Monthly Archives: June 2012

Kyudo Notebook: Awa Kenzo

Catching up on some reading there’s a very good, short article in this month’s edition of Kyudo magazine. It’s a reprint from 1967, reminiscences by Takeda Yutaka (at that time the head of the ANKF) about his early Kyudo life, … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Renshi Shinsa

It was a good day. 69 people registered. 66 participated. Five made it to the interview and sharei. Two were granted the renshi title. Nerves seemed to play a big role and the effects of experience seemed pretty clear. The … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Go Straight

There’s no tutorial before the shinsa for renshi. I guess if they don’t know what they need to know by that point, they shouldn’t be taking the test! So today it was just open practice for everyone who will test … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Teaching Notes

Meanwhile my teaching assignment has come to an end. I thought it went pretty well but have been thinking about how to make it better. Of course everything depends on the student, but it seems like there are still a … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Shinsa

Well, I hope everyone did well at their testing. The one we had here over the weekend was pretty strict. Nobody passed 4-dan or 5-dan at all, and only two passed 3-dan. Everyone seemed to be having an off day. … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Goals

The weekend taikai didn’t go so well, which I kind of expected. Many things are in flux and I’ve decided that that’s part of the problem. Need to settle down, down, down, and then have the patience to only change … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Bi

Things have been busy. Two taikai have gone by, with another two next week, then another shinsa, and then the chuo-shinsa for renshi. Also I fletched my first arrow, have been working on problem areas and taihai details, and have … Continue reading

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