Monthly Archives: November 2011

Kyudo Notebook: Tutorial

This past weekend we had a two-day tutorial. The teacher a real powerhouse, hanshi, 8-dan, who taught last year as well. Strange to think I’ve been writing stuff here for over a year. This time there were about 45 participants … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Drawing Inward

At practice yesterday I started out fast again, and my teacher made sure I knew it. “Your mind, your body, and the bow have to come together” (Sanmai ittai no kai). The method I eventually hit on was that, approaching … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: WordPress

This is really weird. First I wrote the Hayake note, then it disappeared so I wrote a note about that. Now the Hayake note has reappeared and my second note is gone. I wonder what will happen to this one? … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Hayake

What was that line from the Jaws movie? “Just when you thought it was safe?” My shooting is still working itself out in various ways, but for some reason (sum of errors?) I’ve been hitting well. Yesterday was my best … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Culture Day

November 3 was Culture Day, probably my favourite holiday because it’s just the right time in autumn. When I lived in Tokyo I would go to Meiji Jingu and check out different martial arts demonstrations, including yabusame, though I probably … Continue reading

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