Monthly Archives: October 2012

Kyudo Notebook: Diagnosis Confirmed

A while back I mentioned a weird phenomenon that had popped up at a taikai. What I didn’t mention was that we shot rissha there. Yesterday we had an impromptu competition just among the people who happened to be there, … Continue reading

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Review: Yumi Goyomi

Now that I’ve taken the plunge and ordered takeyumi I thought I should re-read 「弓ごよみ」 (Yumi Goyomi), by respected bow-maker 松永重宣 (Matsunaga Shigenobu) (kyoushi, 8-dan at the time of publication), and learn more. The book is a collection of columns … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Some Improvement

Things went better at today’s practice. Some things to note: It seems better to have a somewhat wider ashibumi regardless of which window I’m using. Need to measure and see if, in fact, I’d simply been too narrow before. Experiments … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Getting There…

Things are becoming more stable now, but there are a lot of points I need to explore and work on. Occasionally everything feels “just right” and I’m confident that the arrow will go well. Most of the time, though, it’s … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Cold Weather Kyudo

With temperatures dropping into single digits overnight we put the snow wall up yesterday. It changes the way things feel and I miss the open vista from the shajo, but it makes a big difference. I thought I’d post something … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Shinsa, Lost, Yumi

So our autumn shinsa has come and gone. Most of my friends who were testing didn’t fare so well, but like the Olympics, you train and train and then that’s the one day, the one chance in four years, and … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: 2nd Asia-Oceania Kyudo Seminar

The second Asia-Oceania Kyudo Seminar has been announced. It will be in Nagoya, April 12-14 plus a special (optional) international shinsa on April 15. The seminar is open to members of the Kyudo Association of New Zealand, the Taiwan Kyudo … Continue reading

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