Authentic Ninjutsu and Samurai Bujutsu from Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson (宗家 暗主)

Posts tagged “hayashi

Shinobi no Michi Book Review by Shihan Richard Van Donk; 15th Dan Bujinkan

I want to personally thank Mr. Richard Van Donk for the review of my new book, Shinobi no Michi.  I am truly humbled that he read, enjoyed and reviewed my book.  I deeply appreciate his kind words. I am truly honored (bow).

.
SHINOBI NO MICHI:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/christa-jacobson/shinobi-no-michi-way-of-the-ninja-volume-one/paperback/product-20566249.html
.
——————————————-
(Text of his Review)
Book Review of
Shinobi no michi Vol 1, Mind by Christa Jacobsen
.
This thick 500 page volume on the Ninjutsu arts is obviously a labor of love for martial artist Anshu Christa Jacobson. Having written several such books myself, I know the kind of dedication and research these endeavors take and I commend her on her efforts — this was not an easy task. She did an excellent job on its presentation and it is sure to be a lasting classic for her Budo Ryu students to whom this work is dedicated and directed.
.
Shinobi no michi Vol 1, Mind is certainly a worthy read for any enthusiast of the Ninjutsu arts. It contains a rather deep documentation on history and school lineages, and is filled with images of old scrolls, kanji, japanese warrior prints and the author in action. The author explains a lot of the Japanese terms used in these arts. I feel that it would have been much more useful to the reader to have a more in-depth table of contents. Practitioners of Budo Ryu will be very entertained to learn more about their teacher and the trials and tribulations of her budo journey. Jacobson takes considerable time and many pages in the form of an interview to explain her uniqueness and warriorship to those who criticize her. For example, she explains why she left the Bujinkan after obtaining her Yondan (4th dan) to found her own system Budo Ryu and still keep the studies of several of the Bujinkan schools in her curriculum.
.
While the book includes lots of excellent photos of her doing things, such as demonstrating how certain things were done historically, or photos of her training in the dojo, if the intent was to make a training manual of her teachings for her students it seems lacking in actual instruction. Readers will need to look to future volumes for direct teachings of her system. Overall however, this is a most comprehensive work that has a lot of heart and soul put into it. A true gift to her students.
.
Master Richard Van Donk, Phd.
A Bushindo University book review
http://www.Bushindo.com
.
——————————————-
.
Thank you all for your wonderful support!
.
I am truly honored to see the ninjutsu community coming together to help spread real authentic ninjutsu and traditional samurai bujutsu.
.
Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
http://www.BudoRyuninjutsu.com
Advertisements

Sanjaku-tenugui (三尺手拭い)

Soke Christa Jacobson

Picture Above:
Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Tomo ryu methods (戸猛流) utilizing various ninki (忍器; ninja tools) at the 2012 Tomo-ryu Shinobi Keiko (戸猛流忍 稽古).
.
Here she teaches various ways of using the Sanjaku-tenugui (三尺手拭い; 3 ft cloth) to aid in shinobi (忍び) missions.
.
A Tenugui (手拭い) is a thin Japanese hand towel made of cotton and was a common item during the Sengoku Jidai (戦国時代) and the Edo Jidai (江戸時代) for anyone of any social class to carry as it could be used as a head wrap, washcloth, dishcloth, headband, souvenir or decoration and as a head covering in Kendo (剣道).
.
It is typically about 35 by 90 centimeters in size (approx: 1 1/2 – 3ft in length), plain weaved and is almost always dyed with some pattern.  The shinobi (忍び) would take advantage of this common item and use it to aid them on missions in a variety of ways such as:  creating a shinobi zukin (忍び頭巾; ninja hood) climbing various objects, tying various objects together such as doors, people, tools and weaponry.
.
Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way
.

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


Happiness In Life

Happiness in Life

Soke Tomo-ryu; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken: 10.18.2011
After class at the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Hombu.

Yesterday’s classes at the Hombu Dojo made me realize how lucky I am to be able to do what I love to do everyday and make a living at it. I mean that is everyone’s dream isn’t it? To be able to do what you love to do, express who you are to the world and make a living doing it? The unfortunate thing is that not many get this opportunity or maybe,… not many are willing to take the chance.

It was said once by Confucius “Choose a job that you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. He was right. I get the pleasure of everyday waking up and spending the rest of the day dedicated to the authentic ninjutsu and traditional samurai bujutsu and help teach the martial arts to the students of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo.

Sure; there is work that has to be done; we make video downloads, shinobi no mono magazine, DVD’s for the Ninjutsu Super Store, and uploads and updates to the Budo Ryu Online Dojo as well as keeping in contact with all of our students and supports with our myspace page, facebook page and youtube channel. The greatest part that I find with what I do is that I never get frustrated at all because of what I am doing, I always feel like I want to do more than what I have; and to me that is a good thing!

You only have one life to live, live it to be happy, and don’t be scared to be yourself, that is what is going to really make you happy. Happiness starts within and then it is expressed outward. Just like art.

*******

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique” – Walt Disney

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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Picture Poetry

Soke Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken – 6.2.2011

“A picture is a poem without words.”
Horace
(Roman lyric poet; 65 BC)

*********************

“Everyday we have the opportunity to learn, as there is hardly a human being without some daily” dukkha“.”
Buddhist Teaching

*********************

Art is the desire of a person express them self, to display and share the reactions of their personality to the world which they lives in.

Art is expression, expression is feeling, feeling is life. Live your life to be happy, and to share that happiness with the ones that you love.

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


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!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anshu-Christa-Jacobson/119934164717846

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 – Budo Ryu Michigan Shugyo

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Picture Above:  Group Photo with myself and my assistant (Mr. Chafin) as well as My personal student Mr. Delgado (head instructor of the Budo Ryu Michigan) and his two assistants Mr. Brinley and Mr. Meyer.

In May of 2011 I took a trip to Michigan to visit the Budo Ryu Michigan Shinobi-Den.  This is a Budo Ryu School that is ran by one of my personal students Mr. Jose Delgado.  While at the workshop, there were people that came in and out at different times, some from different schools of training such as Aikido, Karate and Jujutsu.

During this training session, I wanted to stress the true meaning, of the Budo Ryu methods and the essence of real Budo.  Everyone had a great time, and trained hard.  Some of the things that we covered was, Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu with the Sanshin no Kata and the Kihon Happo.  Koto Ryu Koppojutsu with various kata from the Shoden Gata.  Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu kata as well as training from the Taijutsu Kimi Ugoki.  Tenjin Ryu Jujutsu as well as Koka Ryu Kempo hand to hand fighting technques and concepts.

All of the students did a great job and I am honored to have Mr. Delgado as a student as his heart is in the right place and helps all that wants to learn the real essence of the Budo Ryu – School of War.

If you want to see all of the photos of this event, like my fan page on facebook here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anshu-Christa-Jacobson/119934164717846

Then go to this photo album here:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/?set=a.195237247187537.49998.119934164717846

I will also be making a video of this event and sharing it on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL for all of you to view and enjoy!`

I hope that you all enjoy today’s Post!

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