Monthly Archives: July 2011

Kyudo Notebook: Gadgetry

On Tuesday one of my dojo-mates showed up with a small tablet computer running an Android application called YumiReco that let her track hits/misses and other information. It seemed pretty well done. One feature is that you can graph your … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: 自分との戦い

Things seem better with the changes to daisan (again). The two issues are the need to have a balanced release left and right, and to avoid releasing too early. To accomplish the first part I’m trying to sort of “turn … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Dark Cloud, Silver Lining

The taikai did not go well, but the silver lining was that K先生 offered to stay afterwards and help me work out the problem. The root of it is that I’m still relying too much on my hands for the … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Unsettled

Rain, rain, heat, heat, rain, rain. You’d think this was Honshu. My shooting has been kind of unsettled. Yesterday S先生 was watching and suggested that I had a tenouchi problem, specifically not enough strength in the middle finger of my … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Connection

Keeping the left shoulder down is good. Often it leads to remarkable consistency in placement of the arrows, in one case the otoya even hitting the haya (ouch). But I’m still finding it difficult to adjust, though. For one thing … Continue reading

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