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

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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/

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Samurai Class (武家)

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)
“Regardless of class, a person who does something beyond his social standing will at some point commit mean or cowardly acts. In the lower classes there are even people who will run away. One should be careful with menials and the like.” – Yamamoto Tsunetomo; 1659-1719

(Translation)
All samurai (bushi) understand that there are hateful and mean people in society that will do anything to tear another down. This can come in all forms from and in the modern day we see: racism, prejudices, sexist, hate crimes, slander, online bullying, lying, cheating, rape, theft and assassination.

As practitioners of Budo, we need to recognize this and clearly see the difference between truth and fact and act appropriately to the situation.

If they are not samurai, than there is no need to show them your fighting technique, as one only fights in the last resort. A samurai you would never let a coward who is not face to face in front of you, get to you. All samurai understand, no person, place, thing or idea is strong enough to get in your head, unless you are weak enough to let them.

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


SAMURAI (侍)

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)

“A samurai is a man who remains consistently undistracted twenty four hours a day, whether he is in the presence of his master or in public, If one is careless during his rest period, the public will see him as being only careless.”

Yamamoto Tsunetomo; 1659-1719

 
Anshu Christa Jacobson