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The Power of the Sun…

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[Photo Taken On My Morning Walk]
The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.

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7.22.2013

First morning back home from our vacation! 
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I woke up, had my coffee and a KICK ASS WORKOUT! Glad to be home! 
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Today I have *7* things that I would love to get done today, to start the week!
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(#1) Make an update video for everyone today with the information regarding this weekends event. Just want to make sure that all of the information is out there for y’all.
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(#2) Make a video from last weeks vacation, so family, friends and y’all can see our vacation!
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(#3) Make two new Hombu Keiko video uploads for y’all so that there are new interactive videos uploads this week.
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(#4) Have lunch with Mr. Chafin to look at the ninjutsu / samurai warfare scrolls, densho & makimono to set up the plans of this weeks stealth camp!
(see: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Secret-Teachings-of-Anshu-Christa-Jacobson/298932240208409 for his budo ryu / ninjutsu facebook page)
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(#5) Work on the new book, hopefully it will be out within the next two weeks! Koka-ryu Kempo; Heiho!
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(#6) Update all of the websites! I wanted to do this at the start of the summer, but did not get that done. So I need to get all of the updates completed before the summer is over!
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(#7) A client hired myself and a close friend of mine for a party / small private party tonight. So I need to make sure that I am ready to put on a good show!
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That is my goal today, we will see how much of that will get done! Thank you all for your love and support!
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 Love ya!  XXOO – Christa
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Just Be Yourself – Social Media

inspirational post
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HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW ONLINE THAT ARE:

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Successful, Real, Independent, Researchers, Professors, Historians, Ninja, Samurai, 10th Degree Black Belts, Authors, Budo Authority, Critics, Trolls, Rich, Famous, Smart, Genius, Models, Nice, Pretty and Beautiful?
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YET IN REAL LIFE THEY ARE:
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Ugly, Mean, Fake, Fraud, Have no Friends, Can’t keep any friends, Asshole, No Job, Not Successful and lives with parents, Cannot survive on their own, has serious social issues and joins various book clubs to make them feel like they are part of something?
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DON’T BE LIKE THAT!
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BE YOU!
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I am a country girl from Kansas that lives in Kansas City.
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I am a nude modeling, erotic dancing, geisha stripper, budo teaching, ninjutsu / bujutsu practitioner that openly shows all of my mistakes that I make everyday to my students and the world to hopefully motivate you all to be better then me.
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Don’t be like me, I am not perfect…
Be the best you that you can be…….
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I love who I am and what I do.
Can you say the same?
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Enjoy Life… Warrior Zen

“There is more to life than going fast. Slow down and enjoy the experience.”

Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson (宗家暗主)
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way
Member; World Martial Arts Hall of Fame
21st Soke of the Tomo-ryu Tradition
4th Soke of the Kosei-ryu Tradition
http://www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com
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Your Perception… Warrior Zen

“Every morning you wake you can perceive suffering, or the overcoming of it. Your perception will be your initial motivation.”

Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson (宗家暗主)
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way
Member; World Martial Arts Hall of Fame
21st Soke of the Tomo-ryu Tradition
4th Soke of the Kosei-ryu Tradition
http://www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com
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No End… By Dogen Zenji (道元禅師)

“There is no beginning to training, nor end to enlightenment; There is no beginning to enlightenment, nor end to training”. – Dōgen Zenji (道元禅師)


Why I Succeed – Hatase ru (果せる)

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

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


Kanwa Jikan (緩和時間)

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

Kanwa Jikan (緩和時間):  time to relax

Here I am (6/11/2012) done with the day; thought that I would relax and check out the hottest page on facebook!  I hope that you are all having a great day!

“If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.” –  Herodotus; 484 – 425 BC

 

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


Bushido (武士道)

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

“If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.”
– David Carradine; 1936–2009

If you cannot express who you are in your journey of life through the human expressions of words and writings; then let the world see who you are through the various artistic expressions of art.

Learn to listen and understand yourself and show the world the one thing that no one else can give to the world; an honest expression you.

I hope that you all enjoyed today’s lesson!

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

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


Train to live

Soke Christa Jacobson

“You can Never Give Up and Never Quit because if you really think about it, there are a multitude of other people who are relying on you to excel and succeed in achieving your goals and objectives.”

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.

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


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


Budo Student for Life,…

Picture taken: 2-2012
Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Tonbojutsu
Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo; Kansas City, Ks

“Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.” – Henry L. Doherty

I hope that you all enjoy today’s lesson.  I know that it is only a simple quote; but sometimes, that is all that is needed to keep us on a positive track on our journey of Budo.

Thank you all for your support.
Take Care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo.


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

 

Photo Taken: 11.15.2011
Budo Ryu; Hombu Dojo
武道流忍術道場

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


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


This is how Winners are Made

I seen this and wanted to share it with all of you.  I hope that you can enjoy the meaning!

Life is tough, real tough,….and remember this, success has been and continues to be defined as getting up one more time than you’ve been knocked down.

I hope that you enjoy the video!  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 – Guerrilla Warfare

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken – 8.25.2011
GUERRILLA WARFARE

“The Guerrilla fights the war of the flea, and his military enemy suffers the dogs disadvantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiquitous and agile an enemy to come to grips with. If the war continues long enough – this is the theory – the dog succumbs to exhaustion and anaemia without ever having found anything on which to close his
jaws or rake with his claws.”

ROBERT TABER
War of the Flea
The Study of Guerrilla Warfare & Theory
Paladin Press 1970

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 – Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon

Soke Christa Jacobson

花鳥風月 (Kachou Fuugetsu)
Literally: Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon
Meaning: Experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself.
I hope that you all enjoy today’s lesson!

 

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 – Entering the Tigers Cave

Soke Christa Jacobson

虎穴に入らずんば虎子を得ず。
“Koketsu ni irazunba koji wo ezu”

(TRANSLATION): If you do not enter the tiger’s cave, you will not catch its cub.

(MEANING): Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You can’t do anything without risking something.


Anshu Christa Jacobson – See the beauty in all,…

Soke Christa Jacobson

“Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.”

Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
谷崎 潤一郎 Tanizaki Jun’ichirō
24 July 1886 – 30 July 1965
Japanese author, Modern Literature

Thank you all for your support! I hope that you all enjoy today’s lesson! 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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Will to Win,…

Soke Christa Jacobson

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammad Ali


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


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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Purpose of the Martial Arts

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

PURPOSE OF THE MARTIAL ARTS
(Taken from the upcoming book from the Budo Ryu Kai)

To understand the purpose of the martial arts training we have to understand the goal towards training; Self-Enlightenment, Self-Empowerment, Self-Defense and Self- Protection of oneself and loved ones.

I was once told of an old story of these two master swords man who were closer than brothers. They both mastered the way of the sword, and prepared to start their journey of Musha Shugyo (武者修行). They were going to be separate for many years. So they met one day on the opposite side of this creek, and they agreed that they would re-unite at the same place, at the same date, twelve years later.

Twelve years later, at that date they found that the rain and the course of nature had changed that creek to a large raging water stream so there is no way that they can meet at the exact same place. As one of the samurai determined to live up to his vow and to show his incredible level of skill that he amassed over the twelve years. He took a running jump and leaped over the deadly current of the rushing water, safely on the other side. The other samurai walked upstream and hired a boatman to get row him across safely to meet his close friend.

The skills that one man spent 12 years of training and refining was duplicated effortlessly with a few pennies. Similarly if your goal is only to “win” or “kill”, than we can just buy a gun rather than investing years of training. This is why students of Budo need to understand that Budo is not just about winning. Next we need to understand that winning is more than just defeating your enemy, it is about perfecting yourself – your personal character – as well as your skills as a martial artist.

In Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu (英信流居合術); one of the seven warrior traditions of the Budo Ryu, there is a saying: Kachi wa saya no naka ni ari (Victory comes while the sword is still in the scabbard) physical skills alone no matter how highly developed are not enough. There is always someone more skillful or someone with a dirty trick that will leave you unprepared. But attitude is better than aptitude in actual combat.

Without having a strong warrior spirit, courage and determination a high level of skill is useless. So the purpose of training in Budo is to develop the mind and spirit of a warrior and such a strength of character that it wins a battle before it begins. This takes years of training to do. These skills also lead to the ability to rid your self of and not respond to hate, slander, anger, fear, selfishness and jealousy as they are counter productive and self-destructive. Simply put frustration is the first sign of mental weakness. Those that get so frustrated that they have to say and do negative things are clearly mentally weak, and as a warrior and a practitioner of budo, you should not concern yourself with this action as this will also lead you off of true path of Budo.

“Kachi wa saya no naka ni ari”
(Victory comes while the sword is still in the scabbard)

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 – Budo Ryu Essence

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Anshu teaching kusarigama techniques at 2011 Daikomyousai

“People with a good heart will understand the essence of the Budo Ryu. It is not about being better than anyone; it is for being better than what you were yesterday.” – Anshu Christa Jacobson

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