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Budo Ryu Ninjutsu – Black Belt Training

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This photo was taken at the Budo Ryu Kai Hombu Dojo during the 2016 Daikomyosai week. It is a very rare moment that I have all of my black belts with me at one time!

I started the Budo Ryu Kai in 2004 and in the first 12 years, we’ve gained thousands of students all over the world through our online ninjutsu dojo as well as established multiple schools that teach these methods of ninjutsu. Knowing all of that, there have been 10 individuals that have been awarded a Kuro Obi (Black Belt) in Budo Ryu Ninjutsu. That is less than 1 per year that is awarded this honor. In short,…. This organization is FAR from a black belt mill. Here we pride ourselves on excellence, not mediocrity.

In this picture you see the 6 students that currently make up the “active” roster for my black belts. There have been 4 others, which are no longer with the dojo, as life has taken them down another path. But even though those 4 are no longer with the dojo anymore, without doubt they put sweat, blood and tears on the mat, took the shodan test and past! For that fact alone, they should be recognized because the black belt test here is EXTREMELY difficult…
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Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Black Belt Exam Review!
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Here we teach “REAL” authentic ninjutsu and classical samurai bujutsu that not only connects you to the history and tradition of Japans warring past, but prepares you to protect yourself and the ones that you love in the present.

The 6 students that you see with me above in the picture are just as close to me as family. They have never strayed from the dojo and have shown ABSOLUTE dedication, loyalty and honor to myself and this school, and for that, they should be recognized. (deep bow of respect)

This training demands complete dedication and discipline of the mind, body and spirit. If you are interested in training in historical ninjutsu and classical samurai bujutsu, check out our website:www.BudoRyuNinjutsu.com

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Historical Samurai – Antique Photograph

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The names of the samurai in this photo are: Hirobumi Ito, Hiroshi Nakai, Okuma Shigenobu, Kuze Yoshihiro & Inoue Kaoru
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Budo Ryu (武道流) Authentic Ninjutsu (忍術) Bujutsu (武術)

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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)
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Authentic Historical Ninjutsu & Traditional Samurai Bujutsu

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35 METHODS OF SRATEGY – HEIHO PART 5

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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

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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

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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

 

 


ANSHU CHRISTA JACOBSON; BUDO RYU SHINOBI KAJUTSU 武道流 忍び火術 – 火遁之術, 火薬術, 火器

This video is a very brief introduction to the kajutsu training within the training halls of the Budo Ryu — School of the Warrior Way.

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)

The majority of Kajutsu (fire techniques) training outside of the historical research from the ancient scrolls of the samurai and ninja; comes from two of the warrior traditions. The two primary traditions within our school that details Kajutsu or “fire techniques” are Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu and Togakure Ryu Ninpo Taijutsu.

In this video you will see that the Budo Ryu beaks down the kajutsu training into 3 areas:

Katon no jutsu (火遁之術) is the section that teacher – evasion, infiltration and deception.

Kayakujutsu (火薬術) is the section that teaches – firearms, explosives and gunpowder.

Kaki (火器) is the section that teaches “fire tools” these are tools that the ninja used on missions that aided them in the art of stealth and use fire, smoke, hot coals and ash.

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