Monthly Archives: July 2012

Kyudo Notebook: Timing

The taikai was good but unfortunately there weren’t enough people working so I got drafted and spent the whole event doing the hit-miss scoring from the target side, which made it difficult to observe. One interesting thing I discovered is … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Patience

So things went pretty well at practice today. The tiny little change in the angle of the right hand at torikake rippled through and created noticeable differences throughout. Sometimes it felt a little odd but other times rock-solid stable. Kind … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Struggle

It’s been quite a struggle since the taikai on July 1st, when something seemed “wrong” about the way my right hand was working from torikake all the way to zanshin. It’s not the hand itself that is the problem but … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: More on Kiza

WordPress has this interesting feature where it tells you the search terms that brought people to your page. A surprisingly common one has been kiza. Well, maybe it’s not so surprising! It hurts everybody, even the hanshi, though they don’t … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Maku Mousou

There was another excellent article by Takeda-sensei in the May issue. His main theme in the three-part series was that Kyudo (really each arrow) is a creative act that requires an undivided or unified spirit. For him this phrase, 莫妄想 … Continue reading

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