Monthly Archives: January 2012

Kyudo Notebook: Final, Nerves, 6-sun Nobi World

The final went nine rounds and was great: X X O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O X After the eight round I thought to myself, “At this point it doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Mantra

So yesterday we had our monthly mini-taikai, maybe 40 people. Since we’d be shooting without much in the way of breaks, I decided to use my older bow. I did pretty well, tied with my teacher for 1st, and we’ll … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Winter Tutorial

A good tutorial over the weekend. Everyone left exhausted. The emphasis was on taihai because, as recent articles in Kyudo suggest, the ANKF seems to feel that this needs more emphasis. It’s easy to understand why. Most people only have … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Shinnenkai

Well, for me the taikai was a bit of a comedy of errors. Things that were planned and even discussed/rehearsed beforehand didn’t materialize, while many unplanned things did… and often! But since it was a local thing we could all … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: 2012 Asia-Oceania Kyudo Seminar

The dojo reopens today so at last I can practice again. Probably good to have the break to and recover from whatever was going on before, though with all the snow it hasn’t exactly been a vacation! Meanwhile, they’ve announced … Continue reading

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