Monthly Archives: July 2010

Review: Waza wo Kiwameru Kyudo

Since I just mentioned this book I thought I would write a little more about it, because it’s kind of unusual. The author, Takayanagi Noriaki (kyudo 5-dan) holds a 9-dan rank in (Western) archery, and has coached many winning teams, … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Possible Solution

Last night I was thinking about the way the left hand jumps right at release. In the end the issue may be the bone structure of my left arm and the way I am holding it in kai. Another kyudo … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: All Together Now

Oh, and bringing both things together, I was thinking about how much effort is needed to create the causes to make something positive happen. You see that in kyudo practice, where you have to very diligently set up all of … Continue reading

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Causes

On another subject, I got a letter from R containing a copy of a teaching transcript. They’re studying Chandrakirti’s Supplement to the Middle Way, and this was from a lecture on the Svatantrika view. This in turn led me to … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: 大きく、大きく

Yesterday very few people were practising, so I had some time to slow down and experiment. Also there was a mirror set up, and I was surprised to find that stretching high in uchiokoshi (but keep the arms rounded) and … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Daisan

Heat! Humidity! You’d think we were in Tokyo. Yesterday my teacher was trying to help me with the whole tenouchi/daisan complex. He says I’m being “small,” which I take to mean both literally “drawing small” compared to my size, and … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Missing

So after a couple of months of hitting the target consistently, the tide has turned, but pattern has become so familiar now that it’s not bothering me much. My teacher is helping me with the tenouchi problem and so things … Continue reading

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