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Koka Ryu Kempo – Sankei (Three Tools) 甲賀流拳法 – 三 形 – 拳法, 空手

This is some of the video footage from our Koka-ryu Kempo Sankei Workshop 2012

In the training of this event we looked at the Koka-ryu Sankei; which translates out as “three tools” and are three specific weapons used in Kempo, to help train the body. These three weapons are the Kama (sickle), Tanto (knife) and Tonbo (short stick). This is not just for the knowledge and application of the weapon, but to help train the budoka’s taijutsu for better empty hand kempo application as well.

Koka-ryu Kempo is one of the 7 Warrior Traditions of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way as the training goes in depth within the 7 traditions of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo!

The Budo Ryu is dedicated to teaching traditional samurai bujutsu and authentic ninjutsu. To do this the Budo Ryu has 7 Warrior Traditions that it teaches from:

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)

I hope that you enjoy the video! Thank you all for your support!

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

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Capturing True Budo

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

Photo taken – 2.2012
Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Iaijutsu (居合術) at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo.

Without knowledge, a high level of warrior skill will never be focused.
Without high level of skill, one may never attain a high level of true strength.
Without true strength, knowledge may not be applied.
Without applied knowledge, one will never find wisdom.
Without wisdom, one will never find the enlightenment of which they seek.

This is a insight towards training that I came up with this morning, not for sure if it makes sense to any of you, but it makes sense to me, I hope that it helps all of you with your training.

Thank you all for your support!
Take Care, Be safe and good Luck in your Journey of Budo – Christa Jacobson


Bushido (武士道) The Way of the Samurai – Courage (勇)

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo taken – 2.2012

Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Hanbojutsu (半棒術) at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo

 

To see just cause and to not act, is lacking in courage.

When one finds oneself in a situation where there is an obvious right and wrong, yet remains silent for fear of loosing face, they prove nothing and show that they lack in the ability to stand up for their own beliefs.  As a warrior one should be ashamed of oneself.

This is not to say that one should go out in search of conflict to show their strength, as this is foolishness as well.  However; if conflict should present itself, one should have the courage, confidence and resolve to make themselves and their righteous beliefs known without fear of loosing something as trivial as public acceptance and stand up for what they believe in and have come to love.

I hope that you all enjoy the lesson.

Take Care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo.

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Headmistress of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way
21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
4th Soke of Kosei Ryu Kempo
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


2012 USA Ichigun Ichimi Historical Ninjutsu Taikai!

Ichigun Ichimi Historical Ninjutsu USA Taikai!

Budo Ryu Budoka,
I was asked to be an instructor for this event on Historical Ninjutsu. I would love for all students of the Budo Ryu to please attend this seminar if at all possible, this will only better your skills in actual ninjutsu by attending. When the workshop is on break or directly after the event, I will take the time to review, test, or help any students in the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way, with their training materials in the Nana Musha-den (7 Warrior Traditions) Looking forward to working with all of you!

 

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Headmistress of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way

21st Soke of the Tomo Ryu Tradition

4th Soke of Kosei Ryu Kempo


Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way – 2011 Reflections – REAL BUJUTSU; Kansas City, Ks

 

This is a short video review from 2011! The Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way teaches 7 warrior traditions called the Nana Musha Den, each of these arts has it own aspect to warfare. What you are about to see is just some of the training, teaching, experiences, taikai’s, workshops and kuden events that happened in 2011!

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 (無雙直傳英信流)
* Koto Ryu Koppojutsu (虎倒流骨法術)
* Gyokko-Ryū Kosshijutsu (玉虎流)
* Togakure-ryū Ninpo Taijutsu(戸隠流忍法体術)

The Budo Ryu Ninjutsu system of martial training was developed by the collection of these Japanese Traditions and combining them into a way of training to fully develop ones mind, body and spirit as one. for more information on this school please log on to the official website at:

_____ http://www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com_____

Thank you all for your wonderful support!

Take Care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way
21st Soke; Tomo-ryu
4th Soke; Kosei-ryu


Budo Ryu; Kansas City, Ks — Koka Ryu Kempo – 甲賀流拳法 – 拳法, 空手

This is some of the video footage from our Koka-ryu Kempo Kuden Event for the month of December 2011.

In the training of this event we looked at the basic fundamentals of fist fighting methods of kempo, and the raw reality of using your fist as a weapon, to inflict pain on the attacker to protect your life.

Koka-ryu Kempo is one of the 7 Warrior Traditions of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way as the training goes in depth within the 7 traditions of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo!

The Budo Ryu is dedicated to teaching traditional samurai bujutsu and authentic ninjutsu. To do this the Budo Ryu has 7 Warrior Traditions that it teaches from:

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)

I hope that you enjoy the video! Thank you all for your support!

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


Fear (恐) within Budo, Bujutsu, Ninpo, Ninjutsu, Samuria and Shinobi.

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Fear (恐)

“When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.” – Buddha

Fear is a wonderful lesson in the natural elements of IN & YO
(Ying & Yang in Chinese).

Fear is a distressing negative sensation induced by a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it (also known as the fight-or-flight response) but in extreme cases of fear (terror) a freeze or paralysis response is possible.

For this reason alone you have to understand yourself and how to read the sanshin (mind, body & spirit) within. If you understand how to look inside yourself and understand why you are feeling a specific emotional response, this gives you a greater chance for survival as now you are listening to your inner feelings, and using an educated strategy based on experience to back up the emotional gut feeling by physical action. I preach this type of strategy daily at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo. This is how warriors have been training for centuries; finding ways to be able to connect the mind and the body together in balance.

Remember a warrior acts; only fools react.

Next time you feel something such as fear, Fear (恐)

“When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.” – Buddha

Fear is a wonderful lesson in the natural elements of IN & YO
(Ying & Yang in Chinese).

Fear is a distressing negative sensation induced by a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. In short, fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it (also known as the fight-or-flight response) but in extreme cases of fear (terror) a freeze or paralysis response is possible.

For this reason alone you have to understand yourself and how to read the sanshin (mind, body & spirit) within. If you understand how to look inside yourself and understand why you are feeling a specific emotional response, this gives you a greater chance for survival as now you are listening to your inner feelings, and using an educated strategy based on experience to back up the emotional gut feeling by physical action. I preach this type of strategy daily at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo. This is how warriors have been training for centuries; finding ways to be able to connect the mind and the body together in balance.

Remember a warrior acts; only fools react.

Next time you feel something such as fear, anxiety, depression or sadness, do not just react to this feeling, as you are not in balance and more than likely do something that you might regret. Act to the emotion correctly, by using your mind in balance with the inner feeling. Developing the strategy needed to follow out the objective. This can be anything from a natural feeling of fear and love, to a daily goal all the way to military procedure.

This is why Budo is in everything that we do, it is who we are, and this is what separates us from the ones that simply read books on martial arts and think that they know; action from wisdom.

There is an old saying “He who knows others is wise; He who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu; 604 BC, Zhou Dynasty

I hope that you all enjoyed today’s lesson.

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


Koteki Ryoda Juppo Sessho-no-jutsu

Soke Tomo-ryu; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken: 11.15.2011
Budo Ryu; Hombu Dojo
武道流忍術道場

(Left; wearing white kimono)
Mr. Chafin: Assistant Instructor Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way

(Right; wearing a fashionable bun to keep her hair up )
Christa Jacobson; Headmistress of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way

Miyamoto Musashi’s book of the five rings written in 1645 is divided into five volumes: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Void. Another, older Japanese document contains a volume entitled “Shinden Kohyo no Hikan” (Secret scroll of the divine tradition of tigers transformation), with five entries describing kamae / fighting attitudes: Crouching tiger, Raging tiger, Starving Tiger, Nursing Tiger and Thundering Tiger.

These are all collectively known as “Koteki Ryoda (dragons and tigers fighting) Juppo Sessho no jutsu” and are said to be the original forms of the kata found in Budo. The “Ryuko no Maki (dragon and tiger scrolls) are a later derivation.

The dragon scroll describes all things leading up to certain victory. The tiger scroll in contrast, describes what one needs to know about various phenomena, objects and people as well as things one needs to predict, sense, and see through. In other words the combination of the two great elements of the Dragon and Tiger having foresight and being certain of victory is seen to be an important aspect of Budo.

Martial artist who cannot develop this natural ability to predict, sense and see through things will never achieve the proverbial “100 victories in 100 fights” let alone “100 lives in 100 lights” (gaining enlightenment in each existence). This understanding of this philosophical method is found within the Tomo-ryu Hyakugata (戸猛流百型; 100 forms of death) which also takes on 5 manifestations within this collection of training.

The Tomo-ryu Hyakugata are based on the Happosabaki (8 directions + 2 ways of movement) this is also understood as 20 ways of movement as there has to be 10 ways of ura sabaki (inside movement) and 10 ways of omote sabaki (outside movement) that are influenced by the way that one feels the attack and then moves within the correct timing (taijutsu kimi ugoki).

It is important to understand that when I speak of the 100 ways of death, it is not killing the opponent (although that could very well happen); it is killing the warrior’s spirit (bushi-ki). If you can do this you can create confusion for the enemy very early in a fight, which will cause him / her to loose their confidence and thus take away the enemy’s true bushi-ki. When you apply this you will not just take away the enemy’s balance, you will take away the enemy’s heart (kokoro).

I hope that you all enjoy today’s lesson. If you look close enough within the photo you can see many IN / YO or YING / YANG contrasts within the photograph that directly go hand in hand with the lesson today of the “Koteki Ryoda (dragons and tigers fighting) Juppo Sessho no jutsu” and the understandings of Taisabaki (体捌き) found in the Tomo-ryu Hyakugata (戸猛流百型).

Thank you all for your support! Take care and be safe! ♥

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


Shibumi-do (下味道) The Way Towards Effortless Perfection

 

Photo Taken: 11.15.2011
Budo Ryu; Hombu Dojo
武道流忍術道場

Inspiration is what people remember, not defamation. No one wants to go to the grave forgotten and the only way to be remembered is to inspire the ones around you.

Even if it is someone that you only met for a brief moment in your life, you can share with them the greatest moment in their life, just by a simple thank you, or a smile. To some, this changes their perception of the day.

There is this Japanese term called “Shibumi” (下味) which means effortless perfection. Kobayashi Sensei always told me that there is not such thing as perfection, and the better you get, the further your idea or perception of perfection is. he always used the term “Shibumi-do” or the “way of effortless perfection.”

He said the he uses this term because no one can achieve perfection (Shibumi) they can only dedicate themselves towards the idea of it (thus the usage of the kanji “Do). But this in itself is a stagnant thought because this is not a moment of time, this is a philosophy that you have to dedicate to within your journey of life; so he always told me good luck in that journey (Shibumi-do).

Everyone wants to tell you what you can and cant do, but no one other than yourself knows what you are capable of. Dedicate yourself to the things that make you complete. Inspire the ones around you, to become better and if you know what you are worth, than go get it. No one is going to give it to you.

I hope that you understand my rambling thoughts this morning, it made sense to me as I wrote it.

Thank you all for your support.

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


NEW KUDEN DVD#13 – KODACHI and NINJA BIKEN

21st Soke Tomo-ryu; Anshu Christa Jacobson

This Kuden Training Event was taken at the Hombu Dojo of the Budo Ryu -School of the Japanese Warriors Way! Anshu Christa Jacobson looked at the Kodachi (小太刀) or short sword fighting skills from the Tomo-ryu (戸猛流) as well as the Shinobigatana from the Togakure-ryu (戸隠流). Towards the end of the training session we looked at various methods of Iaijutsu (居合術). Watch Anshu teach Various strategies, concepts and applications of short sword techniques! aprox 45 min.

Scene Selection:

Chapter 1 – Play All
Chapter 2 – Intro
Chapter 3 – Kumite Concepts (Kuden Lesson; Distance)
Chapter 4 – Kodachi Intro
Chapter 5 – Togakure-ryu Totoku Hiyoshi
Chapter 6 – Togakure-ryu Hiryu no Ken
Chapter 7 – Togakure-ryu Kasumi no Ken
Chapter 8 – Togakure-ryu Muso no Ken
Chapter 9 – Togakure-ryu Dai Kai no Ken
Chapter 10 – Tomo-ryu Kodachi (Jissen Gata; Ichi, Ni, San)
Chapter 11 – Soke Anshu Keiko
Chapter 12 – Try Softer (Kuden Lesson)
Chapter 13 – Photo Album

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KODACHI DVD HERE!

NINJA BIKEN DVD HERE!

Thank you all for your support!

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