Chapter 1 – Play All
Chapter 2 – Intro
Chapter 3 – Kumite Concepts (Kuden Lesson; Distance)
Chapter 4 – Kodachi Intro
Chapter 5 – Togakure-ryu Totoku Hiyoshi
Chapter 6 – Togakure-ryu Hiryu no Ken
Chapter 7 – Togakure-ryu Kasumi no Ken
Chapter 8 – Togakure-ryu Muso no Ken
Chapter 9 – Togakure-ryu Dai Kai no Ken
Chapter 10 – Tomo-ryu Kodachi (Jissen Gata; Ichi, Ni, San)
Chapter 11 – Soke Anshu Keiko
Chapter 12 – Try Softer (Kuden Lesson)
Chapter 13 – Photo Album

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KODACHI DVD HERE!

NINJA BIKEN DVD HERE!

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


Shinobi Mumon no Ikkan – The Gateless Gate

The Gateless Gate

Soke Tomo-ryu; Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

“The great way has no gate;
There are a thousand different roads.
If you pass through this barrier once,
You will walk independently in the universe.”

The Gateless Gate (無門關)

The gateless gate is regarded as the greatest book of zen ever complied. It is a collection of 48 Chan (Zen) koans compiled in the early 13th century by the Chinese Zen master Wumen Hui-k’ai (無門慧開; 1183–1260).

This book was so profound even during the Sengoku Jidai (戦国時代); Samurai (侍)and Shinobi (忍び) families were reading these words as an aid towards enlightenment. In the Shoninki written by Natori Masatake of the Kishu-ryu school of Ninjutsu he writes:

“One of the most important things for you to do is always know everything you can of every place or province that is possible to know. When you are in that said province, be sure to read the feeling of the local people and do what is necessary according to the situation. If your mind is in total accordance with the “way” and understands reasoning and logic perfectly, than you can pass through the mumon no ikkan (The Gateless Gate; 無門關) “checkpoint”. This is a mental place that is barrier without a gateway that exist inside your mind. You will be able to pass through this mental stage because you will have a clear mind and reasonable thinking due to your training.” — Natori Masatake; Kishu-ryu; Shoninki

English translation; True path of the Ninja;
Secret Philosophies of the Ninja; Gokuhiden;

page 148; footnote information page 149

I hope that you enjoyed 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


Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series! Lesson #14 + 拳法 護心 想 — Kempo Goshin Concepts Pt 1

Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series Part 14! After the lesson, make sure that you watch the second half as I teach a lesson From the Koka-ryu school of Kempo!

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
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 #4 — Gunpo Jiyoshu — 5 Principals of the Shinobi

I hope that you all 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


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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Teppojutsu

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

TEPPOJUTSU – THE ART OF FIREARMS
Photo taken from:
Temaezutsu seisaku no koto of the Nakajima-ryu hojutsu kankiroku
(taken from Anshu Christa Jacobson private collection)

Teppo Jutsu refers to the “art of the rifle”, a warrior art practiced in feudal Japan by the Samurai.

Contrary to popular belief, the Samurai did use firearms and as with all their weapons arts they were quite skilled “riflemen”.

Similar to the other weapons employed, for the Samurai this art encompassed all aspects of the rifle as a weapon: achieving accuracy, proper cleaning and maintenance, rifle and ammunition design and development, as well as using the rifle in Close Quarters Combat. This latter included such skills as weapons retention, striking with the rifle as a blunt weapon, and even the use of the bayonet (Juken Jutsu).

“One of many things the Japanese were interested in were Portuguese guns. The Japanese were already familiar with gunpowder (invented by, and transmitted from China), and had been using basic Chinese guns and cannon tubes called Teppō (鉄砲 Lit.”Iron cannon”) for around 270 years before the arrival of the Portuguese. The Portuguese guns however were light, had a matchlock firing mechanism and were easy to aim with.

The Famous Daimyo, Oda Nobunaga, made extensive use of guns (arquebus) playing a key role in the Battle of Nagashino. Within a year, Japanese swordsmiths and ironsmiths managed to reproduce the mechanism and mass-produce the guns. Barely fifty years later, “by the end of the 16th century, guns were almost certainly more common in Japan than in any other country in the world”, its armies equipped with a number of guns dwarfing any contemporary army in Europe (Perrin). The guns were strongly instrumental in the unification of Japan under Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, as well as in the invasion of Korea in 1592 and 1597″.

I hope that you all enjoyed today’s lesson on Teppojutsu!

Take Care, Be Safe and good luck in your journey 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 – Guardian Lion

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken – 6.2.2011
Guardians Lion – Protector

Chinese guardian lions, known also as Imperial guardian lions, shishi lions, or stone lions (石獅, Pinyin: Shíshī) in Chinese art and often (incorrectly) called “Foo Dogs” in the West, are a common representation of the lion in pre-modern China. They are believed to have powerful mythic protective powers that has traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220).

In Japan: the lion figures are known as Komainu (狛犬・高麗犬, lit Korea dogs) possibly due to their introduction to Japan through Korea.

The lions are always created in pairs, with the male holding the world in his hand and the female with holding a cub. They occur in many types of Chinese pottery and in Western imitations. In the photo above, the lion is a female holding her cub in her left leg.

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“The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.”

Sun Tzu

I hope that you enjoy today’s lesson, and I hope that it helps you with 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


Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu – 2011 Taikai Photo’s

Soke Christa Jacobson

Anshu Christa Jacobson teaches hanbojutsu from the taijutsu kimi ugoki.

Soke Christa Jacobson

Anshu teaches fire techniques using the kusarigama

Soke Christa Jacobson

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

Soke Christa Jacobson

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!

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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 – Jinichi Kawakami

Budoka,

Many of you do not know who Jinichi Kawakami is, so I thought that I would place it here on my blog so that you can get some information on this gentleman.  Jinichi Kawakami, head of Banke Shinobinoden claims to be the last sōke and only heir to authentic ninjutsu.  He says he is the 21st head of the Koga Ban family (Iga and Koga Ninjutsu) and is the honorary director of the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum.

Kawakami boasts no ninja bloodline of his own, but says he learned his art as a boy from a man named Masado Ishida, a medicine peddler claiming to be one of the last remaining ninjutsu practitioners alive. According to a Japan Times journalist, “Kawakami has something most other ninja claimants do not — an earnest combination of humility and scholarship. Not to mention some highly polished martial arts skills of his own.”

Kawakami’s top student, Yasushi Kiyomoto, is the only one teaching from the Banke Shinobinoden group.  Kiyomoto operates a dojo in Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, but he no longer takes on new students. There are also no branches, contact points and instructors overseas.

 

 

 

Just thought that this information could be good to all of you, I will you all well.

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

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo