“Regardless of class, a person who does something beyond his social standing will at some point commit mean or cowardly acts. In the lower classes there are even people who will run away. One should be careful with menials and the like.” – Yamamoto Tsunetomo; 1659-1719
All samurai (bushi) understand that there are hateful and mean people in society that will do anything to tear another down. This can come in all forms from and in the modern day we see: racism, prejudices, sexist, hate crimes, slander, online bullying, lying, cheating, rape, theft and assassination.
As practitioners of Budo, we need to recognize this and clearly see the difference between truth and fact and act appropriately to the situation.
If they are not samurai, than there is no need to show them your fighting technique, as one only fights in the last resort. A samurai you would never let a coward who is not face to face in front of you, get to you. All samurai understand, no person, place, thing or idea is strong enough to get in your head, unless you are weak enough to let them.
I hope that you understand today’s lesson and can see my interpretation of this wonderful classic text on samurai bujutsu.
Thank you all for your support!
Take care, be safe and good luck in your journey of Budo.
“A samurai is a man who remains consistently undistracted twenty four hours a day, whether he is in the presence of his master or in public, If one is careless during his rest period, the public will see him as being only careless.”
Yamamoto Tsunetomo; 1659-1719
This is some of the video footage from our Eishin-ryu Kuden Event for the month of December 2011. In the training of this event we looked at the basic fundamentals of Japanese swordsmanship and the samurai method of iaijutsu.
Eishin-ryu Iaijutsu 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!
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 Ryu – School 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
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