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Ninja Fire Tools: Donohi, Uchitake & Gando | Historical Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training Techniques

In this video, I explain how to use some of the historical ninja/ninjutsu fire tools (kaki), such as the donohi (body warmer), uchitake (fire starter) and gando (search light).  I explain the differences of each of these ninja tools (ninki) as well as show the historical documents as to where we find these ninja fire tools in Japanese history. 

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Shinobi Hand Torch | Ninja Fire Training (Kajutsu, Kaki) Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training Techniques

In this video I teach how to make a small shinobi hand torch!  This is part of the ninja fire training known as kajutsu.  When studying the ninjutsu martial arts there are various kaki (fire tools) that you need to learn. One of them is called the Monomi Torch!  

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NEW Ninja Dojo! | Budo Ryu Kai – Washington Shinobi-Den | Ninjutsu Training School

In this video, I introduce a NEW NINJA DOJO!  The Budo Ryu Kai Washington Shinobi-Den!  This is a NEW Ninjutsu training school that will be opening in the state of Washington!  It will be run by one of my personal students, Mr. Ellifrits. This video is an introduction to the new shinobi school (shinobi-den)! Thank you very much for your love and support!  It is greatly appreciated! 

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Are The Ninja Warriors Really Samurai? | THE TRUTH | Real Historical Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training

Are the ninja warriors really samurai? In this video, I discuss the truth about the ninja and their relation to the samurai. Different schools take a different approach when talking about this subject, because different schools have different ryuha, which has its own unique history and tradition.

Within this organization (Budo Ryu Kai) the answer is simple.  Yes. The reason for that is because the main ninjutsu training in this organization comes from the Tomo-ryu.  The Tomo-ryu was in fact started as a samurai tradition, and in the beginning, it was a sword school that focused its techniques on the use of the short sword (kodachi). Because I am the 21st Soke of the Tomo-ryu, it is important that my students understand the history and tradition of the Tomo-ryu. From the Tomo-ryu kuden and densho perspective, yes, the ninja are samurai spies who are trained in unconventional warfare (shinobijutsu), thus the name of the tradition: Tomo-ryu Shinobijutsu.

In the video, I used Eishin-ryu Iaijutsu (1 of the 7 warrior traditions of the Budo Ryu Kai) as an example. Eishin-ryu is one of the most popular forms of swordsmanship in the world. I wanted to prove my point about the reality of what people “think” ninjutsu and bujutsu is, and how blurred those lines really are, without being political or bias with a particular answer or position.

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Ninja Stealth Walking Training Drills | Stealth vs. Silence | Ninjutsu Martial Arts Techniques

In this video, I am discussing ninjutsu training; “The Art of Stealth” with my students before we start stealth training / stealth walking drills.  The deep understanding of “stealth” and what that truly means is essential for anyone who trains in the ninja martial arts.

Everyone thinks of tactics like silence and camouflage when thinking of stealth, but there are so many more tactics that have to be mastered to be good at stealth.  The objective is to go somewhere you are not suppose to be, do things you are not suppose to do, and leave no trace about you or the mission.  Training in stealth is essential to ninjutsu.  It’s sad that so many so called “ninjutsu schools” do not train in these techniques anymore. The positive thing is that here, at the Budo Ryu Kai, we do train in all areas authentic historical ninjutsu.

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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.

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Ninjutsu Training: Ninja Use Of Camouflage (Mokuton-no-jutsu) Ninpo Martial Arts Training Techniques

In this video, I explain the ninja use of camouflage when utilizing mokuton-no-jutsu.  This is an extremely important skill for anyone who is studying the ninja martial arts.

These techniques are found in the Gotonpo (五遁法) section of the Togakure-ryu school of Ninpo Taijutsu (戸隠流忍法体術). In the video I say, that tonjutsu (evasion techniques) are ways to “evade reality”.  Although this is true, this message was taken from a larger lesson on the perception of reality, which is not part of this video.  So Tonjutsu is evasion skills, but it is important to know that you are evading from the vision, or the perception of the enemy.  So if you are using Mokuton-no-jutsu, you are using wood evasion skills to evade from the vision or perception of the enemy. . 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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Ninjutsu Training: Using The Elements Of The TenChiJin | Ninja Martial Arts Techniques (Ninpo)

In this video, I teach how to use the natural elements of the TenChiJin (天地人) towards your advantage when studying the ancient ninja martial arts of ninjutsu (忍術).  In Ninpo (忍法), we study the Godai (五大), Gogyo (五行) as well as all areas of the TenChiJin Ryaku-no-Maki. Understanding the use all of the natural elements is crucial within the study of ninjutsu. When used correctly, you become a much stronger than anything your opponent can possibly imagine.

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Togakure-ryu Ninpo Taijutsu: Key Points to Training your Kamae | Ninja Martial Arts (Ninjutsu)

In this video, I teach the key points and purpose to kamae when training in the ninja martial arts of Togakure-ryu Ninpo Taijutsu. Regardless of the Ninjusu ryuha that you are training in, kamae is a very important and essential aspect towards martial arts training.

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In the Togakure-ryu (戸隠流) school of Ninpo Taijutsu there are 5 basic kamae that every student should master:

  • Ichi-no-Kamae (一之構)
  • Hachimonji-no-kamae (八文字之構)
  • Hira Ichimonji-no-Kamae (平一文字之構)
  • Happo Gakure-no-Kamae (八方隠之構)
  • Tonso-no-Kamae (遁走之構)

The first step towards training your kamae is understanding how to get into the proper position so that you can get a feeling of how the body moves and how you can shift your weight from this position. Although today’s video is a very basic understanding of the concept, you cannot master the kamae, without understanding the basics.

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Togakure-ryu Ninpo Taijutsu: Shuko-jutsu Training | Ninja Martial Arts Techniques (Ninjutsu)

In this video, I talk about the use of the Shuko as taught by the Togakure ryu. I also teach and demonstrate a few techniques that are taught within the Togakure-ryu as well. Techniques such as climbing with the shuko, how to hold the sword with the shuko (te-no-uchi), Defensive counters with the Shuko (Ichi-no-Kamae) as well as capturing and controlling techniques with this Shuko (Itto Dori).
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Togakure-ryu Ninja Biken: Hiryu-no-Ken | Ninjutsu Sword Fighting Training Techniques (Ninjato)

In this video, I teach an old ninjato/shinobigatana technique from the Togakure-ryu school of Ninpo Taijutsu.  This kata is from the Ninja Biken section called “Hiryu no Ken”, which means Flying Dragon Sword. I briefly go over the classical kata and explain some of the principals.  However, the purpose of this training session was to extracted some of the principals of the traditional kata and work various training drills to develop stronger skills with the ninjato/shinobi-gatana/ninja sword.
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Understanding the Historical Use of the Ninjato (忍刀) Ninja Sword History | Ninjutsu Martial Arts

In this video, I explain what the ninjato is, as taught from the Tomo-ryu tradition.  There are many koryu in Japan, and all of them will have a different explanation as to what things were and how they were used in ancient Japan.  On the scrolls of the Tomo-ryu, it is very clear, that the “ninjato” are the “blades of the ninja” that were specifically modified to help them on their mission.
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Many times people see the kanji “nin” (忍) and following it would be the kaji for blade, sword, spear, bow and arrow, etc – and they automatically assume it is “ninja”.  Many times it is NOT “ninja” at all. In fact, the majority of the time they are talking about concealed or hidden weapons. Remember the kanji “nin” (忍) is associated with ninja, but it all means hidden, concealed, stealth, endurance and perseverance.  So you have to understand the context of the scroll and why the scroll was written to understand the use of the weapon.
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This is why the kuden and transmission is so important. As Soke of this tradition, it is my responsibility to make sure that the true history and tradition is passed on correctly to the next generation.
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Live Life Outside The Box – Connecting To Natural Energy | Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training (Ninpo)

In this video, I teach an old Confucius lesson and explain why everyone needs to express individually, live life outside the box, connect to natural energy and find out who they truly are.
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In studying the old ways of the samurai, we learn the samurai kokoro.  The first philosophy that is taught is: “Know Thyself”.  One cannot truly understand what this is, unless they truly live their own life freely, from all outside influence.
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Training In REAL Ninja Combat Tactics | Ninjutsu Martial Arts Techniques (Ninpo) Taijutsu, Jujutsu

In this video, I explain why these ancient ninja combat tactics have to be preserved to the present day.  In a world full of greed, hate, prejudice and violence, I am glad to say we are one of the few schools that still do teach, train and preserve the TRUE ancient ways of the ninja.
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Taijutsu and swinging around some stick – and learning some 15th century story is not going to save your ass against extreme Violence… That is a fact. The only thing that is going to protect you is skills. You either have these skills or you don’t.
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Martial Arts Philosophy Lesson: Winning By Losing | Ninjutsu Martial Art Training Techniques (Ninpo)

In this video, I discuss various martial arts philosophies that is taught within ninjutsu.  One of the more common lessons is: “Winning By Losing”. In this video lesson, I take a more modern approach to this ancient philosophy lesson.
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Flexibility of the Mind: DO NOT GIVE TOO MUCH | Martial Arts / Self-Defense Training Techniques

In this video, I discuss the importance of understanding the flexibility of the mind.  Too many times people give more energy towards one realm than the other. As martial artist we need to find balance in all realms. It does not matter if it is the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual realm; we need to give it – its proper place and proper energy to be able to see the whole picture clearly, find balance in life, as well as properly defend ourselves and the ones that we love.
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Ninja Perception: Understanding Truth in Reality | Ninjutsu Martial Arts Training Techniques (Ninpo)

In this video, I explain what “ninja perception” is, and how to understand the truth within reality. This is a ninja mind control lesson, which helps the practitioners of ninpo better understand how to perceive the same person, place, thing or idea from a different perspective.  Understanding that perception is based off of perspective, and perspective is based off of position, you get a better understanding why people do what they do and what drives them to think as they think.  Getting inside the mind of the target is the skill of the ninja. To be able to gather correct information, you have to be able to think as they think, so you can prepare for what you know they are going to do.  This is a very intricate, deep and advanced technique that I may cover in later videos.
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Soke Anshu 2020 Message: Focus On You & Your Martial Arts Training | Ninjutsu, Ninpo, Bujutsu, Budo

 

In this video, I share some thoughts on training with a few of my students at the Budo Ryu Kai Hombu Dojo in Kansas City. The message was to instill the idea that the students need to focus on themselves and their training. They need to leave the negativity outside. They need to get away from all of the hate that we see all over the media, and take the time to make themselves better through the student of the martial arts.
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What Does “Anshu” Mean? & What Is A Warrior Name In Japanese Koryu Martial Arts? | Ninjutsu, Ninpo

Many times people ask me why I took the title “Anshu” from Stephen K. Hayes. The facts are; I didn’t. There are many different kanji, all with many different meanings and interpretations.  The kanji that An-shu Stephen K. Hayes uses as a title for his martial arts teachings is not the same kanji for the warrior name “Anshu” that was giving to me from my master.
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Stephen K. Hayes:
“Title” = An-shu means: Custodian of the Spiritual Inn / Enlightened One
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Christa Jacobson:
“Warrior Name” = Anshu (暗主) means: Dark Master
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The reality is, many practitioners who study the ancient arts cannot read or write Japanese, so the come up with their own opinions and post incorrect information on the internet.  Hopefully this will clear up the meaning of the “title” of Stephen K Hayes (An-shu) and the warrior name giving to me by my master (Anshu).
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Kunoichi (くノ一) The Woman Ninja | Ninjutsu Training Techniques (Ninpo) | Woman’s Self-Defense

In this video, I discuss the Kunoichi (くノ一). A kunoichi is a woman practitioner of ninjutsu (ninpo). During the feudal period of Japan, ninja were used as assassins, spies, scouts and messengers. The training of the kunoichi differed slightly from the training given to male ninja, although they had a common core of martial arts training, such as taijutsu, kenjutsu, and ninjutsu. Kunoichi training tended to prioritize traditional female skills.
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The eighth volume of the Bansenshukai written in 1676 by Fujibayashi Yasutake, describes the art of Kunoichi-no-jutsu (くノ一の術, Ninjutsu of female ninja). This can be translated as “a technique to use a female” and was employed for infiltration purposes. The Bansenshukai compiles the knowledge of various ninja clans from the Iga and Koka regions dedicated to the formation and understanding of ninjutsu. According to this document, the main function of the Kunoichi was espionage, finding functions in enemy residence, to gather knowledge, gain trust and or listen to conversations.
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The Bansenshukai (萬川集海) translates as “All Rivers Merge into the Sea”, meaning that the Bansenshukai is the ultimate collection of all Iga & Koka Ninjutsu and is regarded by scholars as the Bible of Ninjutsu.
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Ninjutsu: Training with Honor – Earning Respect – Learning the Secrets | Traditional Martial Arts

In this video, I discuss why the tradition and essence of ninjutsu should not be lost.  The fundamental principals of real ninjutsu is:  Training with Honor, Earning Respect, and Learning the Secrets. For this lesson, I took a quote from the Bansenshukai.
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The Bansenshukai (萬川集海) translates as “All Rivers Merge into the Sea”, meaning that the Bansenshukai is the ultimate collection of all Iga & Koka Ninjutsu and is regarded by scholars as the Bible of Ninjutsu.
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Understanding the Historical Timeline of the Ninja | Ninjutsu History, Tradition & Training

In this video I (Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson) explain the importance of understanding the historical timeline of the ninja.  This is because as the era changed, so did the techniques and reasons why the ninja did what they did.  In the modern age, we are left with all of these techniques to study, understand and practice.  Many think that “all” of the techniques are from the Sengoku Jidai, the age of the warring states.  This is not true.  In fact, if you understand the time periods, you would then understand what techniques came from what era, the context of the techniques and why the art of ninjutsu transformed from the Sengoku Jidai, through the Edo Period and into the Meiji Period.
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Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson: My Extreme Approach To Ninjutsu Training | Ninja Martial Arts (Ninpo)

In this video I (Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson) explain why my approach towards ninjutsu training and physical conditioning is so extreme. We live in a world where violence, aggression, prejudice and hate is on the rise.  The only way to excel and perform in a violent extreme situation is to be highly skilled in violence, through extreme training.
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The Difference Between INNIN (Dark Ninjutsu) & YONIN (Light Ninjutsu) | Ninja Martial Arts Training

In this video I teach a historical ninjutsu lesson on the differences between Innin (dark ninjutsu) and Yonin (Light Ninjutsu).
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INNIN (陰忍)
Dark Ninjutsu (also known as: Innin-jutsu and In-jutsu): This is spying and performing espionage out of the vision of your target. Generally camouflaged, wearing black, hiding within cover and staying in the shadows.
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YONIN (陽忍)
Light Ninjutsu (also known as: Yonin-jutsu and Yo-jutsu): This is spying and performing espionage in the vision of your target. Generally in disguise under a false persona, walking through the crowds and interacting with people gathering information.
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