Monthly Archives: February 2014

Kyudo Notebook: Modernity

So this is kind of odd. As of April the ANKF is changing the procedure for shooting zassha with four arrows. Up until now people typically lay the arrows down so that the midpoint of the shaft was directly in … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Tenouchi II

I finally had a chance for a practice day since the tenouchi advice. The name of the game is to find a consistent pattern that will produce consistent results. The changes to my tenouchi seem to be positive overall. The … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: #2 Kaizoe Notes

Just some quick notes after being #2 Kaizoe during the yawatashi the other day: When walking, standing need to make sure that the hands are really at the sides, perhaps with the little fingers aligned with the seam of the … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Tenouchi

Just recovering from a weekend tutorial with an overnight at an onsen. The main purpose of the tutorial was actually to build up some strength within Hokkaido for the national competition, so the majority of both days was spent in … Continue reading

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