Monthly Archives: December 2011

Kyudo Notebook: Overwork

Very strange phenomenon at the dojo on Friday. In the morning we had the annual o-soji, the big end-of-year clean-up where everything gets dusted, washed, renewed. Out with the old, ready for the new. It was a national holiday (the … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: International Seminar 2012

Just a quick note to say that the information and application form for the 2012 International Seminar of Budo Culture are now available at their web site. Application deadline is 3 February, however if you want to go through the … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Things

Following up from earlier comments, I went to the Mingeikan in Tokyo today (about a 10 minute walk from Komaga-Todaimae station on the Inokashira line out of Shibuya). At first I reacted more to the building and the grounds than … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: International Seminar of Budo Culture

As I mentioned last time, they’ve announced the 2012 seminar. I got the materials over the weekend. They’re offering instruction in nine different martial arts, both training in one’s own main discipline and the chance to get some small experience … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Hayake Therapy

WordPress has been all but unusable for days. Even now it’s taken 20 minutes just to get to the point where I can write this. I guess it’s showing the stress and strain of popularity! Anyway while I was concerned … Continue reading

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