Monthly Archives: May 2010

Kyudo Notebook: Enteki

Recently I’ve been trying out enteki for the first time. Physically it’s pretty straightforward. Apparently there are two common ways: draw to kai as usual, then lean your torso back to get more elevation at release, or draw the right … Continue reading

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Kyudo as Meditation

People frequently compare kyudo to meditation, and while I think there is something to that, there is also something more. In Zen in the Art of Archery, Eugen Herrigel recounts several conversations with his teacher, Awa Kenzo, in which the … Continue reading

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