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

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This video is a very brief introduction to the kajutsu training within the training halls of the Budo Ryu — School of the Warrior Way.

The Budo Ryu is dedicated to teaching traditional samurai bujutsu and authentic ninjutsu. To do this the Budo Ryu has 7 Warrior Traditions that it teaches from:

* 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 (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)

The majority of Kajutsu (fire techniques) training outside of the historical research from the ancient scrolls of the samurai and ninja; comes from two of the warrior traditions. The two primary traditions within our school that details Kajutsu or “fire techniques” are Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu and Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu.

In this video you will see that the Budo Ryu beaks down the kajutsu training into 3 areas:

Katon no jutsu (火遁之術) is the section that teacher – evasion, infiltration and deception.

Kayakujutsu (火薬術) is the section that teaches – firearms, explosives and gunpowder.

Kaki (火器) is the section that teaches “fire tools” these are tools that the ninja used on missions that aided them in the art of stealth and use fire, smoke, hot coals and ash.

I hope that you enjoy the video! 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
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 – Understanding the Fire Element


10.27.2010 – Kuden Lesson

Understanding the Element of Fire


During my meditation today I thought about the element of fire. Fire is a very aggresive element and if you have no control, it will eventually consume you.

* WATER – is a healing element, it is cool and soothing, it adopts to its surroundings with peace.

* EARTH – is strong and steady, it is confident and will not move, not even in the moment of destruction.

* WIND – is circular and soft, it gains power through constant motion, yet you cannot grasp it or see it.

* FIRE – is alive, a rock cannot move all by itself, yet a fire can spread and take out a whole city and everything in its path.

If you CAN control fire, it is just like the sun, the greatest source of energy and complete balance with nature. This control of fire comes from breathing, this is why it is very important to practice correct breathing.

No matter what element that you are training in, we are all of these elements at different times in the day and in different relationships with different people. Understanding this, is the understanding of “Ku” or void.

To learn any discipline, you have to have discipline first.

IT SADDENS ME TO SAY THIS, I once had a student that had to interest in learning discipline, although I tried to teach discipline and control, his only concern was with sparring and beating up his opponents using the fire element.

What he did not understand is that fire is a horrible element to have control of your life. Fire needs to be used only when needed,… fire in nature is to consume and without control it destroys everything around it. Without this understanding of the fire element, you risk loosing everything around you.

With the people that are consumed by the fire element in all areas of life,…fire brings destruction and pain. It forces the individual to have to walk a thin line of humanity and savagery.

As a martial artist we need to learn to use all of the elements at the right time and the right places in our lives, this balance of the elements will bring us happiness, control, a body as strong as any warrior, clarity of mind and peace.

I hope that today’s lesson to my students can help anyone that reads it. I wish you all well.

Take care, Be safe and good luck in your Journey of Budo.

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo