Monthly Archives: February 2012

Kyudo Notebook: Yumi Charm

When I was younger I used to travel around alone quite a bit, mostly in the US and Asia. It seemed to me that, as a solo traveller I was more approachable than two (or more) together, so had the … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Kimono Sleeves, Etc

Yesterday we had our practice in kimono. One thing I discovered is that, because my left arm is bare when shooting that way, I need to adjust the way I sight the target at uchiokoshi/daisan slightly otherwise I go too … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Taikai

The taikai went very well except for a dropped arrow, but it leaves me in a somewhat precarious position. I’m hitting, but I know that’s not all I want to do, there is something else. I suppose I’ll just keep … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: France!

J√≥zsef Bereczki pointed out the upcoming special shinsa in France so I just thought I would make a note of it. The details are posted here on the IKYF site (PDF). The latest issue of the Kyudo magazine also had … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Consistency

Very often I’ve had a situation where the haya hits and the ototya misses. I’ve always attributed that to mental factors (thinking about how nice it would be to hit with the second arrow), but yesterday I noticed another component. … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Ready or Not

Oh also, the other day one of my dojo friends (5-dan) was talking to about the upcoming shinsa. He said he thought it was “too soon” for him to try for renshi, but my teacher said a very interesting thing. … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Overdrawing

Changes coming fast and furious, setting aside some of the advice from the previous weekend. Higher uchiokoshi, higher daisan, and then the new point was that I seem to be overdrawing the bow. I don’t have a good visual sense … Continue reading

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