Monthly Archives: January 2013

Kyudo Notebook: Wide Experience

Many ups and downs. Things were strangely out of balance at practice before the final and that carried over into it, but oh, well. When your friend wins it’s still a win! Then we had another tutorial over the weekend, … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Deciding

Sometimes there’s a strange ambiguity in Kyudo World. We’re all told that, as it says in the Kyudo Kyohon, “nothing is more distasteful in Kyudo than shooting based on this attachment to the act of hitting,” [Japanese, pg. 45, English, … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Instability/Hasshakai

The first taikai of the year was a disaster, at least from a superficial point of view. Toward the end of regular practice the day before my teacher made changes to daisan and kai (all very important things: maintaining the … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Tutorial

Happy New Year! These are my notes from a November tutorial with a respected teacher, hanshi 8-dan. We’ve had this every year for three years now (see 2010, 2011). Compared to previous ones it seemed like this year more attention … Continue reading

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