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The Survival of True Ninjutsu | Historical Ninja Martial Arts: History & Tradition of Ninpo

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Bansenshukai Ninja Lesson: Ancient People Say, Life Depends On… | Historical Ninjutsu Training

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Should A Sensei Vet Their Students? | Ninja Martial Arts (Ninjutsu) & Self-Defense Training

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Subscribers Questions Answered + 2021 Budo Ryu Kai: Ninjutsu Martial Arts Events & Training Camps

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True Self-Defense: How To Combat Fear, Anxiety, Stress & Depression | Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training

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How To Control Your Mind, Emotions & Anger | Ninja Martial Arts Training Techniques: Ninjutsu / Ninpo

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Holiday Special on Ninjutsu Books and Densho! | Ninja Martial Arts (Ninpo)

In this video I share a holiday special on all ninjutsu books and densho from our store!  This is great way for anyone who studies the ninja martial arts (ninpo) to take advantage of this sale and add some books and densho to their personal library!

30% OFF ALL BOOKS!

Checkout Code: BFCM30

This offer is only good through November 30th at midnight!

If you’re a student/supporter of the Budo Ryu Kai and/or truly interested in authentic ninjutsu and classical samurai bujutsu, then these are books that you should have in your collection!

– Shinobi no Michi (The Way of the Ninja)

– Kage-no-Sho (Book of Shadows)

– Jikiden (Direct Transmission)

– Shinobi Zukan Vol. 1

– Tomo-ryu Shinobijutsu Shoden no Maki

– Koka-ryu Kempo Heiho Densho

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The Difference Between Iaijutsu & Kenjutsu | Samurai Swordsmanship: The Way of the Warrior

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Samurai Philosophy: Always Do The Right Thing (Personal Integrity & Honor)

In this video, I discuss and aspect of samurai philosophy which details why one should always do the right thing.  This comes from the study of Bushido (The Way of the Warrior) and is directly connected to the warriors personal integrity and honor.

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How To Use The Kodachi (Short Sword) vs the Katana | Japanese Swordsmanship Training Techniques

In this video, I teach how to use the kodachi (short sword) vs. the katana (long sword) in combat. This is a crucial lesson for all that is training in kenjutsu/iaijutsu as there are many times the samurai/ninja would lose a weapon in battle and have to rely on their side arm.

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The techniques that I am teaching comes from the Tenjin-ryu.  The Tenjin-ryu is 1 of the 7 warrior traditions (ryuha) that we teach here at the Budo Ryu Kai.  The 7 warrior traditions of the Budo Ryu Kai are:
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Koka Ryu Kempo (甲賀流拳法)

Tenjin Ryū Jujutsu (天神流柔術)

Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu (戸猛流忍術)

Eishin-ryū Iaijutsu (英信流居合術)

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu (虎倒流骨法術)

Gyokko-Ryū Kosshijutsu (玉虎流骨指術)

Togakure-ryū Ninpo Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術)

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Ninjato Combat Techniques (Jissen Gata) Ninja Martial Arts Training | Ninjutsu, Kenjutsu, Iaijutsu

In this video, I teach various ninjato combat techniques from the Tojutsu Jissen Gata. Anyone who is training in the ninja martial arts (ninjutsu) understands the importance of tojutsu (swordsmanship) and its relationship to kenjutsu and iaijutsu. 

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Miyamoto Musashi – Samurai Quotes: Never Stray From The Way | Martial Arts, Budo, Bujutsu

In this video I discuss one of my favorite samurai quotes by Miyamoto Musashi: “Kokoro Tsuneni Michi no Hanarezu”, which means: “Never Stray From The Way”.  This is a quote that I live by and a philosophy that motivates me everyday to do what I do.

I admit, I could have done a much better job editing the video.  But I do believe that the message that I was trying to put forth, is loud and clear.  Thank you all for your love and support.  This lesson is directly for the practitioners of the ancient Japanese koryu martial arts of the ninja and samurai, such as ninjutsu (ninpo) and bujutsu (budo).

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Shinobi Hand Torch | Ninja Fire Training (Kajutsu, Kaki) Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training Techniques

In this video I teach how to make a small shinobi hand torch!  This is part of the ninja fire training known as kajutsu.  When studying the ninjutsu martial arts there are various kaki (fire tools) that you need to learn. One of them is called the Monomi Torch!  

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NEW Ninja Dojo! | Budo Ryu Kai – Washington Shinobi-Den | Ninjutsu Training School

In this video, I introduce a NEW NINJA DOJO!  The Budo Ryu Kai Washington Shinobi-Den!  This is a NEW Ninjutsu training school that will be opening in the state of Washington!  It will be run by one of my personal students, Mr. Ellifrits. This video is an introduction to the new shinobi school (shinobi-den)! Thank you very much for your love and support!  It is greatly appreciated! 

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Budo Ryu Kai | Authentic Ninjutsu & Bujutsu Training

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Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson; Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Kai (a.k.a Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo), is one of the most sought after instructors in the traditional and eclectic martial traditions. She is a member of the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and is said to be the only non-Japanese to receive a Menkyo Kaiden (The highest level license that exist in Japanese martial arts) and Sokeship (inheritor / grandmaster) of a koryu bujutsu / ninjutsu tradition.

In 2004 she wanted to bring back the tradition of Japanese Bujutsu, something that she felt has been lost in the modern world. To do this she established the Budo Ryu Kai, meaning School of the Warrior Way.

The Budo Ryu Kai (Budo Ryu Ninjutsu) was developed by her personal research, training, experience, as well as the collection of seven Japanese warrior traditions (also called Nana Musha-den) and combining all of these facets into a way to fully develop one’s mind, body and spirit as one. 

Budo Ryu Ninjutsu is Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson’s modern approach towards the study of ancient samurai & ninja warfare.  The seven warrior arts that are taught within the Budo Ryu Kai are:

Koka Ryu Kempo (甲賀流拳法)

Tenjin Ryū Jujutsu (天神流柔術)

Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu (戸猛流忍術)

Eishin-ryū Iaijutsu (英信流居合術)

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu (虎倒流骨法術)

Gyokko-Ryū Kosshijutsu (玉虎流骨指術)

Togakure-ryū Ninpo Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術)

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Old Samurai Story: The Two Swordsman | Martial Arts Philosophy | Ninjutsu, Ninpo, Bujutsu, Budo

In this video, I tell an old story of the two swordsman, who went on a warrior journey (musha shugyo) to develop their swords skills to better understand “The Way” of the sword. This is an old lesson to help students question their purpose of training in the martial arts.

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Ninja Weighted Chain Fighting Techniques (Manriki Gusari / Kusari Fundo) Ninjutsu Martial Arts

In this video, I teach how to apply various ninja weighted chain fighting techniques, utilizing the manriki gusari (a.k.a Kusari Fundo). . The Manriki-gusari (万力鎖) is a one of the secret hidden weapons of the ninja and samurai. The manriki-gusari is a simple, yet effective weapon. Weights are attached on both ends of the weapon and these weights are connected with a chain. The length of the chain is different depending on the ryuha that one is training in. Generally, the manriki-gusari is a self-defence weapon. It’s small and compact, so ninja or samurai can hide it in their pocket and can be used a variety of different ways.

In the video, I am using a “training manriki gusari”.  This is a soft rope with soft rubber ends on it instead of a weighted chain. Using the training aid will allow you to go through complete range of motion with the kata, without injuring your training partner.

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Ninjutsu Training: Ninja Use Of Camouflage (Mokuton-no-jutsu) Ninpo Martial Arts Training Techniques

In this video, I explain the ninja use of camouflage when utilizing mokuton-no-jutsu.  This is an extremely important skill for anyone who is studying the ninja martial arts.

These techniques are found in the Gotonpo (五遁法) section of the Togakure-ryu school of Ninpo Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術). In the video I say, that tonjutsu (evasion techniques) are ways to “evade reality”.  Although this is true, this message was taken from a larger lesson on the perception of reality, which is not part of this video.  So Tonjutsu is evasion skills, but it is important to know that you are evading from the vision, or the perception of the enemy.  So if you are using Mokuton-no-jutsu, you are using wood evasion skills to evade from the vision or perception of the enemy. . This lesson is directly for the practitioners of the ancient Japanese koryu martial arts of the ninja and samurai, such as ninjutsu (ninpo) and bujutsu (budo).

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Ninjutsu Training: Using The Elements Of The TenChiJin | Ninja Martial Arts Techniques (Ninpo)

In this video, I teach how to use the natural elements of the TenChiJin (天地人) towards your advantage when studying the ancient ninja martial arts of ninjutsu (忍術).  In Ninpo (忍法), we study the Godai (五大), Gogyo (五行) as well as all areas of the TenChiJin Ryaku-no-Maki. Understanding the use all of the natural elements is crucial within the study of ninjutsu. When used correctly, you become a much stronger than anything your opponent can possibly imagine.

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Ninjutsu Technique: Yari-Yose (Spear Catcher) | Historical Koryu Ninja Martial Arts Training (Ninpo)

In this video, I teach a technique from the Tomo-ryu called: “Yari-Yose” (Spear Catcher).  This is a technique that is passed down in the Tomo-ryu school of Shinobijutsu (戸猛流忍術) to teach how to utilize the sageo (下げ緒) on the scabbard, as a means to disarm a spearman, finish him, then evade.

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The Bansenshukai (萬川集海) written in 1676, also has a technique called “yari-yose”.  Even though this technique has the same name, same objective and purpose; there are slight differences between the technique “yari-yose” in the Bansenshukai, and the “yari-yose” that is taught in the Tom-ryu.  

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In the Bansenshukai it says:

“The yariyose or the ‘spear catcher’ – tie the end of the sageo cord onto your short sword. Draw the sword out fully and hold it in your right hand and the scabbard in your left hand, with the rope hanging between. When a spear is stabbed at you, catch it and wrap the sageo cord around the spear and take the enemy’s weapon.”

– Fujubayashi Yasutake – Bansenshukai (1676)

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  • (1)  The Bansenshukai says to tie the rope to your sword while the other end is tied to the saya (scabbard). In the Tomo-ryu, it says to hold one end of the saego in your hand, with the other end tied to the scabbard.
  • (2) The Bansenshukai says that the sword should be drawn, with the sageo hanging between the sword and the saya. In the Tomo-ryu the sword is not drawn, it stays in the scabbard, till after you disarm the spear from the enemy.
  • (3) The Bansenshukai does not mention using the saya (scabbard) as a means to deflect or block the oncoming spear.  In the Tomo-ryu this part of the transmission is a crucial aspect towards the technique.
  • (4) The Bansenshukai has no mention at all with how to stab or position the sword when going in to finish the enemy.  This aspect is covered in depth as to why the sword needs to be drawn the way that it is, and used the way that it is, when learning the technique. 

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In the end, different ninja ryuha do similar techniques differently. As the 21st Soke of the Tomo-ryu it is my responsibility to teach these ancient ways and preserve those techniques that have been passed down to me.  However, because we teach various ryuha within the Budo Ryu Kai and because I encourage my students to research and learn as much as they can – it is also my responsibility to explain how a technique from one ryuha is different from another ryuha.  It is also my responsibility to explain and teach techniques from public historical sources such as the Bansenshukai, Ninpiden and Shoninki, explain the similarities and differences from them towards the 7 warrior traditions that we have within the Budo Ryu Kai.  This gives the students a much deeper understanding and greater perception of the ancient ninja and samurai martial arts, what they truly did, and how the truly did it.

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Togakure-ryu Ninpo Taijutsu: Shuko-jutsu Training | Ninja Martial Arts Techniques (Ninjutsu)

In this video, I talk about the use of the Shuko as taught by the Togakure ryu. I also teach and demonstrate a few techniques that are taught within the Togakure-ryu as well. Techniques such as climbing with the shuko, how to hold the sword with the shuko (te-no-uchi), Defensive counters with the Shuko (Ichi-no-Kamae) as well as capturing and controlling techniques with this Shuko (Itto Dori).
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What Inspired You To Start Your Journey In The Martial Arts? | Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson

In this video, I ask the question, what inspired you to start your martial arts training?  This is a topic that is very different and personal for all of us.  Some of us were inspired by people, while others were inspired by books, comic books, cartoons and videos games.
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Anyone who knows me, knows that Teela from the MOTU (Masters of the Universe), was my original Martial Arts inspiration. As a young transgender child, this was a very powerful cartoon for me on many levels.
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Regardless of our inspiration, what is important is finding something that will inspire us to be the best us that we can be. For me, it was the Master of the Universe cartoon and all of the small lessons that were hidden within. What was it for you?
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BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL!
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Old Story: The Fish & The Fisherman (Do Not Chase Desire) Ninjutsu Martial Arts Philosophy Lesson

In this video, I teach an old zen philosophy lesson called: “The Fish and The Fisherman”. This is a lesson that has been passed down for many years to teach us to not focus on desire.
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In the Budo Ryu Kai we study 7 warrior traditions. 1of the 7 warrior traditions of the Budo Ryu Kai is Gyokko-ryu Kosshijutsu. In studying Gyokko-ryu, we learn the 9 rules of Gyokko-ryu. 1 of the 9 rules of Gyokko-ryu is: “Vices dissipate your proficiency”. Today’s philosophy is a good artistic lesson to help understand this particular thought from Gyokko-ryu.
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However, as a ninjutsu practitioner you should learn how to use desire to help you complete the mission or objectives. At the end of the video I briefly mention my time “working” in “adult entertainment” and now (in the present day) my students know what I was really doing, who I was working for, and why. I will not get into detail here, however I will say, when I convinced my most hated opposition online to “believe” the “new identity” of me in adult entertainment, it gave me an opportunity to do this job. They (online haters) started posted these “facts” online of me as a escort, etc… This helped me create a new persona and allowed me to get into places to do things that I would not have been able to do. This aspect of creating a new persona, making it believable and getting into places you should not be is a very intricate aspect towards ninjutsu and is something that I will discuss in depth in one of my upcoming books.
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This lesson is directly for the practitioners of the ancient Japanese koryu martial arts of the ninja and samurai, such as ninjutsu (ninpo) and bujutsu (budo).
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Soke Anshu | Drowning in Knowledge & Starving for Wisdom | Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training (Ninpo)

In this video, I discuss the philosophy and understanding of how, within the modern social construct of which we live, we are drowning in knowledge and starving for wisdom. This is a crucial lesson for all that is studying the ancient ways, because we live in a world with knowledge so easily obtained and wisdom never attained.
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