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Philosophy of Ground Fighting

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Soke Anshu – Kuden / Hiden Series (#0004) – Kazushi no Michi – The Way of Balance – 宗家, 暗主, 口伝, 秘伝

This video is a kuden (口伝; verbal transmission) and hiden (秘伝; secret transmission) transmission of the bujutsu skill called “Bushi no me”, which is known as “Eyes of the Samurai” by Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson; 21st Soke of the Tomo-ryu tradition and Headmistress of the Budo Ryu Dojo.

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Enjoy Life… Warrior Zen

“There is more to life than going fast. Slow down and enjoy the experience.”

Soke Anshu Christa Jacobson (宗家暗主)
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu; School of the Warrior Way
Member; World Martial Arts Hall of Fame
21st Soke of the Tomo-ryu Tradition
4th Soke of the Kosei-ryu Tradition
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Budo Student for Life,…

Picture taken: 2-2012
Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Tonbojutsu
Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo; Kansas City, Ks

“Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.” – Henry L. Doherty

I hope that you all enjoy today’s lesson.  I know that it is only a simple quote; but sometimes, that is all that is needed to keep us on a positive track on our journey of Budo.

Thank you all for your support.
Take Care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo.


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


Strategies of the Way – Kempo, Kenpo, Chuan Fa

Kempo, Kenpo, Chuan Fa, Strategies, Principals, Methods

Soke Tomo-ryu; Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

Photo taken: 11.2011
Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo
MAXIMS OF SUN ZI

(1) Know both yourself and your adversary and you will not know defeat.
(2) Knowing yourself and not your adversary reduces your chance to 50%.
(3) Knowing neither yourself nor your enemy means certain defeat.
(4) Be serious & flexible, employing elusiveness to not become a victim of habit.
(5) To win without fighting is the highest achievement of a warrior.

Never forget these wisdom’s and live your life accordance to “the way”.

I hope that you enjoyed today lesson. 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

 


Surprise Attack,…

Soke Tomo-ryu; Anshu Christa Jacobson demonstrating Metsubushi

Photo Taken: 10.29.2011
Budo Ryu; Hombu Dojo
武道流忍術道場

“Mimi wa yoku happo wo kiku”
(Translation) — The ears listen well in all eight directions.
(Interpretation) — Expect in all directions the Unexpected.

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The quote is one of the eight poems of the fist taken from the Bubishi.

I hope that you all enjoy today’s lesson. remember that this is more than jut physical combat, this is life. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.

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


Shinobi Mumon no Ikkan – The Gateless Gate

The Gateless Gate

Soke Tomo-ryu; Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

“The great way has no gate;
There are a thousand different roads.
If you pass through this barrier once,
You will walk independently in the universe.”

The Gateless Gate (無門關)

The gateless gate is regarded as the greatest book of zen ever complied. It is a collection of 48 Chan (Zen) koans compiled in the early 13th century by the Chinese Zen master Wumen Hui-k’ai (無門慧開; 1183–1260).

This book was so profound even during the Sengoku Jidai (戦国時代); Samurai (侍)and Shinobi (忍び) families were reading these words as an aid towards enlightenment. In the Shoninki written by Natori Masatake of the Kishu-ryu school of Ninjutsu he writes:

“One of the most important things for you to do is always know everything you can of every place or province that is possible to know. When you are in that said province, be sure to read the feeling of the local people and do what is necessary according to the situation. If your mind is in total accordance with the “way” and understands reasoning and logic perfectly, than you can pass through the mumon no ikkan (The Gateless Gate; 無門關) “checkpoint”. This is a mental place that is barrier without a gateway that exist inside your mind. You will be able to pass through this mental stage because you will have a clear mind and reasonable thinking due to your training.” — Natori Masatake; Kishu-ryu; Shoninki

English translation; True path of the Ninja;
Secret Philosophies of the Ninja; Gokuhiden;

page 148; footnote information page 149

I hope that you 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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – See with your eyes; Feel with your heart

Anshu Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts” —– Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955)

I hope that you understand today’s lesson, look inside to find the truth.

Take Care & Be Safe! 🙂

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 – See the Light

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

See the Light,….
Photo Taken 7.4.2011

“Cultivate your happiness within the hard work of your daily passion and illuminate this positive emotional light through the dark fog that surrounds us all.

This will foster happiness within, and inspires others to follow. Remember; Budo is about polishing your training to make yourself and the others around you better, this can only be done through refining action.”

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