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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:
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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

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Shinobi no Michi (忍び道) The Way of the Ninja

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Shinobi no Michi (忍び道) or what is known as the “Way of the Ninja” is a book written by Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson, headmistress of the Budo Ryu Dojo and 21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu tradition.
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Shinobi no Michi Volume One is the largest book ever written on authentic ninjutsu and traditional samurai bujutsu in the English language and is the first volume of a an epic three volume book series!
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CHAPTER 1: REKISHI
CHAPTER 2: JINSEIKAN
CHAPTER 3: SHUGYO NO JUNJO
CHAPTER 4: HOJO UNDO
CHAPTER 5: KUDEN
CHAPTER 6: MUSHA KODEN
CHAPTER 7: KOKA RYU KEMPO
CHAPTER 8: TENJIN RYU JUJUTSU
CHAPTER 9: TOMO RYU SHINOBIJUTSU
CHAPTER 10: EISHIN RYU IAIJUTSU
CHAPTER 11: KOTO RYU KOPPOJUTSU
CHAPTER 12: GYOKKO RYU KOSSHIJUTSU
CHAPTER 13: TOGAKURE RYU NINPO TAIJUTSU
CHAPTER 14: HISTORICAL SHINOBIJUTSU
CHAPTER 15: HEIHO
CHAPTER 16: SEIZONJUTSU
CHAPTER 17: HIDEN
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Shinobi no Michi; Volume One is a must have for anyone that is interested in authentic historical ninjutsu and traditional samurai bujutsu!
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Michi Hidou (道秘道) The Way and the Secret Way

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Michi Hidou (道秘道) The Way and the Secret Way
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In the picture above Soke Anshu is with a student at the Annual Shinobi-no-mono Stealth Camp (2012) demonstrating various outfits and disguises of the shinobi. Utilizing many different outfits as a means of camouflage as well as disguises, the ninja can move undetected within the crowd or in the shadows.
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Above you see Soke dressed as Ronin (浪人; person of the waves) which falls within the philosophy of Tsune-no-kata (常之型; normal look). For demonstrational purposes at the event, the student placed on a Shinobi Shozoku (忍び装束) called the Fuyu Shozoku (冬装束; ninja winter garb) which is a classical outfit of the ninja to move undetected (陰忍術; Innin-jutsu) in the winter months of snow and ice. All concepts of disguise and camouflage are covered when the students of the Budo Ryu understand Kage-no-kame (影之構).

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“If in his mind the warrior does not forget on thing,
Death, he will never find himself cut short.
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The lesson the warrior learns in every case
Is ultimately, finally the one thing: death.
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If the warrior proceeds by casting aside two things,
Life and death, nothing at all can best his mind.”
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Tsukahara Bokuden; 1489-1571
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Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way
www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com


Inpo no Godai (陰法の五大)

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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

Historical Ninja Ryuha – Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu

In this video is some of the training that we have done this year at the annual Tomoryu Keiko.  The DVD will be available in the Ninjutsu Super Store.

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
Owner of the Ninjutsu Super Store
Chief Editor of the Shinobi no Mono Magazine
Founder of the Ninjutsu International Federation
Professional Model and Artist


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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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


IAIJUTSU (居合術), KENJUTSU (剣術), SOJUTSU (槍術), SHINOBI (忍び), SAMURAI (侍)

I hope that you enjoy the video promo! If you enjoyed the promo, the DVD is for sale!
Thank you all for your support!  Take care, be safe and good luck in your journey of Budo!

The understanding of life and learning.

 

Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

“Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.” – Chinese Proverb

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

Thank you all for your support, take care and be safe.

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 Student for Life,…

Picture taken: 2-2012
Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Tonbojutsu
Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo; Kansas City, Ks

“Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.” – Henry L. Doherty

I hope that you all enjoy today’s lesson.  I know that it is only a simple quote; but sometimes, that is all that is needed to keep us on a positive track on our journey of Budo.

Thank you all for your support.
Take Care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo.


Capturing True Budo

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

Photo taken – 2.2012
Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Iaijutsu (居合術) at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo.

Without knowledge, a high level of warrior skill will never be focused.
Without high level of skill, one may never attain a high level of true strength.
Without true strength, knowledge may not be applied.
Without applied knowledge, one will never find wisdom.
Without wisdom, one will never find the enlightenment of which they seek.

This is a insight towards training that I came up with this morning, not for sure if it makes sense to any of you, but it makes sense to me, I hope that it helps all of you with your training.

Thank you all for your support!
Take Care, Be safe and good Luck in your Journey of Budo – Christa Jacobson