Monthly Archives: June 2011

Kyudo Notebook: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Yesterday I was on vacation, so ended up spending seven hours at the dojo. This was, in retrospect, too much. My normal practice time is more like 2-3 hours. But it was fun at the time, and interesting to be … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Kiza

The other day a visitor at the dojo asked me about kiza and if it would ever stop hurting. My honest reply about the last part was, “I sure hope so!” Timing people at the All-Japan taikai I found that … Continue reading

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Kyudo/Buddhist Notebook: Motivation

On the plane home I was thinking about effort and motivation. The teachers say they can tell a lot about a person by watching them shoot, and at the two taikai over the weekend I began to see this. Of … Continue reading

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