Authentic Ninjutsu and Samurai Bujutsu from Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson (宗家 暗主)

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2020 Tenjin-ryu Jujutsu Seminar | Samurai Grappling/Ground Fighting Training Techniques

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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Warrior Doko – Part 1 – Koryu, Bujutsu, Jujutsu, Kumi Uchi, Ne Waza

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

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.


Shin no bu wa
Fude yak kuchi niwa
Kotobure naseba
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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