Kyudo Notebook: Shinsa Questions for Shodan

初段

The Kyudo Kyohon describes this level as “The shape of the shooting and formal movement (taihai) should be suitable for the level of shooting. There should not be disarray in the placing of the arrows.” That’s pretty vague, but you have to take it in the context of the preceding five kyu levels. “No disarray” means that the arrows should hit in more or less the same area, whether that happens to be in the target or not.

    • 2011
      • あなたが弓道を学ぶ目的はなんですか
        Describe your goal for learning Kyudo.
      • 弓道を始めた動機(きっかけ)について述べなさい
        Describe your motivation for beginning Kyudo
      • あなたは弓道をどのような気持ちで学んでいますか
        What sort of feeling do you have when learning kyudo?
      • 「射法八節」の動作を順に書き、「胴造り」について述べなさい
        Write the shaho hassetsu in order, then explain about dozukuri
    • 2010
      • 弓道の修練を通じてどんなことを得ましたか
        What have you gained from your Kyudo training?
      • 弓道場に入るときに心がけていることを書いて下さい
        Explain what you try to keep in mind when entering the dojo
      • 射法八節を列記し、胴造りについて書いて下さい
        List the shaho hassetsu and explain dozukuri
      • 五胴について述べて下さい
        Describe the godō
      • 次の用語にカナをふり、その意味を書いて下さい:甲矢、矢束、揖
        Write the pronunciation of the following Kyudo terms and explain their meaning: haya, yazuka,
    • 2009
      • あなたは、どんな心構えで弓を練習していますか簡単に書いて下さい
        Explain in a simple way your frame of mind during practice
      • 射法八節を列記し胴造りの要点を書きなさい
        List the shaho hassetsu and explain the important points of dozukuri
      • 五胴について述べなさい
        Describe the godō
      • 練習などで道場に入る時に心がけていることを書いて下さい
        Explain what you try to keep in mind when entering the dojo for practice, etc
      • つぎの用語にカナをふり、その意味を書きなさい:蹲踞、矢束、道宝
        Write the pronunciation for each of the following Kyudo terms and explain their meaning: sonkyo, yazuka, dōhō
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One Response to Kyudo Notebook: Shinsa Questions for Shodan

  1. Edward says:

    I will be participating in the Winter Shinsa in Kyoto Nov 24, 2013.
    Here are the 5 Test questions for mushitei to advance to shodan and my best translations.

    1)あなたが弓道を学んで良かったことについて述べなさい。
    Describe what were you glad to learn in Kyudo.

    2)あなたは弓道をどのような気持ちで学んでいますか。
    What sort of feeling do you have when learning Kyudo?

    3)射法八節を列記し、胴造りについて述べなさい。
    List the Shahou Hassetsu and desribe Dozukuri.

    4) 射法八節を列記し、足踏みについて述べなさい。
    List the Shahou Hassetsu and describe Ahibumi.

    5)危険防止について注意している点を述べなさい。
    List items about danger prevention that you should beware.

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