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The TRUE Meaning Of KEIKO In MARTIAL ARTS Training (稽古) Ninjutsu, Ninpo, Bujutsu, Budo

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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Ninja Martial Arts Elemental Taijutsu Training: Sanshin-no-Kata | Ninjutsu, Ninpo, Bujutsu, Budo

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You Must Have Discipline To Have Success | Martial Arts Motivation | Motivational Video

 

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Tenjin Ryu Jujutsu (天神流柔術) 2018 Tachi Waza Keiko (立ち技 稽古)

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Kumitachi (組太刀) Koryu Bokken Keiko

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Samurai Strategy: Fighting in Snow – Kenjutsu (剣術) Iaijutsu (居合術)

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Budo Ryu Kou-takeshi (武道流 講武) #0015 Shinobi Tonjutsu Keiko (忍び 遁術 稽古)

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Budo Ryu Kou Takeshi (#0014) Shuriken Tonjutsu Keiko (Evasion Training Drills)

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Togakure-ryu Ninpo Taijutsu – Shurikenjutsu Kuden & Keiko

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Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way

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Why I Succeed – Hatase ru (果せる)

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

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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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.

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Anshu Christa Jacobson
21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of the Warrior Way
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A Champion; by Jack Dempsey

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

Photo taken – 3.2012
Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Goshinjutsu (self protection skills) against multiple attacker situations.

“A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t.”
– Jack Dempsey; 1895-1983

Train to live!

I hope that you all understand the lesson, I wish you all the best in your journey of Budo.

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35 METHODS OF SRATEGY – HEIHO PART 5

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Heiho at Hombu Dojo

35 INSTRUCTIONS ON SRATEGY – PART 4
Hyoho Sanju go kajoMiyamoto Musashi; 1614
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In 1614 two years before he wrote the Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) Musashi wrote a work called “Thrity-five Instructions on Strategy”. It was written for Lord Hosokawa, by his guest Miyamoto Musashi. The Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) is considered a more elabora te piece off of this work.

To truly understand these teachings and the nature of this text is extremely difficult as Musashi used special terms and verbal meaning to express his respect for Lord Hosokawa, which is very hard to understand the exact meaning to translate into English.

In the translations I am using the terms that was used in the Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) as they are the more popular terms for identifying Miyamoto Musashi’s works.

STRATEGY NINE
(KNOWING THETHREE LEVELS OF STRATEGY)

Someone who adopts guard positions in strategy and displays different guard positions while handling the sword sometimes slowly, sometimes fast practices strategy of a low level.  Someone who has refinement in strategy and who appears magnificent die to elegant bearing, practices at an intermediate level.  The supreme strategy will appear neither strong nor weak; nether slow nor fast, neither magnificent nor bad, but broad, straight and calm.  You should examine this well

(*note* in the test musashi uses the term “ge”, “chu” and “jo” when using these terms in expression, they are more than just low medium and high they also refer to level of skill or quality.)

STRATEGY TEN

(A GRADUATED CORD MEASURE)

You must always have a graduated cord measure in your mind.  If you measure your opponent by adjusting the cord to him, you will be able to ascertain clearly his strengths and weakness, his straightness and crookedness, where he is relaxed and where he is tense.  With this measure you must size up all aspects of your opponent – round, square, short, crooked or straight.  You should examine this well.

STRATEGY ELEVEN

(THE PATHWAY OF THE SWORD)

Without knowing the pathway of the sword, you cannot handle it feely.  You cannot properly slash you opponent if you put too much force into it, if you do not have a sense of the back and the side of the blade, if you shale the sword around like a knife or a spoon for serving rice.  You must train in hitting you opponent well, always knowing the pathway of the sword and moving it calmly, following its weight.

I hope that you all enjoy your lessons today from the Hyoho Sanju go kajo. Thank you all for your support! I wish you all the best in your journey of the arts!

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way
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


35 METHODS OF SRATEGY – HEIHO PART 3

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

35 INSTRUCTIONS ON SRATEGY – PART 3
Hyoho Sanju go kajoMiyamoto Musashi; 1614
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In 1614 two years before he wrote the Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) Musashi wrote a work called “Thrity-five Instructions on Strategy”. It was written for Lord Hosokawa, by his guest Miyamoto Musashi. The Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) is considered a more elabora te piece off of this work.

To truly understand these teachings and the nature of this text is extremely difficult as Musashi used special terms and verbal meaning to express his respect for Lord Hosokawa, which is very hard to understand the exact meaning to translate into English.

In the translations I am using the terms that was used in the Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) as they are the more popular terms for identifying Miyamoto Musashi’s works.

STRATEGY SEVEN
(SIZING UP THE MA)

Different schools give different instructions on the way to assess the “ma”, but I find that they tend to fix or rigidify your strategy; that is why I advise you not to take into consideration what you have learned before.

Whatever the discipline may be, it is repeated exercises that you arrive at the point of being able to assess the “ma”.  In general you should think that when your sword reaches your opponent, he can also reach you.  When you want to kill an opponent, you have a tendency to forget your own body.  You must reflect well on this.
Let us recall that “ma” is not exactly distance but is description of the space-time of a distance / relationship.  “Ma” also refers to the action of the mind by which this spatial and temporal phenomenon is grasped.
(*Note, in this text Musashi is doubtless alluding to the habits acquired by Lord Hosokawa in the Yagyu-ryu*)

I hope that you all enjoy your lessons today from the Hyoho Sanju go kajo. Thank you all for your support! I wish you all the best in your journey of the arts.

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way
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


35 METHODS OF SRATEGY – HEIHO PART 2

Sensei Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

35 INSTRUCTIONS ON SRATEGY – PART 2
Hyoho Sanju go kajoMiyamoto Musashi; 1614
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In 1614 two years before he wrote the Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) Musashi wrote a work called “Thrity-five Instructions on Strategy”. It was written for Lord Hosokawa, by his guest Miyamoto Musashi. The Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) is considered a more elaborate piece off of this work.

To truly understand these teachings and the nature of this text is extremely difficult as Musashi used special terms and verbal meaning to express his respect for Lord Hosokawa, which is very hard to understand the exact meaning to translate into English.

In the translations I am using the terms that was used in the Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) as they are the more popular terms for identifying Miyamoto Musashi’s works.

STRATEGY FOUR; (POSTURE) — It is appropriate to hold the head neither lowered nor raised. The shoulders are neither raised nor contracted. The belly is forward but not the chest. The buttocks are not drawn in; the knees are not fixed. The posture of strategy should be well examined so that it also becomes one’s ordinary posture.

STRATEGY FIVE; (MOVEMENT OF THE FEET) — To move from one place to another, you slightly raise your toes and push off from the heel, forcefully. According to the situation, you move your feet with a large or small step, slowing or rapidly, but always in the manner of walking. There are three ways of moving that is necessary to avoid: Jumping, Floating Steps and Heavy Stomping. The essential instruction related to moving from place to place is to alternate the movement of the two feet, positive foot then negative foot (In/Yo), which means you should not just move one foot. When you slash, when you back away, when you parry, you must always move the right and left feet alternately. You must never move only one foot. This should be examined with care.
(*Note, this is the same as the Gorin no sho, in the scroll of water*)

STRATEGY SIX; (THE WAY OF LOOKING) —Your look must be broad and ample. Looking and seeing are two different things. Look powerfully, see gently. It is necessary to look at what is in the distance as well as something that is close; know that what is close is something that is of distance – this is essential for strategy. It is fundamental in strategy to know the sword of the adversary without looking at it. You must exercise well in this. Whether it is a matter of strategy on the individual scale or strategy on the large scale, the way of looking is the same. It is essential to look to both sides without moving your eyes. But without preparation, you will not be able to achieve this way of looking at the time of combat. This is why you had better study what I am writing here; you must accustom yourself to looking all the time in this way in order to be able to keep this way of looking in any situation. Examine this well.
(*Note, this is the same as the Gorin no sho, in the scroll of water*)

I hope that you all enjoy your lessons today from the Hyoho Sanju go kajo. Thank you all for your support! I wish you all the best in your journey of the arts.

 

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way
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

 

 


NEW KUDEN DVD#13 – KODACHI and NINJA BIKEN

21st Soke Tomo-ryu; Anshu Christa Jacobson

This Kuden Training Event was taken at the Hombu Dojo of the Budo Ryu -School of the Japanese Warriors Way! Anshu Christa Jacobson looked at the Kodachi (小太刀) or short sword fighting skills from the Tomo-ryu (戸猛流) as well as the Shinobigatana from the Togakure-ryu (戸隠流). Towards the end of the training session we looked at various methods of Iaijutsu (居合術). Watch Anshu teach Various strategies, concepts and applications of short sword techniques! aprox 45 min.

Scene Selection:

Chapter 1 – Play All
Chapter 2 – Intro
Chapter 3 – Kumite Concepts (Kuden Lesson; Distance)
Chapter 4 – Kodachi Intro
Chapter 5 – Togakure-ryu Totoku Hiyoshi
Chapter 6 – Togakure-ryu Hiryu no Ken
Chapter 7 – Togakure-ryu Kasumi no Ken
Chapter 8 – Togakure-ryu Muso no Ken
Chapter 9 – Togakure-ryu Dai Kai no Ken
Chapter 10 – Tomo-ryu Kodachi (Jissen Gata; Ichi, Ni, San)
Chapter 11 – Soke Anshu Keiko
Chapter 12 – Try Softer (Kuden Lesson)
Chapter 13 – Photo Album

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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


BUDO RYU – HOMBU KEIKO DVD VIDEO SERIES FOR SALE!

Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

PHOTO – DVD COVER
BUDO RYU KEIKO DVD SERIES!

Get a deeper understanding by watching the Budo Ryu Hombu Keiko DVD series! Watch actual classes that are taught in the Hombu Dojo of the Budo Ryu; School of the warrior way. Get a deeper knowledge and understanding of the old ways, not just the kata but the applications within combat and life!

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 (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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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 – KUDEN DVD SERIES

ANSHU CHRISTA JACOBSON

 

PHOTO – DVD COVER
ANSHU’s KUDEN SERIES

The Kuden DVD Series is a opportunity to learn the deeper secrets of Authentic Ninjutsu & Traditional Samurai bujutsu. Each DVD is approx. 30-45 min. in length and will cover anything and everything in the combative methods of authentic ninjutsu and classical samurai bujutsu.

World Martial Arts Hall of Fame; Anshu Christa Jacobson has now designed a new dvd sereis called Kuden! With this DVD series; students from all over the world can feel like they are right there in the Hombu training with Anshu!

This kuden training event was taken at the Budo ryu Hombu Dojo; School of the Warrior Way! Watch Anshu teach various strategies, concepts and applications of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way!

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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 – Purpose of the Martial Arts

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Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

PURPOSE OF THE MARTIAL ARTS
(Taken from the upcoming book from the Budo Ryu Kai)

To understand the purpose of the martial arts training we have to understand the goal towards training; Self-Enlightenment, Self-Empowerment, Self-Defense and Self- Protection of oneself and loved ones.

I was once told of an old story of these two master swords man who were closer than brothers. They both mastered the way of the sword, and prepared to start their journey of Musha Shugyo (武者修行). They were going to be separate for many years. So they met one day on the opposite side of this creek, and they agreed that they would re-unite at the same place, at the same date, twelve years later.

Twelve years later, at that date they found that the rain and the course of nature had changed that creek to a large raging water stream so there is no way that they can meet at the exact same place. As one of the samurai determined to live up to his vow and to show his incredible level of skill that he amassed over the twelve years. He took a running jump and leaped over the deadly current of the rushing water, safely on the other side. The other samurai walked upstream and hired a boatman to get row him across safely to meet his close friend.

The skills that one man spent 12 years of training and refining was duplicated effortlessly with a few pennies. Similarly if your goal is only to “win” or “kill”, than we can just buy a gun rather than investing years of training. This is why students of Budo need to understand that Budo is not just about winning. Next we need to understand that winning is more than just defeating your enemy, it is about perfecting yourself – your personal character – as well as your skills as a martial artist.

In Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu (英信流居合術); one of the seven warrior traditions of the Budo Ryu, there is a saying: Kachi wa saya no naka ni ari (Victory comes while the sword is still in the scabbard) physical skills alone no matter how highly developed are not enough. There is always someone more skillful or someone with a dirty trick that will leave you unprepared. But attitude is better than aptitude in actual combat.

Without having a strong warrior spirit, courage and determination a high level of skill is useless. So the purpose of training in Budo is to develop the mind and spirit of a warrior and such a strength of character that it wins a battle before it begins. This takes years of training to do. These skills also lead to the ability to rid your self of and not respond to hate, slander, anger, fear, selfishness and jealousy as they are counter productive and self-destructive. Simply put frustration is the first sign of mental weakness. Those that get so frustrated that they have to say and do negative things are clearly mentally weak, and as a warrior and a practitioner of budo, you should not concern yourself with this action as this will also lead you off of true path of Budo.

“Kachi wa saya no naka ni ari”
(Victory comes while the sword is still in the scabbard)

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


Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu – Keiko 2011- 武道流 – 戸猛流忍術 – 忍び- 古流 武 術

In this video is some of the training that we have done this year, in the art of the Tomo Ryu tradition of Shinobijutsu (ninjutsu). Some of the areas that were covered at this training event were:

History and Tradition
Taijutsu (empty hand fighting)
Tantojutsu (knife fighting)
Bojutsu (stick and staff fighting)
Kusarigama (sickle and chain fighting)
Kenjutsu (swordsmanship)
Shinobi-iri (stealth walking)
Inpo (entering methods)
Tonpo (exiting methods)
Yonin (light infiltration)
Innin (dark Infiltration)
Applications of Night Fighting
Boryaku (art of military strategy)
Chi-mon (geography)
Seishin teki Kyoyo (spiritual refinement)
Hensojutsu (art of disguise)
Kobuki (old weaponry)
Hibuki (hidden weaponry)
Katon-no-jutsu (art of using fire)
Kaginawa-jutsu (art of the hooked rope)

War is Chaos at Best, this was the artistic expression that was used when making the video, Chaos. I hope that you all enjoy the Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu Video Promo!

Take Care, Be Safe &
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
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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