Monthly Archives: April 2014

Kyudo Notebook: Nagoya 2014 (5) 美

For all that I learned and experienced in Nagoya the conversation that remains with me most deeply and unexpectedly was with TSH, a friend from Taiwan who I met for the first time the day before the seminar began. After … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Nagoya 2014 (4) Advice

Since fundamentally this blog is just my kyudo notebook, I want to note down the advice I received from the different teachers. Sometimes when you go to these tutorials you get so much different advice from different teachers that it … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Nagoya 2014 (3) Muscles

One of the best series of general instructions in our group had to do with the the need to build strength and train one’s muscles. Usami-sensei asked us how many times a week we practised, and how many arrows we … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Nagoya 2014 (2) Kaizoe Notes

First some follow-up notes to the earlier post about second kaizoe. Preparation If you can, wear either the stretchy tabi or perhaps ones that are a bit loose. This makes it easier to maintain the sonkyo position. Likewise the less … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Nagoya 2014 (1)

Just back from the seminar/shinsa in Nagoya. As mentioned, this year they divided the event into two halves, first a seminar/shinsa for people practising in Europe and the Americas, then a second seminar/shinsa for those practising in Asia, Oceania, and … Continue reading

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