Monthly Archives: December 2010

Kyudo Notebook: Nobiai

Nobiru!             Nobiru!             Nobiru!             Nobiru!             …

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Kyudo Notebook: Lines

I realized at practice this evening that part of my problem lately has been the most basic of things. I haven’t been standing with my toes on a straight line to the target, but rather somewhat behind. The main reason … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Noushakai / International Seminar

Strangely unsettled at the last taikai for the year. We were having a blizzard so at times it was difficult to even see the targets, but I don’t think that was really a factor. I was shooting too fast, not … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Sharei

Today I accidentally walked into a practice for hitotsu-mato sharei. K-sensei could tell I wanted to join, so even though they were mostly practising the three-person form, we did a four-person version. Afterwards S-sensei mentioned that it was very good … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Correction

Small correction to the post from the tutorial. In yugamae I had a note that, once completed, the bow should be positioned so that someone sitting in front of you could see your face between the bow and the bowstring. … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Examples

I was poking around on various video sites and found a few examples of some of the things mentioned in the tutorial. The first two have come up here before, Satake Mariko (hanshi, 8-dan) in Europe. These clip very clearly … Continue reading

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