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Tomo-ryu Tenchijin Ryaku no Maki (戸猛流天地人略の巻) 5 Rules of Earth

Tenchjin-Kuden Lesson

In the Tomo-ryu Keiko there is one section of training called the “Tenchijin Ryaku no Maki” (戸猛流天地人略の巻; the written strategy of Heaven, Earth & Man). Each 1 of these 3 scrolls has a set of rules also called “Shinobi-kun” (忍び訓; Ninja Instruction) that the practitioner should learn and master so that they can forge these ideals within their character.
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Just like a one would forge a sword then use as a weapon. The Shinobi-kun of the Tomo-ryu Tenchijin Ryaku no Maki should be looked at the same way.
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Take these elements and forge them into your character. This will increase your greatest weapon, your samurai spirit (武士氣; Bushi-ki).
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We come from the earth and then go to the heavens, so the Tenchijin is taught in the order of Chi, Jin &Ten.
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Chi no Maki = 5 Rules of Earth
Jin no Maki = 7 Rules of Man
Ten no Maki = 9 Rules of Heaven
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The collection of the 3 sets of guidelines is called the “Sanpo Hiden”.
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In the video below in the comment section, Mr. Chafin talks about the 5 rules of Earth (Chi no maki) within the Tomo-ryu Tenchijin:
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I hope that you all enjoy the lesson!
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Take Care, Be Safe & Good Luck in Your Journey of Budo!
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Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
School of the Warrior Way
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Shinobi no Michi Book Review by Shihan Richard Van Donk; 15th Dan Bujinkan

I want to personally thank Mr. Richard Van Donk for the review of my new book, Shinobi no Michi.  I am truly humbled that he read, enjoyed and reviewed my book.  I deeply appreciate his kind words. I am truly honored (bow).

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SHINOBI NO MICHI:
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(Text of his Review)
Book Review of
Shinobi no michi Vol 1, Mind by Christa Jacobsen
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This thick 500 page volume on the Ninjutsu arts is obviously a labor of love for martial artist Anshu Christa Jacobson. Having written several such books myself, I know the kind of dedication and research these endeavors take and I commend her on her efforts — this was not an easy task. She did an excellent job on its presentation and it is sure to be a lasting classic for her Budo Ryu students to whom this work is dedicated and directed.
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Shinobi no michi Vol 1, Mind is certainly a worthy read for any enthusiast of the Ninjutsu arts. It contains a rather deep documentation on history and school lineages, and is filled with images of old scrolls, kanji, japanese warrior prints and the author in action. The author explains a lot of the Japanese terms used in these arts. I feel that it would have been much more useful to the reader to have a more in-depth table of contents. Practitioners of Budo Ryu will be very entertained to learn more about their teacher and the trials and tribulations of her budo journey. Jacobson takes considerable time and many pages in the form of an interview to explain her uniqueness and warriorship to those who criticize her. For example, she explains why she left the Bujinkan after obtaining her Yondan (4th dan) to found her own system Budo Ryu and still keep the studies of several of the Bujinkan schools in her curriculum.
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While the book includes lots of excellent photos of her doing things, such as demonstrating how certain things were done historically, or photos of her training in the dojo, if the intent was to make a training manual of her teachings for her students it seems lacking in actual instruction. Readers will need to look to future volumes for direct teachings of her system. Overall however, this is a most comprehensive work that has a lot of heart and soul put into it. A true gift to her students.
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Master Richard Van Donk, Phd.
A Bushindo University book review
http://www.Bushindo.com
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Thank you all for your wonderful support!
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I am truly honored to see the ninjutsu community coming together to help spread real authentic ninjutsu and traditional samurai bujutsu.
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Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
http://www.BudoRyuninjutsu.com

Shinobi no Michi – Way of the Ninja – Book Promotion & Special Thanks

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SHINOBI NO MICHI (Way of the Ninja)
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This is a video promotion for the new book called “Shinobi no Michi”.  This book is the largest book every written in English on Authentic Ninjutsu & Samurai Bujutsu and can be purchased here:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/christa-jacobson/shinobi-no-michi-way-of-the-ninja-volume-one/paperback/product-20566249.html
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This is a video to give thanks to all of those who helped me write the book as well as give a brief description about the contents of the book.
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Thank you all very much for your support!

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I hope that you all enjoy the book. You were the inspiration and the driving force for me to compile such a book. This is the largest book ever written on Authentic Ninjutsu and Samurai Bujutsu in English and I am hopes that you all enjoy it as much as I did writing it for all of you! With deep respect, thank you,…. (bow).

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Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
School of the Warrior Way
www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com


Inpo no Godai (陰法の五大)

Tomo Ryu Grandmaster

Images above were taken at a place near the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo where I go to meditate & reflect.
There are five actions in life that you cannot recover from.  Each of these five actions is relative towards the negative aspects of the Godai called Inpo (陰法).
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The Godai (五大) which is the embodiment of the 5 sacred elements of the universe are: Earth (地), Wind (風), Water (水), Fire (火) and Void (空) and are comprised of 2 main sections of understanding; Hipo (陽法; also called Youpo) which are the positive and heavenly methods and understandings and Inpo (陰法) which are the negative or dark methods and understandings.  There are five actions in life that you cannot recover from taken from the Inpo teachings of the Godai :
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1) A word after it is said. (Earth; 地)
2) A moment after it is missed. (Wind; 風)
3) The brush once you place it on the paper. (Water; 水)
4) The sword once it is drawn. (Fire; 火)
5) Time after it is gone. (Void; 空)
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Understand this lesson that is giving to us from the Godai and hold yourself as any shinobi samurai would with honor and respect.
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Do not fall victim to mental frustration and say things that you will regret.
Do not push those away that are the most meaningful in your life.
Have a plan and understand what you are doing before you do it.
Do not act out of anger or hate, both lead to internal suffering.
Do not take your last breath and wish that you would done something else with it.
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I hope that you all enjoy today’s lesson.
I wish you all good  luck in your journey.
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Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson
Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo

Sanjaku-tenugui (三尺手拭い)

Soke Christa Jacobson

Picture Above:
Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Tomo ryu methods (戸猛流) utilizing various ninki (忍器; ninja tools) at the 2012 Tomo-ryu Shinobi Keiko (戸猛流忍 稽古).
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Here she teaches various ways of using the Sanjaku-tenugui (三尺手拭い; 3 ft cloth) to aid in shinobi (忍び) missions.
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A Tenugui (手拭い) is a thin Japanese hand towel made of cotton and was a common item during the Sengoku Jidai (戦国時代) and the Edo Jidai (江戸時代) for anyone of any social class to carry as it could be used as a head wrap, washcloth, dishcloth, headband, souvenir or decoration and as a head covering in Kendo (剣道).
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It is typically about 35 by 90 centimeters in size (approx: 1 1/2 – 3ft in length), plain weaved and is almost always dyed with some pattern.  The shinobi (忍び) would take advantage of this common item and use it to aid them on missions in a variety of ways such as:  creating a shinobi zukin (忍び頭巾; ninja hood) climbing various objects, tying various objects together such as doors, people, tools and weaponry.
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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


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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Teaching from the Scrolls

 

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Teaching from the Scrolls.

“The real reason that we all train is to ultimately find happiness and the only way to attain true happiness is to attain mastery through our personal passion”

– Kobayashi Ichiro
20th Soke Tomo Ryu

Once a year I hold an annual Tomo Ryu TaiKai. Here I get to share all of the scrolls, densho, pictures and relics with my students. This is the way I can show and express this art to them personally and give them something special, something that only one gets if they train with me.

Here in this photo I am showing them the Tomo Ryu Heiho Makimono. This details the military strategies and tactics of the ryu. Towards the end of the makimono there is a section of survival skills when alone traveling. This details how to find or obtain water, food and shelter while concealing your identity from others.

I hope that you enjoyed the lesson,

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

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War

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