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Origins of Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu | Ninjutsu Documentary | Real Ninja History

 

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2018 Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu Keiko | Authentic Koka Ninjutsu Training

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Tonjutsu (遁術) The Ninja Art of Escape

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Ninjutsu Scrolls & Densho

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Here I’m sharing some of my ninja / samurai scrolls and densho with my students, while explaining the history and tradition of the ryuha.
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Tomo Ryu Shinobi Keiko 2014 – 戸猛流忍術 – 忍び – 古流武術

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Ninja Master & Apprentice – Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu History & Tradition

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Kuden (口伝)

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Here I am giving my students a kuden (口伝) lesson
At the 2014 Tomo-ryu Shinobi Keiko (戸猛流忍術)
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The 7 Warrior Traditions of the Budo Ryu:
* Koka Ryu Kempo (甲賀流拳法)
* Tenjin Ryū Jujutsu (天神流柔術)
* Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu (戸猛流忍術)
* Musō Jikiden Eishin-ryū Iaijutsu (無雙直傳英信流居合術)
* 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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Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson
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21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
4th Soke of the Kosei Ryu Tradition


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
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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
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Chief Editor of the Shinobi no Mono Magazine
Founder of the Ninjutsu International Federation
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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


Bansenshukai; Yonin – 陽忍上

Yoninjutsu

BANSENSHUKAI VOL #4
(taken from Anshu Christa Jacobson private collection)

“YONIN”

There is yojutsu and injutsu in ninjutsu.

YONIN (yojutsu / yoninjutsu) is infiltration when in plain view of the people, so you are dressed like them and moving in and out of the crowd. This is where the Shinobi Nanabake (ninja disguise) was used. Many say that Yonin is only done during the day and that is wrong. You can use this tactics day or night. Yoninjutsu; is for the very highly skilled ninja.

INNIN (Injutsu / Inninjutsu) is infiltration when you are not in plain view, you are staying in the shadows, not in the area of people at all, climbing on roof tops, staying in the shadows, staying in the rafters of the house to gather information, in this situation, your goal is to stay out of complete site of everyone, stay in the shadows and carry out the mission, this infiltration tactic is called Innin. Inninjutsu; is primarily used for the lower ranking ninja.

Yojutsu — could be any kind of infiltration in plain view of the enemy, so the use of disguise to move through the crowd is a essential (i.e., shinobi nanabake, yamabushi, komuso, performers, fortune tellers, etc).

Injutsu — is when the infiltration and information gathering is done completely unnoticed and in the shadows. So the classical black outfit, would be of use in this situation. For example, entering the enemy territory at night and hiding in the bushes during the day while observing the enemy’s movements.

If you look at the 2nd row from the right you will see:
YO (陽) NIN (忍) JO (上)

YO (陽) Means; Positive or Light. Hence the training of Yo-jutsu being done in plain view —

NIN (忍) In this case means Shinobi, or in modern term “Stealing in” —

JO (上) Means; Top, Above, Upper. So this where the idea of this type of training being done by upper level shinobi comes from. —

If you look at the 5th row from the right, a little over half way down you see:
Shinobi (忍) Iri (入)

This (忍入) is giving detail to the entering methods of the Shinobi, in many schools called “Shinobi-iri”

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The lesson today comes from my own personal collection and study of these documents.  All students know that one of the major documents that we use here at the school in reference to ninjutsu is the Bansenshukai.  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 – 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


Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series! Lesson #4

Ninjutsu Scroll Study Series Part 4!

Everyone of these videos will be a 2 part video:

Part 1 — Mr. Cummins talking about the kanji of the ancient scrolls and historical records!

Part 2 — I will teach various techniques that are taught in the Budo Ryu – School of War! In this section I was teaching goshinjutsu! The art of REAL SELF – DEFENSE! I did not write this when I edited the video, but in the 3 waza / strategies that I explained, I did a defense moving to the inside (waza #1) then moving to the outside (waza #2) and then moving to center line (waza #3) I hope that you all enjoy the teachings from the video!

I hope that you enjoy the Study Series! There will be 20 lessons that will be placed up, all you will need to study along is the original japanese text of the shoninki and the ninpiden produced by the historical ninjutsu research team!

This can be found on Amazon.com!

Thank you all very much for all of your support! I hope that you enjoy the series and I hope that you enjoy the training from the Budo Ryu! As many of you know I keep a lot of the training away from the public, so I hope that you enjoy the lesson, the training and the series!

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
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Anshu Christa Jacobson – Meaning of Kata

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Today’s Lesson 3.29.2011
“MEANING OF KATA”
Photo taken 2011 for video promo of “True Ninja Traditions”

There are different types of training practices in the marital arts, none of which is more popular yet so mis-understood as kata.

Kata (型) or “form” is a set pattern of movement to teach one how to fight against an attack. This is simply the basic knowledge of that kata, the meaning goes even deeper than that.

Once the student understands the basic idea of it, they need to understand that kata is simply a strategy that the masters before us placed into the training to give us another strategy, principal and philosophy towards fighting as well as a way of life.

Kata is the link that we have to the past, many loose the densho and makimono, many misunderstand the kuden, but kata has stayed with us.

Kata is taught in a “form” or a set movement against a set attack, yet to master kata all of the masters say the same thing, you have to not do the kata, but do the essence of the kata.

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“”You may train for a long time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning karate is not very different from learning a dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of karate” – Gichin Funakoshi

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When you are practicing kata, do not just learn the initial physical move and say that you have it, what you need to ask yourself when you are practicing kata is this.

(1) What is the attack, What is the defense?
(2) What is the concept, Can I apply it other ways?
(3) What is the strategy that this kata is teaching?
(4) What Ryu does this come from (deeper meaning)?
(5) How does it feel, what feeling am I protecting and how can I apply this same defense to other aspects of my life?
(6) How many different “physical forms” or “ways’ can I do the kata and still stay true to the essence, strategy, principals and philosophy of the kata?

To master this you have to train hard, press your body physically, mentally and emotionally. You need to do this with every kata in the ryu, if you only do this with a few, you may understand a few kata, but you do not master the ryu (school). To master the ryu, these concepts has to be applied to all kata of all of the ryu-ha.

There are many people that like to “critic” others kata and try to say that they are wrong, when in essence this very action shows the level of skill that they have as a marital artist. As well as their understanding towards kata and the physical aspects of training within the martial arts.

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“”Principles of motion take precedence over sequence of motion” – Ed Parker

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KATA KEIKO:

(1) Plant the seed.
(2) Make a strong root
(3) grow from that and make a stronger foundation.
(4) understand it and branch out from the base.
(5) master it and watch all of the beautiful things grow.

(*** These five rules of kata are from my teacher Kobayashi Sensei and are also relevant towards the 5 elements of the Godai ***)
Watch the Video Promo from the picture above!
(1) See if you get the meaning of the kata
(2) How many different ways can you do the same principals with different motion?

Video Promo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d64osofIB5c&feature=channel_video_title

I hope that you all enjoyed today’s lesson.

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

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
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Anshu Christa Jacobson – The truth behind the ninjato PART 2

 

This is part of the Ninja Search!  Great Research!  This proves that the “Straight Blade” Katana, does date before the NINJA BOOK IN THE U.S.A (1980’s) and the NINJA BOOM IN JAPAN (1960’s).

This is pictures and writings about the ashigaru actially using them in the time of the Sengoku Period, and again many know that the Shinobi were primarily out of the Ashigaru class!  Great video, I hope that you all enjoy it!

Anshu Christa Jacobson


Anshu Christa Jacobson – The truth behind the ninjato

 

THE NINJATO DID EXIST! (CHOKUTO)
As many of you know the “chokuto” is one of the weapons used in the Tomo Ryu as well as the Kodachi (O-wakizashi).  These are the primary swords of the Tomo Ryu Tradition.  For many years no I have been saying that this sword in fact did exist as this is in the oral tradition of the Tomo Ryu.  However; many from the bujinkan members has said that the sword never did exist and anyone that was using that sword was in fact fake.  This is clearly one of the best historical findings of the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team and Antony Cummins.  All of these years that the “bujinkan” was suppose to be the best source is clearly shown video after video from the historical ninjutsu team that they are false.********************MY MAIN POINT HERE IS the photos are from the Edo period or before, so that predates the “ninja boom” even in Japan by almost 100 years and it was made by Japanese which means that the straight blade did exist at least,…….”in the eyes” of the Japanese.  Which means that they are not a hollywood invention that many claim that it is.  Keep in mind, there is no “ninja sword” just swords used by the ninja.********************So for all of you with the Chokuto, KEEP TRAINING, this is just as historically accurate as the katana, wakizashi and tanto!  Have fun training and be safe my friends!