Photo Taken – 6.12.2011
Life is Choice,…
Every option, Every decision, that you make in life, is just like a doorway, You choose which ones you walk through or not, the choice is up to you.
Every Doorway, every intersection has a story, and that story is a crucial part towards the journey that you take; not just as a martial artist, but as a person as well.
You can choose to be anything that you want to be, you can choose to be negative, or positive, it is up to you.
No one that has chosen to be negative, hateful or a victim has ever discovered the secret of the stars, sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
You must not,…for any reason,… give up the effort to make yourself a better person, or help those that are around you.
Creativity, focus, perseverance, dedication and determination will give you the inner strength needed to push through the heavy, and what seems non-moveable doorways of life.
I hope that this insight today helps you all in your journey as well as your training in Budo.
Take care, Be safe and Good luck in your journey of Budo.
Anshu Christa Jacobson
21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School 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
Here is a Video #1 of a 2 Video series of an interview that I did with Martial Arts Weekly Radio Show. This was done with Sensei Duval Hamilton.
Some of the things that we went over in this section was — What is the Budo Ryu? What is the training of the Budo Ryu? What are the 7 Warrior Traditions? What is Ninjutsu? I brief look at Samurai and Ninja Weapons.
I hope that you all enjoy the interview! again this is video #1 – Make sure you also listen to the second half of the interview too!
Take Care, Be Safe &
Good Luck in your Journey of Budo!
Anshu Christa Jacobson
Art of War – Part 10
Photo – Woodblock print of Kusunoki Masashige.
“Fierceness is essential in the realm of war. It cannot be dependent of the amount of destruction that you want to inflict. This emotion has to be drown upon by the honor that you have for your family, loyalty that you have for your lord. Fierceness is a natural state when the troops see the wisdom of their leader and attack like the power of the heavens.”
“It is very important for a warlord to have access to gaining information, the use of spies is crucial. Some of the information us useful and some is deception, it is up to the leader as to how to move and attack.”
“Spies and guerrilla agents are the utmost importance to the successful operation of the warlord. Only those who are intelligent and enlightened can use them properly. Without secret operations a war is a meaningless act of violence that does nothing except destroy all of the people and all the resources.”
I wrote 10 lessons on the art of war. Study these lessons well, to master them means you understand the true arts of war.
(my personal interpretations and research taken from Sun Tzu’s book; (Art of War)
I hope that these words from Sun Tzu can help you on your journey of the arts. be Safe my friends.