Monthly Archives: August 2011

Kyudo Notebook: Wake Up!

Things are settling down now, but it’s hard to put into words. There is the higher/closer position at daisan, which turns out to be less exaggerated than I thought, in part because my arms are long enough to make it … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Too High

Taikai over the weekend at a town near here. The dojo is beautiful, using the “borrowed scenery” technique from Japanese gardens. I should have taken a picture (sorry). This was a dan-betsu event, so everybody was competing only with people … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Enteki

Today was the enteki taikai at our dojo, but just as with last year, it was a rain-in, which is to say, instead of being outside, we moved inside to the regular dojo and used coloured 36cm targets from 30 … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Phenomena

Yesterday was interesting. With the students on summer vacation, the people coming to the dojo are mainly the hard core, and we get more time with the teachers. The main thing I’m being told to work on is zanshin, which … Continue reading

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Quotes

With the previous post I’m starting something new. I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately, focused on people who I find inspirational because I find that a lot of the people I run into these days are spending much … Continue reading

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Quote: Net Worth

The value of a man, however, should be seen in what he gives and not in what he has been able to receive. We come into this world with nothing. Everything that we accumulate during our lives is received, directly … Continue reading

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