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Self Empowerment – Anshu Christa Jacobson

21st Soke Tomo-ryu; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Picture taken: 11.2011
Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain; 1835-1910

I love this quote, and it is how I live my life. Many times I get emails from people that are not students of the Budo Ryu that ask questions like; what does your students think about training with a woman? What do they think about your modeling and nude art? It is like you can feel that they want to make sure that they “fit in” or “agree on” the same things as the people here in the dojo. My only question to them is why? What do you think? That is all that matters.

I think they (my students here) see me more like another mom; you know? Honestly I think that they would all tell you that they do not think about any of those things because they never come up in training.

I know the world sees the modeling, the makeup, artistic nude photography, etc, etc. But I just be myself; not trying to impress anyone, just teach the arts in the hombu. I tell all of my kids, they need to live their life to be happy. Happiness is different for us all. They know that I love modeling, fashion, poetry, brush art, sports as well as artistic nude modeling / photography; it is part of who I am and what makes me happy. So they accept my hippie ass as part of who I am just as I accept all of what they do to make themselves happy as part of which they are. This too is a major lesson in budo, acceptance. Accept the fact that people are different, and even if they are not like you, accept that you cannot change that, and love them for who they are, not hate them for who they are not.

All of us look for self-empowerment, to be able to stand up and live our life the way that we want to be happy, but to do this you have to stay away from the things and people that are tearing you down and belittling your ambitions. Small people try to do that, but the really great ones are the ones that want to help you become what it is that you aspire to be, so do not surround yourself with people that are trying to tear you down, these people who are saying that it cannot be done, should not interrupt the ones that are doing it. Today live your life, don’t just be alive. There is a difference.

Thank you all for your support.

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

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those that mind, do not matter, those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
Headmistress of the Budo RyuSchool of the Warrior Way
Chief Editor of the Shinobi no Mono Magazine

Happiness In Life

Happiness in Life

Soke Tomo-ryu; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken: 10.18.2011
After class at the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Hombu.

Yesterday’s classes at the Hombu Dojo made me realize how lucky I am to be able to do what I love to do everyday and make a living at it. I mean that is everyone’s dream isn’t it? To be able to do what you love to do, express who you are to the world and make a living doing it? The unfortunate thing is that not many get this opportunity or maybe,… not many are willing to take the chance.

It was said once by Confucius “Choose a job that you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. He was right. I get the pleasure of everyday waking up and spending the rest of the day dedicated to the authentic ninjutsu and traditional samurai bujutsu and help teach the martial arts to the students of the Budo Ryu Ninjutsu Dojo.

Sure; there is work that has to be done; we make video downloads, shinobi no mono magazine, DVD’s for the Ninjutsu Super Store, and uploads and updates to the Budo Ryu Online Dojo as well as keeping in contact with all of our students and supports with our myspace page, facebook page and youtube channel. The greatest part that I find with what I do is that I never get frustrated at all because of what I am doing, I always feel like I want to do more than what I have; and to me that is a good thing!

You only have one life to live, live it to be happy, and don’t be scared to be yourself, that is what is going to really make you happy. Happiness starts within and then it is expressed outward. Just like art.

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“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique” – Walt Disney

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


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


BUDO RYU – Kodachi 小太刀, Shinobigatana 忍刀, Iaijutsu 居合術

In this training event we looked at the Kodachi (小太刀) or short sword fighting skills from the Tenjin-ryu (天神流) and the Tomo-ryu (戸猛流). We also looked at many of the kata from the Togakure-ryu Shinobigatana (戸隠流忍刀). Towards the end of the training session we looked at various methods of Iaijutsu (居合術) with the Kodachi (小太刀).

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

Take Care, Be Safe & 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 – Guerrilla Warfare

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken – 8.25.2011
GUERRILLA WARFARE

“The Guerrilla fights the war of the flea, and his military enemy suffers the dogs disadvantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiquitous and agile an enemy to come to grips with. If the war continues long enough – this is the theory – the dog succumbs to exhaustion and anaemia without ever having found anything on which to close his
jaws or rake with his claws.”

ROBERT TABER
War of the Flea
The Study of Guerrilla Warfare & Theory
Paladin Press 1970

I hope that you all enjoy the lesson!

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


MONOMI – Shinobi Hand Torch

Soke Christa Jacobson

 

MONOMI – Shinobi Hand Torch
Photo above: Anshu with a “Monomi” or ninja scouting hand torch.

When on a night mission within a residence or building, the Shinobi had a small hand torch that they used to be able to see within or to see into. This would help aid in “stealing in”. It was small, easily concealable and just as easy to put out in case they felt they were seen.

Split a cedar board to get a piece of 4 or 5 Sun (12 or 15 cm). Apply a little sulphur on the tip and hold it out. This is called Monomi Scouting Torch and used by the shinobi to look inside a window or a knothole.

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Information comes the Shinobi sections of the Gunpo Jiyoshu Scrolls; by Ogasawara Saku’un Katsuzo (1612)

If you are interested in buying this book, this translation is found in the book “true ninja traditions” here:
http://www.amazon.com/Ninp​iden-True-Ninja-Traditions​-Scroll/dp/1604818301/ref=​sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310733​316&sr=8-1
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The lesson today comes from my own personal collection and study of these documents. I hope that this helps with all of your training! 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


Goshiki mai – Five Colored Rice of the Ninja

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

GOSHIKI-MAI

Secret Messages were conveyed with the use of elaborate codes that would be overlooked by anyone but the recipient. The ninja’s ploy included rice grains dyed different colors (goshiki-mai) as well as knotted rope (yuinawa-moji) as well as letters that only their allies could understand.

In understanding the “Goshiki-mai” (Five-color rice) Rice grains were dyed blue, yellow, red, black or purple and arranged in different combinations or patterns. With this technique, the ninja could make over 100 different codes.

There is a new Historical Ninjutsu video being released this week on this topic from myself and Antony Cummins that you can all see and understand these old methods of secretly passing information.

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The lesson today comes from my own personal collection and study of these documents. I hope that this helps with all of your training! 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 – Purpose of the Martial Arts

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

PURPOSE OF THE MARTIAL ARTS
(Taken from the upcoming book from the Budo Ryu Kai)

To understand the purpose of the martial arts training we have to understand the goal towards training; Self-Enlightenment, Self-Empowerment, Self-Defense and Self- Protection of oneself and loved ones.

I was once told of an old story of these two master swords man who were closer than brothers. They both mastered the way of the sword, and prepared to start their journey of Musha Shugyo (武者修行). They were going to be separate for many years. So they met one day on the opposite side of this creek, and they agreed that they would re-unite at the same place, at the same date, twelve years later.

Twelve years later, at that date they found that the rain and the course of nature had changed that creek to a large raging water stream so there is no way that they can meet at the exact same place. As one of the samurai determined to live up to his vow and to show his incredible level of skill that he amassed over the twelve years. He took a running jump and leaped over the deadly current of the rushing water, safely on the other side. The other samurai walked upstream and hired a boatman to get row him across safely to meet his close friend.

The skills that one man spent 12 years of training and refining was duplicated effortlessly with a few pennies. Similarly if your goal is only to “win” or “kill”, than we can just buy a gun rather than investing years of training. This is why students of Budo need to understand that Budo is not just about winning. Next we need to understand that winning is more than just defeating your enemy, it is about perfecting yourself – your personal character – as well as your skills as a martial artist.

In Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu (英信流居合術); one of the seven warrior traditions of the Budo Ryu, there is a saying: Kachi wa saya no naka ni ari (Victory comes while the sword is still in the scabbard) physical skills alone no matter how highly developed are not enough. There is always someone more skillful or someone with a dirty trick that will leave you unprepared. But attitude is better than aptitude in actual combat.

Without having a strong warrior spirit, courage and determination a high level of skill is useless. So the purpose of training in Budo is to develop the mind and spirit of a warrior and such a strength of character that it wins a battle before it begins. This takes years of training to do. These skills also lead to the ability to rid your self of and not respond to hate, slander, anger, fear, selfishness and jealousy as they are counter productive and self-destructive. Simply put frustration is the first sign of mental weakness. Those that get so frustrated that they have to say and do negative things are clearly mentally weak, and as a warrior and a practitioner of budo, you should not concern yourself with this action as this will also lead you off of true path of Budo.

“Kachi wa saya no naka ni ari”
(Victory comes while the sword is still in the scabbard)

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 – Dreams

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Good Morning, I hope that you all have a wonderful day and achieve the things today that you have always dreamed of! 🙂 —- Remember dreams do come true, if you don’t wake up! 😉

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 – Illusion

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

Photo Taken – 6.23.2011
Illusion,…

Illusion of Separation; How many wars have been started from a need for one side to be “right” and to make the other “wrong.”

Ancient cultures talk of our connection to each other, yet we treat each other with such little regard. They teach that when you go beneath the surface of “man” you find the true essence of who we are, intertwined at the deepest most fundamental way.

This is the only way to bring true happiness, look inside and find the answers. The problem is people do not want to look on the inside, because the inside is where they keep all of their pain, and fear. So they turn to others for answers, they assume that the one that is talking is right, this in itself is an illusion.

It is quite possible that the one that is not talking just teaching, is actually saying more than the one that is talking.

The body has 7 Chakra. Chakra are said to be “force centers” or whorls of energy permeating, from a point on the physical body and are considered the focal points for the reception and transmission of energies.

The “Light” chakra, located in the center of the forehead deals with insight, but is blocked by illusion.

This chakra helps you gain knowledge, but it is blocked by things that “you think” is right. This is an illusion. You think that your opinion is correct, when in truth, it is not. It is something that you came up with, formulated some reason for thinking that it is real, when in fact, it is not, it is false thought that you bring into yourself.

The greatest illusion in the martial arts, is the illusion of the five elements, and how they are separate. The things that you think are different, are actually one in the same.

If you open your mind, and think, you will see that all of the elements are connected. Even metal is simply earth, just refined.

Don’t be dis-connected from the things that gives you the most joy in your life, spend more time with the ones that give you the most joy. This is another way of opening the chakra and enjoying your life.

If you know that ‘this’ is going to place you in a bad mood, than don’t do “this”,.simply do and be around those that make you happy and a better person.

Not for sure if anyone of you understood the lesson today, but if at least one person out there, understands, than at least I touched the life of one.

Thanks for reading today’s lesson. Be safe my friends.

I hope that this helps you today as well as your training.

Take Care, Be Safe &
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 – Sunshine

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken – 6.22.2011
Sunshine,…

Yesterday I went to the park to enjoy the day. It was such a beautiful day, so I figured I would make the best of it and figure out a way for me to get things done while enjoying the sunshine.

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“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
Dalai Lama

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I had quite a few emails so I decided instead of answering them on the internet (because I hate typing) that I would get the camera and go down to the lake and just answer the emails there.

I was a wonderful time, the emails were great too with many compliments and questions about training with the Budo Ryu I sat there and answered the emails for about 45 mins, till my battery ran down. I will get this video up and published on the website so that you all can see it as well!

(I will warn you the wind was really bad, so some sections you might not hear me that well).

I needed to get work done, but still wanted to enjoy nature and the day. Happiness is what we are all looking for. Do what you can do to make yourself happy, at the end of the day, that is all that we have.

Happiness and love helps you see things clearly, Hate and revenge clouds your vision.

It was said that hate is like a double edge blade, as you cast it on the people around you, you are also cutting yourself with it as well.

Remember that Budo is not about being better than anyone else. It is about being better than what you were yesterday, and if you are not in balance, if you are not happy, you cannot help others become happy.

I hope that this helps you today as well as your training.

Take Care, Be Safe &
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


Tomo Ryu Shinobijutsu – 2010 DVD – 武道流 – 戸猛流忍術 – 忍び- 古流 武 術

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

NEW TOMO RYU SHINOBIJUTSU DVD!
武道流 – 戸猛流忍術 – 忍び- 古流 武 術

VIEW THE FREE VIDEO PROMO & PURCHASE HERE!

SCENE SELECTIONS
Chapter 1   – PLAY ALL
Chapter 2   – TOMO RYU SHINOBI INTRO
Chapter 3   – TAIJUTSU (unarmed combat)
Chapter 4   – KUSARIGAMA (sickle and chain)
Chapter 5   – TAIHENJUTSU (body movement skills a.k.a taisabaki)
Chapter 6   – YORUJUTSU (night fighting)
Chapter 7   – SHINOBI IRI (stealth walking)
Chapter 8   – SEISHITEKI KYOYO (spiritual refinement)
Chapter 9   – KENJUTSU (swordsmanship)
Chapter 10 – ZETSUMEIJUTSU (assassination)
Chapter 11 – REFLECTIONS (review)

VIEW THE FREE VIDEO PROMO & PURCHASE HERE!

I HOPE THAT YOU ALL ENJOY THE NEW DVD! 

Take Care, Be Safe and good luck in your journey 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 – Warrior Guardian Deity

Soke Christa Jacobson
Photo Taken – 6.2.2011
Warrior Guardian Deity

There was a militant side to Japanese Buddhism. Many monasteries were fortified and had standing armies. These measures began as protective measures against brigands and marauding armies but over time led to the sects becoming like feudal states, sometimes with large armies controlling entire provinces.

In almost every Buddhist country, the temple gates are guarded by two or more fearsome figures.

There are explanations for this. One understanding is that anyone who tries to enter the temple with a burden of negativity will find him- or herself unable to get past the guardians. Leave it all outside, they say, and enter with a pure heart.

In some countries, like Japan, the figures have a further feature. The Japanese “Ni-O” (“Two Kings”) are depicted one with his mouth open, the other with his mouth closed. A popular interpretation of this is that they are signifying “A” and “Un,” the two sounds which make up the Japanese pronunciation of the “sacred syllable” Om. Better, though, is another idea, based in the concept of duality.

The Two Kings, they say, represent the two aspects of In and Yo (yin and yang in Chinese philosophy). Further, they represent two of Buddhism’s great “evils”: Fear and Desire. Mister “A,” he with the open mouth, is the “IN” receptive, but he is also Desire, opening up for anything he can get. Mister “Un,” then, is the closed-mouthed passive “YO”, but also the one who lives in Fear, shutting out the possibility of any new opportunities.

“IN” is no good without “YO”. And the extremes of Fear and Desire prevent one from living a full life. And so it is only the one who can pass through the Middle, between IN and YO, get past Fear and Desire, who is eligible to seek the Buddha.

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“Avoid evil; do good; purify the heart.”
– Buddha

I hope that you enjoy today’s lesson, and I hope that it helps you with your training. 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 – Guardian Lion

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken – 6.2.2011
Guardians Lion – Protector

Chinese guardian lions, known also as Imperial guardian lions, shishi lions, or stone lions (石獅, Pinyin: Shíshī) in Chinese art and often (incorrectly) called “Foo Dogs” in the West, are a common representation of the lion in pre-modern China. They are believed to have powerful mythic protective powers that has traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220).

In Japan: the lion figures are known as Komainu (狛犬・高麗犬, lit Korea dogs) possibly due to their introduction to Japan through Korea.

The lions are always created in pairs, with the male holding the world in his hand and the female with holding a cub. They occur in many types of Chinese pottery and in Western imitations. In the photo above, the lion is a female holding her cub in her left leg.

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“The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.”

Sun Tzu

I hope that you enjoy today’s lesson, and I hope that it helps you with your training. 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 – Darkness

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson

Photo Taken – 6.2.2011

“Just as the ninja operated in the shadows centuries ago in Japan, a new master of the art again comes from the darkness. Training you has been my greatest accomplishment, and it is clear the student has surpassed her master.”

Kobayashi Ichiro; 20th Soke Tomo Ryu
(The day he awarded Anshu Menkyo Kaiden & Sokeship)

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“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett
(“Terry” Pratchett – English Novelist)

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Art is the desire of a person express them self, to display and share the reactions of their personality to the world.

In this photo I wanted to use the contrast of the room so that people would look at the arts behind me, yet keeping my body / silhouette directly of the middle of the picture, to help with the “IN / YO” of the photograph.

Just as the screen behind me shows the dramatic difference between tiger and dragon, the photo also shows the contrast between light and dark. This in itself is also a major lesson of ninjutsu.

The screen behind me was painted by Kano Tanyu in the edo period (1602-1674) The piece is called Dragon and Waves; Tiger among the Bamboo.

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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – LIVE YOUR LIFE!

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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


Anshu Christa Jacobson – The Eye of the Warrior

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Anshu Christa Jacobson - Eyes of the Warrior

Bushi no Me – “Eyes of the Samurai”
(sight and insight)

A warrior does not see things in an ordinary way. A warrior has trained their mind and spirit to process the impulses from a highly refined manner. A warrior does not focus on one thing, but sees one thing.

To the warrior, the ideas of “eye sight” and “sight” are different, there are many different methods of sight and insight with a warrior.

NIKUGEN (Naked Eye)
TENGEN (Neutral Eye)
EGEN (Interpretive Eye)
SHINGEN / HOGEN (Compassionate Eye)

The training for all methods of warrior sight and insight for the samurai is called “Bushi no men Rensho” The complete understanding of these concepts will be found in Chapter Three of Budo Ryu Kai; School of War. This book details all of the fundamentals of the Budo Ryu Kai as well as the fundamentals and basics of all Budo.

This book is a must have for any practitioner of the Japanese martal arts and is to be released later this year!

I hope that you all enjoy the 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 – Autograph

Soke Christa Jacobson

Soke; Anshu Christa Jacobson signing and autograph

Photo Taken – 5.21.2011
Me Signing and Autograph

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“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
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Every time that this happens I am shocked, but humbled and honored.

If anyone was to tell me in 2004 (when I started the Budo Ryu) that the Budo Ryu would have over 9,000 students; 22 schools all around the world and I would be a recognized name with the art of ninjutsu, I would have laughed and said that you were crazy.

But all of that did happen and I would not have gotten to where I am or my school is without a strong supporting cast and fan base! I owe all of my success to my students and all of the people that support me. There are hundreds of thousands of great masters of the arts all over the world that is teaching the arts,..yet my school keeps growing and growing. And I could not have had any of this success without my wonderful students, strong supporting cast and a strong fan base, thank you all for the support.

I am truly humbled (bow)

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

Anshu Christa Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
Founder of the Budo Ryu Online University
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu – School of War
Soke / Inheritor of the Tomo Ryu Tradition
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 – Fun Thoughts

Anshu Christa Jacobson

 

“I don’t mind living in a man’s world,…
As long as I can be a woman in it!”

— Marilyn Monroe