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Kunochi (くの一) Woman Ninja…

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Kunochi (くの一; Woman Ninja)
My student and I getting ready for the 2014 Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Daikomyosai!
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Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo… What is the Budo Ryu?

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Live life to be happy,… Warrior Zen

“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, everyone will profit from it, not just ourselves. This is the most basic kind of peace & balance.”

Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson (宗家暗主)
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21st Soke of the Tomo-ryu Tradition
4th Soke of the Kosei-ryu Tradition
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New Book! – Tomo-ryu Shinobijutsu! – Shoden-no-maki! – Now for Sale!

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Tomo-ryu Shinobijutsu Shoden no maki, is a reference book to the modern day practice of the Tomo-ryu Koka Ninjutsu tradition. This tradition at one time was said to be one of the most powerful samurai shinobi clans in the Shiga prefecture of Japan.
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This book documents and lists all of the skills, knowledge, and philosophy that is taught on the first scroll of the Tomo-ryu; “Shoden-no-maki”. Tomo-ryu Shinobijutsu Shoden no maki is not just for the current students of the school, but for future generations who are seeking the truth of the Koka Shinobi.
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CHAPTER 1: REKISHI
CHAPTER 2: MEIYO
CHAPTER 3: SHODEN GATA
CHAPTER 4: KEIKO
CHAPTER 5: KOBU KAKUSHIGOTO
CHAPTER 6: NINKI
CHAPTER 7: ZETSUMEIJUTSU
CHAPTER 8: KUNOICHI
CHAPTER 9: SANJUROKO-KEI
CHAPTER 10: TENCHIJIN NO HO
CHAPTER 11: TOMO RYU HIDENSHO
CHAPTER 12: HIDEN
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Anshu Christa Jacobson — Reality Video (#0009) The Transgender Truth

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Not for sure why I have to openly discuss my personal life.  This has nothing to do with the instruction of the martial arts or any of my other professions.  However; I am an open and honest person that does not have any mean or cruel intentions.  And for anyone to constantly belittle and harassment about my gender is hate.  Hate at any level should not be tolerated.
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I do not force my personal opinions or personal beliefs on my students in anyway.  My job as a martial arts teacher is not to show them their way.  It is to help guide them through their journey.
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Any person regardless of Race, Religion, Sexual Preference, Gender, Hobbies, Political Stand, Conservative or Liberal as long as they have a good heart and are willing to be open minded and train, I would love to work with them in the art that I teach…Budo Ryu: School of the Warrior Way.

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Sexy Kunoichi Valentine

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
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Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
School of the Warrior Way
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Shinobi Yonin Workshop – Ninjutsu (忍術) Yonin (陽忍) Innin (陰忍) Yoninjutsu (陽忍術) Inninjutsu (陰忍術)

Here is the video promo of the 2012 Yonin 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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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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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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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


JUJUTSU (柔術), TAIJUTSU (体術), KUMI UCHI (組討), TORITE (捕手), YAWARA (柔)

If you would like to start you training with the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way in Traditional Samurai Bujutsu and Authentic Ninjutsu.  Than please look at our website here:  (www.BudoRyuninjutsu.com)

We also have counded the Budo Ryu Online University for those that want to train in our methods, but do not live close to one of our school
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Thank you all for your support, I wish you all the best.

Take care, be safe and good luck in your journey of Budo.


Warrior Doko – Part 1 – Koryu, Bujutsu, Jujutsu, Kumi Uchi, Ne Waza

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo taken: January 2012
Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Kumi Uchi at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo.

DOKA
Songs of the Way

In many forms of budo; doka (道歌), or “songs of the way” are presented to help teach the deeper meaning essence of the art; the Tenjin-ryu school of jujutsu (1 of the 7 warrior traditions of the Budo Ryu) is no different. These doka are arranged in the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable pattern of traditional Japanese waka (和歌) verse.

DOKO ICHI; 道歌 一

Shin no bu wa
Fude yak kuchi niwa
Subekarazu
Kotobure naseba
Kami wa yurusaza

(TRANSLATION)

True Bu (do)
Cannot be described by
The brush or by the mouth –
The gods will not allow you
To rely upon words!

I hope that you enjoyed today’s lesson, I wish you all the best 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
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


Ongyōjutsu (隠形術); Kannon-gakure

Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

Ongyōjutsu (隠形術) – Disappearing Techniques (隠形術)

KANNON-GAKURE (God Hiding)

Ongyojutsu (隠形術) is the art of disappearing and hiding (or what others say “invisibility” techniques). When talking about this form of hiding, usually the techniques such as (1) Kitsune-gakure (2) Uzura-gakure (3) Kannon-gakure (4) Tanuki-gakure and (5) Ukigusa-gakure are just some of the hiding techniques that come to mind when talking about this forms of Ongyōjutsu (隠形術) within classical ninjutsu.

In the photo above I am teaching the technique “Kannon-gakure” (a.k.a God Hiding). This is done within a house or residence of the enemy where you are trying to gain or take vital information. However, the photo above is me demonstrating the principals of the technique during the 2011 shinobi no mono stealth camp.

When you are doing this you are to be walking within the hallway, or residence, you are also to be wearing dark colors and to be walking in the shadows of the hallway as well. When you sense that the enemy is walking near, you stay within the shadows and press your body up against the wall.

Cover your mouth with your sleeve of your jacket and breathe as little as possible, this is because when they walk by you, they are so close that they will be able to feel your breathe on them, so total concentration is needed!

Lower you face into your sleeve, and to a rhythm of your racing heart silently chant the following:

— “On Ah Ni Chi Ma Ri Shi E I So Wa Ka” —

It’s written that you have to say this “within” your mouth, which can be translated as saying this in your head. Clearly if you say it out loud they will spot you and then kill you. It is also said that this is the mantra that you say before you go on the mission, so that there is no need to say it when you are on a mission. However; the usage of this is key as it makes sense that you would say it when on the mission in your head to calm your nerves and anxiety that you are feeling as the man that wants to kill you is full armed and walking within inches of your body.

This is to be done wearing the classical shinobi garb (shinobi shōzoku 忍び装束) and also making use of the zukin (hood) as this will help aid cover the natural tones and silhouette of the human form. However this can also be done wearing dark colors as well and using one of the basic tools of the ninja the “sanjaku tengui”.

In this photo above I was not wearing the shinobi shōzoku (忍び装束) but utilized what I had so that I could demonstrate the use of this technique to the students.

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There are many names that are associated with the art as well as other collections of training for infiltration, evasion, hiding and extraction. To name a few of these names & collections:

Onshin no Hō (隠身の法)
methods for attaining invisibility

Onshin no Jutsu (隠身の術)
techniques for attaining invisibility

Onshin Tongyō no Jutsu (隠身遁形の術)
techniques to hide the body so it seems to be gone, or get out of line of sight;techniques for concealment and escaping)

Inton no Jutsu (隠遁の術)
escape and disappearing techniques

Tenchijin Santon no Hō (天地人三遁の法)
Three methods of escaping using Heaven, Earth and Man

Tonjutsu (遁術)
Fleeing techniques; to run away and hide

Tonkō no Jutsu (遁行の術)
escaping techniques

Tongyō no Jutsu (遁形の術)
vanishing techniques; disappearing techniques

Tonpō (遁法)
Fleeing methods; to run away and hide

Omote Gotonpō (表五遁法)
Five escaping methods

Ura Gotonpō (裏五遁法)
Reverse five escaping methods

Metsubushi no Tonpō (目潰しの遁法)
Blinding and fleeing methods

Goton no Jutsu (五遁之術)
***** Mokuton-no-jutsu (木遁之術)
***** Doton-no-jutsu (土遁之術)
***** Kinton-no-jutsu (金遁之術)
***** Suiton-no-jutsu (水遁之術)
***** Katon-no-jutsu (火遁之術)

I hope that you all enjoy 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


Ongyōjutsu (隠形術) – Uzura-gakure

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Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson explains Ongyojutsu technique Uzura-gakure

Ongyōjutsu (隠形術) – Disappearing Techniques (隠形術)

Ongyojutsu (隠形術) is the art of disappearing and hiding (or what others say “invisibility” techniques). When talking about this form of hiding, usually the techniques such as (1) Kitsune-gakure (2) Uzura-gakure (3) Kannon-gakure (4) Tanuki-gakure and (5) Ukigusa-gakure are just some of the hiding techniques that come to mind when talking about this forms of Ongyōjutsu (隠形術) within classical ninjutsu.

There are many names that are associated with the art as well as other collections of training for infiltration, evasion, hiding and extraction. To name a few of these names & collections:

Onshin no Hō (隠身の法)
methods for attaining invisibility

Onshin no Jutsu (隠身の術)
techniques for attaining invisibility

Onshin Tongyō no Jutsu (隠身遁形の術)
techniques to hide the body so it seems to be gone, or get out of line of sight;techniques for concealment and escaping)

Inton no Jutsu (隠遁の術)
escape and disappearing techniques

Tenchijin Santon no Hō (天地人三遁の法)
Three methods of escaping using Heaven, Earth and Man

Tonjutsu (遁術)
Fleeing techniques; to run away and hide

Tonkō no Jutsu (遁行の術)
escaping techniques

Tongyō no Jutsu (遁形の術)
vanishing techniques; disappearing techniques

Tonpō (遁法)
Fleeing methods; to run away and hide

Omote Gotonpō (表五遁法)
Five escaping methods

Ura Gotonpō (裏五遁法)
Reverse five escaping methods

Metsubushi no Tonpō (目潰しの遁法)
Blinding and fleeing methods

Goton no Jutsu (五遁之術)
***** Mokuton-no-jutsu (木遁之術)
***** Doton-no-jutsu (土遁之術)
***** Kinton-no-jutsu (金遁之術)
***** Suiton-no-jutsu (水遁之術)
***** Katon-no-jutsu (火遁之術)

In the photo above I am teaching at the 2011 Shinobi Stealth camp the technique “Uzura-gakure” (a.k.a Quail Hiding). Usually this is done at night or right as it is getting dark so that you can use the shadows to your advantage.

When you are in a garden or area with natural foliage, wrap both of your arms over your head and crouch down like a quail shape ball to resemble a garden stone so that you would be over looked if someone gazed through the area.

This is to be done wearing classical shinobi garb (shinobi shōzoku 忍び装束) and also making use of the zukin (hood) as this will help aid cover the natural tones and silhouette of the human form. However this can also be done wearing dark colors as well and using one of the basic tools of the ninja the “sanjaku tengui”.

In this photo above I was not wearing the shinobi shōzoku (忍び装束) but utilized what I had so that I could demonstrate the use of this technique to the students, as you can see, it still works!

I hope that you all enjoy 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


MONOMI – Shinobi Hand Torch

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

MONOMI – Shinobi Hand Torch
Photo above: Anshu with a “Monomi” or ninja scouting hand torch.

When on a night mission within a residence or building, the Shinobi had a small hand torch that they used to be able to see within or to see into. This would help aid in “stealing in”. It was small, easily concealable and just as easy to put out in case they felt they were seen.

Split a cedar board to get a piece of 4 or 5 Sun (12 or 15 cm). Apply a little sulphur on the tip and hold it out. This is called Monomi Scouting Torch and used by the shinobi to look inside a window or a knothole.

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Information comes the Shinobi sections of the Gunpo Jiyoshu Scrolls; by Ogasawara Saku’un Katsuzo (1612)

If you are interested in buying this book, this translation is found in the book “true ninja traditions” here:
http://www.amazon.com/Ninp​iden-True-Ninja-Traditions​-Scroll/dp/1604818301/ref=​sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310733​316&sr=8-1
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The lesson today comes from my own personal collection and study of these documents. I hope that this helps with all of 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


Goshiki mai – Five Colored Rice of the Ninja

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

GOSHIKI-MAI

Secret Messages were conveyed with the use of elaborate codes that would be overlooked by anyone but the recipient. The ninja’s ploy included rice grains dyed different colors (goshiki-mai) as well as knotted rope (yuinawa-moji) as well as letters that only their allies could understand.

In understanding the “Goshiki-mai” (Five-color rice) Rice grains were dyed blue, yellow, red, black or purple and arranged in different combinations or patterns. With this technique, the ninja could make over 100 different codes.

There is a new Historical Ninjutsu video being released this week on this topic from myself and Antony Cummins that you can all see and understand these old methods of secretly passing information.

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The lesson today comes from my own personal collection and study of these documents. I hope that this helps with all of 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


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 – Dreams

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Good Morning, I hope that you all have a wonderful day and achieve the things today that you have always dreamed of! 🙂 —- Remember dreams do come true, if you don’t wake up! 😉

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 – Illusion

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

Photo Taken – 6.23.2011
Illusion,…

Illusion of Separation; How many wars have been started from a need for one side to be “right” and to make the other “wrong.”

Ancient cultures talk of our connection to each other, yet we treat each other with such little regard. They teach that when you go beneath the surface of “man” you find the true essence of who we are, intertwined at the deepest most fundamental way.

This is the only way to bring true happiness, look inside and find the answers. The problem is people do not want to look on the inside, because the inside is where they keep all of their pain, and fear. So they turn to others for answers, they assume that the one that is talking is right, this in itself is an illusion.

It is quite possible that the one that is not talking just teaching, is actually saying more than the one that is talking.

The body has 7 Chakra. Chakra are said to be “force centers” or whorls of energy permeating, from a point on the physical body and are considered the focal points for the reception and transmission of energies.

The “Light” chakra, located in the center of the forehead deals with insight, but is blocked by illusion.

This chakra helps you gain knowledge, but it is blocked by things that “you think” is right. This is an illusion. You think that your opinion is correct, when in truth, it is not. It is something that you came up with, formulated some reason for thinking that it is real, when in fact, it is not, it is false thought that you bring into yourself.

The greatest illusion in the martial arts, is the illusion of the five elements, and how they are separate. The things that you think are different, are actually one in the same.

If you open your mind, and think, you will see that all of the elements are connected. Even metal is simply earth, just refined.

Don’t be dis-connected from the things that gives you the most joy in your life, spend more time with the ones that give you the most joy. This is another way of opening the chakra and enjoying your life.

If you know that ‘this’ is going to place you in a bad mood, than don’t do “this”,.simply do and be around those that make you happy and a better person.

Not for sure if anyone of you understood the lesson today, but if at least one person out there, understands, than at least I touched the life of one.

Thanks for reading today’s lesson. Be safe my friends.

I hope that this helps you today as well as your training.

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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Sunshine

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken – 6.22.2011
Sunshine,…

Yesterday I went to the park to enjoy the day. It was such a beautiful day, so I figured I would make the best of it and figure out a way for me to get things done while enjoying the sunshine.

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“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
Dalai Lama

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I had quite a few emails so I decided instead of answering them on the internet (because I hate typing) that I would get the camera and go down to the lake and just answer the emails there.

I was a wonderful time, the emails were great too with many compliments and questions about training with the Budo Ryu I sat there and answered the emails for about 45 mins, till my battery ran down. I will get this video up and published on the website so that you all can see it as well!

(I will warn you the wind was really bad, so some sections you might not hear me that well).

I needed to get work done, but still wanted to enjoy nature and the day. Happiness is what we are all looking for. Do what you can do to make yourself happy, at the end of the day, that is all that we have.

Happiness and love helps you see things clearly, Hate and revenge clouds your vision.

It was said that hate is like a double edge blade, as you cast it on the people around you, you are also cutting yourself with it as well.

Remember that Budo is not about being better than anyone else. It is about being better than what you were yesterday, and if you are not in balance, if you are not happy, you cannot help others become happy.

I hope that this helps you today as well as your training.

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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Warrior Guardian Deity

Soke Christa Jacobson
Photo Taken – 6.2.2011
Warrior Guardian Deity

There was a militant side to Japanese Buddhism. Many monasteries were fortified and had standing armies. These measures began as protective measures against brigands and marauding armies but over time led to the sects becoming like feudal states, sometimes with large armies controlling entire provinces.

In almost every Buddhist country, the temple gates are guarded by two or more fearsome figures.

There are explanations for this. One understanding is that anyone who tries to enter the temple with a burden of negativity will find him- or herself unable to get past the guardians. Leave it all outside, they say, and enter with a pure heart.

In some countries, like Japan, the figures have a further feature. The Japanese “Ni-O” (“Two Kings”) are depicted one with his mouth open, the other with his mouth closed. A popular interpretation of this is that they are signifying “A” and “Un,” the two sounds which make up the Japanese pronunciation of the “sacred syllable” Om. Better, though, is another idea, based in the concept of duality.

The Two Kings, they say, represent the two aspects of In and Yo (yin and yang in Chinese philosophy). Further, they represent two of Buddhism’s great “evils”: Fear and Desire. Mister “A,” he with the open mouth, is the “IN” receptive, but he is also Desire, opening up for anything he can get. Mister “Un,” then, is the closed-mouthed passive “YO”, but also the one who lives in Fear, shutting out the possibility of any new opportunities.

“IN” is no good without “YO”. And the extremes of Fear and Desire prevent one from living a full life. And so it is only the one who can pass through the Middle, between IN and YO, get past Fear and Desire, who is eligible to seek the Buddha.

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“Avoid evil; do good; purify the heart.”
– Buddha

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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Guardian Lion

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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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – The Eye of the Warrior

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Anshu Christa Jacobson - Eyes of the Warrior

Bushi no Me – “Eyes of the Samurai”
(sight and insight)

A warrior does not see things in an ordinary way. A warrior has trained their mind and spirit to process the impulses from a highly refined manner. A warrior does not focus on one thing, but sees one thing.

To the warrior, the ideas of “eye sight” and “sight” are different, there are many different methods of sight and insight with a warrior.

NIKUGEN (Naked Eye)
TENGEN (Neutral Eye)
EGEN (Interpretive Eye)
SHINGEN / HOGEN (Compassionate Eye)

The training for all methods of warrior sight and insight for the samurai is called “Bushi no men Rensho” The complete understanding of these concepts will be found in Chapter Three of Budo Ryu Kai; School of War. This book details all of the fundamentals of the Budo Ryu Kai as well as the fundamentals and basics of all Budo.

This book is a must have for any practitioner of the Japanese martal arts and is to be released later this year!

I hope that you all enjoy the 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