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Musha Shugyo (#0002) Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Michigan Dojo; Imlay City – 武道流 忍術 武者修行

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In the summer of 2013 the Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson and Renshi Andrew Chafin traveled to Michigan to teach Authentic Ninjutsu and Traditional Samurai Bujutsu.

This is a short video to share some of the experiences from this trip with all of the students and supporters of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo.

Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Michigan Dojo
Imlay City, Michigan
810-356-2581

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The Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo is a school of traditional Japanese fighting arts and has established 22 schools world wide with its headquarters located in Kansas City, Ks.

The B.R.N.D trains in all areas of traditional Japanese bujutsu (old Japanese fighting arts). This includes hand to hand combat, grappling, ground fighting, all traditional weapons of the ninja and samurai, modern weapon applications and tactics, self-defense, self-protection, survival skills as well as mental and emotional conditioning.

7 WARRIOR TRADITIONS OF THE SCHOOL:
* Koka Ryu Kempo (甲賀流拳法)
* Tenjin Ryū Jujutsu (天神流柔術)
* Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu (戸猛流忍術)
* Musō Jikiden Eishin-ryū (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)

Official Website of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way
www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Budo Ryu Kakushi Buki Keiko: 武道, 武術, 隠し, 武器, 稽古

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In November of 2012 The Budo Ryu Dojo held a “Kakushi Buki” (hidden weapons) workshop.  During this event the Omaha Ninjutsu Academy headed by Shidoshi James Menephee came down to train with us at this event.
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I hope that you enjoy the video!
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Take care and be safe
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Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
School of the Warrior Way
www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com
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Shidoshi James Menephee
Headmaster of the Omaha Ninjutsu Academy
www.OmahaNinjutsu.com
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If any of you are interested in training with the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo and want to train in the 7 warrior traditions under Soke Anshu but do not live near a dojo.  Thank start your training today with the Budo Ryu Online University!
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For the first time ever, all the techniques required for promotion through the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo will be available online in the exact order and lesson format that you would experience in private lessons at the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo under the direction of Anshu Christa Jacobson.  Through a Revolutionary Video Training Program you will begin your journey to mastery of the Budo Ryu methods of Ninjutsu!
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Learn the ancient art of stealth, hand to hand combat, all of the traditional and modern weaponry of the ninja!  Through this program you will learn step by step all of the many skills of the ancient ninja and samurai!
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BUDO RYU ONLINE UNIVERSITY:

Service to Others (侍) Samurai

Soke Christa Jacobson

SAMURAI (侍) ONE WHO SERVES:
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Woke up at 9:00AM this morning, and just as a heads up, (to all of you for a little info about me) if I don’t wake up between 5:30 – 6:30AM every morning, get one cup of coffee and then do my cardio and abs, I just do not function well. Since I could not sleep last night, that action brings on this reaction.
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The way that I see it, is that I am 35yrs old, half of my life is almost over, and I have so much that I want to do before I leave. I know it is a weird way of looking at things, but I just want to live my life to the fullest and that is one reason why I push so much to do all of the things that I do (just see my 8 websites and 3 blogs).
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Wither people want to accept it or not, I have been giving a huge honor by my master to keep the tradition (Tomo-ryu) to the next generation and I need / want to do that to honor him and the tradition. I have friends, family, students and clients that all are looking for some “service”, not counting all of the things that I want to do for myself.
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Service to others that is the key to Japanese culture and traditional arts. This word “service” is the word to understanding the meaning and the essence of the samurai, shinobi and geisha. These three words are words that can be used as descriptive words that I feel completely embodies and describe me as a person.
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The word “Samurai” (侍) means “One who Serves”.
The word “Geisha” (芸者) means “One of the Arts”.
The word “Shinobi” (忍び) means “One of Stealth”.
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All three of these identities (for lack of a better word) portray me in some aspect or another in my life. Last night at 1AM in the morning, I was watching this movie “Peaceful Warrior” and Socrates made a statement that was so true and I feel embodies my life. — “Service to others, there is no higher purpose”.
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In the movie, this kid looks at Socrates and says:
Kid: “Hey, if you know so much, why are you working in a gas station”?
Socrates: “This is a service station, we offer service; there is no higher power”.

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When you watch this scene, if you take out the word “gas station” and replace that with Budo Ryu Dojo, Modeling, Entertainment and so on, this one part of the movie hit me really hard, because it is how I feel and I do not think that people understand how I feel and why I do what I do.
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I know most of you are going to read this and assume that I am having a bad day, and hell, maybe I am. But I have always said, Budo is not about being better than anyone else, it is about being better than what you were yesterday. To do this you have to make yourself stronger while helping the others around get stronger. Again “helping others” or “service” again becomes a major part understanding.
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I hope that you all understand today’s lesson?
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Take Care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey


35 METHODS OF SRATEGY – HEIHO PART 5

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Heiho at Hombu Dojo

35 INSTRUCTIONS ON SRATEGY – PART 4
Hyoho Sanju go kajoMiyamoto Musashi; 1614
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In 1614 two years before he wrote the Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) Musashi wrote a work called “Thrity-five Instructions on Strategy”. It was written for Lord Hosokawa, by his guest Miyamoto Musashi. The Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) is considered a more elabora te piece off of this work.

To truly understand these teachings and the nature of this text is extremely difficult as Musashi used special terms and verbal meaning to express his respect for Lord Hosokawa, which is very hard to understand the exact meaning to translate into English.

In the translations I am using the terms that was used in the Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) as they are the more popular terms for identifying Miyamoto Musashi’s works.

STRATEGY NINE
(KNOWING THETHREE LEVELS OF STRATEGY)

Someone who adopts guard positions in strategy and displays different guard positions while handling the sword sometimes slowly, sometimes fast practices strategy of a low level.  Someone who has refinement in strategy and who appears magnificent die to elegant bearing, practices at an intermediate level.  The supreme strategy will appear neither strong nor weak; nether slow nor fast, neither magnificent nor bad, but broad, straight and calm.  You should examine this well

(*note* in the test musashi uses the term “ge”, “chu” and “jo” when using these terms in expression, they are more than just low medium and high they also refer to level of skill or quality.)

STRATEGY TEN

(A GRADUATED CORD MEASURE)

You must always have a graduated cord measure in your mind.  If you measure your opponent by adjusting the cord to him, you will be able to ascertain clearly his strengths and weakness, his straightness and crookedness, where he is relaxed and where he is tense.  With this measure you must size up all aspects of your opponent – round, square, short, crooked or straight.  You should examine this well.

STRATEGY ELEVEN

(THE PATHWAY OF THE SWORD)

Without knowing the pathway of the sword, you cannot handle it feely.  You cannot properly slash you opponent if you put too much force into it, if you do not have a sense of the back and the side of the blade, if you shale the sword around like a knife or a spoon for serving rice.  You must train in hitting you opponent well, always knowing the pathway of the sword and moving it calmly, following its weight.

I hope that you all enjoy your lessons today from the Hyoho Sanju go kajo. Thank you all for your support! I wish you all the best in your journey of the arts!

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


35 METHODS OF SRATEGY – HEIHO PART 3

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

35 INSTRUCTIONS ON SRATEGY – PART 3
Hyoho Sanju go kajoMiyamoto Musashi; 1614
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In 1614 two years before he wrote the Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) Musashi wrote a work called “Thrity-five Instructions on Strategy”. It was written for Lord Hosokawa, by his guest Miyamoto Musashi. The Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) is considered a more elabora te piece off of this work.

To truly understand these teachings and the nature of this text is extremely difficult as Musashi used special terms and verbal meaning to express his respect for Lord Hosokawa, which is very hard to understand the exact meaning to translate into English.

In the translations I am using the terms that was used in the Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) as they are the more popular terms for identifying Miyamoto Musashi’s works.

STRATEGY SEVEN
(SIZING UP THE MA)

Different schools give different instructions on the way to assess the “ma”, but I find that they tend to fix or rigidify your strategy; that is why I advise you not to take into consideration what you have learned before.

Whatever the discipline may be, it is repeated exercises that you arrive at the point of being able to assess the “ma”.  In general you should think that when your sword reaches your opponent, he can also reach you.  When you want to kill an opponent, you have a tendency to forget your own body.  You must reflect well on this.
Let us recall that “ma” is not exactly distance but is description of the space-time of a distance / relationship.  “Ma” also refers to the action of the mind by which this spatial and temporal phenomenon is grasped.
(*Note, in this text Musashi is doubtless alluding to the habits acquired by Lord Hosokawa in the Yagyu-ryu*)

I hope that you all enjoy your lessons today from the Hyoho Sanju go kajo. Thank you all for your support! I wish you all the best in your journey of the arts.

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


35 METHODS OF SRATEGY – HEIHO PART 2

Sensei Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

35 INSTRUCTIONS ON SRATEGY – PART 2
Hyoho Sanju go kajoMiyamoto Musashi; 1614
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In 1614 two years before he wrote the Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) Musashi wrote a work called “Thrity-five Instructions on Strategy”. It was written for Lord Hosokawa, by his guest Miyamoto Musashi. The Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) is considered a more elaborate piece off of this work.

To truly understand these teachings and the nature of this text is extremely difficult as Musashi used special terms and verbal meaning to express his respect for Lord Hosokawa, which is very hard to understand the exact meaning to translate into English.

In the translations I am using the terms that was used in the Gorin no sho (Book of the 5 Rings) as they are the more popular terms for identifying Miyamoto Musashi’s works.

STRATEGY FOUR; (POSTURE) — It is appropriate to hold the head neither lowered nor raised. The shoulders are neither raised nor contracted. The belly is forward but not the chest. The buttocks are not drawn in; the knees are not fixed. The posture of strategy should be well examined so that it also becomes one’s ordinary posture.

STRATEGY FIVE; (MOVEMENT OF THE FEET) — To move from one place to another, you slightly raise your toes and push off from the heel, forcefully. According to the situation, you move your feet with a large or small step, slowing or rapidly, but always in the manner of walking. There are three ways of moving that is necessary to avoid: Jumping, Floating Steps and Heavy Stomping. The essential instruction related to moving from place to place is to alternate the movement of the two feet, positive foot then negative foot (In/Yo), which means you should not just move one foot. When you slash, when you back away, when you parry, you must always move the right and left feet alternately. You must never move only one foot. This should be examined with care.
(*Note, this is the same as the Gorin no sho, in the scroll of water*)

STRATEGY SIX; (THE WAY OF LOOKING) —Your look must be broad and ample. Looking and seeing are two different things. Look powerfully, see gently. It is necessary to look at what is in the distance as well as something that is close; know that what is close is something that is of distance – this is essential for strategy. It is fundamental in strategy to know the sword of the adversary without looking at it. You must exercise well in this. Whether it is a matter of strategy on the individual scale or strategy on the large scale, the way of looking is the same. It is essential to look to both sides without moving your eyes. But without preparation, you will not be able to achieve this way of looking at the time of combat. This is why you had better study what I am writing here; you must accustom yourself to looking all the time in this way in order to be able to keep this way of looking in any situation. Examine this well.
(*Note, this is the same as the Gorin no sho, in the scroll of water*)

I hope that you all enjoy your lessons today from the Hyoho Sanju go kajo. Thank you all for your support! I wish you all the best in your journey of the arts.

 

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

 

 


BUDO RYU – HOMBU KEIKO DVD VIDEO SERIES FOR SALE!

Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

PHOTO – DVD COVER
BUDO RYU KEIKO DVD SERIES!

Get a deeper understanding by watching the Budo Ryu Hombu Keiko DVD series! Watch actual classes that are taught in the Hombu Dojo of the Budo Ryu; School of the warrior way. Get a deeper knowledge and understanding of the old ways, not just the kata but the applications within combat and life!

7 WARRIOR TRADITIONS OF THE SCHOOL:
* Koka Ryu Kempo (甲賀流拳法)
* Tenjin Ryū Jujutsu (天神流柔術)
* Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu (戸猛流忍術)
* Musō Jikiden Eishin-ryū (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)

BUDO RYU KOBUJUTSU DVD SERIES HERE!
http://cjj2004.tripod.com/internationalbudoryuninjutsusuperstore/keiki.html

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 RyuSchool 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


BUDO RYU – TAIKAI DVD VIDEO SERIES FOR SALE!

Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

PHOTO – DVD COVER
BUDO RYU TAIKAI DVD SERIES

Watch all of the Taikai (large meeting / events) that the schools has taught publicly since 2008! All of the Annual Stealth Camps, Tomo Ryu Keiko Events, Daikomyosai’s, and much more!

If you like watching the Video promo’s, you will love watching the DVDs and learning a deeper meaning of the 7 Warrior Traditions of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way!

7 WARRIOR TRADITIONS OF THE SCHOOL:
* Koka Ryu Kempo (甲賀流拳法)
* Tenjin Ryū Jujutsu (天神流柔術)
* Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu (戸猛流忍術)
* Musō Jikiden Eishin-ryū (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)

BUDO RYU TAIKAI DVD SERIES HERE!
http://cjj2004.tripod.com/internationalbudoryuninjutsusuperstore/id68.html

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 RyuSchool 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


ANSHU CHRISTA JACOBSON – KUDEN DVD SERIES

ANSHU CHRISTA JACOBSON

 

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ANSHU’s KUDEN SERIES

The Kuden DVD Series is a opportunity to learn the deeper secrets of Authentic Ninjutsu & Traditional Samurai bujutsu. Each DVD is approx. 30-45 min. in length and will cover anything and everything in the combative methods of authentic ninjutsu and classical samurai bujutsu.

World Martial Arts Hall of Fame; Anshu Christa Jacobson has now designed a new dvd sereis called Kuden! With this DVD series; students from all over the world can feel like they are right there in the Hombu training with Anshu!

This kuden training event was taken at the Budo ryu Hombu Dojo; School of the Warrior Way! Watch Anshu teach various strategies, concepts and applications of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way!

ANSHU CHRISTA JACOBSON – KUDEN DVD SERIES HERE!
http://cjj2004.tripod.com/internationalbudoryuninjutsusuperstore/id80.html

Anshu Christa Jacobson
21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Headmistress of the Budo RyuSchool 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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – LIVE YOUR LIFE!

Soke Chrisa Jacobson

Live your Life to be Happy

Photo Taken – 5.31.2011
ANOTHER GREAT DAY!

Here I am working on websites and editing video on the computer! Trying to share with others the martial art that I teach; “Budo Ryu – School of the Warrior Way

It was said that:

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony” – Ghandi

I agree with this quote, and I agree that you have to have balance in the three areas of the sanshin (mind, body and spirit). I love being able to wake up every morning and dedicate myself to the study and teachings of budo; with no restrictions or hold backs. I love to be able to help my students grow in the arts as well as love being able to watch them grow in the arts. I love the fact that I can simply teach marital arts and it provides for myself and my family. I love spending time with my family. I love my life.

Morihei Ueshiba (founder of Aikido) once said “All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together.”

Live your life to be happy, yes there are obstacles from time to time, but it is up to you to either let these obstacles get to you or not, no one is strong enough to get in your head unless you let them.

Yes life is tough, and yes in the end life is going to win, and your time will be over. But you don’t need to live like it is over now, it is not. If you are reading this page, that means you still have time left, to find happiness.

But time is all that we have, that is all, when our time is up, so are we. So spend your time on this earth to bring you happiness, not darkness. Happiness opens the eyes and actually helps you see more positive things in your daily life. Darkness and hate cloud your vision and makes you only see the negative things in your life.

Life is choice, you can choose to life your life happy, be a good person, practice good moral and ethical manners or not, that choice is up to you.

“Have a good day” 😉
Anshu Christa Jacobson
21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
Headmistress of the Budo RyuSchool 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