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 show the slow-fast-slow pace of hikiwake, as well as many other points:

And then I stumbled across this one, Kawamura Mitsuyoshi (hanshi, 8-dan) at what looks like a tutorial similar to ours, only in a warmer place! Photographed from the other side, and shirtless, you can see the flattening of the shoulder blades as well as many of the other points. Notice how little his left hand moves at the release, too:

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