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Tomo-ryu Shinobijutsu Shoden-no-Maki 戸猛流忍術 初伝之巻

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Tomo-ryu Shinobijutsu Shoden no maki, is a reference book to the modern day practice of the Tomo-ryu Koka Ninjutsu tradition. This tradition at one time was said to be one of the most powerful samurai shinobi clans in the Shiga prefecture of Japan. This book documents and lists all of the skills, knowledge, and philosophy that is taught on the first scroll of the Tomo-ryu; “Shoden-no-maki”. This book is not just for the current students of the school, but for future generations who are seeking the truth of the Koka Shinobi.

CHAPTER 1: REKISHI

CHAPTER 2: MEIYO

CHAPTER 3: SHODEN GATA

CHAPTER 4: KEIKO

CHAPTER 5: KOBU KAKUSHIGOTO

CHAPTER 6: NINKI

CHAPTER 7: ZETSUMEIJUTSU

CHAPTER 8: KUNOICHI

CHAPTER 9: SANJUROKO-KEI

CHAPTER 10: TENCHIJIN NO HO

CHAPTER 11: TOMO RYU HIDENSHO

CHAPTER 12: HIDEN

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Anshu Christa Jacobson – Teppojutsu

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

TEPPOJUTSU – THE ART OF FIREARMS
Photo taken from:
Temaezutsu seisaku no koto of the Nakajima-ryu hojutsu kankiroku
(taken from Anshu Christa Jacobson private collection)

Teppo Jutsu refers to the “art of the rifle”, a warrior art practiced in feudal Japan by the Samurai.

Contrary to popular belief, the Samurai did use firearms and as with all their weapons arts they were quite skilled “riflemen”.

Similar to the other weapons employed, for the Samurai this art encompassed all aspects of the rifle as a weapon: achieving accuracy, proper cleaning and maintenance, rifle and ammunition design and development, as well as using the rifle in Close Quarters Combat. This latter included such skills as weapons retention, striking with the rifle as a blunt weapon, and even the use of the bayonet (Juken Jutsu).

“One of many things the Japanese were interested in were Portuguese guns. The Japanese were already familiar with gunpowder (invented by, and transmitted from China), and had been using basic Chinese guns and cannon tubes called Teppō (鉄砲 Lit.”Iron cannon”) for around 270 years before the arrival of the Portuguese. The Portuguese guns however were light, had a matchlock firing mechanism and were easy to aim with.

The Famous Daimyo, Oda Nobunaga, made extensive use of guns (arquebus) playing a key role in the Battle of Nagashino. Within a year, Japanese swordsmiths and ironsmiths managed to reproduce the mechanism and mass-produce the guns. Barely fifty years later, “by the end of the 16th century, guns were almost certainly more common in Japan than in any other country in the world”, its armies equipped with a number of guns dwarfing any contemporary army in Europe (Perrin). The guns were strongly instrumental in the unification of Japan under Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, as well as in the invasion of Korea in 1592 and 1597″.

I hope that you all enjoyed today’s lesson on Teppojutsu!

Take Care, Be Safe and good luck in your journey 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


BUDORYU MICHIGAN SHINOBI-DEN SHUGYO 武道流忍びの者伝修行

In May of 2011 Anshu Christa Jacobson visited the Budo Ryu Michigan school to help the students train in the curriculum of the Budo Ryu – School of War.

In this training session the traditions of Koka Ryu Kempo, Tenjin Ryu Jujutsu, Gyokko Ryu Kosshijutsu and Koto Ryu Koppojutsu were the areas that was trained in.

The Budo Ryu Michigan Shinobi Den is located in Imlay, Michigan and is under the direction of Sensei Jose Delgado.

The BudoRyu trains in all areas of traditional Japanese bujutsu (old Japanese fighting arts). This includes hand to hand combat, grappling, ground fighting, all traditional weapons of the ninja and samurai, modern weapon applications and tactics, self-defense, self-protection, survival skills as well as mental and emotional conditioning.

7 WARRIOR TRADITIONS OF THE SCHOOL:
* 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 (無雙直傳英信流)
* 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)

Each of these ancient fighting arts has it own aspect to warfare. SOME of the Skills that a student will train in are: Seishinteki kyōyō (spiritual refinement) Taijutsu (unarmed combat), Kenjutsu (sword techniques), Bōjutsu (stick and staff techniques), Sōjutsu (spear techniques), Naginatajutsu (naginata techniques), Kusarigamajutsu (kusarigama techniques), Shurikenjutsu (throwing weapons techniques), Kayakujutsu (pyrotechnics), Hensōjutsu (disguise and impersonation), Shinobi-iri (stealth and entering methods), Bajutsu (horsemanship), Sui-ren (water training), Bōryaku (tactics), Chōhō (espionage), Intonjutsu (escaping and concealment), Tenmon (meteorology), Chi-mon (geography), Dakentaijutsu (striking body arts), Kosshijutsu (muscle tearing), Kyushojutsu (vital points), Jujutsu (grappling), Koppojutsu (bone breaking), Yonin, Inpo, Tonpo, Shinobi-iri, Ninjutsu (art of stealth).

For more information on the Budo Ryu please log on to the official website at:
www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com

Take care, Be safe and 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


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
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 – 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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