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Anshu Christa Jacobson – Budo Ryu Kakushi Buki Keiko: 武道, 武術, 隠し, 武器, 稽古

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In November of 2012 The Budo Ryu Dojo held a “Kakushi Buki” (hidden weapons) workshop.  During this event the Omaha Ninjutsu Academy headed by Shidoshi James Menephee came down to train with us at this event.
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I hope that you enjoy the video!
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Take care and be safe
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Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
School of the Warrior Way
www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com
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Shidoshi James Menephee
Headmaster of the Omaha Ninjutsu Academy
www.OmahaNinjutsu.com
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For the first time ever, all the techniques required for promotion through the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo will be available online in the exact order and lesson format that you would experience in private lessons at the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo under the direction of Anshu Christa Jacobson.  Through a Revolutionary Video Training Program you will begin your journey to mastery of the Budo Ryu methods of Ninjutsu!
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Learn the ancient art of stealth, hand to hand combat, all of the traditional and modern weaponry of the ninja!  Through this program you will learn step by step all of the many skills of the ancient ninja and samurai!
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What you know, is not what you know,…

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke Anshu with one of her students at the 2012 “Yonin Urban Stealth Workshop”
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“In Budo Keiko (武道稽古) there has to be a sense of freedom. A conditioned mind is never a free mind because conditioning mental limits forces you to “think” that you know something. When you feel that you “know” you then stop to seek and when you stop seeking, what you know is not what you know. At this point, what y

ou know is only what you think. Budo is not something that one can know it is something that only one can seek out and experience, if you stop seeking, you stop the experience. It is this constant journey and practice of budo that one actually attains what it is that they seek.” – Christa Jacobson.
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Budo Ryu: School of the Warrior Way
www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com

Sanjaku-tenugui (三尺手拭い)

Soke Christa Jacobson

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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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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


Strategies of the Way – Kempo, Kenpo, Chuan Fa

Kempo, Kenpo, Chuan Fa, Strategies, Principals, Methods

Soke Tomo-ryu; Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

Photo taken: 11.2011
Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo
MAXIMS OF SUN ZI

(1) Know both yourself and your adversary and you will not know defeat.
(2) Knowing yourself and not your adversary reduces your chance to 50%.
(3) Knowing neither yourself nor your enemy means certain defeat.
(4) Be serious & flexible, employing elusiveness to not become a victim of habit.
(5) To win without fighting is the highest achievement of a warrior.

Never forget these wisdom’s and live your life accordance to “the way”.

I hope that you enjoyed today lesson. 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 – 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