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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!

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 – Jinichi Kawakami


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