Monthly Archives: September 2010

Kyudo Notebook: Fudeko

I thought I would mention that I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of fudeko, the powder you use on your left hand to keep the amount of friction between your hand and the grip of the bow “just right.” For … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Lessons Hinted

Things didn’t go so well at the taikai, but it was fun nevertheless. One lesson learned is that, if I’m going to stay overnight before one of these things, I should stay in a place where I can actually get … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: That Elusive Balance

So after much trial and error it turns out that I’ve mostly just been getting lazy. I’m still not sure about the clean release, but most of the rest seems to be a matter of putting everything into each shot, … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Waves

Whenever someone points out that I’m shooting well on a particular day, I tell them it’s just the crest of a wave that will inevitably be followed by a trough. Now I’m in one of the troughs, wondering when things … Continue reading

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Kyudo: Internationalization

I heard from one of the teachers that the next international kyudo taikai will be held in France. I guess the idea is that the winners of one taikai become the hosts of the next, and have four years to … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Rain Day

We were supposed to have an enteki taikai today, using the range that is normally reserved for Western archery. There you can shoot from 30, 60, 90, and 120 metres, which is quite a challenge! But it’s outside, and due … Continue reading

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