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

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Ninja Weighted Chain Fighting Techniques (Manriki Gusari / Kusari Fundo) Ninjutsu Martial Arts

In this video, I teach how to apply various ninja weighted chain fighting techniques, utilizing the manriki gusari (a.k.a Kusari Fundo). . The Manriki-gusari (万力鎖) is a one of the secret hidden weapons of the ninja and samurai. The manriki-gusari is a simple, yet effective weapon. Weights are attached on both ends of the weapon and these weights are connected with a chain. The length of the chain is different depending on the ryuha that one is training in. Generally, the manriki-gusari is a self-defence weapon. It’s small and compact, so ninja or samurai can hide it in their pocket and can be used a variety of different ways.

In the video, I am using a “training manriki gusari”.  This is a soft rope with soft rubber ends on it instead of a weighted chain. Using the training aid will allow you to go through complete range of motion with the kata, without injuring your training partner.

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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Hojojutsu & Nawajutsu




Hojōjutsu (捕縄術) or Nawajutsu, (縄術) is the traditional Japanese martial art of restraining a person using cord or rope. Encompassing many different materials, techniques and methods from many different schools, hojojutsu is a Japanese art that is embarrassed by Japanese history and culture.
In the Budo Ryu, the training of Hojojutsu is found in three of the seven warrior traditions: Tenjin-ryu, Tomo-ryu and Togakure-ryu. Out of these three ryuha, the Tenjin-ryu has a much more comprehensive set of skills and techniques in this area of training.

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Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson
21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of the Warrior Way
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