Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson; Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Kai (a.k.a Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo), is one of the most sought after instructors in the traditional and eclectic martial traditions. She is a member of the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and is said to be the only non-Japanese to receive a Menkyo Kaiden (The highest level license that exist in Japanese martial arts) and Sokeship (inheritor / grandmaster) of a koryu bujutsu / ninjutsu tradition.
In 2004 she wanted to bring back the tradition of Japanese Bujutsu, something that she felt has been lost in the modern world. To do this she established the Budo Ryu Kai, meaning School of the Warrior Way.
The Budo Ryu Kai (Budo Ryu Ninjutsu) was developed by her personal research, training, experience, as well as the collection of seven Japanese warrior traditions (also called Nana Musha-den) and combining all of these facets into a way to fully develop one’s mind, body and spirit as one.
Budo Ryu Ninjutsu is Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson’s modern approach towards the study of ancient samurai & ninja warfare. The seven warrior arts that are taught within the Budo Ryu Kai are:
Koka Ryu Kempo (甲賀流拳法)
Tenjin Ryū Jujutsu (天神流柔術)
Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu (戸猛流忍術)
Eishin-ryū Iaijutsu (英信流居合術)
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)
If you are interested in classical Japanese martial arts, but do not live next to a dojo, log on to our website and start your training in the Budo Ryu Kai Online Ninjutsu Dojo Today! www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com
Someone just sent me something that is absolutely ridiculous and to be blunt, fucking pathetic. There are so many people that trash me, belittle me and my school, and call me fake and fraud, yet make sure they watch everything that I do, then turn around and profit off of what I teach…
Example: 10+ years ago, I was writing about ninja survival skills (seizonjutsu) and teaching how to make fire, find water, etc… No one in the ninjutsu community was even discussing these skills at all. Not openly online and not making videos on YouTube about this subject. Now the very same people that trash me, call me fake and fraud are writing books on the very EXACT SAME “ninja survival skills” that I teach – then turn around and say how bad my martial arts / ninjutsu is. How the hell are they going to trash me, then turn around take my online lessons and make money off of my teachings?
Another Example: For years, I’ve been talking about esoteric magick and have been teaching “ninja magick”. For Years! The very same people who trash me, belittle me, mock me for being a witch, etc… are now talking about the very EXACT SAME “ninja magick” that I’ve been teaching for years!
These people are literally stealing from me, to put money in their pockets!
As a woman who teaches martial arts, I already don’t get a fair shake, because the majority of martial arts students are men, and they do not want to learn how to “fight” from a woman.
As a transgender woman who teaches martial arts, I do not get a fair shake, because there are so many hateful, closed minded, prejudice bigots that do not want to be around transgender people because it makes them feel “uncomfortable”.
As a ninjutsu teacher, I do not get a fair share, because in the “World of Martial Arts” ninjutsu is seen as a joke. It is seen as people who dress in black and larp around like they’re playing a live action role play of D&D or something…
So as a woman, a transgender woman, who teaches ninjutsu it’s already tough enough in this business. However… With all of the shit thrown at me, I have NEVER stopped. Because I know that I am right and I’ve always believed that the truth will always prevail. Now, I’m starting the rethink that a little. Maybe the majority of people don’t want real training. Maybe the majority don’t want the truth…
The ninjutsu community is either full of people who DO NOT train and have an active library card and huge book collection. Or, people who are part of the popular chains of ninpo schools that are bullshit. They DO NOT spar. They DO NOT have physical requirements. They DO NOT push their students at all. They give out high rank very easy. For those of you who do not know, easy rank = money in the martial arts.
Then there is me… I am the one that has literally SHUT DOWN Budo Ryu Ninjutsu schools and closed the doors because the teachers of these schools (who were my own students at the time), DO NOT live up to my standard of excellence that I demand! Some think that is crazy, because it alters “growth of a business”. But I don’t give a shit. Anyone who is in the Budo Ryu Kai and does not want to do what we do, they will be dismissed. It is that simple!
They (the ones that are no longer with the Budo Ryu Kai) want to operate a dojo like all of these money making bullshido mcdojo’s! I WILL NOT HAVE IT! Here we do it right! You have to train the Mind-Body-Spirit! Here you have to learn tradition and be able to protect yourself and survive! I will not bend on these rules!
If you refuse to do what is required, then you need to leave the organization.
So not only do I get people all over the internet that trash the hell out of me, just because me being me does not fit. But I also get people who can’t take the training here at the Budo Ryu Kai and leave and trash the hell out of me. When I am doing everything, exactly how it is written in the ancient text!
90% of all of “Martial Arts” is bullshit. 90% of the “Ninjutsu Community” is bullshit.
Know that! 9 out of 10 things you read online is bullshit… I will NOT speak for any other organization. But if you are serious about getting in shape, training hard and learning the ancient ways of the warrior. If you are truly interested in studying authentic ninjutsu and classical samurai bujutsu; check out our website: www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com. There you will find what you are looking for.
In this video, I teach a step by step tutorial of the top ninja principals of stealth walking, a.k,a Shinobi Aruki. Many times people see ninjutsu training as this very specific thing, when in reality, all ninjutsu training if flexible and fluid. The Top 5 Ninja Principals of Stealth Walking Are:
(1) Understand Bodyweight Transfer During Motion.
(2) Control Your Breathing.
(3) Stay Relaxed and Flexible.
(4) Train in Various Elements To Enhance Body Control.
(5) Learn To Adapt To Each Situation & Element.
In the classic ninjutsu text called the Bansenshukai, Fujibayashi Yasutake says:
“Ignorant ninja are not aware of this principal but directly stick to ancient ways and do not even know the simplest of facts…”
“Its folly to see something as unchangeable and stick to an old method without realizing that things keep changing and are in flux.”
– Fujibayashi Yasutake | Bansenshukai; 1676
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).
I know that this is a holiday weekend and that many of you are spending time with your family and friends, as you should. But do not stray away from your training. The review videos this week has been below average. Although this is expected during a holiday week, it is not expected the following week. So get focused on what it is that you are training for. Maintain your focus and continue to train every day to make yourself better.
Stay focused on what it is that we do. Too much is too much. More is not better, better is better. I am seeing many people post many books and study materials about the ninja and samurai from sources that have nothing to do with the Budo Ryu Kai. Not that this is bad, but it does not help with your training in these warrior arts. Know that when you are trying to be more productive with your training.
Here we constantly push ourselves through pain. I understand that the majority of people think that my training methods are insane and too difficult. But I do not care what these weak minded people think. LIFE IS PAIN! If you cannot take pain, push yourself through pain and continue on, than you do not need to train here. Not everyone is going to be a black belt here. Why?… because not everyone is worthy of it. I know that this sounds really cold, but it is the truth… and sometimes the truth hurts.
— [STUDENTS] —
If you do not want to keep up with the physical conditioning that is that is required here at the Budo Ryu Kai, than you will not succeed here. If this bothers you, leave.
If you do not want to learn the true history and tradition of the ninja and samurai, than you will not succeed here. If this bothers you, leave.
If you do not want to submerge yourself in the study of these 7 warrior traditions and their kata, than you will not succeed here. If this bothers you, leave.
If you do not want to work on, and keep up with, all of the modern variations of the kata, then extract the simplistic methods for reality based self defense, than you will not succeed here. If this bothers you, leave.
There are many other organizations that will take your money and sell you a bunch of easy bullshit, stroke you pathetic ego and let you do what you want. So if you want easy, you need to leave the Budo Ryu Kai.
— [INSTRUCTORS] —
Remember, you have to keep up with your training as a student, as well as maintain 2 ranks above your highest ranking student. If you do not maintain 2 ranks or more above your highest ranking student, than you cannot promote any student until you do so. This is a requirement that HAS ALWAYS and WILL ALWAYS be in place. I REFUSE to have inflated rank in this organization! The easiest way to keep that bullshit from happening is to make sure that the instructors have to maintain their training as well.
In the last 15+ years of the Budo Ryu Kai, I have had 6 instructors that DID NOT keep to this requirement. When I told them that they cannot promote their students until they get caught up with their personal training, ALL OF THEM left the organization. I am not saying that this is “THE” reason for all of them leaving the Budo Ryu Kai. But 100% of all instructors that have left did not keep to this requirement and this was an issue at the time of their departure.
So if you are an instructor here at the Budo Ryu Kai and you do not want to make sure that your training is up to the standard of this organization, than leave! I refuse to have instructors that cannot do what they claim to do! Here we will not have any out of shape, overweight teachers who ask students to do things that they themselves will not do. There is nothing worse than an instructor with no discipline, no dedication and no loyalty! If you cannot keep to the instructors guidelines than you will not succeed here at the Budo Ryu Kai! I demand excellence! If this bothers you, leave.
“Be careful who you call your friends. I’d rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies.” – Al Capone
No one in the ninjutsu community has endured the smear campaign that I have had to endure over the last 15+ years. I AM GOING NO WHERE! However, I refuse to stand up against these hateful closed minded prejudice bigots and then allow the students and instructors to not maintain the excellence that I demand. Only the best will survive here.
If you are reading this and you are not a student or instructor of the Budo Ryu Kai and are interested in authentic ninjutsu and classical samurai bujutsu? Check out our website: www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com
Take care, be safe and good luck in your journey of Budo