Photo taken: January 2012
Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Kumi Uchi at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo.
Songs of the Way
In many forms of budo; doka (道歌), or “songs of the way” are presented to help teach the deeper meaning essence of the art; the Tenjin-ryu school of jujutsu (1 of the 7 warrior traditions of the Budo Ryu) is no different. These doka are arranged in the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable pattern of traditional Japanese waka (和歌) verse.
DOKO ICHI; 道歌 一
Shin no bu wa
Fude yak kuchi niwa
Kami wa yurusaza
True Bu (do)
Cannot be described by
The brush or by the mouth –
The gods will not allow you
To rely upon words!
I hope that you enjoyed today’s lesson, I wish you all the best in your journey of Budo.
Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way
21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
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